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IoM To Appoint Business Development Experts

by Jason Gorringe,, London

Thursday, February 14, 2013

The Isle of Man's Department for Economic Development has proposed the appointment of a Head of e-Gaming and two new Business Development managers specializing in financial services, to drive the growth of the local economy. Read Full Story


Bahamians Shun Taxed Gambling Proposals

by Amanda Banks,, London

Friday, February 1, 2013

Plans to legalize the provision of taxed gambling services to residents of The Bahamas through so-called 'web shops,' and to launch a national state-run lottery, have been rejected following a public referendum held on January 28. Read Full Story


Antigua To Retaliate Against US In Gambling Dispute

by Glen Shapiro,, New York

Thursday, January 31, 2013

In a long-running dispute, which began in 2003 following measures introduced by the United States affecting the cross-border supply of gambling and betting services, Antigua and Barbuda has this week been granted authorization by the World Trade Organization to retaliate by suspending its obligations to the US in respect of the Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights agreement. Read Full Story


Industry Planning Greek Gambling Regime Challenge

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Thursday, January 24, 2013

In a letter to the Greek President, the Prime Minister and the Minister for Finance, the Remote Gambling Association has warned of the legal avenues its members may pursue if the government does not amend the proposed Greek gambling regime to bring it into line with European Union and Greek domestic law. Read Full Story


US Fires Back In Antiguan Gambling Spat

by Leroy Baker,, New York

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

The United States has warned Antigua and Barbuda not to pursue compensation agreed by the World Trade Organization following a 2004 ruling against US laws prohibiting the provision of online gambling services to the United States market. Read Full Story


UK Legislates For Remote Gambling Overhaul

by Jason Gorringe,, London

Monday, December 10, 2012

The UK government has published long-anticipated draft legislation which will introduce new licensing requirements on offshore gambling operators and regulate gambling services provided to UK consumers on a point of consumption basis, rather than on the current place of supply basis. Offshore operators will also be expected to contribute to the cost of regulating gambling in the UK by paying more tax. Read Full Story


EU Urged To Challenge Greek Gambling Legislation

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Friday, November 30, 2012

The Remote Gambling Association and the European Gaming and Betting Association have asked the European Commission to investigate whether Greek legislation governing Greece's online gambling sector contravenes European Union law. Read Full Story


Isle Of Man Readies Machine Games Duty

by Jason Gorringe,, London

Monday, November 26, 2012

The Isle of Man government has announced that businesses must now register for the payment of Machine Games Duty, a new excise duty on the takings of certain machine games, to be levied from February 1, 2013. Read Full Story


European Union Plans Stricter Rules On Remote Gambling

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Thursday, October 25, 2012

The Remote Gambling Association has welcomed the completion of a European Union Green Paper, 'Towards a comprehensive European Framework for online gambling', which proposes to enhance the safeguards in place to protect consumers, mitigate match-fixing and money laundering, and challenge member states' regimes that infringe EU law. Read Full Story


Antigua And Barbuda Demands Justice In US Trade Dispute

by Amanda Banks,, London

Friday, October 19, 2012

The government of Antigua and Barbuda and the territory's remote gaming industry are to collaborate in an attempt to resolve a decade-long dispute with the United States following its failure to abide by numerous rulings from the World Trade Organization in favour of the islands. Read Full Story



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