Isle of Man eGaming companies shortlisted for 2016 B2B Awards

The annual EGR B2B Awards, now in their seventh year, celebrate excellence in a range of e-Gaming disciplines, including payments, software and IT. Alfred Cannan MHK, the Department Member with responsibility for e-Gaming said: ‘The island’s eGaming sector has grown from strength to strength, with eGaming and eBusiness totalling around 25 per cent of national[…]

Lithuania blacklists blocked online gambling websites

The Gaming Control Authority under the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Lithuania has announced that it has blocked further online gambling websites that do not adhere to new regulations introduced in the country earlier this year. In January, the Lithuanian regulator pledged to take “strict legal action” against operators that organise remote gambling[…]

New .BET Domain Now Available to the Public

DUBLIN–Afilias, a leading domain registry operator, announces public availability today for the new “dot BET” or .BET top level domain. .BET domains immediately convey that a site’s content is related to betting and is perfect for marketing as it is short and easy to remember. When reaching a global audience, .BET is the Internet address[…]

ONLINE GAMING BAN IN PORTUGAL LEADS POKER PLAYERS TO EMIGRATE

A report from Portuguese newspaper Diário de Noticias (DN) states that in the last six months, and as part of the enforcement of a new law, Portuguese authorities have closed 86 websites dedicated to online casino games, namely Poker. The same report states that this “crack-down” on online gaming has already led to at least[…]

Isle of Man To Grow E-Gaming Sector With Work Permit Waivers

In a bid to grow its e-gaming sector, the Isle of Man has announced that it is to exempt certain workers employed in the IT sector from work permit requirements. The exemption will apply only to employment lasting at least 12 months and to individuals earning a salary of more than GBP25,000 (USD36,350) per year.[…]

The End Is Near for Online Gambling in Costa Rica

In the last few years, the online gambling industry of Costa Rica has experienced one major upheaval after another. On one hand, there’s the overzealous law enforcement and prosecutorial actions taken by the United States; on the other hand, powerful lobby groups are slandering Internet gaming and wagering operations in Costa Rica for the purpose[…]