The International Olympic Committee takes measures to prevent gambling

The Committee has chosen a London-based firm, Genius Sports, to watch for suspicious gambling on the Games, which might lead to cheating in the competition.

Fanduel granted a UK license

The UK Gambling Commission has awarded the daily fantasy sports operators with a license to operate in the country.

Las Vegas Sands wins appeal against businessman Richard Suen

The Supreme Court of Nevada reversed a judgment against Las Vegas Sands Corporation introduced by Hong Kong businessman Richard Suen and his Round Square Company consultancy.

Ladbrokes Coral

CMA confirms shop closure requirement for Ladbrokes-Coral deal

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority has confirmed that Ladbrokes and Gala Coral must sell around 350-400 shops in order to complete their planned merger.

UnionPay

Illegal UnionPay transactions in Macau reach €239 million in 2016

Authorities are reporting that the number of unauthorised transactions using cards from the mainland China’s bank has almost doubled in the first half of 2016.

EveryMatrix closed a successful semester

The first half of the year brought EveryMatrix several partnerships across the world and an exclusive prize.

TransAct announces further presentation

TransAct will present its Epicentral system at the 2016 Casino Marketing & Technology Conference.

Poker games may be allowed in Kerala soon

Members of the All India Gambling Federation met the Kerala government calling for a revision to the existing norms on gambling.

Belgium approves VAT for gaming

Lotteries and land-based casinos are exempted from the new tax.

Major Union backs AC’s strike

The most extensive organisation for employees’ representation promoted a petition against Taj Mahal casino.

Russia

Russia wants to label Bitcoin as foreign currency

Depending on how soon all involved parties can come to an agreement, the law proposal will be submitted to the Duma by the end of 2016.

William Hill releases first virtual racing in Las Vegas

The renowned British sportsbook will operate virtual racing services at two casinos in Las Vegas.