Author: Peter Flynn

Understanding the Casino Sector in Macau

Macau has started research to understand the gambling sector of the city. Multiple projects aim to establish a baseline about the existing economic climate as well as potential future developments that would affect casinos and gambling infrastructure throughout Macau. One study was initiated at the beginning of December in order to inform future policy decisions…

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NYX Gaming Group Acquires Amaya Subsidiaries Chartwell and Cryptologic

Las Vegas-based NYX Gaming Group, to whom Canada's Amaya Gaming granted the "right-of-first-offer" to purchase its subsidiary Amaya Inc., announced that the acquisition deal is to push through. Amaya Inc. is the business-to-business (B2B) segment of the Amaya Group that manages the Canadian gaming company's Cryptologic and Chartwell Technology subsidiaries. Widely recognized as one of…

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OPAY’s Neteller Now Accepting Bitcoin for Online Gambling Transactions

Following the announcement of its bid to takeover payment processing rival Skrill, Optimal Payments (OPAY), the leading global provider of payment processing services, has added the bitcoin cryptocurrency to its broad list of available payment options. Through an agreement struck with bitcoin provider and payment processor BitPay Inc., OPAY's e-wallet and online global payment processing…

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RAWA Gets a Hearing but Supporters’ Testimonies Failed to Impress Committee Members

The Restore America's Wire Act (RAWA), which aims to force a federal prohibition against all forms of Internet gambling, received a hearing last Wednesday from the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations. Contrary to what RAWA supporters had hoped to elicit, the hearing saw lawmakers belonging to both parties, raise concerns…

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Mr. Green Online Casino Gets Nod of Italian Gaming Regulator

Scandinavian gaming company Mr. Green & Co. has announced that initiatives to launch online gambling operations in Italy through its newly acquired subsidiary MyBet Italia, will push through as planned. The notification came around last Monday (March 23, 2015) after the Amministrazione Autonoma dei Monopoli di Stato (AAMS) granted approval to Mr. Green Limited's petition…

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