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Latin America News Roundup

By James Marrison

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James Marrison

According to reports surfacing in local media, the government could soon green-light online betting on local soccer matches, but offshore operators will not be invited to bid for a license. Under current rules, only a very small number of local interactive betting sites are permitted to offer their services...

What's Shakin', Mar. 2014

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In this month's What's Shakin', Aristocrat announces leadership structure changes, AGEM announces seven new members, Hoosier Park Racing & Casino shows continued focus on customer service with Kai™ from Acres 4.0, Bally Technologies announces exclusive enterprise-wide systems agreement and more...

European News Roundup

By James Marrison

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James Marrison

Plans to build a EuroVegas in Spain have finally been abandoned by casino and resort operator Las Vegas Sands. Rumors had been circulating that the project had run into difficulty and that Spain might lose out on the €18 billion EuroVegas project after growing speculation that the project would be better located outside of Spain. This came after financial information services Fitch Ratings advised...

European News Roundup

By James Marrison

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James Marrison

In a major decision that has been widely hailed by the online gaming industry, the European Commission (EC) has filed formal charges against six member states for their failure to adhere to European law when it comes to gaming. The governments of Belgium, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Lithuania, Poland and Romania have all received letters from the EC demanding that they change gambling legislation so that they...

The New $100 Bill

By Don Logay

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Don Logay

The Federal Reserve has announced that a redesigned $100 bill will make its official debut Oct. 8, 2013. This is the fourth time the $100 bill has been redesigned. The new look was originally scheduled for 2010, but various printing problems delayed production and ultimately its planned release. The originally planned design did, however, also trigger new looks for...

European News Round Up

By James Marrison
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James Marrison

In order to generate much needed tax revenue, the government of Cyprus has given the go-ahead for a major casino and resort—the first on the island. While casinos have been permitted in Turkish Cyprus since 1975, with 25 casinos now operating in northern Cyprus, this will be the first to operate in the Greek-controlled part of the island. 

Political Chatter

By Antinea Ascione
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Antinea Ascione

In this section, read highlights and updates on gaming and political news and what’s going on in Massachusetts, New Jersey, Maryland and Congress.

Latin American News Round-Up

By James Marrison

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James Marrison

Speculation about the future of gaming in Buenos Aires has given rise to calls for the nationalization of gaming in Argentina and an investigative commission in Mexico has called for a change to that country’s gaming laws. CEM correspondent James Marrison explores these and other gaming developments in Latin America.

Big Shoes to Fill

By CEM Staff

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A former travel association leader and Washington D.C. insider took the helm of the American Gaming Association (AGA) this month, succeeding its first and only president Frank J. Fahrenkopf Jr. Geoff Freeman, 38, officially became president and chief executive officer of the AGA on July 1, taking over for Fahrenkopf, who spent 18 years in the position and is expected to stay on as a consultant through the year’s end.

European News Round-Up

By James Marrison

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James Marrison

In a controversial move, Greece has extended the government monopoly on online gaming and has sought to restrict the types of games  that may be played online. Greece is currently home to Europe’s largest betting company—The Greek Organization of Football Prognostics S.A. (OPAP). The company operates lottery and sports betting games in Greece and is Europe’s largest betting company. The government is now seeking to protect the government monopoly on gaming...