Sweden, UK, New Jersey Shed Light On US Online Cannibalisation – Gambling Compliance (subscription)

European data suggests that approving further online gambling in the United States will generate more wagering and more tax revenue, but it is not clear whether online will cannibalise some land-based revenue, one prominent analyst has said. US casinos, led by billionaire casino owner Sheldon Adelson, oppose online gambling in part due to claims that online…

Japan May Cripple Its Casinos – Bloomberg

When Japan’s parliament legalized casino gambling last year, it created a wave of excitement among casino operators and institutional investors. But sensitivities about gambling addiction have now focused the policy discussion on a concept known as responsible gaming. This is industry terminology for programs designed to deter customers with known gambling problems from entering casinos.…

Macau Junket Lobby Head Convicted Again Over Debtor Website – Gambling Compliance (subscription)

The head of junket lobby the Macau Gaming Information Association (MGIA) has received another suspended jail sentence, this time for defaming two people on his defunct name-and-shame website over unrecovered VIP gambling debt. The Court of First Instance last week sentenced MGIA chairman Charlie Choi, 45, to six months in prison and ordered him to pay 20,000…