Online Casino and Gambling News: January 2021

Russian Central Bank Cracks Down on Gambling Transactions

Russia's central bank is taking new measures to crack down on internet casinos operating the country, restricting access for customers to use several payment processors.

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WynnBet Gets Ohio Access

American interactive betting operator WynnBet (the software branch of Wynn Resorts) has announced that they've secured a partner to offer services in Ohio when the market eventually launches.

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MGM Will Not Purchase Entain

American betting firm MGM Resorts has announced that they're abandoning their attempt to purchase Entain, the owner of Ladbrokes and other online brands, saying they've submitted their last offer.

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Andrew Yang Wants to Build Casino on Governors Island

American entrepreneur and New York City mayoral candidate Andrew Yang has proposed building a casino property on Governors Island in New York Harbor in an attempt to create jobs and generate revenue for the city.

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Synot Games Gets UK Gaming License

Casino slot and roulette game developer Synot Games has announced that they've been granted a gaming license by the UK Gambling Commission, which will let the group provide their games in the country moving forward.

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SoftSwiss Hits 3 Billion Euros Wagered in 2020

Game platform group SoftSwiss announced that they've processed more than €3 billion in wagers during 2020, the largest total for the group since its founding.

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DOJ Will Not Appeal Wire Act Ruling

The United States Department of Justice has lost another appeal regarding the 1961 Wire Act and online betting, and the new administration has indicated that they won't press the case any further.

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PointsBet Gets Michigan Approval for Online Betting

Online sportsbetting group PointsBet has been authorized by the Michigan Gaming Control Board to begin offering online services in the Wolverine State when the market launches at noon on Friday.

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New Mexico Introduces Bill to Legalize Online Betting

The state of New Mexico may be legalizing online betting as well as sportsbetting after a bill was introduced in the House of Representatives.

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Sportech and Danske Spil Sign Extension

Sportsbetting group Sportech has announced that they've signed a content supply extension with Danske Spil and will continue to see Sportech providing their Quantum System Tote solution for years to come.

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