Graham Wood Article Archive

Graham Wood has contributed 17 articles published on the iGaming News site.
Spanish Gaming Sector Slowing, National Online Regs Still Absent (2 June 2009)
Until recently, Spain was considered to be a new, fertile territory for gaming operators, with regional retail licenses available and national Internet gambling legislation expected in 2010.
Belgian Liberalization Not without Sticking Points (1 June 2009)
Although a good deal of attention has been focused on the controlled opening in France, similar liberalization in Belgium is also on the way.
Stanleybet Complaint Turns Brussels' Eye toward Greece (27 May 2009)
Following complaints by Greek punters and intermediaries working in Stanleybet International’s outlets in the country, the European Parliament has announced that it will be investigating judicial abuses in Greece’s sports betting sector.
Opposition Taking Shape against French Liberalization (21 May 2009)
France’s imminent online betting liberalization has not been without its critics, but it now appears more concrete steps are being taken to challenge some of the measures proposed in the new legislation.
In Italy, Monthly Turnover Rises Again (19 May 2009)
April’s figures for the Italian gaming sector revealed continuing growth, led by online gaming, Superenalotto and slots. But bingo and horseracing both fell at a faster rate than ever.
French Media Companies Embracing Online Gambling (14 May 2009)
In France there has been a frenzy of activity between media groups, football clubs and betting companies since it was announced some 18 months ago that the online gaming sector in the country was to be liberalized.
'Restez Calme,' French Minister Says about Market Opening (12 May 2009)
On Monday, the hallowed halls of the Senate building in the Palais du Luxembourg played host to the latest government-sponsored conference on the imminent liberalization of France's gambling market.
Led by Poker, Italian Growth Story Continues (7 May 2009)
In Italy the population’s passion for gambling appears to show no bounds as records continue to be broken.
French Budget Minister Brokers Advertising Truce (1 May 2009)
It appears the French budget minister has managed to stop the influx of online gambling advertising from foreign operators by securing agreements with those operators and, surprisingly, the French gambling monopolies.
In Italian CTD Battle, Stanley Inching toward Legal Recognition (24 April 2009)
A recent decision by the Italian High Court regarding Stanleybet International's controversial CTD betting outlets has moved the bookmaker one step closer to legal recognition in the country.
French Marketing Race Hotting Up (21 April 2009)
Despite Economic Downturn, Italian Gambling Spend on the Rise (14 April 2009)
Stanley M.D. Issues Surprise Letter to Italy's Big Four (8 April 2009)
In Turkey, Fortune Favoring the Brave (6 April 2009)
Spanish Gambling Spend Encouraging ahead of National Online Regulation (30 March 2009)
French Regulatory Proposal Moves to Council of Ministers (26 March 2009)
No Signs of Slowing (23 March 2009)