Friday, February 23, 2024

Tag: Israel

Legalisation of poker back on the table

Sharren Haskel proposed bill Israel poker
A new bill proposed by New Hope faction chairwoman Sharren Haskel and Yesh Atid faction head Boaz Toporovsky would legalise poker and allow Israel to host international tournaments.

International support continues to grow with 47 nations represented at the first Gaming Africa

47 gaming africa
Gaming professionals from Brazil to Botswana, Germany to Ghana and Lithuania to Lesotho will be amongst the delegates expected at the inaugural Gaming Africa, Clarion Gaming’s two day conference and learning symposium being held across 24th and 25th October in Johannesburg. Representatives from a total of 47 nations have registered to be part of the free to attend event, including...

Slot to be grateful for in Israeli gaming pact as Ministry negotiates new terms

Casino Review Israel
In another tangled turn to Israel’s approach to gaming law, the Ministry of Finance has agreed to allow the monopoly operator rights to run online lotteries and keno - but no more slots.   Protracted negotiations between the Israeli National Lottery and the Ministry of Finance finally came to a close early in January, when the two parties agreed that online...

Israeli minister recommends blanket ban on slots

Casino Review Israel
Division over the issue of gambling in Israel seemingly widened this month, after a government report recommended that slot machines and sports-betting should be banned across the breadth of the country.   The report, which was conducted by Israel’s Commission on Gambling Regulations, had the backing of both finance minister Moshe Kahlon (pictured) and justice ministry general director Emi Palmor. In seeking...

Playstudios purchases Israeli online game studio

Playstudios Scene53
Californian developer of free-to-play casino games Playstudios has  announced that it has acquired Scene53, an Israeli-based game studio specialising in real-time, multi-player mobile games.   The two companies already have a history of partnership – having jointly developed the newest Playstudios mobile app, POP! Slots, together. The game allows players to play in groups, share jackpots and interact with friends as they...

Zero motivation for change in Israeli gambling restrictions

The 2001 Israeli film Late Marriage depicts a successful thirtysomething finding fulfilment with a single mother before ultimately renouncing the relationship to appease his restrictive traditionalist family. Such a scenario could be a metaphor for Israel’s paradoxical partnership with its gambling industry.   Israeli politics can seem contradictory: when it comes to marriage, the normally secular state only offers religious weddings,...