Online Poker News in Malta - Latest News, Top Stories & Analysis January 2022

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Online sportsbook, Betway like to be number one in the industry. And so their new honor came as a nice surprise. In fact it was a record fine for Betway of $11.6 million for accepting bets with stolen funds. Next to actually losing their licence, this was the UK's biggest fine for a bookmaker and was part of a settlement for a number of serious compliance failings.

So it turns out that Swedish female gambling addicts outnumber men. This was the conclusion of the health authority's most recent overview. The report discovered there was no gender gap among problem gamblers, with over half now being women.

Not surprisingly, Macau's January revenues tumble even though a drop in income was on the cards. This was down the effects of the Coronavirus. But the magnitude of the drop has taken analysts and commentators by surprise. Gambling revenues for the month of January took a serious nose-dive when compared with figures from a year earlier.

For the first time, the England, Manchester United and DC United player, Wayne Rooney talks about gambling and admitted that he was under the spell of a serious gambling problem. Talking to the 32Red’s Stay In Control awareness campaign, the 34 year old described how gambling had negatively impacted his game, both on the domestic and International level.

The fugitive PokerStars founder surrendered to US authorities this week.  Isai Scheinberg, the founder of the online casino, PokerStars is finally in federal custody after nine years on the lamb. He is charged with bank fraud, money laundering and illegal gambling after being indited by the US Department of Justice.