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They have been refused a California licence (final hearing is July but the board recommendation is done). The tale above is long and about their CEO, it includes various financial issues, a bankrupt casino that closed and then got torched whilst uninsured, drink driving and more. There is a strong chance that this could impact on their Nevada licence too.
This could also impact the Fairer Gambling / Stop the FOBTs campaign that continues to fill the media from Panorama to Dispatches and from the Guardian and Independent to the Mail and the Express, plus of course local UK papers and regional TV. The founder and funder of that campaign sold his US patents on games like three card poker to Galaxy Gaming for $23m. In reality he got $800k in GG shares and a promise to make monthly payments until 2018 and beyond so basically nearly all the money relies on GG doing well if Derek is to see it.
Derek started his anti FOBT campaign when he found a three card poker game on a FOBT in the UK but could demand no fee as games are not patentable in the EU and the FOBT did not use his copyrighted brand. Since then he has waged war on FOBTs and their competing brands that compete with the GG brands licenced in casinos and online (The company’s titles include Player’s Edge, Emperor’s Challenge, Deuces Wild and Texas Shootout. Its side bet offerings include Bonus Craps, Bust Bonus and Lucky 8).
If Galaxy Gaming does lose its Nevada licence and with it a good chunk of their contracts, then the funding for Fairer Gambling is likely to be a tad reduced too. As it has turned ever more into an anti gambling moralising campaign I for one will be glad to see it with less resources.