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BBC roll the dice with Coral gambling series

Thursday, 31st July 2014
The BBC has commissioned a three-part documentary series focusing on the gambling world. The Bookies will take viewers behind the scenes at Coral, one of the UK's largest bookmakers with 1,800 shops. BBC...
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Microgaming to sponsor BiG Sports Dinner

Thursday, 31st July 2014
Microgaming have been announced as the headline sponsor for the inaugural BiG Sports Dinner. The event, to be held at the Dorchester hotel, is billed as: "The only charity sports dinner in the betting...
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CONACAF extend partnership with Sportradar

Thursday, 31st July 2014
Data analyst Sportradar will monitor betting on Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (Concacaf) football tournaments for the 2014-15 season, under the terms of a renewed...
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Wynn Resorts earns $204m in 2Q

Thursday, 31st July 2014
Casino operator Wynn Resorts Ltd posted second quarter revenue of $1.4bn, with earnings of $204m; a year-on-year growth of 54%. The stellar performance was powered by the firm's Vegas properties Wynn Las...
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Macau loses 5,500 gaming sector workers

Tuesday, 29th July 2014
The world's largest gambling market Macau saw its gaming workforce contract in Q2 by 5,500 to 80,000, according to data from the region's Statistics and Census Service. With the region reporting unemployment...
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Betfred teams up with OtherLevels

Monday, 28th July 2014
UK bookmaker Betfred has chosen marketing analytics firm OtherLevels to power its mobile marketing campaigns. The OtherLevels platform will analyse players' e-mail and SMS activity to provide a detailed...
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UK bookies blast Labour betting levy

Monday, 28th July 2014
Last week, UK bookmakers’ share prices tumbled when Labour announced plans to fund grassroots sport by imposing a levy on sports betting. Ladbrokes’ stock fell by 12%, while William Hill and Paddy Power...
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Japan considering tourist-friendly casino laws

Monday, 28th July 2014
Japanese casinos could mimic the Singaporean model which allows tourists to enter for free, while natives have to pay up to $100 to gain admittance. The idea comes from a government planning committee,...
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Kentucky Lottery seeks technology partner to facilitate move online

Friday, 25th July 2014
The Kentucky Lottery Corporation (KLC) is inviting prospective providers to submit their bids for the acquisition of an “iLottery system” in order to move forward with its plans to launch an online lottery...
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Parx Casino goes live with Williams Interactive’s Play4Fun Network

Friday, 25th July 2014
Supplier Williams Interactive has launched its Play4Fun Network with Parx Casino. Completely branded and customised for Pennsylvania’s largest casino operation, the B2B premium free-play online gaming...
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Spin Palace and 888casino must change misleading ads

Friday, 25th July 2014
Adverts from online gaming operators Spin Palace and 888casino have been labelled misleading by the Advertising Standards Agency (ASA). The regulator stated that both operators had not been clear enough...
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Six potential buyers for Atlantic City’s Revel

Thursday, 24th July 2014
There are six potential buyers for the ill-fated Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, according to Mayor Don Guardian. The $2.4bn casino is Atlantic City’s newest, opening just over two years ago in April...
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Putin signs off on Crimea and Sochi gambling zones

Thursday, 24th July 2014
On Wednesday Russian President Vladmir Putin signed off on a law allowing the establishment of gambling zones in Sochi and Crimea. The Russian State Duma had already approved the law to allow gambling...
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French sports betting boosted by World Cup

Thursday, 24th July 2014
French operators reported a €286m sports-betting handle in the second quarter of 2014 for year-on-year growth of 44%. The improvement was powered by football betting, which grew 76%. The bookmakers' hold...
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Discussions to reopen Nepalese casinos bring positive results

Thursday, 24th July 2014
Nepal’s casinos could potentially be back in operation soon, according to the country’s finance minister Ram Sharan Mahat. The country’s casinos have been closed since April when the Ministry of Culture,...
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Matchbook to withdraw from Canada

Thursday, 24th July 2014
Sports-betting exchange Matchbook.com is to withdraw from Canada, making it the latest in a string of online betting companies to exit the jurisdiction. Matchbook’s Canadian users received emails from...
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Secure Trading develops all-round payment solution for US online gambling industry

Thursday, 24th July 2014
Payment management firm Secure Trading has launched the first end-to-end compliant transaction platform for US online gambling operators. ST-1 provides a single coherent payment solution that integrates...
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Labour floats sports-betting levy

Thursday, 24th July 2014
Bookmakers could face greater taxation as Labour proposes an extension of the horseracing levy. The existing levy takes 10.75% of horseracing profits, but a new 'More Sport for All' dossier from Harriet...
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Betsoft announces supply deal with SBTech

Thursday, 24th July 2014
3D slots provider Betsoft Gaming has struck a content deal with SBTech - a provider of turnkey betting and gaming solutions. Under the terms of the agreement, SBTech will offer Betsoft's suite of desktop...
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Smoking ban could suffocate Vegas gaming revenue

Wednesday, 23rd July 2014
A potential ban on smoking in Las Vegas could lead to a steep decline in gaming revenue, according to a Deutsche Bank gaming analyst. Andrew Zarnett told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that a ban is likely...
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Turkish and Hungarian regulators block access to gambling websites

Wednesday, 23rd July 2014
Turkish and Hungarian gambling regulatory bodies have announced banning orders on a multitude of i-gaming operators, restricting access to their sites. High profile operators such as BwinParty, Bet365...
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US regional gaming will continue to struggle – Fitch

Wednesday, 23rd July 2014
US gaming revenues outside of Nevada will remain challenging according to ratings agency Fitch. They cited market saturation, stagnant wages among lower-tier players and reprioritisation of disposable...
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NFL launches pay-to-play fantasy leagues

Wednesday, 23rd July 2014
The National Football League (NFL) has launched a pay-to-play fantasy football game in 43 states, becoming the first major US league to embrace the 'gambling' concept. NFL Fantasy Ultimate Experience Leagues...
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32Red reports record half-year revenues

Wednesday, 23rd July 2014
Remote gaming operator 32Red has reported a 19% year-on-year rise in gross gaming revenue (GGR) for the first six months of 2014. The firm's gains were driven by their flagship 32Red Casino operation,...
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Delaware reports lowest online poker revenues since launch

Tuesday, 22nd July 2014
Delaware online poker revenues have hit rock bottom, plummeting 55.4% in June and reaching the lowest point since online poker launched in the state last November. According to figures released by the...
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Rival consortiums bid for Brisbane casino

Tuesday, 22nd July 2014
Operator Crown Resorts is to join forces with a subsidiary of Chinese property developer Greenland Holding Group to bid for a casino resort in Queens Wharf, Brisbane. Operators Crown and Echo Entertainment...
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Parx Casino to launch Simulated Gaming service from GameAccount

Tuesday, 22nd July 2014
Supplier GameAccount Network has provided Parx Casino with its Simulated Gaming service. Launched in January 2014, Simulated Gaming is an online gaming service designed by GameAccount specifically for...
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Workers to protest pay and promotions at Sands China

Tuesday, 22nd July 2014
Macau labour union the Forefront of Macau Gaming (FMG) has threatened to “surround [Las Vegas Sand’s casino] The Venetian” on Wednesday to protest Sands China’s remuneration and promotion system. FMG,...
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UK Gambling Commission launches online licensing services for non-remote operators

Tuesday, 22nd July 2014
The UK Gambling Commission has extended its online application service, allowing operators to apply for or amend existing non-remote licences via its website. Remote operators have been able to utilise...
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A Bet A announces Tote EPOS upgrade

Monday, 21st July 2014
Supplier A Bet A has completed a deal to enable regional British and Northern Irish bookmakers to bet into the UK Tote pool. The firm’s new Tote Express software, which will go live later this month, will...
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