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Scientific Games' buy-out of Bally accelerates

Thursday, 21st August 2014
Scientific Games' purchase of fellow provider Bally Technologies received a boost on Wednesday as the companies received an early termination of the 'waiting period' stipulated by antitrust laws. Termination...
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PayPal eyes New Jersey gaming market

Thursday, 21st August 2014
The internet wallet PayPal is positioning itself to process online gambling payments in regulated US markets for the first time. The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) said Wednesday that...
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Intralot reports revenue rise

Thursday, 21st August 2014
Supplier Intralot has announced a 26.3% year-on-year increase in consolidated revenues for the first half of 2014. The figure reached €905.5m for the six months ending 30 June 2014, up from €717.2m the...
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William Hill scores deal with Aston Villa

Wednesday, 20th August 2014
Britain's largest bookmaker William Hill has become the official UK and Ireland betting partner of Premier League club Aston Villa. Villa acting chief executive Robin Russell said: "We are delighted to...
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Coral inks two-year deal with Everton FC

Monday, 18th August 2014
Coral Interactive, the online arm of the UK bookmaker, has become the official European betting partner of Everton FC. The deal will run through the 2014/15 and 15/16 seasons, and see Coral promoted throughout...
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KPMG announced as Global Gaming Awards 2014 official voting adjudicator

Friday, 15th August 2014
The Global Gaming Awards are pleased to confirm one of the world's biggest corporate advisory firms KPMG Gibraltar as an official partner. The Global Gaming Awards are a set of industry awards which recognise...
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Colossus Bets unveils new £1m bet

Thursday, 14th August 2014
Operator Colossus Bets has launched a new £1m HDA15 football jackpot. The HDA15 is a weekly 15-leg pool bet with a 1X2 format, comprising of a minimum £500,000 win fund and a minimum £500,000 bonus. The...
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NYX Gaming Group granted Gibraltar remote gambling licence

Tuesday, 12th August 2014
NYX Gaming continues to expand as it announced that the group has been granted a Gibraltar B2B licence to provide remote gambling services. The licence allows NYX Gaming to offer its NextGen Gaming slots...
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Amusement industry calls for FOBTs

Tuesday, 12th August 2014
The amusement industry trade representative BACTA has demanded that fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs) be allowed into their properties such as bingo halls and amusement arcades. In a letter to MPs and...
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Finnplay announces daily fantasy platform

Tuesday, 12th August 2014
Finnish i-gaming provider Finnplay has launched a daily pay-to-play fantasy-sports platform called FantasyBet. FantasyBet aims to tap into the high growth in live fantasy sports games across Europe ahead...
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Matchbook.com announced as official betting partner of Brentford FC

Monday, 11th August 2014
Sports-betting exchange Matchbook.com has inked a one-year betting partnership with Championship football club Brentford FC. The deal will see the Matchbook logo displayed prominently on Brentford shirts,...
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New Jersey denied sports-betting bill

Monday, 11th August 2014
New Jersey governor Chris Christie has vetoed a bill that would have legalised sports betting in the state. The legislation would have side-stepped federal law and allowed bookmaking operations at the...
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California online poker bill dropped for 2014

Thursday, 7th August 2014
Poker players in California will have to wait until at least 2015 to play online, as a bill to legalise the activity was dropped by state senator Lou Correa. The senator said that the one month remaining...
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Trump sues to remove name from failing casinos

Thursday, 7th August 2014
Donald Trump is suing to remove his name from two struggling Atlantic City casinos. The business mogul claims that his reputation is being tarnished by falling revenues and standards at Trump Plaza and...
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ASA upholds ruling against Sporting Index

Wednesday, 6th August 2014
The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has upheld a complaint on behalf of The Evangelical Alliance against spread-betting operator Sporting Index, regarding the firm’s advert featuring a digitally...
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Cloudbet launches bitcoin-only mobile casino

Tuesday, 5th August 2014
The Bitcoin-only gambling site Cloudbet.com has introduced what it claims is the world's first mobile casino to only accept the internet currency. The new platform will offer classic table games like blackjack...
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Become a Gambling Insider Friday columnist

Tuesday, 5th August 2014
Our weekly digital newsletter Gambling Insider Friday offers a different guest columnist the chance to get their point across each week. Would YOU be interested in expressing your views to an industry...
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888 posts growth across all sectors

Tuesday, 5th August 2014
Online gambling firm 888 has reported positive numbers across the board, highlighted by second quarter revenue of $111m ̶ a year-on-year increase of 15%. The online casino platform contributed $47m,...
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FA blanket betting ban takes effect

Monday, 4th August 2014
New English Football Association (FA) regulations banning all football club employees from betting have come into effect. The rules affect players, coaches and officials, who are now prohibited from gambling...
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Crown Resorts to break ground on Vegas project in 2015

Monday, 4th August 2014
The Australian casino company Crown Resorts has announced plans to build a new casino-resort in Las Vegas Headed by billionaire James Packer, Crown has spent $280m on the project thus far, including buying...
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Scientific Games to acquire rival Bally in $5.1bn deal

Friday, 1st August 2014
Providers Scientific Games (SG) and Bally Technologies are to enter into an definitive merger agreement worth $5.1bn, it was announced today. Scientific Games will acquire all of Bally’s stock for $83.30...
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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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