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Global Gaming Awards commence judge recruitment

Friday, 21st November 2014
The Global Gaming Awards 2015 have begun recruiting their panel of 50 judges. Following a successful inaugural awards, the 2015 edition will once again feature 50 leading gaming industry executives from...
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Bally and Scientific Games merger approved by stockholders

Thursday, 20th November 2014
Stockholders of Bally Technologies have approved the company’s planned merger with fellow provider Scientific Games Corporation. The news of the takeover was first announced in July, when Bally revealed...
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Intralot announces new CEO

Tuesday, 18th November 2014
Supplier Intralot has appointed Antonis Kerastaris as its new CEO after Constantinos Antonopoulos stepped down from the role. Antonopoulos relinquished his position as of 17 November after 22 years in...
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NBA Commissioner wants US sports betting

Friday, 14th November 2014
National Basketball Association (NBA) Commissioner Adam Silver has called for legal sports betting in the US. Sports wagering is currently outlawed in all but four states, although New Jersey is currently...
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BwinParty holds takeover talks

Thursday, 13th November 2014
Online operator BwinParty has revealed that takeover discussions have taken place with groups interested in acquiring the firm. The Gibraltar-based company released a statement confirming that discussions...
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Mybet gains UK licence

Thursday, 13th November 2014
German-based online betting operator Mybet has been issued a licence by the UK Gambling Commission. The granting of the licence follows the implementation of the PoC regime, which requires all companies...
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Caesars Entertainment reports major third quarter losses

Wednesday, 12th November 2014
Casino operator Caesars Entertainment Corp. has reported widened losses of $908.1m for the third quarter of 2014. The company’s debt, an industry high of $22.8bn, has been cut from $24.2bn in June,...
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BetVictor reveals new CEO

Wednesday, 12th November 2014
Andreas Meinrad has been named as the new CEO of online operator BetVictor. The Gibraltar-based company had been searching for a successor to previous CEO Michael Carlton and company founder Victor Chandler,...
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Atlantic City casinos could pay $150m to municipal government

Wednesday, 12th November 2014
Steve Sweeney, New Jersey Senate President, has devised plans for Atlantic City casinos to help re-energise the region. A new scheme would see casinos pay a tax of $150m annually over a two-year period...
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Become a Gambling Insider Friday columnist

Tuesday, 11th November 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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Boylesports seeks UK takeover targets

Monday, 10th November 2014
Irish bookmaker Boylesports is planning an acquisition of a UK operator to expand its business into the country. John Boyle, founder of the company in 1982, feels it has reached the peak of its expansion...
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Indian tribe launches first real-money gaming site in California

Monday, 10th November 2014
The Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel has launched a real-money bingo site, defying California’s online gambling laws. Online gambling is currently prohibited in the state, and it is not yet known if the Indian...
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Caesars Entertainment hit with DGE fine

Monday, 10th November 2014
Casino operator Caesars Entertainment Corporation has been fined $10,000 by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) for wrongfully sending promotional material to customers. A number of promotions...
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Dan Fleyshman to lead Phil Ivey poker brands

Friday, 7th November 2014
Dan Fleyshman, former CEO of poker site Victory Poker, is to become the new CEO of the Ivey Poker brand and Ivey League training site. Ivey Poker is to be relaunched in 2015, when Fleyshman is set to take...
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Amaya Gaming given UK licences

Friday, 7th November 2014
Amaya Gaming’s PokerStars and Full Tilt brands will be able to continue operating in the UK, after being granted continuation licences by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC). The brands have been present...
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Massachusetts votes to uphold Expanded Gaming Act

Thursday, 6th November 2014
Voters in Massachusetts have upheld the state's expanded gambling law, which will allow land-based casinos to begin operating in the state. The votes were counted on Tuesday evening, with an approximate...
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Atari Gaming steps into real-money casino market

Thursday, 6th November 2014
Multi-platform entertainment company Atari Gaming has launched Atari Casino, a real-money online gaming product. Slot games and other well-known casino games with Atari themes will be available to players,...
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ASA review reveals public support

Wednesday, 5th November 2014
An independent review into the Advertising Standards Authority's (ASA) application of UK codes has found that public opinion has generally been in favour of the body's decision making. However areas such...
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New Jersey to conduct i-gaming study

Tuesday, 4th November 2014
A study of New Jersey’s online gambling activity has been set for January 2015. The project, managed by the Center for Gambling Studies and overseen by state Governor Chris Christie, will be the first...
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Bally Technologies reports record revenue

Monday, 3rd November 2014
Provider Bally Technologies has posted a record $321m in first quarter revenue, a 29% year-on-year increase for the three months ending 30 September. Bally sold 4,744 gaming machine units within the three...
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SBOBET unveils binary service on Tradologic platform

Friday, 31st October 2014
Operator SBOBET has launched a new binary betting offering on the platform of financial developer Tradologic. All of Tradologic's products are going live on SBOBET.com, including 60 Seconds and Digital...
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South Africa considers online gambling ban

Friday, 31st October 2014
Talks have begun in South Africa on whether to ban all forms of online gambling. South Africa’s Department of Trade and Industry is strongly opposed to online gambling and discussions are taking place...
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Macau casinos set highest bet levels

Thursday, 30th October 2014
A study into the casino industry by research provider CLSA has showed that average minimum bets at non-VIP tables at casinos in Macau are far higher than its international competitors. According to Aaron...
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Odobo agrees Coral deal

Tuesday, 28th October 2014
Game development programme and marketplace Odobo has signed a games distribution agreement with Coral Interactive, part of UK operator Gala Coral Group. Odobo offers real-money HTML5 gaming content, including...
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Wynn Resorts plans chemical clean-up

Tuesday, 28th October 2014
Hotel and casino operator Wynn Resorts is plotting a clean-up operation on the chemical plant in Boston where it is planning to build a $1.6bn casino. A meeting is to be held at Tufts University in Medford...
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New Jersey sports wagering law blocked

Monday, 27th October 2014
New Jersey has been prevented from going ahead with its plans to legalise sports betting for racetracks and casinos after the four US professional sports leagues and the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic...
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Sky Bet introduces iBeacon technology to Championship football

Monday, 27th October 2014
Online operator Sky Bet, sponsor of the Football League, is bringing new iBeacon technology to the home stadiums of two Championship football clubs. Customers attending matches at Leeds United’s Elland...
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SiGMA announces executive speakers for i-gaming summit

Thursday, 23rd October 2014
The list of speakers has been revealed for this year’s Summit of iGaming in Malta (SiGMA), which takes place over four days between 30 October and 2 November. Among those that will be speaking is Joseph...
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KPMG Isle of Man eGaming Summit speakers announced

Wednesday, 22nd October 2014
KPMG Isle of Man has revealed the line-up of speakers for its eGaming Summit in November. The fifth annual summit will take place from 10-11 November and begins with an invite-only Masterclass from the...
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Mybet named as Bild’s official Bundesliga partner

Monday, 20th October 2014
Operator Mybet has become the official betting partner of German newspaper Bild for Bundesliga matches this season. The internet and mobile versions of Bild will contain betting odds and offers from Mybet,...
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