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Gavin Isaacs confirmed as Global Gaming Awards judge

Monday, 2nd March 2015
Scientific Games president and chief executive officer Gavin Isaacs has been announced as a new judge for the Global Gaming Awards. As well as being a new addition to the Global Gaming Awards 2015 Judging...
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Olympic betting allowed back in Nevada

Friday, 27th February 2015
Nevada sportbooks will be allowed to offer wagers on the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, following a vote held by the Nevada Gaming Control Board on Thursday. The proposal to re-legalise...
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Ladbrokes pre-tax profit slumps for 2014

Friday, 27th February 2015
Operator Ladbrokes has reported a 44% decrease in pre-tax profit for the full year 2014, on the same day it confirmed 60 shop closures. The pre-tax profit of £37.7m is almost a £30m drop from 2013’s £67.6m...
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Playtech makes record yearly revenue

Thursday, 26th February 2015
Provider Playtech has posted record annual revenue and record earnings on the back of acquisitions and partnerships for the full year 2014. A 24% increase in revenue to €457m has been posted, as well as...
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Mystery buyer acquires majority stake in Pinnacle Sports

Thursday, 26th February 2015
Pinnacle Sports shareholders have been informed that a controlling stake in the operator has been sold to an anonymous investor. Alternative Trading Partners (ATP), a Las Vegas-based boutique mergers and...
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Revel sale back on

Wednesday, 25th February 2015
A new $82m deal has been struck between the now closed Revel casino and developer Glenn Straub. The agreement is the second to have been reached between the two parties over the casino, which ceased operating...
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NHL against sports betting in Canada

Tuesday, 24th February 2015
National Hockey League (NHL) deputy commissioner Bill Daly has voiced the league’s opinions against the legalisation of sports betting in Canada. Daly’s views were expressed in a letter to Windsor West...
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William Hill Australia to rebrand businesses

Tuesday, 24th February 2015
William Hill Australia is to rebrand its Sportingbet business as William Hill, the operator has confirmed. Users who attempt to access the Sportingbet website will be automatically transferred to williamhill.com.au. Hills,...
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Ladbrokes set to close more shops

Monday, 23rd February 2015
Operator Ladbrokes is expected to announce the closure of 60 UK shops in a trading update on Thursday. The plans will take the number of closures Ladbrokes has made in the country in the last year to 170,...
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Revel sale off

Monday, 23rd February 2015
A $95m purchase agreement between Revel casino and mogul Glenn Straub was terminated by a bankruptcy court judge on Thursday. Judge Gloria Burns ruled at a hearing that Straub violated the terms of the...
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Trump Taj Mahal given pathway out of bankruptcy

Friday, 20th February 2015
Creditors have reached an agreement on a restructuring plan that would take Trump Taj Mahal casino out of bankruptcy proceedings. A panel representing parent company Trump Entertainments Resort's unsecured...
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Ladbrokes to expand SSBT service

Thursday, 19th February 2015
Operator Ladbrokes is to become the largest operator of self-service betting terminals (SSBTs) in the UK. The bookmaker has agreed a partnership with developer Best Gaming Technology (BGT), and will be...
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New Jersey to host new online operator

Thursday, 19th February 2015
The Resorts Casino Hotel is to launch an online gambling service in New Jersey in partnership with SNG Interactive, a joint venture between providers NYX Gaming Group and Sportech. Powered by software...
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BwinParty shares fall following reports of acquisition talks ending

Tuesday, 17th February 2015
Online operator BwinParty saw its share price drop by almost 20% on Friday, as traders picked up on news that corporate suitors had apparently ended talks over a company takeover. The firm confirmed in...
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Playtech acquires Yoyo Games

Monday, 16th February 2015
Provider Playtech has acquired UK-based Yoyo Games Limited. Headquartered in Dundee, Yoyo is the creator of GameMaker: Studio (GMS), a mobile-driven cross-platform casual game development technology which...
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William Hill’s 888 takeover talks end

Monday, 16th February 2015
Negotiations over a takeover of 888 by fellow operator William Hill have come to an end, 888 Holdings has announced. Share prices in 888 dropped 16% in early trading today when it became known that the...
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Borgata to welcome physical skill-based gaming

Monday, 16th February 2015
The Borgata is to become the first casino in Atlantic City to offer physical skill-based gambling, having secured permission from New Jersey gaming regulators. A basketball contest will be hosted on 21...
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New Jersey i-gaming enjoys bright start to 2015

Friday, 13th February 2015
The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement has reported improved online gambling win for state operators in January. A total of $11.53m was posted, up from $8.67m in the same month last year, an increase...
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Mr Green announces new CEO

Thursday, 12th February 2015
Per Norman has been confirmed as the new CEO of online casino operator Mr Green. Having been an adviser to the Stockholm-listed operator since 2012, Norman joined Mr Green as a board member in 2014 and...
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RAWA reintroduced in the US

Thursday, 12th February 2015
Republican Congressman Jason Chaffetz has reintroduced a bill that would place a federal ban on most forms of online gambling in the US. Casino operator Las Vegas Sands Corporation CEO Sheldon Adelson,...
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ICE enjoys happy 21st

Thursday, 12th February 2015
ICE Totally Gaming celebrated its 21st birthday last week with the usual array of industry-leading exhibitors, high quality conferences and major announcements. The annual show, which took place between...
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MLB commissioner wants to talk sports betting

Tuesday, 10th February 2015
Major League Baseball (MLB) commissioner Rob Manfred has stated he is open to talks about altering the legal framework for sports betting in the US. MLB has long been opposed to sports betting along with...
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Betway enters into another sponsorship deal

Tuesday, 10th February 2015
Online operator Betway has continued its UK marketing campaign by signing a £15m sponsorship deal with radio station TalkSport. Betway’s odds and topical specials will be relayed to listeners on The Weekend...
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UKGC hands down new player safety regulations

Tuesday, 10th February 2015
The UK Gambling Commission has introduced new measures to protect players, following a review conducted last year. A series of new social responsibility measures have been drawn up by the Commission, including...
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Mississippi and Washington miss out on online poker

Monday, 9th February 2015
Bills seeking to regulate online poker will not be passed in Mississippi or Washington State in the next legislative session. Mississippi state representative Bobby Moak introduced a third online gambling...
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Gary Loveman to vacate CEO position at Caesars

Friday, 6th February 2015
Gary Loveman, CEO of casino operator Caesars Entertainment, will step down from his position in the summer. Mark Frissora will take over the role on 1 July after departing as CEO of car rental company...
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Intertain strikes deal to purchase Gamesys brands

Friday, 6th February 2015
Operator and provider Gamesys Limited, the parent company of the Gamesys Group, has confirmed the sale of its customer-facing assets to Intertain Group in a deal worth an approximate £425.8m. Gamesys’...
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US Senator calls for sports-betting talks

Thursday, 5th February 2015
US federal law on sports betting is in need of review, according to former presidential candidate John McCain. Nevada is the only US state to allow single-game sports wagering, while Montana, Delaware...
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NYX promotes Hamish Brown

Monday, 2nd February 2015
NYX Gaming Group has appointed Hamish Brown as group chief operating officer. Brown has 18 years' experience in the gaming industry in various operational and commercial roles, including national support...
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BetConstruct appoints new CEO

Friday, 30th January 2015
Developer and provider BetConstruct has confirmed the appointment of Vahe Baloulian as its new CEO. Baloulian has been in the industry for 15 years and moves up from his previous role as BetConstruct’s...
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