The mobile marketing challenge: Personalising push notifications
Push notifications have the potential to provide a rich and exciting channel of communication between an operator and its customers. How should betting companies go about maximising their potential?
Outlook positive for Gaming Realms as H1 finances rise
Industry supplier Gaming Realms has registered confidence in the progress of its growth strategy, reporting revenue of £15.7m in its H1 trading update.
Scientific Games secures six-year Colorado Lottery deal
Industry supplier Scientific Games has won a new six-year contract as the primary instant games provider for the Colorado Lottery.
GAMING1 CEO Sylvain Boniver: "Any regulating territory is a target for us"
Sylvain Boniver speaks to Gambling Insider about GAMING1’s approach to platform provision and plans for expansion into new markets
GIG strengthens hand in the Nordics with STK Marketing acquisition
Gaming Innovation Group (GIG) has agreed to acquire all assets in one of Scandinavia’s largest affiliate networks, STK Marketing, for a total consideration of NOK 240m (€26m).
NetEnt revenues up as mobile growth continues
Industry supplier NetEnt has posted growth of 15.4% in its H1 interim report, with revenue rising to SEK 805m.
Marathonbet becomes official sponsor of Dynamo Moscow
Operator Marathonbet has expanded its marketing footprint in Russia, signing a sponsorship deal with newly-promoted Russian Premier League side Dynamo Moscow.
Paddy Power and SIS pen broadcasting deal
Paddy Power has agreed a five-year broadcasting deal with live pictures and data supplier SIS, with a view to offering its retail customers “a more personalised in-shop live sports betting experience”.
LeoVegas Sport goes live in Denmark
Having been granted a license for sports betting by the Danish regulator, LeoVegas has announced the launch of its LeoVegas Sport brand in Denmark’s regulated market.
Sky Racing World to bring South Korean racing to America
Sky Racing World, a distributor of horse racing content to the Americas and subsidiary of Australian operator Tabcorp, has announced a broadcasting partnership with the Korea Racing Authority.
PokerStars to reimburse PKR players
Online poker giant PokerStars is to take the unprecedented step of reimbursing PKR users after the latter’s shutdown left around 60,000 players out of pocket.
AGTech launches instant scratch lottery product in joint venture with SF Holdings
Hong Kong-listed lottery provider AGTech has introduced new instant win games, launched in partnership with Chinese logistics firm SF Holdings.
Global Gaming expands executive team
Stockholm-headquartered Global Gaming has announced the addition of Mark Wadsworth to its executive team.
Nektan records full year growth of 130%
Publishing its trading update for the full year to 30 June 2017, industry provider Nektan revealed net gaming revenue of £13.1m, a year-on-year increase of 130%.
GVC posts net revenue rise in encouraging H1 report
Isle of Man-headquartered GVC Holdings has revealed growth in net gaming revenue (NGR) of 10% for the first half of 2017, climbing to €484.8m through the positive momentum of its sports and casino brands.
21.co.uk ad banned following ASA investigation
The UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has banned an advert for online operator 21.co.uk, declaring that it over-emphasised the influence of strategy in the game of blackjack depicted in the thirty-second spot.
Betfair partners with Juventus
Betfair has entered into a multi-year agreement with Serie A side Juventus, becoming the Italian champions’ official betting and gaming partner.
Catena Media snaps up Bettingpro.com
Affiliate network Catena Media has continued on the acquisition trail with the purchase of Bettingpro.com.
IGT CEO Walter Bugno: A world of opportunity
Walter Bugno is one of the most experienced figures in the gaming industry, and presides over one of its most recognisable brands. GI sat down with IGT's CEO, International to hear about his plans for expansion into new markets
NJ casinos could shutter if budget resolution not found
Atlantic City’s casinos could be forced to shut down at the end of this week owing to the continuing budget disagreement between the state legislature and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, according to a report by the Press of Atlantic City.
Unibet becomes Aston Villa’s principal partner
Unibet has been announced as Championship club Aston Villa’s main sponsor for the upcoming 2017/18 season.
Betway announced as major sponsor of ESL One Cologne 2017
Online operator Betway has been announced as a key sponsor of eSports event ESL One Cologne.
Pair of appointments boost Betsson management
Betsson has continued the restructuring of its management team, appointing Petra Zackrisson as VP Corporate Development and Fredric Lundén to the newly-created position of VP Governance, Risk and Compliance.
Four EU regulators to sign poker liquidity agreement
The gaming regulators of France, Italy, Spain and Portugal have announced that they will enter into an agreement concerning liquidity sharing between their regulated online poker markets.
Malta Gaming Authority and Esports Integrity Coalition sign MoU
The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) and the Esports Integrity Coalition (ESIC) today announced their entrance into a collaborative memorandum of understanding (MoU).
IWG inks 888 agreement
Industry provider Instant Win Gaming (IWG) has put pen to paper on a deal with 888 Holdings to supply its portfolio of content to the operator’s bingo site.
Yggdrasil games go live in Georgia
Yggdrasil has penned an agreement with the largest online operator in Georgia, Adjarabet, that will see its portfolio of games made available in the country for the first time.
Intralot pens two-year Ohio Lottery extension
Industry provider Intralot has announced the renewal of its supply agreement with the Ohio Lottery for a further two years, through to 30 June 2019.
Lottoland faces £150,000 fine for “advertising failings”
The UK Gambling Commission (GC) announced today that Gibraltar-headquartered operator Lottoland has been fined a total of £150,000 due to unclear advertising assessed to have misrepresented its services.
Seventh iGaming licence issued in Portugal
The Portuguese gaming regulator - Serviço de Regulação e Inspeção de Jogos – has issued the country’s seventh online gambling licence to sports betting operator Figueira Company Praia.
Royal Panda pens QPR sponsorship deal
Online operator Royal Panda has agreed a three-year deal to become the principal partner and shirt sponsor of Queens Park Rangers.
Philippines: A cocktail of potential and uncertainty
President Rodrigo Duterte sent shockwaves through the gambling industry in the Philippines upon coming to office in June 2016, ordering the closure of all online gambling firms. Tom Lewis looks into the events of the last ten months and the potential for growth in the country’s gaming market
CJEU rules Hungarian licensing regime incompatible with EU law
The Court of Justice for the European Union (CJEU) has ruled that Hungary’s licensing framework for online gambling places overly restrictive and unfair conditions on European operators looking to enter the market.
Tempobet renews Burton Albion sponsorship
Tempobet has reached an agreement with Championship football club Burton Albion to renew its deal as principal partner and shirt sponsor for the 2017/18 season.
Unikrn boosts eSports product with Betgenius deal
Betgenius has reached an agreement with Unikrn to supply the eSports bookmaker with its in-play betting product.
K8.com nets Manchester City partnership
Online operator Kai-Fa Yule K8.com has signed a deal to become Manchester City’s official betting partner in Asia.
GVC updates tennis offer as Wimbledon draws near
With Wimbledon fast approaching, GVC Holdings has announced the optimisation of its tennis offer, boosting the speed and quality of the customer experience with new data feeds and in-play score graphics.
US Federal Trade Commission seeks to block FanDuel-DraftKings merger
Daily fantasy sports (DFS) titans FanDuel and DraftKings have seen their planned merger dealt a significant blow as the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) filed suit to halt the deal.
LeoVegas announced as Brentford’s new shirt sponsor
Online operator LeoVegas has entered into a two-year partnership with Championship side Brentford FC, that will see its logo emblazoned on the team’s home and away shirts for the 2017/18 and 2018/19 seasons.
Sporting Index completes Touchbet acquisition
The Sporting Index Group has announced its acquisition of Touchbet, the algorithmic sports trading and risk management firm.
Betsafe launches horse racing markets
Betsson Group subsidiary Betsafe has announced the launch of its horse racing markets.
32Red extends Rangers sponsorship deal
Scottish Premier League side Rangers has announced an extension of its partnership with online operator 32Red, the pair agreeing a “new and enhanced” shirt sponsorship deal for the 2017/18 and 2018/19 seasons.
PAGCOR suspends Resorts World Manila’s licence
The Philippine industry regulator, PAGCOR, has suspended the licence of Resorts World Manila and ordered it to suspend all gaming activities while the investigation into last week’s casino attack continues.
Betfair to offer markets on professional drone racing
Online operator Betfair has put pen to paper on a partnership with the Drone Racing League (DRL) that will see it become one of the first bookmakers to offer markets on professional drone racing.
MGM and Caesars announce Atlantic City casino plans
MGM Resorts International and Caesars Entertainment have revealed their intention to join forces on an Atlantic City casino project.
Paddy Power first to launch with Facebook Messenger chatbot
Paddy Power is the first operator to go live with platform provider Onionsack’s industry-first chatbot for Facebook Messenger.
ASAP Italia confirms CTO appointment
ASAP Italia, the company behind DFS platform Sportito, has announced the appointment of Paolo Farinella to the position of Chief Technology Officer.
Fun88 secures Newcastle partnership
Online bookmaker Fun88 has entered into a three-year partnership with football club Newcastle United.
Sportsbet comes under fire for advert featuring Ben Johnson
Australian operator Sportsbet has defended itself amid controversy over an advert featuring disgraced Canadian sprinter Ben Johnson.
Cherry acquires stake in Highlight Games
Cherry AB has continued on the acquisition trail, purchasing a significant stake in industry supplier Highlight Games.