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Catena Media acquires Squawka for £1m
Affiliate heavyweight Catena Media has announced the acquisition of troubled football and DFS website Squawka.com for an upfront fee of £1m. ...
Pennsylvania fines five casinos $1.1m
Regulators from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) have issued fines totalling $1,167,000 against five casino operators in the state, following...
Michigan sets its sights on a legalised sports betting future
Amendments made to a bill passing through Michagan’s House Regulatory Reform Comittee (HRRC) could potentially see a legalised sports betting market...
UKGC report finds that underage gambling is still worryingly prevalent
According to a report published by the Gambling Commission, 12% of 11-16 year olds in the UK have spent their own...
Macau continually exceeds financial targets and is set to generate $53bn by 2020
During the first two weeks of September, Macau’s casino operations have performed remarkably well in terms of local revenue growth. ...
Date set for Tabcorp/Tatts merger following Supreme Court approval
The long running A$11.3bn merger saga concerning Australia’s two biggest lottery operators, Tabcorp Holdings and Tatts Group looks to be coming...
Japan Gaming Congress returns with a bang in 2018
Back for its third year, the Japan Gaming Congress will be returning to Tokyo from May 10 -11 to host one...
Aristocrat appoints new CFO
Australian slot games developer Aristocrat Leisure Limited has announced the appointment of Julie Cameron-Doe as chief financial officer, succeeding current CFO...
Atlantic Lottery set to relaunch online offering with the help of IWG and Scientific Games
A new three-way agreement has been reached between Canada’s Atlantic Lottery, IWG and Scientific Games in a move that’s set to...
Nevada Gaming Control Board chairman resigns
The governor of Nevada has announced that the current chairman of the Nevada Gaming Control Board, A.G. Burnett will leave his...
The Senet Group chair leaves to pursue NHS role
UK gambling oversight body The Senet Group have announced that its current chairperson, Wanda Goldwag will step down at the end...
Remote Gambling Association calls for statutory levy
The Remote Gambling Association (RGA) has today urged the UK Government to introduce a statutory levy to replace the current system...
Connecticut tribes demand involvement over potential resort development
Tribal leaders from the Mohegan and Mashantucket Pequot Tribes have penned a letter to Connecticut state officials stating that they want...
Northwest Indiana’s casinos on the up in November following a disappointing October
Northwest Indiana’s casinos posted positive, yet modest results for the month of November, up 1.3% from the same month a year...
Sky Bet voices its support for Scientific Games/NYX merger
Global gaming heavyweights Scientific Games Corporation and NYX Gaming Group have announced that Sky Betting and Gaming has agreed to support...
LeoVegas acquires controlling stake in casino streaming provider
Online casino operator LeoVegas has announced that its LeoVentures subsidiary has acquired a 51% majority stake in GameGrounds United AB, owner...
Galaxy Entertainment targets the Philippines with $500m IR
Galaxy Entertainment Group Ltd has announced plans to invest as much as $500m to build an integrated casino-resort in the Philippines....
Wampanoag Tribe moves forward with casino plans
The Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head moved a step closer to building their first tribal casino development this week after the...
UKGC’s Chief Executive Sarah Harrison steps down
In a surprise announcement, Sarah Harrison has stepped down from her role as Chief Executive of the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC). ...
Brazil may have to wait until 2019 for legitimate gambling market
Brazil’s journey towards liberalising and legitimising its gambling market took another turn for the worse this week. The Constitutionally and Justice...
Tracinda Corporation sells 10 million shares in MGM Resorts
American private investment firm Tracinda Corporation has announced it intends to sell 10 million shares in global casino operator MGM Resorts,...
UK government bans third party betting on Euromillions
The UK Governments’ Department for Culture Media and Sport (DCMS) has announced it will ban UK players from using third party...
November proves to be a more encouraging month for Paradise Co
Casino revenue at South Korea’s foreigner-only casino operator, Paradise Co, announced a 3.9% year-on-year increase in casino revenue during the month...
GVC Holdings tables $5.2bn Ladbrokes Coral takeover bid
Global gaming group GVC Holdings has offered to buy UK-based Ladbrokes Coral, offering $5.2bn for the bookmaking group. GVC has...
William Hill now in favour of Scientific Games’ acquisition of NYX Gaming Group
In a sudden change of heart, William Hill has now announced its support for the Scientific Games-NYX acquisition deal that it...
Ohio DFS bill makes it to Governors desk
The state of Ohio will likely become the 19th US state to allow daily fantasy sports (DFS), following the passage of...
New Jersey proposes comprehensive gaming bill
As New Jersey begins its appeal in the US Supreme Court, one of its congressmen has proposed a comprehensive gaming bill...
Malta to test future of DLT and cryptocurrency
As the value of Bitcoin skyrockets to over $14,000, the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has called for companies to register their...
Gambling.com hires Cherry AB's former Chief Executive
Gambling.com has announced the appointment of former Chief Executive of Cherry AB, Fredrik Burvall to its board, just in time for...
68% of Portuguese online players gamble on unregulated sites
Almost 70% of Portugal’s online players have gambled in unregulated sites, according to a recently-published study. A report commissioned...
The global loot box loophole
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