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21st January
HSBC UK announces increased cooling off period
HSBC UK and First Direct have announced an increased cooling off period to their gambling block feature, from 24...
21st January
Entain sees Q4 revenue rise 7% thanks to online spike
Entain has reported a 7% increase in year-on-year revenue for Q4 2020, mainly due to a significant increase in online activity. The...
21st January
Macau’s Social Welfare Bureau reports 30% decrease in gambling addicts
A total of 77 gambling addicts were added to the Macau Social Welfare Bureau’s (IAS) central registration system in...
21st January
Kambi signs sports betting partnership with RWWA
Kambi has expanded its worldwide offering by becoming the sports betting partner of Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA). The long-term partnership...
21st January
List of Macau operators offering support for employees expands
Galaxy Entertainment Group became the fifth operator to offer extra payments to eligible employees. The special one-off payment, equivalent to one...
21st January
Resorts World Genting temporary closed until 4 February
Resorts World Genting (RWG), owned and operated by Genting Malaysia Bhd., announced a temporary closure of its venue from 22 January...
21st January
Entain appoints Jette Nygaard-Andersen as new CEO
Jette Nygaard-Andersen has been appointed as the new CEO of Entain with immediate effect. Nygaard-Andersen, currently an independent...
21st January
Gambling Commission data reveals impact of COVID-19 on gambling behaviour
The Gambling Commission has published new data showing how the COVID-19 lockdown has impacted gambling behaviour in Great Britain. ...
20th January
Allied Esports Entertainment to sell WPT for $78m
Allied Esports Entertainment will be selling poker-related business and assets, including the entities comprising the World Poker Tour, to Element Partners,...
20th January
BetMakers exceeds share purchase plan target to raise AU$26.3m
BetMakers has announced ­that it has raised AU$26.3m (US$20.4m) through a share purchase plan (SPP), significantly exceeding its target amount. The Australian-based...
20th January
New York Governor projects $500m annual revenue from mobile sports betting
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo believes the legalisation of online sports wagering could generate $500m in annual revenue once implemented. As reported...
20th January
Research suggests gambling spend reduced with deposit limit options removed
New research has suggested that online gamblers reduce their spending limits by nearly half once industry-set options for deposit limits are...
20th January
Netherlands online gaming launch delayed once again
The launch of the online gaming market in the Netherlands has been further delayed after the Dutch Remote Gambling Act (Koa)...
20th January
Macau visitor numbers down 85% year-on-year
A total of 5,896,848 people visited Macau in 2020, representing an 85% decline from 2019, according to the Statistics...
20th January
Prefectures in Japan prepare for further IR developments
Osaka is steadily moving forward with its integrated resort (IR) plans, but the city is also aiming for some restructuring....
20th January
The Star Gold Coast to develop new $310m hotel and apartment tower
The Star Entertainment Group has announced plans to develop a new AU$400m (US$310m) hotel and apartment tower at The...
19th January
Gambling Insider readers vote on black market issue
A number of recent developments have created a thought-provoking debate within the UK gambling industry regarding the threat of the black...
19th January
MGM Resorts withdraws Entain acquisition proposal
MGM Resorts International has decided against submitting a revised offer to acquire Ladbrokes and Coral operator Entain. The US casino operator submitted...
19th January
Enlabs shareholders with 11% stake reject Entain offer
Shareholders holding an 11% stake in Enlabs have rejected a bid from Entain to acquire the Baltics operator, as the offer...
19th January
Synot Games granted UK supplier licence
Synot Games has announced it has obtained a supplier licence from the Gambling Commission. The content supplier is...
19th January
New Mexico politicians propose to add casinos to racetracks
New Mexico might bring live poker, blackjack, craps and a sportsbook to its racetracks. Representative Raymundo Lara sponsors a bill that...
19th January
MGM China and Melco Resorts join Macau operators paying bonuses to employees
MGM China Holdings Ltd, the Macau casino operator, announced it would pay a discretionary bonus to eligible non-management staff. According to...
19th January
GKL extends casino closures in Seoul and Busan
South Korean foreigner-only casino operator Grand Korea Leisure (GKL) has extended the closure of its Seoul and Busan casinos...
18th January
The counterargument: Betting and Gaming Council launches animation to highlight black market threat
The black market debate is most certainly heating up in gambling right now, with the Gambling Commission accusing...
18th January
GI Huddle problem gambling series: Part 3 - women problem gamblers
In part 3 of our problem gambling series, the GI Huddle is joined by Matthew Hickey, interim CEO of the Gordon Moody...
18th January
Gambling Commission accuses gambling firms of exaggerating black market threat
UK gambling firms have been accused of exaggerating the scale of black market betting, in an attempt to fend...
18th January
Playtech signs virtual sports partnership with Danske Spil
Playtech has signed a partnership with Danske Spil to provide the Danish state-owned operator with its virtual sports portfolio. The deal with...
18th January
Scientific Games appoints Glen Saville as new Global Trading senior director
Scientific Games has announced the appointment of Glen Saville as its new Global Trading senior director. Saville will be based in Las...
18th January
Creative marketing: Sky Bet offers commentator bingo odds on Liverpool v Man Utd
Flutter Entertainment-owned Sky Betting & Gaming came up with a novel way for its players to wager on Liverpool v Manchester...
18th January
Thailand’s plans to legalize gambling face opposition
The legalisation of casinos in Thailand hit a hurdle as the Stop Gambling Foundation (SGF) warns legalisation won’t help with...
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