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Sweden’s gambling participation sees a slow but steady decline
For the first nine months of 2017, ending September, Sweden’s overall gambling revenue totalled SEK16.5bn ($1.97bn), a 3% increase on last...
AXL Affiliates acquires Astute Media for £22m
Online gaming affiliate network AXL Affiliates has announced the acquisition of UK-based media company Astute Media and its 12 subsidiary companies...
New Jersey states its case for sports betting
Representatives acting for the state of New Jersey and the New Jersey Thoroughbred Horseman’s association have filed legal briefs stating their...
Japan’s gambling addiction bill postponed until 2018
Japan’s two ruling coalition parties have announced that they have decided to maintain their stance on postponing the consideration of a...
William Hill’s Q3 results boosted by digital performance
In an update to investors, William Hill posted its highly anticipated financial results for the third quarter of 2017. The...
Genting Hong Kong offloads shares worth $270m in Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings
Genting Hong Kong has announced the sale of ten million shares in its cruise operator, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings for a...
Tabcorp/Tatts Group merger back on?
The Australian Competition Tribunal (ACT) has approved for a second time the A$11.3bn merger between Australian lottery operator Tabcorp and its...
32Red signs Carl Frampton as brand ambassador
Online sports betting company 32Red have announced the signing of a multi-fight agreement with Northern Irish former two-weight world champion boxer...
NBA changes its stance on legalised sports betting in US
In an about-face, the National Basketball Association (NBA) has announced that it will lend its voice to lobbying efforts to legalise...
Sky Bet signs record EFL sponsorship deal
Sports betting company Sky Bet has announced the signing of a record extension to its sponsorship deal with the English Football...
Caesars to buy two casinos in Indiana for $1.7bn
Global casino and hotel developer Caesars Entertainment Corporation is reportedly in the final stages of negotiations to buy two casino properties...
Greentube appoints Michael Bauer as Chief Games Officer
Gaming service provider Greentube, the interactive division of Novomatic, has announced the appointment of Michael Bauer to the position of Chief...
Second time lucky for Ponca Tribe after casino approval?
The Ponca Tribe of Nebraska has received approval from the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) to build a casino in Carter...
Britain to regulate binary trading from January
British financial regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), has this week announced it will begin regulating binary trading from January. ...
Stars Group eyeing $2.5bn war chest for M&A
Global gaming technology provider The Stars Group has revealed that it could raise almost $2.5bn to fund new business acquisitions in...
South Africa’s GGR forecast to reach £2bn in 2021
According to a recent report published by auditing firm PwC, South Africa’s gross annual gambling revenues (GGR) are forecast to reach...
Caesars betting big on Japan with two resorts
Global hotel and casino operator Caesars Entertainment Corporation has presented plans to build two integrated resort developments in the Japanese cities...
Online gaming bolsters Atlantic City’s positive growth
A solid month for the online segment has boosted Atlantic City's casino revenues to $206m in October, with the year-to-date figure...
Greek giant OPAP’s net profits climbs 64% in third quarter
Greece-based giant OPAP has announced an impressive 64% climb in net profit during the July to September period, mainly driven by...
Online poker and sports betting bump France’s Q3 results
French gaming regulator, ARJEL, has this week released its third financial update of the year, showing solid revenue growth prompted by...
OddsMonkey slips on ASA banana skin
Sports betting site OddsMonkey has become the latest gambling related entity to fall foul of the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) over...
IGT revenues down 6% amid mounting losses in Q3 2017
Global gaming company IGT has announced a 6% constant currency drop in its year-on-year revenue for the third quarter of 2017. ...
The UKGC lays out its future strategy
The UK Gambling Commission has released its proposal for a new three-year five-point plan that will help to further strengthen the...
JackpotJoy Group revenues up 14% in Q3 2017
Online bingo operator JackpotJoy Group has revealed a 14% year-on-year rise in its gaming revenues for the third quarter of 2017. ...
New York hitches to the US sports betting bandwagon
Legislators in New York are considering proposals that would allow sports betting in casinos, off track betting facilities and race tracks...
Cashmio signs up former Mr Green Head of Affiliates
Online casino operator Cashmio has announced the appointment of Tobias Regnestam as its chief operating officer, with effect from the 20th...
Ladbrokes could lose a fifth of annual revenue depending on FOBT verdict
We are only two weeks into the 12-week consultation period that will determine the future of all UK betting shops, and...
Illinois online gaming and DFS bill misses the cut
Representatives in the Illinois state legislature have failed to approve or reject a bill which would see online poker, casino games...
William Hill files legal complaint over Scientific Games/NYX merger
UK and Ireland bookmaker William Hill plc has announced the filing of a legal complaint against the proposed acquisition of NYX...
Bermuda gaming industry cleans house
Legislators in the Bermudan Parliament have tabled an amendment to the country's existing gaming laws which will allow the government to...
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