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28th May
Lottoland launches its first UK charity game
Lottoland has announced the launch of its first charity lottery game in the UK, aimed at raising money for four different...
28th May
Kangwon Land main floor re-opening delayed
South Korean casino and resort Kangwon Land announced it will delay re-opening its main gaming floor. It’s the only casino where...
28th May
Comment: True problem gambling progress needs industry togetherness and the right mentality
As I've written before on Gambling Insider, I will always defend the right to gamble, but I can't...
28th May
MGA study shows sports betting operators worst hit by pandemic
After conducting a survey with online operators this month, the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has published its findings in a report...
28th May
Playtech to donate £3.5m after taking "full responsibility" for PTES breaches
Playtech has said it takes full responsibility for regulatory breaches by subsidiary PT Entertainment Services (PTES) and will match the penalty...
28th May
Germany aims to restrict Visa cards
Casinos operating in Germany could lose access to Visa and MasterCard due to unauthorized gambling transactions. Visa reportedly requested its partner banks...
27th May
Sheikh accused of failing to pay £2m debt with Mayfair casino
Sheikh Salah Hamdan Albluewi has been accused of failing to settle a £2m ($2.46m) debt with a Mayfair casino, as reported...
27th May
Gambling Commission finds Playtech brand showed serious failings in tragic case
A Gambling Commission investigation has found PT Entertainment Services (PTES) showed serious social responsibility, anti-money laundering and VIP failings, following a...
27th May
MGM China acquires $302 million revolving credit facility
MGM China Holdings received a HK$2.34 billion ($302 million) revolving credit facility, with the possibility to increase it to HK$3.9 billion...
27th May
Nevada aims for 4 June re-openings
The long closure of the Las Vegas Strip is set to end on 4 June. Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak allowed the...
26th May
Regulation round-up: Italy's tax increase, sports betting exempt from Swedish restrictions
ITALY The Italian Government has approved a temporary tax on sports betting turnover, as the nation attempts to recover from the coronavirus...
26th May
Betting shops set for 15 June reopening in England
Betting shops in England should be on course to reopen from 15 June, after the UK Prime Minister announced further plans...
26th May
Macau suffers personal and financial losses
Earlier today, Stanley Ho, one of the pioneers of Macau gambling, died at the age of 98 in Hong Kong. At...
26th May
Racing Post set to resume printing as British horse racing returns
Racing Post newspaper is set to return to print next week after ceasing publication on 25 March as a result of...
25th May
Imperial Pacific International fears closure
Imperial Pacific International (IPI) stated it may have to permanently close the Imperial Palace‧Saipan resort due to a lack of finances....
22nd May
Scientific Games announces new CFO
Scientific Games has hired Michael Eklund as its new CFO, effective from 1 June 2020. Eklund worked for 20 years at Dell...
22nd May
Caesars casinos to reopen in Las Vegas when final clearance given
Caesars Entertainment has announced it is to resume operations at its Las Vegas casinos, once given the go ahead by the...
22nd May
Genting Malaysia announce losses
Genting Malaysia is preparing to re-open Resorts World Genting, its main casino, and announced results for the first quarter of 2020....
22nd May
Analysis: What does the ASA’s TV ad exposure data really tell us?
Today, the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) released data from its 2019 survey on children’s exposure to age-restricted TV ads. The annual report...
21st May
Svenska Spel launches IGT cashless gaming
Svenska Spel has launched IGT’s cashless gaming product, which allows customers to fund their Video Lottery Terminal (VLT) play directly from...
21st May
OPAP appoints Jan Karas as acting CEO
OPAP has announced chief commercial officer (CCO) Jan Karas will become the company's acting CEO, replacing the outgoing Damian Cope. Karas will...
21st May
Fontana resort faces another shutdown
Fontana Leisure Parks & Casino was forced to shut down for the second time in four years. The resort owned by...
21st May
Century Casinos plan to re-open by August
Century Casinos is planning to open all of its properties by August. The decision was incentivised by its Poland subsidiary (in...
21st May
GVC set for £200m refund due to overpaid tax on gaming machines
GVC Holdings has estimated it will receive approximately £200m ($244.4m) from a rebate because of overpaid tax paid on gaming machines...
21st May
Aristocrat H1 revenue up 7% despite “unprecedented challenges”
Aristocrat saw operating revenue of AU$2.25bn (US$1.47bn) for H1 of its financial year, a rise of 7% year-on-year. EBITDA was AU$707.6m, down...
20th May
Catena Media sees Q1 growth despite coronavirus impact
Despite the coronavirus pandemic impacting its sports segment, Catena Media saw Q1 revenue increase 2% year-on-year. Operating revenue grew to €26.7m ($29.3m),...
20th May
Another ‘ghost game’ in Brazil reportedly generates £1.4m in wagers
A ‘ghost game’ has taken place in Brazil, according to reports, providing a similar case to one in Ukraine earlier this...
20th May
Snooker governing body signs data agreement with MGA
The World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA) and the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) have created a new data sharing agreement...
20th May
Gambling.com Q1 revenue down 28%
Gambling.com revenue was €3.7m ($4.1m) for the first quarter of 2020, a fall of 28% year-on-year. Adjusted EBITDA was €740,000, down 58%...
20th May
Kangwon Land extends operating hours
Kangwon Land Co Ltd has received permission from South Korea’s Government to extend its operating hours. The casino is allowed to...
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