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Friday, 22nd January 2021
The Global Lottery Monitoring System (GLMS) has reported a 41% year-on-year increase in the number of suspicious sports betting alerts generated to its members for 2020. The lottery industry sports betting...
Friday, 22nd January 2021
Tab New Zealand (Tab NZ) has seen its revenue for December rise 13% year-on-year as well as posting an increase in profit for the month. The racing statuary body and sports betting operator saw its gross...
Friday, 22nd January 2021
The police in Kuala Lumpur have arrested five men in a raid of a Seputeh condominium in connection with illegal online gambling activities. The raid was conducted by the Brickfields and City police CID....
Friday, 22nd January 2021
The Thailand government has set up three sub-committees to tackle illegal gambling dens, one of the main causes of the spread of COVID-19 in the country, according to officials. The first sub-committee...
Friday, 22nd January 2021
Macau casino resort The Londoner Macao will launch its first phase on 8 February. The announcement came from Sands China Ltd that operates the venue. The Londoner Macao, previously known as Sands Cotai...
Friday, 22nd January 2021
Esports Entertainment Group has completed its acquisition of esports events organiser Esports Gaming League (EGL). The esports and online gambling company first announced details of the deal in August...
Thursday, 21st January 2021
HSBC UK and First Direct have announced an increased cooling off period to their gambling block feature, from 24 hours to 72 hours, amid a rise in gambling throughout the latest lockdown. When switched...
Thursday, 21st January 2021
Entain has reported a 7% increase in year-on-year revenue for Q4 2020, mainly due to a significant increase in online activity. The Ladbrokes and Coral operator, previously known as GVC Holdings, saw...
Thursday, 21st January 2021
A total of 77 gambling addicts were added to the Macau Social Welfare Bureau’s (IAS) central registration system in 2020, a 30% decrease from 2019. Last year saw 110 people added to the system,...
Thursday, 21st January 2021
Kambi has expanded its worldwide offering by becoming the sports betting partner of Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA). The long-term partnership will see Kambi provide its sports betting technology...
Thursday, 21st January 2021
Galaxy Entertainment Group became the fifth operator to offer extra payments to eligible employees. The special one-off payment, equivalent to one month salary, will be granted on 10 February. 98% of its...
Thursday, 21st January 2021
Resorts World Genting (RWG), owned and operated by Genting Malaysia Bhd., announced a temporary closure of its venue from 22 January to 4 February 2021. The decision was made to comply with the Movement...
Thursday, 21st January 2021
Jette Nygaard-Andersen has been appointed as the new CEO of Entain with immediate effect. Nygaard-Andersen, currently an independent non-executive director of Entain, takes over from Shay Segev, who has...
Thursday, 21st January 2021
The Gambling Commission has published new data showing how the COVID-19 lockdown has impacted gambling behaviour in Great Britain. The data reflects the period between March and November 2020, covering...
Wednesday, 20th January 2021
Allied Esports Entertainment will be selling poker-related business and assets, including the entities comprising the World Poker Tour, to Element Partners, LLC. According to the agreement, Element will...
Wednesday, 20th January 2021
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 gaming technology supplier had...
Wednesday, 20th January 2021
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo believes the legalisation of online sports wagering could generate $500m in annual revenue once implemented. As reported by the New York Times, state officials also said...
Wednesday, 20th January 2021
New research has suggested that online gamblers reduce their spending limits by nearly half once industry-set options for deposit limits are removed. The research from the Behavioural Insights Team (BIT)...
Wednesday, 20th January 2021
The launch of the online gaming market in the Netherlands has been further delayed after the Dutch Remote Gambling Act (Koa) was pushed back by a month. Minister for Legal Protection Sander Dekker, announced...
Wednesday, 20th January 2021
A total of 5,896,848 people visited Macau in 2020, representing an 85% decline from 2019, according to the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC). Same-day visitors represented 52% of the total at 3,074,811,...
Wednesday, 20th January 2021
Osaka is steadily moving forward with its integrated resort (IR) plans, but the city is also aiming for some restructuring. An ordinance will be presented to the city’s council which most notably...
Wednesday, 20th January 2021
The Star Entertainment Group has announced plans to develop a new AU$400m (US$310m) hotel and apartment tower at The Star Gold Coast. The new 63-story development will include an internationally recognised...
Tuesday, 19th January 2021
A number of recent developments have created a thought-provoking debate within the UK gambling industry regarding the threat of the black market. On the one hand, the Gambling Commission has joined campaigners...
Tuesday, 19th January 2021
MGM Resorts International has decided against submitting a revised offer to acquire Ladbrokes and Coral operator Entain. The US casino operator submitted a proposal to acquire Entain, formerly known as...
Tuesday, 19th January 2021
Shareholders holding an 11% stake in Enlabs have rejected a bid from Entain to acquire the Baltics operator, as the offer “materially undervalues” the company. Earlier this month, Ladbrokes...
Tuesday, 19th January 2021
Synot Games has announced it has obtained a supplier licence from the Gambling Commission. The content supplier is also licensed by the Malta Gaming Authority, with its games certified in several jurisdictions...
Tuesday, 19th January 2021
New Mexico might bring live poker, blackjack, craps and a sportsbook to its racetracks. Representative Raymundo Lara sponsors a bill that would convert racinos, located in the state’s racetracks,...
Tuesday, 19th January 2021
MGM China Holdings Ltd, the Macau casino operator, announced it would pay a discretionary bonus to eligible non-management staff. According to the company, close to 90% of staff will receive these payments...
Tuesday, 19th January 2021
South Korean foreigner-only casino operator Grand Korea Leisure (GKL) has extended the closure of its Seoul and Busan casinos until at least 1 February amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The decision...
Monday, 18th January 2021
The black market debate is most certainly heating up in gambling right now, with the Gambling Commission accusing the industry of overstating the black market's threat. If the industry's go-to argument...