Gambling News

Thursday, 2nd July 2015
The city of Boston has begun issuing subpoenas in its lawsuit against the Massachusetts Gambling Commission. The two parties have been embroiled in a dispute since January concerning the Commission’s decision...
Wednesday, 1st July 2015
June’s monthly gross gaming revenue (GGR) for Macau is the lowest total to have been reported since November 2010. Figures released by the Macau Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau showed 17.36bn...
Wednesday, 1st July 2015
Operator Betfred has reported group turnover of £13.3bn for the 18-month period to 28 September 2014. The figure is a 66% year-on-year increase. Gross profit of £593m was reported, up 64%, while Betfred.com...
Tuesday, 30th June 2015
The British gambling industry has delivered a 5% rise in gross gambling yield (GGY) for the period October 2013 to September 2014, compared with April 2013 to March 2014. The industry generated GGY of...
Tuesday, 30th June 2015
A prominent Macau junket operator has been accused of laundering HK$1.8bn (£148m) through bank accounts in Hong Kong according to court documents released this week, report Reuters. Cheung Chi-tai has...
Tuesday, 30th June 2015
Betsson is to acquire fellow operator Europe-Bet in a deal worth up to $85m. Europe-Bet is licensed in Georgia, and Betsson claims it will become the second largest local online operator in Georgia with...
Monday, 29th June 2015
William Hill has announced a start-up accelerator aimed at developing technological innovations for the gaming industry. The operator has dubbed the scheme “WHLabs” – formed through a partnership with...
Monday, 29th June 2015
Total gaming win in Nevada amounted to over $1bn for the first time since December 2013 in May. Figures released by the Nevada Gaming Control Board (NGCB) have showed a total of $1.003bn, which is a 3%...
Friday, 26th June 2015
A bill which seeks to ban all forms of online gambling has been reintroduced to the US Senate. Senators including Republican presidential hopefuls Marco Rubio and Lindsey Graham have filed S 1668, the...
Friday, 26th June 2015
Massachusetts has become the 40th US state to offer casino gambling, following the opening of the Plainridge Park Casino. The $250m casino has been developed by operator Penn National Gaming, which was...
Thursday, 25th June 2015
Damian Cope is to leave the position of managing director, international of operator Ladbrokes, as part of a restructure of its international operations. Nine other roles in the centrally-based international...
Wednesday, 24th June 2015
Californians for Responsible iPoker, a coalition campaigning for legal online poker in California that includes provider Amaya Gaming and its PokerStars brand, has launched a website and advertising campaign. The...
Tuesday, 23rd June 2015
Operators Ladbrokes and Gala Coral have both confirmed that the two companies have held discussions over a potential merger. The merger would be between Ladbrokes and Coral Retail, Eurobet Retail and Gala...
Monday, 22nd June 2015
Operator BwinParty has agreed to sell all of its interests in World Poker Tour (WPT) to developer Ourgame International Holdings for $35m. The acquisition fee, which is payable in cash, is subject to adjustment...
Thursday, 18th June 2015
The Advertising Standards Authority, the regulator for advertising in the UK, has upheld a complaint relating to three advertisements on operator William Hill’s Twitter feed. The first of the ads in question...
Wednesday, 17th June 2015
Operator Betfair has reported a 53% operating profit increase for the year ended 30 April. The total of £94.3m is up from £61.6m, while revenue also went up, rising 21% to £476.5m. EBITDA improved 32%...
Wednesday, 17th June 2015
Online operator 12BET has been named the new official betting partner of Premier League football club Swansea City for the 2015/16 season. The deal will see 12BET maintain a strong advertising presence...
Friday, 12th June 2015
Two of the largest shareholders in operator BwinParty have placed 50 million shares. Trustees for Emerald Bay and Stinson Ridge, which is owned by operator PartyGaming founders Ruth Parasol and her former...
Thursday, 11th June 2015
Sarah Harrison is to become the new chief executive of UK gambling regulator the Gambling Commission (UKGC). Having worked as senior partner, sustainable development for electricity and gas market regulator...
Wednesday, 10th June 2015
A new bill seeking to legalise online gambling in Pennsylvania has been introduced. SB 900, which is the first Pennsylvania online gambling bill to originate in the state Senate, is sponsored by Senator...
Tuesday, 9th June 2015
Susan O’Leary has been announced as Alderney’s new director of e-commerce. Promoting the jurisdiction’s presence in the gambling industry will be one of O’Leary’s primary duties, under the regulatory regime...
Monday, 8th June 2015
Operator William Hill has pulled its services out of Romania, effective from 2 June. Hills informed its customers and affiliates of its decision via email. The email read: “We would like to inform you...
Monday, 8th June 2015
Las Vegas Sands Corporation CEO and chairman Sheldon Adelson has confirmed it is considering the possibility of a takeover of fellow casino operator Wynn Resorts. The issue was addressed at Sands’ annual...
Friday, 5th June 2015
Affiliates that have promoted illegal gambling sites in New Jersey will not face enforcement action, providing they cease such operations within an allocated time. The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement...
Tuesday, 2nd June 2015
Gross gaming revenue (GGR) in Macau has now declined year-on-year for 12 consecutive months, following May’s 37% drop to 20.35bn patacas. The monthly total is an increase from April’s 19.17bn patacas,...
Monday, 1st June 2015
Provider Playtech has agreed to acquire trading platform Plus500 for an approximate £459.6m. The terms of the deal mean that Plus500 shareholders will be entitled to receive 400 pence per share. The agreement...
Friday, 29th May 2015
Provider NYX Gaming Group has recorded a 98% year-on-year revenue increase to CAD$9.9m for the first quarter of 2015. NYX has in part described the revenue increase as a result of its acquisition of poker...
Friday, 29th May 2015
A bill to legalise online poker in California has been approved by the Assembly Appropriations Committee. AB 431, which was introduced by Assemblyman Adam Gray in February, received 14 yes votes and zero...
Thursday, 28th May 2015
Provider Aristocrat Leisure has reported a 74% year-on-year revenue increase to A$685m for the six-month period ending 31 March. EBITDA went up 121% to A$243.4m, and operating cash flow ascended 66% to...
Wednesday, 27th May 2015
PokerStars has reached an agreement with Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo, who will become a team ambassador and will promote the operator in global marketing campaigns. Ronaldo, who plays for ten-time...
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