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Friday, 9th December 2016
Macau authorities have announced that they have not restricted daily cash withdrawals for Chinese gamblers, after a report to the contrary sent shares in the area’s major casino operators tumbling. The...
Friday, 9th December 2016
The Financial Times has reported that embattled sports-betting giant William Hill has failed to convince any of its top targets that taking on the challenge of turning around its business would be a fruitful...
Friday, 9th December 2016
Organisers of the Australian Open, which will be staged in January, have confirmed that the logo of bookmaker William Hill will not feature on or around the venue’s tennis courts. Tennis Australia said...
Thursday, 8th December 2016
Ladbrokes Australia has agreed a deal with Digital Sports Tech, a B2B provider of sports betting solutions, who will provide the operator with its player proposition betting offering known as “Player...
Thursday, 8th December 2016
Nevada Representative, Dina Titus has urged Donald Trump to oppose a group of state attorneys general who have called for online gambling to be banned in the US. Earlier this week, ten state attorneys...
Thursday, 8th December 2016
The call has come once again for FOBTs to have their maximum stakes dramatically lowered, after a committee of lawmakers highlighted the terminals as being a problem in the gambling industry. MPs are...
Thursday, 8th December 2016
William Hill and The Racing Partnership (TRP) have agreed on a long-term media rights deal. The deal will commence from 1 January , with TRP coverage being shown in William Hill’s 2,371 UK betting shops. This...
Wednesday, 7th December 2016
MotoGP has revealed today that, starting with the 2017 season; MotoGP, Moto2, and Moto3 seasons will all be monitored by Sportradar’s Integrity Services as one aspect of a multi-year partnership focused...
Wednesday, 7th December 2016
Playtech Plc has informed investors that it plans to issue a six million ordinary share buyback programme, representing approximately 1.85% of the company’s equity. The gaming software development company...
Wednesday, 7th December 2016
Jason Ader, CEO of Amaya shareholder and New York hedge fund SpringOwl, has made it clear that he opposes founder and ex-CEO David Baazov having any future associations with the Amaya itself. SpringOwl...
Wednesday, 7th December 2016
This week the government has decided to revise new rules regarding free bets, freeplays and discounted betting. Earlier this year, Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC) released an industry consultation...
Wednesday, 7th December 2016
Betsson has announced a new strategic fit with the acquisition of horse betting operator RaceBets. Established in 2007 as the leading horse racing bookmaker in Germany, RaceBets offers Betsson with a...
Tuesday, 6th December 2016
At a General Meeting in Stockholm earlier today, shareholders approved the proposed change of the name of the holding company from Unibet Group plc to Kindred Group plc. The decision to rename Unibet...
Tuesday, 6th December 2016
It has been announced today that gaming company Be The House is launching its Cash In Roulette online game with William Hill. Aiming to put an exciting new twist on the classic game, cash In Roulette offers...
Tuesday, 6th December 2016
Kenyan sports betting firms risk tighter controls if Parliament approves changes to the “Betting, Lotteries and Gaming Act”, with the proposed amendments imposing severe fines for non-compliant gambling...
Monday, 5th December 2016
Lucky Dragon hotel-casino launched with a soft open two weeks ago, on Saturday 3 December it had its official grand opening, a formal event with pyrotechnics and dancers. Andrew Fonfa, hotel president,...
Monday, 5th December 2016
Yahoo has been granted a gambling licence by the UK Gambling Commission to offer its daily fantasy sports (DFS) contests to players in the country. The operator’s DFS site offers contests in a variety...
Monday, 5th December 2016
Catena Media, a lead generation and online performance marketing company, has set a deal to acquire Casinouk.com and all related assets for £10.6m, payable once the agreement has been finalised. Once...
Monday, 5th December 2016
The long-awaited ‘casino bill’ has been passed in Japan’s Lower House Cabinet Committee, bringing Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party led by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe closer to its goal of...
Friday, 2nd December 2016
The body in charge of gambling regulation in the Netherlands has announced the introduction of a more hard line stance towards illegal gambling operators. Up to now, the Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has been...
Friday, 2nd December 2016
Tribal casino operator Mohegan Sun Tribal Gaming Authority (MTGA) is targeting approximately $750m in fees for its partnership in the Incheon casino project, according to reports. MTGA is a key partner...
Friday, 2nd December 2016
Online operator TopBetta Holdings has announced its entrance into a “landmark agreement” that sees Ladbrokes Australia sign on as the first wagering operator to use The Global Tote. The deal allows...
Thursday, 1st December 2016
The Advertising Standards Agency has banned an e-mail promotion from Betfred, which it concluded was ‘misleading to customers after two separate complaints. The promotional ‘welcome’ e-mail stated:...
Thursday, 1st December 2016
Publishing its results for the third quarter of 2016, international gaming solutions provider Intralot revealed a year-on-year increase in revenue of 16.2% to €320.6m Gross profit for the period fell...
Thursday, 1st December 2016
Having concluded its regulatory filing with the London Stock Exchange, Playtech Plc has completed its acquisition of 70% of Consolidated Financial Holdings A/S, a technology company based in London and...
Thursday, 1st December 2016
Macau, the heart of the world’s casino gaming industry, has reported a 14.4% rise in monthly gross revenue this November. The growth from MOP $16.4bn In November of 2015 to MOP $18.7bn of November 2016...
Wednesday, 30th November 2016
Keeping to its Q2 report, Intralot finalised the sale of an 80% stake in Intralot de Peru to Nexus Gaming for $68.7m. The deal was confirmed in May 2016. This is the latest in a string of sales and purchases...
Wednesday, 30th November 2016
Mr Green has confirmed that the company has officially moved its main market listing from Sweden’s mid-size Aktie Torget, to floating on the bigger Nasdaq Nordic Market (Stockholm). Founded in 2007,...
Wednesday, 30th November 2016
Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan, will need support from his Buddhist-backed coalition partner Komeito, a group of legislators whose ethical concerns on casinos have made them much more cautious about...
Wednesday, 30th November 2016
Online gambling software outfit Playtech has announced its co-founder Teddy Sagi has sold 12% of its stake in the company, ahead of the 10% originally planned, for £329m. The company announced yesterday...
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