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Wednesday, 31st August 2016
Following the publishing of Gala Coral’s financial results for the 12 weeks ended 2 July (Q3) earlier today (Wednesday), CEO Carl Leaver spoke exclusively to Gambling Insider. Topics covered included...
Wednesday, 31st August 2016
Ladbrokes has received a warning from the UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) regarding a promotion that ran on its news microsite during UEFA Euro 2016. Relating to the Group B game between England...
Wednesday, 31st August 2016
Online operator 888 Holdings has moved to distance itself from the prospect of a merger with Rank Group, following the pair’s failed attempt to initiate a three-way merger with William Hill. While Rank...
Wednesday, 31st August 2016
Gala Coral remains on track to complete its merger with Ladbrokes in the autumn and a number of parties have expressed an interest in buying 350-400 shops from the merged entity in order to do so. That...
Tuesday, 30th August 2016
The London Affiliate Conference (LAC) and Financial Partners Expo (FPE) shows will be moving to ExCeL London from next year, the same home as the ICE Totally Gaming show. This follows the acquisition of...
Tuesday, 30th August 2016
Industry provider NYX Gaming Group has targeted long-term, sustainable revenue growth after recording a significant rise in revenue for the six months ended 30 June 2016. In a statement, NYX announced...
Tuesday, 30th August 2016
James Packer has relinquished his majority shareholding in Australian operator Crown Resorts, selling approximately 4.8% of the group’s issued share capital, around 35m shares, for a reported AUD$448m....
Tuesday, 30th August 2016
Atlantic City’s Trump Taj Mahal Casino Hotel remains set to close on 10 October, after its owner Carl Icahn rejected a settlement offer from a workers’ union that would have ended a dispute with the...
Friday, 26th August 2016
Rational Group and GVC Holdings have been granted long-term approval to continue to operate in the Romanian market by the country’s National Office for Gaming (ONJN). The new licences for each company...
Friday, 26th August 2016
“Sport has always acted as the gateway into gaming. Usually when people take our sports offering, they take the casino as well, given the platform, the omni-channel approach and the opportunity of converting...
Thursday, 25th August 2016
Following the publishing of Playtech’s financial results for the six months ended 30 June 2016 earlier today (Thursday), CEO Mor Weizer spoke to Gambling Insider about the highlights of the report as...
Thursday, 25th August 2016
A strong performance from structured agreements led to Playtech growing its revenues by 18% year-on-year to €337.7m for the six months ended 30 June. Casino accounted for a 52% majority of total revenue...
Wednesday, 24th August 2016
Paddy Power Betfair has now had a half year in operation since the two operators completed their merger in February, and there were a number of positive results in its H1 report covering the six months...
Wednesday, 24th August 2016
Paddy Power Betfair has posted its first set of interim H1 results, highlighting a rise in revenue of 18%, to £759m, and double-digit growth across its four core divisions. Underlying operating profit...
Tuesday, 23rd August 2016
Sportradar has partnered with the NHL to offer the North American sports league its Fraud Detection System (FDS) service. The FDS monitors betting patterns on sporting events and can notify analysts with...
Tuesday, 23rd August 2016
888Sport has launched a Pokémon-Go style geo-technology game that allows for football fans to search for free-bet offers when near to a stadium. The Free Bet Hunt game is available via the 888Sport app...
Tuesday, 23rd August 2016
Premier League football club West Ham United has announced the renewal of its sponsorship deal with Betway, which will see the operator's name emblazoned on the team’s shirts for the next three seasons....
Tuesday, 23rd August 2016
Macau’s newest casino, Wynn Palace, had its grand opening on Monday, and analysts have outlined mixed thoughts on how the casino will perform. The casino, situated in Cotai, was unveiled by Wynn Resorts...
Tuesday, 23rd August 2016
The Rank Group has posted a “solid set of results” for the 12 months to 30 June 2016, according to CEO Henry Birch, reporting pre-tax profit after exceptional items of £85.5m, a year-on-year increase...
Monday, 22nd August 2016
The affiliate network of Sweden-based Cherry AB, Game Lounge, has acquired industry affiliate Interclick Limited in a deal worth £1.1m. Interclick Limited has been active in the UK and German markets...
Monday, 22nd August 2016
The situation that William Hill, Rank Group and 888 Holdings have left themselves in is similar to that of the last three contestants on the game show Golden Balls. To those unfamiliar with the show, players...
Monday, 22nd August 2016
After months of anxious waiting and speculation, the Global Gaming Awards 2016 shortlist has been announced, with many of the industry’s key players being recognised. The shortlist has been completed...
Monday, 22nd August 2016
Mobile gaming solutions provider Nektan has moved to increase its working capital, selling three of its gaming brands to Buckingham HMB. The deal, worth an initial £1.75m in cash with a further £200,000...
Friday, 19th August 2016
Wynn Boston Harbor is reportedly set to open in June 2019 after clearing regulatory hurdles. Wynn Resorts won an important case brought against the construction of the casino by the City of Somerville...
Thursday, 18th August 2016
888 Holdings and The Rank Group have announced that they do not intend to make a firm offer for William Hill, and are withdrawing their much publicised proposal for a three way merger. Two non-binding...
Thursday, 18th August 2016
BetVictor has launched a man of the match (MOTM) market on Premier League games after agreeing an exclusive partnership with data provider WhoScored.com. The MOTM market will be decided by data and not...
Thursday, 18th August 2016
FanDuel and DraftKings (FD/DK) have taken steps towards getting back into Nevada, as the state’s Gaming Policy Committee (NGCP) published draft legislation that would make paid-entry fantasy sports exempt...
Thursday, 18th August 2016
The UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has upheld a complaint by a member of the public that a free bet promotion placed on Betway’s website earlier this year was misleading. The ad, which ran...
Wednesday, 17th August 2016
It is now near impossible to even imagine New Jersey being successful in its attempts to repeal the terms of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) of 1992, after the Third Circuit...
Wednesday, 17th August 2016
Crown Resorts has published its full year results for the 12 months to June 30, reporting a 23% decline in normalised net profit to AUD$406.2m, on the back of continued struggles in Macau. Actual net...
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