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Thursday, 15th April 2021
Entain has reported a 13% drop in total net gaming revenue (NGR) for the first quarter of 2021, despite online NGR growing 33%. The group, which owns the Ladbrokes and Coral brands, announced a “strong...
Thursday, 15th April 2021
The Macau government announced a project called “Stay, Dine and See Macao” that offers subsidies for local residents to stay in hotels and take part in tours. The project will be active between...
Thursday, 15th April 2021
GambleAware has published details of its donations for the 12 months ending 31 March 2021, with the charity receiving a total of £19m ($26m) in voluntary donations. The total is a 47% rise from...
Wednesday, 14th April 2021
Online lotto betting operator Lottoland has announced the addition of two new charity partners, The Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS) Association UK and Blue Cross. The pair will be included in the operators...
Wednesday, 14th April 2021
In a conference call, Bally’s executive Soo Kim has gone into detail over the company’s recent strategy and acquisitions. Recently, Bally’s Corporation announced strong preliminary numbers...
Wednesday, 14th April 2021
Operator theScore has reported its financial results for the three and six months ended February 28, 2021, with its financial year slightly different to the conventional calendar. In that period the brand's...
Wednesday, 14th April 2021
Leaders from the global games industry have committed to reactivate the #PlayApartTogether initiative launched one year ago in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO). In April 2020, a...
Wednesday, 14th April 2021
Macau government plans to amend its laws to regulate the issuance of a virtual RMB. According to CEO Ho Iat Seng (pictured), the introduction of a digital currency will help combat money laundering and...
Wednesday, 14th April 2021
Crown Resorts Limited shared a letter it received from Blackstone regarding modifications to the acquisition proposal that Crown received last month. The Blackstone Group Inc sent an unsolicited indicative...
Wednesday, 14th April 2021
Belgian-based gambling partner Gaming1 has joined the International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA). Part of the Ardent Group, Gaming1 has retail and online sports betting operations in both the...
Tuesday, 13th April 2021
Fast Track CRM has announced a deal with Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) which will see it support GiG’s operators. Fast Track will now be available on GiG’s igaming platform, aiming to...
Tuesday, 13th April 2021
The Taiwanese Government believes changes to the lottery will encourage people to ask for more cloud receipts.  In Taiwan, cloud receipts amounted for 31.6% of all electronic receipts last year, according...
Tuesday, 13th April 2021
Gamesys has announced its trading figures for the first quarter of 2021, which demonstrate strong online performance.  The company’s total revenue reached £197.8m ($272.1m) for Q1,...
Tuesday, 13th April 2021
On the GI Huddle this week, we're joined by Peter Montegriffo QC, of Hassans International Law Firm Ltd, and Ed Allison-Wright, of World Trade Center Gibraltar. With so much happening across the jurisdiction's...
Tuesday, 13th April 2021
In a joint statement, Bally's and Gamesys revealed that last month their boards had reached an agreement where Bally’s Corporation would acquire Gamesys.  The combination will be finalised...
Tuesday, 13th April 2021
The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has welcomed the reopening of betting shops in England and Wales. On 12 April 2021, around 6,000 bookies commenced operations for the first time since December 2020,...
Tuesday, 13th April 2021
Federal Group, a casino operator in Tasmania, confirmed two of the venues were forced to shut down due to a ransomware attack. The cyber attack, which began on 3 April 2021, affected pokies machines and...
Tuesday, 13th April 2021
SkyCity Entertainment Group Limited has announced it will “permanently cease dealing with all junket operators, effective immediately, and continue to operate its International Business division...
Tuesday, 13th April 2021
Kiwibank has consulted with the Problem Gambling Foundation to let people put a block on payments to casinos and gaming websites from their debit and credit cards. According to the New Zealand firm, it...
Monday, 12th April 2021
The Grand National became the latest sports betting event to report record-breaking figures over the weekend. Last week, Entain projected the Grand National would become the biggest sports wagering event...
Monday, 12th April 2021
The ‘Clubs in Crisis’ fund, funded by Flutter Entertainment, is accepting applications from grassroots clubs starting today. A partnership between Cash4Clubs and Made by Sport started the...
Monday, 12th April 2021
Italian gaming company Sisal has launched an unexpected bid to run the National Lottery. Sisal runs Italy’s SuperEnalotto national lottery but now wishes to operate the UK's lottery product and...
Monday, 12th April 2021
EveryMatrix will add Helio Gaming to its igaming Integration Platform CasinoEngine. EveryMatrix’s CasinoEngine gives companies access to over 11,500 games across more than 175 providers, as companies...
Monday, 12th April 2021
Supplier Relax Gaming has announced Print studios as the newest member of its Silver Bullet programme. The Silver Bullet programme is a market offering which brings different studios to the Relax network....
Monday, 12th April 2021
Evolution Gaming Group has entered into an agreement to acquire the entire issued share capital of Big Time Gaming for €450m (£389m). Payable in cash and Evolution shares, the total up-front...
Monday, 12th April 2021
Victorians’ losses to online bookmakers amounted to over AU$1.4bn (US$1.07bn) in the second half of 2020, an increase of AU$375m from the same period in 2019, amid Covid-19 restrictions in Melbourne. In...
Monday, 12th April 2021
A royal commission into Crown Perth in Western Australia began today with a brief public hearing, with further essential hearings scheduled for May. The commission will have two points of focus: whether...
Monday, 12th April 2021
Crown Resorts Limited announced the appointment of Bruce Carter as a new non-executive director to the board. Carter has over 40 years of experience working in the public and private sectors. Previously,...
Monday, 12th April 2021
Betting shops in England and Wales will reopen today for the first time in 2021 amid the latest easing of Covid-19 restrictions in each country. Such shops have been closed since 26 December 2020 due...
Friday, 9th April 2021
The Swedish Trade Association for Online Gambling, or BOS (Branschföreningen för Onlinespel), has again warned of the dangers of the unregulated gaming market, amid the proposal to extend the...