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Friday, 6th December 2019
Michael Dugher has been appointed the Betting and Gaming Council’s new CEO. The Council was formed in July, replacing the Remote Gambling Association and Association of British Bookmakers, and is...
Friday, 6th December 2019
Caesars Entertainment has completed the sale of its Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino for $516.3m, including certain fees, expenses and $40m in seller financing. The operator has sold the property to a company...
Friday, 6th December 2019
Melco Resorts has announced plans to develop a 280-room hotel at a ski resort in Nagano, Japan. The project will see Melco invest in Okushiga Kogen ski resort through its hospitality investment fund. The...
Friday, 6th December 2019
The first wave of affiliate programmes attending AffiliateCon Sofia 2020 has been announced, with industry giants Bet365 and Kindred Group confirming their place at the annual show.   Respected players...
Friday, 6th December 2019
This week, Kambi officially became a member of the International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA). Speaking with Gambling Insider, Oliver Lamb, Head Sportsbook Controller at Kambi, explained how the...
Thursday, 5th December 2019
The Gambling Insider newsfeed has been like a Nordic-themed collage in recent weeks – littered with Scandinavian flags. The reasons for such Nordic prominence vary; from gambling yield tax hikes,...
Thursday, 5th December 2019
Gamesys Group and Scientific Games have partnered to launch a website dedicated to one of the UK’s popular slot games, Rainbow Riches. As well as the original Rainbow Riches games, the new website...
Thursday, 5th December 2019
Evolution Gaming CEO Martin Carlesund says he wants to build "the best company in the world," which starts with building the right team and balancing ambition with cost-efficiency. The live casino supplier...
Thursday, 5th December 2019
Century Casinos has received approval from the Missouri Gaming Commission to acquire the Isle Casino Cape Girardeau and Lady Luck Caruthersville from Eldorado Resorts. In June this year, Century Casinos...
Wednesday, 4th December 2019
Affiliate Better Collective has raised SEK 312m ($32.8m) through a directed share issue of four million new shares, earmarking the figure for future M & A activity. At a price of SEK 78 per share,...
Wednesday, 4th December 2019
The Danish branch of operator 888 has been ordered to amend its anti-money laundering (AML) procedures to meet requirements established in the Danish AML Act. Spillemyndigheden, the Danish Gambling Authority,...
Wednesday, 4th December 2019
According to a study conducted by the Swedish Gambling Authority (SGA), Swedish participation in gambling has dropped six percentage points year-on-year. Since the market’s re-regulation on 1 January,...
Wednesday, 4th December 2019
The English Premier League has officially kicked off on Amazon Prime, with Crystal Palace v Bournemouth and Burnley v Manchester City the first two Premier League football matches ever shown on the video...
Tuesday, 3rd December 2019
The Danish Government has revealed plans to increase online gambling tax by eight percentage points in its 2020 Finance Act. The government claims the new tax, which will see licensed online gambling...
Tuesday, 3rd December 2019
Veikkaus has vowed to remove one-fifth of its slot machines from Finnish shops by the end of 2020 – a total of 3,500. Speaking at a press conference in October, Veikkaus CEO Olli Sarekoski admitted...
Tuesday, 3rd December 2019
With European gaming operator Paf recently announcing a €25,000 ($27,700) loss limit for its players, and revealing a detailed breakdown of the different segments of its gaming revenue, Gambling Insider...
Tuesday, 3rd December 2019
IGT has announced the departure of its EVP and CFO Alberto Fornaro. Fornaro will maintain his position until the end of January 2020, when he will be replaced by current SVP and Chief Accounting Officer,...
Monday, 2nd December 2019
Spain's gross gaming revenue (GGR) was €191.7m ($211.5m) for Q3 2019, a rise of 5% year-on-year, and an increase of 7% from Q2. Of the country’s total GGR, betting revenue made up 53%, bingo...
Monday, 2nd December 2019
Speaking to Gambling Insider about NetEnt’s Perfect Blackjack game, NetEnt Live Director Andres Rengifo says an "engaging atmosphere" is perhaps the most important aspect of a live casino product. Live...
Monday, 2nd December 2019
Gross gaming revenue in Macau fell 9% year-on-year to MOP22.9bn ($2.9bn) for November, as the US-China trade war and Hong Kong protests continue to negatively affect results. The figures provided by the...
Friday, 29th November 2019
Earlier today, William Hill sent out a message to its affiliate partners, warning them against promoting unlicensed US operators alongside its own marketing materials. In its message, the operator told...
Friday, 29th November 2019
Intralot has expanded its sports betting offering in the US, after signing an extension to its deal with the New Hampshire Lottery. Governor Chris Sununu signed legislation in July authorising the New...
Friday, 29th November 2019
Speaking with Gambling Insider, Paul Sculpher, a consultant in the UK land-based casino industry, explained how retail operators can take learning from the online space for greater customer protection. Comparing...
Thursday, 28th November 2019
Last week, Vermantia and Kiron Interactive announced they had joined forces to deliver the “next generation” of virtual racing using real greyhound racing content. Gambling Insider caught...
Thursday, 28th November 2019
Patrik Hofbauer, CEO of Svenska Spel, has urged the Swedish Gambling Authority (SGA) to investigate operators offering lottery betting on other companies’ products. In a statement released on the...
Thursday, 28th November 2019
Gross gambling yield (GGY) in Great Britain fell 0.3% year-on-year for the period between April 2018 and March 2019, totalling £14.4bn ($18.6bn). Statistics from the Gambling Commission’s...
Thursday, 28th November 2019
Marathonbet has secured a new partnership with Spanish football club Real Madrid. The agreement will make Marathonbet the first official Russian partner of the La Liga team. The operator will receive...
Thursday, 28th November 2019
Environmental concerns form part of the reasoning which could see Hokkaido withdraw its proposal to host an integrated resort, Japan Times reports. Governor Naomichi Suzuki is expected to announce the...
Thursday, 28th November 2019
Wynn Resorts shareholders will receive $41m in a lawsuit settlement regarding allegations against the operator’s former CEO Steve Wynn. Shareholders began filing lawsuits against the company and...
Wednesday, 27th November 2019
The Gambling Commission and Spelinspektionen shook hands over a partnership that will increase cooperation between the two regulators. They are both responsible for overseeing two of gaming’s largest...

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