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Tuesday, 18th June 2019
Player Engagement is one of the hottest topics in the online gaming industry. As acquisition costs increase, the need to attract and retain players is becoming more important than ever. Skywind Group Managing...
Tuesday, 18th June 2019
Scott Warfield, Managing Director of Gaming at Nascar, speaks exclusively to Gambling Insider about how core fans will "evangelise" its betting market and expand Nascar's audience.  You’ve...
Tuesday, 18th June 2019
Labour Deputy Leader Tom Watson has announced his party would set up a new gambling ombudsman to protect vulnerable players if elected. When contacted for comment by Gambling Insider, the Gambling Commission...
Tuesday, 18th June 2019
The New York State Senate has approved a mobile sports betting bill. However, there is little confidence the bill will be written into law by the end of the state’s legislative session on Wednesday. The...
Monday, 17th June 2019
Eldorado Resorts has agreed to sell its Mountaineer Casino Racetrack and Resort, Isle Casino Cape Girardeau and Lady Luck Casino Caruthersville properties for $385m. Century Casinos has aquired the operating...
Monday, 17th June 2019
Esports Entertainment has partnered with the majority owners of both NBA team the Philadelphia 76ers and NHL team the New Jersey Devils to offer player-to-player esports betting. The gaming company has...
Monday, 17th June 2019
Taking aim at the gambling industry once again, Tom Watson, Labour MP for West Bromwich East and Shadow Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, recently wrote: "It is obvious to anyone...
Monday, 17th June 2019
Scientific Games has taken legal action that may lead to the redemption of a 9.34% stake from its third-largest shareholder, Sylebra Holdings. The supplier has said in its lawsuit Sylebra is being investigated...
Monday, 17th June 2019
Sports betting revenue in Delaware fell 34% month-on-month for May, totalling $406,293. Overall handle fell slightly but remained more or less consistent with April, at $5.9m, in the last month before...
Friday, 14th June 2019
For years now, crypto-currency proponents have promised the inevitability of crypto and blockchain technology going mainstream. Like a politician running for election, those within the industry have to...
Friday, 14th June 2019
The severe weather conditions were not what horseracing goers were hoping for mid-June and neither were UK operators. Horseracing meetings at Chepstow and Newton Abbot have been abandoned on Friday, adding...
Friday, 14th June 2019
Sportsbet.io has secured a landmark partnership with English Premier League football club Watford. The deal, described as the largest in Watford’s history, makes the operator the first-ever crypto-currency...
Thursday, 13th June 2019
Fifa 20 Executive Producer Aaron McHardy has spoken out amid concerns surrounding the game’s Ultimate Team mode, stating: "we don’t think it’s gambling." Fifa Ultimate Team is an online...
Thursday, 13th June 2019
Arsenal has confirmed VBet as its new official betting and gaming partner until 2022. VBet, run and operated by BetConstruct, will have full access to first-team players to create content distributed...
Thursday, 13th June 2019
JPJ, formerly known as Jackpotjoy, is set to pay £490m ($621.1m) to acquire Gamesys Holdings Ltd. The deal will involve JPJ paying £250m in cash and £240m in shares, excluding Gamesys'...
Thursday, 13th June 2019
The Department of Justice (DoJ) is delaying implementation of its Federal Wire Act opinion until at least 2020, according to a memo distributed by the agency. Whether it will have any authority to do...
Thursday, 13th June 2019
New Jersey’s total gaming revenue for May grew 27% year-on-year, to $276.8m. The significant rise included $15.5m in sports wagering gross revenue and a 15% increase in casino win, to $222.9m. Internet...
Thursday, 13th June 2019
Platinum Gaming has been fined £1.6m ($2m) by the Gambling Commission for social responsibility and money laundering failures. Owned by Kindred Group, Platinum Gaming provides the license for Unibet’s...
Wednesday, 12th June 2019
Social and responsibility are words currently and frequently spoken by industry executives. Operators discuss advertising bans, the Gambling Commission releases data on children gambling and campaign groups...
Wednesday, 12th June 2019
Betfred has reported a £40.7m ($51.8m) loss after tax for the 12-month period ending 30 September 2018. The loss is significantly higher than the operator's 2017 deficit of £28.7m and was...
Wednesday, 12th June 2019
The Gambling Commission has ordered Gamesys to pay £1.2m ($1.5m) for failing to prevent gambling harm and breaching money laundering regulations. An investigation was launched into the operator’s...
Wednesday, 12th June 2019
In an industry where instant gratification is paramount, a gambling company’s speed can be its greatest asset. Not speed to market, as Amelco has demonstrated by taking two years to develop its...
Tuesday, 11th June 2019
Catena Media US General Manager Michael Daly has welcomed "healthy" competition from European affiliates moving into the US market. Better Collective recently purchased 60% of RotoGrinders shares for...
Tuesday, 11th June 2019
Inspired Entertainment has reached a definitive agreement to purchase the Gaming Technology Group (NTG) of Novomatic UK, for $120m in cash. Following the agreement, Inspired said it would be positioned...
Tuesday, 11th June 2019
US commercial casino gaming revenue reached an all-time high of $41.7bn for 2018; a 4% rise. The American Gaming Association (AGA) announced the industry  generated $9.7bn in gaming taxes for both...
Tuesday, 11th June 2019
Former Star Gold Coast COO Paul Arbuckle has been named CEO of Donaco International. Arbuckle will begin his new role on 12 June and will be paid A$400,000 (US$278,290) per annum, with incentives worth...
Tuesday, 11th June 2019
The New York Gaming Commission has approved regulations to allow sports betting at four of the state’s casinos. The Commission had voted to approve sports wagering in January and has now finalised...
Monday, 10th June 2019
Racing Post’s sports brand, Intellr, has launched its brand new in-play football product. The product will provide customers with in-play analysis of football matches from start to finish. As soon...
Monday, 10th June 2019
Online suppliers hoping to recreate the immersive experience of land-based slots must dedicate themselves to a high standard of commercial and technical probity, according to Yossi Barzely, Chief Business...
Monday, 10th June 2019
New Responsible Affiliates in Gambling (RAIG) Chairman Clive Hawkswood is aiming to separate the perception of the affiliate industry from the actions of certain outliers within the sector. The former...
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