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Wednesday, 31st January 2018
According to the American Gaming Association, only 3% of the total Super Bowl bets are expected to be legally wagered through licensed sports books in Nevada. The association has estimated that Americans...
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Wednesday, 31st January 2018
Online casino and affiliate operator LeoVegas AB has today been formally approved for listing on the main Nasdaq Stockholm regulated market by Nasdaq Stockholm's listing committee. The company has confirmed...
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Tuesday, 30th January 2018
According to reports, CVC Capital, the majority owner of Sky Betting and Gaming are considering the possibility of a stock market flotation of the online betting operator. The London-based private equity...
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Tuesday, 30th January 2018
Mansion Group has announced the rebrand of their affiliate business to Mansion Affiliates, replacing the previous iAffiliates company name. With continued sponsorship activities taking place under the...
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Monday, 29th January 2018
Australian casino operator Crown Resorts has announced the sale of a parcel of land in Las Vegas, Nevada for a sale price of $370m. The sale is the latest in a string of disinvestments undertaken by the...
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Monday, 29th January 2018
Betsson have announced that the company is undertaking a corporate restructuring and streamlining process that will see the company shed over 160 jobs, with 130 of those being in Malta. In a statement...
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Monday, 29th January 2018
Authorities in Japan are set to allow the sale of lottery tickets online from October, according to reports in the Japan Times. Japan’s internal affairs ministry announced the move on Friday, confirming...
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Monday, 29th January 2018
American based gaming company Ainsworth Game Technology have announced the commencement of the recruitment process to find a successor to its North American president Mike Dreitzer, who announced his resignation...
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Monday, 29th January 2018
In an effort to restructure its existing debts, worldwide gaming goliath, Scientific Games Corporation have announced that they will sell over $1.075bn in long term debt notes to investors in a private...
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Monday, 29th January 2018
Affiliate company Game Lounge, a subsidiary of Cherry AB has announced the acquisition of the online casino tracker site, Slottracker.com for a fee of €1m. The seller is US company, Innovative Game Solutions...
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Friday, 26th January 2018
At the beginning of January there was a milestone moment for shared liquidity platforms in Europe, and potentially worldwide, as PokerStars launched its French-Spanish site with combined player pools from...
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Friday, 26th January 2018
Isthmian League football team Enfield Town have become the first club in English league football to turn down sponsorship from a sports betting site, over concerns about match fixing and problem gambling. The...
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Friday, 26th January 2018
The CEO of gaming company Svenska Spel, Lennart Käll has announced that he will leave the role after almost seven years in charge of the Scandinavian gaming goliath. Käll, who has been in the role since...
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Friday, 26th January 2018
Global betting and gaming heavyweight GVC Holdings has announced that it will file an appeal against a potential €186.77m tax bill levied by the Greek government. The dispute centres on tax payable...
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Thursday, 25th January 2018
Officials from the state of Kansas have become the latest in 2018 proposing legislation that would legalise sports betting within their borders. Following the lead of congresses in Massachusetts, Mississippi...
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Thursday, 25th January 2018
International sports betting integrity body ESSA have announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with the English Rugby Football Union (RFU). Under the terms of the memorandum, which was signed...
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Thursday, 25th January 2018
Ahead of CashBet’s Initial Coin Offering, the cryptocurrency-enabled, mobile-first platform provider has announced a landmark partnership with Premier League football club Arsenal FC. The deal marks...
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Thursday, 25th January 2018
Affiliate network Gambling.com has announced the acquisition of a mobile performance marketing network company for £3m. Gambling.com will pay £3m in cash up front, with a potential earn-out of a maximum...
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Thursday, 25th January 2018
Executives from the National Basketball Association (NBA) have been outlining their vision for legalised sports betting in New York State as a model for sports betting across the US. In written testimony...
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Wednesday, 24th January 2018
Lawmakers in the US state of Massachusetts have become the latest to propose legislation that would ready the state for the demands of legalised sports betting. House bill SD2480, proposed by Massachusetts...
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Wednesday, 24th January 2018
UK bookmaker Ladbrokes has confirmed the signing of a two-year extension to its current sponsorship deal with the Scottish Professional Football League (SPFL) worth an estimated £5m over the next two...
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Wednesday, 24th January 2018
Scientific Games Corporation today announced selected Q4 2017 financial results amidst speculation that the company is looking to refinance a portion of its debts. The company have confirmed that it aims...
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Wednesday, 24th January 2018
Scientific Games Corporation today completed the acquisition of Tech Art, supplier of hole-card readers for blackjack, bringing to an end an acquisition deal which was first announced in October. Tech...
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Tuesday, 23rd January 2018
On a day when his company announced record fourth quarter profits, casino developer magnate Steve Wynn announced plans to build a new Wynn Resorts hotel in Las Vegas. The Wynn West, which will be located...
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Tuesday, 23rd January 2018
Public assistance charity Citizens Advice has called on the UK government to require betting companies to pay more to combat gambling-related harm, and replace the current system where the industry decides...
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Tuesday, 23rd January 2018
Sports ministers from the British and French governments have put pen to paper on a deal that will see them share expertise in tackling sports corruption and match fixing. Newly-appointed Secretary of...
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Tuesday, 23rd January 2018
Worldwide casino resort operator Wynn Resorts has revealed a 29.9% year-on-year rise in its net revenues during the fourth quarter of 2017. Publishing its financial results for the period, the casino...
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Monday, 22nd January 2018
BetStars, the online sports betting arm of The Stars Group has today announced the appointment of Andrew Lee as Managing Director, replacing Zeno Ossko. In his new role, Lee will be responsible for the...
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Monday, 22nd January 2018
The UK Government's 12-week long consultation period on the future of fixed odds betting terminals (FOBTs) comes to an end this week, and with speculation rife that the government is ready to reduce the...
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Monday, 22nd January 2018
Sports and betting data specialist Betradar has been named as the event sponsor for the inaugural Global Gaming Awards London. The company has chosen to partner with the industry’s premier awards, the...
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Monday, 22nd January 2018
Lawmakers in Mississippi are divided over the potential legalisation of sports betting in the state, with two bills at odds in the state senate. House Bill 1113, principally authored by Representative...
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Friday, 19th January 2018
Catena Media has announced the completion of a deal to acquire Dreamworx Online for €9.5m, of which €4m will be paid with newly issued shares in Catena, and the remaining €5.5m in cash. Dreamworx...
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Thursday, 18th January 2018
In a bid to increase its chances in obtaining a Japanese Integrated Resorts licence, Caesars Entertainment has created a strategic, ‘Japan Advisory Committee’. As the Shinzo Abe government continues...
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Wednesday, 17th January 2018
After months of deliberation, the wait is over: Gambling Insider is proud to announce the Global Gaming Awards London Shortlist for 2018. After hundreds of self-nomination submissions and recommendations...
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Wednesday, 17th January 2018
Spain’s Grupo Codere has announced an extensive management and governance restructure that will see the founding Martinez Sampedro family end their tenure in charge of the gambling operator. José Antonio...
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Wednesday, 17th January 2018
American credit card company Vantiv have announced the agreement of an £8bn deal to purchase British payment processing firm Worldpay. The combined business will trade under the name Worldpay Inc., with...
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Tuesday, 16th January 2018
A report published by Polish legal association Graj Legalnie has claimed that despite a recent amendment to the country's gambling act, over 60% of the Polish gambling market is still controlled by unlicensed...
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Tuesday, 16th January 2018
Members of congress from the Garden State have penned a letter to the US Department of Justice (DOJ) voicing their opposition to any plans by the Trump administration to clampdown on states allowing regulated...
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Tuesday, 16th January 2018
In an update to investors, William Hill has predicted a 11% year-on-year increase in profit for its 2017 full-year financial results. The forecasted results exceed analyst expectations, with full-year...
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Monday, 15th January 2018
Online gambling company Kindred Group has announced the launch of a new online social responsibility tool in partnership with Betfilter, which aims to help prevent minors from being exposed to gambling...
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Monday, 15th January 2018
The governor of the US state of Nevada has confirmed the appointment of Becky Harris to the post of Chairwoman of the Nevada Gaming Control Board, becoming the first woman to occupy the post since the...
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Monday, 15th January 2018
The body representing the UK amusement industry, BACTA, has suggested that the impact of the proposed cuts to stakes on Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs) has been ‘exaggerated’. Citing its own...
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Friday, 12th January 2018
Worldwide gaming iconoclast SEGA has announced the launch of a progressive slots based casino mobile application based on its portfolio of console games. SEGA Slots features classic SEGA games including...
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Friday, 12th January 2018
Online casino and gaming company LeoVegas have announced the signing of a £65m deal to acquire the assets of Alderney-based company Intellectual Property & Software Limited (IPS). The company has also...
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Friday, 12th January 2018
American daily fantasy sports heavyweight DraftKings has announced its intention to begin an “aggressive hiring campaign” that will see the company increase in size by 75% over the next 18 months. In...
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Thursday, 11th January 2018
Las Vegas-based gaming equipment manufacturer AGS has been recommended for approval to launch an initial public offering to become a publicly traded company by the Nevada Gaming Control Board (NGCB). The...
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Thursday, 11th January 2018
Online gambling group GVC Holdings has announced a 24% year-on-year rise in its net gaming revenues for the fourth quarter of 2017. Issuing its trading update for Q4 2017, the company reported total net...
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Thursday, 11th January 2018
Sportsbook operator Paddy Power Betfair has announced the appointment of two new CEOs to head up its European and Australian divisions. Dan Taylor has been appointed to the newly-created post of CEO for...
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Wednesday, 10th January 2018
At the backend of 2017, Novomatic AG announced that it would be exiting the German market as of the end of December. The gaming equipment supplier stated that it wanted to see greater clarity from the...
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Wednesday, 10th January 2018
In an update to investors, Nektan has posted strong Q2 FY18 results for the three months ending 31 December 2017. The gaming solutions and services provider reported a 41.6% year-on-year rise in net gaming...
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Wednesday, 10th January 2018
Australian gaming company Aristocrat Leisure Limited have announced the completion of its $990m purchase of American gaming company Big Fish Games Inc from Churchill Downs Incorporated. In an announcement...
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Wednesday, 10th January 2018
Italian legislators have launched a bidding process for 120 licences to operate online gaming in the country by publishing a notice in the Official Journal of the European Union. Of these 120 online gambling...
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Wednesday, 10th January 2018
US gaming industry experts Fantini Research have released their 2018 National Legislative Preview outlining the year’s biggest issues, and as expected, sports betting and online gaming dominate the review. With...
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Wednesday, 10th January 2018
By 2021, Cyprus’ first integrated resort worth €550m will open its doors to the public, after further details on the project were announced earlier this week. Representatives from the Melco-CNS consortium...
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Wednesday, 10th January 2018
Regulators in the US state of Pennsylvania will today commence an auction for the first of ten licences to build mini-casinos in the state. The auction is open to the state's 11 casino operators, who...
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Wednesday, 10th January 2018
The shuttered Revel Casino Resort has been sold for $200m to AC OCEAN WALK, a group led by Colorado-based investor, Bruce Deifik. The property will reopen during the summer of 2018 as the Ocean Resort...
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Wednesday, 10th January 2018
In announcing its Q4 financial results for 2017, Kambi generated a trading margin of 9.7% due to some unusually high numbers of favourable sporting results. The results massively exceeded expectations,...
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Tuesday, 9th January 2018
Affiliate network Gambling.com has launched a localised version of its affiliate site in the United States. Initially the site will focus on the New Jersey market, but the group have confirmed that their...
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Tuesday, 9th January 2018
Legislators in the US state of Indiana will soon consider a bill which will see sports betting legalised in the state, pending the outcome of the Supreme Court review into New Jersey’s sports betting...
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Tuesday, 9th January 2018
The state-run Michigan Lottery has announced the launch of a first of its kind online lottery affiliate program, in partnership with marketing technology and services provider Income Access. The new...
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Tuesday, 9th January 2018
Justices in the US Supreme Court have refused to conduct a review into the opening of a gambling hall in Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts by the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah). The petition...
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Monday, 8th January 2018
For the first time in three years, Macau has posted positive annual gaming revenue results. The region’s revenue plummeted to an all-time low in 2014, and since has been struggling to regain its composure....
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Monday, 8th January 2018
The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has confirmed that it is investigating seventeen remote gambling operators following the conclusion of its latest anti-money laundering and customer interaction compliance...
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Monday, 8th January 2018
South Korean casino operator Paradise Co Ltd has reported an 8.6% year-on-year decline in its full-year revenues for 2017. In its final filing for the financial year to the Korean stock exchange, the...
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Monday, 8th January 2018
The Spokane Tribe are set to open their third casino in their native Washington State this Monday, ending an eleven year wait to do so. The $40m 145 acre site in Airway Heights, just off highway 2 will...
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Monday, 8th January 2018
A lobbying group in the US state of Arkansas has submitted a proposal to the state's Attorney General that would allow for the construction of up to three casinos in the state if ratified. Under the...
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Friday, 5th January 2018
The acquisition deal between Scientific Games and NYX Gaming Group has now been completed, following months of legal challenges and retractions. Following the announcement from the global gaming group,...
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Thursday, 4th January 2018
The build up to the Global Gaming Awards London has now begun in earnest, with the judging panel now set to begin casting their votes and crowning the winners. The London ceremony celebrates the broad...
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Wednesday, 3rd January 2018
Fortbet, the majority shareholder in European bookmaker Fortuna Entertainment Group have announced that they will make formal takeover offer for the company. In a statement issued to Reuters, Fortbet...
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Tuesday, 2nd January 2018
Blueprint Gaming has completed the acquisition of omni-channel gaming provider Games Warehouse Group from the Harbour Group. Part of the Gauselmann Group, Blueprint Gaming develops and creates games for...
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Tuesday, 2nd January 2018
In its final deal of 2017, Better Collective has acquired the assets of Goal.pl Group in a bid to extend its presence in the regulated Polish market. The final acquisition marks the eighth major deal of...
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Tuesday, 2nd January 2018
Concluding in 2017, Crown Resorts announced that it has agreed to the $150m sale of its majority stake in CrownBet that is set to be completed by the end of February this year. The sale follows on from...
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