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Thursday, 31st January 2019
The Gambling Commission has warned operators over the use of gagging orders. This follows a series of incidents where consumers have been paid in exchange for not discussing their experiences with the...
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Thursday, 31st January 2019
The American Gaming Association (AGA) has produced data on the support for legalised sports betting within the US. According to the AGA-commissioned data, 79% of Americans either support or want to see...
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Thursday, 31st January 2019
Betsson CEO Pontus Lindwall has stressed the difficulty of coping with integration with other businesses. The operator’s 2017 was described as “turbulent” by its chief, as its operating...
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Thursday, 31st January 2019
Wynn Resorts has announced its year-on-year operating revenue for Q4 increased by 4%, rising to $1.69bn. In 2018, full-year operating revenues increased by 11% to $6.72bn. It was Wynn Palace which excelled,...
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Thursday, 31st January 2019
Konami’s Gaming & Systems division has reported a year-on-year rise in both revenue and profit for the nine months ending 31 December 2018. Including all of its divisions, Konami’s revenue...
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Thursday, 31st January 2019
Rank Group has announced a 2% fall in year-on-year group revenue for the six months ending 31 December 2018. The operator did see a 16% increase in digital revenue, in a period which saw Mecca and Grosvenor...
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Wednesday, 30th January 2019
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City has launched its land-based and online sportsbook in New Jersey. Both HardRockSports.com and HardRockCasino.com will be powered by Gaming Innovation Group (GiG). The...
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Wednesday, 30th January 2019
SBTech has partnered with California-based Pala Interactive to offer its sportsbook technology brands. The five-year agreement will see SBTech’s sportsbook solutions integrated into Pala Interactive’s...
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Wednesday, 30th January 2019
Steve Walther embodies the term “industry veteran.” Konami’s Senior Director, Marketing & Product Management, has been involved in gaming for almost 27 years, spending the last six...
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Wednesday, 30th January 2019
GeoComply Chairperson Anna Sainsbury has joined the American Gaming Association’s (AGA) board of directors. The AGA believes the appointment will benefit the gaming industry, as online gaming and...
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Wednesday, 30th January 2019
MGM Resorts International and MGM Growth Properties have announced the acquisition of Empire City Casino in Yonkers, New York, for approximately $850m. MGM Resorts has agreed it will pay an extra $50m...
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Tuesday, 29th January 2019
Operator 888 Holdings has launched its 888Casino brand in the regulated Portuguese market. The company also entered the Swedish market at the start of the year and plans to launch 888Poker in Portugal...
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Tuesday, 29th January 2019
The state of Rhode Island accepted $13.1m in sports betting handle during its first full month of legalised sports wagering. According to figures released by the Rhode Island Lottery, Twin River Casino...
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Tuesday, 29th January 2019
Colossus Bets has today been granted a license to operate a totalisator by the Oregon Racing Commission. Its new license will allow North American operators to use Colossus Bets horseracing pools. Sean...
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Tuesday, 29th January 2019
Wynn Resorts and Genting Group have agreed a settlement on a dispute involving trade dress and copyright infringement. Wynn Resorts had accused Genting of copying its appearance after the Malaysian operator...
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Tuesday, 29th January 2019
Betway today rejected reports that the operator has been sanctioned by the Belgium Gaming Commission (BGC). Earlier stories suggested it was under scrutiny for holding close links to illegal sites. The...
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Tuesday, 29th January 2019
Four expert speakers have confirmed their participation in this year’s AffiliateCon Sofia SEO Mega Panel, on 15 and 16 May. SEO experts Stanislav Dimitrov, Gennadiy Vorobyov, Lyubomir Popov and...
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Tuesday, 29th January 2019
Wynn Resorts has admitted executives failed to report sexual misconduct allegations against Steve Wynn, according to reports in the US. Founder, former President and CEO Wynn resigned last February in...
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Tuesday, 29th January 2019
The New York State Gaming Commission has voted to approve the regulation of sports betting in the state’s four private casinos. However, regulation will also apply to the state's Indian-operated...
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Monday, 28th January 2019
Kindred Group has agreed a five-year partnership with Mohegan Sun Pocono in Pennsylvania, with a view to extending for two additional five-year terms. The deal allows Kindred to offer both online and...
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Monday, 28th January 2019
A famous cartoon character once joked the key to killing two birds with one stone is "big rock, small birds." Unfortunately for gaming companies, engagement and responsible gambling are far from "small...
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Monday, 28th January 2019
A study shows 22.7 million Americans will bet $6bn on the Super Bowl this year, according to the American Gaming Association (AGA). Conducted on behalf of the AGA, Morning Consult surveyed a national...
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Monday, 28th January 2019
Scientific Games and Caesars Entertainment have launched sports betting at Harrah’s Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack in Pennsylvania. Philadelphia is now home to a handful of sports betting resorts,...
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Monday, 28th January 2019
The American Gaming Association (AGA) claims the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) President ignored the black market when expressing his views on sports betting last week. Mark Emmert spoke...
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Monday, 28th January 2019
Bet365 owners Denise, John and Peter Coates were Britain’s second-highest tax payers in 2018, according to The Sunday Times. The trio’s wealth for 2018 was reportedly £5.75bn ($7.57bn),...
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Monday, 28th January 2019
Paddy Power Betfair and The Stars Group are believed to have held a meeting last year to discuss  the possibility of a merger. According to The Sunday Times, no agreement was made and discussions...
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Friday, 25th January 2019
Hard Rock Online Gaming is close to launching an online sportsbook in New Jersey, powered by Gaming Innovation Group (GiG). Supplier GiG secured a US sports betting agreement with Hard Rock in October,...
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Friday, 25th January 2019
National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) President Mark Emmert claims sports betting can still be detrimental to US college sports, despite recent advancements in US sports betting regulation. He...
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Friday, 25th January 2019
With the Global Gaming Awards London 2019 now less than two weeks away, the full Shortlist is available to view. The list of nominees can be seen for all 16 categories, with the published Shortlist coming...
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Friday, 25th January 2019
A group of nine Democratic state senators have introduced sports betting legislation in Connecticut, following an enacted sports betting law from 2017. The state never progressed under the 2017 law, due...
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Friday, 25th January 2019
The District of Columbia’s Mayor has signed a sports betting bill, a few months after the DC City Council passed sports betting legislation. DC Officials are now able to launch sports betting within...
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Thursday, 24th January 2019
MGM Resorts International has formed an ad-hoc board committee to evaluate its real estate portfolio and make strategic, value-enhancing recommendations. The operator says the committee will comprise...
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Thursday, 24th January 2019
Rush Street Interactive, the company behind playsugarhouse.com, has been issued with a $30k fine for allowing underage gamblers in New Jersey to place online bets for over a year. This is the first time...
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Thursday, 24th January 2019
Sportradar has announced the launch of Bayes Esports Solutions, a joint venture with esports big data company Dojo Madness. The duo had entered into an exclusive partnership two years ago, culminating...
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Thursday, 24th January 2019
Evolution Gaming has signed a live casino deal with DraftKings in New Jersey - the operator's first in history. The supplier will work with DraftKings from its US live studio in Atlantic City. The company...
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Thursday, 24th January 2019
Operator 888 Holdings has announced Itai Frieberger is standing down as CEO and has been replaced by Itai Pazner, previously the group’s COO. After more than 14 years with the operator, Frieberger...
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Thursday, 24th January 2019
Mkodo, an apps and digital experience agency, has warned gaming companies about Apple’s new App Store guidelines. Apple is soon to update its guidelines, which will state that any sportsbook, casinos,...
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Wednesday, 23rd January 2019
Betway has agreed a sponsorship deal with German esports team Berlin International Gaming (BIG). The two-year agreement will see the operator serve as the main sponsor for BIG’s esports teams, giving...
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Wednesday, 23rd January 2019
According to reports in Asia, the Japanese government will be limiting gambling adverts to international air and seaport terminals. The decision is an attempt to fight gambling addiction within the native...
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Wednesday, 23rd January 2019
GVC has launched its new global responsible gambling campaign, in association with the Harvard Medical School’s Division on Addiction. GVC’s Changing for the Bettor campaign pledges to double...
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Wednesday, 23rd January 2019
Oron Barber, General Manager of CoinPoint, speaks to Nathan Joyes about his vision for the crypto-currency marketing agency. The company was founded in 2013. How far has it come in the last five years...
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Wednesday, 23rd January 2019
Data sent to Gambling Insider from Iovation’s 2019 Gambling Industry Report shows 9.2m fraudulent gambling transactions were stopped in 2018, with 518m transactions processed overall. The cyber-security...
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Wednesday, 23rd January 2019
An online casino group based in Cyprus and Curaçao has leaked information on more than 108 million bets, including personal details, deposits and withdrawals, according to ZDNet. The business...
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Wednesday, 23rd January 2019
Supplier Yggdrasil will provide Ladbrokes, Coral and Gala with its own casino slots gaming content. Customers for each brand will have access to Yggdrasil’s portfolio of casino slots, including...
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Tuesday, 22nd January 2019
Gaming’s largest conference has grown even bigger this year, as more than 600 exhibitors are expected to pack the conference floor at ICE London. The 612 exhibiting brands come from 66 different...
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Tuesday, 22nd January 2019
Nathan Joyes met up with Betconnect Co-founder Daniel Schreiber to see how the social betting platform is teaming up professional gamblers with ordinary punters. Can you explain to Gambling Insider what...
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Tuesday, 22nd January 2019
Gross gaming revenue (GGR) in Philippine casinos is expected to grow 9% year-on-year to 217bn pesos ($4.1bn) in 2019. Andrea Domingo, Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) Chairperson,...
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Tuesday, 22nd January 2019
Playtech BGT Sports has agreed to extend its deal to supply to Paddy Power’s retail self-service betting terminals in the UK and Ireland. BGT will introduce new content and features to the betting...
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Monday, 21st January 2019
Voting has officially closed for the Global Gaming Awards London 2019. After a rigorous initial process, a stellar panel of judges boasting some of the industry’s most influential executives have...
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Monday, 21st January 2019
Merging the roles of Chief Product Officer and Chief Technology Officer, Betsson Group has recruited Peter Frey. The operator credits Frey as being instrumental in developing Swedish newspaper, Aftonbladet,...
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Monday, 21st January 2019
Sands China has declared the company will pay out an interim dividend of HK$0.99 ($0.13) per share to shareholders in February. The shareholders eligible will be those registered as members of the company...
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Monday, 21st January 2019
Ruling in favour of Wynn Macau, a Malaysian judge has decided a fund manager must pay the operator $4.2m in unpaid credit. This is the first time a casino has been allowed to recover payments in the country, according...
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Monday, 21st January 2019
William Hill has detailed US and online strength in its latest trading update and says approximately 92% of MRG shareholders have accepted its £245m ($315m) acquisition offer.    Full-year...
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Friday, 18th January 2019
The American Gaming Association (AGA) has questioned the Department of Justice’s (DoJ) recent reversal on the Wire Act. The DoJ this week reversed its September 2011 opinion, which said the Wire...
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Friday, 18th January 2019
MGM Resorts International has appointed hedge fund partner Keith Meister to its board of directors, expanding it from 12 to 13 members. Meister is Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer at Corvex...
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Friday, 18th January 2019
Zeal Network’s shareholders have voted to approve its takeover offer of rival Lotto24. The German lottery operator was engaged in a public dispute with another rival, Lottoland, over the deal but...
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Friday, 18th January 2019
DraftKings is facing a lawsuit over its Sports Betting National Championship. The tournament had largely been seen as a success until the final day, when bettors were only able to place a wager on two...
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Friday, 18th January 2019
Betconnect, a new betting site, has launched out of Beta to allow punters to follow tips from professional gamblers. Players who sign up and download the app will receive personalised notifications when...
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Friday, 18th January 2019
Kambi and its partner, Greenwood Gaming and Entertainment, have opened their second land-based sportsbook in a week, at the South Philadelphia Turf Club in Pennsylvania.    The Turf Club received...
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Thursday, 17th January 2019
Senate President Dominick Ruggerio has introduced a bill to allow mobile sports wagering in Rhode Island. Speaking with @NBC10_Bill about my mobile sports betting proposal pic.twitter.com/Je8bE60SLW—...
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Thursday, 17th January 2019
With the expansion of legalised sports gambling within the US, the NBA’s COO and Deputy Commissioner Mark Tatum will look to reinforce gambling policies among its players, teams and staff. Tatum...
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Thursday, 17th January 2019
Supplier GAN announced gross operator revenue (GOR) of $116.3m for 2018. Q4 GOR grew 103.9% year-on-year to $41.8m; an increase of $15.1m from the previous month. In its quarterly publication, GAN...
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Thursday, 17th January 2019
The US Department of Justice (DoJ) will wait 90 days to implement its new opinion on the Federal Wire Act. On Monday, the DoJ reversed its September 2011 opinion, which interpreted the Wire Act as...
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Thursday, 17th January 2019
Four tennis players are currently being held in French custody, suspected of helping a gambling syndicate and fixing hundreds of professional tennis matches. The players are alleged to be working for...
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Thursday, 17th January 2019
William Hill will be the official sportsbook operator at Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino, pending the legalisation of sports betting in the state of Iowa. The deal will become official once the necessary...
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Wednesday, 16th January 2019
Delaware took $86.9m in sports betting handle during 2018. Full-scale sports wagering began on 5 May across three Delaware venues. Delaware Park took $60.8m in handle throughout the year, while Dover...
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Wednesday, 16th January 2019
For the first time in Sportradar’s history, the company has branched out into marketing for sports betting operators by launching Ad:s. Ad:s will offer bookmakers a wide range of marketing solutions...
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Wednesday, 16th January 2019
The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) reported gross gaming revenue (GGR) of $35.7m from two casinos for December. MGM Springfield generated $7.3m in GGR from table games and $14.3m from slot machines,...
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Wednesday, 16th January 2019
 Paddy Power Betfair is to use Scientific Games' Open Gaming System (OGS). SG Digital will provide the operator with the OGS content aggregation platform in new regulated markets, including the UK,...
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Wednesday, 16th January 2019
Erik Gullstrand has been promoted to leading Chief Product Officer at Swedish slots supplier Quickspin. The move will see Gullstrand execute Quickspin’s product strategy in 2019 onwards, based at...
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Tuesday, 15th January 2019
Following reports the UK government is considering banning the use of credit cards to gamble, the Gambling Insider editorial team argues for and against the latest potential regulatory hurdle...
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Tuesday, 15th January 2019
Lawmakers in Maine will debate whether to permit sports betting in the state. Bills allowing sports betting by Maine casinos or the state’s American Indian tribes are heading to the state legislature,...
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Tuesday, 15th January 2019
The US Department of Justice (DoJ) has issued a replacement for its 2011 opinion on the Federal Wire Act. In September 2011, the DoJ interpreted the Wire Act as legislation which only applies to sports...
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Tuesday, 15th January 2019
Pragmatic Play is ready to integrate its new live casino products. The supplier's new games will be hosted by live dealers in a newly constructed studio, which will also be available for mobile users. Pragmatic...
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Tuesday, 15th January 2019
New Jersey gaming win reached its highest annual total in six years in 2018, with the total rising 9% year-on-year to $2.9bn. This was the highest total achieved since 2012's $3.05bn, before internet...
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Tuesday, 15th January 2019
William Hill has settled its lawsuit against FanDuel, after alleging its rival plagiarised its betting guide.  The lawsuit alleged FanDuel copied diagrams as well as text, and even had a William...
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Tuesday, 15th January 2019
Habanero has appointed Carlos Carvajal as its new Service and Operations Manager.  Carvajal will focus on the product side of the business, liaising with existing and potential clients, and further...
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Monday, 14th January 2019
Ladbrokes Coral is set to extend its best odds guaranteed offer on all UK and Irish racing to its betting shops. The firm has decided to offer its online promotion in shops to help tackle the fixed-odds...
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Monday, 14th January 2019
There was controversy at the first-ever DraftKings Sports Betting National Championship over the weekend. The tournament took place in New Jersey, where handicappers started with a $5,000 bankroll on...
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Monday, 14th January 2019
Online casino operator Videoslots has appointed David Cutajar as its new Chief Financial Officer. Cutajar joined the Malta-based operator in 2016 as Head of Finance, doubling the number of employees in...
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Monday, 14th January 2019
The UK government is weighing up the possibility of banning the use of credit cards to gamble, in an attempt to battle problem gambling. Culture Secretary, Jeremy Wright, has asked for retail banks and...
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Monday, 14th January 2019
Carousel Group, a start-up operating in the online gambling sector, is close to finalising its launch of two new betting brands: SportsBetting.com and RaceBook.com. Users can bet on global sports via...
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Monday, 14th January 2019
Playtech has confirmed it entered the regulated Swedish market on 1 January 2019. The supplier is offering its casino and live dealer products via operator Paddy Power Betfair, while Bet365 is carrying...
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Friday, 11th January 2019
Zeal Network has rejected a non-binding Lottoland offer for the purchase of its core German business assets. The offer has been branded "significantly inadequate," with a price range of between €60m...
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Friday, 11th January 2019
West Virginia has filed a new bill in an attempt to legalise online casino and poker. The state has previously attempted to legalise online gambling but failed to do so. Yet the the legalisation of sports...
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Friday, 11th January 2019
Scientific Games has continued to build its relationship with the New Zealand Racing Board, which has launched its own sportsbook powered by OpenBet technology. The sportsbook "TAB" is now live to punters...
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Friday, 11th January 2019
The first casino-resort to be built in downtown Las Vegas from the ground up in more than 30 years is expected to open its doors in December 2020. Circa Resort has announced plans which include a boldly...
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Friday, 11th January 2019
Despite the repeal of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act in the US, Columbia Broadcasting System (CMS) will not be discussing gambling during its broadcasting of the 2019 Super Bowl. In...
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Friday, 11th January 2019
Pragmatic Play has been unveiled as the latest category sponsor for the Global Gaming Awards London 2019. Taking its place alongside the likes of SG Digital, Inbet Games, Asia Live Tech and Betradar,...
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Thursday, 10th January 2019
Ocean Resort Casino in Atlantic City is being acquired after just six months of operation. The new owner will make a $70m investment into the casino, which plans to remain open. According to the Associated...
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Thursday, 10th January 2019
The Nevada regulator has given William Hill US preliminary approval to add five more sportsbooks in the state. Based in Nevada, the operator will take over sports betting activities at four casinos run...
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Thursday, 10th January 2019
Details have been made public about illegal college football bets accepted by Caesars Entertainment in the state of New Jersey. Njgamblingsites.com has acquired a letter from New Jersey Deputy Attorney...
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Thursday, 10th January 2019
There was a time when Gavin Isaacs was synonymous with Scentific Games. Kicking off the New Year however, the Australian gaming exec was in an unfamiliar position, having ended his four-and-a-half-year...
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Thursday, 10th January 2019
FanDuel Group has expanded its agreement with GAN, adding online casino and account services for online sports betting in Pennsylvania and West Virginia. A statement from the supplier said the expanded...
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Thursday, 10th January 2019
Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak is set to appoint Sandra Douglass Morgan as the new chair of the Nevada Gaming Control Board. Morgan will replace current Chairwoman and Republican former state Senator Becky...
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Thursday, 10th January 2019
Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa will invest more than $11m into building a new sports betting venue. The construction plans include a new bar and sports wagering experience, expected to open in the summer....
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Wednesday, 9th January 2019
Chief Growth Officer Alessandro Focardi spoke exclusively to Gambling Insider about Global Gaming's success and drawbacks and what 2019 holds for the gaming group. Can you explain to me why you believe...
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Wednesday, 9th January 2019
The DC Council has delayed a decision on whether to award exclusive rights to offer a sports lottery in the city or to allow competitive bidding. Sports betting was legalised in Washington DC in December,...
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Wednesday, 9th January 2019
The voting process for this year’s Global Gaming Awards London is now underway, after the list of nominees was sent to the judging panel. Now in its second year following 2018’s inaugural...
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Wednesday, 9th January 2019
Parx Casino has soft-launched its new sportsbook, ahead of its potential opening on Thursday. The casino began to accept bets in the former 360 bar and lounge, monitored by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control...
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