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Friday, 31st January 2020
SBTech has extended its partnership with Argyll Entertainment, signing a new five-year deal. The extension will allow the operator's SportNation brand to utilise SBTech’s technology and develop...
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Friday, 31st January 2020
After the announcement of its rebrand to Spotlight Sports Group, Gambling Insider stopped by the Racing Post office to speak with Louise Agran, Racing Post CMO, and Mark Renshaw, Racing Post COO. It’s...
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Friday, 31st January 2020
Ahead of ICE London 2020, Gambling Insider caught up with Yggdrasil CEO Fredrik Elmqvist and Head of Publishing Björn Krantz in central London. On the agenda was the supplier’s new Publishing...
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Friday, 31st January 2020
Racing Post Group has announced it is rebranding as Spotlight Sports Group. There are currently four businesses owned by the company, including Racing Post, Apsley, Independent Content Services and ANZ...
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Thursday, 30th January 2020
Mobile phone usage is still rising but concerns about security are still high, Iovation’s 2020 online gaming report has revealed. Online gaming transactions from mobile devices have increased 44%...
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Thursday, 30th January 2020
Stanislav Silin, Altenar CEO, speaks with Gambling Insider about the sports betting supplier’s new licenses, regulatory difficulties in Europe and how the company plans to stand out at ICE London. You’ve...
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Thursday, 30th January 2020
Rank Group grew its underlying net gaming revenue (NGR) by 10% year-on-year for the six months ended 31 December 2019, to £377.5m ($490.2m). Underlying operating profit increased 70% to £55.1m,...
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Wednesday, 29th January 2020
English Championship football team Queens Park Rangers (QPR) has changed shirt sponsor and betting partner from Royal Panda to fellow LeoVegas-owned sportsbook BetUK.com for the remainder of the season. With...
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Wednesday, 29th January 2020
Suspicious betting alerts in 2019 fell by 31% year-on-year, according to a report from the International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA). The IBIA integrity report found 183 alerts were reported...
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Wednesday, 29th January 2020
The Gambling Commission has partnered with Twitter to help people reduce the amount of gambling-related content they see on the platform. This is the first social media company the Gambling Commission...
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Wednesday, 29th January 2020
Penn National Gaming has acquired an initial 36% stake in digital sports media company Barstool Sports, in a deal worth $163m. The Pennsylvania-based casino and racetrack operator will initially invest...
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Wednesday, 29th January 2020
Looking ahead isn’t always easy. I’ve been challenging my dad to English Premier League predictions ever since I can remember. But, as the master consistently schools the student, I haven’t...
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Tuesday, 28th January 2020
Matt Wilson, CEO of Ball Street Network, believes marketing executives need a change of approach when attempting to cater for a millennial audience. Speaking with Gambling Insider, Wilson explained how...
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Tuesday, 28th January 2020
Supplier NetEnt has entered an agreement with Blueprint Gaming that will see its games launched on land-based platforms in the UK. Blueprint, as a result of the deal, will launch the NetEnt portfolio...
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Tuesday, 28th January 2020
In a blow to Macau's casinos, the number of tourists from mainland China travelling to the city for Chinese New Year has fallen 75% year-on-year, after the city confirmed its first cases of coronavirus...
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Monday, 27th January 2020
The tax paid by Bet365’s owners, Denise, John and Peter Coates rose by 177% from £156m ($204m) to £276m from 2018 to 2019, according to The Sunday Times. The family placed highest on...
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Monday, 27th January 2020
PokerStars Co-founder Isai Scheinberg has been taken into custody in New York City after voluntarily travelling to the US to face charges, according to a report from Forbes. Scheinberg had been indicted...
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Monday, 27th January 2020
Nektan has seen total revenue increase 14% year-on-year after publishing its financial results for 2019. Total revenue for the year ending 30 June 2019 increased to £22.6m ($29.6m) but total losses...
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Monday, 27th January 2020
DraftKings has removed Jade Roper Tolbert as winner of a daily fantasy sports (DFS) contest with a top prize of $1m. Earlier this month, Tolbert finished with the top score in the operator’s 'Millionaire...
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Friday, 24th January 2020
Crown Resorts has announced a management reshuffle, with John Alexander stepping down as Executive Chairman. Alexander will remain as Executive Director during the transition, which sees CFO Ken Barton...
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Friday, 24th January 2020
In August 1995, a well-known Scottish football pundit famously said "you can’t win anything with kids." He was discussing Manchester United’s youthful English Premier League team after a 3-1...
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Friday, 24th January 2020
Interwetten achieved gross gaming revenue growth of 25% year-on-year for 2019, generating €99.5m ($109.9m) in revenue. As part of the most successful financial year in the company’s 30-year...
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Friday, 24th January 2020
Adam Doyle, Head of Gaming at TruNarrative, talks through the basics of player protection and the Gambling Commission's requirements for operators. The Gambling Commission continues to take steps to better-protect...
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Thursday, 23rd January 2020
Scientific Games will provide its online gaming platform and games content portfolio for DraftKings in New Jersey. DraftKings provides daily fantasy sports (DFS) in the US and, since the overturning of...
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Thursday, 23rd January 2020
Lyle Wraxall, CEO of Digital Isle of Man, says the use of blockchain in online gaming is on the rise, although he has warned against the "hype" surrounding the technology. Digital Isle of Man, responsible...
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Thursday, 23rd January 2020
Gambling Insider would like to thank the companies to have secured category sponsorships at the Global Gaming Awards London 2020. Scientific Games, Pragmatic Play, EveryMatrix, 1xBet and Continent...
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Thursday, 23rd January 2020
Earlier this week, Juliet Adelstein was announced as Ganapati’s new CEO, due to replace Hiroki Hasegawa from 1 February. Since joining the gaming supplier in 2018, Adelstein has held multiple positions...
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Wednesday, 22nd January 2020
The German federal states have agreed in principle on a treaty that will allow country-wide online gambling in future. The treaty allows a nationwide license model which would permit virtual slots and...
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Wednesday, 22nd January 2020
It was surprising to see such little reaction to the fact suspicious match alerts in tennis have fallen to their lowest levels since the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) began reporting the figures in 2015,...
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Wednesday, 22nd January 2020
Ivan Kravchuk, Evoplay Entertainment’s recently appointed CEO, believes this year will see gaming innovation across the globe as suppliers aim to meet the player's demand for entertainment. Speaking...
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Wednesday, 22nd January 2020
Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment has been selected by the Hellenic Gaming Commission to receive the operating license for Greece's Hellinikon project. The operator unveiled its plans for Inspire Athens...
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Tuesday, 21st January 2020
Or Shavit, 888’s Director of Casino & Games Product, speaks to Gambling Insider about the importance of the operator’s Section8 in-house games studio to the brand and what 2020...
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Tuesday, 21st January 2020
Ganapati has announced Juliet Adelstein will become the group's new CEO, effective from 1 February. After joining the gaming supplier in 2018, Adelstein has held multiple positions within the company,...
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Tuesday, 21st January 2020
Supplier Yggdrasil has launched its Publishing division designed to offer customers the chance to build their own B2B gaming solutions from Yggdrasil's technology. Yggdrasil will franchise its current...
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Tuesday, 21st January 2020
Unibet has extended its sports betting partnership with French football club Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) to the end of the 2022/2023 season. The Kindred-owned operator became the official betting partner...
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Monday, 20th January 2020
Genting Singapore has set a maximum budget of $10bn for a proposed development, operation, management and/or ownership of an IR  in Japan.  The company announced in a circular that it is...
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Monday, 20th January 2020
Kindred Group-owned operator 32Red has refuted a Sunday Times article which suggested the company has access to the Learning Records Service database in the UK. The original report claimed betting companies...
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Monday, 20th January 2020
The Gambling Commission has announced it will work with leading industry operators to form working groups in an effort to make gambling safer. Four companies will work alongside three working groups,...
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Monday, 20th January 2020
With the Global Gaming Awards London 2020 now two weeks away, the full Shortlist is available to view online. A detailed list of nominees can be seen for all 16 categories, with the published Shortlist...
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Friday, 17th January 2020
Six online gambling operators offering buy-in options on their slot games have now removed the features from their sites, after being contacted by the Gambling Commission. The feature in question allowed...
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Friday, 17th January 2020
Major shareholders of Evolution Gaming are set to offer CEO Martin Carlesund one million shares following a three-year vesting period.  The shareholders are Richard Livingstone via Ian Livingstone,...
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Friday, 17th January 2020
Pennsylvania recorded revenue of $84.1m from sports wagering for 2019, during the first full year of legalised sports betting in the state. Total handle from sports betting reached $1.49bn, with more...
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Thursday, 16th January 2020
After announcing its planned ban on credit card gambling earlier this week, the Gambling Commission (GC) could be forgiven for thinking it might be free from criticism for a few days; that is until it...
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Thursday, 16th January 2020
The decision to ban credit card gambling in Great Britain has been described as "great news" to mobile payment providers, according to an industry executive. Chief Commercial Officer at Zimpler, Rhi Burns,...
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Thursday, 16th January 2020
GambleAware has announced the latest figure for donations from the UK gambling industry for the period from 1 April - 31 December 2019, which totaled £7.6m ($9.9m). The figure represents donations...
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Thursday, 16th January 2020
Caesars Entertainment and VICI Properties will sell Harrah’s Reno Hotel and Casino to an affiliate of CAI Investments for $50m. In accordance with the Master Lease Agreement between the two companies,...
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Wednesday, 15th January 2020
Nadav Tamam, Dynamic Yield's Director of Gaming, has bemoaned operator perception that personalisation is a regulatory headache. Dynamic Yield has released a report into the personalisation of gaming,...
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Wednesday, 15th January 2020
Genius Sports Group has secured an extension to its pre-existing data distribution deal with Euroleague Basketball. The extension will allow Betgenius, the sports betting division of Genius Sports...
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Wednesday, 15th January 2020
Supplier Ganapati PLC has announced a partnership with Usain Bolt, to create a brand new online slot game. Eight-time Olympic gold medalist Bolt will join forces with Ganapati to launch the first official...
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Wednesday, 15th January 2020
British Horseracing Authority (BHA) CEO, Nick Rust, will step down at the end of 2020 after almost six years in the role. The governing body, which oversees British horseracing, will begin the process...
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Wednesday, 15th January 2020
New Jersey sports betting revenue has continued its rise, with the state’s December results showing a 41% year-on-year increase, to $29.4m. Sports betting revenue was down slightly month-on-month...
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Tuesday, 14th January 2020
Analysts of the gambling industry have provided mixed reactions to the Gambling Commission’s confirmation it will ban credit card gambling in Great Britain from 14 April. While many see the outlawing...
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Tuesday, 14th January 2020
Following the Gambling Commission’s credit card gambling ban in Great Britain, the Gambling Insider editorial team reflects on the fairness of the measure and where it leaves the industry moving...
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Tuesday, 14th January 2020
Operator 888 Holdings has announced Aviad Kobrine will step down from his role as CFO during 2020, after more than 15 years with the group. Kobrine will remain in his position until a successor is in...
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Tuesday, 14th January 2020
The Gambling Commission has announced all online gambling operators in Great Britain must participate in the multi-operator self-exclusion scheme Gamstop. Launched by the Remote Gambling Association in...
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Tuesday, 14th January 2020
The Gambling Commission has confirmed it will ban the use of credit cards to gamble in Great Britain, effective from 14 April. The measure comes following a public consultation which was carried out between...
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Monday, 13th January 2020
Eldorado Resorts has agreed to sell its resort and casino in Shreveport, Louisiana to Maverick Gaming for $230m in cash. The transaction is expected to close in 2020, subject to regulatory approval and...
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Monday, 13th January 2020
After a long process beginning in early 2018, Newgioco’s common stock began trading on the Nasdaq Capital Market with the opening of trading on 27 December. Newgioco CEO Michele Ciavarella will...
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Monday, 13th January 2020
GameAccount Network (GAN) has announced the appointment of Karen Flores as CFO to start effective immediately. Flores will be in charge of finance, strategic planning, treasury, tax and accounting, based...
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Monday, 13th January 2020
William Hill CFO Ruth Prior has resigned to join Elemental Materials Technology in the same role. Prior however, has a 12-month notice period and her departure date will be determined "in due course." Joining...
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Friday, 10th January 2020
Evolution Gaming has signed an agreement with Parx Casino for the launch of its online live dealer casino services in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Through the partnership, Evolution will provide the operator...
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Friday, 10th January 2020
Blackrock Media has been fined €2.34m ($2.59m) for operating a gaming service without authorisation by the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA), the largest fine ever issued by the regulator.  Joint...
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Friday, 10th January 2020
Alessandro Fried, CEO of BtoBet, believes the Latin American market is complex due to ongoing regulatory changes, but he sees great potential in its online future. Speaking with Gambling Insider, Fried...
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Thursday, 9th January 2020
Global Gaming subsidiary SafeEnt has been granted a review permit by the Administrative Court of Appeal in Jönköping, allowing a review into the Swedish Gambling Authority’s (SGA) decision...
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Thursday, 9th January 2020
The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) says its members have offered to end their streaming rights to FA Cup games amid controversy following the latest round of fixtures. The statement is supported by...
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Thursday, 9th January 2020
Cambodian authorities have shut down online and arcade gambling operations in 91 of the country’s casinos since a ban on the industry came into effect on 1 January. In August last year, the Cambodian...
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Thursday, 9th January 2020
Scientific Games has signed a deal with 888 Casino to launch more than 120 games in Spain through the supplier’s Open Gaming System platform. The partnership will allow 888 to offer games from Scientific...
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Thursday, 9th January 2020
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 their third year, the London Awards boast some of...
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Thursday, 9th January 2020
Sadly, it looks like “new year, new me” is not a mentality adopted by all UK operators – as far as advertising regulation compliance goes, anyway. The Advertising Standards Authority...
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Wednesday, 8th January 2020
Bet365 attracted controversy last weekend when every FA Cup third round game that didn’t start at 15:01 on the Saturday was streamed via the Bet365 website and app. To access the games, prospective...
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Wednesday, 8th January 2020
LeoVegas has confirmed the operator is closing its Royal Panda brand in the UK market. In 2017, LeoVegas acquired the Royal Panda brand – with the acquisition fully completing in November 2017 –...
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Wednesday, 8th January 2020
The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has banned a Betway YouTube advert featuring England footballer Declan Rice. The YouTube advert is deemed to be in breach of the Committees of Advertising Practice...
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Wednesday, 8th January 2020
The Japanese city of Chiba has ruled out the possibility of hosting a casino. Following the passing of Japan’s Integrated Resorts Act in 2018, several of the country’s regions have explored...
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Wednesday, 8th January 2020
Nektan has sold its UK B2C business for £200,000 ($262,400) as it continues its restructuring process. In August, Nektan Founder and Executive Director Gary Shaw – who is also currently serving...
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Tuesday, 7th January 2020
Kindred Group has agreed to donate its exposure rights during the European Handball Championships (EHC) towards the European Network of Active Living for Mental Health (ENALMH). Kindred has entered into...
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Tuesday, 7th January 2020
Julian Buhagiar, Co-Founder of M & A funding brokerage RB Capital, discusses DraftKings' planned acquisition of SBTech with Gambling Insider, as well as its effect on Kambi and where the supplier goes...
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Tuesday, 7th January 2020
Betfred Founder Fred Done has invested in GGIntel, a Manchester-based business focusing on esports news, entertainment and media.  The start-up will focus on providing bespoke content, global event...
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Tuesday, 7th January 2020
Sporting Solutions will supply Norsk Tipping with its pricing and risk management services after securing a tender with the Norwegian state-run operator. The supplier was offered the deal at the end of...
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Monday, 6th January 2020
GameAccount Network (GAN) saw gross operator revenue of $120.8m for Q4 2019, an increase of 189% year-on-year. The supplier also saw a 95% increase in active player days, with a total of 9 million for...
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Monday, 6th January 2020
Casumo has expanded its offering by launching a sportsbook in the UK market. New players will receive a ‘Bet £10 and get £10 Free Bet,’ with UK Country Manager Greg Tatton-Brown...
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Monday, 6th January 2020
Japanese lawmaker Mikio Shimoji has admitted to taking a ¥1m ($9,250) bribe from Chinese gambling operator 500.com to assist his campaign in the 2017 general election. The bribery scandal came to...
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Monday, 6th January 2020
Wayne Rooney, 32Red and Scott Davies deserve praise for their sensitive approach to problem gambling with 32Red's ‘Stay In Control’ campaign. The clip sees former Reading player Davies interview...
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Friday, 3rd January 2020
The Ghana Football Association (GFA) is to take action against betting operators who took bets on its major competitions despite being unauthorised to do so. At the season launch of the Ghana Premier...
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Friday, 3rd January 2020
The Gambling Commission (GC) has released a list of organisations betting operators must make an annual financial contribution to for the prevention of problem gambling. Operators are obliged to make...
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Friday, 3rd January 2020
The UK industry’s VIP schemes have been under the magnifying glass for some time now and, although the source is unsurprising, this week the practice has received further exposure from The Guardian. Quoting...
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Friday, 3rd January 2020
DraftKings has announced the renewal of its partnership with the Madison Square Garden Company, which will see the operator become sports betting partner of the New York Knicks and Rangers in addition...
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Friday, 3rd January 2020
The National Lottery Regulatory Commission in Nigeria has granted 1xBet a national license that runs until 2024.  The license means 1xBet will continue to work closely with partners in Nigeria and...
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Thursday, 2nd January 2020
Aspire Global Group has been ordered to pay €13.7m ($14.6m) in retroactive tax in Israel. This is after the supplier reached an agreement with the Israeli tax authority (ITA), for the fiscal years...
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Thursday, 2nd January 2020
Kindred Group has launched a new campaign through its 32Red brand, aiming to promote healthier gambling behaviour and spread awareness of GambleAware. The ‘Stay in Control’ campaign will feature...
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Thursday, 2nd January 2020
Casino provider Nektan has been suspended from trading on the London Stock Exchange after missing the deadline to publish its accounts. Listed on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) of the London...
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