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Monday, 31st October 2016
In an attempt to resolve all of the state’s budgeting and gaming issues, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives has recently reformed and passed the Regulation of Online Gambling Bill. The new comprehensive...
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Monday, 31st October 2016
After two years of legal setbacks, the heads of Germany’s 16 states have finally agreed to modernise the country’s online gambling regulatory system, into an effective one that abides by European law. After...
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Monday, 31st October 2016
Since the gambling review was launched, the industry has expressed relief that the long-awaited triennial review is going to provide guidance for operators on Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs) and television...
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Monday, 31st October 2016
Executives of the two leading daily fantasy sports operators, DraftKings and FanDuel, are considering a merger, following a year full of legal and regulatory disputes for both companies. Last week,...
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Monday, 31st October 2016
I-gaming solutions provider EveryMatrix has appointed Nicolas Fleiderman as its new chief commercial officer (CCO). Fleiderman brings fifteen years experience in the industry to EveryMatrix, including...
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Monday, 31st October 2016
Whilst casinos are currently illegal in Japan, the odds of their legalisation have improved dramatically due to political shifts that have the potential to open the world’s next great frontier for high-roller...
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Friday, 28th October 2016
Releasing its interim report for the months July to September, Mr Green reported an increase in total revenue of 14% to SEK 229.9m. The online operator noted the impact of a “broadened product range,...
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Friday, 28th October 2016
As casinos may prove to be the next catalyst for financial growth following the 2020 Olympic Games, the Japanese Parliament could still debate a bill to legalise casinos before the year is over. According...
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Friday, 28th October 2016
US casino and racetrack operator Penn National Gaming has reported its financial results for the third quarter, posting an increase in net revenue of 3.5%, rising from $739.9m to $765.6m. The operator’s...
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Thursday, 27th October 2016
Ladbrokes has contributed £180,000 to help fund three regional “youth hubs” for GamCare’s new Youth Programme, which will help to provide information, advice and links to treatment for young people...
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Thursday, 27th October 2016
The ESSA’s Q3 2016 Integrity report has shown that tennis alerts continue to stand out in their integrity statistics, with tennis accounting for 84% of all suspicious betting cases reported. ESSA have...
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Thursday, 27th October 2016
Betcade, the first real money gaming app store for Android, has announced that it has officially been approved as an Authorised Payment Institution by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in the UK. This...
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Thursday, 27th October 2016
Casino software supplier Tom Horn Gaming has now been approved for a Class 4 Remote Gaming License by the Maltese Gaming Authority, which permits the company to supply its portfolio of video slots and...
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Wednesday, 26th October 2016
Back in July, the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) ruled that in order for Ladbrokes and Gala Coral to complete their proposed £2.3bn merger, the pair would be required to sell between 350...
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Wednesday, 26th October 2016
The Ladbrokes Coral merger has been given final approval by the UK Competition & Markets Authority (CMA), finalising the £2.3 billion deal first announced June 2015 that has taken 18 months to complete. In...
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Wednesday, 26th October 2016
UK licensed gaming start up Argyll Entertainment has launched its UK-facing sportsbook, with support from brand ambassador and former Manchester United and Spurs striker, Alan Brazil. The site will feature...
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Wednesday, 26th October 2016
UK gambling operator Stan James has announced that it has installed and activated OPTIMA serverless electronic point of sales system (EPOS) in its entire retail estate, having decided to make the change...
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Wednesday, 26th October 2016
Russia now has officially five legal online sports betting sites after media regulator Roskomnadzor approved Leon.ru. Following the approval of the Russian government, Leon is the fifth online betting...
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Wednesday, 26th October 2016
Due to Galaxy Entertainment Group Ltd.’s tourist-friendly casino resorts drawing more recreational bettors and tourists to Macau, the operator posted a 28% jump in Q3 net profit, the highest since Q3...
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Wednesday, 26th October 2016
NYX has announced a licensing agreement granting them the right to distribute NYX gaming content to the Italian land-based market. Partnering with FM Gaming and PSM gaming, NYX will deliver omni-channel...
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Wednesday, 26th October 2016
Some Tabcorp investors have expressed disappointment with Chairman Paula Dwyer’s decision to reject a vote on its deal with Tatts Group to create an A$11.3 billion company that will control more than...
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Wednesday, 26th October 2016
Two daily fantasy sports companies, FanDuel and DraftKings, have agreed to pay $6m each to the New York general attorney’s office for to settle a lawsuit against them for engaging in deceptive advertising...
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Tuesday, 25th October 2016
Once considered a traditionally conservative Asian city-state, Singapore is expanding its wagering operations, paving for a gambling footprint on a global scale. It is now home to one of the world’s...
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Tuesday, 25th October 2016
Online casino and sportsbook operator Interwetten updated the market on its 2016 commercial performance, ending 30 September. The European operator has reported a revenue increase of 27% to €49.9m. Strong...
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Tuesday, 25th October 2016
Mecca has confirmed its partnership with IWG, a specialist developer of instant win games content, in the hopes of expanding their portfolio of online games. With over 15 years of experience in online...
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Tuesday, 25th October 2016
The Campaign for Fairer Gambling has expressed its relief that Fixed Odds Betting Terminals are to be reviewed by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, having campaigned for the review since 2011....
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Tuesday, 25th October 2016
Evolution Gaming (EG), the Stockholm-listed Live Casino supplier, posted its unaudited financial information for the third quarter ending September 30, 2016. Year-on-year revenue increased 47% to €29.2m....
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Tuesday, 25th October 2016
Data and analytics provider Betradar has secured an extensive live betting solutions partnership with Greek licensed gambling operator, OPAP. The deal will see OPAP integrate Betradar’s provisions for...
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Tuesday, 25th October 2016
The UK social betting platform, WantMyBet, has signed a distribution deal with the Cardinal House Group to target mobile users in Asia and Oceania. WantMyBet enables anyone to share their top betting tips,...
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Monday, 24th October 2016
The noise coming out from William Hill seems to indicate that the UK bookmaker will not be in search of a new chairman as well as a new CEO in the near future. On Sunday The Times reported that that William...
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Monday, 24th October 2016
The UK Government has launched its long-awaited review of gambling which will include an examination of gaming machines along with television advertising by betting firms. Campaigners have long called...
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Monday, 24th October 2016
Pennsylvania Senate is under pressure to pass the wider gambling expansion bill which will legalise and regulate online gambling before Wednesday, when the 2016 legislative session comes to an end. Before...
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Monday, 24th October 2016
Penn National Gaming Inc (Penn) confirmed the appointment of William ‘BJ’ Fair. Fair will assume his new role at the US gambling operator in January 2017. Penn governance confirmed Fair’s promotion...
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Monday, 24th October 2016
Satellite Information Services (SIS), supplier of products and services to the online and retail betting industry, signed a multi-year deal to bring 49s branded virtual racing games to online customers...
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Monday, 24th October 2016
Back in September, Gambling Insider did a print feature on the concept of skin gambling, recounting the recent controversy surrounding this new trend in i-gaming. Since then, Washington State Gambling...
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Monday, 24th October 2016
I-gaming stakeholders are meeting in Cape Town this week as the 4th Annual BiG Africa Summit gets underway today. Compliance issues, responsibilities and the future of the market in South Africa will...
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Monday, 24th October 2016
Swedish supplier Play’n GO has signed a deal with the Betclic Everest Group that will see their full suite of games rolled out across the group’s casino brands. The partnership will allow players...
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Friday, 21st October 2016
Industry supplier Playtech has announced its acquisition of UK-facing bingo software and hardware solutions provider ECM Systems. Playtech paid an approximate total of £14.9m for 90% of the issued share...
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Friday, 21st October 2016
NetEnt has hailed the impact of its growth strategy as it reported a 27.7% rise in revenue for Q3, up to SEK 357.4m. The industry supplier also posted a 22.9% year-on-year increase in operating profit,...
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Friday, 21st October 2016
The UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is launching an investigation into whether operators are treating customers fairly. The investigation centres on the potential use of “misleading promotions...
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Friday, 21st October 2016
Following a number of recent disagreements with the Advertising Standards Authority, the gambling industry seems to have gained a bad reputation for producing misleading advertisements which depict the...
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Thursday, 20th October 2016
Carl Icahn has warned New Jersey lawmakers that a bill concerning the reopening of shuttered Atlantic City casinos is “ill-advised” and “unconscionable”. Icahn is holding out on the possibility...
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Thursday, 20th October 2016
Swedish operator Betsson has posted its financial results for the three months ending 30 September 2016, reporting a 9% climb in net revenue over the same period in 2015, rising to SEK1.06bn. This increase...
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Thursday, 20th October 2016
Novomatic AG has filed a lawsuit with the Berlin District Court against Euro Game Technology Ltd. (GT), headquartered in Sofia, Bulgaria, as well as its German sales partner D-Systems GmbH. The lottery...
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Thursday, 20th October 2016
Swedish casino games developer Play’n GO has signed a landmark multi-year deal with international gaming operator Paf. The land-based company will provide the operator’s players a suite of award-winning...
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Thursday, 20th October 2016
Betway has just signed a three-year agreement with British racing to become an Authorised Betting Partner (ABP). Marketing Director at Betway, Anthony Werkman, said: “Betway have been a passionate supporter...
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Thursday, 20th October 2016
Gaming content and software, systems and service provider, Playtech, has partnered with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, on behalf of DC Entertainment. Launching slot games based on DC’s 1960s Batman...
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Thursday, 20th October 2016
Crown Resorts has said that high-stakes gamblers from China generate less than 12% of the casino operator’s total revenue, according to a report published by Bloomberg today. The company also indicated...
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Thursday, 20th October 2016
The team behind AlphaDraft sought to combine eSports with daily fantasy sports in 2014 before launching the website in 2015, developing into a large fantasy eSports contest provider. AlphaDraft made the...
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Thursday, 20th October 2016
Due to improved collection efforts, Cambodia received a total of $37.4m in taxes from casinos since the start of 2016. According to a finance ministry report issued on Tuesday, this is up 35.5% over the...
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Wednesday, 19th October 2016
Although the US presidential elections are not until 8 November, Paddy Power has already paid out a total of $1M to punters who have bet on Hilary Clinton winning the coveted position this autumn. According...
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Wednesday, 19th October 2016
Australian gambling giants Tabcorp Holdings and Tatts Group have unveiled the terms of a merger to create a A$11.3bn wagering powerhouse. Shares in the two companies were placed in a trading halt on Tuesday...
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Wednesday, 19th October 2016
The United Kingdom Gambling Commission (GC) will be amending the current licence conditions and codes of practice (LCCP) in a move to improve prevention of gambling-related crime as of October 31. Changes...
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Wednesday, 19th October 2016
Scientific Games has announced a comprehensive agreement with Penn National to deliver a full suite of transformative systems, games and table product solutions to Tropicana Las Vegas and the new Hollywood...
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Wednesday, 19th October 2016
Greek gaming and lottery supplier INTRALOT announced this morning that Tom Little, CEO of its US subsidiary INTRALOT Inc. has stepped down. Mr Little will become non-executive Chairman of the Board at...
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Wednesday, 19th October 2016
Stockholm Nasdaq-listed gaming technology Group, Kambi has announced a strategic partnership with Novomatic Lottery Solutions (NLS), providing a full-service gaming solution to government regulated lotteries. Due...
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Tuesday, 18th October 2016
Australian business news sources are speculating whether a merger between leading gambling operators’ Tabcorp Plc and Tatts Group could be revived as pressure from wagering competitors intensifies. Australia’s...
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Tuesday, 18th October 2016
Last week, at a rally-themed ceremony in UNLV, Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval signed a bill to affirm that $750 million of public money will be contributed to a $1.9 billion Stadium in the city of Las...
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Tuesday, 18th October 2016
Netbet has announced they will now accept Bitcoin stakes on their sportsbook and casino i-gaming products. Bitcoin payment service provider Bitpay will aid the operator's acceptance of the crypto-currency. The...
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Tuesday, 18th October 2016
IGT has signed a six-year contract extension with the Texas Lottery Commission to handle supplier services needs. The extension continues IGT’s tenure as service provider to the lottery operator with...
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Tuesday, 18th October 2016
BoyleSports has questioned the sale of retail outlets to the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) following a failed bid for the locations. It was announced over the weekend that Ladbrokes and Coral...
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Tuesday, 18th October 2016
Despite some painful horseracing festival results throughout the summer, UK bookmaker Ladbrokes’ third quarter net revenue performance is proving “supportive” of its full-year expectations. The...
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Tuesday, 18th October 2016
William Hill and Amaya have put an end to talks over a potential £4.5bn merger. The pair announced a possible “merger of equals” earlier this month, but William Hill has confirmed these discussions...
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Monday, 17th October 2016
The UK Racing Levy Scheme has caught the attention of national press once more, as UK Sports Minister Tracey Crouch informed industry stakeholders the Department of Culture, Media and Sports will impose...
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Monday, 17th October 2016
Crown Resorts has been unable to contact a number of it employees in China, after being made aware they were taken away for questioning and detained three days ago. The 18 employees of Crown Resorts detained...
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Monday, 17th October 2016
The “last significant hurdle” to the £2.7bn planned merger of Ladbrokes and Gala Coral has been cleared, with the pair having agreed to sell 359 shops to comply with the ruling of the Competition...
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Friday, 14th October 2016
The £4.5bn potential merger of William Hill and Amaya has been dealt a blow, after the British operator’s largest shareholder came out in public opposition to a deal. Parvus Asset Management, which...
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Thursday, 13th October 2016
Software provider iSoftbet and B2B platform provider Gamingtec have entered into a strategic agreement to provide a greater choice of products to the industry. Gamingtec’s international casino partners...
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Thursday, 13th October 2016
Sky Betting and Gaming (SB&G) announced the relaunch of its Sky Bingo product after six months of research and development. It will be supported by the product’s largest multi-channel campaign investment...
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Thursday, 13th October 2016
The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) has given the go ahead for GameCo to begin deploying its skill-based slot machines at three Atlantic City Casinos owned by Caesars Entertainment. The...
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Wednesday, 12th October 2016
Sportradar has penned a two-year deal the Erste Bank Eishockey Liga (EBEL) that will see firm provide the league with its Fraud Detection System (FDS). The FDS is aimed at identifying betting related...
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Tuesday, 11th October 2016
The New South Wales (NSW) Government has reversed its decision to ban greyhound racing, giving the sport “one last chance” to prove itself against animal cruelty. The Australian greyhound racing industry...
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Tuesday, 11th October 2016
BetVictor has announced it will be the first operator to utilise leading formbook provider Timeform’s South African horse racing data and analysis to its customers. This is the latest move in BetVictor’s...
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Tuesday, 11th October 2016
A total of 76 companies have expressed interest to the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) in the initial 25 offshore gaming licenses scheduled to be awarded this month. PAGCOR CEO Andrea...
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Monday, 10th October 2016
The downturn in the Atlantic City casino market has claimed its fifth victim since 2014, with Trump Taj Mahal closing today (Monday). A total of nearly 3,000 jobs have been lost as a result of the closure,...
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Monday, 10th October 2016
UK online bookmaker Sky Betting & Gaming (SB&G) has achieved consistent growth across all divisions, according to its published full year results for year ending 30 June 2016. The financial report highlighted...
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Monday, 10th October 2016
Over the weekend news broke about a potential merger between PokerStars operator Amaya and British sports-betting giant William Hill. Initial merger discussions between the FTSE 250 UK betting company...
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Friday, 7th October 2016
A report in today’s Times newspaper claims that operators could be facing a ban on TV advertising before the 9pm watershed. Bookmakers are currently able to advertise during the day, provided...
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Thursday, 6th October 2016
A panel of industry experts gathered in London today to discuss the potential impact of the UK’s vote to leave the EU on industry M&A activity. Hosted by law firm Healys LLP, the panel consisted of Fred...
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Thursday, 6th October 2016
On Monday, MGM Resorts CEO Jim Murren made a renewed effort to persuade Georgia to allow a $1 billion casino to be built in Atlanta. Murren was in Atlanta to tell local businesses and civic leaders that...
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Thursday, 6th October 2016
Industry provider GVC has moved to expand its gaming content, penning a multi-year agreement with Realistic Games. Realisitic will provide GVC with nigh on 40 slot and table games, to be rolled out across...
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Wednesday, 5th October 2016
Mobile gaming group LeoVegas has been granted a licence to operate in the Danish market. The operator anticipates the launch of its dot.dk site in the autumn, having established a local team with “extensive...
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Wednesday, 5th October 2016
Fantasy football start-up Oulala has revealed it plan to target football clubs and i-gaming operators in Latin America, starting with Argentinean football clubs. Although DFS has had most growth in the...
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Tuesday, 4th October 2016
An affiliate of Cantor Fitzgerald, a financial firm that over the last decade moved deeply into the gambling business by applying Wall Street technology, agreed to pay $22.5 million to close an investigation...
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Tuesday, 4th October 2016
Ending the patent dispute litigation brought forwards last spring, IGT has announced a cross-licensing agreement with Aristocrat covering all intellectual property involving game features and patents. IGT...
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Monday, 3rd October 2016
The Gambling Commission (GC) released its updated plan on communicating with consumers today. Recognising that consumers are the keystone for its work, the Commission is acting to improve efficiency in...
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Monday, 3rd October 2016
Monthly gross revenue from games of fortune in Macau has grown for the second month in a row, rising to 18.4bn patacas in September for year-on-year growth of 7.4%. The rate of growth has accelerated,...
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