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Tuesday, 31st October 2017
Online sports betting operator 10Bet has announced a new betting partnership with German football club VfL Wolfsburg. The deal will see 10Bet become the Bundesliga club’s Exclusive Betting Partner, with...
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Tuesday, 31st October 2017
Governor Tom Wolf has now signed sweeping new legislation that will allow gambling online, in truck stops and in airports across the state of Pennsylvania. The fourth state to allow online gaming, Pennsylvania...
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Monday, 30th October 2017
The release of NetEnt’s Q3 financial results has revealed solid year-on-year growth across a number of verticals. Revenues for the third quarter, ending September 2017, increased by 12.3% to SEK401m,...
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Monday, 30th October 2017
Kindred Group has posted its financial results for the third quarter period of 2017, hailing it a “record quarter for revenue and profit”, all thanks to the acquisition of 32Red. The company posted...
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Monday, 30th October 2017
This year’s Global Gaming Awards have come to a close, after months of nominating, shortlisting and judging, the winners were finally revealed, with the awards providing the perfect way to kick-off this...
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Monday, 30th October 2017
The long-awaited triennial review is set to be released later this week, detailing reforms on the controversial form of betting that has caused quite the storm of concern amongst MPs and government officials....
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Friday, 27th October 2017
Boyd Gaming reported third-quarter 2017 net revenues of $588m, an increase of 10.5% from $531.9m in the year-ago quarter, driven by gains at its newly acquired properties in Las Vegas. Results for the...
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Friday, 27th October 2017
Scientific Games have partnered with the government operators of the Kansas Lottery, which will see the company provide systems and related services. The deal will run from July 2018 and will last for...
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Friday, 27th October 2017
Playtech, the London-based gambling software and service providers, announced the company’s acquisition of BetBuddy, a responsible gambling analytics solution provider. The fee has yet to be disclosed....
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Friday, 27th October 2017
The State of Pennsylvania is heading towards legalising various online gambling offerings thanks to the passing of a new expansive bill in the State House and Senate. On Monday evening, Senators voted...
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Friday, 27th October 2017
Earlier today, Kambi posted its financial results for the third quarter of 2017. The company’s revenue amounted to €14.8m in the third quarter period, totalling €43.1m for the first nine months of...
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Thursday, 26th October 2017
Portuguese gaming regulator Serviço de Regulação e Inspeção de Jogos (SRIJ) has announced a 21.5% year-on-year rise in its online gambling revenue for the third quarter of 2017. In its financial...
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Thursday, 26th October 2017
Latin America has been recently drawing a lot of attention with more countries legalising their respective gambling markets. And now, Brazil may be the next nation to introduce a regulatory framework....
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Thursday, 26th October 2017
BetConstruct’s current CEO, Vahe Baloulian, will be leaving his role and handing over his responsibilities to the company’s founder, Vigen Badalyan. Baloulian will be leaving BetConstruct after a...
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Thursday, 26th October 2017
Clarion Gaming has recently announced the coming together of three industry events in 2018, otherwise known as iGB Live! The new consolidated event marks the unification of The iGaming Super Show, EiG...
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Thursday, 26th October 2017
Crown Resorts has come under increased scrutiny in Australia, despite politicians shutting down a proposal for a parliamentary inquiry into the casino industry. Independent Member of Australian Parliament...
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Thursday, 26th October 2017
American casino giant Las Vegas Sands has announced a $1.1bn renovation and rebranding project in one of its major resorts in Macau, which will see the Sands China Cotai Central become the Londoner Macau....
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Wednesday, 25th October 2017
Swedish gaming company LeoVegas has announced a 40% year-on-year rise in its revenue for the third quarter of 2017. In its third financial filing of the year the company reported revenues of €55.6m during...
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Wednesday, 25th October 2017
Ten-time winner of the World Series of Poker Phil Ivey today lost his legal appeal against London’s Crockfords Club at the UK Supreme Court. Justices were asked to examine an earlier 2016 court of appeal...
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Wednesday, 25th October 2017
Swedish gaming company LeoVegas International Limited has announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire the Royal Panda brand from Maltese company Web Investments Limited in a €100m deal. Under...
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Tuesday, 24th October 2017
Camilla Rosenberg has been named head of the Swedish Gambling Authority by the country's government. Currently serving as the Gambling Authorities Director-General, a role which Rosenberg has held since...
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Tuesday, 24th October 2017
The Ladbrokes Coral Group have had to stop offering odds shown in newspapers printed on the morning of certain races as a result of the rise of online gaming. . As first reported in the Racing Post, ‘The...
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Tuesday, 24th October 2017
Caesars Entertainment Corporation (CEC) has announced the appointment of Chris Holden as the new Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). The new appointment will be effective as of November 1, 2017. Holden will...
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Tuesday, 24th October 2017
An investigation by the BBC has revealed that 95% of television advertising breaks during live football matches in the UK featured at least one advertisement for a gambling firm. The enquiry, conducted...
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Tuesday, 24th October 2017
888 Holdings PLC have announced the appointment of Itai Pazner as the new Chief Operating Officer (COO) for the company. Founded in 1997, 888 have grown into one of the world’s largest online gaming...
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Tuesday, 24th October 2017
PSV Eindhoven, one the most famous Dutch football teams, has announced a new sponsorship deal with Wellbet to become the club's new Asian betting partner. Wellbet were established in 2012 and have previously...
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Tuesday, 24th October 2017
American gambling technology supplier IGT Group has announced the appointment of Christopher Spears to the roles of corporate General Counsel and Vice President. In his new role, Spears will work extensively...
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Monday, 23rd October 2017
Cyprus, the Mediterranean island nation, will be conducting its first ever extensive survey into the engagement of gambling amongst its citizens, as revealed by the National Betting Authority (NBA) on...
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Monday, 23rd October 2017
James Packer, Director of Australian gaming company Crown Resorts Limited, has declared that he will not be looking to expand the company’s offerings into the Japanese market anytime soon, according...
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Monday, 23rd October 2017
Worldwide online gaming operator Mr Green has announced the signing of a two year partnership deal with Scottish Premier League Champions Celtic FC, a deal which will see the brand become the club's Official...
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Monday, 23rd October 2017
Four gambling Industry watchdog organisations have issued a joint letter to gambling operators across the UK asking them to withdraw any advertisements that might appeal to children from their websites,...
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Friday, 20th October 2017
Swedish online gaming specialists Betsson AB have reported an 11% year-on-year rise in their group revenue for the third quarter of 2017. In their latest financial report of the year, the company posted...
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Friday, 20th October 2017
The British gambling firm Rank Group, which owns Mecca Bingo and Grosvenor Casinos, has posted a 2% increase in the third quarter revenues thanks to a surge in online sales. The positive financial results...
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Friday, 20th October 2017
Worldwide gaming company The Intralot Group have announced the agreement of share purchase of 65% of maltese gaming technology company Bit8, a deal which makes them a 100% shareholder in the company. Intralot...
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Friday, 20th October 2017
The American Gaming Association (AGA) has this week published a state-by-state analysis of the economic impact of tribal gaming in the US, which shows the tribal casino industry has generated over 600,000...
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Friday, 20th October 2017
Australian slot machine manufacturer Aristocrat Leisure has announced the completion of a deal to acquire Israel-based social gaming company Plarium Global in a $500m deal. The deal, which was initially...
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Friday, 20th October 2017
Casino gross gaming revenue in the Philippines rose by 15% year-on-year in the second quarter of 2017, to PHP39.15bn (US$759.4m), according to data from the country’s regulator the Philippine Amusement...
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Friday, 20th October 2017
Lottoland have offered the Australian Lottery and Newsagent Association (ALNA) a 10% cut of their online takings from bets, following recent outcries in the country to have the online betting companies...
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Friday, 20th October 2017
The five members of the Nevada Gaming Commission have unanimously voted to approve Golden Entertainment’s $850m deal to acquire four casino properties in Nevada owned by American Casino & Entertainment...
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Thursday, 19th October 2017
The governance committee of sports betting technology provider Sportech PLC have announced that they are putting the entire company up for sale, following a strategic review of its business. London investment...
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Thursday, 19th October 2017
The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC) has filed an $870m lawsuit against the Government of Manitoba after alleging that the decision to approve the opening of the Shark Club Gaming Centre cost the First...
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Thursday, 19th October 2017
The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has further established the country as a preferred destination for the blockchain gaming industry after the Executive Chairman pledged his commitment to the use of the...
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Thursday, 19th October 2017
Maine Governor Paul LePage has criticised lobbying efforts to build a third casino in the state over inflated claims about what the eventual casino would bring to the local community. LePage ripped into...
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Wednesday, 18th October 2017
After the deadly Las Vegas attack, the government of Macau has announced a significant increase in security at the world’s largest casino hub. Authorities in the Chinese territory have revealed a security...
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Wednesday, 18th October 2017
According to data compiled by the US Commerce Department, the real gross domestic product (GDP) for the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) in 2016 was up almost 29% year-on-year basis,...
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Wednesday, 18th October 2017
Australia’s Crown Casino deliberately tampered with poker machines and ignored evidence of drug use and domestic violence, according to three ex-employees of the company. The allegations, made anonymously...
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Tuesday, 17th October 2017
The government of Queensland has announced this week it has granted permission to build a second casino in the Gold Coast region. According to local media, Mayor Tom Tate revealed he had received a written...
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Tuesday, 17th October 2017
Åland gambling company Paf has announced the appointment of Daniela Johansson to the post of Deputy CEO, becoming the second woman to be appointed to the post. Johansson has been working at Paf for 15...
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Tuesday, 17th October 2017
Representatives from the National Collegiate Athletes Association, the NBA, NHL and NFL have today rallied to the defence of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) in testimony at the...
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Tuesday, 17th October 2017
Jackpot Joy has announced the departure of their CEO, Andy McIver, along with other board and management changes following the company’s successful listing last year on the London Stock Exchange. The...
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Tuesday, 17th October 2017
Asian online betting firm F66.com has entered a deal to become the next regional sponsor of Italian giants Juventus for the next two football seasons. Under the terms of the agreement, F66.com has been...
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Monday, 16th October 2017
A winning three-month period in Macau’s VIP rooms helped Asia’s premier gambling hub reach gaming revenues of MOP67bn ($6.2bn) from July to September 2017, rising almost 22% on a year-on-year basis....
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Monday, 16th October 2017
Gambling industry watchdog The Senet Group has launched a major responsible gambling campaign to coincide with the launch of a national Responsible Gambling Week in the UK. As part of this campaign and...
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Monday, 16th October 2017
The Belgian Minister of Justice, Koen Geens has received the approval of the countries Council of Ministers to introduce restrictions on the way that gambling services are currently being advertised on...
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Monday, 16th October 2017
Questions are being put to the UK’s Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Karen Bradley, regarding the use of loot boxes in video games as their definition of non gambling entity comes...
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Monday, 16th October 2017
Las Vegas is arguably one of the most popular tourist destinations in the United States, with conventions and casinos bringing more than 42 million visitors to The Strip every year, according to data from...
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Monday, 16th October 2017
Digital gaming provider NYX Gaming Group has announced the appointment of Chris Armes as their new Group Chief Technology Officer. Armes has held roles in the technology industry for over 25 years, and...
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Monday, 16th October 2017
MGM has further proven its commitment to the Japanese gaming market by launching a website to educate people on the potential benefits that a MGM integrated resort would bring. The new website, which...
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Monday, 16th October 2017
Representatives from the state government of New Jersey have announced that it has entered into a shared liquidity arrangement for online poker with fellow US states Nevada and Delaware. Under the unlawful...
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Friday, 13th October 2017
The Sunday Times has claimed that gambling operators are using a loophole to target minors, creating games that appeal to children without necessarily breaching The Gambling Commission’s terms and conditions....
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Friday, 13th October 2017
Malta-based gaming supplier Global Gaming has appointed Nigel Balcarres as the company’s new Head of Compliance for its Malta operations. In his new role, Balcarres will be responsible for overseeing...
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Friday, 13th October 2017
Affiliate performance marketing company XLMedia has announced the appointment of Jonas Martensson as a Non-Executive Director at the company with immediate effect. Martensson has substantial board level...
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Friday, 13th October 2017
Cherry, the Swedish gaming company, has had class B shares approved for listing on NASDAQ Stockholm. The company was established in 1963, although it’s only in recent years that Cherry has seen some...
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Friday, 13th October 2017
New Jersey’s online casinos have reported a 26% year-on-year increase in revenue for the month of September but this total is lower than the previous month, according to figures released by the New Jersey...
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Thursday, 12th October 2017
Ahead of Responsible Gambling Week, William Hill Plc has announced that Mark Brooker will become the new Chairman of the group’s Corporate Responsibility Committee. Brooker, who takes the role after...
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Thursday, 12th October 2017
The Tasmanian Government will rapidly write new legislation in order to ban lottery betting on the island. The Australian territory of Tasmania has joined New South Wales and Western Australia in the...
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Thursday, 12th October 2017
Global gaming supplier IGT has announced that it has been awarded a responsible gaming accreditation for its land-based casino and lottery segments from the Global Gambling Guidance Group (G4), becoming...
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Thursday, 12th October 2017
The Hong Kong-listed Landing International has announced this week it has completed the sale of its London venue Les Ambassadeurs Club and Casino. The transaction, which took place 11 October, has been...
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Thursday, 12th October 2017
Online gaming group GVC Holdings has revealed that its group gaming revenues increased by 10% year-on-year for the third quarter of 2017. In its latest trading update, the company confirmed that it had...
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Thursday, 12th October 2017
The government of Kenya has announced further changes into the undergoing gambling regulation with its latest plans to curb slot machines. According to local news outlet The Daily Nation , National Assembly...
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Thursday, 12th October 2017
Australian casinos are reported to have significantly increased their VIP volumes during the first quarter of the 2017-2018 financial year. This revenue bump in both Crown Resorts and rival operator...
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Thursday, 12th October 2017
US daily fantasy sports heavyweight DraftKings has announced the creation of a new Chief Business Officer position in the company, appointing Ezra Kucharz to the post. In his new role, Kucharz will oversee...
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Thursday, 12th October 2017
Worldwide online gaming services provider, Nektan has revealed that its net gaming revenues have increased by 88.4% year-on-year for the first financial quarter of 2018. In its first financial filing...
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Wednesday, 11th October 2017
The only international casino operator in South Korea Paradise Ltd has closed the summer in positive numbers, posting 34% revenue increases in September. According to the firm’s filing on the Korea...
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Wednesday, 11th October 2017
Annexio Limited, operators of the World Lottery Club betting site have been censured by the UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) over unclear advertising of its lottery betting games. An advertisement...
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Wednesday, 11th October 2017
Casino operators and lawmakers in the state of Maryland have urged the state legislature to push through legislation allowing for the legalisation of sports betting in the state, should the New Jersey...
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Tuesday, 10th October 2017
The Isle of Man Government has announced the appointment of gaming industry veteran Tony Ure to the position of Head of e-Gaming within the Department for Economic Development. Ure takes on the role...
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Tuesday, 10th October 2017
Gambling giants GVC Holdings and Ladbrokes Coral are reported to be finalising a multi-billion pound deal before the end of this month. It is expected that as soon as the government-commissioned review...
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Tuesday, 10th October 2017
DraftKings has continued its global market expansion by launching games in both Austria and Ireland this week. The Boston-based company allows players to compete in both single day and tournament match...
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Tuesday, 10th October 2017
Massachusetts is now considering the legalisation of online lottery to prevent the migration of sales to the neighbouring state of New Hampshire, which approved the sale of online lottery earlier this...
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Tuesday, 10th October 2017
Legislation designed to bring Switzerland’s gambling laws into the 21st Century has passed a final vote in the country's parliament. The Money Gaming Act encompasses both the Swiss land-based casino...
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Monday, 9th October 2017
Casino operator Genting Hong Kong has announced its plans to delist its unit from the Main Board Singapore Stock Exchange (SGX), where it has a secondary listing. The Malaysian conglomerate revealed...
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Monday, 9th October 2017
A Supreme Court in India has dismissed a petition filed by the online sportsbook Krida Sports and Games Pvt Ltd which challenged the legitimacy of the rummy ban in the regions of Telangana, Andhra Pradesh...
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Monday, 9th October 2017
After the disappointing figures during the first four days of Golden Week, Macau’s number of visitors has risen almost 12% in the first seven days of the eight-day Chinese holiday. According to the...
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Monday, 9th October 2017
The US Supreme Court has revealed that it will hear the appeal of New Jersey officials against the validity of the 1992 Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) on 4 December. As part of...
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Monday, 9th October 2017
Caesars Entertainment Corporation (CEC) announced the completion of their merger and restructuring as they reveal their new Board of Directors. The merger made with Caesars Acquisition Company (CAC)...
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Friday, 6th October 2017
A bumper month in Nevada’s casinos helped the US casino industry reach gaming revenues of $3.4bn according to data compiled by the University of Las Vegas Centre for Gaming Research. The figures, which...
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Friday, 6th October 2017
Florida is seeing new attempts to legalise daily fantasy sports (DFS) betting from both their House Representatives and Senators. The first bill, known as Senate Bill 374, was proposed by the Senator...
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Friday, 6th October 2017
The Adelson Family Foundation and The Las Vegas Sands will be contributing $4m to a relief fund set up for those affected by the recent mass shooting. The donation was given in honour of "the courageous...
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Friday, 6th October 2017
After receiving approval in July from Russian President Vladimir Putin, the territory of Crimea has completed all preliminary work and is all set for the creation of a new gambling zone. Speaking to...
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Friday, 6th October 2017
Affiliate network provider Better Collective has announced the appointment of former European President of Microsoft and current CEO OF SimCorp, Klaus Holse, to the company’s board. In addition to his...
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Friday, 6th October 2017
Global gaming technology heavyweight Scientific Games has announced the acquisition of Las Vegas blackjack games specialist Tech Art Inc for an undisclosed fee. Under the terms of the deal Scientific...
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Friday, 6th October 2017
ALEA has confirmed its acquisition of ladylucks.co.uk from the IGT Group for an undisclosed fee. ALEA, whose offices are set up in Barcelona and Malta, is multi-licence online gaming developer, and has...
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Thursday, 5th October 2017
The Alabama Attorney General’s office has announced it has filed lawsuits against five different casinos across the state over their operation of electronic bingo machines. Civil lawsuits were filed...
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Thursday, 5th October 2017
The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) have fined three casinos in the state a total of $77,500 for violations of its gaming laws relating to underage gamblers. Casino operator SugarHouse HSP Gaming...
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Thursday, 5th October 2017
According to a report published last week by Fitch Ratings, Japanese gaming industry revenues could reach up to $9bn annually, if the country goes ahead with the construction of its initially planned integrated...
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Thursday, 5th October 2017
A new US sports data firm has been created by the Chernin Group, named The Action Network. Media tycoon Peter Chernin established the new company by purchasing FantasyLabs, SportsAction and Sports Insights....
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Thursday, 5th October 2017
888 Holdings is looking for new investors today after the family of 888 Co-Founder, Aharon Shaked sold the entirety of their 12.9% stake in the UK gambling company. The O Shaked share trust, which represents...
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Thursday, 5th October 2017
Aruze Gaming America Inc has announced major changes to its organisational structure and leadership, noting that Richard Pennington would be resigning from his positions as President, Chief Administrative...
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Wednesday, 4th October 2017
The Government of Trinidad and Tobago has released its new tax plan, which will see in 2018 a double taxation for the majority of the businesses including the gambling sector. Earlier this week, the...
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