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Wednesday, 31st October 2018
Sports betting revenue in Nevada was at its highest for six years as the state posted a record-breaking total of $56.3m in September. Nevada’s previous record was set in September 2012, when it...
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Wednesday, 31st October 2018
Penn National Gaming has filed a proposal with the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) for Hollywood Casino Morgantown. This would be the operator’s second satellite gaming facility, which...
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Wednesday, 31st October 2018
The Gambling Commission has introduced new standards for alternative dispute resolution (ADR) providers. If a customer isn’t happy with a result or outcome, an ADR can help assist them when complaining...
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Wednesday, 31st October 2018
Growth in lottery in Italy aided IGT towards operating income of $200m for Q3, compared with an operating loss of $556m in the corresponding period last year. There was a 4% year-on-year drop at constant...
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Wednesday, 31st October 2018
Supplier Konami has announced revenue growth of 6% year-on-year to ¥122bn ($1.07bn) for the six months ended 30 September 2018. Profitability also saw an increase; a rise of 0.3% took it to ¥25m. Digital...
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Wednesday, 31st October 2018
The NFL's New York Jets have named MGM Resorts International as their official gaming partner. The multi-year agreement is a “first-of-its-kind partnership” and is the “most comprehensive...
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Wednesday, 31st October 2018
MGM Resorts International saw consolidated net revenue increase 7% year-on-year to $3bn for Q3. However, net revenue decreased 2% at the operator’s domestic resorts to $2.2bn and 3% on a same-store...
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Wednesday, 31st October 2018
Online operator Cherry Group grew revenue by 58% year-on-year to SEK 899m ($98m) for Q3. Year-to-date revenue increased by 42% to SEK 2.33bn, and in the same period, profitability (EBITDA) improved by...
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Wednesday, 31st October 2018
Gaming regulation in the Netherlands is in a state of "mild chaos," according to Gaming in Holland Founder Willem van Oort. Outgoing Kansspelautoriteit chairman Jan Suyver recently criticised Dutch politicians...
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Wednesday, 31st October 2018
William Hill has announced a £242.1m ($308.2m) cash offer to acquire MRG, with the MRG board of directors unanimously recommending shareholders to accept. In MRG’s native currency, the offer...
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Tuesday, 30th October 2018
Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment (HBSE) has announced a multi-year partnership with Caesars Entertainment for its Philadelphia 76ers and New Jersey Devils franchises in the NBA and NHL respectively. As...
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Tuesday, 30th October 2018
Cryptoassests Taskforce, a joint investigation led by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), the Bank of England and the Treasury, has announced measures could be taken to “mitigate the risks”...
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Tuesday, 30th October 2018
UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond announced the 2019 budget on Monday and all eyes within the gaming industry were drawn to two key points. Firstly, the Chancellor delivered a remote gaming...
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Tuesday, 30th October 2018
Chinese authorities have strengthened their oversight of online gambling activity and content by shutting down multiple poker apps. Shenzhen authorities have arrested a total of 71 people in the past...
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Tuesday, 30th October 2018
888 has agreed a deal to sponsor the New York Jets, despite NFL rules forbidding the advertising of sports betting sites. The operator has added "proud sponsors of the New York Jets" on its website, despite...
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Tuesday, 30th October 2018
A New York judge has ruled daily fantasy sports (DFS) contestsbreak constitutional prohibitions against gambling. The ruling that DFS competitions are not games of skill was passed by Acting Supreme Court...
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Tuesday, 30th October 2018
Macau’s Judiciary Police has arrested 34 members of a loan-sharking syndicate targeting gamblers. The Judiciary Police has increased its activity with regards to the Macau casino industry in recent...
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Tuesday, 30th October 2018
Gibraltar has decided to launch a political offensive aimed at preventing gambling companies moving to Malta once Brexit has occurred.. Bet365 and 888 made announcements of their intentions to relocate...
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Monday, 29th October 2018
The UK's Chancellor of the Exchequer has announced a rise in British online betting tax to 21% in October 2019 to offset the loss expected from the cut in maximum stakes on fixed-odds betting terminals...
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Monday, 29th October 2018
“Fair return” is an interesting phrase. You buy a car and fill it up with petrol. The petrol company then takes a percentage of the profits from the car dealership for selling you the car. The...
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Monday, 29th October 2018
MGM Resorts International will be the National Hockey League’s first league-wide official sports betting partner. William Hill has already signed up with two NHL teams this season in New Jersey...
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Monday, 29th October 2018
Exeter City is the latest English Football League (EFL) team to pledge its support for the Responsible Gambling Week campaign, which runs from 1-7 November. This marks the first year in which EFL clubs...
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Monday, 29th October 2018
Mr Green will introduce new online casino games from Greentube, after securing a deal with the Novomatic Interactive division. These games will be made available to players from the Nordic region. A...
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Monday, 29th October 2018
The Silver Heritage Group has announced a new CFO to replace outgoing Basil Jong. Ben Watiwat will join the group on 5 November, moving over from SafetyCulture, an Australian venture-backed software company,...
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Monday, 29th October 2018
Supplier IWG has partnered with the British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) to provide the lottery with its portfolio of games. IWG’s games will now be accessible on the lottery’s PlayNow...
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Monday, 29th October 2018
Evolution Gaming has agreed a deal to power The Stars Group’s online live casino services for its PokerStars brand in New Jersey. The supplier recently opened a studio in Atlantic City and will...
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Friday, 26th October 2018
Mr Green Group posted an increase of 44% in year-on-year revenue from January to September 2018, rising to SEK 1,239m ($135m). Revenue in the third quarter of this year amounted to SEK 445.2m, a growth...
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Friday, 26th October 2018
Online casino supplier NetEnt has reported revenue of SEK 449m ($48.9m); a growth of 11% year-on-year. Operating profit (EBIT) from Q3 was SEK 172m with a margin of 38%, and SEK 612m for the year up to...
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Friday, 26th October 2018
Kristian Nylén, CEO of Kambi Group, speaks to Gambling Insider about the supplier's financial results for the third quarter of 2018 and discusses its growth following a World Cup...
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Friday, 26th October 2018
Sports betting supplier Kambi Group has reported a 39% year-on-year increase in revenue to €20.5m ($28.4m) for the third quarter of 2018. Operating profit (EBIT) for Q3 was €4.2m, with a margin...
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Thursday, 25th October 2018
IGT’s Chief Product Officer says the supplier is still placing its focus on traditional casino players, arguing the move to skill-based gaming is happening at a slower-than-expected pace. Dallas...
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Monday, 29th October 2018
Andrew Dagnall speaks exclusively to Gambling Insider about personalising the sportsbook experience, learning from Spotify and the role AI has to play in CRM tools. You’ve previously spoken about...
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Thursday, 25th October 2018
NetEnt is prepared to enter the Pennsylvania gaming market after securing its first customer in the state; Penn National Gaming. Penn Online Entertainment, a subsidiary of Penn National ’s Interactive...
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Thursday, 25th October 2018
The Indiana Supreme Court has ruled in favour of DraftKings and FanDuel in a case relating to football players' "right of publicity." It was argued by three former collegiate footballers that the operators...
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Thursday, 25th October 2018
The proposed decrease in maximum bets on fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs) may be pushed back to October 2019. The original date of implementing the legislation change was April next year, but The...
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Wednesday, 24th October 2018
A lottery player from South Carolina is the sole winner of a Mega Millions $1.53bn jackpot; a record for a single-win jackpot in the US. The anonymous winner now has the choice of taking an $878m pay...
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Wednesday, 24th October 2018
NetEnt has entered into an agreement with state-run Swedish operator Svenksa Spel. The deal has completed ahead of the re-regulation of Sweden’s gaming market, which will see private operators awarded...
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Wednesday, 24th October 2018
Betsson has reported a 21% year-on-year increase in revenue to SEK1.4bn ($150m) for Q3, also posting a 15% increase for the period of January to September. The operator’s Q3 revenue grew year-on-year...
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Wednesday, 24th October 2018
Evolution Gaming has reported a 41% year-on-year increase in operating revenue for Q3 to €64.3m ($73.3m). This year, Evolution’s EBITDA increased by 28% to €28m, corresponding to a margin...
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Wednesday, 24th October 2018
William Hill US is suing rival operator FanDuel for allegedly copying its guide on “how to bet.”   William Hill US filed a copyright of infringement notice in a New Jersey District Court,...
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Tuesday, 23rd October 2018
MGM GVC Interactive, the joint venture between MGM Resorts and GVC Holdings, has appointed Adam Greenblatt as CEO. The move is subject to licensing and regulatory approvals, following the joint venture’s...
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Tuesday, 23rd October 2018
Full House Resorts has dismissed asset management firm Z Capital Partners’ approach to buy the operator. On behalf of Full House’s Board of Directors, Bradley Tirpark, Chairman, and Daniel...
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Tuesday, 23rd October 2018
Nektan has appointed Jaydeep Chakravartty as its new Vice President, Commercials. Chakravartty began his gaming career with Ladbrokes, before taking up roles at 32Red, Cozy Games and Ibibi Group. He later...
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Tuesday, 23rd October 2018
Analysts have estimated high gross gaming revenue (GGR) figures for Macau casinos in October. Last year, Macau’s casino industry enjoyed its best calendar month in October, generating MOP26.63bn...
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Tuesday, 23rd October 2018
Novomatic has been ordered to repay a gambler €2.5 million ($2.9m) by an Austrian court. The unnamed gambler lost more than €2 million between 2002 and 2012 while using the supplier's slot...
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Monday, 22nd October 2018
Z Capital Partners and its affiliate Affinity Gaming have announced a proposal to acquire operator Full House Resorts. Las Vegas-based Full House currently operates five casinos and is subject to a $132.5m...
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Monday, 22nd October 2018
Justin Park, CEO of daily fantasy sports (DFS) analytics provider RotoQL, speaks exclusively with Gambling Insider about the regulated US sports betting industry and how DFS platforms have stepped...
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Monday, 22nd October 2018
Three new sports betting apps went live on Apple's App Store in New Jersey over the weekend. iOS apps for BetStars, playMGM and 888 were cleared by Apple and made available in time for NFL Sunday. The...
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Monday, 22nd October 2018
Caesars Entertainment is not interested in Golden Nugget owner Tillman Fertitta’s merger offer. A Reuters report last week suggested Fertitta was looking for a "reverse merger," where Caesars would...
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Monday, 22nd October 2018
NetEnt has entered into an agreement to supply Finland’s state-owned gaming operator, Veikkaus. Veikkaus is Finland’s only licensed gambling operator, and the deal will see its online casino...
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Friday, 19th October 2018
Macau Secretary for Economy and Finance Lionel Leong Vai Tac does not believe other gaming industries within Southeast Asia will be in competition with the Macau market. However, the minister says Macau’s...
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Friday, 19th October 2018
1X2 Network has strengthened its position in Asia after joining forces with QTech Games to supply its slots, table and VR games. Operators powered by the QTech Games platform will now gain access to a...
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Friday, 19th October 2018
Following the success of this year’s Global Gaming Awards Las Vegas, the self-nomination process for the 2019 Global Gaming Awards London is now open. Now in its second year, the Global Gaming Awards...
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Friday, 19th October 2018
Supplier BetConstruct has received approval from the Maltese Gaming Authority (MGA) to add poker to its selection of games. The poker vertical will be offered under both B2C and B2B licenses and adds...
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Thursday, 18th October 2018
The state of New Mexico has officially accepted its first ever sports wager, after the Santa Ana Star Casino and Hotel opened its sportsbook this week. New Mexico has not officially legalised regulated...
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Thursday, 18th October 2018
MLB annual revenue could rise by $1.1bn thanks to legalised sports betting, according to a study commissioned by the American Gaming Association (AGA). A Nielsen sports study found that MLB would be the...
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Thursday, 18th October 2018
GVC Holdings saw a 28% growth in net gaming revenue (NGR) during Q3 2018, including a 31% increase in sports brands NGR. The operator experienced growth across all major territories and was helped by...
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Thursday, 18th October 2018
Following Evolution Gaming’s win at the Global Gaming Awards Las Vegas with its Lightning Roulette product, Chief Product Officer Todd Haushalter tells Gambling Insider what else is in the pipeline. You...
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Thursday, 18th October 2018
Rank Group has announced a 4.9% fall in year-on-year revenue for the 16-week period ending 14 October, excluding the performance of its May 2018 acquisition YoBingo. The operator, which will announce...
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Wednesday, 17th October 2018
Golden Nugget owner Tilman Fertitta has approached Caesars Entertainment over the possibility of a merger, according to a Reuters report. Fertitta is said to be considering a reverse merger, meaning Caesars...
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Wednesday, 17th October 2018
William Hill US wants state regulators to have the power to undo technical errors, such as the glitch which led to FanDuel paying out after a player was given incorrect odds.   The bookmaker sent...
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Wednesday, 17th October 2018
Microgaming has reached an agreement to supply Betsson with a range of online games. As part of the deal, Betsson will have complete access to Microgaming’s bingo content, with product rollouts...
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Wednesday, 17th October 2018
DraftKings Senior Director of Digital Sportsbook Operations, Jamie Shea, has emphasised the operator’s focus on sports betting innovation. Having made its name in daily fantasy sports, DraftKings...
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Tuesday, 16th October 2018
The maximum stake reduction on fixed-odds betting terminals in the UK could come in April 2019, to coincide with the new tax year. In September, the UK government told Gambling Insider there would be...
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Tuesday, 16th October 2018
NetEnt has entered into a customer agreement with Churchill Downs to supply content to the operator in the New Jersey online casino market. The deal expands NetEnt’s presence in New Jersey after...
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Tuesday, 16th October 2018
The stock price of Macau’s top six casinos has fallen 40% on average since June, sparking concerns of a decrease in VIP gambling. Monthly gross gaming revenue (GGR) for Macau casinos increased year-on-year...
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Tuesday, 16th October 2018
Paddy Power Betfair has been fined over £2.2m ($2.9m) by the Gambling Commission for failing to protect customers and prevent stolen money from being gambled. The fine relates to offences in 2016,...
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Monday, 15th October 2018
Penn National Gaming has completed its previously announced acquisition of Pinnacle Entertainment, with Boyd Gaming also purchasing four Pinnacle properties. Penn National announced the agreement of a...
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Monday, 15th October 2018
BoyleSports management has sent a letter to its staff warning jobs could be under threat from the Irish betting tax increase. In last week’s Irish Budget, Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe announced...
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Monday, 15th October 2018
Sports betting could play a role in the election deciding the Governor of Tennessee. Broadcast on Local 24 News, Republican Bill Lee and Democrat Karl Dean debated several key issues, ranging from the...
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Monday, 15th October 2018
New Jersey gaming revenue grew 20% year-on-year to $281.7m for September, aided by “explosive growth in sports wagering.” Based on filings from the state's Division of Gaming Enforcement,...
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Monday, 15th October 2018
Arkansas voters will mark their ballots on 6 November after the state’s Supreme Court cleared the way for a public vote on whether to allow four casino licenses in the state. The court rejected...
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Friday, 12th October 2018
Wynn Resorts has agreed a strategic partnership with European operator BetBull to target the US sports betting market. The partnership aims to combine Wynn Resorts’ brand with BetBull’s digital...
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Friday, 12th October 2018
MGM Resorts International's President of Interactive Gaming, Scott Butera, expects US sports venues to provide fans with in-stadium sports betting in the future. Butera, who took up his current role in...
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Friday, 12th October 2018
Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) has signed an initial agreement with Hard Rock International to launch a sportsbook in New Jersey. The supplier will aim to release its sportsbook within the newly opened...
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Friday, 12th October 2018
US Sports Anchor Scott Van Pelt (SportsCenter – ESPN) has warned the US gambling sector to avoid repeating advertising mistakes of the past, urging responsibility during his keynote speech at this...
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Friday, 12th October 2018
MGM Resorts International has announced the appointment of George Kliavkoff as the company's new President of Entertainment and Sports. His role will see him drive MGM Resorts’ entertainment and...
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Thursday, 11th October 2018
The Stars Group has announced the completion of its Sky Betting & Gaming (SBG) acquisition after the Competition & Markets Authority cleared the move. Following clearance of the $4.7bn takeover,...
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Thursday, 11th October 2018
Operator LeoVegas has submitted a formal complaint to the European Union (EU) about the Dignity Decree. The policy, which includes a blanket ban on all gambling advertising and sponsorships within Italy,...
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Thursday, 11th October 2018
Representatives from Major League Baseball (MLB) and the casino industry met in Las Vegas on 10 October to discuss a potential integrity fee from money wagered during legalised sports betting. MLB and...
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Thursday, 11th October 2018
Alarm bells, a technology revolution and travelling back in time. How are these connected? Find out below in Gambling Insider’s exclusive interview with Co-founder and CEO of FSB Tech, David McDowell. Looking...
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Thursday, 11th October 2018
Detroit’s three casinos reported aggregate revenue of $355m for Q3 this year, an increase of 3% for year-on-year figures. However, while September aggregate revenue of $115.2 million saw 1%...
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Thursday, 11th October 2018
Betsson has announced Tristan Sjöberg ‘s resignation from its board due to a legal dispute with the Swedish tax authorities. Sjöberg joined the Betsson board as a director in May, having...
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Wednesday, 10th October 2018
The Governor for New Jersey, Phil Murphy, has signed off on a bill that will share legal sports betting revenue with the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA). The bill will take effect from...
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Wednesday, 10th October 2018
Revenue from Ohio’s casinos and racinos totalled $152.2m in September this year, a 4% increase for year-on-year figures.   The state's seven, slots-only racinos generated revenue of $85.7m...
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Wednesday, 10th October 2018
Irish Bookmakers Association (IBA) chairperson Sharon Byrne fears most independent bookmakers in Ireland will not be open on 1 January if the new betting tax is implemented. Finance minister Paschal Donohoe...
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Wednesday, 10th October 2018
A fresh operation against money laundering in Macau casinos was launched on Friday last week and brought immediate results. The Judiciary Police, responsible for dealing with casino crime, arrested 12...
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Wednesday, 10th October 2018
Rank Group has been fined £500,000 ($657,400) for failing to comply with rules put in place to protect problem gamblers. The operator's failure relates to a specific customer who, in just 24...
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Wednesday, 10th October 2018
Following Relax Gaming's launch of the Silver Bullet partner program, its new open casino platform, CEO Daniel Eskola spoke exclusively to Gambling Insider about the project. What is the unique selling...
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Tuesday, 9th October 2018
Betting tax will rise to 2% from 1% in Ireland in 2019, with similar changes expected in the levy to betting charges. Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe announced the hike on Tuesday 9 October during...
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Tuesday, 9th October 2018
Maryland Lottery and Gaming has released figures for September 2018 from the state’s six casinos, announcing revenues of $143.8m. Revenue grew by $9.2m (6.9%) year-on-year, compared to the September...
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Tuesday, 9th October 2018
Outgoing Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) officials Jan Suyver and Henk Kesler have criticised the Dutch government’s failure to implement the Remote Gaming Act. The former KSA chairman and vice-chairman...
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Tuesday, 9th October 2018
USBookmaking has agreed to provide sports betting risk services at Santa Ana Star Casino & Hotel in New Mexico. The Las Vegas-based company has announced the casino sportsbook will launch on 16 October. However,...
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Tuesday, 9th October 2018
Designer and supplier of electronic gaming devices and table products, AGS, has been awarded Pennsylvania licenses to manufacture slot machines and table games. AGS will now be able to place products...
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Tuesday, 9th October 2018
MGM GVC Interactive LLC, the joint venture owned by MGM Resorts and GVC, has partnered with the United Auburn Indian Community (UAIC) in California. California is yet to legalise regulated sports betting...
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Tuesday, 9th October 2018
Nektan has appointed the Vice President of Inspired Entertainment’s interactive division, Lucky Buckley, as its new Chief Executive. Buckley will join on 3 December, using her wealth of industry...
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Monday, 8th October 2018
SG Digital and Aristocrat were the big winners at this year’s Global Gaming Awards Las Vegas, scooping two coveted prizes each. The fifth instalment of the Awards was held at a prestigious luncheon...
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Monday, 8th October 2018
NASCAR President Steve Phelps has said the motorsport series is ready to implement guidelines on sports betting in 2019. This weekend, the Dover International Speedway took sports bets for the first time,...
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Monday, 8th October 2018
LeTou CEO Paul Fox knows first-hand the brand exposure a Premier League sponsorship can earn you. Last season, the Asian operator was Swansea City's shirt sponsor and the deal provided LeTou all the visibility...
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Monday, 8th October 2018
Football Index has announced the appointment of three new board members. The trio of Brian Mattingley, Andrew Burns and Mark Blandford will take up positions with the company known as 'the football stock...
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