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Friday, 28th November 2014
UK-licensed online gambling operators enjoyed a 22% year-on-year increase in gross gaming yield (GGY) for the 2014 fiscal year, according to Gambling Commission industry statistics. A total of £1.14bn...
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Friday, 28th November 2014
UK bookmaker Coral will sponsor Saturday’s all-British heavyweight boxing match between Tyson Fury and Derek Chisora. Coral is taking its first steps into boxing sponsorship and will hold rights over...
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Wednesday, 26th November 2014
Casino operator Trump Entertainment Resorts is heading towards a tax sale of up to $22m after reaching an agreement with Atlantic City. A bankruptcy court will need to approve the arrangement, which would...
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Wednesday, 26th November 2014
Online betting exchange Betfair has become the official betting and gaming partner of Liverpool Football Club. The agreement covers markets in the UK, Denmark, Spain, Italy and Bulgaria, with Betfair able...
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Tuesday, 25th November 2014
Online gambling revenue in Delaware has fallen to $130,000 for the month of October 2014. According to figures released by the Delaware Lottery, the state’s i-gaming revenue has reached its lowest point...
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Tuesday, 25th November 2014
The Mohawk Council of Kahnawake (MCK) has released a statement expressing concerns about a report on the legality of online gambling in Canada. The Working Group on Online Gambling, a Quebec government-appointed...
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Monday, 24th November 2014
Scientific Games has completed its $5.1bn acquisition of fellow provider Bally Technologies. The official completion of the purchase, which includes the refinancing of approximately $1.8bn of existing...
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Monday, 24th November 2014
Analysts are predicting Macau casinos could suffer a revenue drop of as much as 22% in November. Macau is the only place in China where land-based gambling is legal, but has suffered a consistent drop...
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Monday, 24th November 2014
Provider NYX Gaming Group has completed its takeover of poker network Ongame. The network has been purchased from Amaya Gaming Group, the parent company of PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker, for the equivalent...
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Monday, 24th November 2014
Casino operator MGM Resorts International has paid an $85m casino licence fee that will allow it to open a Springfield Resort Casino next week. The licence will run for 15 years, with the project costing...
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Monday, 24th November 2014
Provider Microgaming has introduced Microgaming PlayItForward, its official corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme. The programme will include all of Microgaming’s community-based activities...
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Friday, 21st November 2014
The Global Gaming Awards 2015 have begun recruiting their panel of 50 judges. Following a successful inaugural awards, the 2015 edition will once again feature 50 leading gaming industry executives from...
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Thursday, 20th November 2014
Stockholders of Bally Technologies have approved the company’s planned merger with fellow provider Scientific Games Corporation. The news of the takeover was first announced in July, when Bally revealed...
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Tuesday, 18th November 2014
Supplier Intralot has appointed Antonis Kerastaris as its new CEO after Constantinos Antonopoulos stepped down from the role. Antonopoulos relinquished his position as of 17 November after 22 years in...
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Friday, 14th November 2014
National Basketball Association (NBA) Commissioner Adam Silver has called for legal sports betting in the US. Sports wagering is currently outlawed in all but four states, although New Jersey is currently...
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Thursday, 13th November 2014
Online operator BwinParty has revealed that takeover discussions have taken place with groups interested in acquiring the firm. The Gibraltar-based company released a statement confirming that discussions...
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Thursday, 13th November 2014
German-based online betting operator Mybet has been issued a licence by the UK Gambling Commission. The granting of the licence follows the implementation of the PoC regime, which requires all companies...
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Wednesday, 12th November 2014
Casino operator Caesars Entertainment Corp. has reported widened losses of $908.1m for the third quarter of 2014. The company’s debt, an industry high of $22.8bn, has been cut from $24.2bn in June,...
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Wednesday, 12th November 2014
Andreas Meinrad has been named as the new CEO of online operator BetVictor. The Gibraltar-based company had been searching for a successor to previous CEO Michael Carlton and company founder Victor Chandler,...
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Wednesday, 12th November 2014
Steve Sweeney, New Jersey Senate President, has devised plans for Atlantic City casinos to help re-energise the region. A new scheme would see casinos pay a tax of $150m annually over a two-year period...
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Tuesday, 11th November 2014
Our weekly digital newsletter Gambling Insider Friday offers a different guest columnist the chance to get their point across each week. Would YOU be interested in expressing your views to an industry...
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Monday, 10th November 2014
Irish bookmaker Boylesports is planning an acquisition of a UK operator to expand its business into the country. John Boyle, founder of the company in 1982, feels it has reached the peak of its expansion...
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Monday, 10th November 2014
The Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel has launched a real-money bingo site, defying California’s online gambling laws. Online gambling is currently prohibited in the state, and it is not yet known if the...
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Monday, 10th November 2014
Casino operator Caesars Entertainment Corporation has been fined $10,000 by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) for wrongfully sending promotional material to customers. A number of promotions...
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Friday, 7th November 2014
Dan Fleyshman, former CEO of poker site Victory Poker, is to become the new CEO of the Ivey Poker brand and Ivey League training site. Ivey Poker is to be relaunched in 2015, when Fleyshman is set to take...
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Friday, 7th November 2014
Amaya Gaming’s PokerStars and Full Tilt brands will be able to continue operating in the UK, after being granted continuation licences by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC). The brands have been present...
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Thursday, 6th November 2014
Voters in Massachusetts have upheld the state's expanded gambling law, which will allow land-based casinos to begin operating in the state. The votes were counted on Tuesday evening, with an approximate...
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Thursday, 6th November 2014
Multi-platform entertainment company Atari Gaming has launched Atari Casino, a real-money online gaming product. Slot games and other well-known casino games with Atari themes will be available to players,...
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Wednesday, 5th November 2014
An independent review into the Advertising Standards Authority's (ASA) application of UK codes has found that public opinion has generally been in favour of the body's decision making. However areas such...
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Tuesday, 4th November 2014
A study of New Jersey’s online gambling activity has been set for January 2015. The project, managed by the Center for Gambling Studies and overseen by state Governor Chris Christie, will be the first...
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Monday, 3rd November 2014
Provider Bally Technologies has posted a record $321m in first quarter revenue, a 29% year-on-year increase for the three months ending 30 September. Bally sold 4,744 gaming machine units within the three...
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