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Friday, 30th November 2018
Betsson Group received its Swedish gambling license today, which will come into effect from 1 January 2019. Betsson has been operating in the country since 1963, and has licences in twelve jurisdictions. The...
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Friday, 30th November 2018
Betegy CEO & Founder Alex Kornilov believes sports betting companies can win player hearts through the use of big data. Giving a talk at SiGMA, Kornilov spoke of data’s importance within sport...
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Friday, 30th November 2018
Governments across Australia are formally committed to the National Consumer Protection Framework for online wagering, expected to be rolled out in the next 18 months. Paul Fletcher, Federal Minister...
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Friday, 30th November 2018
Kindred Group's application to operate in Sweden has been accepted. The firm's Swedish gambling license will allow Kindred to offer commercial online gambling from 30 November and betting on the Swedish...
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Thursday, 29th November 2018
MGM Resorts International CEO Jim Murren has spoken out against the concept of an integrity fee in US sports betting. The operator this week announced a gaming partnership with MLB, the deal being the...
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Thursday, 29th November 2018
Industry experts at SiGMA have given their opinion on the opportunities and challenges brought by new affiliate regulation. At an affiliate event, discussion moderator Yancy Naughton, founder of HasTraffic.com,...
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Thursday, 29th November 2018
Spain’s online gambling market generated €181.7m ($206.4m) gross gaming revenue (GGR) for Q3, rising 30% year-on-year. The figures reported by the Dirección General de Ordenación...
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Thursday, 29th November 2018
SG Digital’s Managed Trading Service (MTS) will be implemented in Caesars Entertainment properties in both New Jersey and Mississippi. The platform has been created by SG Digital and Don Best, a...
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Thursday, 29th November 2018
Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) will supply its online, omni-channel sportsbook to US operator Hard Rock International. Hard Rock will be provided with GiG’s full suite of products, including GiG...
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Thursday, 29th November 2018
The Gambling Commission has penalised three online casino companies and banned one from operating within Great Britain. The penalty charges amount to almost £14m as a result of the firms' failure...
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Wednesday, 28th November 2018
Gambling.com Group CEO Charles Gillespie believes affiliates have an "important role to play" in educating US sports bettors. Since the repeal of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act in...
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Wednesday, 28th November 2018
Amedeo Moscato, COO of crypto-currency exchange DX.Exchange, believes it is "very important" for affiliates to incorporate crypto-currency into their future plans. Conducting a presentation at SiGMA,...
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Wednesday, 28th November 2018
The NBA has announced its first betting data partnership in the US, joining forces with Sportradar and Genius Sports. As part of the agreement, the two data suppliers will have non-exclusive rights to...
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Wednesday, 28th November 2018
Total gaming revenue in Nevada saw a 7% year-on-year rise to $1.06bn for the month of October. This was helped by sports betting revenue of $29.5m, which saw a 6% year-on-year rise. Despite the yearly...
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Wednesday, 28th November 2018
Executives from MGM Resorts International and Caesars Entertainment became founding members of the Sports Wagering Integrity Monitoring Association (SWIMA). SWIMA is a not-for-profit organisation designed...
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Wednesday, 28th November 2018
MLB has agreed its first official gaming partnership with MGM Resorts International, combining MLB with the MGM Resorts and PlayMGM brands. The multi-year deal covers the US and Japan and merges...
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Tuesday, 27th November 2018
GambleAware has recently launched a new advert targeting problem gamblers in the UK (you can watch the embedded advert below). The charity has also commissioned Regulus Partners to produce data on how...
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Tuesday, 27th November 2018
After five years as CEO of the American Gaming Association (AGA), it didn’t take Geoff Freeman long to return to a senior role within gaming. While the 43-year-old's full-time job now sees him leading...
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Tuesday, 27th November 2018
Intralot Group has announced a 1% year-year-on growth in revenue for the nine-month period ended 30 September, to €798.6m ($903.6m). The supplier’s modest yearly rise accompanied a 7% fall...
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Tuesday, 27th November 2018
In his first interview since becoming President at CashBet, Ed Brennan speaks exclusively to Gambling Insider and predicts a future powered by crypto-currencies.  You took up the role of President...
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Monday, 26th November 2018
Operators need to modernise approaches to personalisation as brands enter the market and compete for a place, according to Enteractive’s Andrew Foster.   The retention supplier’s Head...
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Monday, 26th November 2018
The Stars Group has announced an 11-state partnership with operator Eldorado Resorts in the US. The agreement allows The Stars Group to operate online betting and gaming in states Eldorado currently owns...
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Monday, 26th November 2018
Trustly Director of Gaming Sales Samuel Barrett says the US market "poses a great opportunity" for the payments provider. The "very fragmented" nature of the market however, has led Barrett to the conclusion...
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Monday, 26th November 2018
NetEnt has entered the Danish market by offering its live casino games to operator Mr Green portfolio. NetEnt’s games, including live roulette and blackjack, will be available to Mr Green’s...
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Friday, 23rd November 2018
Playtech founder Teddy Sagi has sold his remaining shares in the company, the supplier has confirmed to Gambling Insider. Sagi had been lowering his stake in the company considerably over the course...
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Friday, 23rd November 2018
Irish Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe is exploring alternatives to the recently proposed doubling of betting tax from 1% to 2%. In October, Donohoe announced the plans as part of his 2019 Budget, forecasting...
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Friday, 23rd November 2018
Better Collective grew revenue 68% year-on-year to €11.1m for Q3, as revenue received from online US sports betting made an impact. Operating profit (EBITA) rose 71% to €4.8m. Jesper Søgaard,...
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Thursday, 22nd November 2018
Niklas Jönsson has been appointed Global Gaming's new Chief Financial Officer. He replaces Christoffer Tell, who has chosen to step down from the role. However, Tell will stay on in an advisory...
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Thursday, 22nd November 2018
Macau’s gross domestic product (GDP) grew by 1% in Q3 of 2018, impacted by a slowing in growth of gaming service exports. A report from Macau's Statistics and Census Service has shown the island’s...
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Thursday, 22nd November 2018
Interwetten CEO Werner Becher has confirmed he will step down from his role at the end of 2018. Becher, who was appointed as CEO in 2011, has already informed the operator’s employees of his decision. Confirming...
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Thursday, 22nd November 2018
Rhode Island’s first sport wagers will be accepted on 26 November at Twin River Casino in Lincoln. At 3pm, Speaker of the House, Nicholas Mattiello, Senate President, Dominic Ruggerio, and Executive...
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Thursday, 22nd November 2018
GVC Holdings has acquired Neds International for an initial AUS$68m (US$49m), with the fee potentially rising to AUS$95m. The online sports betting operator only launched in 2017 but has impressed prospective...
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Wednesday, 21st November 2018
The launch of the Kambi-powered DraftKings sportsbook at Resorts Casino this week signals the end of a short partnership between SBTech and Resorts, Gambling Insider understands. Operators using...
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Wednesday, 21st November 2018
Bet365 posted gross profit of £2.45bn ($3.13bn) for the 52-week period ending 25 March 2018, rising 24% year-on-year. Operating profit grew by more than £100m, with Bet365 reporting £660.3m...
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Wednesday, 21st November 2018
A report produced by the Gambling Commission reveals 11-16-year-olds are more likely to gamble than drink or smoke. Based on a survey involving 2,865 11-16-year-olds recorded between 5 February and 2...
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Wednesday, 21st November 2018
PlayShot, IGT's integrated sports betting solution, successfully completed its final stage of Nevada regulatory approval. Mobile sports betting on the PlayShot platform also received approval after successfully...
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Wednesday, 21st November 2018
Lottery legislation including plans to legalise sports betting in Brazil has been approved by the House of Deputies. Provisional Measure (PM) 846/2018 primarily details the division of lottery revenue...
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Wednesday, 21st November 2018
Sporting Solutions has secured World Lottery Association – Security Control Standard (WLA-SCS) certification, with the company’s Head of Commercial hailing it as an "important milestone." Sporting...
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Thursday, 22nd November 2018
NetEnt CEO Therese Hillman has said the supplier needs to start looking forward to improve performance. Hillman took over as group CEO in May, having previously served as Chief Financial Officer and Acting...
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Tuesday, 20th November 2018
The price of bitcoin has continued to plummet, dropping by 10% to below $4,500 for the first time in 2018. The swift growth in bitcoin and other crypto-currencies over the past year had originally encouraged...
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Tuesday, 20th November 2018
Police in Macau have asked for the help of web hosting companies to tackle illegal gambling websites by taking down or blocking 237 rule-breaking sites. Macau’s Secretary for Security, Wong Sio...
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Tuesday, 20th November 2018
Betfred could be the subject of an 18-month battle in court, with a customer suing the operator over its refusal to pay a £1.7m ($2.2m) jackpot. Andy Green won the jackpot playing Frankie Dettori’s...
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Tuesday, 20th November 2018
GAN has grown its Q3 revenue 40% year-on-year to $26.7m, aided by the launch of its platform with its second New Jersey client, Ocean Resort Casino. The last two quarters have been significant for GAN,...
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Tuesday, 20th November 2018
The release of a Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) report about its investigation into Steve Wynn has been temporarily blocked by a judge. The MGC is investigating allegations of sexual misconduct...
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Tuesday, 20th November 2018
The board of the Remote Gambling Association (RGA) is set to hold talks to discuss a new advertising code. The RGA meets up on an annual basis to discuss any changes but it is understood this meeting...
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Monday, 19th November 2018
Picture the scene: a thief walks out of a bank carrying millions. Police officers rush to the front entrance. "Hands up!" they yell. Except they aren’t talking to the thief; they’re talking...
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Monday, 19th November 2018
BetVictor has appointed Luke Alvarez as its Chairman, effective from 1 December. In his 28-year career, Alvarez has spent 18 years in regulated gaming and sports. He left his role as President and...
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Monday, 19th November 2018
Supplier IGT has appointed its former Vice Chairperson, Lorenzo Pellicioli, as its new Chairperson. Pellicioli had been Acting Chairperson since August. James McCann, who has served on the Board since...
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Monday, 19th November 2018
Several Irish politicians are backing an alternative betting tax to the one proposed in the country’s Budget for 2019. In October, a doubling of betting tax from 1% to 2% was announced by the Irish...
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Monday, 19th November 2018
IMG Arena will be the official distributor of PGA Tour scoring data. The deal is a multi-year agreement, which will see IMG Arena issue PGA Tour data to sports media companies, news services and other...
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Friday, 16th November 2018
The Nevada Gaming Commission (NGC) has accepted a $2m proposed settlement by CG Technology for violations related to problems with its sports betting technology. The new settlement of $2m is eight times...
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Friday, 16th November 2018
Gaming lawyer Jose Alvares has urged Macau to embrace gaming innovation or risk losing ground to expanding markets such as Japan. Speaking at a panel during the Macau Gaming Show, the Partner at CA Lawyers...
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Friday, 16th November 2018
The Gambling Commission is seeking bidders for the UK National Lottery from 2023 onwards. Camelot has been the lottery’s only operator since its inception in 1994, although its current license ends...
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Friday, 16th November 2018
As many as eight more US states could legalise sports betting before the start of the next NFL season in 2019, industry experts have said at a conference. Since the repeal of the Professional and Amateur...
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Friday, 16th November 2018
US Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner has written to the Department of Justice seeking clarification of its stance on sports betting. Sensenbrenner, the Chairman for the House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism,...
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Friday, 16th November 2018
New Jersey’s total gaming revenue for October grew 16% year-on-year to $239m. The Garden State saw 8% growth in casino win to $200.6m, a 30% rise in internet gaming win to $26.7m and sports wagering...
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Friday, 16th November 2018
Supplier SBTech is set to enter the French market at the beginning of 2019. The company has a number of operators ready to incorporate its platform and software solutions. France will become SBTech’s...
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Thursday, 15th November 2018
Delaware sports betting revenue fell from $3.6m in September to $500,000 in October, with the amount wagered also falling 13% to $14.7m. In September, Delaware Park took $11.5m in sports wagers, with...
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Thursday, 15th November 2018
SBTech has confirmed a five-year extension to its content deal with operator Bethard. Bethard is known for its football promotion “The Zlatan Challenge,” launched during this year's Fifa World...
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Thursday, 15th November 2018
Max Bichsel discusses Kambi's deal with Greenwood Gaming & Entertainment to supply Parx Casino’s sportsbook, and the supplier’s future US plans, with Gambling Insider. Kambi is to enter...
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Thursday, 15th November 2018
The New York Red Bulls are discussing sponsorship deals with potential sports betting partners. Any agreement could involve selling the team’s stadium naming rights. The New York Business Journal...
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Thursday, 15th November 2018
Camelot announced National Lottery ticket sales of £3.46bn ($4.5bn) for the six months ended 29 September, an increase of £175.9m year-on-year. The result follows a wide-ranging strategic...
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Thursday, 15th November 2018
Jackpotjoy Group has reported an 8% year-on-year rise in Q3 gaming revenue to £77.8m ($99.8m). The operator also posted an adjusted EBITDA increase of 13% to £28.8m, thanks to strong earnings...
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Thursday, 15th November 2018
Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City has announced plans for a $56m renovation to its Coast Tower suites and guest room. The upgrades are part of a wide-scale operation from Caesars Entertainment; the...
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Wednesday, 14th November 2018
Resorts Casino Hotel in New Jersey has announced construction of its land-based DraftKings Sportsbook is nearing completion. DraftKings this week announced it will open its first land-based sportsbook...
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Wednesday, 14th November 2018
Empire Sports Inc. and Bet365 will form a strategic alliance to develop and offer sports betting and online gaming at Resorts World Catskills in New York. Bet365, the world’s largest online bookmaker,...
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Wednesday, 14th November 2018
Gambling consultant Steve Donoughue believes the UK government’s u-turn on fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBT) is a “wake up” call for the gambling industry. Chancellor of the Exchequer...
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Wednesday, 14th November 2018
More than €1bn worth of assets has been seized spanning across 12 countries, which included a football team. Italy’s anti-mafia police arrested 68 suspected mobsters in a large scale international...
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Wednesday, 14th November 2018
The UK government has confirmed it will bring the reduction of maximum fixed-odds betting terminal (FOBT) stakes forward to April 2019. In the 2019 Budget, Chancellor of the Exchequer Phillip Hammond...
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Wednesday, 14th November 2018
Politics and gambling go together like milk and cereal. Inextricably linked, there’s no avoiding one without the other, and either’s spillover effects can cause total disruption to its neighbour. Gambling...
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Wednesday, 14th November 2018
Jack Entertainment has agreed to sell Greektown Casino-Hotel for $1bn cash to Penn National Gaming and VICI Properties, pending regulatory approval. Penn National will acquire the operating assets of...
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Wednesday, 14th November 2018
Daub Alderney, part of Stride Gaming Group, will not appeal a £7m ($9m) fine by the Gambling Commission for failing to prevent money laundering and failing to protect its customers. The Gambling...
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Wednesday, 14th November 2018
The NBA has announced its first ever European betting partner, signing a multi-year agreement with Française des Jeux (FDJ). FDJ operates France’s national lottery and its partnership with...
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Tuesday, 13th November 2018
The Belgian government recently announced new restrictions on gambling advertising.  Included in the new legislation is a complete ban on online casino television advertising, restrictions on digital...
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Tuesday, 13th November 2018
Daub Alderney, part of Stride Gaming Group, has been ordered to pay £7m ($9m) by the Gambling Commission for failing to prevent money laundering and failing to protect vulnerable customers. The...
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Tuesday, 13th November 2018
Kambi has secured a position in the Pennsylvania market by signing a deal with Greenwood Gaming, owner of Parx Casino, the largest casino complex in the state. Kambi now moves into its second US...
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Tuesday, 13th November 2018
A police raid on an international gambling den in Kuala Lumpur has seen 118 people detained. The gambling centre’s operations made an estimated monthly profit of RM6m ($1.4m) During the raid, police...
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Tuesday, 13th November 2018
The Macau Statistics and Census Service has estimated Typhoon Mangkhut cost the country's gambling industry MOP 960m ($119m). On 15-17  September, casinos in Macau were forced to close due to the...
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Tuesday, 13th November 2018
Ladbrokes is set to terminate its on-course bookmaking activity in Ireland as a result of betting tax in the country being doubled to 2%. The operator has also decided to end all its race sponsorships...
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Tuesday, 13th November 2018
Sportech has announced the group’s CEO, Andrew Gaughan, will step down as a Director and leave on 28 February 2019 to pursue other interests. Richard McGuire, the current Non-Executive Chairman,...
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Monday, 12th November 2018
The state of Rhode Island is losing $12m in expected revenue due to a delay in the launch of sports betting, according to analysts. In June, a budget was passed in the Ocean State that included $23.5m...
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Monday, 12th November 2018
DraftKings has reached an agreement to open its first land-based sportsbook. The operator, initially a market leader in daily fantasy sports, this year moved into sports betting and made a strong start...
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Monday, 12th November 2018
A narrow majority of poll voters said they would vote in favour of legalised sports betting in Maryland. The lottery, as well as horse racing betting, has always been legal in Maryland and sports betting...
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Monday, 12th November 2018
Research commissioned by bookmakers is being reported to have influenced the UK government's decision to delay cutting stakes on fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs). Although stakes will be cut...
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Monday, 12th November 2018
Former UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson is set to join MPs campaigning against the delaying of restrictions on fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs), according to reports. The maximum stake for FOBTs...
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Monday, 12th November 2018
Supplier Intralot has secured approval from the New Mexico Lottery Board to provide the state’s Sports Lottery game and extend its current contract by two years. New Mexico will be the first US...
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Monday, 12th November 2018
Playtech said it remains on course to achieve adjusted EBITDA of between €320m ($360m) and €360m for 2018. The supplier has released a trading statement for the period since 30...
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Monday, 12th November 2018
Mr Green Ltd CEO Jesper Kärrbrink believes the gambling industry needs to "keep the balance" with advertising – and only has itself to blame for current criticism. Gambling advertising has...
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Friday, 9th November 2018
AGS has announced the appointment of Geoff Freeman to its board of directors. Freeman has a wealth of experience in the gaming industry, having joined the American Gaming Association (AGA) in May 2013,...
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Friday, 9th November 2018
Golden Entertainment has reported a 95% year-on-year rise in Q3 revenue to $210.3m. However, the operator also posted a net loss of $3.1m, compared to net income of $8.6m in Q3 2017. Adjusted EBITDA...
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Friday, 9th November 2018
The Swedish gaming regulator has reported gross gaming revenue of SEK16.8bn ($1.8bn) in the first three quarters of 2018, an increase of 1% in year-on-year figures. Operators with Swedish permits reported...
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Friday, 9th November 2018
AGS has reported company-record revenue of $75.5m for Q3, a year-on-year increase of 34%. The supplier’s success in the third quarter was driven by entry into Canada, a "large sale to a long-standing...
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Friday, 9th November 2018
Eldorado Resorts has reported a 3% year-on-year rise in Q3 net revenue to $487.3m, excelling in its South, East and Central segments. In September, Eldorado Resorts entered an agreement to partner up...
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Friday, 9th November 2018
Steve Wynn is suing Wynn Resorts and the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC). The former Wynn Resorts CEO, who resigned in February, is alleging the operator "improperly handed over privileged documents"...
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Thursday, 8th November 2018
MGM GVC Interactive, the joint venture between MGM Resorts International and GVC Holdings, has announced Sportradar as its exclusive supplier of sports betting data. The agreement covers a range of pre-match...
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Thursday, 8th November 2018
Gambling Commission CEO Neil McArthur has called on the UK gambling industry to engage in a "race to the top" when protecting consumers. Speaking at the Raising Standards Conference in Birmingham, McArthur...
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Thursday, 8th November 2018
Scientific Games has reported a 7% year-on-year rise in Q3 revenue to $821m, thanks to $46.5m in revenue from NYX Gaming Group. The supplier completed its acquisition of NYX in January and its contribution...
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Thursday, 8th November 2018
The American Gaming Association (AGA) has released a study detailing the economic impact of tribal casinos in every state where it was legal to gamble in 2016. The research found tribal gaming generates...
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Thursday, 8th November 2018
The Independent Betting Adjudication Service (IBAS) could force Ladbrokes to pay out on hundreds of bets which its trading team turned down. According to reports, IBAS is looking specifically into three...
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Thursday, 8th November 2018
Police in Kuala Lumpur have arrested five men in connection with running an illegal online casino, making profits of RM3.3m ($790,000) per month. Reports from local press show the centre had sent hundreds...
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