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Friday, 29th November 2019
Earlier today, William Hill sent out a message to its affiliate partners, warning them against promoting unlicensed US operators alongside its own marketing materials. In its message, the operator told...
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Friday, 29th November 2019
Intralot has expanded its sports betting offering in the US, after signing an extension to its deal with the New Hampshire Lottery. Governor Chris Sununu signed legislation in July authorising the New...
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Friday, 29th November 2019
Speaking with Gambling Insider, Paul Sculpher, a consultant in the UK land-based casino industry, explained how retail operators can take learning from the online space for greater customer protection. Comparing...
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Thursday, 28th November 2019
Last week, Vermantia and Kiron Interactive announced they had joined forces to deliver the “next generation” of virtual racing using real greyhound racing content. Gambling Insider caught...
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Thursday, 28th November 2019
Patrik Hofbauer, CEO of Svenska Spel, has urged the Swedish Gambling Authority (SGA) to investigate operators offering lottery betting on other companies’ products. In a statement released on the...
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Thursday, 28th November 2019
Gross gambling yield (GGY) in Great Britain fell 0.3% year-on-year for the period between April 2018 and March 2019, totalling £14.4bn ($18.6bn). Statistics from the Gambling Commission’s...
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Thursday, 28th November 2019
Marathonbet has secured a new partnership with Spanish football club Real Madrid. The agreement will make Marathonbet the first official Russian partner of the La Liga team. The operator will receive...
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Thursday, 28th November 2019
Environmental concerns form part of the reasoning which could see Hokkaido withdraw its proposal to host an integrated resort, Japan Times reports. Governor Naomichi Suzuki is expected to announce the...
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Thursday, 28th November 2019
Wynn Resorts shareholders will receive $41m in a lawsuit settlement regarding allegations against the operator’s former CEO Steve Wynn. Shareholders began filing lawsuits against the company and...
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Wednesday, 27th November 2019
The Gambling Commission and Spelinspektionen shook hands over a partnership that will increase cooperation between the two regulators. They are both responsible for overseeing two of gaming’s largest...
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Wednesday, 27th November 2019
The Betting and Gaming Council has this week confirmed it seeks to create a code of conduct for VIP programmes in the gaming industry. As I’ve written before, some of the sector’s practices...
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Wednesday, 27th November 2019
John Griffiths, VP Marketing and Business Development at Spicy Mango, believes the gambling industry needs a greater understanding of esports, both on a customer and business level. Speaking with Gambling...
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Wednesday, 27th November 2019
A new maximum stake limit of €5 ($5.50) has been set by the Irish Government, as it brings in changes to the Gaming and Lotteries Act. The updates brought to Cabinet by Minister for Justice Charlie...
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Tuesday, 26th November 2019
In the last year, we have seen operators partner up with franchises from across various US leagues. Fox Bet signing with the Philadelphia 76ers is one of the more recent examples. Even the leagues themselves...
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Tuesday, 26th November 2019
In the first deal of its kind between an operator and NBA franchise, Fox Bet has signed a partnership with the Philadelphia 76ers. The agreement will allow Fox Bet to build its brand through the 76ers'...
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Tuesday, 26th November 2019
Andrew Foster, Head of Business Development at Enteractive, believes operators still focus too heavily on acquisition figures and not enough on retention. Speaking exclusively with Gambling Insider, Foster...
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Tuesday, 26th November 2019
Paf’s Daniela Johansson is surprised no regulator or government has asked gaming operators to reveal the data behind their betting revenue. The online operator's Deputy CEO & Chief Responsibility...
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Tuesday, 26th November 2019
DraftKings’ sports betting deal with the New Hampshire Lottery has received approval from the state’s Executive Council. Governor Chris Sununu signed legislation in July 2019 authorising the...
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Monday, 25th November 2019
Betfred has signed a multi-year turnover-based streaming and data deal with Sky Sports-owned At The Races, commencing January 2020. Through the agreement, Betfred will receive streaming and raceday data...
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Monday, 25th November 2019
Française des Jeux (FDJ) has signed a deal with Idinvest Partners to acquire Bimedia, a software publisher that specialises in point of sale collection and payment solutions. The exact figure of...
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Monday, 25th November 2019
It has been three long years since the UK voted to leave the EU in the Brexit referendum. Now, after a considerable amount of Westminster bickering, one Prime Minister’s resignation and delayed deadline...
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Monday, 25th November 2019
Consultant and online gaming industry veteran Alex Czajkowski believes companies can create a new niche if a £2 ($2.58) online slot stake limit is introduced in the UK. The Gambling Related Harm...
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Friday, 22nd November 2019
Regulated B2B gambling revenue for the first four months of H2 was up 12% year-on-year at Playtech, with the supplier saying it has exceeded its own expectations in the sector. In its trading update however,...
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Friday, 22nd November 2019
Gaming machines on casino floors fight for players’ attention. Bright, blinking lights and colourful screens lure them from across the room and chairs with deep cushions keep them comfortable. The...
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Friday, 22nd November 2019
Wynn Resorts has reduced its $50 table game minimums at Encore Boston Harbor to $15, also removing self-parking fees. The $2.6bn property is looking to appeal to a larger crowd beyond VIP players, with...
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Friday, 22nd November 2019
There's a new sports betting app on the market, allowing you to trade shares in professional footballers within the UK market. No, it's not Football Index. SportStack is the new exchange on the block...
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Thursday, 21st November 2019
Global Gaming’s Q3 revenue fell a staggering 76% year-on-year to SEK 60.3m ($6.3m). Operating profit for the Swedish company also dropped from SEK 60.3m to a loss of SEK 37.6m. For the year-to-date,...
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Thursday, 21st November 2019
William Hill online net revenue grew 1% year-on-year for the period from 3 July to 29 Oct 2019. A 4% increase in the operator’s UK online revenue was offset by a 4% fall in its international revenue...
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Thursday, 21st November 2019
After making its debut on the stock market, shares in French lottery and sports betting operator Francaise des Jeux (FDJ) rose to a peak of €23.10 ($25.60) by 10:35am. The shares were offered to...
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Thursday, 21st November 2019
As part of the December edition our monthly affiliate publication, Trafficology, Gambling Insider decided to review 2019 for affiliates. Along the way, we stockpiled the best insight and analysis in our...
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Thursday, 21st November 2019
Maltese casino owner Yorgen Fenech has been arrested in connection with the murder of anti-corruption journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia. In 2017, Caruana Galizia was killed by a car bomb, resulting in...
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Wednesday, 20th November 2019
Every gambling machine across the UK’s betting shops will soon feature software designed to pick up on signs of problem gambling and prevent it from happening. If erratic or excessive play is detected,...
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Wednesday, 20th November 2019
Aristocrat's operating revenue was AU$4.4bn (US$3bn) for the 12-month period ending 20 September 2019, a rise of 23% year-on-year. Profit after tax was AUS$894.4m, also up 23%, while EBITDA was AUS$1.6bn,...
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Wednesday, 20th November 2019
The Independent Planning Commission has denied Star Entertainment Group permission to build a new luxury hotel and apartment tower at its inner-Sydney venue.   The operator sought approval to demolish...
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Wednesday, 20th November 2019
Operator 32Red has reimbursed the owners of a Londonderry-based company with almost £590,000 ($761,595), after the money was stolen and subsequently lost on its website. Former S3 Alliance employee...
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Tuesday, 19th November 2019
Crypto Millions Lotto is confirmed as the official online lottery partner of Wolverhampton Wanderers, the first agreement of its kind. The operator said it sought out this partnership to help introduce...
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Tuesday, 19th November 2019
Why become a CEO when you can spend your days speaking to the most influential CEOs in the industry? That’s the way I view things in the gaming sector right now – until my CEO job comes in...
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Tuesday, 19th November 2019
Revenue generated by gaming and fantasy contests in Pennsylvania totalled $283.7m for October, an 11% rise year-on-year. State-wide, sports wagering revenue was $15m, representing a rise of 0.4% from...
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Tuesday, 19th November 2019
Helio Gaming has appointed Keith Galea as its new CEO, replacing Richard Mifsud. The lottery games provider hired Galea as the company’s COO in June and the exec will now make the step up, with...
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Monday, 18th November 2019
Shareholders of Eldorado Resorts and Caesars Entertainment have agreed to combine the two companies in a cash and stock merger. In June, it was agreed Eldorado would acquire Caesars in a deal worth $17.3bn,...
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Monday, 18th November 2019
It’s human instinct to crave recognition once a certain level of success has been attained. For a business, it’s much the same. Looking at the Apples, Googles, Amazons, Microsofts and Facebooks...
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Monday, 18th November 2019
Catena Media saw its revenue decline 5% year-on-year to €26.4m ($29.2m) for Q3. The affiliate however, managed to prevent a fourth consecutive quarter of decline, with Q3’s revenue 11% higher...
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Monday, 18th November 2019
Newgioco CEO Michele Ciavarella has said the best way to combat illegal gambling in the US is for regulators to blanket the country with licensed operators, rather than monopolising the market. Speaking...
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Friday, 15th November 2019
The voluntary whistle-to-whistle ban was agreed and announced in December 2018. The plan was to implement it during the following summer and the measure took effect during this year’s Ashes series. The...
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Friday, 15th November 2019
Even if they may be a few years away, Japanese casinos are the gaming industry’s next "big thing." The excitement generated by the potential of a Japanese market has had operators across the world...
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Friday, 15th November 2019
Steve Wynn, founder and former CEO of Wynn Resorts, has claimed the Nevada Gaming Control Board (NGCB) is overstepping its authority in trying to fine him and bar him from the gaming industry. The case...
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Friday, 15th November 2019
Operators in New Jersey generated total gaming revenue of $293.9m for October, a 23% rise year-on-year. Sports wagering revenue saw the biggest leap, rising 297% to $46.4m. Internet gaming also saw significant...
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Thursday, 14th November 2019
IGT has reported revenue of $1.15bn for Q3 2019, a 3% rise year-on-year at constant currency. Operating income fell 19% to $154m, while adjusted EBITDA dropped 5% to $407m. The supplier’s net debt...
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Thursday, 14th November 2019
Camelot, operator of the UK National Lottery, has announced year-on-year increases across the board in its H1 report. Overall ticket sales were up 14% to £3.92bn ($5.04bn) for the first half of...
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Thursday, 14th November 2019
Tribes in California want to see a state-wide referendum take place in November 2020 that would legalise sports betting at casinos and racetracks. Nearly 24 tribes released a joint statement on the proposal,...
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Thursday, 14th November 2019
The People’s Court in the northern province of Bắc Ninh, Vietnam, has handed out jail terms to six members of an illegal online gambling ring. The gambling ring, which operated for 44 days before...
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Wednesday, 13th November 2019
The Japanese Government has nominated five members of the body it created to regulate the country's integrated resorts. According to Inside Asian Gaming, Japan’s Casino Management Committee will...
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Wednesday, 13th November 2019
Gamesys Group revenue was £92.4m ($118.6m) for Q3 2019, a rise of 23% year-on-year. In September, JPJ Group acquired Gamesys Holdings Ltd in a £250m cash deal, subsequently creating the new...
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Wednesday, 13th November 2019
The newly formed Betting and Gaming Council (BGC), announced in July, is introducing measures to reduce problem gaming in betting shops. The BGC says the Anonymous Player Awareness System (APAS), a real-time...
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Wednesday, 13th November 2019
Global Gaming CEO Tobias Fagerlund has told Gambling Insider he was not surprised by the Swedish Administrative Court’s decision to reject the operator’s appeal against a license revocation. The...
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Tuesday, 12th November 2019
Revenue at Bragg Gaming increased 30% year-on-year to CDN $10m (US$7.6m) for Q3. The supplier generated gross profit of CDN $4.3m, EBITDA of CDN $0.2m and a net loss from continuing operations of CDN...
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Tuesday, 12th November 2019
Global Gaming’s appeal against the revocation of subsidiary SafeEnt’s license has been rejected by the Administrative Court in Sweden. The Swedish Gambling Authority revoked SafeEnt’s...
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Tuesday, 12th November 2019
The Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) will begin the first cycle of its licensing process for online operations on 1 July 2020. It detailed some requirements needed to operate online in the Netherlands but changes...
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Tuesday, 12th November 2019
With so much US growth making headlines at the moment, it’s an exciting time for gaming. But the two most prominent themes from the industry's Q3 financial reports have, over the past few weeks,...
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Tuesday, 12th November 2019
SportPesa CEO Ronald Karauri has said the operator will reconsider operations in Kenya following the overruling of a 20% tax on winnings. The company recently halted operations in the country after the...
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Monday, 11th November 2019
Last week, the Gambling Related Harm All-Party Parliamentary Group (GRH APPG) called for stake and deposit limits to be set at £2 ($2.60) for online slot games in its interim report. The report...
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Monday, 11th November 2019
Las Vegas Sands Managing Director for Global Development, George Tanasijevich, has outlined plans for the operator’s proposed integrated resort in Yokohama. Speaking at a symposium held in the city,...
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Monday, 11th November 2019
In late October, Diamond Eagle Acquisition was said to be in advanced talks to purchase DraftKings. The acquisition firm, reportedly founded by Hollywood producers and actors, was rumoured to be in "exclusive...
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Monday, 11th November 2019
The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has announced it will begin blocking illegal offshore gambling websites in the country. According to the ACMA, more than 65 illegal gambling companies...
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Friday, 8th November 2019
A responsible gambling panel has criticised MP proposals for max stake limits on online slots. Earlier this week, the Gambling Related Harm All-Party Group (GRH APPG) called for stake and deposit limits...
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Friday, 8th November 2019
Genting Singapore generated revenue of $596.1m for Q3, a 7% drop year-on-year. Net profit fell even further for the operator, declining 24% to $158.9m. The group attributed its drop in profit to lower...
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Friday, 8th November 2019
AGS has reported Q3 revenue of $79.4m, a 5% year-on-year increase, with recurring Q3 revenue up 4% to $52.5m. The supplier sold its highest quarterly number of EGM units for Q3 (1,391), which was also...
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Friday, 8th November 2019
Scientific Games generated revenue of $855m for Q3 2019, up 4% year-on-year. Adjusted EBITDA was $344m, an increase of 6%, while net income was $18m, a significant increase from the $352m loss in the...
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Thursday, 7th November 2019
Football Index will remove its logo from the Nottingham Forest shirt for the club’s English Championship football clash with Derby County this weekend. Replacing the sponsor's logo will be a responsible...
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Thursday, 7th November 2019
On a day when economic policies were set to dominate election-based headlines, Tom Watson, Labour MP for West Bromwich East and the party’s Deputy Leader resigned from his roles. He will not be standing...
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Thursday, 7th November 2019
LeoVegas revenue was €88.2m ($97.6m) for Q3 2019, a rise of 12% year-on-year. EBITDA was €12.7m, an increase of 41%, while operating profit was €6m, up 71%. The operator saw a decrease...
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Thursday, 7th November 2019
Wynn Resorts operating revenue fell 3% year-on-year for Q3 2019, to $1.65bn. Flat revenue in Las Vegas and revenue of $175.8m at Encore Boston Harbor were offset by decreases of $132.4m and $105.3m at...
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Thursday, 7th November 2019
After SportNation.bet became the first brand on the SBTech platform to offer live streaming of international horseracing and domestic greyhound racing through a partnership with SIS, Gambling Insider caught...
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Thursday, 7th November 2019
Revenue at Flutter Entertainment grew to £533m ($685.9m) for Q3, a 10% rise year-on-year. The operator’s sports betting revenue rose 11% to £417m while its gaming revenue was £116m,...
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Thursday, 7th November 2019
Better Collective grew its Q3 revenue 54% year-on-year to €17.1m ($19m), as acquisitions in the US and Sweden boosted the affiliate. Organic revenue growth for the trading period was 25%, while EBITA...
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Wednesday, 6th November 2019
Oleksiy Honcharuk, the Prime Minister of Ukraine, believes regulated gambling can add UAH3bn ($121.9m) to the country’s budget. Honcharuk was giving a presentation of Ukraine’s draft state...
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Wednesday, 6th November 2019
Caesars Entertainment generated net revenue of $2.2bn for Q3, representing a 2% rise year-on-year. Net loss attributable to the operator was $359m, compared with income of $110m in 2018’s third...
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Wednesday, 6th November 2019
Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) saw revenue of €30.2m ($33.5m) for Q3 2019, down 19% year-on-year. The supplier reported EBITDA of €2.7m, a decrease of 46%. B2C revenue was €20.2m, a 17%...
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Wednesday, 6th November 2019
Altenar COO Dinos Stranomitis has praised the gap SiGMA has filled in Malta. The gaming trade show, already iconic despite its relatively young age, takes place 27-29 November and is viewed by Altenar...
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Tuesday, 5th November 2019
As an industry defender who often takes issue with the Gambling Commission, I find myself unusually aligned with the regulator this week. We have all witnessed the Commission and UK Government working...
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Tuesday, 5th November 2019
Peter Korpusenko, CEO of TVBet, spoke exclusively with Gambling Insider about the development of live casino in recent years and how it can stay on trend. How have live-dealer casinos developed in recent...
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Tuesday, 5th November 2019
Aspire Global generated revenue of €33.2m ($36.9) for Q3, an increase of 16% year-on-year. The supplier saw its B2B revenue rise 40% to €21m, which makes up 63% of overall revenue. EBITDA dropped...
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Tuesday, 5th November 2019
GameAccount Network (GAN) has reported gross operator revenue of $121.5m for the four-month period ending 31 Oct, an increase of 222% year-on-year. The supplier delivered revenue of $40.6m to its clients...
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Monday, 4th November 2019
News UK has named Cashcade and Gaming Realms Co-founder Simon Collins as Managing Director of its betting and gaming sector. Collins co-founded Cashcade in 2001, later developing bingo site and flagship...
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Monday, 4th November 2019
In the latest operator-league partnership signed in the US, DraftKings has become the authorised sports betting operator of the NBA. Starting with the 2019-20 basketball season, the two parties have entered...
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Monday, 4th November 2019
After being described as “not fit for purpose” by a Parliamentary report, the Gambling Commission has expressed its disappointment over not having the opportunity to present its own evidence....
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Monday, 4th November 2019
The Gambling Related Harm All-Party Parliamentary Group (GRH APPG) has called for stake and deposit limits to be set at £2 ($2.60) for online slot games in its interim report. Based on a six-month...
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Monday, 4th November 2019
GVC Holdings has announced Barry Gibson will succeed Lee Feldman as the company’s Non-executive Chairman. Gibson is Chairman of HomeServe and has previously held director roles at William Hill and...
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Friday, 1st November 2019
Employees have called off their strike at Melbourne’s Crown Casino after receiving a new offer from the operator. Members of United Voice had planned two hours of industrial action on Friday evening...
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Friday, 1st November 2019
Relax Gaming has appointed Tommi Maijala as the company's new CEO. In a unique situation however, predecessor Daniel Eskola will become CCO and work with his successor. Maijala previously served as Director...
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Friday, 1st November 2019
This week, Genting reached an agreement with LeoVegas to purchase its subsidiary Authentic Gaming, for €15m ($16.7m) on a debt-free basis. Through the deal, Authentic Gaming will continue to operate...
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Friday, 1st November 2019
Macau gross gaming revenue (GGR) fell 3% year-on-year for October, to MOP26.44bn ($3.28bn). The figures, provided by the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bereau, mean Macau’s casino sector has...
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