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Monday, 30th November 2020
A sportsbook powered by betting exchange operator Smarkets has gone live on affiliate Oddschecker. SBK, the sportsbook app operated by Smarkets, will now feature on the betting odds comparison site, giving...
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Monday, 30th November 2020
The government in Sweden is set to launch a new investigation into unlicensed gambling and match-fixing in the country. The task has been assigned to Gunnar Larsson, director general of the Swedish Chamber...
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Monday, 30th November 2020
The Irish Football Association has announced that the Northern Ireland Football League (NIFL) has received £450,000 ($600,000) of financial support from the National Lottery. All men’s and...
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Monday, 30th November 2020
Kindred Group has agreed a community initiative with Middlesbrough football club aimed at promoting the responsible gambling message to the club’s foundation and supporters. The memorandum of understanding...
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Monday, 30th November 2020
At the end of every year, it makes sense to take stock with an annual review, perhaps even daring to predict what is to occur in the 12 months ahead. For annual budgets, these things are a must; although...
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Monday, 30th November 2020
Tabcorp has been awarded a fine of AU$30,000 (US$22,000) by Sydney’s Downing Centre Local Court after being found guilty of breaching New South Wales (NSW) gambling advertising law. Liquor and Gaming...
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Monday, 30th November 2020
Kingston Financial Group reported revenue for the six months that ended on September 30 was HKD1bn ($129m), a 27% drop from HKD1.4bn for the same period last year. Profit was HKD169m, an almost 65% decline...
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Monday, 30th November 2020
RGB International Bhd, an electronic casino games and services supplier, reported revenue of MYR39.9m ($9.8m) for Q3 that ended on September 30. It’s a 64% decline from MYR111.6m reported for Q3...
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Monday, 30th November 2020
SkyCity Entertainment Group has revealed that it will open the new $330m (US$244m) redevelopment of SkyCity Adelaide on 3 December. SkyCity will, however, be open to all SkyCity Rewards members and the...
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Friday, 27th November 2020
The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has reminded all licensed operators across the country to comply with gambling advertising rules. The announcement comes after the ACMA highlighted...
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Friday, 27th November 2020
After a second period of COVID-19 forced closures, French casinos are set to reopen their doors from 15 December, according to trade union Casinos de France. France has been in its second national lockdown...
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Friday, 27th November 2020
Hokkaido has revived plans for an Integrated Resort (IR) after land was identified for the property to be built upon in the Japanese region. Around 100 hectares in Tomakomai City have been earmarked as...
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Friday, 27th November 2020
Ainsworth Game Technology (AGT) expects to report a loss of AU$15m (US$11m) for the first half of its 2021 fiscal year, with the coronavirus pandemic still causing widespread impact on the land-based industry. The...
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Friday, 27th November 2020
LeoVegas has arranged meetings with investors at the end of the month to discuss plans for a bond issuance with an expected volume of SEK 500m ($58.6m). The senior unsecured bond would be issued within...
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Friday, 27th November 2020
The Polish Basketball League (PLK) and Polish Basketball Association (PZK) are the newest sports organisations to grant Genius Sports Group (GSG) exclusive rights to distribute live data and video from...
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Friday, 27th November 2020
If you're missing summer, look no further than our latest episode of the GI Huddle, where we bring you palm trees and migrating ducks (on our shirts). EveryMatrix group CEO Ebbe Groes is our new guest,...
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Friday, 27th November 2020
New Zealand Cricket (NZC) has renewed its agreement with Stats Perform, a global provider of cricket data, to be its exclusive official data partner for international and domestic competitions. According...
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Friday, 27th November 2020
Tab New Zealand (Tab NZ) has reported revenue of NZ$369.6m (US$259.6m) for the 12 months to 31 July, a 6% rise from the previous year. Revenue for the period was, however, aided by a government grant...
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Friday, 27th November 2020
Veikkaus, the Finnish national gambling operator, announced it will close its slot machines (located in supermarkets, kiosks, gas stations and restaurants) and Gaming Arcades in several regions. The closure...
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Friday, 27th November 2020
Pariplay Ltd, provider of the Fusion aggregation platform and the Ignite Studio development program, has entered Spain’s market with MGA Games, through 888casino. The agreement ensured the company’s...
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Friday, 27th November 2020
Genting Malaysia Berhad has reported revenue of RM1.42bn (US$349.1 million) for the third quarter of 2020, a 46% year-on-year decline. EBITDA for the period stood at RM310.7m, with a net loss of RM726.3m. The...
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Thursday, 26th November 2020
Interim president and CEO of the British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC), Greg Moore, will step down from his role in the company on 15 January 2021. The executive, who took up the role in September...
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Thursday, 26th November 2020
OPAP has seen its revenue decline by 1% year-on-year for Q3 2020 as it begins its recovery towards “business normality” after being impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. The Greek operator’s...
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Thursday, 26th November 2020
Ezugi, a live casino provider owned by Evolution, has expanded its presence in the US into the state of New Jersey through a partnership with Caesars Entertainment. Through the agreement, Ezugi has launched...
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Thursday, 26th November 2020
Arena Racing Company (ARC) has stated that it will waive the entrance fees for on-course bookmakers at all fixtures where crowds are allowed in from 2 December in England. Earlier this week, the UK government...
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Thursday, 26th November 2020
The advertising regulator of India, the Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI), has recently published a list of guidelines aiming at responsible advertising when it comes to the promotion of real-money...
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Thursday, 26th November 2020
Payment technology company Nuvei Corporation has announced a partnership with esports betting operator Unikrn. Through the agreement, Unikrn will use Cashier - Nuvei’s hosted payment page - to process...
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Thursday, 26th November 2020
The Londoner Hotel is set to open its doors in February 2021, according to president of land-based casino operator Sands China, Wilfred Wong Ying-wai. Part of the Londoner Macau, the new hotel will join...
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Wednesday, 25th November 2020
Plans to build new casinos in Gary and Terre Haute, Indiana, could be at risk as authorities investigate allegations of illegal political contributions, as reported by the Associated Press. The investigation...
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Wednesday, 25th November 2020
In its business update Intralot has estimated the impact of the coronavirus pandemic will reduce group EBITDA by between €25m ($29.8m) and €28m. The Greek lottery and gaming solutions provider...
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Wednesday, 25th November 2020
According to the Canadian Gaming Association (CGA), a bill which would legalize single-event sports wagering in Canada is to become a government bill. Bill C-218, otherwise known as the Safe and Regulated...
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Wednesday, 25th November 2020
Branschföreningen för Onlinespel (BOS) has called for the proposed extension of temporary online restrictions in Sweden to be withdrawn as they don’t offer protection to consumers. The...
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Wednesday, 25th November 2020
The online gambling market in France has reported a 17% increase in revenue for the third quarter of 2020. Revenue for the three months to 30 September climbed to €405m (£361.5m), which also...
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Wednesday, 25th November 2020
The Lazio TAR Administrative Court sided with foreign operators against ADM Customs and Monopolies Agency, Italy’s gambling regulator, over expiring operational licenses.  Betway, Sportpesa, Nexigames and Snaitech filed...
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Wednesday, 25th November 2020
According to the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp, the casino industry in the Philippines accumulated PHP15.95bn ($331.5m) in gross gaming revenue for Q3, a 603% rise from the previous quarter. However,...
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Wednesday, 25th November 2020
The Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) has entered into a partnership with data specialist Stats Perform. Through the deal, Stats Perform will become the WTA’s official data supplier, delivering...
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Tuesday, 24th November 2020
Gambling harm prevention charity GambleAware has announced the commission of its second Annual GB Treatment and Support Demand Survey. The survey, which YouGov will conduct, is designed to determine the...
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Tuesday, 24th November 2020
The board of directors of France Galop, the governing body for French horseracing, has released a statement detailing the detrimental impact of lockdowns on horserace betting figures in France. France...
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Tuesday, 24th November 2020
Moody's Investors Service, the bond credit rating business, believes temporary casino closures in the US will be "credit negative" for the gaming industry. Back in June, Moody's exclusively told Gaming...
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Tuesday, 24th November 2020
Kindred Group believes there is no evidence that problem gambling has risen in Sweden despite the government extending the temporary online restrictions it introduced in the summer. The Swedish government...
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Tuesday, 24th November 2020
Camelot UK Lotteries Limited has reported sales of £3.85bn ($5.14bn) for the first six months of the 2020/21 financial year, a 2% decrease from the first half of 2019/20. The £3.85bn total...
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Tuesday, 24th November 2020
All casinos in Seoul (South Korea) metropolitan area were forced to a temporary shutdown on November 24 due to increased COVID-19 cases, and Grand Korea Leisure, the foreigner-only casino operator,...
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Tuesday, 24th November 2020
Operator GVC Holdings, soon to be renamed Entain, has announced it has hired an academic specialising in online addiction to assist the company in its efforts towards greater player protection. Dr Mark...
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Tuesday, 24th November 2020
The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has launched a new online platform that will allow sports betting operators to report suspicious betting activities. Launched by the MGA’s Sports Integrity Unit,...
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Tuesday, 24th November 2020
New Zealand’s Department of Internal Affairs (Te Tari Taiwhenua) reported that profits from gaming machines increased by NZD130.7m ($91.4) or 116% compared to Q2 figures. Total...
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Tuesday, 24th November 2020
The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has welcomed the UK government’s decision to allow betting shops to reopen in Tier 3 areas, but has vowed to continue to fight for the reopening of casinos. Prime...
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Monday, 23rd November 2020
Land-based casino and gaming venues in Sweden are now subject to greater restrictions after the government introduced a new COVID-19 ordinance from 20 November. The Swedish government has introduced a...
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Monday, 23rd November 2020
Bragg Gaming Group has seen its revenue rise 72% year-on-year for Q3 2020, as the company continued to expand globally. The supplier posted group revenue of €11.7m ($13.9m) for the three months up...
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Monday, 23rd November 2020
Professional Bulgarian tennis player Aleksandrina Naydenova has been banned from playing in professional tournaments for life for match-fixing offences. The Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) banned the player...
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Monday, 23rd November 2020
There has been a “massive increase” in the number of professional sportspeople needing help with gambling addiction, according to the CEO of Sporting Chance. The impact of the coronavirus...
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Monday, 23rd November 2020
The self-nomination window for the Global Gaming Awards London 2021 is now open. Following the success of our seventh Global Gaming Awards Las Vegas ceremony, powered by Gambling Insider and Gaming America,...
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Monday, 23rd November 2020
Little River Casino Resort closed voluntarily on 22 November. The shutdown will last until 9 December.  The casino’s management said the decision to shut the venue down was to help curb the...
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Monday, 23rd November 2020
The Argentine Chamber of Deputies has passed a law that will increase the online gambling tax rate from 2% to 5% in 2021. The new law was added to the National budget proposed by Economy Minister Martín...
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Monday, 23rd November 2020
SkyCity Entertainment Group has reopened SkyCity Adelaide, just four days after the casino closed amid a six-day lockdown. SkyCity Adelaide was forced to close its doors on 18 November due to new restrictions...
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Monday, 23rd November 2020
Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak has announced that a three-week “statewide pause” will come into effect on Tuesday in a bid to reduce the spread of COVID-19. The new measures come as government...
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Friday, 20th November 2020
Seminole Gaming CEO and Hard Rock International chairman Jim Allen is the latest high-profile CEO to appear on the GI Huddle. In our new episode, sponsored by Ainsworth, Allen reflects on a challenging...
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Friday, 20th November 2020
When UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that England was heading into a second lockdown on 5 November, it must have seemed like a sense of Déjà vu for the gambling industry. The...
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Friday, 20th November 2020
The gambling market in Denmark saw its revenue fall by 5% year-on-year for Q3, with the majority of verticals in the country reporting a decrease. According to figures from the Danish Gambling Authority...
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Friday, 20th November 2020
According to reports from Inside Asian Gaming (IAG), Cambodian deputy director of the ministry of economy and finance, Ros Phirun, has confirmed that the government has signed a new casino bill into law. Cambodia’s...
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Friday, 20th November 2020
It could take at least two years before international travel returns to pre-COVID-19 conditions, according to Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. Even with the arrival of a vaccine, Lee predicts...
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Friday, 20th November 2020
Dersim Sylwan, chief marketing officer for online casino operator LeoVegas, believes recent deposit and bonus restrictions for online casino customers in Sweden have been detrimental to the market’s...
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Friday, 20th November 2020
Scientific Games has announced the appointment of Laura Probert as its new chief people officer for the supplier’s digital arm. The role will see Probert responsible for Scientific Games Digital’s...
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Friday, 20th November 2020
Education charity Racing to School has teamed up with the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) to launch Racing2Learn, an online resource aimed at promoting safer gambling in horse racing. Coinciding with...
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Friday, 20th November 2020
Arkansas' three sportsbooks saw a total of $6.6m placed in wagers for October. The state's sports betting venues have been operating at a reduced capacity since June, though October's handle still improved...
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Friday, 20th November 2020
The three biggest commercial casinos in Michigan (MGM Grand Detroit, MotorCity Casino and Greektown) could lose $67m in total revenue during the state's renewed shutdown. Casinos in the state will be...
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Friday, 20th November 2020
Lottery.com will become a publicly traded company on the Nasdaq stock exchange, after Trident Acquisition Group signed a binding letter of intent to acquire the broker. The online platform allows players...
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Thursday, 19th November 2020
Gaming supplier Aspire Global has expanded into the Russian market through a new partnership with Russian National Lottery operator Sports Lotteries LLC. The partnership will see Aspire Global-owned BtoBet...
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Thursday, 19th November 2020
Catena Media has seen its revenue decline 6% year-on-year for Q3, with the coronavirus pandemic continuing to have an impact on its sports betting vertical. Operating revenue for the affiliate dropped...
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Thursday, 19th November 2020
After a tender process, IGT has been selected to continue providing its services to Norway’s state lottery operator, Norsk Tipping. Through the partnership, IGT will continue to supply the World...
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Thursday, 19th November 2020
Football Index has announced it will donate its shirt sponsorship of Nottingham Forest and Queens Park Rangers (QPR) football cubs as part of the UK’s Safer Gambling Week. Instead, both clubs will...
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Thursday, 19th November 2020
Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak has said new measures to stop the spread of COVID-19 will be introduced across the state. He did not provide specific details or a date for the impending restrictions, but...
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Thursday, 19th November 2020
Six tribal casinos in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula have been closed for three weeks, as announced by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. Bay Mills Resort and Casino and five Kewadin...
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Thursday, 19th November 2020
Bally's Corporation has signed an agreement to acquire Bet.Works, a US-based sports betting platform, for $125m. With Bet.Works technology including marketing, operations, customer service, risk management...
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Thursday, 19th November 2020
A “working test” is the best way to prove Crown Resorts is fit to hold the license for its new Sydney casino, according to the group’s legal team. The proposal to the New South Wales...
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Wednesday, 18th November 2020
More than half of online gaming companies have experienced a rise in account takeover fraud, new research has revealed. Research by fraud detection and payment acceptance specialist Ravelin, showed 52%...
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Wednesday, 18th November 2020
The UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has banned an advertisement for a gambling advice service called Thebettingman. The ad was featured on the Instagram story of English TV personality Sam Gowland,...
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Wednesday, 18th November 2020
The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has put forward how important it feels the sports betting industry is for supporting UK sports that have been severely impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. The BGC...
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Wednesday, 18th November 2020
Following the 10pm closing time imposed on New York bars, gyms and restaurants last week, del Lago Resort & Casino has furloughed 50 employees. The property has reduced its hours of operation, according...
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Wednesday, 18th November 2020
SkyCity casino in Adelaide will temporarily close its doors as South Australia enters a six-day lockdown. The venue will be shut on November 18 and the expected reopening date is 24 November, but...
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Wednesday, 18th November 2020
Scout Gaming reported SEK15m ($1.7m) in revenue for Q3 2020, an 85% rise from SEK8.1m in 2019. EBITDA was negative SEK11.6m, a rise from SEK7.9m the previous year. Operating loss for the period was SEK13.3m,...
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Wednesday, 18th November 2020
Aristocrat saw profit after tax and before amortisation decline by 47% year-on-year for the fiscal year ending 30 September 2020, to a total of AU$476.6m (US$348.8m). Total revenue was AU$4.14bn for the...
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Wednesday, 18th November 2020
England defender Kieran Trippier insists he is fully focused on his duties on the pitch, despite being charged with alleged betting breaches earlier this year. The Football Association charged the 30-year-old...
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Wednesday, 18th November 2020
Crown Resorts has been urged to delay the opening of its new casino in Sydney by the New South Wales Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority (ILGA). The regulator has instructed Crown to delay the opening...
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Tuesday, 17th November 2020
Esports betting company Esports Entertainment has posted revenue of $222,392 for the first quarter since its acquisition of Argyll Entertainment earlier this year. According to the company’s financial...
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Tuesday, 17th November 2020
The International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) has signed a partnership with Branschföreningen för Onlinespel (BOS) to cooperate on topics of mutual interest such as the regulatory restrictions...
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Tuesday, 17th November 2020
The casino industry in Scotland has come together to launch a campaign aimed at urging the Scottish Government to reconsider its coronavirus restrictions which are keeping venues closed. Scotland entered...
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Tuesday, 17th November 2020
By Brian McCann, president of security solutions at Neustar. Over the last year, the gambling industry has been at the forefront of the shift to digital-first, with the majority of in-person gaming and...
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Tuesday, 17th November 2020
The Swedish Gambling Authority (SGA) is extending its campaign which aims to increase awareness regarding Sweden’s national self exclusion system, Spelpaus.se. Around 58,000 people are currently...
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Tuesday, 17th November 2020
Game Account Network (GAN) has reached an agreement to acquire Coolbet for €149.1m ($176.9m), with the deal expected to close in the first quarter of 2021. Based in Estonia, Coolbet offers online...
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Tuesday, 17th November 2020
The American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation (ANR) has argued non-smoking does not detract from a casino's revenue. The American Gaming Association (AGA) recently reported commercial gaming revenue...
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Tuesday, 17th November 2020
DraftKings, FanDuel and BetMGM, together with the state’s local Tennessee Action 24/7, reported $5.1m in bets on the opening day of Tennessee’s sports betting launch on 1 November. For the...
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Tuesday, 17th November 2020
Former MGM Resorts International CEO Jim Murren says he "loves" Las Vegas, the people at MGM Resorts and the gaming industry – but isn't planning to return to the sector. Speaking to Las Vegas Inc,...
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Tuesday, 17th November 2020
Crown Resorts will stop dealing with all junket operators in a bid to persuade the New South Wales gaming regulator the operator is fit to run a new casino in Sydney. Crown is currently subject to an...
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Monday, 16th November 2020
Kindred has announced an extended partnership with Derby County to support the football club’s Team Talk programme through a new research project. Through its 32Red brand, the operator will continue...
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Monday, 16th November 2020
SkyCity Entertainment Group has announced three of its executives will be leaving the company: CEO Graeme Stephens, CFO Rob Hamilton and CMO Liza McNally. Stephens is set to leave at the end of the month. SkyCity...
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Monday, 16th November 2020
Online casino operator LeoVegas has decided to repurchase shares worth up to €10m ($11.8m) in an effort to create shareholder value and optimise the company’s capital structure. The company’s...
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Monday, 16th November 2020
IMG Arena has agreed a long-term deal with the World Snooker Tour (WST), to extend its partnership for live streaming rights in betting. Snooker has signed a number of partnerships with betting companies...
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Monday, 16th November 2020
Evolution has received approval from the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) to complete its proposed acquisition of NetEnt. The supplier, who specialises in live casino, announced it made an offer...
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Monday, 16th November 2020
Police in Thailand's Lopburi province have arrested two men involved in an illegal lottery fraud operation apparently worth more than Bt400m (US$13.2m.) According to more than 100 lottery ticket sellers...
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Monday, 16th November 2020
Gaming and leisure operator NagaCorp plans to develop a $350m non-gaming resort in Siem Reap, in a sign of optimism that Asian tourism will bounce back long term. The Cambodian Government has granted...
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