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Thursday, 31st December 2015
DraftKings will continue to offer daily fantasy sports (DFS) in Illinois for the time being after reaching an agreement with the office of state attorney general Lisa Madigan. Madigan last week ruled that...
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Tuesday, 22nd December 2015
The Football League has signed a new three-season title sponsorship agreement with online operator and current partner Sky Bet. The new deal, which is set to deliver increased revenue to League clubs,...
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Tuesday, 22nd December 2015
State gambling regulators have approved licences for three new casinos to be built in the upstate area of New York. The Gaming Commission's five members unanimously approved each without comment, concluding...
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Tuesday, 22nd December 2015
Casino Malta in St Julian's has been issued a licence by the Malta Gaming Authority. Malta's fourth casino, owned by the Eden Leisure Group, is the largest on the island and has come at an investment...
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Monday, 21st December 2015
Paddy Power and Betfair shareholders have approved a proposed merger between the two companies. In August this year the operators announced plans to merge in a deal that would lead to one of the world's...
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Monday, 21st December 2015
Newham Council has resubmitted proposals to slash the stakes on fixed odds betting terminals (FOBTs) from £100 to £2. In November last year the council – backed by 93 local authorities – submitted...
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Friday, 18th December 2015
The Alderney Gambling Control Commission (AGCC) has appointed Jorn Starck as its new executive director. The promoted Starck succeeds André Wilsenach, who will become executive director at the newly...
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Friday, 18th December 2015
PokerStars, owned by Amaya Gaming, has launched its new sports-betting brand. BetStars will initially be available in select jurisdictions on the domains Betstars.com, Betstars.eu and Betstars.uk, as well...
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Friday, 18th December 2015
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has published a new code aimed at addressing issues related to gambling and match-fixing in Olympic sports. The Olympic Movement Code on the Prevention of the...
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Friday, 18th December 2015
The proposed merger between Betfair and Paddy Power has received clearance from the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). The CMA published invitation to comment on the proposed merger in November,...
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Thursday, 17th December 2015
Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) operator DraftKings has delayed its planned UK launch until early 2016. Having received its UK Gambling Commission licence in August, DraftKings initial aim to launch in...
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Thursday, 17th December 2015
Las Vegas Sands owner Sheldon Adelson has been reported to be the owner of the Las Vegas Review-Journal. It was announced last week that the sale of the newspaper to News + Media Capital Group for $140m...
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Wednesday, 16th December 2015
Michael Quartieri has been promoted to the positions of executive vice president, CFO and secretary of Scientific Games, having began working for the provider in November. Quartieri was previously working...
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Tuesday, 15th December 2015
Operator Ladbrokes has re-launched its in-play betting feature LivePlay in Australia following the product's withdrawal in July. Ladbrokes Australia now joins William Hill and Bet365 in allowing Aussie...
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Tuesday, 15th December 2015
New Jersey has published its online gambling revenue statistics for November, revealing its highest ever monthly revenue at $13.22m. This tops the previous record, with online gambling revenue of $13.16m...
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Monday, 14th December 2015
Authorities in Malaysia have arrested 112 people allegedly involved in illegal online gambling activities in the area of Seri Alam. The series of raids took place between 1 Dec and 12 Dec. The operation...
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Monday, 14th December 2015
Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) operators FanDuel and DraftKings have been granted a stay of injunction by a New York appellate court. Justice Manuel Mendez of the New York Supreme Court had granted an injunction...
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Friday, 11th December 2015
A New York Supreme Court Judge has granted injunctions to ban FanDuel and DraftKings from operating in the state. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who ruled that daily fantasy sports (DFS)...
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Friday, 11th December 2015
February 17 has been set as the date when the US Third Circuit Court of Appeals will rehear the New Jersey sports-betting case. The Third Circuit ruled 2-1 against the state in August, deciding that the...
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Thursday, 10th December 2015
News UK, owner of The Sun and The Times newspapers, is set to launch an online sportsbook brand in the UK after signing an agreement to partner with Australian operator Tabcorp Holdings. Sun Bets will...
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Wednesday, 9th December 2015
The home and office owned by the man attributed as the founder of crypto-currency bitcoin has reportedly been raided by federal Australian police. Police said that the raids on Craig Steven Wight’s...
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Wednesday, 9th December 2015
UK Gambling Commission chief executive Sarah Harrison has set out the regulator's expectations of the gambling industry in relation to social responsibility. Sarah Harrison, who fully assumed the role...
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Wednesday, 9th December 2015
Ron Finlay, CEO of self-regulatory body the Senet Group, believes some industry stakeholders place too much focus on the role of products within problem gambling. Finlay was taking part in a panel discussion...
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Tuesday, 8th December 2015
Florida governor Rick Scott has agreed a new Tribal-State Gaming Compact worth $3bn over the next seven years. The deal, which now requires approval from the House and Senate, would see the Seminole Tribe...
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Tuesday, 8th December 2015
Online poker giant PokerStars has been granted a temporary one-year sports betting licence by Danish Gambling Authority Spillemyndigheden. The operator, owned by Amaya, will launch sports betting early...
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Monday, 7th December 2015
John Kelly’s appointment as chairman of Ladbrokes has been described as “ironical” by an informed gambling consultant. The operator announced last Friday that Kelly would replace Peter Erskine with...
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Monday, 7th December 2015
888 anticipates adjusted EBITDA of around $78m for the second half of the year. A trading update from the online operator said the H2 figure was expected to sit "at the top end of the range" of analysts'...
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Friday, 4th December 2015
The UK Gambling Commission has successfully prosecuted a greyhound racing cheat in a first-of-its-kind success for the regulator. Trainer Chris Mosdall has been imprisoned for four-and-a-half months for...
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Friday, 4th December 2015
John Kelly has been appointed as chairman of Ladbrokes and will take over from Peter Erskine with immediate effect, after being tasked with finding Erskine’s replacement himself. Kelly, a former chairman...
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Thursday, 3rd December 2015
Fantasy Sports Trade Association (FSTA) chairman Peter Schoenke has accused the state of New York of holding a misguided view of daily fantasy sports (DFS) and thinks opponents of the game do not understand...
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Thursday, 3rd December 2015
Operator Ladbrokes has lost a £54m tax avoidance court case. The bookmaker has been stopped from reclaiming the corporation tax by a tribunal, which agreed with HM Revenue and Customs' assertion that...
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Wednesday, 2nd December 2015
GVC Holdings CEO Kenny Alexander has dismissed the idea that BwinParty took more risk in allowing GVC to purchase the operator ahead of 888 Holdings. The online gaming group is set to acquire BwinParty...
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Wednesday, 2nd December 2015
Ukraine has published a bill to legalise gambling in the country. Local media report that the legislation, which would regulate casinos, bookmakers officers and online gaming, has been posted on the website...
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Tuesday, 1st December 2015
The UK Gambling Commission has opened a new consultation on the placement of gaming machines. The consultation 'Controlling where gaming machines may be played' is designed to ensure that category B machines...
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Tuesday, 1st December 2015
Total gross revenue for Macau casinos in November marks the second month out of three where the total has been at its lowest point in five years. A total of 16.43bn patacas was generated for the month,...
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