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Friday, 30th December 2016
William Hill has called on the British Horseracing Association (BHA) to refund bookmakers after a stewards mistake at Lingfield yesterday left them out of pocket. After a foggy day at the racecourse,...
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Friday, 30th December 2016
The Chairman of Scotbet, John Heaton claims that further regulation could have detrimental effects on the UK gambling industry. In a piece published by The Scotsman, Heaton called upon the Scottish government...
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Thursday, 29th December 2016
William Hill is now taking Virtual Racing bets at four of its Reno Sports Books in Las Vegas, Nevada. The bookmaker trialled its Virtual Racing product at two Las Vegas locations after the Gaming Commission...
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Wednesday, 28th December 2016
Camelot, operator of the UK National Lottery, recently announced that it has given away a record number of jackpot tickets this year, totalling £862mn in winnings. In 2016, 347 players received cheques...
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Wednesday, 28th December 2016
Last week, casino operator Las Vegas Sands refused to pay the $10mn host fee for its Pennsylvanian casino in Bethlehem. However, Pennsylvania State threatened to withdraw the assistance of state law enforcement...
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Friday, 23rd December 2016
The American National Basketball Association has unveiled a new Daily Fantasy Sports app called InPlay, which enables players to “play live during NBA action”. The product went live on Thursday 22...
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Thursday, 22nd December 2016
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has reversed a stance on online gambling that appeared to have softened in recent months, reverting to type on Thursday in demanding the closure of all online gambling...
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Wednesday, 21st December 2016
Carl Icahn is allegedly discussing the possibility of selling Trump Taj Mahal with fellow casino operators. The investor had failed to reach a new contract with the union and closed the 26-year-old casino...
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Wednesday, 21st December 2016
Having legalising online skill games in April 2016, Indian state Nagaland issued online poker licenses to two website. Khelo365.com and ClubEmpire.in, both of which are now offering real money games internationally...
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Wednesday, 21st December 2016
David Baazov, Amaya’s founder and former CEO, has ended his efforts to buy back the company, following a difficult initial bid. Baazov announced that he had ended talks to buy Amaya because some shareholders...
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Tuesday, 20th December 2016
GVC Holdings has agreed to sell its Kalixa Group payments arm to payments operator Senjō Group for €28m (£25m/$30.4m). Total consideration for the acquisition is capped at €35.5m. Completion of the...
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Tuesday, 20th December 2016
Wesfarmers, operator of Coles and other retail brands have reportedly looking to pursue harm-prevention modifications to its poker machines, otherwise known as “pokies”. It has asked five pokie manufacturers,...
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Tuesday, 20th December 2016
UK-based payments services company, Paysafe Group has confirmed that it intends to begin an inaugural share buyback programme of up to £100m (€119.2m/$123.8m). The buyback programme comes just after...
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Tuesday, 20th December 2016
Stefan Gustafsson has been appointed acting CEO of Mr Green & Co Technology company following the departure of Niclas Enhörning. Serving as chief executive of the division since 2014, Enhörning decided...
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Monday, 19th December 2016
Phil Ivey must repay the total sum of $10.1m to Atlantic City’s Borgata Casino and Hotel after a court ruling. This follows a series of legal difficulties for the poker star, after a London Appelette...
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Monday, 19th December 2016
Australian betting operator Tabcorp has been found guilty of illegally luring consumers to open new betting accounts. In August 2015, the betting operator promoted an offer giving bonus bets and other...
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Friday, 16th December 2016
The UK Gambling Commission (GC) has imposed a fine of £3m on Camelot, operator of the National Lottery, after an investigation into allegations of a fraudulent prize claim and payout. The penalty comes...
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Thursday, 15th December 2016
Stockholm Nasdaq-listed Catena Media has entered the regulated US online gambling market by confirming the acquisition of licensed affiliate website assets from three separate US founders. The total upfront...
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Thursday, 15th December 2016
888 reported that adjusted earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) will be in line with expectations for the year in a pre-close trading update. The update comes after the...
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Thursday, 15th December 2016
Casino magnate James Packer has decided to scale back the international ambitions of his gambling empire in a strategically motivated shift that will allow him to focus on the success of his Australian...
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Thursday, 15th December 2016
Japanese parliament passed a law today to legalise land-based casinos. The passing of the ‘integrated resorts’ bill ends 15 years of political argument and clears the way for multi-billion dollar projects...
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Thursday, 15th December 2016
The Chief Executive of online bookmaker Sky Betting & Gaming (SB&G) Richard Flint, has issued a bleak reality to the UK racing industry claiming that consumer betting changes are making it difficult for...
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Wednesday, 14th December 2016
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie called voters ‘dumb’ after the recent referendum rejecting casinos in North Jersey. Christie supported the referendum because he believes competition from New York...
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Wednesday, 14th December 2016
Betfred has successfully refinanced to help fund the purchase of 322 shops for £55m from Ladbrokes Coral as a result of the conditions placed by the Competition and Markets Authority for the latter’s...
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Wednesday, 14th December 2016
A consortium including private equity firm KKR, Morgan Stanley Infrastructure and Macquaire Group Ltd has offered up to A$7.3bn to buy Australian lottery operator Tatts Group, threatening a takeover deal...
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Wednesday, 14th December 2016
Gaming Nation has agreed to acquire UK stadium betting service company BD Sport Group, and will obtain a 100% stake in BD Sport, BD Stadia and BD Deportes. The total purchase price for the company was...
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Tuesday, 13th December 2016
Recently merged Ladbrokes Coral saw its shares drop 9% on Monday after news broke that the operator’s discussions with online gambling group GVC Holdings had broken down. Ladbrokes Coral shares had risen...
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Tuesday, 13th December 2016
GambleAware, a charitable trust which promotes responsible gambling, has reported that problem gambling costs the UK Government between £260 million and £1.2 billion a year, with 0.4 - 1.1% of the UK...
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Tuesday, 13th December 2016
Following the success of previous events earlier this year, organisers of EiG and Berlin Affiliate Conference (BAC) have confirmed that both events will again take place in Berlin, Germany. Returning...
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Tuesday, 13th December 2016
A contentious bill to legalise casinos in Japan has, despite fierce opposition from Japan’s Democratic Party, passed through a key parliamentary panel, the Cabinet Affairs Committee, today. Shoji Namba,...
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Monday, 12th December 2016
Lawmakers in New Jersey have proposed a new bill which would enable racetracks to break into the online gambling industry, allowing them to offer on-site online gambling facilities to their customers....
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Monday, 12th December 2016
According to a report published in the Financial Times, the newly merged entity of Ladbrokes Coral has been targeted for a reverse takeover by online gambling group GVC Holdings. GVC’s proposed bid,...
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Friday, 9th December 2016
Macau authorities have announced that they have not restricted daily cash withdrawals for Chinese gamblers, after a report to the contrary sent shares in the area’s major casino operators tumbling. The...
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Friday, 9th December 2016
The Financial Times has reported that embattled sports-betting giant William Hill has failed to convince any of its top targets that taking on the challenge of turning around its business would be a fruitful...
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Friday, 9th December 2016
Organisers of the Australian Open, which will be staged in January, have confirmed that the logo of bookmaker William Hill will not feature on or around the venue’s tennis courts. Tennis Australia said...
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Thursday, 8th December 2016
Ladbrokes Australia has agreed a deal with Digital Sports Tech, a B2B provider of sports betting solutions, who will provide the operator with its player proposition betting offering known as “Player...
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Thursday, 8th December 2016
Nevada Representative, Dina Titus has urged Donald Trump to oppose a group of state attorneys general who have called for online gambling to be banned in the US. Earlier this week, ten state attorneys...
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Thursday, 8th December 2016
The call has come once again for FOBTs to have their maximum stakes dramatically lowered, after a committee of lawmakers highlighted the terminals as being a problem in the gambling industry. MPs are...
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Thursday, 8th December 2016
William Hill and The Racing Partnership (TRP) have agreed on a long-term media rights deal. The deal will commence from 1 January , with TRP coverage being shown in William Hill’s 2,371 UK betting shops. This...
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Wednesday, 7th December 2016
MotoGP has revealed today that, starting with the 2017 season; MotoGP, Moto2, and Moto3 seasons will all be monitored by Sportradar’s Integrity Services as one aspect of a multi-year partnership focused...
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Wednesday, 7th December 2016
Playtech Plc has informed investors that it plans to issue a six million ordinary share buyback programme, representing approximately 1.85% of the company’s equity. The gaming software development company...
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Wednesday, 7th December 2016
Jason Ader, CEO of Amaya shareholder and New York hedge fund SpringOwl, has made it clear that he opposes founder and ex-CEO David Baazov having any future associations with the Amaya itself. SpringOwl...
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Wednesday, 7th December 2016
This week the government has decided to revise new rules regarding free bets, freeplays and discounted betting. Earlier this year, Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC) released an industry consultation...
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Wednesday, 7th December 2016
Betsson has announced a new strategic fit with the acquisition of horse betting operator RaceBets. Established in 2007 as the leading horse racing bookmaker in Germany, RaceBets offers Betsson with a...
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Tuesday, 6th December 2016
At a General Meeting in Stockholm earlier today, shareholders approved the proposed change of the name of the holding company from Unibet Group plc to Kindred Group plc. The decision to rename Unibet...
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Tuesday, 6th December 2016
It has been announced today that gaming company Be The House is launching its Cash In Roulette online game with William Hill. Aiming to put an exciting new twist on the classic game, cash In Roulette offers...
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Tuesday, 6th December 2016
Kenyan sports betting firms risk tighter controls if Parliament approves changes to the “Betting, Lotteries and Gaming Act”, with the proposed amendments imposing severe fines for non-compliant gambling...
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Monday, 5th December 2016
Lucky Dragon hotel-casino launched with a soft open two weeks ago, on Saturday 3 December it had its official grand opening, a formal event with pyrotechnics and dancers. Andrew Fonfa, hotel president,...
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Monday, 5th December 2016
Yahoo has been granted a gambling licence by the UK Gambling Commission to offer its daily fantasy sports (DFS) contests to players in the country. The operator’s DFS site offers contests in a variety...
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Monday, 5th December 2016
Catena Media, a lead generation and online performance marketing company, has set a deal to acquire Casinouk.com and all related assets for £10.6m, payable once the agreement has been finalised. Once...
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Monday, 5th December 2016
The long-awaited ‘casino bill’ has been passed in Japan’s Lower House Cabinet Committee, bringing Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party led by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe closer to its goal of...
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Friday, 2nd December 2016
The body in charge of gambling regulation in the Netherlands has announced the introduction of a more hard line stance towards illegal gambling operators. Up to now, the Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has been...
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Friday, 2nd December 2016
Tribal casino operator Mohegan Sun Tribal Gaming Authority (MTGA) is targeting approximately $750m in fees for its partnership in the Incheon casino project, according to reports. MTGA is a key partner...
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Friday, 2nd December 2016
Online operator TopBetta Holdings has announced its entrance into a “landmark agreement” that sees Ladbrokes Australia sign on as the first wagering operator to use The Global Tote. The deal allows...
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Thursday, 1st December 2016
The Advertising Standards Agency has banned an e-mail promotion from Betfred, which it concluded was ‘misleading to customers after two separate complaints. The promotional ‘welcome’ e-mail stated:...
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Thursday, 1st December 2016
Publishing its results for the third quarter of 2016, international gaming solutions provider Intralot revealed a year-on-year increase in revenue of 16.2% to €320.6m Gross profit for the period fell...
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Thursday, 1st December 2016
Having concluded its regulatory filing with the London Stock Exchange, Playtech Plc has completed its acquisition of 70% of Consolidated Financial Holdings A/S, a technology company based in London and...
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Thursday, 1st December 2016
Macau, the heart of the world’s casino gaming industry, has reported a 14.4% rise in monthly gross revenue this November. The growth from MOP $16.4bn In November of 2015 to MOP $18.7bn of November 2016...
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