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Friday, 28th December 2018
Joachim Timmermans, CPO at Quickspin, is set to leave the supplier, which he co-founded seven years ago. The company was co-founded by Timmermans, Mats Westerlund and Daniel Lindberg and was acquired...
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Friday, 28th December 2018
Hong Kong police have arrested nine people suspected to be involved in partaking in online baccarat games in Sham Shui Po. A total of HK$240,000 (US$31,000) in betting chips and cash was seized from the...
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Friday, 28th December 2018
Two New Jersey casinos have been fined for accepting illegal bets involving New Jersey college teams, according to the state's regulator. Golden Nugget Atlantic City and Caesars Entertainment Corp. were...
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Monday, 24th December 2018
Playtech expects its 2019 adjusted EBITDA to fall by approximately €20m ($22.7m) to €25m following the implementation of a new gambling tax. The Italian Senate passed the government’s...
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Friday, 21st December 2018
UFC and The Stars Group-owned PokerStars have agreed a new marketing sponsorship. As part of the agreement, PokerStars will become the combat sport’s first-ever "official poker partner." The Stars...
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Friday, 21st December 2018
A Kentucky appeals court has reversed a lower court ruling that The Stars Group must pay the state $870m in damages. In its appeal, The Stars Group argued the Commonwealth was not the proper party to...
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Friday, 21st December 2018
Interwetten has appointed Dominik Beier as its new CEO. The 27-year-old will begin his new role on 1 April 2019, leaving the position of Global Head of Advertising & Sponsorship Sales at Sportradar,...
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Friday, 21st December 2018
Better Collective has completed the acquisition of all shares in Ribacka Group AB, for a fee of €30m ($34.2m). Half of the fee will be paid in cash at the closing of the deal, €6m will be paid...
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Thursday, 20th December 2018
MGM Resorts International and MGM Growth Properties (MGP) have entered into an agreement over Park MGM and NoMad Las Vegas. The agreement will see MGP pay MGM Resorts consideration of $637.5m for investments...
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Friday, 21st December 2018
Some doors swung open in the gambling industry this year and others closed tight, as regulatory changes swept through the global market, forever changing routes to success within the gaming sector. The...
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Thursday, 20th December 2018
The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) has approved fines amounting to $210,000 against two casinos which broke underage gaming violations. The PGCB is tasked with overseeing the state's casino...
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Thursday, 20th December 2018
As a landmark year for the gaming industry draws to a close, it’s time to take stock, eat mince pies and open presents. Once the festive fun is over, however, 2019 shows no signs of quietening for...
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Thursday, 20th December 2018
New Orleans Saints and New Orleans Pelicans have agreed a deal with Caesars Entertainment-owned Harrah’s New Orleans for it to become their official casino partner. The multi-year deal will begin...
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Thursday, 20th December 2018
The American Gaming Association (AGA) and Consumer Action for a Strong Economy (CASE) have issues statements opposing the federal sports betting bill proposed by Senators Charles (Chuck) Schumer and Orrin...
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Wednesday, 19th December 2018
The federal government has proposed a bill that would regulate sports betting nationwide, according to The Associated Press. Senator Charles Schumer, a New York Democrat, has told The Associated Press...
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Wednesday, 19th December 2018
Operator 888 remains confident adjusted EBITDA for the full year will be in-line with expectations in 2018. In the UK, the company says positive trends from the first half of the financial year ending...
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Wednesday, 19th December 2018
The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has reported a total of $508,996 in adjusted gross revenue after payouts, with a handle of $1.4m, from sports betting activites during November. This initial report...
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Wednesday, 19th December 2018
Brazil is firmly on course to legalise sports betting, Marcelo Munhoz da Rocha, legal advisor at BetConsult, has exclusively told Gambling Insider. He says the South American country is currently...
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Wednesday, 19th December 2018
Sports betting has been legalised in Washington DC, after the DC Council gave final approval to a sports betting bill on Tuesday. The bill passed thanks to an 11 to 2 vote, adding to the seven states...
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Wednesday, 19th December 2018
Lars Johansson has been appointed the new Chief Financial Officer of NetEnt. Johansson had been in the role on an interim basis since 3 September but has now accepted the position full-time. Johansson...
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Tuesday, 18th December 2018
The National Basketball Association (NBA) and FanDuel have announced a multi-year sports betting partnership, making FanDuel an authorised gaming operator for the league. FanDuel will now be provided...
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Tuesday, 18th December 2018
DraftKings has announced a licensing agreement with an affiliate of Penn National Gaming, as it prepares to launch a sportsbook in West Virginia. The sports betting platform will be available both online...
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Tuesday, 18th December 2018
AGS has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire all issued and outstanding common shares of Integrity Gaming Corporation for a cash payment of $0.34 per share. The total transaction is valued at...
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Tuesday, 18th December 2018
Delaware sports wagering revenue rose to $1.3m in November, from $500,000 in October. The Diamond State also saw $16.3m wagered in total during November, an 11% increase from October's tally. Delaware...
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Tuesday, 18th December 2018
The American Gaming Association (AGA) has today named Bill Miller as its new President and Chief Executive Officer, effective 14 January 2019. Miller has previously worked as Senior Vice President at...
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Tuesday, 18th December 2018
Caesars Entertainment’s search for a new CEO may last "well into 2019," according to gaming analyst Carlo Santarelli. Santarelli, of Deutsche Bank, is quoted as saying in a research note that executive...
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Tuesday, 18th December 2018
GVC Holdings has extended its B2B agreement with state-run Danish operator Danske Spil. As part of the deal, Danske Spil has access to GVC’s portfolio of gaming content, including titles from third-party...
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Tuesday, 18th December 2018
The Independent Bid Committee of Cherry AB has recommended shareholders accept a public offer of SEK87 ($9.63) per share from European Entertainment Intressenter. The offer is based on all shares of series...
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Tuesday, 18th December 2018
DraftKings is now a multi-vertical gambling operator, after launching the first phase of its New Jersey online casino platform. A few months after debuting DraftKings Sportsbook in the Garden State, DraftKings...
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Monday, 17th December 2018
Matt Davey is to leave the position of SG Digital CEO as part of a series of management changes at Scientific Games. The supplier will move Jordan Levin into the role of SG Digital CEO at the end of 2018;...
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Monday, 17th December 2018
Operator Wynn Resorts has announced the appointment of three employees to its senior executive team. Marilyn Spiegel, who previously worked as the President of Wynn Las Vegas between 2010 and 2013 has...
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Monday, 17th December 2018
The gaming industry's most successful companies have made it into the prestigious 2019 Global Gaming Awards London Shortlist, and are now being contacted. The news follows a lengthy and detailed process,...
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Monday, 17th December 2018
SBTech will integrate Red Tiger Gaming’s content portfolio into its casino platform. The deal will see SBTech provide Red Tiger’s slot and table games to its client base of online gaming,...
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Friday, 14th December 2018
Scientific Games has agreed a settlement in its court case with Shuffle Tech International. The Las Vegas-based supplier was deemed to have initiated a frivolous patent lawsuit to help it control the...
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Friday, 14th December 2018
LeoVegas will enter the Spanish market in the first quarter of 2019, pending the approval of its recent licence application for casino and sports betting. Spain has been a locally regulated gambling market...
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Friday, 14th December 2018
Operator Bethard has launched a new virtual live casino with supplier NetEnt. The casino, Next Level Live, has three different environments; underwater, volcano and space, split between two blackjack...
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Thursday, 13th December 2018
Gambling PR consultant Alex Donohue believes operators should prepare themselves for further scrutiny despite agreeing a voluntary whistle-to-whistle advertising ban. The Industry Group for Responsible...
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Thursday, 13th December 2018
Better Collective data sent exclusively to Gambling Insider shows betting tipsters from Sweden and Denmark are the most successful in the world on the affiliate's website bettingexpert.com. Swedish...
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Thursday, 13th December 2018
Swedish regulators have awarded three more gambling licenses, with MRG, Bethard and Evoke Gaming approved for online gambling and betting in its re-regulated market. The licenses will come into effect...
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Thursday, 13th December 2018
New Jersey's total gaming revenue for November rose 25% year-on-year to $257.4m. The Garden State saw casino win grow 13% to $209.2m, while internet gaming win grew 31% to $26.9m. Sports wagering revenue...
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Thursday, 13th December 2018
The Industry Group for Responsible Gambling (IGRG) will implement a whistle-to-whistle ban on all TV betting adverts during pre-watershed live sport. Members will not show adverts from five minutes before...
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Wednesday, 12th December 2018
Evolution Gaming and Unibet have signed a new agreement which will see Evolution's Live Casino offerings enter the US market. The two companies already share a partnership in Europe, where Unibet operates...
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Wednesday, 12th December 2018
The Stars Group has signed a multi-year partnership to become the NBA’s authorised gaming operator. As part of the agreement, the Stars Group will use official NBA betting data, as well as partnering...
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Tuesday, 11th December 2018
The Swedish gambling regulator has approved four new companies to operate in the country, including operator Betway. The Malta-based business can now provide online gambling and betting to customers in...
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Tuesday, 11th December 2018
Before confirmation that the Industry Group for Responsible Gambling (IGRG) will implement a whistle-to-whistle ban on all TV betting adverts during pre-watershed live sport in the UK, the Gambling...
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Tuesday, 11th December 2018
Sportradar has signed a multi-year partnership to provide integrity services for NASCAR. The sports data supplier will provide its Fraud Detection System and Education and Prevention Services to monitor...
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Wednesday, 12th December 2018
Smaller, more tactical acquisitions will allow Catena Media to continue its growth, CEO Per Hellberg has exclusively told Gambling Insider. Catena Media has recently adjusted its strategy to reflect its...
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Tuesday, 11th December 2018
SBTech's new Chief Operating Officer Dave Hammond spoke exclusively to Gambling Insider after his appointment, discussing his new position and what can be expected from both himself and the supplier. Why...
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Tuesday, 11th December 2018
Intralot has announced the appointment of Fernando Ors Villarejo as its new President of Sports Betting. Founder of Savia Consulting, Fernando is a former member of the Chairman’s Office and CDO...
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Tuesday, 11th December 2018
Operator 888 has announced the acquisition of the remaining 53% of All American Poker Network (AAPN) for $28m. The gaming company established AAPN as a joint venture with Avenue OLG Entertainment LLC...
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Tuesday, 11th December 2018
Barclays has launched a new feature allowing customers using its mobile app to "turn off" spending with certain types of retailers. The bank has broken different retailer types into five categories: including...
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Monday, 10th December 2018
A sports betting bill has been pre-filed in Missouri that includes charging licensed sportsbooks a form of integrity fee. Sports betting is not yet legal in the state, but Representative Cody Smith became...
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Monday, 10th December 2018
The UK's Department of Culture, Media, and Sport (DCMS) has launched an inquiry into the growth of "immersive and addictive technologies." The investigation will look into the connection between video...
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Monday, 10th December 2018
The Swedish gambling regulator has approved The Stars Group to operate in the country from the New Year. The Canadian company is now the 19th to be granted approval in Sweden by Lotteriinspektionen, This...
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Monday, 10th December 2018
If you’ve missed hearing about fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBT) over the past few weeks, fear not: the UK’s regulatory merry-go-round could be ready to return in full swing. The new topic...
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Monday, 10th December 2018
Total gross gaming yield (GGY) for the British gambling industry increased 4% to £14.41bn ($18.27bn) for the year to the end of March 2018, with non-remote betting and non-remote arcades being the...
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Monday, 10th December 2018
Sky UK & Ireland CEO Stephen van Rooyen has criticised the Remote Gambling Association’s (RGA) plans for a whistle-to-whistle ban on gambling advertising during sporting events. Last week, Gambling...
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Friday, 7th December 2018
Gambling has brought Pennsylvania more than $385m during its first year since a gambling expansion bill was passed. Since late 2017, Pennsylvania has brought in over $1m a day from gambling. This has...
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Friday, 7th December 2018
Asia Live Tech Marketing Manager Erwin Dickman spoke exclusively to Gambling Insider about its latest Baccarat Jackpot feature and the supplier's plans in the near future. Asia Live Tech admits it’s...
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Friday, 7th December 2018
On the morning of Thursday 6 December, reports surfaced that in the face of rising public concerns about problem gambling and political pressure, Britain's biggest gambling companies had voluntarily...
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Friday, 7th December 2018
Sazka, Czech Republic’s national lottery operator, has extended its sportsbook partnership with SBTech in a multi-year deal. The original agreement was first signed in 2016 and the extension will...
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Thursday, 6th December 2018
Alex Hammond will be the first face viewers will see when Sky Sports Racing goes live on 1 January 2019. The TV presenter has been working for Sky Sports News for the past 15 years, but has made the decision...
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Thursday, 6th December 2018
A voluntary ban on gambling advertising during sporting events in the UK is yet to be finalised, Gambling Insider understands. The BBC reported a deal had been agreed between memebers of the...
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Thursday, 6th December 2018
IGT Global Solutions Corporation Chairman Donald R. Sweitzer has announced he will retire at the end of the month after 20 years with the supplier. Sweitzer has been described as an "accomplished ambassador"...
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Thursday, 6th December 2018
SBTech has appointed former Paddy Power Betfair B2B Director Dave Hammond as its new Chief Operating Officer. Hammond joins the supplier on the back of 25 years in the gaming industry; 20 of which were...
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Thursday, 6th December 2018
In Tracey Crouch, the UK gambling industry knew exactly what it was getting. The former Minister for Sport and Civil Society, armed with all kinds of table tennis bats, campaigned endlessly against what...
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Wednesday, 5th December 2018
GVC Holdings CEO Kenny Alexander is aiming to raise the company's share price to £20 ($25) within three years. In an exclusive interview with Gambling Insider at the end of 2015, Alexander predicted...
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Wednesday, 5th December 2018
UK Minister for Sport and Civil Society Mims Davies says the government is looking into whether regulation is needed to limit credit card gambling. In her first appearance of note addressing the gambling...
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Wednesday, 5th December 2018
A draft of a federal sports betting bill, which would give the federal government final say on states legalising sports betting, has appeared in Congress. The bill prevents states from unilaterally passing...
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Wednesday, 5th December 2018
William Hill has extended the acceptance period of the offer to purchase MRG by four working days. The period now commences 10 December and ends 17 January. The bid, worth SEK 2.8bn ($311m), was made...
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Tuesday, 4th December 2018
Finance and Tax Consultant Viktoria Soltesz says bargaining power has "changed completely" among banks and industries such as online gaming. Speaking at SiGMA, Soltesz discussed high-risk industries which...
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Tuesday, 4th December 2018
Blueclaw Marketing Director Martin Calvert says organic content will be a very important SEO factor in 2019. The digital marketing agency works closely with a number of online gaming companies, ranging...
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Tuesday, 4th December 2018
MGM Resorts International is stepping up its search for potential sports betting partnerships with tribes across the US. The operator has retained the services of TFA Capital Partners (TFA) to help support...
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Tuesday, 4th December 2018
Kindred Group has reached an agreement with Kambi to extend the pair’s current agreement, allowing Kindred to use the supplier’s sports betting platform in New Jersey under the Unibet brand. Kindred...
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Tuesday, 4th December 2018
Global Gaming has been granted a Swedish licence to operate in its new regulated market. The Swedish Gambling Authority, Lotteriinspektionen, announced Global Gaming has been awarded a sportsbook license...
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Monday, 3rd December 2018
Wynn Resorts Chairman Phil Satre is confident the operator can still outperform its rivals without the presence of former Chairman and CEO Steve Wynn. Wynn was the driving force behind the company’s...
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Monday, 3rd December 2018
Macau’s Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau announced monthly casino revenue of MOP25bn ($3.1bn) for November; a 9% increase year-on-year. The results provide the world’s largest gaming...
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Monday, 3rd December 2018
Boston Red Sox President and CEO Sam Kennedy believes legalised US sports betting’s main impact will be increased fan engagement. According to Kennedy, the "positive revenue impact" for the MLB...
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Monday, 3rd December 2018
Missouri lawmakers are weighing up an attempt to legalise sports betting within the state. There are currently six states in the US which have legalised sports betting and Missouri still has ambitions...
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Monday, 3rd December 2018
SG Digital's acquisition of Don Best Sports tailors the supplier to the US market, according to Keith O’Loughlin, Senior Vice President of Sportsbook and Platforms. O’Loughlin told Gambling...
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