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Tuesday, 31st December 2019
New Hampshire has become the latest US state to offer sports betting, after DraftKings agreed a six-year deal to offer sportsbooks to the state’s players. New Hampshire will receive 50% of the revenue...
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Monday, 30th December 2019
Everi Holdings has announced the acquisition of Micro Gaming Technologies (MGT) for an initial fee of $15m. The deal includes subsidiary Everi Payments, sealing certain strategic assets such as products,...
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Monday, 30th December 2019
Gateway Casinos and Entertainment has announced a merger with Leisure Acquisition Corp in a deal with an enterprise value of $1.12bn. The special purpose acquisition group, Leisure Acquisition, will merge...
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Monday, 30th December 2019
Keith O’Loughlin, SVP, Sportsbook and Platforms at SG Digital, has told Gambling Insider PASPA’s repeal "opened the metaphorical floodgates" with regards to sports betting.  When asked...
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Tuesday, 24th December 2019
Flutter Entertainment has signed a long-term rights deal with three of Britain’s largest racecourse operators. The multi-year, multi-million-pound deal with racecourse operators Arena Racing Company...
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Tuesday, 24th December 2019
Cambodia will bring an end to its online gambling industry at the turn of the new year, with licenses set to expire without renewal. This is part of a signalled intent to effectively ban the industry,...
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Tuesday, 24th December 2019
Just as I thought it would be a slow news week this Christmas, DraftKings saved its showpiece party trick for the end of the year. Announcing the acquisition of supplier SBTech, the operator has confirmed...
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Monday, 23rd December 2019
This summer’s sports betting industry-wide ‘whistle-to-whistle’ advertising ban during live sport has had a positive impact, according to the Betting and Gaming Council. Wes Himes, Betting...
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Monday, 23rd December 2019
Operator Betfair has agreed a partnership which will see it integrated on the Racing Post app. Customers will be able to place bets on greyhound and horseracing with Betfair’s Sportsbook, directly...
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Monday, 23rd December 2019
DraftKings has entered into a business agreement to purchase sports betting supplier SBTech through acquisition company Diamond Eagle Acquisition Corp. The transaction is expected to close in the first...
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Monday, 23rd December 2019
Robert Reinikainen, Founder and CEO of Affmore, believes affiliate programs are too often overcomplicated with outdated features. Speaking with Trafficology, Gambling Insider’s affiliate publication,...
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Monday, 23rd December 2019
When, and if, you get to the top of the corporate food chain and CEO appears next to your name, it may seem like a dream. You’ve made it. The elation hits and you excitedly think of the progression...
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Friday, 20th December 2019
GVC holdings has announced a cash out option for its Foxy Bingo brand, the first of its kind in online bingo. In a "world’s first," the functionality will give players with one number to go (1TG)...
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Friday, 20th December 2019
Figures released by the UK’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) show a decrease in the number of gambling adverts reaching British Children on television. According to the ASA’s numbers,...
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Friday, 20th December 2019
Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt’s offer to extend the state’s current gambling compact for an additional eight months has been firmly rejected by Oklahoma-based Indian tribes. The tribes have...
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Friday, 20th December 2019
We have reviewed 2019 here at Gambling Insider but, as the decade draws to a close, it’s time to look ahead. An eventful 12-month period has laid the foundations for what is to come in 2020. But,...
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Friday, 20th December 2019
The Nevada Gaming Commission has ruled it has the authority to discipline Steve Wynn over sexual misconduct allegations. Wynn, Founder and former CEO of Wynn Resorts, could face a fine of up to $500,000,...
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Thursday, 19th December 2019
Four major sports betting operators have signed a multi-year, turnover-based deal with Sky Sports-owned At The Races (ATR), starting from January 2020. BetVictor, Betway, BoyleSports and Unibet have all...
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Thursday, 19th December 2019
In the wake of a Conservative landslide victory in the UK General Election last week, Gambling Insider spoke with Alex Donohue, Director of Alex Donohue Public Relations, to get his insight into the pricing...
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Thursday, 19th December 2019
The International Tennis Federation (ITF) and the Tennis Integrity Supervisory Board recently pledged to create a comprehensive integrity infrastructure and progressively remove the sale of live data to...
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Thursday, 19th December 2019
BetConstruct will return as Lead Partner for the Global Gaming Awards London 2020, after a successful 2019 ceremony. The Awards are now in their third year and will see companies battle it out in 16 categories,...
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Thursday, 19th December 2019
Sugarhouse HSP Gaming, operator of Rivers Casino Philadelphia, has received a $60,000 fine after the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) found multiple incidents of underage gambling within the property. A...
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Wednesday, 18th December 2019
The Australian arm of operator Unibet has been hit with an AU$25,000 (US$17,115) fine after violating gaming laws in New South Wales (NSW). Betchoice, which trades as Unibet following the Malta-based...
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Wednesday, 18th December 2019
Finnish monopoly operator Veikkaus predicts it will lose €50m ($55.5m) in 2020 revenue, due to its new commitments to corporate responsibility measures. The operator expects its earnings to fall...
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Wednesday, 18th December 2019
Matt Maddox has had his contract as CEO at Wynn Resorts extended through 2022 after a unanimous agreement from the board of directors. This year has seen Wynn Resorts open Encore Boston Harbour, as well...
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Wednesday, 18th December 2019
Last year, Bet365’s financial results prompted a backlash against CEO Denise Coates CBE. Surprise, surprise, the mainstream media are at it once again this time around. After the operator announced...
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Tuesday, 17th December 2019
Kindred Group has dropped its appeal against a Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) fine for offering online gambling to Dutch customers. The fine of €470,000 ($524,590) was issued to Trannel International,...
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Tuesday, 17th December 2019
According to Bet365’s latest financial report, obtained by Gambling Insider, the operator generated revenue of £2.98bn ($3.94bn) for the 12 months ending 31 March 2019, a rise of 10% year-on-year. Operating...
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Tuesday, 17th December 2019
Maybe it is just the cynicism creeping into my bones at the grand old age of 25, but there is no point telling people not to overindulge when they choose to gamble at this time of year.  Any attempt...
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Tuesday, 17th December 2019
Betdaq has introduced a 0% commission on the majority of its offered sports on its exchange platform. The gobal betting exchange, which allows players to bet against each other, currently charges a 2%...
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Tuesday, 17th December 2019
Slots and table games provider Habanero has agreed a partnership with Singular as it looks to further boost its reach around the world. Working in more than 10 regulated markets, the online gaming platform...
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Monday, 16th December 2019
Zimpler has reported Trustly to the Swedish Competition Authority (Konkurrensverket) over locking companies into exclusive, expensive contracts and stopping them from adopting other services. Swedish...
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Monday, 16th December 2019
Camelot has become one of the first lottery operators to be awarded GamCare’s Safer Gambling Standard Advance Level 2 certificate. The UK National Lottery operator is also one of the first in online...
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Monday, 16th December 2019
Speaking on a Genius Sports Media marketing panel last week, Sam Behar, Head of Global Marketing at Marathonbet, gave his opinion on betting companies thinking outside the box. He said: "Creativity and...
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Monday, 16th December 2019
Sportradar has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with APAJO, the Portuguese Association of Online Betting and Gaming. It is the first deal of its kind between Sportradar and an operators’...
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Monday, 16th December 2019
Joe Biden says he is opposed to "unnecessary restrictions" on the gaming industry, ahead of the Department of Justice’s (DoJ) deadline to appeal a new New Hampshire ruling of its Federal Wire Act...
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Monday, 16th December 2019
The American Gaming Association (AGA) recently updated its guidelines for anti-money laundering practices, emphasising a culture of compliance and making several key additions to reflect an increasingly...
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Friday, 13th December 2019
William Hill is set to launch its Mr Green brand in Latvia and has signed an agreement with Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) to use its software platform for the market entry. The long-term agreement sees...
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Friday, 13th December 2019
Gambling consultant Steve Donoughue says the Conservative Party’s General Election triumph should see the British gambling sector "muddle through." While Donoughue believes all MPs currently share...
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Friday, 13th December 2019
The Conservatives eased to a very decisive victory in the General Election yesterday, comfortably winning 364 seats at the time of writing, with Labour a distant second with 203 seats. The bones of why...
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Friday, 13th December 2019
Oryx Gaming has reached a deal to supply its content to Croatian operator Favbet. Oryx, part of Bragg Gaming Group, will provide the bookmaker with full access to the supplier’s RGS-supported portfolio,...
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Friday, 13th December 2019
After another 12 months of highs and lows in gaming, Gambling Insider has followed up its annual review by trying to single out the industry's single most important moment of 2019. Except Owain Flanders...
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Friday, 13th December 2019
Total gaming revenue for November rose 19% year-on-year in the state of New Jersey, to $306m. Another healthy month of gaming revenue in the Garden State was boosted by a 7% growth in casino win, to $224m. Internet...
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Thursday, 12th December 2019
Supplier EveryMatrix is set to enter the Spanish market after the successful technical assessment of its CasinoEngine product. Passing the assessment means CasinoEngine is fully certified after complying...
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Thursday, 12th December 2019
Europe’s gross gaming revenue (GGR) grew 11% last year to €22.2bn ($24.71bn), according to figures released by the European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA). Sports betting was the most...
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Thursday, 12th December 2019
STS has obtained a license from the Gambling Commission, which will make it the first Polish bookmaker to operate in the UK market. The gaming group is active in more than a dozen European countries,...
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Thursday, 12th December 2019
"Shocking and disappointing." That’s how Senator Joseph Addabbo Jr, one of New York’s biggest proponents of legalised sports betting, described the state’s sports betting situation earlier...
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Thursday, 12th December 2019
Raketech has announced the appointment of Oskar Mühlbach as its new President and CEO. Mühlbach, who has held the role of COO since April this year, will replace current CEO Michael Holmberg...
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Wednesday, 11th December 2019
IMG Arena has acquired the rights to Scottish Professional Football League (SPFL) content in a long-term agreement. The supplier's five-year agreement with the SPFL commences at the start of the 2020/21...
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Wednesday, 11th December 2019
Novomatic has agreed to sell its 17.19% of shares in operator Casinos Austria to lottery and sports betting operator Sazka Group. The deal is subject to certain conditions, including regulatory approvals...
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Wednesday, 11th December 2019
Scientific Games has announced a three-year extension to its agreement with the California State Lottery. The new deal will see the supplier continue as provider of the Lottery’s instant games and...
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Wednesday, 11th December 2019
Betsson Group has purchased a majority stake in Brazilian licensed horseracing operator Suaposta. The deal grants the Swedish operator access to the Brazilian sports betting market ahead of expected online...
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Tuesday, 10th December 2019
Since the UK National Lottery was created in 1994, it has raised over £40bn ($52.7bn) for its chosen causes, paying out over £59bn in prizes. A vital source of funding for UK causes, National...
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Tuesday, 10th December 2019
Affiliate Natural Intelligence has announced the acquisition of sports betting tips platform Tipstrr. Tipstrr, founded in 2014 by Damien Fearn, Andy Jones and Liam Cooper, offers sports bettors access...
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Tuesday, 10th December 2019
Gambling Insider would like to thank its nine-strong Nomination Panel for assisting with the selection process for the Global Gaming Awards London 2020. The Shortlist has now been finalised for the Awards,...
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Tuesday, 10th December 2019
Videoslots has had its Swedish license extended to five years by the Swedish Gaming Authority until 2023, following a successful appeal. The online casino had initially been given a two-year license last...
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Tuesday, 10th December 2019
As the shortest and darkest days of the year descend upon our London office, we at Gambling Insider wanted to look back at the bright spots of 2019. There were certainly plenty, with two particularly...
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Monday, 9th December 2019
Intralot has announced the appointment of Lampros Klironomos as Chief Financial Officer of its US subsidiary. Klironomos moves from his position as Chief Internal Audit Officer, and will assume responsibility...
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Monday, 9th December 2019
NetEnt has integrated its games with those from the recently acquired Red Tiger Gaming, with the launch of the NetEnt Connect platform. The platform has been developed in a closed beta, with a wider release...
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Monday, 9th December 2019
Française des Jeux (FDJ) has reportedly launched a bid to operate the UK National Lottery in 2023. Reports suggest FDJ has been in discussions with Rothschild, the investment bank leading the search...
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Monday, 9th December 2019
Kindred Group CEO Henrik Tjärnström knew 32Red’s sponsorship episode with Wayne Rooney would be "controversial" but has defended gambling shirt sponsorships as a whole. In August, Kindred-owned...
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Friday, 6th December 2019
Michael Dugher has been appointed the Betting and Gaming Council’s new CEO. The Council was formed in July, replacing the Remote Gambling Association and Association of British Bookmakers, and is...
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Friday, 6th December 2019
Caesars Entertainment has completed the sale of its Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino for $516.3m, including certain fees, expenses and $40m in seller financing. The operator has sold the property to a company...
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Friday, 6th December 2019
Melco Resorts has announced plans to develop a 280-room hotel at a ski resort in Nagano, Japan. The project will see Melco invest in Okushiga Kogen ski resort through its hospitality investment fund. The...
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Friday, 6th December 2019
The first wave of affiliate programmes attending AffiliateCon Sofia 2020 has been announced, with industry giants Bet365 and Kindred Group confirming their place at the annual show.   Respected players...
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Friday, 6th December 2019
This week, Kambi officially became a member of the International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA). Speaking with Gambling Insider, Oliver Lamb, Head Sportsbook Controller at Kambi, explained how the...
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Thursday, 5th December 2019
The Gambling Insider newsfeed has been like a Nordic-themed collage in recent weeks – littered with Scandinavian flags. The reasons for such Nordic prominence vary; from gambling yield tax hikes,...
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Thursday, 5th December 2019
Gamesys Group and Scientific Games have partnered to launch a website dedicated to one of the UK’s popular slot games, Rainbow Riches. As well as the original Rainbow Riches games, the new website...
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Thursday, 5th December 2019
Evolution Gaming CEO Martin Carlesund says he wants to build "the best company in the world," which starts with building the right team and balancing ambition with cost-efficiency. The live casino supplier...
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Thursday, 5th December 2019
Century Casinos has received approval from the Missouri Gaming Commission to acquire the Isle Casino Cape Girardeau and Lady Luck Caruthersville from Eldorado Resorts. In June this year, Century Casinos...
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Wednesday, 4th December 2019
Affiliate Better Collective has raised SEK 312m ($32.8m) through a directed share issue of four million new shares, earmarking the figure for future M & A activity. At a price of SEK 78 per share,...
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Wednesday, 4th December 2019
The Danish branch of operator 888 has been ordered to amend its anti-money laundering (AML) procedures to meet requirements established in the Danish AML Act. Spillemyndigheden, the Danish Gambling Authority,...
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Wednesday, 4th December 2019
According to a study conducted by the Swedish Gambling Authority (SGA), Swedish participation in gambling has dropped six percentage points year-on-year. Since the market’s re-regulation on 1 January,...
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Wednesday, 4th December 2019
The English Premier League has officially kicked off on Amazon Prime, with Crystal Palace v Bournemouth and Burnley v Manchester City the first two Premier League football matches ever shown on the video...
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Tuesday, 3rd December 2019
The Danish Government has revealed plans to increase online gambling tax by eight percentage points in its 2020 Finance Act. The government claims the new tax, which will see licensed online gambling...
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Tuesday, 3rd December 2019
Veikkaus has vowed to remove one-fifth of its slot machines from Finnish shops by the end of 2020 – a total of 3,500. Speaking at a press conference in October, Veikkaus CEO Olli Sarekoski admitted...
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Tuesday, 3rd December 2019
With European gaming operator Paf recently announcing a €25,000 ($27,700) loss limit for its players, and revealing a detailed breakdown of the different segments of its gaming revenue, Gambling Insider...
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Tuesday, 3rd December 2019
IGT has announced the departure of its EVP and CFO Alberto Fornaro. Fornaro will maintain his position until the end of January 2020, when he will be replaced by current SVP and Chief Accounting Officer,...
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Monday, 2nd December 2019
Spain's gross gaming revenue (GGR) was €191.7m ($211.5m) for Q3 2019, a rise of 5% year-on-year, and an increase of 7% from Q2. Of the country’s total GGR, betting revenue made up 53%, bingo...
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Monday, 2nd December 2019
Speaking to Gambling Insider about NetEnt’s Perfect Blackjack game, NetEnt Live Director Andres Rengifo says an "engaging atmosphere" is perhaps the most important aspect of a live casino product. Live...
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Monday, 2nd December 2019
Gross gaming revenue in Macau fell 9% year-on-year to MOP22.9bn ($2.9bn) for November, as the US-China trade war and Hong Kong protests continue to negatively affect results. The figures provided by the...
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