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Thursday, 31st December 2020
Despite the difficulties of 2020, investment analysts have made a number of positive projections for US gaming and Las Vegas for 2021. Although Macquarie analyst Chad Beynon believes Q4 2020 and Q1 2021...
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Thursday, 31st December 2020
Dirección General de Ordenación del Juego (DGOJ), Spain’s regulatory body, announced licensed online gambling operators earned €191.2m ($235m) in revenue for the period of three...
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Thursday, 31st December 2020
As Macau casinos extend their temporary closure into next year, employees of these venues were offered voluntary unpaid leave. Cloee Chao, head of New Macau Gaming Staff Rights Association, said, “Basically...
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Wednesday, 30th December 2020
Elys Game Technology (formerly Newgioco Group) has commenced trading on the NEO Exchange in Canada, becoming the first ever public company to be dual-listed from the Nasdaq Capital Market to the exchange. Elys...
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Wednesday, 30th December 2020
Educating the customer is key to acquiring a bigger userbase for betting exchanges, according to a Smarkets executive. The betting exchange model, which allows players to bet against each other, has gained...
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Wednesday, 30th December 2020
Evolution has announced that Cecilia Lager has stepped down as a member of its board of directors. Lager, who has been on the board since January 2017, decided to leave on her own volition and will step...
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Wednesday, 30th December 2020
Hawaii Governor David Ige expressed his doubt about a proposed casino in Kapolei, the second-largest city on the island of Oahu. Currently, slot machines and poker games are illegal in Hawaii. The state...
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Wednesday, 30th December 2020
The Macau Government Tourism Office (MGTO) revealed the visitation during the Christmas period showed an increase in guests compared to November and October. Between 23 December and 27 December, the average...
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Tuesday, 29th December 2020
Jessica Feil, senior director, government relations at the American Gaming Association (AGA), believes the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) is at the forefront of helping gamblers distinguish...
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Tuesday, 29th December 2020
Kambi Group has signed a long-term partnership with the largest casino operator in the Netherlands, JVH gaming & entertainment. The deal allows the sports betting supplier to enter the Dutch regulated...
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Tuesday, 29th December 2020
On Monday, Bangkok police arrested 94 people during a raid to stop illegal gambling. Seventy-seven of those arrested were Thais and the remaining 17 were foreign nationals from Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos...
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Tuesday, 29th December 2020
Grand Korea Leisure Ltd (GKL), operator of foreigner-only casinos in South Korea, announced it will extend the temporary shutdown of its venues. The closure of Gangnam COEX and Gangbuk Hilton in Seoul,...
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Monday, 28th December 2020
Aspire Global’s BtoBet has expanded its position in Latin America by signing an agreement with William Hill in Colombia. Acquired by Aspire Global in September, BtoBet will provide its sportsbook...
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Monday, 28th December 2020
William Hill has announced the acquisition of a majority stake in Colombian operator Alfabet S.A.S. Betting firm William Hill stated that the acquisition further supports its “strategy to deliver...
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Monday, 28th December 2020
Crown Resorts has opened its new Sydney venue, but without the casino that was to be its main attraction. The VIP casino was given the green light by the New South Wales government in 2013, but the state’s...
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Thursday, 24th December 2020
Hong Kong police have arrested 48 people after carrying out raids on triad-controlled gambling dens. The two-day operation saw the closing down of two illegal venues in Tai Po and Sheung Shui, two areas...
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Thursday, 24th December 2020
An inquest body has ruled that former chief of the Tokyo High Public Prosecutors Office Hiromu Kurokawa should be indicted over gambling. The Committee for the Inquest of Prosecution concluded that Kurokawa,...
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Thursday, 24th December 2020
Tennessee sportsbooks generated $131.4m in handle in November, according to official figures released by The Tennessee Education Lottery. The total is the best debut handle from a single state in the...
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Thursday, 24th December 2020
Betfred USA Sports and Wind Creek Hospitality have announced the launch of their online sports betting platform in Pennsylvania. The announcement comes just one month after The Sportsbook at Wind Creek...
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Wednesday, 23rd December 2020
England and Atletico Madrid footballer Kieran Trippier has been suspended from all football-related activity for 10 weeks in relation to betting misconduct. The former Tottenham Hotspur defender has also...
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Wednesday, 23rd December 2020
CMD368 has appointed former France international footballer Robert Pires as its new brand ambassador. The legendary midfielder, who won the 1998 FIFA World Cup and 2000 UEFA European Championship with...
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Wednesday, 23rd December 2020
Evolution has entered into a partnership to supply live casino content to JVH gaming & entertainment group in the Netherlands. The deal will allow the Netherlands private casino operator full access...
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Wednesday, 23rd December 2020
Kentucky Derby owner Churchill Downs Incorporated (CDI) has named Mike Anderson as the 14th president of Churchill Downs Racetrack. Anderson joined CDI in 1996 as controller, before holding several other...
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Wednesday, 23rd December 2020
William Hill has launched mrgreen.lv in the Latvian market. The announcement came after the group obtained a license from the Lotteries and Gambling Supervisory Inspection of the Republic of Latvia....
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Wednesday, 23rd December 2020
Bally's Corporation and FanDuel Group have opened the FanDuel Sportsbook at Bally's Atlantic City Hotel & Casino. It’s a temporary sportsbook that utilises FanDuel's trading technology together...
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Wednesday, 23rd December 2020
Nairobi City Hall has proposed a string of new measures aimed at regulating the gaming and betting industry in the city. Contained within the Nairobi City County Betting, Lotteries and Gaming Bill 2020,...
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Tuesday, 22nd December 2020
Ocean Casino Resort CEO Terry Glebocki believes the benefits of having a diverse Boardroom are being felt and understood across the gaming sector. Glebocki is one of three current female leaders of Atlantic...
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Tuesday, 22nd December 2020
Betway has agreed a partnership extension with esports tournament organiser Blast Premier for at least another year. The partnership will allow the online operator to maintain a strong presence across...
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Tuesday, 22nd December 2020
The Rugby Football Union (RFU), Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) and Scottish Rugby Union (SRU) have announced a commercial partnership with The National Lottery to fund GB Sevens teams for the 2021 season. The...
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Tuesday, 22nd December 2020
Yggdrasil has expanded its offering into the retail segment after signing a game IP licensing agreement with Veikkaus. The partnership will see the online supplier provide the Finnish state-owned operator...
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Tuesday, 22nd December 2020
iMovo Limited, a supplier that focuses on customer experience, has established a presence in Portugal. The company aims to develop and strengthen its international presence and increase its expertise...
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Tuesday, 22nd December 2020
Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) has announced the issuance of a subordinated convertible €8.5m ($10.4m) loan to two Nordic investment funds: Formue Nord A/S & Symmetry Invest A/S. The supplier...
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Tuesday, 22nd December 2020
According to new data published by the European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) and H2 Gambling Capital, Europe’s total gross gaming revenue (GGR) will drop 23% this year. EGBA suggests GGR...
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Monday, 21st December 2020
The Illinois Gaming Board seeks to fine Accel Entertainment $5m over alleged payments to drum up its business. WBEZ has reported that Accel, one of the largest video gambling operators in the US, allegedly...
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Monday, 21st December 2020
Virtual conferences can be a success. That's a fact – and there's no reason to preclude it. And yet virtual events have been thrust to the fore, as organisers have been forced to address new options...
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Monday, 21st December 2020
The Gambling Commission has announced it is extending the deadline on a consultation to gain feedback on how operators can strengthen their requirements to identify players at risk of gambling harm. The...
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Monday, 21st December 2020
Playtech has expanded its casino offering in the US by reaching a licensing agreement with International Game Technology (IGT). The agreement will allow Playtech to offer games in the US that include...
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Monday, 21st December 2020
Japan has finalised the Basic Policy for its integrated casino resorts (IR). The new rules include guidelines for relationships between public servants and operators, brought upon by concerns of possible...
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Monday, 21st December 2020
Casinos in Detroit, Michigan, plan to reopen next week after being closed for over a month due to the coronavirus pandemic. MGM Grand Detroit and MotorCity Casino Hotel will reopen on 23 December, while...
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Monday, 21st December 2020
One Bitcoin is worth $23,855.20 as of the morning of Monday 21 December. The cryptocurrency soared to a new all-time high at the end of last week and has continued to rise since. The news will boost...
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Monday, 21st December 2020
The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has warned about the dangers of illegal, online black market betting, amid the Government’s ongoing review of the UK gambling industry. The 2005 Gambling Act...
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Friday, 18th December 2020
Sportech has announced that discussions have broken down between the sports betting supplier and Standard General over a potential company buy-out. Early last month, Sportech rejected two offers from...
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Friday, 18th December 2020
Kenyan Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i has signed a deportation order for 14 foreign nationals allegedly involved in illegal gambling in the country. The majority of those arrested are...
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Friday, 18th December 2020
Greek operator OPAP, owned by Sazka Group, has appointed Jan Karas as its permanent CEO. Back in May, OPAP promoted Karas from CCO to acting CEO, replacing Damian Cope. Initially, the executive was to...
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Friday, 18th December 2020
Professional football player Gerard Pique has invested in fantasy football platform Sorare, leading to his appointment as strategic advisor to the company. Investment from the Barcelona player, in addition...
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Friday, 18th December 2020
European Casino Association (ECA) chairman Per Jaldung says the recent alliance between the ECA, the European Lotteries (EL) and the World Tote Association (WTA) can “provide key support in protecting...
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Friday, 18th December 2020
Rather than placing too much emphasis on graphics and more extravagant production, Relax Gaming chief product officer Simon Hammon believes online slot designers should focus their efforts on perfecting...
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Friday, 18th December 2020
Bratislava, Slovakia’s capital, once again aims to ban gambling. On 17 December, the majority of Bratislava’s councilors voted to ban gambling in response to an anti-gambling petition....
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Friday, 18th December 2020
Donaco International Limited has reported a return to positive EBITDA as COVID-19's impact on the business lessens. Positive EBITDA was reported for October and November 2020, with the trend continuing...
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Friday, 18th December 2020
Supplier Miomni has acquired a majority stake in i-Pools, a betting firm licensed and regulated by the Gambling Commission. Miomni will be adding the “forward-thinking innovative technology of pools...
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Thursday, 17th December 2020
According to reports from Malta Today, NetEnt has reached an out-of-court settlement with the General Workers Union (GWU) for Malta. As part of Evolution’s merger with NetEnt, the supplier planned...
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Thursday, 17th December 2020
Betfred is to become an official partner of all three England teams at the 2021 Rugby League World Cup. The bookmaker has launched the partnership with England Men’s, Women’s and Wheelchair...
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Thursday, 17th December 2020
Veikkaus is set to temporarily lay off up to 800 of its employees beginning in early January due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Finnish state-owned gaming operator launched negotiations regarding the potential...
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Thursday, 17th December 2020
Sportradar’s Integrity Services helped detect match-fixing offences in Brazil which led to bans and fines for three football clubs in Sao Paulo. The Paulista Football Federation (FPF) sanctioned...
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Thursday, 17th December 2020
GamCare, Gamban and Gamstop have formed a partnership aimed at helping people who suffer from gambling harm this Christmas and into 2021. TalkBanStop launches as a 12-month pilot scheme from 17 December...
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Thursday, 17th December 2020
Billionaire James Packer has been accused of assault by a security guard at Crown Resorts’ flagship casino in Melbourne. The employee has launched legal action against his direct employer, MSS Security,...
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Thursday, 17th December 2020
The Netherlands is another country suffering from the ongoing pandemic and the state-owned casino operator Holland Casino has once again had to close its doors, to help stop the growing cases of COVID-19.  Dutch...
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Thursday, 17th December 2020
A subsidiary of Melco Resorts & Entertainment, Cyprus Casinos (C2), stated it will temporarily suspend its operations due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases. The short announcement was published...
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Thursday, 17th December 2020
The Football Association of Wales (FAW) has suspended and fined two footballers for alleged betting breaches. Luke Cummings of Cymru Premier club Barry Town United AFC and Thomas Creamer of Cymru North...
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Wednesday, 16th December 2020
Algerian tennis player Aymen Ikhlef has become the latest to be banned by the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU), after he was found guilty of breaching the Tennis Anti-Corruption Programme (TACP). Ikhlef, who...
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Wednesday, 16th December 2020
Global gaming supplier Novomatic has signed a new agreement with Rank Entertainment Holdings Group in Africa. Rank Holdings, which runs casinos in Sri Lanka and Africa, launched the Casino Marina Blantyre...
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Wednesday, 16th December 2020
MansionBet has extended its partnership with Newbury Racecourse by announcing it’s sponsoring Challow Hurdle day on 29 December. The online sports betting operator will become the title sponsor...
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Wednesday, 16th December 2020
The New South Wales Independent Liquor & Gaming Authority (ILGA) has approved an interim liquor licence for the resort at Crown’s Barangaroo casino. The licence will allow Crown to serve alcohol...
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Wednesday, 16th December 2020
Sands China Ltd, a Macau gaming operator, announced it will hold the phased opening for The Londoner Macao next year, with 22 January 2021 set as the date for the first phase. However, the official opening...
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Wednesday, 16th December 2020
Wynn Macau Ltd, a Macau-based casino operator, earlier this week announced the issuance of additional notes. On December 15 the company revealed the offering is for $750m, with an interest rate of 5.625%...
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Wednesday, 16th December 2020
The Young Games & Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) has announced former footballer Marvin Sordell as its first-ever charity ambassador. Sordell will support YGAM on a voluntary basis to provide insight...
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Tuesday, 15th December 2020
Finnish gambling operator Veikkaus has announced it will introduce mandatory authentication on its land-based slot machines from 12 January 2021. From January, it will be compulsory for any player to...
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Tuesday, 15th December 2020
International Game Technology (IGT) and Veikkaus have announced a partnership which will see the supplier launch its remote game server and casino content with the Finland state operator. The partnership...
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Tuesday, 15th December 2020
Branschföreningen för Onlinespel (BOS) believes the Swedish Gambling Market Inquiry’s recommendations to propose further restrictions on the country’s gaming market will “lead...
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Tuesday, 15th December 2020
Casinos in London are among a number of entertainment venues that must close in England after the region was moved into the tier three level of restrictions due to a rise in the number of coronavirus cases. UK...
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Tuesday, 15th December 2020
Navin Goel has been appointed the new COO of BMM Testlabs, having previously served as SVP, technology at Aristocrat for nine years. The gaming certification lab says Goel will bring “an extensive...
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Tuesday, 15th December 2020
Nevin Truesdale has been appointed as new group CEO of the Jockey Club, effective from 1 January next year. The move comes as part of what the group has described as its “largest internal reorganisation...
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Tuesday, 15th December 2020
Crown Resorts is being sued once again, this time by the former employee that helped kickstart the inquiry in New South Wales and question the company’s suitability to open a new casino in Barangaroo,...
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Tuesday, 15th December 2020
According to the preliminary information for Q4 2020, “the daily average gross gaming revenues of Wynn Resorts’ Macau Operations were approximately 31% of its gross gaming revenues in the fourth...
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Tuesday, 15th December 2020
Hard Rock International (HRI) has announced the launch of Hard Rock Digital, a joint sports betting and online gaming venture with industry veteran leaders. Hard Rock Digital will be the exclusive Hard...
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Monday, 14th December 2020
Melonie Johnson, Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa president & COO, reflects on her career in gaming in the latest episode of the GI Huddle, joining us from the famous Atlantic City property. Reviewing...
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Monday, 14th December 2020
Hundreds of betting shops in Scotland have reopened following an easing of restrictions by the country’s government. The Scottish government announced all 11 areas living under the country’s...
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Monday, 14th December 2020
Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) has entered into a partnership with suicide-prevention charity PAPYRUS to raise awareness of the harms affecting young people. YGAM, the safer gambling...
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Monday, 14th December 2020
Sazka Group revenue was up 66% year-on-year for the third quarter of 2020, to a total of €769m ($934.9m). Consolidated operating EBITDA also increased by 37%, to a total of €197m, while adjusted...
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Monday, 14th December 2020
Two employees tasked with overseeing gaming at The Star have been banned from New South Wales casinos for five years after being sacked for serious misconduct. The Independent Liquor & Gaming Authority...
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Monday, 14th December 2020
Gov. Steve Sisolak has announced that Nevada restrictions put in place to limit the spread of COVID-19 will be extended until 15 January next year. The “statewide pause” was implemented on...
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Monday, 14th December 2020
LeoVegas CEO Gustaf Hagman will be taking part in the CEO Special of Gambling Insider magazine, which takes place in the January/February edition. The interview will be a deep dive into the executive’s...
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Monday, 14th December 2020
Investment bank Morgan Stanley said the Macau government will likely extend casino concessions for three more years, until 2025. It was previously announced the government was planning to hold open bidding...
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Monday, 14th December 2020
Crown Resorts is facing another class action relating to allegations of misconduct and money laundering. This time, a law firm Maurice Blackburn filed a complaint that between 11 December 2014 and 18 October...
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Monday, 14th December 2020
Police in Pune have arrested 31 men for running an illegal horse racing betting racket, with three prominent bookmakers among those detained. Having received information about the online betting activity,...
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Friday, 11th December 2020
Paddy Power has partnered with Spotlight Sports Group, with the bookmaker launching Spotlight’s sport content across its retail estate. The sports data and analysis is the first of its kind to be...
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Friday, 11th December 2020
British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) has received Level 4 certification from the World Lottery Association (WLA) for excellence in responsible gambling. Level 4 is the highest level of certification...
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Friday, 11th December 2020
Boyd Gaming is set to sell the Eldorado Casino in Henderson, Southern Nevada, according to a spokesman for the company. As reported by the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the land-based casino operator has...
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Friday, 11th December 2020
Google is soon to add a new feature to its advertisement settings which will allow users to choose to see less gambling marketing while using its services. The company said it is including the feature...
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Friday, 11th December 2020
Studio City International Holdings Limited has appointed Kevin Benning as senior vice president, property general manager. In the new role, Benning will be responsible for the operations of Studio City....
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Friday, 11th December 2020
Australia’s anti-money laundering authority AUSTRAC has warned that junket gambling operators have been infiltrated and exploited by "serious and transnational criminal entities," reported the Sydney...
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Friday, 11th December 2020
Football Index has announced the appointment of Mike Bohan as its new CEO, with previous CEO Adam Cole becoming chairman. Bohan will run the daily operations of the company alongside COO Ciaran Rowan. Moving...
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Thursday, 10th December 2020
Sportradar has announced a company-wide reorganisation of its operations, making the shift towards a “more regionalised approach” that will support future growth. Effective from 1 January...
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Thursday, 10th December 2020
UK operator Camelot has announced a new sponsorship deal between The National Lottery and ITV Commercial. As part of the agreement, The National Lottery (run by Camelot) will sponsor three of ITV's Saturday...
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Thursday, 10th December 2020
The Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) has banned French line judge David Rocher after he was found guilty of breaching betting rules. Rocher has been banned from officiating for 18 months, with four months...
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Thursday, 10th December 2020
Century Casinos has announced it will close its Canadian casinos and racetracks from Saturday in response to new COVID-19 quarantine measures introduced by the Alberta government. On Tuesday, the Alberta...
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Thursday, 10th December 2020
GVC Holdings has marked its first day of trading under Entain by gaining a license to operate in Colombia. Last month it was announced that GVC would be renamed Entain to reflect the group’s ambition...
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Thursday, 10th December 2020
The world’s first gambling addiction treatment centre for women will open in the Midlands in 2021, amid new research showing that the number of women gambling in the UK is at an all-time high. According...
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Thursday, 10th December 2020
Virginia state aims to launch its sportsbooks by 2021 and its casinos announced that sports betting could earn $412m in annual revenue once the industry reaches full maturity. Estimations suggest it would...
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Thursday, 10th December 2020
Macau government expects to collect MOP29.46bn ($3.69bn) in taxes from the country’s casinos for 2020. The sum was updated and dropped by 42% from the previous prediction of MOP45.5bn reported in...
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