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Monday, 29th February 2016
In some of the less surprising financial stories to have surfaced this year, some expected declines for the full year 2015 were released by Ladbrokes and William Hill last week. With regards to the online...
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Monday, 29th February 2016
Bookmaker Titanbet.es has become the official betting partner of Spanish football club Sevilla FC. The deal with the Europa League holders covers the remainder of the current season and the whole of the...
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Monday, 29th February 2016
Betting operator Paddy Power is to share lessons with the gaming industry and contribute £280,000 to socially responsible causes after an investigation by the Gambling Commission showed that it failed...
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Monday, 29th February 2016
The Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority (MTGA) has been awarded a licence to develop an integrated resort in South Korea. The MTGA, which already operates Mohegan Sun properties throughout the United States,...
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Friday, 26th February 2016
William Hill suffered decreases in both revenue and profit for 2015. Net revenue fell 1% year-on-year to £1.59bn, reflecting the lack of a major football tournament, a lower average number of shops, less...
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Friday, 26th February 2016
Provider Scientific Games has reported increased revenue and loss for both Q4 2015 and the full year. Revenue for the three months ended 31 December rose 30% year-on-year to $737m, driven by 8,990 gaming...
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Friday, 26th February 2016
Amaya, parent company of the PokerStars brand, has announced that the world’s biggest poker site will be offering online poker in the USA for the first time in almost five years. The launch, which is...
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Thursday, 25th February 2016
A 25% increase in gaming revenue for 2015 sends a "strong message" that Playtech's entry into the financial vertical was not to "compensate for a lack of growth", company CEO Mor Weizer has told Gambling...
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Thursday, 25th February 2016
Crown Resorts saw its net profit after tax fall 24% year-on-year to A$200.7m for the six months ended 31 December 2015. Increases were reported for operating revenue and EBITDA however, with operating...
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Thursday, 25th February 2016
The Californian Nations Indian Gaming Association (CNIGA) Chairman Steve Stallings has spoken in favour of Assemblyman Adam Gray’s latest Internet Poker Bill, AB 2863. “CNIGA was established to promote,...
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Wednesday, 24th February 2016
Caesars Entertainment Corporation (CEC) rounded off its financial year by reporting a 13% increase in continuing CEC casino revenues to $2.14bn for the full year 2015. Net revenues also went up, increasing...
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Wednesday, 24th February 2016
Two non-profit organisations have requested for the National Football League (NFL) to discontinue marketing a fantasy game with cash prizes to kids, because of the possibility it could nurture gambling...
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Wednesday, 24th February 2016
Atlantic City’s mayor, Don Guardian, has dubbed a state proposal to rescue the financially troubled city as a “fascist dictatorship”. Outlines of the new legislation include a plan for the state...
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Wednesday, 24th February 2016
Members of the UK Parliament will question key tennis officials at a hearing in Westminster, in a move to address the controversy of match-fixing that appears to be enveloping the sport. Nigel Willerton,...
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Tuesday, 23rd February 2016
Another step towards the attempted regulation of real-money online poker in California was taken last week with the introduction of AB 2863 by assembly members Adam Gray and Reginald Jones-Sawyer. The...
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Tuesday, 23rd February 2016
New Jersey gambling regulators have issued regulations concerning the implementation of skill based games in the state’s eight Atlantic City casinos. The move, which is a big step forward in the eyes...
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Tuesday, 23rd February 2016
Swedish online gaming operator Bettson AB has appointed Ulrik Bengtsson as its new CEO and president. Bengtsson brings extensive experience in digital consumer services to the role and four years knowledge...
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Tuesday, 23rd February 2016
UK participation in gambling being down and 45-64 year-olds being the most likely to gamble were two of the key findings of a report on participation in gambling and rates of problem gambling published...
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Tuesday, 23rd February 2016
Intertain Group has announced that John Kennedy Fitzgerald has decided to step down as the company’s CEO. Upon the completion of an independent committee review of the company, Fitzgerald informed the...
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Tuesday, 23rd February 2016
The self-nominations window for the Global Gaming Awards 2016 is closing next week. Entries are being accepted up until Monday 29th February at globalgamingawards.com. Organisations or executives...
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Tuesday, 23rd February 2016
For the seventh consecutive year the ICE exhibition attendance has grown, with outline figures for this month’s event being declared at 28,487 unique visitors. The interim figure, a record for the...
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Tuesday, 23rd February 2016
Ladbrokes said the point-of-consumption (POC) tax regime played a part in a headline digital operating loss of £23.8m in its preliminary full year 2015 financial results. The loss was in comparison with...
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Monday, 22nd February 2016
Ladbrokes will not sponsor the World Hurdle at this year's Cheltenham Festival, with airline Ryanair stepping in as a replacement. Ladbrokes was unable to continue its support for the event as it is not...
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Monday, 22nd February 2016
An industry expert has told Gambling Insider that Playtech is unlikely to have success in its rumoured acquisition attempts of Amaya and OpenBet. The Sunday Times claimed Playtech could make a bid to acquire...
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Monday, 22nd February 2016
Gaming platform provider Mediatech Solutions has received a significant amount of investment from R. Franco Group in a deal which sees the Spanish suppliers join forces. R. Franco will take a majority...
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Monday, 22nd February 2016
Mr Green will launch a sportsbook when it has reached an agreement with a third-party supplier, according to its CEO. The operator said in its full-year financial report for 2015 that it plans to introduce...
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Friday, 19th February 2016
The US continues to be a legal minefield for the likes of FanDuel and DraftKings, as it has now been reported that the daily fantasy sports (DFS) operators have pulled out of Mississippi. This followed...
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Thursday, 18th February 2016
Self-regulatory body the Senet Group has welcomed a sixth member, with the announcement that Sky Betting and Gaming has become the first online-only operator to join the watchdog. The body was set up in...
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Thursday, 18th February 2016
Tennis scored almost four times higher than any other sport in the number of sporting events with suspicious alerts flagged by ESSA last year. The body which represents sports-betting operators reported...
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Thursday, 18th February 2016
Much like the Saw film series, the New Jersey sports-betting legal argument is a drama with a number of instalments that just will not come to an end. The latest point of interest in the state’s attempt...
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Wednesday, 17th February 2016
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is to address the idea of opening a casino in the southern resort town of Eilat. The transportation and tourism ministers are among those invited to take part...
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Wednesday, 17th February 2016
The Australian Football League (AFL) integrity rules have been tightened with additional restrictions for media personnel who currently bet on Australian rules games in the country. Accredited journalists...
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Wednesday, 17th February 2016
Boyd Gaming’s full year 2015 report produced mixed results, with one of the more notable figures being income before income taxes of $40m, in comparison with a loss before income taxes of $40.9m the...
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Tuesday, 16th February 2016
Amaya has confirmed it is to integrate its PokerStars and Full Tilt brands into one platform. The provider said: “This platform migration will allow Amaya’s development and technology teams to focus...
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Tuesday, 16th February 2016
Ladbrokes needs to grow scale back into its digital brand, according to its CMO. Kristof Fahy spoke to Gambling Insider in his first exclusive interview since returning to the industry in January. Fahy...
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Tuesday, 16th February 2016
The Dutch football association (KNVB) says it has uncovered match-fixing involving former Willem II Tilburg player Ibrahim Kargbo in 2009. It alleges that a league game outcome between Willem II Tilburg...
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Tuesday, 16th February 2016
M & A activity is once again a hot topic of discussion in the industry, following a report by The Telegraph that William Hill is to finance a bid to purchase OpenBet by its fellow provider NYX Gaming Group. Investment...
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Tuesday, 16th February 2016
Amendments to Assemblyman Adam Gray's California online poker bill include a notable concession to the Golden State's horse racing industry. AB 431 would grant 95% of the first $60m collected from online...
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Monday, 15th February 2016
In a move that will further consolidate the social casino gaming industry, Sony’s GSN Games, the social gaming division of Game Show Network, has announced that it has acquired UK rival studio Plumbee. The...
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Monday, 15th February 2016
William Hill is reported to be backing an acquisition bid for OpenBet by its fellow provider NYX Gaming Group. According to The Telegraph, OpenBet is being auctioned and investment firm Morgan Stanley...
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Friday, 12th February 2016
A representative of Sportradar thinks there is a “misunderstanding” of its partnership with the International Tennis Federation (ITF), after its data system was manipulated in a tennis betting scam. An...
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Friday, 12th February 2016
DraftKings has announced it has acquired fellow daily fantasy sports (DFS) operator Kountermove. Kountermove offers daily fantasy contests for mixed martial arts (MMA), boxing, kickboxing and pro jiu jitsu...
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Thursday, 11th February 2016
An increased operating profit of 54% to SEK 401.6m (£33.2m) was one of the highlights reported in NetEnt’s financials for 2015. The provider's profit after tax went up 54% to SEK 374m and revenues ascended...
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Thursday, 11th February 2016
ESSA, the representative body for regulated sports-betting operators, is to participate in an 18-month project aimed at tackling match-fixing in sport. The Kick Crime Out of Sport (KCOOS) scheme was approved...
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Wednesday, 10th February 2016
Record fourth quarter gross-winnings revenue could not prevent a 40% decline in profit after tax for Unibet in its full year 2015 results. The operator’s profit after tax was £55.7m, while profit before...
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Wednesday, 10th February 2016
Online poker giant PokerStars will eliminate its heads-up cash games as part of the brand's ongoing strategic plan. No Limit Hold’em, Fixed Limit Hold’em and Pot Limit Omaha are the three head-to-head...
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Wednesday, 10th February 2016
This year's ICE Totally Gaming was once again an expo to remember, as hundreds of exhibitors and thousands of delegates descended on the ExCeL London to celebrate our ever-evolving industry. As ever, Gambling...
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Tuesday, 9th February 2016
The Pennsylvania House Gaming Oversight Committee has passed a bill which calls on Congress to lift the Federal ban on sports betting. Bill HR619 was widely accepted, passing the Committee by 23-1 votes,...
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Tuesday, 9th February 2016
Former director-general of the UK national crime agency (NCA), Keith Bristow, has been appointed as chairman of the new UK Gambling Anti-Laundering Group (GAMLG). Formed in January, the group’s aim is...
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Tuesday, 9th February 2016
Nevada’s sports books generated a record total of $132.5m in wagers on this year’s Super Bowl, figures released by the Nevada Gaming Control Board (NGCB) showed. The figure for Super Bowl 50, which...
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Monday, 8th February 2016
Service and iLottery software provider NeoGames has secured a deal with Czech Republic’s lottery operator Sazka to provide online gaming services to the country. As part of the agreement, NeoGames will...
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Monday, 8th February 2016
Provider Playtech has agreed a multi-year licensing deal with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, on behalf of DC Entertainment, to create casino games based on four DC Comics-themed film and television properties. The...
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Monday, 8th February 2016
Australian online bookmaker Sportsbet has responded to the country’s retail bookmakers who oppose online in-play betting. Aussie bookmakers including Tabcorp Holdings and Tatts Group are planning to...
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Friday, 5th February 2016
DraftKings has finally launched its daily fantasy sports (DFS) product in the UK, and it was hinted that player pools will be shared between UK and North American players. The launch came later than initially...
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Thursday, 4th February 2016
DraftKings has entered into its first sponsorship agreements in European football, after concluding deals with Barclays Premier League clubs Arsenal, Liverpool and reportedly Watford. Marketing activities...
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Wednesday, 3rd February 2016
Peter McGauran, CEO of national industry source Racing Australia, has made submissions to the government in regards to end the country's controversial ‘in-play’ betting system. McGauran blames “mindless”...
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Wednesday, 3rd February 2016
GVC Holdings has appointed two new non-executive directors following the completion of its acquisition of BwinParty. The online gaming group added Stephan Morana and Peter Isola to its board. GVC explained...
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Wednesday, 3rd February 2016
Paddy Power Betfair PLC closed its first day on the London Stock Exchange with a share price of £104.90, after the completion of one of the gambling sector’s biggest mergers. The new body, which is...
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Wednesday, 3rd February 2016
A bill that would regulate online poker in New York has been unanimously passed by a Senate committee, making the bill the first to be approved at a state committee hearing. S5302B received nine votes...
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Monday, 1st February 2016
A total of 150 gamblers have been arrested, with gambling equipment and over 11m baht in cash seized, during separate raids on two gambling dens in the city of Hat Yai in Thailand. The first raid saw a...
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Monday, 1st February 2016
The deal for GVC Holdings to acquire BwinParty has completed. Online gaming group GVC had to beat off competition from 888 Holdings to buy the operator, and the purchase price is 25p in cash plus 0.231...
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Monday, 1st February 2016
The Chinese region of Macau has seen a 21% year-on-year fall in its gambling revenue for January. Macau’s Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau data showed that revenue dropped for the 20th consecutive...
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Monday, 1st February 2016
Amaya Inc., the parent company of PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker, has confirmed that the company’s CEO and Chairman David Baazov has made a non-binding indication to acquire the company. Indications...
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