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Tuesday, 28th February 2017
The UK Gambling Commission has released a comprehensive study on British consumers’ participation in gambling-related activities during the year 2016. The GC’s report covers the ‘behaviours, awareness...
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Tuesday, 28th February 2017
Betting Expert, the sports betting social network operated by Better Collective, has announced the launch of an Italian language version of its odds comparison site, SmartBets. The launch follows that...
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Monday, 27th February 2017
This weekend, business news sources reported that Ladbrokes has lost an appeal over a tax avoidance case. After judges ruled against the company, it has been hit with a £71m tax charge relating to an...
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Monday, 27th February 2017
The House State Affairs Committee voted to kill the ‘anti-tribal gaming bill’, carried by Rep. Tom Loertscher. The bill was intended to amend the law permitting tribal casinos enacted by Idaho voters...
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Monday, 27th February 2017
How would you summarise Playtech’s results for 2016? What is your reaction to them? The main take away from these results is that we have successfully executed against our strategy. We have delivered...
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Monday, 27th February 2017
Easy Payment Gateway and BetVictor have announced a partnership that will see the provider assist BetVictor’s online payment gateway going forward. EPG will process a number of BetVictor’s online...
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Friday, 24th February 2017
William Hill has released its results for the full-year of 2016. The Group reported a net revenue increase of 1% year-on-year to £1,603.8m, with an Adjusted operating profit of £261.5m in line with revised...
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Thursday, 23rd February 2017
European operator Betsson has become a member of the brussels-based industry body European Gaming & Betting Association. Together with other EGBA members, Betsson will promote better industry representation...
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Thursday, 23rd February 2017
The Swedish online gaming company, formerly known as Unibet, Kindred Group has reached an agreement to acquire its smaller UK rival. online gaming operator 32Red for £175.6m. The two companies announced...
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Thursday, 23rd February 2017
Industry provider Playtech has reported impressive growth in its 2016 full-year results, with revenue rising 20% at constant currency to €708.6m, led by the company’s “flagship casino offering”. Adjusted...
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Wednesday, 22nd February 2017
BetStars, subsidiary of Amaya, has become the 25th member of ESSA, an international sports betting integrity body. ESSA aims to detect and deter the manipulation of sporting events and the corruption of...
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Wednesday, 22nd February 2017
Yggdrasil recently released its impressive quarter four and full-year results for 2016. The company’s fourth-quarter revenues increased by 207% over the MSEK 10.4 taken in 2015 to MSEK 31.8. EBITDA...
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Wednesday, 22nd February 2017
Online sports betting operator Pinnacle has announced its withdrawal from the Polish sports betting market ahead of the country’s induction of its new gambling regime. The bookmaker updated its customers...
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Tuesday, 21st February 2017
MGM China Holdings Limited recently announced the selected financial data of the Company and its subsidiaries for quarter four of 2016 and the entire financial year. The fourth-quarter results shows that...
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Tuesday, 21st February 2017
Stockholm-headquartered Cherry AB has announced an increase in group revenue of 109% in its full-year results for 2016, climbing to 1,102.4 million Swedish Kroner (MSEK). EBITDA also grew dramatically...
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Tuesday, 21st February 2017
Blueprint Gaming has signed a content agreement with Gamesys, giving the operator full access to its slots portfolio. The agreement covers all Gamesys operated European brands, providing content to their...
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Monday, 20th February 2017
Gibraltar-based independent bookmaker BetVictor recently sent a customer communication informing players of its decision to suspend service, transactions and wagers from the Russian Federation. Recommending...
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Thursday, 16th February 2017
New Jersey has agreed to pay $72 million Atlantic City's Borgata casino to in order to settle a long-running tax dispute. Jeff Chiesa, former U.S. senator and New Jersey attorney general, announced that...
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Thursday, 16th February 2017
NetEnt has announced that its full year sales for 2016 increased by 28.5% to a record £130.8m. The company’s operating profit amounted to SEK356m in 2016, an increase of 33.4% from 2015. NetEnt mentioned...
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Wednesday, 15th February 2017
Catena Media recently announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire the Swedish-focused casino affiliate Slotsia.com and its related assets. Catena confirmed in a statement that the purchase price...
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Wednesday, 15th February 2017
Nordic Nasdaq-listed sports betting platform and software supplier Kambi Group is the latest industry stakeholder to post its Q4 2016 results, revealing the impact that Decembers customer-friendly sporting...
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Tuesday, 14th February 2017
Stockholm-listed sports betting operator Kindred Group Plc has announced in its year end report that its annual sales from gross winnings in 2016 increased by 54% to £544.1m, pushed by mobile gaming....
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Monday, 13th February 2017
The Association of British Bookmakers has issued a statement in which they urge amusement arcade operators to ‘catch up’ with other betting stakeholders regarding consumer protection standards and...
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Monday, 13th February 2017
Gaming content and software developer Platyech has confirmed that it will be entering a strategic partnership with behavioural and machine learning analytics provider Featurespace. The deal will focus...
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Friday, 10th February 2017
Amaya has been fined $25,000 (€23,500) by New Jersey for accepting bets from out-of-state players on PokerStarsNJ.com The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement ascertained that a “flaw” in the...
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Friday, 10th February 2017
NYX Gaming Group Limited has signed a deal to continue and develop its affiliation with Evoke Gaming. According to the new agreement, NYX will continue to supply Evoke brands Vinnarum, MammaMia, and Bertil...
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Thursday, 9th February 2017
Independent bookmaker, Betway has signed a seven-figure three-year deal with Aintree Racecourse to become the official betting partner of this year’s Grand National Festival. Increasing its profile within...
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Monday, 6th February 2017
Kostandina Zafirovska has been appointed as the new CEO of BtoBet, while Alessandro Fried will adopt the new position of Chairman of the company. Kostandina has acquired over 17 years of experience in...
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Monday, 6th February 2017
Kenny Alexander, CEO of GVC Holdings, sits down with Gambling Insider to discuss the details of the company’s latest Trading Update, which detailed very positive financial results for Quarter 4 of 2016...
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Friday, 3rd February 2017
FIFA has concluded an agreement with Sportradar Integrity Services that will provide world football’s governing body with a full suite of monitoring, education and intelligence services to further strengthen...
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Friday, 3rd February 2017
Morgan Stanley has adopted a more positive outlook on William Hill PLC following a series of betting shop visits by its analysts. In a sector review note to clients, Morgan Stanley upgraded their rating...
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Thursday, 2nd February 2017
Stockholm-listed European sports betting operator Betsson AB has confirmed the acquisition of London AIM-listed interactive gaming operator NetPlay TV, continuing its 2017 M&A growth strategy and plans...
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Thursday, 2nd February 2017
GVC Holdings Plc has announced that Q4 2016 produced the highest revenues of the year, with a 7% increase per day compared to 2015. As a result, predicted revenues for 2016 are expected to be on the upper...
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Wednesday, 1st February 2017
New Jersey has taken a step closer to legalising daily fantasy sports (DFS) after a state Assembly committee cleared a bill that would regulate the industry. On Monday, the DFS bill sailed through a committee...
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Wednesday, 1st February 2017
Macau’s gross gaming revenue grew only 3.1% in January to $2.4bn. Although casino revenue increased, extending the industry’s recovery to a sixth consecutive month, it still fell short of the median...
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Wednesday, 1st February 2017
PokerStars has become the first licensed online casino and poker operator under the Czech Republic’s new gaming regulation following the approval of Amaya Inc’s ‘Live Games’ license. Although the...
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