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Wednesday, 28th February 2018
William Hill has been hit with its second regulatory issue in two weeks following a ruling by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) concerning one of its television adverts. The advert, first aired...
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Wednesday, 28th February 2018
The Stars Group have announced the completion of a $117.7m deal to acquire a 62% equity interest in Australian sports betting operator, CrownBet Holdings Pty Limited, in a deal that will make Stars the...
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Wednesday, 28th February 2018
The Gambling Commission has published its annual gambling participation and perception report, highlighting the latest consumer trends in the UK gambling sector. In its report the commission tracks, participation...
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Tuesday, 27th February 2018
Worldwide gaming supplier Scientific Games Corporation has announced a deal to acquire a majority stake in EsysnetG, a video bingo content studio based in Sao Paulo, Brazil for an undisclosed fee. The...
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Tuesday, 27th February 2018
US daily fantasy sports heavyweight, DraftKings has begun the first preparations for any potential legalisation of sports betting in the US, hiring a “Head of Sportsbook” to oversee sports...
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Monday, 26th February 2018
Representatives from the Lotto Betting Group of companies have called upon the UK Government to scrap a proposed change in the law banning third party betting on the EuroMillions lottery draws. The Group,...
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Monday, 26th February 2018
Delegates at the Gaelic Athletic Association’s (GAA) Annual Congress have overwhelmingly voted in favour of a blanket ban on sponsorship agreements between its members and any gambling companies. The...
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Friday, 23rd February 2018
Asian focussed sports betting company ManBetX has signed a title sponsorship deal via sports marketing agency Project 11 to become the title sponsor of World Snooker’s Welsh Open and the Gibraltar...
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Friday, 23rd February 2018
Senators in the US state of South Dakota have voted against a resolution that would have allowed for the inclusion of a proposal to expand the states casino industry on a ballot taking place in November. In...
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Friday, 23rd February 2018
International sportsbook operator William Hill has reported a 7% year-on-year increase in its revenue for the full -year 2017. In its financial report for the last year, the bookmaker reported revenues...
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Thursday, 22nd February 2018
Marc Kenigsberg, Founder of BitcoinChaser.com, and a firm believer in cryptocurrency since 2013 is set to speak at AffiliateCon Sofia. Marc is an advocate for blockchain and the technology’s...
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Thursday, 22nd February 2018
A winning bid submitted by worldwide casino developer Las Vegas Sands Corporation to build a fourth mini-casino in Pennsylvania has been invalidated by state gaming regulators following a row over the...
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Thursday, 22nd February 2018
Playtech has announced its full-year results for 2017, in addition to a trading update for the period ending 20 February 2018. The company’s total revenues for 2017 increased 14% in comparison to...
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Wednesday, 21st February 2018
American based gaming supplier and operator Boyd Gaming Corporation has reported a 6.5% year-on-year rise in its net revenues for the fourth quarter of 2017. In its final financial filing of the year,...
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Wednesday, 21st February 2018
20-23 March, 2018Stamford Bridge Only four weeks away from Betting on Football 2018, event organisers have announced a record breaking speaker lineup, with more than 200 industry experts lined up to share...
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Wednesday, 21st February 2018
Worldwide casino giant, MGM Resorts International has reported a 5% year-on-year increase in its US domestic revenues for the fourth quarter of 2017, posting revenues of $1.9bn. MGM Resorts operating...
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Wednesday, 21st February 2018
Tal Itzhak Ron from Tal Ron, Drihem & Co. Law Firm has confirmed his attendance to speak at AffiliateCon Sofia. The landmark affiliate convention is held over two days on the 15-16 May, setting a benchmark...
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Tuesday, 20th February 2018
NBA Commissioner, Adam Silver has called for the introduction of a 1% integrity fee payable by sportsbook operators to protect the NBA’s position as “intellectual property creators”. Speaking in...
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Tuesday, 20th February 2018
Following a recent announcement that SG Gaming would be installing its new Equniox range across 100 Ladbrokes and Coral shops nationwide, the supplier has now also signed an agreement with Paddy Power...
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Tuesday, 20th February 2018
UK bookmaker William Hill has been ordered to pay a £6.2m penalty package by the Gambling Commission (UKGC) following “systemic senior management failure to protect customers and prevent money laundering”. The...
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Monday, 19th February 2018
In an update to investors, Catena Media has confirmed the placement of a new €150m senior unsecured bond scheduled for 2021. In turn this would see Catena governance expand its current corporate debt...
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Monday, 19th February 2018
Portugal posted record-high revenue results in the final quarter of the year, with 2017 marking the country’s first full calendar year after launching back in May 2016. Figures posted by the Serviço...
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Friday, 16th February 2018
Global online gaming company, NetEnt has reported a 4.7% year-on-year rise in its revenue during the fourth quarter of 2017. In its final report of 2017, the company reported gaming revenues of SEK419m,...
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Friday, 16th February 2018
In a deal with GVC, Yggdrasil will now be able to enter the Spanish online gaming market later this year in Q2. Under the agreement, Yggdrasil will be able to offer its games in the Spanish market, in...
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Friday, 16th February 2018
Scandinavian gaming firm, Cherry AB has announced a 17% year-on-year rise in its group revenues for the fourth quarter of 2017. In its final financial report for the year the company reported group revenue...
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Thursday, 15th February 2018
Despite the popularity of fixed odd betting terminals, the number of high street bookmakers in Scotland has actually been in a period of steady decline since 2011. Latest industry figures have revealed...
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Thursday, 15th February 2018
In a bid to combat problem gambling, the Japanese Government have announced plans to potentially limit casino visits to ten times per month. Government officials presented plans to ruling lawmakers on...
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Thursday, 15th February 2018
Hot on the heels of its defeat in West Virginia, Major League Baseball (MLB) has targeted Missouri, drafting a sports betting bill for the consideration of the states legislature. The move comes just...
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Thursday, 15th February 2018
After a month of perpetually bad weather, Atlantic City suffered the consequences, posting a 9.9% decline in casino revenue as punters didn’t brave the weather to play at the gaming properties. Figures...
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Thursday, 15th February 2018
Marking the organisations 20th year, the Gaming Standards Association has elected a new Board of Directors for the 2018 year. The new officers include the likes of NOVOMATIC’s, Roman Czubak, as GmbH...
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Thursday, 15th February 2018
Online gaming and white label software provider Aspire Global has reported a 27% year-on-year rise in its gaming revenues during the fourth quarter of 2017. Announcing its financial results for the last...
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Wednesday, 14th February 2018
Announcing its financial results for the fourth quarter of 2017, online gaming company Kindred group have reported double digit growth in all of its key verticals. The company reported a new high in its...
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Wednesday, 14th February 2018
Online gambling business ElectraWorks, which runs online casinos for big brands like bwin, Casino Las Vegas and Casino Swiss has been fined £350,000 by the Gambling Commission for repeatedly misleading...
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Wednesday, 14th February 2018
In an update to investors, Kambi Group has posted its financial results for the final quarter of 2017, announcing an impressive 33% year-on-year increase in revenue. The revenue generated in the fourth...
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Tuesday, 13th February 2018
Nordic focused gaming company, Gaming Innovation Group (GIG) has revealed a 29% year-on-year rise in its group revenues for the fourth quarter of 2017. In its final financial filing of the year, the company...
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Tuesday, 13th February 2018
In 2017’s fourth quarter, Spanish online gaming revenue increased by a whopping 38% according to the Dirección General de Ordenación del Juego (DGOJ), showing gains across all of the key verticals....
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Tuesday, 13th February 2018
The Malta Gaming Authority has launched an investigation into all of its current Italian licensees that may be potentially linked to organised crime. According to sources close to the authority told...
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Tuesday, 13th February 2018
Major League Baseball has become the latest US sporting association to weigh in on prospective sports betting in the US, publically voicing its opposition to efforts to legalise sports betting in West...
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Tuesday, 13th February 2018
MGM Resorts will officially open its $3.4bn MGM Cotai resort in Macau today, just days ahead of the Chinese New Year and with the hopes of encouraging Chinese revellers. This latest opening comes amid...
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Monday, 12th February 2018
Online casino and affiliate operator LeoVegas AB has followed up its listing on Sweden’s Nasdaq stock exchange last month by concluding a €2.6m deal to acquire Maltese company World of Sportsbetting...
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Monday, 12th February 2018
Online casino and gaming operator Mr Green has announced a 28.9% year-on-year rise in its gaming revenues for the full year 2017, marking the company’s most successful year ever. In its full financial...
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Thursday, 8th February 2018
Finally after months of nominating, voting and adjudicating, the Global Gaming Awards London 2018 winners have been announced. Hosted at the iconic Hippodrome Casino, more than a hundred of the industry's...
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Thursday, 8th February 2018
Sports betting company Betway has confirmed the start of a process to bring its affiliate program fully in-house. Betway’s affiliate partners will now be fully managed by the operator to more closely...
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Thursday, 8th February 2018
Steve Wynn, the founder and CEO of worldwide casino conglomerate Wynn Resorts has stepped down from his role as CEO and Chairman of the company amid allegations of sexual misconduct. In a statement released...
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Monday, 5th February 2018
Worldwide online gaming supplier INTRALOT has announced the signing of a $340m 10 year supply contract with the Illinois State Lottery. The deal, signed with Camelot Illinois LLC will run until October...
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Friday, 2nd February 2018
UltraPlay has announced the appointment of a new Chief Executive Officer, commencing at the start of Q1, 2018. Dariy Margaritov, previously held the position as CEO, and has led the company successfully...
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Friday, 2nd February 2018
VICI, the property company that owns almost twenty-four Caesars Entertainment Corporation properties has raised more money than expected from an initial public offering. The real estate investment trust...
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Friday, 2nd February 2018
The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp (PAGCOR) has reported a 7.56% year-on-year increase in its income from gaming operations during the full financial year 2017. In its annual financial report for...
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Thursday, 1st February 2018
Sports book operators in the US state of Nevada took over $248.8m in revenue during 2017, representing a sports betting revenue record for the state in a calendar year. Figures released by the Nevada...
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Thursday, 1st February 2018
Relax Gaming has announced the appointment of Daniel Eskola as its new Chief Executive Officer. Eskola joins Relax from Kindred Group, where he currently holds the position of Chief Product Officer. He...
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