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Friday, 31st March 2017
Online gambling regulation in Sweden could be in line to receive an overhaul, following the publication of the results of a year and a half long probe into the country’s gambling industry. The report,...
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Friday, 31st March 2017
David Baazov has significantly reduced his holdings in Montreal-based online gambling company Amaya Inc. after selling 12m shares. The sale, made in two consecutive trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange...
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Friday, 31st March 2017
Betsson has affirmed the completion of its NetPlay TV acquisition after the board of directors accepted a bid of £26.4m last month. The two companies secured court approval for the deal with NetPlay...
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Friday, 31st March 2017
A gambling expansion bill has passed through the Florida Senate with ease, which would make the sunshine state home to an increased number of casinos, slot machines, and dog and horse racetrack facilities....
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Thursday, 30th March 2017
February’s gaming numbers for non-restricted casinos – those with table games and 15 or more slots – provided by the Nevada Gaming Control Board convey that there has been a state-wide 4.48% drop...
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Thursday, 30th March 2017
British bookmaker William Hill has announced the appointment of Ruth Prior to the position of Chief Financial Officer. She will join the operator later this year from Worldpay, where she currently works...
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Thursday, 30th March 2017
Updating the market, gaming solutions supplier and operator Intralot has announced solid growth in its full-year results for 2016, with revenue rising 7.1% to €1.32bn. Intralot attributed this growth...
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Wednesday, 29th March 2017
The Malaysian government has completed a chain of raids as part of its plan to crackdown on unauthorised land-based betting centres and online gaming sites, arresting 39 people in the state of Sarawak....
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Wednesday, 29th March 2017
Galaxy Entertainment Group, Operator of Galaxy Macau, has joined forces with its associates Société des Bains de Mer (SBM) in Monaco to bid for a Japanese casino licence in what is set to be the next...
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Tuesday, 28th March 2017
Slots and table games provider Habanero has experienced a 15.3% average month-on-month increase in revenue throughout 2017. Habanero is making strong efforts to increase its global presence, following...
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Tuesday, 28th March 2017
Playtech BGT Sports has signed a four-year extension to its existing self service betting terminals agreement with Irish operator BoyleSports. The industry provider will take its total of supplied terminals...
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Tuesday, 28th March 2017
British bookmaker Ladbrokes Coral has posted its first full-year figures for 2016 as a merged company. Last year’s $3.4bn merger saw the joint company’s operating profit rose 22% to £264.3m, helped...
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Monday, 27th March 2017
The New Hampshire Senate recently voted 13 to 10 in favour of approving a bill, SB 242, which would authorise the construction of two separate casinos within the state’s borders. After being considered...
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Monday, 27th March 2017
Kindred Group’s cash offer for 32Red Plc assets has become ‘unconditional’ following its acceptance by 32Red majority shareholders. The offer was granted approval by the Licensing Authority of Gibraltar...
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Monday, 27th March 2017
The 10-strong nomination panel for this year’s Global Gaming Awards has been revealed, comprised of industry experts who will lend their experience and recommendations as the shortlisting process...
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Monday, 27th March 2017
Kindred Futures recently co-hosted a roundtable session in London to create a forum in which opportunities surrounding artificial intelligence (AI) could be used to detect early signs of problem gambling...
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Friday, 24th March 2017
Midi, a development consortium from Malta, has proposed a casino hotel and shopping complex for Manoel Island The consortium obtained a 99-year concession on the biggest part of the island 17 years ago....
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Friday, 24th March 2017
William Hill has become the latest operator to pull its services from the Polish market. A number of operators are exiting Poland, in the wake of the Polish government’s introduction of a 12% tax on...
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Thursday, 23rd March 2017
The Dubai World Cup horse racing fixture will make history this weekend as it becomes the first horse race to be broadcast live on air and cruise lines. Nine races will take place on Saturday 25 March,...
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Thursday, 23rd March 2017
Playtech BGT Sports (PBS) reported record-breaking shop SSBT performance during the Cheltenham Festival. It was the first Cheltenham Festival where PBS showcased its Racing Post product, which includes...
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Thursday, 23rd March 2017
FLC Group Joint-stock CO. has joined the increasing number of foreign and local investors betting on Vietnam’s new legislation which allows locals to gamble will pay off. FLC Faros Van Don, a unit of...
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Thursday, 23rd March 2017
Isle of Man-headquartered GVC Holdings has reported pro forma net gaming revenue growth of 9% in its full-year results for 2016, rising to €894.6m compared to €822.2m in 2015. The pro forma results...
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Wednesday, 22nd March 2017
Canadian gaming and online gambling operator Amaya Inc. has reported a fourth-quarter profit in its full-year 2016 results. The results are a world apart from the previous year’s numbers as the company...
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Wednesday, 22nd March 2017
A key House committee voted 11 to 7 to pass HB 7037, despite opposition from Democrats. This bill will lock Florida’s gambling footprint in place for 20 years — completely vetoing any chance of casino...
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Wednesday, 22nd March 2017
Yet another online gambling and gaming reform bill has been presented in Pennsylvania. The 207-page online gambling and gaming reform piece of legislation has been officially introduced by a number of...
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Wednesday, 22nd March 2017
Industry supplier Instant Win Gaming (IWG) has put pen to paper on a deal with Nektan, that will see its entire portfolio of games made available to Nektan and its partners. The deal represents the third...
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Tuesday, 21st March 2017
Australia’s federal government has passed the Gambling Amendment Bill 2016 in order to close a number of regulatory loopholes, in turn placing a ban on online poker and live sports betting. The Australian...
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Tuesday, 21st March 2017
According to the Forbes Magazine’s list of the world's wealthiest billionaires, Sheldon Adelson continues to be the richest person in the world connected to the gaming industry and the world’s 20th...
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Tuesday, 21st March 2017
EnergyBet has announced it will be withdrawing from the Polish market and will cease to offer services to customer as of 1 April 2017. The news comes after many other online international gambling services...
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Tuesday, 21st March 2017
Specialist virtuals provider Kiron Interactive has extended its operations in South America, securing a six-year deal with Argentine lottery and gaming solutions supplier Impresora Internacional de Valores...
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Tuesday, 21st March 2017
Online gaming and solutions provider, 888 Holdings has declared a special dividend for the fifth straight year as full-year pre-tax profit surged 82%, driven by strong performance in its sportsbetting...
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Monday, 20th March 2017
Edgeless.io has raised over $2m to date, making it the most successful Ethereum-based gambling ICO in history. The company raised over $1m in the first week of its ICO crowdsale, giving the team a green...
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Monday, 20th March 2017
Industry operator and B2B platform provider i-pools has announced the launch of Telegraph Predictor. Launched in partnership with Telegraph Media Group, Telegraph Predictor is the first white label partner...
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Monday, 20th March 2017
Sports betting platform, Dafabet has announced that it will now be available in the Kenyan market, joining other industry players such as Sportspesa, Betway, Betin and mCheza. The launch is an important...
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Monday, 20th March 2017
MGM Grand has recently opening its new skill-based interactive VIP golf gaming suite, Golfstream, in the new 12,000-square-foot Level Up area. The Golfstream suite includes a golf simulator and high-tech...
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Friday, 17th March 2017
West Virginia recently introduced House Bill 3067 – the first bill to legalise and regulate online gambling in the state. Delegate Shawn Fluharty, Sean Hornbuckle, Mike Pushkin, Joseph Canestraro and...
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Friday, 17th March 2017
Pennsylvania casinos experienced a dramatic decrease in gross revenue from table games during February 2017. According to data released by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, gross revenue was down...
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Friday, 17th March 2017
State regulators have recently rejected two proposed casino sites on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. This is now the second time that these two sites have been blocked by the Mississippi Gaming Commission. Reportedly,...
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Friday, 17th March 2017
Industry provider Pariplay has announced a deal with Stockholm-headquartered Betsson, that will see it roll out its portfolio of online slot content across the operator’s online casino offering. Pariplay’s...
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Friday, 17th March 2017
A group of potential investors in the US$1.4-billion casino project on the Philippine island of Cebu has dropped out due to “perceived political risks and other issues in the country”. A letter filed...
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Thursday, 16th March 2017
The Gambling Commission is advising parents to be on their guard against the gambling-related dangers of video games. The warning follows the publication of a Commission paper on virtual currencies, eSports...
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Thursday, 16th March 2017
A legislative committee in Connecticut have recently approved two separate casino expansion bills, sending them forward to be considered by the full House and Senate. The first bill authorises the Mashantucket...
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Thursday, 16th March 2017
The Federal Court has fined gaming operator giant, Tabcorp $45m for breaches of anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing laws on 108 occasions over a five-year period. In July 2015, AUSTRAC...
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Thursday, 16th March 2017
According to the American Gaming Association, Americans will bet $10.4bn on the NCAA basketball’s March Madness, with only $295m wagered legally through Nevada sportsbooks. The legal bets make up only...
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Wednesday, 15th March 2017
Lottoland has filed an application to have its own lottery in several German federal states in order to challenge the German lottery monopoly and become the first private lottery operator of a major lottery...
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Wednesday, 15th March 2017
The Norwegian Gaming Authority (NGA) has pledged to start controlling and sanctioning operators who offer skin betting services. Skin betting is a method of wagering a game’s purchasable add-ons, primarily...
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Wednesday, 15th March 2017
Enhancing its presence in the European market, US casino games supplier, Konami Gaming has entered into a distribution agreement with Spin Games. The agreement will see Spin Games gaining the exclusive...
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Wednesday, 15th March 2017
Having announced its intention to enter the Italian market in January, industry provider Yggdrasil has now signed its first partner in the country in an agreement with GVC Holdings. Yggdrasil’s portfolio...
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Tuesday, 14th March 2017
Bwin have recently announced that it will be sponsoring the Grand Slam of Darts for the first time under a new two-year contract with the Professional Darts Corporation. The Grand Slam of Darts, introduced...
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Tuesday, 14th March 2017
Specialist software development company for the global virtual sports market, VSoftCo have announced that it has entered into a multi-year agreement with Argentinean lottery solutions provider, Impresora...
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Tuesday, 14th March 2017
Mississippi finally passed new Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) legislation that will allow operators to apply for a licence to run tournaments in the state. Eight states passed similar laws in 2016, and Mississippi...
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Tuesday, 14th March 2017
Blinkpool has recently secured $700,000 in funding from venture capital investors Velo Partners and 12 other industry players who are keen to tap into the $7.4b underground eSports industry. Blinkpool’s...
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Monday, 13th March 2017
Australia-based gambling operator Tabcorp Holdings recently made a surprise move by switching the regulatory body supervising its merger with Tatts Group. Tabcorp confirmed this morning that it had submitted...
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Monday, 13th March 2017
Gambling Innovation Group and its subsidiary Innovation Labs have acquired affiliate website Casinotopsonline for a consideration of €11.5m. Continuing its M&A focused growth strategy and industry affiliate...
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Friday, 10th March 2017
Sky Racing World, distributor of horse-racing content to the Americas and subsidiary of Australian wagering operator Tabcorp, recently announced the expansion of its partnership with TVG, the California-based...
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Friday, 10th March 2017
IGT recorded strong overall progress in its full-year results for 2016, posting year-on-year growth of 10% to a total of $5.2bn. Operating income also grew significantly across the same 12 month period...
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Friday, 10th March 2017
Betting and gaming operator, William Hill, has appointed Philip Bowcock as its Chief Executive Officer with immediate effect. Having been appointed Interim CEO in July 2016. Philip will now take on the...
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Thursday, 9th March 2017
David Baazov has sold seven million common shares in Amaya Inc, almost a third of his stake in the Montreal-based online gambling company. Baazov headed up the company until March 2016 after he encountered...
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Thursday, 9th March 2017
GambleAware announced today that it has appointed four new independent trustees to its Board. Following a rigorous recruitment process spanning four months which was supported by an independent recruitment...
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Thursday, 9th March 2017
Online operator 32Red has announced record revenue growth in 2016, growing 28% to £62.3m, the vast majority of which was generated by its flagship casino offering. EBITDA increased to £10.6m, up 102%...
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Thursday, 9th March 2017
Greek lottery and gambling systems operator Intralot and UK-licensed sports betting technology provider Amelco have joined forces in creating a string of new omni-channel sports betting solutions. Announcing...
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Thursday, 9th March 2017
Payments services provider Paysafe Group exceeded $1bn in revenue for the first time in its 2016 full-year results, representing year-on-year growth of 63%. The firm, which changed its name from Optimal...
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Wednesday, 8th March 2017
Today GVC announced that it will be extending its virtual sports content offering from Leap Gaming across their gaming sites bwin and partycasino. Leap will continue to provide GVC’s site with its scheduled...
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Wednesday, 8th March 2017
Italian daily fantasy sports (DFS) operator, Fantasfida, has announced its launch into the UK market. Developed by the Milan-headquartered studio Digital Bros and focused on providing “the fastest and...
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Tuesday, 7th March 2017
In a promising development for European sports integrity, France’s Service Central des Courses et Jeux (SCCJ), has today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with detection and intelligence service...
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Tuesday, 7th March 2017
Paddy Power Betfair plc generated double-digit growth across its divisions during 2016, according to the latest figures released by the group. Revenue was up 18% to £1,551m while EBITDA showed an impressive...
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Monday, 6th March 2017
A betting loophole that allows gambling websites to offer cut-price bets on the EuroMillions lottery draw is intended to be closed by the government as it takes “money away from good causes”. Although...
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Monday, 6th March 2017
Industry provider Playtech has become the first supplier to take advantage of the newly-regulated market in the Czech Republic by launching an online casino in the country. Playtech was given licence to...
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Monday, 6th March 2017
Illinois legislators have tabled a proposal to expand gambling in the state by constructing six new casinos. This proposal aims to boost the needy state’s finances following a failure to devise a viable...
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Monday, 6th March 2017
Increases in gaming and lottery sales of 7.7% for 2016 saw South Korea’s gambling industry generate a total of KRW 20.3tn ($17.6bn), according to South Korean news agency Yonhap. The figure incorporates...
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Friday, 3rd March 2017
On 20 November 2017, Amaya’s former CEO David Baazov will be brought to Canada’s High Court by Quebec securities regulator Autorité des marchés financiers to tried with five counts of illegal 'insider...
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Friday, 3rd March 2017
Industry provider Scientific Games has reported its fifth consecutive quarter of growth, with revenue for Q4 rising 2% to a total of $752.2m, driven by favourable performance in social B2C gaming and a...
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Friday, 3rd March 2017
Online gambling firm GVC Holdings has raised a €320m leveraged loan, making the company’s first venture into the syndicated debt markets in order to get cheaper, longer term financing. In an announcement,...
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Thursday, 2nd March 2017
Sportech recently announced that it will sell its Football Pools division for £83 million under a ‘conditional agreement’ with FP Acquisitions Limited, a newly created company controlled by the funds...
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Thursday, 2nd March 2017
At the end of last year, Carl Icahn was rumoured to be considering the sale of Trump Taj Mahal with fellow casino operators. On Wednesday, the rumours became a reality, when the billionaire reached a deal...
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Thursday, 2nd March 2017
Monthly gross revenue from games of fortune in Macau climbed by 17.8% to 23bn patacas in February, marking the seventh month of growth in a row as the region continues to move on from the 26 month nosedive...
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Thursday, 2nd March 2017
Gambling Insider sits down with Lee Richardson, CEO & Founder of industry advisory Gaming Economics about the Sportsbook Management Academy. This year, over four comprehensive days, Richardson will be...
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Wednesday, 1st March 2017
The UK Supreme Court Judges have agreed to hear Phil Ivey’s infamous high-stakes baccarat case against London-based Crockfords Casino. The long-running dispute has been ongoing since August 2012, when...
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Wednesday, 1st March 2017
Konami has launched its new skill-based game Frogger: Get Hoppin' in MGM Grand, Las Vegas. Konami claim to be the first manufacturer authorised for field trials under the Nevada Gaming Control Board’s...
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Wednesday, 1st March 2017
Date: 7–9 March 2017 and 30 May–1 June 2017 Where: Hippodrome Casino, London, UK Time: 10:00–18:00 This year Totally Gaming Academy is bringing back the Sports Betting Academy for its fourth consecutive...
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