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Friday, 29th March 2019
GAN has announced it is open to the possibility of a sale in its bid to maximise shareholder value. In its 2018 full-year financial presentation, the supplier was able to report a 15% increase in revenue...
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Friday, 29th March 2019
Intralot has appointed Ladbrokes Coral Omni-Channel Director Nicklas Zajdel as its new Chief Digital Officer. Maria Stergiou has also been promoted to the position of COO, with both of their tenures beginning...
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Friday, 29th March 2019
Total gaming revenue in Nevada fell 0.6% year-on-year to $1.01bn for the month of February. Statistics released by the Nevada Gaming Control Board (NGCB) show two slot machine categories accounted for...
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Friday, 29th March 2019
A plan has been put in place to reinstate the ante-post bets of former BetBright customers by BetVictor and Rich Ricci. Ricci, BetBright’s former Executive Chairman, is acting in a personal capacity...
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Friday, 29th March 2019
After flying in a VIP player from Singapore and giving him A$2m ($1.4m) to gamble, The Star Gold Coast casino is now suing him for A$43.2m. Wong Yew Choy is reported to have lost the amount at the casino's...
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Friday, 29th March 2019
Mustard Digital Founder Allan Turner has bolstered the speaker line-up for this year’s AffiliateCon Sofia in May. Turner, previously Head of Affiliates & CMO at BGO Casino, consults a wide array...
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Friday, 29th March 2019
DraftKings CEO Jason Robins and William Hill US CEO Joe Asher have had a frank exchange of views during a sports betting panel. At the American Gaming Association’s Sports Betting Executive Summit,...
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Thursday, 28th March 2019
The National Hockey League (NHL) has announced William Hill US as its third official sports betting partner. Back in October, the NHL announced its first-ever sports betting partnership with MGM Resorts...
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Thursday, 28th March 2019
Affiliate marketing programme ActiveWins has joined the list of exceptional exhibitors at AffiliateCon Sofia 2019. Affiliates should not miss the chance to network with ActiveWins, which works with an...
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Thursday, 28th March 2019
Governor Jim Justice has signed bill H 2934 into law, legalising online casino and poker in the state of West Virginia. The West Virginia Lottery Interactive Wagering Act progressed through the House...
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Thursday, 28th March 2019
Gambling.com Group has applied for an Ancillary Casino Service Industry Enterprise (Ancillary CSIE) License and has been granted approval by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) to expand...
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Wednesday, 27th March 2019
At Vaalserberg, the borders of Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands all meet at a tripoint. But, despite these European nations sitting so close together geographically, the make-up of their gaming industries...
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Wednesday, 27th March 2019
Supplier Kambi has agreed a deal to provide Mohegan Sun with its online and retail sportsbook solutions. Mohegan Sun, which recently signed a strategic partnership with New York City Football Club, is...
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Wednesday, 27th March 2019
Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment has received the required vote from stockholders to approve a merger with Twin River Worldwide Holdings. Dover Downs has announced "over 99%" of votes were cast...
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Wednesday, 27th March 2019
NWM Marketing is the latest exhibitor to confirm its place at AffiliateCon Sofia 2019. NWM will showcase its portfolio of unique, high-performance casino and sportsbook affiliate programmes at the Sofia...
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Wednesday, 27th March 2019
Sports betting and daily fantasy sports operator DraftKings has unveiled its new headquarters in the Back Bay neighbourhood of Boston. The 105,000ft2 space is the largest single-floor office in Boston,...
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Tuesday, 26th March 2019
Following the ratification of the Third German State Treaty on Gambling, Jens Bader, Co-Founder of online payment company MuchBetter, rued a missed opportunity for the German market. Gambling Insider...
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Tuesday, 26th March 2019
Bettors in Rhode Island will soon be able to place online and mobile wagers on sporting events. A statement from the General Assembly said Democratic Governor Gina Raimondo signed bill S 37 into law,...
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Tuesday, 26th March 2019
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Cabinet has approved new regulations for gambling resorts. Casinos were legalised in 2016 in Japan and another bill was passed in 2018 which would begin the...
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Tuesday, 26th March 2019
AffiliateCon Sofia has added expert speaker James Scicluna, Co-managing Partner at WHPartners, to its stellar line-up for the show in May. Scicluna is a Malta Advocate and Solicitor of the Senior Court...
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Tuesday, 26th March 2019
As of the first minute of today, 188Bet ceased providing gambling services to players in Great Britain, Northern Ireland, the Channel Islands, Gibraltar and Ireland. The operator said this is a commercial...
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Tuesday, 26th March 2019
William Hill has reached out to around 2,000 landlords in Great Britain in hope of reducing its rents by 50%, due to the reduction in maximum stakes on fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs). The operator...
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Monday, 25th March 2019
Online operator LeoVegas has launched GoGoCasino, the first brand to go live on its new platform, Brands of Leo. GoGoCasino will first be available to players in Sweden and builds on the company’s...
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Monday, 25th March 2019
AffiliateCon Sofia is proud to announce NetoPartners as an exhibitor at this year’s show. NetoPartners joins a star-studded list of attendees, including Kindred Group, Lapalingo, Genesis Affiliates...
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Monday, 25th March 2019
Loren Gill has been appointed the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians’ new CEO. Gill succeeds Jerry Peresa, CEO Emeritus since September, vacating his role as General Manager of San Manuel Casino. As...
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Monday, 25th March 2019
Two casinos in Rhode Island, the only New England state to offer sports betting, now take sports wagers at self-service kiosks. Twin River Casino has installed 17 kiosks at its Lincoln venue and five...
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Monday, 25th March 2019
Nektan achieved EBITDA break-even and saw its revenue grow 48% year-on-year, to £13m ($17.1m), for H1 of its financial year. CEO Lucy Buckley hailed a "key milestone" for the supplier and targeted...
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Monday, 25th March 2019
GVC Holdings started a process to replace Chairman Lee Feldman well in advance of his recent share sale, Gambling Insider understands. Earlier this month, Feldman sold 900,000 shares at a price of £6.66...
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Monday, 25th March 2019
One of basketball’s biggest stars re-tweeted an offshore bookmaker this weekend, despite the NBA’s plans to reinforce its legal gambling policies. LeBron James re-tweeted a video from MyBookie,...
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Monday, 25th March 2019
MGM Resorts International CEO Jim Murren has predicted Osaka will be the first region to see an integrated casino resort approved in Japan. Murren believes the city’s government will issue its request...
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Friday, 22nd March 2019
Swedish regulator Spelinspektionen (formerly Lotteriinspektionen) has imposed sanctions on Genesis Global and Paf for self-exclusion failings. Genesis has received an official warning and a fine of SEK...
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Friday, 22nd March 2019
Operator 888 Holdings has announced the appointment of Naama Kushnir as the company’s new Chief Operating Officer. Kushnir, formerly 888's Senior Vice President (SVP) and Head of Human Resources,...
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Friday, 22nd March 2019
Affiliate Better Collective has reported a 151% year-on-year rise in traffic on its Bettingexpert platform during the Cheltenham Festival. Data sent exclusively to Gambling Insider shows day four was...
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Friday, 22nd March 2019
Connecticut’s two federally recognised tribes have been approved by the federal government to proceed with plans to build an off-reservation casino in East Windsor. The Associated Press reports...
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Friday, 22nd March 2019
As March Madness takes US bettors by storm, Gambling Insider catches up with SBTech Chief Strategy Officer Ian Bradley. In light of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) repeal, and...
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Thursday, 21st March 2019
MuchBetter Co-Founder Jens Bader believes the decision to ratify the Third German State Treaty on Gambling represents an "opportunity missed." Bader is based in Austria through his work with payments...
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Thursday, 21st March 2019
A civil action order has been issued against GVC Holdings-owned Bwin.party Entertainment and its land-based partner, MGM Resorts International’s Borgata Casino Hotel. Both parties have been penalised...
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Thursday, 21st March 2019
Lapalingo has joined the list of first-class exhibitors to have signed up for AffliateCon Sofia 2019. On Wednesday 15 and Thursday 16 May, Lapalingo will be at the Sofia Event Center to showcase its casino...
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Thursday, 21st March 2019
Sportech saw a decline in revenue for 2018, falling 4% to £63.7m ($83.9m). However, adjusted EBITDA for the year rose 19% to £8m. Adjusted profit before tax from continuing operations, prior...
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Thursday, 21st March 2019
You will struggle to meet a more candid CEO than Parimatch’s Sergey Portnov. The Ukrainian is unafraid to speak his mind, loves a vivid analogy and isn’t short of bold predictions. Read on...
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Wednesday, 20th March 2019
A new regulator will be created by the Irish government with powers to impose fines, issue licenses and address previously unregulated areas such as spread betting. An intergovernmental report suggests...
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Wednesday, 20th March 2019
"We need to get the trust back in Europe. We talk about marketing bans spreading – that’s not the way we want to go. We need to clean up; let’s be transparent – that’s the...
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Wednesday, 20th March 2019
The CEO of Suffolk Downs says the racecourse will not renew its bid for a casino license; even if the Massachusetts Gaming Commission rules against Wynn Resorts in its suitability investigation. According...
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Wednesday, 20th March 2019
Hospitality workers across the US have begun picketing outside business partners of a Las Vegas-based casino operator that refused to agree a deal with a union. Across at least eight cities, picketing...
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Wednesday, 20th March 2019
888 Holdings has announced the first phase of its roll-out of a new poker platform, Poker 8, available to all new customers through 888Poker.com. Poker 8 has been developed off the back of customer feedback...
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Tuesday, 19th March 2019
Financial services provider Fidelity National Information Services (FIS) has entered into a definitive merger agreement with payment processing firm Worldpay. The merger is worth $43bn and the combined...
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Tuesday, 19th March 2019
MGM Resorts International has continued its sponsorship drive with North American major leagues by partnering with MLS. The league has confirmed it is joining forces with Roar Digital, the joint venture...
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Tuesday, 19th March 2019
Roland Louski does not believe Belgium will follow Italy in banning gambling advertising. Instead, Louski, Head of Regulatory Affairs at the National Lottery of Belgium, says recent legislation is...
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Tuesday, 19th March 2019
Representatives of Brazil’s hotel sector have expressed concern over proposed legislation that would see up to 32 integrated resorts built in the country. At a meeting of the Joint Parliamentary...
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Tuesday, 19th March 2019
JPJ Group increased its revenue to £319.6m ($423.2m) for 2018, rising 10%. The operator reported adjusted EBITDA for the year of £112.7m, a 9% increase. The group sold its social business...
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Tuesday, 19th March 2019
Total gaming revenue in Pennsylvania was $265.9m for February, including $1.9m in sports wagering revenue. Figures reported by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board showed combined table game and slot...
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Monday, 18th March 2019
Ontario Finance Minister Vic Fedeli has asked for an amendment that would legalise single event sports wagering in Canada. Fedeli wrote to federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau, requesting an amendment...
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Monday, 18th March 2019
Dream11, the largest daily fantasy sports (DFS) operator in India, has been announced as official partner of the Indian Premier League (IPL). The four-year exclusive partnership between Dream11 and the...
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Monday, 18th March 2019
A survey released by the American Gaming Association (AGA) projects $8.5bn will be wagered on this year’s NCAA men’s basketball March Madness tournament. The survey, conducted by Morning Consult,...
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Monday, 18th March 2019
Eldorado Resorts and Caesars Entertainment are said to be in the early stages of merger discussions. According to Reuters, a source has said Caesars is providing confidential financial information to...
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Monday, 18th March 2019
Google Industry Manager Yiannis Kranitis has been confirmed as a speaker for AffiliateCon Sofia 2019. Joining Google in 2009, Kranitis boasts more than seven years' experience in the gaming industry,...
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Friday, 15th March 2019
Former Universal Entertainment Chairman Kazuo Okada has launched a unique social media campaign in an attempt to get him reinstated at the company. Last year, Okada was ousted from his role at Universal...
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Friday, 15th March 2019
Gambling Insider understands Sky Bet lost around £3m ($3.9m) on the Supreme Novices' Hurdle, the first race of the Cheltenham Festival on Tuesday, which was won by Willie Mullins’ Klassical...
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Friday, 15th March 2019
Betsson has appointed Martin Öhman as its new CFO. Öhman is scheduled to start the role no later than 1 September, as he leaves his current position as CFO of Upplands Motor. The exec started...
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Friday, 15th March 2019
In Selangor, Malaysia, an online gambling syndicate has been shut down, allegedly run by a Chinese man with eight accomplices and three employees. The China Press reports officers from the Bukit Aman...
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Friday, 15th March 2019
Macau has extended casino licenses for operators MGM China and SJM Holdings until 2022. Their current licenses were set to expire in 2020 but the Macau government has announced both operators will pay...
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Thursday, 14th March 2019
Playtech Bingo Managing Director Angus Nisbet and Rank Group Mecca Digital Director James Boord discuss their new joint product as they look to change the future of online bingo. Read the exclusive interview...
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Thursday, 14th March 2019
The road to G2E starts here, as the window for self-nominations for the Global Gaming Awards Las Vegas 2019 is officially open. Now in their sixth year, the Global Gaming Awards Las Vegas recognise and...
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Thursday, 14th March 2019
Total gaming revenue in New Jersey rose 26% year-on-year to $241.2m for February. In the Division of Gaming Enforcement’s latest figures, the regulator was able to report a 16% growth in casino...
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Thursday, 14th March 2019
NetEnt has been awarded an Interactive Gaming Manufacturer Conditional License by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) through its subsidiary NetEnt Americas. The company has been issued with...
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Wednesday, 13th March 2019
Sky Betting & Gaming says the Advertising Standards Authority’s (ASA) decision to ban its Request a Bet advert creates a "high level of uncertainty" for the market. A televised ad involving...
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Wednesday, 13th March 2019
Players on the DrafKings Sportsbook app can now fill out their March Madness brackets and win money for their picks. Launching today, the DraftKings Brackets product offers a free-to-play game with $64,000...
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Wednesday, 13th March 2019
Gambit Founder Richard Pistilli thinks the Department of Justice’s (DoJ) reinterpretation of the Federal Wire Act "doesn’t seem to meet" what’s in the public interest. Pistilli has teamed...
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Wednesday, 13th March 2019
New Mexico’s second sportsbook has launched this week, after the Las Vegas Dissemination Company (LVDC) partnered with Buffalo Thunder Resort and Casino in Santa Fe. LVDC Director of Sales, Jay...
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Wednesday, 13th March 2019
Boyd Gaming and FanDuel are launching the FanDuel sportsbook at Valley Forge Casino Resort in Pennsylvania today (Wednesday). In the partnership, FanDuel will provide its risk and trading platform and...
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Wednesday, 13th March 2019
Leading brand Genesis Affiliates has been confirmed as an exhibitor for AffiliateCon Sofia 2019. The affiliate strives to offer customers lifetime value and will be present at the Sofia Event Center on...
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Wednesday, 13th March 2019
A bill allowing mobile sports wagering in the state of Rhode Island has been approved by lawmakers and sent to the governor’s desk. Sports betting is currently legal in Rhode Island but only through...
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Wednesday, 13th March 2019
A televised advert from Sky Betting & Gaming promoting its Request a Bet service has been banned by the UK’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA). Two complaints said the advert, seen in August,...
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Tuesday, 12th March 2019
News UK, owner of newspaper and online publication, The Sun, has launched the Sun Racing app, which will act as an affiliate. The Sun says it is designed for mainstream horseracing fans and allows players...
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Tuesday, 12th March 2019
IGT Canada Solutions, a subsidiary of International Game Technology (IGT), has extended its contract with Loto Québec. The deal involves IGT providing its Intelligen video lottery central system...
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Tuesday, 12th March 2019
Letou CEO Paul Fox believes focusing closely on VIP betting revenue is a worthy strategy for operators, despite the "challenging" nature of the segment. The Asian-facing operator’s digital revenue...
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Tuesday, 12th March 2019
Hong Kong law enforcers raided illegal gambling dens over the weekend, arresting 267 people in total. Forty game centres were targeted, with 700 officers from the Police Force’s Organised Crime...
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Tuesday, 12th March 2019
Operator 888 Holdings saw full-year group revenue fall 2% to $529.9m for 2018, citing competition and regulatory scrutiny as major factors. After succeeding Itai Frieberger in the role of 888 CEO in January,...
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Monday, 11th March 2019
  Industry veteran Kevin Dale makes the case for how business models can be used to improve decision making. You know the score; one tweak to something like your CPA or ARPU assumptions can show...
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Monday, 11th March 2019
Consultant Aideen Shortt says more is being done in the field of corporate social responsibility (CSR) within online gaming than any other industry she can think of. Gaming companies have suffered considerable...
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Monday, 11th March 2019
GAN intends to power online sports betting and casino games in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, after extending its contract with Greenwood Gaming & Entertainment, operator of Parx Casino, to cover both...
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Monday, 11th March 2019
Officials in Japan have proposed the installation of facial recognition systems at pachinko parlours, boat and horseracing venues, to help tackle gambling addiction. The idea behind the concept is to...
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Monday, 11th March 2019
"Everyone focuses on the money – it’s the last thing I think about." Gambling Insider caught up with Kevin Kilminster, Head of Live Casino Innovation at Playtech, to discuss all things live...
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Monday, 11th March 2019
Data analysis from Worldpay suggests online gambling is going to drastically increase in the UK during the Cheltenham Festival. Worldpay data has predicted online bookies will see a huge upturn in wagers...
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Monday, 11th March 2019
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is contemplating taking legal action against operator Paddy Power Betfair for using his image in a recent newspaper advert. The Paddy Power brand used the Manchester United manager’s...
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Monday, 11th March 2019
MGM Resorts International has signed an official partnership with reigning Major League Baseball (MLB) champions Boston Red Sox. A significant feature of the deal will be the appearance of casino operator's...
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Friday, 8th March 2019
Billionaire and activist investor Carl Icahn has bought a further 5% worth of shares in Caesars Entertainment, continuing to build his influence at the global operator. The purchase has raised his stake...
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Friday, 8th March 2019
GVC Holdings CEO Kenny Alexander and Chairman Lee Feldman have sold just short of three million shares in the company between them. Gambling Insider has been told the sales were made to "satisfy demand...
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Friday, 8th March 2019
Spain’s online gaming market grew its gross gaming revenue (GGR) by 26% to €699m ($786m) for 2018. The treasury reports 52% of its online GGR was made from betting, 34.03% from casino, 11.7%...
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Friday, 8th March 2019
Australian soccer team Melbourne Victory has ended its sponsorship agreement with Kaishi Entertainment after investigating its links with online gambling. Victory opted to wear its away shirt for a home...
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Friday, 8th March 2019
Teams competing in Major League Baseball (MLB) this season must notify the Commissioner’s office of their starting line-ups before being announced at stadiums. The league believes the growth of...
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Thursday, 7th March 2019
Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment has signed a strategic partnership with New York City Football Club (NYCFC). The deal involves the Momentum Loyalty Rewards Program offered by Connecticut-based resort...
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Thursday, 7th March 2019
Australian online operator, Sportsbet, has been fined over A$10,000 ($7,100)for offering unlawful “inducements.” Sportsbet, a Paddy Power Betfair subsidiary, was initially investigated by...
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Thursday, 7th March 2019
IGT revenue for 2018 fell 2% to $4.83bn, while the supplier also reported a $21m loss for the full year. Though revenue remained stable at constant currency, IGT’s results have been characterised...
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Thursday, 7th March 2019
Tokyo, Yokohama or Osaka could become home to the world’s largest integrated resort (IR), according to an announcement from Wynn Resorts Development Japan President, Chris Gordon. Speaking at a...
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Thursday, 7th March 2019
888 is currently not able to move BetBright’s players onto its platform, Gambling Insider understands. Discussions are believed to be ongoing to find a solution to the problem. 888 purchased BetBright’s...
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Thursday, 7th March 2019
The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) has denied Major League Baseball’s (MLB) request to avoid offering betting lines on spring training games. MLB had asked New Jersey and other...
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Wednesday, 6th March 2019
The Stars Group saw total revenue rise 55% to $2.02bn for 2018, following the acquisitions of Sky Betting & Gaming in the UK and BetEasy in Australia. Along with its revenue growth, the company's...
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Wednesday, 6th March 2019
Churchill Downs Incorporated has finalised the previously announced deal to purchase a stake in Midwest Gaming Holdings, the parent company of Rivers Casino Des Plaines, for approximately $407m.   The...
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Wednesday, 6th March 2019
AGS reduced its annual net loss by 54% to $285.3m for 2018,  in its first year as a publicly-traded company, The supplier's annual revenue was $285.3m, an increase of 35%, with adjusted EBITDA increasing...
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