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Friday, 28th April 2017
William Hill has confirmed the restructuring of its online division department. The news comes as three senior members of staff have left the company. In a bid to overhaul its online division, Stuart...
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Friday, 28th April 2017
In a continued effort to crack down on problem online gambling, an agreement has been reached among federal, state, and territory ministers in Australia. Under a number of sweeping new reforms, online...
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Friday, 28th April 2017
STS has finalised its acquisition of Greep, Ltd. – a Czech software provider for gaming operators who offer mutual bets and lotteries in Europe. As one of major shareholders of the Czech company, STS...
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Friday, 28th April 2017
Social casino players in the USA favour playing on mobile devices, according to analysis conducted by SuperData Research. A total of 85% of social casino gamers now play using mobile devices, with only...
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Friday, 28th April 2017
Gaming giant Scientific Games has released its Q1 financial results, highlighting a 6% increase in first quarter revenue over 2016 to $725.4m. The growth was led by a 24% increase in global new unit shipments...
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Thursday, 27th April 2017
State-run Philippine gaming operator PAGCOR recorded a 26.75% increase in its year-on-year net income for the first quarter of 2017. In its latest financial statement the Philippine Amusement and Gaming...
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Thursday, 27th April 2017
Proposals to allow sports betting in Pennsylvania took a step closer today with the passage of a bill through the state’s House Gaming Oversight Committee. The bill known as HB 519 would see the amendment...
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Thursday, 27th April 2017
Gaming and Leisure Properties (GLP) have announced huge growth in revenue of 63% for the first quarter of 2017. The real estate investment company revealed yesterday that it had generated $242.7m for Q1...
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Thursday, 27th April 2017
Stockholm-headquartered Betsson AB has reported solid growth in revenue for the first three months of 2017, climbing 10% to a total of SEK 1.1bn. Gross profit grew at a similar rate, increasing 8% to SEK...
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Thursday, 27th April 2017
Camelot UK has announced that Andy Duncan will leave his role as Chief Executive Officer of Camelot, the company which operates the UK National Lottery. Nigel Railton, Chief Executive Officer of Camelot...
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Thursday, 27th April 2017
Billionaire casino investor Carl Icahn could potentially be owed millions of dollars in property tax refunds from Atlantic City authorities. According to a report published by Press of Atlantic City,...
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Thursday, 27th April 2017
Global casino operator Las Vegas Sands has reported a 41.3% increase in its net income for the first quarter of 2017. The firm which owns casino resorts in Macau, Singapore and Las Vegas received net income...
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Thursday, 27th April 2017
Gaming Innovation Group Inc. and its subsidiary Innovation Labs has agreed to acquire a non-disclosed affiliate network for a total consideration of €5.7m. The highly regarded network in question specifically...
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Thursday, 27th April 2017
The Nevada Gaming Control Board (NGCB) reported Wednesday that casinos across the state brought in more than $991m last month, a 7.5% increase compared to a year ago. Michael Lawton, Senior Research...
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Thursday, 27th April 2017
The UK Government has decided to remove a tax on free plays and bonuses from the Finance Bill 2017. Last year Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) announced that the new Finance Bill would instigate...
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Thursday, 27th April 2017
UK-based gaming provider Gaming Realms has revealed year-on-year revenue growth of 60% for the 2016 tax year. The company, which trades on the AIM section of the London Stock Exchange, confirmed that...
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Wednesday, 26th April 2017
The sports betting integrity body, ESSA, recorded 27 cases of suspicious betting during the first quarter of 2017, with tennis accounting for almost half of those. With 12 instances of suspicious bets,...
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Wednesday, 26th April 2017
NYX Gaming Group announced revenue growth of 213% in its full-year report for 2016, climbing to a total of $163.7m. The company grew at a rate of 46.8% when discounting the impact from the acquisitions...
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Wednesday, 26th April 2017
The South Korean government has announced their intention to allow its citizens to buy the country's state lottery tickets online by the end of 2018. According to reports in the Korea Times newspaper,...
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Wednesday, 26th April 2017
The University of Nevada Las Vegas’ Center for Gaming Research have recently published a report which detailed that commercial casinos in the United States reaped a total revenue of $3.3bn in February,...
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Wednesday, 26th April 2017
The Wynn Macau Ltd casino group has reported a significant 26.5% rise in net profits for the first quarter of 2017. In unaudited results filed with the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, the group reported net...
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Wednesday, 26th April 2017
Despite a decline in operating profit, Kambi Group has announced a year-on-year increase in revenue during the first quarter of 2017. Issuing a market update, Kambi’s operating profits and margins were...
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Wednesday, 26th April 2017
Intralot’s Polish bookmaker Totolotek has partnered with Betradar to introduce virtual sports betting to Poland for the first time, after recent changes to Polish gaming law now permit this form of gaming. Over...
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Wednesday, 26th April 2017
Work has begun on a $40m renovation of the Isleta Resort & Casino in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Improvements include an expanded and redesigned casino floor, new concert venue, food and beverage outlets...
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Wednesday, 26th April 2017
Updating the market, Kindred Group Plc posted a strong start to 2017 as the company benefits from record high numbers in active customers and Gross winnings revenue. Despite a low sports betting margin...
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Tuesday, 25th April 2017
A bill to legalise and regulate online poker in the state of California will likely not be heard until at least 2018, according to the latest report from Online Poker Report. California Assemblyman Reggie...
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Tuesday, 25th April 2017
The Cowlitz Indian Tribe finally opened its $510m casino complex in Southwest Washington yesterday, after years of legal battles. Thousands of gambling enthusiasts attended the Monday morning launch of...
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Tuesday, 25th April 2017
The Winford Hotel and Casino officially opened its doors to the public late last week in Manila, Philippines following the hotel's soft opening in January. The PHP8bn ($160.9m) 128 room casino resort...
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Tuesday, 25th April 2017
The pending merger of Margaritaville Resort and Casino and the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, an Alabama Indian tribe, has ended. The press were informed that the decision to end the merger was mutual,...
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Tuesday, 25th April 2017
The UK government has confirmed that proposed reforms of Horserace Betting Levy regulations have been successfully passed into law following European Commission approval of the changes. Reforms will see...
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Tuesday, 25th April 2017
According to data released by the city’s Statistics and Census Service, Macau saw a 5.6% year-on-year increase in the number of visitors in the first quarter of 2017 to nearly 7.9m. The number of visitors...
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Tuesday, 25th April 2017
A Swedish governmental enquiry has proposed that the country’s regulated gambling firms should be allowed to offer online casino gambling to its customers, in an effort to increase competition in the...
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Tuesday, 25th April 2017
Pacific Consortium has agreed to allow Tatts to continue to pay dividends to its corporate shareholders, even if the proposed AUS$7.3bn takeover deal doesn't conclude until 2018. Following their recent...
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Monday, 24th April 2017
Iowa's poker rooms and tables have reported a 3.4% growth in revenue for March 2017. Its 78 poker tables generated $882,000 in March, according to figures released by state gaming authorities, beating...
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Monday, 24th April 2017
The Quang Ningh People’s Committee have sent Sun Group a letter in an attempt to quash the rumours that Vietnam would allow another operator to develop a casino in the country. The letter confirmed that...
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Monday, 24th April 2017
Reno-headquartered Spin Games has announced its entrance into a technology integration and licensing agreement with Gaming Realms. Under the terms of the deal, the pair will complete an integration of...
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Monday, 24th April 2017
IGT Group have today confirmed the promotion of Fabio Celadon to Senior Vice President of Gaming Portfolios. In his new executive post, Celadon will lead IGT Gaming in five key areas: innovation, R&D,...
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Monday, 24th April 2017
The city of Limassol will host Cyprus’ first casino resort, which will be operated by the consortium of ‘Melco-Hard Rock’ (Melco International and Hard Rock Entertainment), according to Cypriot news...
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Monday, 24th April 2017
Authorities in the Philippines have today banned online gaming firms from operating in any of the accredited sites across the country, according to reports in local media. The Philippine Economic Zone...
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Monday, 24th April 2017
Representatives of the European Commission have today endorsed the UK government’s plans to reform the UK Horserace Betting Levy. Under proposals announced earlier this year, the regulations will place...
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Monday, 24th April 2017
UK- based bookmaker William Hill has confirmed in an interview with the Racing Post that its Media Relations Director, Graham Sharpe, is leaving after 45 years of service. Mr Sharpe, who joined William...
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Monday, 24th April 2017
According to the Nevada Gaming Control Board, roulette has made a comeback in Nevada casinos, showing a marked increase in the first few months of 2017 and throughout 2016 Nevada casinos’ takings from...
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Monday, 24th April 2017
Gambling Insider chats to SBC’s Andy McCarron, who explains why this year’s Betting on Football Conference line up is the most exciting yet. What’s new for 2017? Where to start? Last year was the...
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Friday, 21st April 2017
Stockholm-headquartered Betsson AB has appointed Kaaren Hilsen to the position of CFO. Hilsen, who previously held the same position for four years at mobile operator Telenor Sweden , will begin her new...
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Friday, 21st April 2017
European lottery betting operator Multilotto has been granted a remote gaming licence by the Republic of Ireland National Excise Licence Office. Established in 2012, the provider currently offers consumers...
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Friday, 21st April 2017
A controversial Cambodian casino on the border with Thailand has sparked a border a minor trade stand-off between the two countries. The Saitaku Resort and Casino opened its doors several weeks ago and...
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Friday, 21st April 2017
The latest attempt in a long line of bills to legalise casino gambling in the state of New Hampshire was debated in New Hampshire’s state legislature on Tuesday. This is the nineteenth attempt by New...
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Friday, 21st April 2017
International B2B gaming solutions and service provider, Nektan Plc posted its financial results ending 31 March 2017. The third quarter saw Nektan’s gaming revenue rise from £2.2m to £3.7m, an increase...
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Friday, 21st April 2017
Negotiations between the Florida Senate and House of Representatives over gambling legislation were suddenly postponed today after the Florida Supreme Court ruled on a proposed constitutional change in...
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Thursday, 20th April 2017
Alabama has moved a step closer to introducing a regulated fantasy sports market after legislation was approved by the state’s House of Representatives. The state legislature is currently reviewing...
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Thursday, 20th April 2017
Veteran Macau junket investor Jack Lam Yin Lok has sold his 65.05% stake in Hong Kong junket investment entity Jimei International Entertainment Group Ltd in a deal announced on Wednesday. This sale represents...
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Thursday, 20th April 2017
UK and Ireland-based gaming software company GAN has secured its first privileged gaming licence in the US. The Casino Service Industry Enterprise (CSIE) license will enable GAN to conduct regulated internet...
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Thursday, 20th April 2017
NetEnt hailed the success of its ongoing growth strategy in its Q1 report, posting an increase in revenue of 15.2% to SEK 398m. Operating profit rose 6.3% year-on-year, growing to a total of SEK 136m,...
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Thursday, 20th April 2017
Genting Group have been endorsed by Miami-Dade commissioners to redevelop a bus stop in Downtown Miami, and the commissioners are betting that Genting have plans to eventually create a casino there. In...
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Thursday, 20th April 2017
California based casino game developer Gamblit Games has launched its first skill-based gaming terminal installation at Harrah’s Resort Southern California, near San Diego. It follows the signing of...
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Thursday, 20th April 2017
The Paradise City casino resort has today opened its doors in Incheon, South Korea, near to Seoul’s main air hub, Incheon International Airport. It marks the conclusion of the first phase in the casino...
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Thursday, 20th April 2017
The Australian federal government is poised to introduce new laws as early as next week to ban gambling advertising during live sports television broadcasts. According to The Australian, Communications...
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Thursday, 20th April 2017
Industry provider Evolution Gaming recorded a strong start to the year in its interim Q1 report, announcing a 60% increase in operating revenue to €39.7m. This growth was attributed largely to increased...
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Thursday, 20th April 2017
In 2016, Italy generated €1.026bn in online gambling revenues, elevating it to the continent’s second largest market. The result has pushed Italy’s position on the charts ahead of both France and...
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Thursday, 20th April 2017
The Stockbridge-Munsee tribe filed a federal lawsuit on Wednesday hoping to block the proposed expansion of the Ho-Chunk casino in Wittenberg, Wisconsin. The tribe is asking for a judge to block the expansion,...
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Thursday, 20th April 2017
Ladbrokes Coral continues to grow steadily in Australia in the face of possible upcoming changes in regulation. From 1 July South Australia will introduce a 15% tax on all bets placed in the state, while...
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Wednesday, 19th April 2017
Poker rooms across the state of Pennsylvania recorded profits of $5.45m in March 2017, beating 2016’s figures for March by almost 5.4%. The state’s 225 poker tables have already received over $15.3m...
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Wednesday, 19th April 2017
Casino developer Virtue Resources Corporation (VRC) has today announced its investment in a US$200m casino resort development in Bavet City, Cambodia. The developer aims to build a 50 hectare (124 acre)...
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Wednesday, 19th April 2017
The European Dealer Championship (EDC) will come to London for the first time this May in a hotly anticipated contest taking place at The Hippodrome Casino, Leicester Square. From 8 May – 10 May, the...
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Wednesday, 19th April 2017
The Kalispel Tribe of Indians sued the US government on Tuesday over its approval of a rival casino project proposed by the Spokane Tribe in Airway Heights, Washington. Situated two miles west of Kalispel...
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Wednesday, 19th April 2017
Pacific Consortium have today submitted a record AUS$7.3bn all-cash offer for the Australian gambling operator Tatts Group equating to $4.21 per share. The group, which is a joint-venture between London...
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Tuesday, 18th April 2017
The National Basketball Association (NBA) has agreed a deal with UK based DFS service PlayOn, snubbing US based providers FanDuel and DraftKings. Under the terms of the agreement PlayOn will become the...
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Tuesday, 18th April 2017
International Game Technology (IGT) and DoubleU Games Co have today agreed an $825m deal which will see IGT sell its DoubleDown social casino brand. The firm, which is headquartered in Las Vegas, had previously...
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Tuesday, 18th April 2017
The Connecticut state legislature has held a hearing into a bill which, if passed, would open up bidding on a potential third casino development to commercial developers. The proposed bill would require...
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Tuesday, 18th April 2017
Jeff Sessions, the US Attorney General is reportedly considering the reintroduction of a federal ban on all state-regulated online gambling in the US. Reports in the Huffington Post say that Sessions could...
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Tuesday, 18th April 2017
The Caribbean’s largest casino, Baha Mar Casino and Resort, has confirmed it will open its doors to the public on 21 April, following delays and a public hearing held by the Bahamas Gaming Board. Tourism...
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Tuesday, 18th April 2017
Members of Taiwan’s ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) have today proposed the abolition of an article in the country’s Offshore Islands Development Act which currently allows for the possible...
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Thursday, 13th April 2017
The Prime Minister of Ukraine has accepted a Ministry of Finance letter promising to re-legalise gambling by 2018, almost eight years after it was outlawed. A previous legalisation proposal two years prior...
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Thursday, 13th April 2017
According to analysts at PlayNJ.com, New Jersey’s online casinos have raked in enough revenue to mark March as another record-breaking month, whilst also hitting some vital milestones along the way. The...
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Thursday, 13th April 2017
A native American tribe’s plans for a gambling hall on Martha’s Vineyard has been given a second chance following the federal appeals court’s decision to reverse a block on the long awaited project...
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Thursday, 13th April 2017
Scientific Games corp recently announced the completion of its acquisition of the privately held mobile and social game company Spicerack Media, Inc. Spicerack, the new subsidiary of Scientific Games,...
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Wednesday, 12th April 2017
BtoBet is set to continue its expansion in the Latin American market by signing an agreement with PlutonBet. The Malta-based company also plans to attend upcoming Latin American gaming exhibitions with...
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Wednesday, 12th April 2017
888 Holdings stated in a report that should Gibraltar be negatively impacted by the UK’s exit from the European Union, the company will consider relocating its headquarters to Malta. Gibraltar is a...
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Wednesday, 12th April 2017
Casinos in Northwest Indiana enjoyed an exceptional March with a boost to revenue of $90.7m from last year, an increase of 1.2%. Dan Nita, Senior Vice President and General Manager for Horseshoe Casino...
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Tuesday, 11th April 2017
NYX Gaming Group, end-to-end supplier and technology provider to sports betting and gaming operators, announced today that it handled a total of 24 million sports bets across all channels, via its OpenBet...
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Tuesday, 11th April 2017
Bet365 has won the coveted Technology and Telecoms Award for their ‘In-Play Betting’ advertising innovation, presented at the World Media Awards last Friday. Showing live odds within an advert has...
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Tuesday, 11th April 2017
Online Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) betting could become a reality for the state of Illinois following the introduction of a new bill. The Illinois General Assembly will consider the new bill which is intended...
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Tuesday, 11th April 2017
The Department of Justice have recently announced that Absolute Poker is to compensate players through a claims process similar to that of Full Tilt, which is part of an ongoing civil complaint settlement...
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Tuesday, 11th April 2017
GameCo Inc. revealed today that it has entered into a licence agreement with CBS Consumer Products to develop a new skill-based gambling video game based on the Star Trek franchise. GameCo’s first game...
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Monday, 10th April 2017
Atlantic City’s casinos boasted a significant boost to profitability during 2016, according to the latest figures from the State Division of Gaming Enforcement. Gross operating profits increased by 7.3%,...
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Monday, 10th April 2017
Bookmakers are expecting a £5m payout to Scottish punters after One For Arthur won the Grand National. The outsider was the second victory by a Scottish-trained horse, the last being in 1979. Whilst the...
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Monday, 10th April 2017
888 Holdings is currently considering alternatives to Gibraltar for its operational centre, should ‘The Rock’ be negatively affected by Brexit. The FTSE250 operators were the first stakeholders in...
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Friday, 7th April 2017
The UK Gambling Commission has unveiled its business plan for 2017-18, while inviting industry members to weigh in on the regulator’s longer-term strategy. The business plan focuses on five priority...
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Friday, 7th April 2017
Maryland’s casinos have set yet another revenue record in March with the market growing around 20% year-on-year. Maryland Lottery and Gaming announced earlier this week that the state’s six casinos...
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Friday, 7th April 2017
Sky Betting & Gaming (SB&G) has announced that it is preparing to enter the next phase of its international expansion entitled ‘Sky Bet Deutschland’, and is looking for new talent to join its Munich...
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Thursday, 6th April 2017
BetConstruct announced today its newly minted partnership with Atlantis Gaming Corporation (AGC), an OTCBB gaming corporation. AGC and BetConstruct will together develop a platform to be offered to casino...
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Thursday, 6th April 2017
UK bookmakers will be investigated by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) after it was revealed that their websites may be downloading software onto users’ computers without their permission....
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Thursday, 6th April 2017
Although it seems like Florida is finally reaching the point when it will make a decision on gambling, the Florida House has ripped the Senate’s gambling bill to shreds and passed its own version of...
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Thursday, 6th April 2017
Hard Rock International has officially announced the completion of its latest acquisition, which will become the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City after a major redevelopment. The former Taj Mahal...
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Thursday, 6th April 2017
The Bicycle Hotel & Casino in Bell Gardens has reopened following a 20-hour raid which was conducted by federal agents. The Times was told by law enforcement officials that the agents seized thousands...
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Thursday, 6th April 2017
As SBC’s Betting on Football conference enters its fourth year, it promises to offer a revealing insight into the Eastern European and restrictive Russian markets this year. One of the key panels that...
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Wednesday, 5th April 2017
GVC Holding’s European online betting subsidiary Bwin has chosen sports marketing agency BBH Sport as its lead creative agency. The marketing company is one of the fastest growing specialised agencies...
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Wednesday, 5th April 2017
iSignthis Ltd has been granted an eMoney Institution (EMI) License by the Central Bank of Cyprus. iSignthis eMoney, iSignthis’ subsidiary will trade under the name ISXPay. An EMI licence allows the...
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Tuesday, 4th April 2017
A substantial legal threat hanging over the Cowlitz Indian Tribe disappeared this week as an appeal against their ownership rights of a reservation was quashed by the Supreme Court. Their opponents - including...
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Tuesday, 4th April 2017
Live Casino provider Evolution Gaming has announced plans to build its first broadcast studio outside of Europe, in the Canadian province of British Columbia. The new 16,000 sq ft studio, the company’s...
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