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Monday, 30th June 2014
The UK’s new place-of-consumption licensing regime will come into force on 1 October. The Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Act, which requires gambling operators that provide facilities for remote...
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Wednesday, 25th June 2014
As many as 23 players in the French professional leagues may have bet online against their own club. The figure comes from a wider investigation by the Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP) into a total...
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Wednesday, 25th June 2014
Sports and betting-related data supplier Betradar has launched a new series of in-play betting games. 'In-play Minigames' combine Betradar's existing live sports data with casino game concepts. Betradar...
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Tuesday, 24th June 2014
An investigation by The Telegraph and the Channel 4 programme Dispatches alleges that the president of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Kwesi Nyantakyi, would allow the team to take part in fixed...
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Monday, 23rd June 2014
The US Supreme Court has left in place a lower court ban on sports betting in New Jersey. The court declined to review the original decision by a federal appeal court, ending a two-year legal battle. In...
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Monday, 23rd June 2014
The Portuguese parliament will debate a draft law on the taxation and regulation of online gambling. The bill, which seeks to liberalise the market by granting licences to foreign operators for the first...
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Monday, 23rd June 2014
There has been a proliferation of casinos in the north-east United States as profits fall in former gambling strongholds, according to a study by the University of Nevada Centre for Gaming Research. A...
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Monday, 23rd June 2014
Authorities in Macau have smashed an illegal bookmaking racket that took HK$5bn (£379m) of World Cup bets in one week, according to the South China Post. Police arrested 22 suspects following a raid on...
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Monday, 23rd June 2014
FSB Technology is to integrate its sports-betting software with the Bit8 gaming platform. David McDowell, co-founder and CEO of FSB Tech, said: “We’ve developed the industry’s most technically advanced...
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Friday, 20th June 2014
SNG Interactive, the joint venture between provider NYX Gaming and operator/provider Sportech, has agreed to supply a new online gaming platform to the Atlantic City-based Resorts Casino Hotel. NYX’s...
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Thursday, 19th June 2014
Six out of seven amusement arcades tested in Brighton allowed an underage child to use fixed odds betting terminals (FOBTs), according to local newspaper The Argus. A 16-year-old boy was sent to seven...
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Thursday, 19th June 2014
Paddy Power has signed a deal with ITV and Twitter to sponsor near-live World Cup video highlights. The Irish bookmaker and the broadcaster will tweet up to 10 video highlights per game following a successful...
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Thursday, 19th June 2014
The Gibraltar Betting and Gaming Association (GBGA) has placed the government and Gambling Commission on notice of a claim for judicial review in response to the forthcoming place-of-consumption legislation. The...
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Wednesday, 18th June 2014
Online operator Colossus Bets has teamed up with betting exchange Betfair to unveil Betfair Pools. Available on desktop and mobile at Pools.Betfair.com, Betfair Pools will offer unique pools and jackpots...
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Wednesday, 18th June 2014
First degree relatives of pathological gamblers are eight times more likely to develop similar problems, according to research by Carver College of Medicine, University of Iowa. The study involved 95 pathological...
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Tuesday, 17th June 2014
Japan’s lower house has today agreed to debate a bill which would legalise casino gambling in the world's third largest economy. The bill's supporters, including Prime Minister Abe Shinzo, who calls...
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Monday, 16th June 2014
A new study by the American Gaming Association (AGA) has found that 87% of Americans think gambling is an acceptable activity, while public support is at a record high of 57%. The survey is part of a wider...
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Monday, 16th June 2014
Operator MGM Resorts International has been awarded the first casino licence in the state of Massachusetts. The Las Vegas-based gambling giant has successfully submitted plans to build an $800m casino,...
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Monday, 16th June 2014
The state-run China Sports Lottery reported ¥150m (£14m) sales on the opening day of the Brazil World Cup. The ¥150m windfall is an approximate 700% increase from the opening day of the 2010 World Cup. The...
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Friday, 13th June 2014
Provider Amaya Gaming Group has agreed to acquire PokerStars parent company Rational Group for $4.9bn. The deal will see Amaya become the world’s largest publically-traded online gaming company. Under...
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Thursday, 12th June 2014
Nicosia is positioning itself to be the site of Cyprus's first casino resort. Cyprus commerce minister George Lakkotrypis stated in May that the country will be able to issue licenses to land-based casinos...
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Thursday, 12th June 2014
The Co-Operative bank may add gambling companies to its lending blacklist to help repair its reputation after a spate of recent scandals. The bank will consult it's 4.7 million customers in a month-long...
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Thursday, 12th June 2014
A new Bitcoin-only sportsbook has gone live ahead of the Brazil World Cup. BetVIP labels itself the first fully licensed sportsbook to only accept the internet currency. The platform is the brainchild...
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Thursday, 12th June 2014
A total of 30% of smartphone and tablet owners in the UK intend to bet on the 2014 World Cup with their device, according to a report launched today by app performance firm AppDynamics and Goldsmiths,...
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Tuesday, 10th June 2014
In light of cyber hacktivist group Anonymous's recent threats to hack company, sponsor and partner websites associated with the World Cup, security specialist Radware has issued guidance to firms that...
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Monday, 9th June 2014
Bookmaker Paddy Power has revealed that its latest controversial PR stunt, which appeared to show a message carved out of the Amazon rainforest, was a hoax. An aerial photograph displaying the message...
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Monday, 9th June 2014
Bookmaker Coral has gone live with the Live Channel product of supplier Betradar. The solution has already launched in over 100 Coral shops across the UK and is set to reach 1,000 more within the next...
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Friday, 6th June 2014
Bally Technologies is to acquire online social casino company Dragonplay Ltd. The provider will purchase the Israel-based firm for an upfront cash consideration of approximately $51m, plus the amount of...
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Friday, 6th June 2014
Sports betting exchange Betdaq has become the first live UK B2B partner of online operator Colossus Bets. Colossus Bets gives players the chance to win up to £10,000,000 every week by predicting the correct...
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Friday, 6th June 2014
A 9.3% rise in Macau casino revenue last month has disappointed investors despite the world's most lucrative gaming destination collecting $4.1bn in May- the region's fifth highest monthly gaming revenue...
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Wednesday, 4th June 2014
Supplier Williams Interactive has agreed a casino content partnership with operator Gala Coral Group. The arrangement, which covers both mobile and desktop, sees Gala Coral integrate with the Williams...
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Tuesday, 3rd June 2014
A bill to legalise casino gambling in Japan has failed to reach a lower parliament committee hearing, meaning it might not be discussed until next year. After a decade of lobbying the country seemed to...
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Tuesday, 3rd June 2014
State Senator Edwin Erickson has declared his intention to introduce an online poker bill in Pennsylvania. In a co-sponsorship memoranda released last week, the Republican revealed that he planned to introduce...
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Monday, 2nd June 2014
The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has ruled UK bookmaker Coral must not air a recent television advertisement again in its current form. The ASA reviewed the ad - which features two men reading...
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