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Tuesday, 30th June 2015
The British gambling industry has delivered a 5% rise in gross gambling yield (GGY) for the period October 2013 to September 2014, compared with April 2013 to March 2014. The industry generated GGY of...
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Tuesday, 30th June 2015
A prominent Macau junket operator has been accused of laundering HK$1.8bn (£148m) through bank accounts in Hong Kong according to court documents released this week, report Reuters. Cheung Chi-tai has...
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Tuesday, 30th June 2015
Betsson is to acquire fellow operator Europe-Bet in a deal worth up to $85m. Europe-Bet is licensed in Georgia, and Betsson claims it will become the second largest local online operator in Georgia with...
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Monday, 29th June 2015
William Hill has announced a start-up accelerator aimed at developing technological innovations for the gaming industry. The operator has dubbed the scheme “WHLabs” – formed through a partnership...
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Monday, 29th June 2015
Total gaming win in Nevada amounted to over $1bn for the first time since December 2013 in May. Figures released by the Nevada Gaming Control Board (NGCB) have showed a total of $1.003bn, which is a 3%...
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Friday, 26th June 2015
A bill which seeks to ban all forms of online gambling has been reintroduced to the US Senate. Senators including Republican presidential hopefuls Marco Rubio and Lindsey Graham have filed S 1668, the...
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Friday, 26th June 2015
Massachusetts has become the 40th US state to offer casino gambling, following the opening of the Plainridge Park Casino. The $250m casino has been developed by operator Penn National Gaming, which was...
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Thursday, 25th June 2015
Damian Cope is to leave the position of managing director, international of operator Ladbrokes, as part of a restructure of its international operations. Nine other roles in the centrally-based international...
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Wednesday, 24th June 2015
Californians for Responsible iPoker, a coalition campaigning for legal online poker in California that includes provider Amaya Gaming and its PokerStars brand, has launched a website and advertising campaign. The...
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Tuesday, 23rd June 2015
Operators Ladbrokes and Gala Coral have both confirmed that the two companies have held discussions over a potential merger. The merger would be between Ladbrokes and Coral Retail, Eurobet Retail and Gala...
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Monday, 22nd June 2015
Operator BwinParty has agreed to sell all of its interests in World Poker Tour (WPT) to developer Ourgame International Holdings for $35m. The acquisition fee, which is payable in cash, is subject to adjustment...
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Thursday, 18th June 2015
The Advertising Standards Authority, the regulator for advertising in the UK, has upheld a complaint relating to three advertisements on operator William Hill’s Twitter feed. The first of the ads in...
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Wednesday, 17th June 2015
Operator Betfair has reported a 53% operating profit increase for the year ended 30 April. The total of £94.3m is up from £61.6m, while revenue also went up, rising 21% to £476.5m. EBITDA improved...
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Wednesday, 17th June 2015
Online operator 12BET has been named the new official betting partner of Premier League football club Swansea City for the 2015/16 season. The deal will see 12BET maintain a strong advertising presence...
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Friday, 12th June 2015
Two of the largest shareholders in operator BwinParty have placed 50 million shares. Trustees for Emerald Bay and Stinson Ridge, which is owned by operator PartyGaming founders Ruth Parasol and her former...
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Thursday, 11th June 2015
Sarah Harrison is to become the new chief executive of UK gambling regulator the Gambling Commission (UKGC). Having worked as senior partner, sustainable development for electricity and gas market regulator...
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Wednesday, 10th June 2015
A new bill seeking to legalise online gambling in Pennsylvania has been introduced. SB 900, which is the first Pennsylvania online gambling bill to originate in the state Senate, is sponsored by Senator...
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Tuesday, 9th June 2015
Susan O’Leary has been announced as Alderney’s new director of e-commerce. Promoting the jurisdiction’s presence in the gambling industry will be one of O’Leary’s primary duties, under the regulatory...
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Monday, 8th June 2015
Operator William Hill has pulled its services out of Romania, effective from 2 June. Hills informed its customers and affiliates of its decision via email. The email read: “We would like to inform you...
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Monday, 8th June 2015
Las Vegas Sands Corporation CEO and chairman Sheldon Adelson has confirmed it is considering the possibility of a takeover of fellow casino operator Wynn Resorts. The issue was addressed at Sands’ annual...
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Friday, 5th June 2015
Affiliates that have promoted illegal gambling sites in New Jersey will not face enforcement action, providing they cease such operations within an allocated time. The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement...
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Tuesday, 2nd June 2015
Gross gaming revenue (GGR) in Macau has now declined year-on-year for 12 consecutive months, following May’s 37% drop to 20.35bn patacas. The monthly total is an increase from April’s 19.17bn patacas,...
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Monday, 1st June 2015
Provider Playtech has agreed to acquire trading platform Plus500 for an approximate £459.6m. The terms of the deal mean that Plus500 shareholders will be entitled to receive 400 pence per share. The agreement...
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