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Friday, 30th June 2017
Betsson has continued the restructuring of its management team, appointing Petra Zackrisson as VP Corporate Development and Fredric Lundén to the newly-created position of VP Governance, Risk and Compliance. Lundén,...
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Friday, 30th June 2017
This year has proven to be a particularly good one for gaming stock, with every major gaming company climbing into double digits according to the latest figures. Boyd Gaming, MGM Resorts and Las Vegas...
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Friday, 30th June 2017
The gaming regulators of France, Italy, Spain and Portugal have announced that they will enter into an agreement concerning liquidity sharing between their regulated online poker markets. Announced through...
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Friday, 30th June 2017
Although it was yet another strong month for gaming in Nevada, basketball sports betting did not fare so well. According to numbers released by the Nevada Gaming Control Board, the city saw a 3.5% increase...
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Friday, 30th June 2017
The UK Gambling Commission has announced the introduction of a series of new measures that will allow players further tools to monitor their online gambling activity, in a bit to increase gambling awareness....
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Friday, 30th June 2017
The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) and the Esports Integrity Coalition (ESIC) today announced their entrance into a collaborative memorandum of understanding (MoU). Signed with a view to maintaining the...
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Friday, 30th June 2017
On Thursday it was announced in Fiji’s 2017/2018 National Budget address that the Fiji National Provident Fund (FNPF) has been awarded a casino license. The proposed casino will be based by the FNPF’s...
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Friday, 30th June 2017
Industry provider Instant Win Gaming (IWG) has put pen to paper on a deal with 888 Holdings to supply its portfolio of content to the operator’s bingo site. Titles including Slingo and Cashbuster will...
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Thursday, 29th June 2017
A record 323,000 people are expected to visit Las Vegas during the forthcoming July 4th weekend, according to figures published by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA). Around 200,000...
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Thursday, 29th June 2017
The central Japanese city of Tokoname, located in Aichi Prefecture and host to the Chubu Centrair International Airport, will reportedly become the latest city in the country to bid for an Integrated Resort...
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Thursday, 29th June 2017
The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) has today approved the distribution of nearly $2m in grants to local causes, as legislated for under Massachusetts gaming law. The Community Mitigation Fund was...
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Thursday, 29th June 2017
Pariplay has been awarded two online gambling licences from the Alderney Gambling Control Commission (AGCC). The Category 2 eGambling Licence is in relation to B2B service providers, while the Category...
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Thursday, 29th June 2017
Columbian gambling regulator Coljuegos has announced the award of the country’s first online gaming licence to Medellin-based WPlay.co a subsidiary of the Aquila Global Group. The platform estimates...
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Thursday, 29th June 2017
Yggdrasil has penned an agreement with the largest online operator in Georgia, Adjarabet, that will see its portfolio of games made available in the country for the first time. Adjarabet will also have...
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Thursday, 29th June 2017
Delaware has taken a step closer to introducing a regulated daily fantasy sports (DFS) market after a bill was passed on Tuesday. The bill, sponsored by state Representative Charles Potter, would legalise...
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Thursday, 29th June 2017
Portugal’s National Association of Online Gamblers (ANAon) has confirmed their intention to present the countries parliament with a petition to lower its tax rate on online gambling. The 4,600 signature...
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Thursday, 29th June 2017
The Japanese city of Osaka has brought down an illegal casino den in the Minami entertainment district, with authorities noting that it may have been the biggest and oldest illegal casino in recent years. According...
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Thursday, 29th June 2017
US casino gaming and resort operator Golden Entertainment Inc has today announced that it has secured a video gaming terminal (VGT) operator licence from the Illinois Gaming Board. The licence allows Golden...
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Thursday, 29th June 2017
The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) have today announced the lifting of a suspension order on the gaming licence of the operators of the Resorts World Manila casino resort. Officials...
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Thursday, 29th June 2017
There were 1,546 suspicious transaction reports (STRs) relating to the gaming sector in Macau, a figure which represents a 24% increase compared to the prior-year period, according to the city’s Financial...
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Thursday, 29th June 2017
U.S based gaming manufacturer Scientific Games has today announced the signing of an eight-year systems technology and services contract with the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency (MLGCA). Under...
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Wednesday, 28th June 2017
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe has suspended its request for the federal government to review whether it qualifies for reservation land, seemingly delaying the tribe’s attempt to build its planned Taunton...
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Wednesday, 28th June 2017
UK sports bookmaker Ladbrokes may be subject to an investigation by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) following the reported leak of customer information outside one of its branches in Glasgow. Confidential...
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Wednesday, 28th June 2017
Connecticut governor Dannel P.Malloy has today signed legislation into law which effectively brings to an end the ongoing dispute over the building of a new tribal casino in the state. Public Act 17-89,...
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Wednesday, 28th June 2017
The Bombay High Court has ruled that rummy cannot be construed or defined as gambling, after a businessman filed a petition to reverse the charges against him. According to the Times of India, reputed...
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Wednesday, 28th June 2017
Industry provider Intralot has announced the renewal of its supply agreement with the Ohio Lottery for a further two years, through to 30 June 2019. Valued at $71m, the two-year extension is consistent...
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Wednesday, 28th June 2017
European online betting company BetBright has announced the agreement of a partnership deal with BAMMA, a company which promotes Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) contests throughout Europe. The deal will see...
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Wednesday, 28th June 2017
A new lobbying group which aims to advance the cause of internet-based gambling in the United States has opened its first office in Washington DC. The I-Development and Economic Association (iDEA) claims...
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Tuesday, 27th June 2017
Although Cyprus might seem like an unlikely destination for the “largest casino in Europe”, Melco International Development and Hard Rock International have just signed a deal to build its newest development...
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Tuesday, 27th June 2017
Judiciary officials in the Illinois House Executive Committee are today discussing state sponsored online casino games legislation at a hearing in the state house. House Bill 479 was passed earlier this...
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Tuesday, 27th June 2017
The US Supreme Court has confirmed that it will conduct a review of a previous court decision which, if rejected, could pave the way for the legalisation of sports gambling at New Jersey’s casinos and...
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Tuesday, 27th June 2017
BMD Holdings, the original developer of the Baha Mar resort, has called for a moratorium on the sale of Baha Mar to Chow Tai Fook Enterprises (CTFE) amid claims of potential corruption in relation to concessions...
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Tuesday, 27th June 2017
A District Court in Berlin has dismissed a lawsuit by iGaming developer Novomatic AG against fellow developer Euro Games Technology limited over activities involving the sale of slot games. In its lawsuit,...
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Tuesday, 27th June 2017
Mobile gaming and sports betting operator LeoVegas will become Norwich City’s principal partner for the next three seasons, with the company’s logo appearing on the team’s shirt along with branding...
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Tuesday, 27th June 2017
Asian-focussed sports betting and casino product supplier ManBetX have today announced the signing of a multi-year record breaking sponsorship deal with English Premier League team Crystal Palace FC. Under...
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Tuesday, 27th June 2017
Mainland China’s official lottery sales increased by 8.9% in May in year-on-year terms, according to data from the country’s Ministry of Finance. Total lottery product sales accounted to approximately...
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Tuesday, 27th June 2017
The UK Gambling Commission (GC) announced today that Gibraltar-headquartered operator Lottoland has been fined a total of £150,000 due to unclear advertising assessed to have misrepresented its services. The...
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Tuesday, 27th June 2017
The dispute over gaming revenue payments payable by the Seneca Nation of Indians and New York state has entered its third month, with a resolution nowhere near in sight. State authorities are demanding...
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Tuesday, 27th June 2017
The Portuguese gaming regulator - Serviço de Regulação e Inspeção de Jogos – has issued the country’s seventh online gambling licence to sports betting operator Figueira Company Praia. The operator...
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Tuesday, 27th June 2017
Teddy Sagi’s holding company, Brickington Trading Limited is set to sell its 10.1% stake in online gambling giant Playtech. In an announcement after the market had closed, Playtech revealed that Sagi...
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Tuesday, 27th June 2017
UK-based sportsbook operator William Hill is to close its online operations in Israel, at a cost of more than 200 jobs. The company have revealed to leaprate.com that 200 of its 250 Israel based employees...
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Monday, 26th June 2017
UK bookmaker and sports betting operator William Hill have today announced the signing of a three-year deal with Arena Racing Company (ARC) which will see it become the principle sponsor of the St Leger...
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Monday, 26th June 2017
In proceedings held in the US District Court in Omaha, former Winnebago Tribal Council member Charles Aldrich pleaded guilty to charges of theft following an FBI investigation in 2015 which found financial...
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Monday, 26th June 2017
State gambling authorities in New Mexico have claimed that three Native American tribes owe them over $40m in casino revenue, in a dispute centering on the use of free play in casino slots. Casino operators...
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Monday, 26th June 2017
Online operator Royal Panda has agreed a three-year deal to become the principal partner and shirt sponsor of Queens Park Rangers. QPR, who play their football in the Championship, will play in kits emblazoned...
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Monday, 26th June 2017
Kenya’s leading sports betting company, SportPesa has terminated its sponsorship deals with various football clubs and the Kenyan Premier League due to the governments substantial tax increase on gaming...
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Monday, 26th June 2017
A court in China has jailed three Australian employees of casino chain Crown Resorts after all three pleaded guilty to illegal gambling promotion charges. Australian national Jason O’Connor, who served...
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Friday, 23rd June 2017
The Court of Justice for the European Union (CJEU) has ruled that Hungary’s licensing framework for online gambling places overly restrictive and unfair conditions on European operators looking to enter...
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Friday, 23rd June 2017
IGT has announced that its subsidiary, IGT Global Solutions Corporation has been awarded a seven-year base contract with the West Virginia Lottery. The partnership will see IGT provide the West Virginia...
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Friday, 23rd June 2017
Following the news that the Japanese Government is making plans to limit the number of times Japanese visitors can enter casino facilities, there has been further news that officials want a “total ban”...
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Friday, 23rd June 2017
Tempobet has reached an agreement with Championship football club Burton Albion to renew its deal as principal partner and shirt sponsor for the 2017/18 season. The online operator’s logo will remain...
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Friday, 23rd June 2017
Playtech BGT Sports has completed the development of its proprietary software onto more than 450 existing tabled-based betting terminals across the retail arm of Coral. The new solution offers customers...
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Friday, 23rd June 2017
Paddy Power Betfair’s ‘Head of Mischief’, Ken Robertson has announced his departure from the company after working at the company for nearly a decade. Robertson’s final position at Paddy Power...
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Friday, 23rd June 2017
1x2gaming has announced that the online gambling software and games provider has decided to rebrand its corporate identity and structure to 1x2 NETWORK. The decision was reached after the company believed...
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Friday, 23rd June 2017
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has launched enforcement action again a number of online gambling firms. The news comes after the authority noticed customers had been taking advantage of sign-up...
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Thursday, 22nd June 2017
Maltese licensed iGaming operator M88 has agreed a two year deal in which the brand will become the new main shirt sponsor for Premier League football club AFC Bournemouth. The M88 logo will appear on...
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Thursday, 22nd June 2017
The English Football Association (FA) has today confirmed the termination of its commercial deal with Ladbrokes Coral following a high level review into the sports relationship with gambling. FA officials...
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Thursday, 22nd June 2017
Betgenius has reached an agreement with Unikrn to supply the eSports bookmaker with its in-play betting product. The agreement will see Betgenius provide Unikrn with optimised in-play market prices for...
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Thursday, 22nd June 2017
The 2nd U.S Circuit Court of Appeal in Manhattan have agreed that judges in Connecticut were right to dismiss the MGM Resorts International lawsuit against the state following its approval of a casino...
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Thursday, 22nd June 2017
The Japanese Government has announced that is has made plans to limit the amount of times Japanese visitors and other can enter a casino. The gambling industry in Japan is considered one of the fastest...
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Thursday, 22nd June 2017
Casino resort operator Hard Rock International has today announced the appointment of three key executives to senior positions within the group, appointments which the company has described as a strategic...
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Wednesday, 21st June 2017
Online operator Kai-Fa Yule K8.com has signed a deal to become Manchester City’s official betting partner in Asia. The multi-year agreement will commence with the start of the 2017/18 season, which the...
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Wednesday, 21st June 2017
A report commissioned by the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has found that more than half of Malta’s population spent money on gambling in 2015, at a total spend of €125m. The survey, carried out between...
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Wednesday, 21st June 2017
Casino operator Hard Rock International has announced the opening date for the once shuttered Taj Mahal. The revitalised casino will be opening its doors in 2018 by Memorial Day weekend. After a nearly...
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Wednesday, 21st June 2017
With Wimbledon fast approaching, GVC Holdings has announced the optimisation of its tennis offer, boosting the speed and quality of the customer experience with new data feeds and in-play score graphics. The...
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Wednesday, 21st June 2017
Amsterdam’s Dutch Eredivisie football club AFC Ajax has announced a new partnership with Asian focused online bookmaker KB88 as the clubs’ official Asian betting partner for the next two seasons. ...
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Tuesday, 20th June 2017
Online affiliate network company Catena Media has announced another affiliate acquisition with the purchase of iGaming affiliate sites belonging to German company Delilah holdings. This latest acquisition...
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Tuesday, 20th June 2017
The Parisian hotel in Macau has today been given the all-clear by the city's health bureau following an earlier investigation which revealed the presence of Legionella bacteria in water taken from the...
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Tuesday, 20th June 2017
Japanese businessman Kazuo Okada has today been removed from his post as chairman of the Tiger Resort Leisure and Entertainment Inc, following allegations of suspected “illegal activities”. It follows...
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Tuesday, 20th June 2017
Although New York’s attempt to legalise online poker has taken several steps in the right direction over the past few weeks, the proposed bill has come up against yet another hurdle that will delay it...
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Tuesday, 20th June 2017
Daily fantasy sports (DFS) titans FanDuel and DraftKings have seen their planned merger dealt a significant blow as the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) filed suit to halt the deal. The FTC, along with...
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Tuesday, 20th June 2017
The long running merger saga between Tabcorp and Tatts Group reached a stunning conclusion today when the Australian Competition Tribunal (ACT) finally gave the deal its seal of approval. In a written...
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Monday, 19th June 2017
Online operator LeoVegas has entered into a two-year partnership with Championship side Brentford FC, that will see its logo emblazoned on the team’s home and away shirts for the 2017/18 and 2018/19...
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Monday, 19th June 2017
Asia-based online betting and casino operator Letou has today announced that it will become the official 2017/18 shirt sponsor for English Premier League team Swansea City. The Letou logo will appear...
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Monday, 19th June 2017
Washington states’ Nooksack Indian Tribe have closed their Northwood Casino following National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) orders to close the site over alleged violations of the Indian Gaming Regulatory...
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Monday, 19th June 2017
The Sporting Index Group has announced its acquisition of Touchbet, the algorithmic sports trading and risk management firm. Based in Sweden and Malta, the industry provider will enhance the risk management...
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Monday, 19th June 2017
During the Caribbean Gaming Show and Summit, officials revealed that the Government of Jamaica is looking to fast-track the regulation of online gambling. Governance stated that is wants to capitalise...
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Monday, 19th June 2017
Police in Macau have confirmed the arrest of 17 people in connection with a HK$10m illegal online proxy gambling ring. Officials from the Macau Judiciary police confirmed that the gang were using the WeChat...
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Friday, 16th June 2017
The proposed merger between DFS operators DraftKings and FanDuel hangs on a knife edge today as some members of the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) have reportedly voiced concerns about the effects that...
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Friday, 16th June 2017
Betsson Group subsidiary Betsafe has announced the launch of its horse racing markets. Betsafe becomes the first brand within the Betsson Group to offer horse racing as part of its sportsbook portfolio. The...
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Thursday, 15th June 2017
Newly promoted EFL Championship team Bolton Wanderers FC have announced the signing of a sponsorship deal with sports betting operator Betfred for the next two seasons. The club will wear the Betfred logo...
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Thursday, 15th June 2017
Research commissioned following a City of London Police crackdown on gambling adverts appearing on illegal torrent websites found that it has caused an 87% drop in adverts appearing on these sites over...
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Thursday, 15th June 2017
Atlantic City is showing signs of progression as casinos saw their gambling revenues rise by 4.3% in May compared to last year during the same period, with total earnings of over $229m. Indeed, had the...
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Thursday, 15th June 2017
According to news outlet Reuters, Canadian gaming operator, Gateway Casinos and Entertainment, is in talks with Asian and North American investors for a sale-lease-back agreement for up three of their...
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Thursday, 15th June 2017
Sport book operator Sky Bet have confirmed the signing of a three-year deal with Yorkshire County Cricket Club (CCC) to become the club's official betting and gaming partner. Under the terms of the agreement...
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Thursday, 15th June 2017
Scottish Premier League side Rangers has announced an extension of its partnership with online operator 32Red, the pair agreeing a “new and enhanced” shirt sponsorship deal for the 2017/18 and 2018/19...
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Thursday, 15th June 2017
Philippine gaming regulator PAGCOR has today announced that it has invited external companies to tender for the opportunity to develop an intermediary platform for its Philippine Offshore Gaming Operator...
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Thursday, 15th June 2017
Toronto-listed Amaya Inc. has announced the appointment of Dr. Jerry Bowskill as Chief Technology Officer with immediate effect, continuing a string of restructural amendments to its executive leadership...
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Wednesday, 14th June 2017
Camelot, the UK’s National Lottery provider, has confirmed that it will conduct a ‘strategic review’ after a slump in ticket sales. Camelot reported an 8.8% drop in ticket sales to £6.92bn for 2016/17,...
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Wednesday, 14th June 2017
Australian Senator David Leyonhjelm is spearheading the launch of an online inquiry into Australia’s online poker market. It is the latest in a series of efforts aiming to stop the implementation of...
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Wednesday, 14th June 2017
The New York Senate has approved the online poker bill S-3898, with the bill passing by a vote of 54-8 on Tuesday. The bill, sponsored by Senator John Bonacic, seeks to legalise and regulate online poker...
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Wednesday, 14th June 2017
Belgian Justice Minister Koen Geens is calling for the introduction of measures which would impose tighter restrictions on gambling advertising in the country. The proposed measures which have the full...
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Wednesday, 14th June 2017
Sports betting software supplier Sports Information Services (SIS) have announced the departure of Gary Smith from the role of Chief Executive Officer, after almost five years in the role. In a statement...
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Wednesday, 14th June 2017
The Experts’ Committee shaping Japan’s Integrated Resorts (IR) Implementation Bill approved several proposals on Tuesday, as the country edges closer to a fully regulated casino industry. According...
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Wednesday, 14th June 2017
The Football Association of Serbia (FAS) has announced that it has signed an agreement with European sports betting group Planetwin365, a move which will see the company become the FAS’s premium betting...
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Wednesday, 14th June 2017
Police in the Canadian province of British Columbia have arrested nine people following a year-long investigation into alleged money laundering in its casinos. Authorities began their investigation in...
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Wednesday, 14th June 2017
A legal challenge over changes to the way remote gambling operations are taxed in the UK has faltered before the EU’s highest court. In 2014, a British law was introduced which imposed a 15% levy on...
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Tuesday, 13th June 2017
Indian online poker website PokerHigh have confirmed the appointment of Bollywood star Arjun Rampal as brand ambassador. PokerHigh is one of India’s fastest growing legal online poker sites, having been...
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Tuesday, 13th June 2017
Costa Rican based iGaming provider Breakout Gaming Group has announced it has been a Curacao gaming licence. The one-for-all style licence allows Breakout to provide iGaming licensing authority to Operators...
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Tuesday, 13th June 2017
Konami Gaming has become the latest casino equipment supplier to enter into a patent cross-licensing agreement with International Game Technology (IGT). Under the deal, Konami will be able to offer various...
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