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Friday, 29th July 2016
Online operator 32Red has posted total net gaming revenue of £30.4m for the first six months of 2016. This represents an increase of 63% on the £18.6m reported for the first half of 2015. The operator...
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Thursday, 28th July 2016
SportPesa has again targeted football’s Premier League for marketing its brand, as the operator has been confirmed as the official betting partner of Southampton FC on a three-year deal, Southampton’s...
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Wednesday, 27th July 2016
European daily fantasy sports (DFS) operator Oulala is set to launch its real-money platform in Australasia and the Indian subcontinent. A white-label deal with Cardinal House Group will see Oulala’s...
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Wednesday, 27th July 2016
FanDuel is now on track to carry out its plans for a UK launch, after being granted a licence by the Gambling Commission (GC). The daily fantasy sports operator told Gambling Insider in May that...
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Wednesday, 27th July 2016
The success of UEFA Euro 2016 propelled Unibet to increase its gross winnings revenue by 59% year-on-year to a record £249m for the first six months of 2016. EBITDA climbed 46% to £48.7m, profit before...
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Tuesday, 26th July 2016
Scientific Games has expanded its European market presence, securing a Romanian license for content and game services via subsidiary SG Interactive. SG Interactive has confirmed that its online content...
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Tuesday, 26th July 2016
A “challenging” Macau market contributed to a 12% decrease in Las Vegas Sands’ casino revenues to $4.1bn for the six months ended 30 June. Minor contractions in net revenues were reported for The...
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Tuesday, 26th July 2016
As expected, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has ruled that Ladbrokes and Gala Coral must sell around 350-400 shops in order to complete their planned merger. The announcement is the CMA’s...
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Monday, 25th July 2016
The week has begun with yet more chatter around the industry about possible M & A activity, following a joint announcement from 888 Holdings and Rank Group that the two parties are evaluating the possibility...
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Monday, 25th July 2016
Premier League football club Hull City have announced a three-year deal with SportPesa to have the Kenyan operator as its official shirt sponsor. The SportPesa logo will be emblazoned on the side’s...
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Monday, 25th July 2016
The Rank Group and 888 Holdings have confirmed that they are considering a joint takeover offer for William Hill. “The consortium sees significant industrial logic in the combination, through consolidation...
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Friday, 22nd July 2016
Native American owned and operated gaming facilities experienced their largest growth in revenue for a decade, according to figures released by the National Indian Gaming Commission (NICG). The...
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Friday, 22nd July 2016
Now that James Henderson’s decision to step down as CEO of William Hill has been confirmed, the search for a successor is already underway. Chairman Gareth Davis said that Philip Bowcock’s priorities...
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Thursday, 21st July 2016
Betsson CEO Ulrik Bengtsson has expressed disappointment with the operator’s second quarter results, which included a 27% year on-year drop in net income to SEK 146.4m (£12.9m). Income before tax also...
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Thursday, 21st July 2016
Arguably the most significant CEO departure in the UK gambling industry this year has now occurred, as William Hill has announced that James Henderson has stepped down. Henderson was appointed in 2014,...
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Wednesday, 20th July 2016
Mr Green grew its revenue by 10% year-on-year to SEK 429.7m (£37.9m) for the first half of 2016. Operating profit (EBITDA) was SEK 42.2m, down from SEK 66.9m, which was partially put down to SEK 41.9m...
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Wednesday, 20th July 2016
The regulated i-gaming market in Delaware generated net revenue of $1.5m for the first six months of 2016, representing a 93% year-on-year increase on the $796,908 returned in the first half of last year....
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Tuesday, 19th July 2016
Yggdrasil Gaming has announced the appointment of Frida Gustafsson as its first ever Chief Financial Officer, with the role created in the wake of the supplier’s expansion over the last few months. Gustafsson...
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Tuesday, 19th July 2016
Chronic loss chasers on B1 gaming machines in UK casinos have been described as “disproportionately likely to be young, male and heavy-spending players” by the Responsible Gambling Trust (RGT), on...
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Tuesday, 19th July 2016
ESSA has reported a year-on-year increase in suspicious betting alerts for the second quarter of 2016, rising from 23 to 41. In keeping with previous reports published by the representative body for sports-betting...
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Tuesday, 19th July 2016
Rodrigo Duterte, the new President of the Philippines, has moved to strictly enforce a ban on government officials setting foot in casinos, according to the Politiko news agency. CEO of the Philippine...
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Monday, 18th July 2016
Interpol has confirmed that over 4,100 arrests were made and $13.6m has been seized in two separate operations focused on Asia-facing illegal gambling dens and websites during UEFA Euro 2016. Almost 4,000...
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Monday, 18th July 2016
The chief executive of the Remote Gambling Association has refuted the idea that increased TV advertising from operators in the UK is a problem. This comes after the Guardian published figures that £465m...
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Monday, 18th July 2016
Wynn Resorts has received a boost to its Wynn Everett casino resort project plans in Boston, as a hearing officer for the state’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) ruled in its favour in a...
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Friday, 15th July 2016
The spend of UK-facing operators on TV adverts since 2012 is nigh on £500m, according to figures in a report compiled for the Guardian by media analysts Nielsen. According to the posted figures, there...
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Friday, 15th July 2016
Betfair has been announced as the official betting partner of FC Barcelona in a deal that will last for the next three seasons. The operator will be granted branding all domestic matches played at the...
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Friday, 15th July 2016
Analysts have had their say on Thursday’s announcement that Hydra Industries Acquisition Corp., a special purpose acquisition company, is to purchase a 65% stake in Inspired Gaming Group for £200m. Private...
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Friday, 15th July 2016
The market for skin gambling looks set to contract, with game developer Valve moving to cut off access to the Steam marketplace for gambling sites and major streaming website Twitch banning broadcasts...
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Friday, 15th July 2016
UEFA Euro 2016 helped propel Interwetten to a 29% year-on-year gross gaming revenue increase to €32.8m for the first six months of 2016. The operator said that revenues from the tournament were up 35%...
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Thursday, 14th July 2016
Another significant acquisition in the provider space has been announced this week, as special purpose acquisition company Hydra Industries Acquisition Corp. is to purchase a 65% share in Inspired Gaming...
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Thursday, 14th July 2016
NetEnt grew its revenues by 32% year-on-year to SEK 697.4m (£61.1m) for the first six months of 2016. The revenue rise could at least partially be put down to the launch of 14 new customers’ casinos,...
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Thursday, 14th July 2016
MGM Resorts has launched a new mobile gaming platform, accessible through the WiFi system at nine of its properties in Las Vegas. The casino operator has partnered with mobile gaming technology company...
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Thursday, 14th July 2016
Arguably, the most promising sign for the Atlantic City land-based casino market at the halfway mark for the year is that its casino win is marginally in front of where it was at this point a year ago,...
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Wednesday, 13th July 2016
The UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has issued a warning to operator Marathonbet concerning a misleading promotion, which failed to make clear that a portion of customer’s winnings would be...
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Wednesday, 13th July 2016
GVC Holdings has reported pro forma net gaming revenue (NGR) of €439m for the first half of 2016, up 8% year-on-year. The operator specified that pro forma indicates what the revenue would be had its...
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Wednesday, 13th July 2016
Playtech has bought a majority stake in BGT for €138m. A total 90% share has been acquired by Playtech, while BGT founder and CEO Dr. Armin Sageder will keep hold of a 10% stake and will remain with...
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Tuesday, 12th July 2016
Caesars Entertainment Corporation and Caesars Acquisition Company have announced their agreement to amend the terms of their proposed merger. Initially proposed in December 2014, the deal is connected...
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Tuesday, 12th July 2016
Horseracing trainer Mark Johnston has called for UK broadcaster ITV to pull betting advertising from coverage of the sport when it assumes exclusive rights to showing races from the start of next year....
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Monday, 11th July 2016
The Delaware Department of Justice (DOJ) has issued formal notice to daily fantasy sports (DFS) operators that their real-money contests are not permitted under Delaware law. The office of Attorney General...
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Monday, 11th July 2016
The latest significant development for the US online poker market was a report that New Jersey is once again looking into the possibility of a liquidity sharing i-gaming agreement with the UK. According...
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Friday, 8th July 2016
Sports betting integrity body ESSA has inked a formal information sharing arrangement with The R&A, organiser of major event in the golfing calendar The Open Championship. Their partnership is a precautionary...
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Friday, 8th July 2016
Nick Rust, Chief Executive of the British Horseracing Authority (BHA), has written to the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) to outline the governing body’s fears for the horseracing industry...
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Thursday, 7th July 2016
The lower chamber of the Dutch parliament today passed a bill that is set to regulate online gambling in the country for the first time. Passage through the Dutch Senate is expected to be a formality,...
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Thursday, 7th July 2016
Malta-based Bet Entertainment Technologies Ltd has been announced as the second online operator to be awarded a license under Portugal’s new online gambling licensing regime. Bet Entertainment will offer...
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Thursday, 7th July 2016
US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton criticised Republican candidate Donald Trump’s Atlantic City casino business record at a speech made to the public outside the Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino. The...
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Wednesday, 6th July 2016
UK operator Betfred has recorded an operating loss of £76.7m for the year ending 27 September 2015, compared to profits of £31.5m in the 78 weeks ending 28 September 2014. The operator has attributed...
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Wednesday, 6th July 2016
The Esports Integrity Coalition (ESIC), a members’ association for the professional eSports industry, has officially launched after being established last year. Members and supporters of the programme...
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Tuesday, 5th July 2016
The Gibraltar Minister of Financial Services and Gaming has sought to play down fears over the impact that the UK’s departure from the European Union could have on operators based in the region, saying...
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Tuesday, 5th July 2016
Cherry AB, headquartered in Sweden, today gave notice that it has issued a four year senior secured bond of €50m with maturity on 11 July 2020. The bond was placed with more than 70 investors across...
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Tuesday, 5th July 2016
Dafabet has extended its partnership with Barclays Premier League football club Sunderland to continue as its principal partner. The Asian operator’s name was donned on the Black Cats' shirts last season...
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Tuesday, 5th July 2016
The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (Pagcor), the Philippine gaming regulator, is temporarily halting the processing and issuance of all online gambling license applications. The move follows...
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Tuesday, 5th July 2016
The UK gambling industry (excluding Northern Ireland), has been given a boost following the fears of what June’s Brexit vote may cause, after some encouraging statistics were published by the Gambling...
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Monday, 4th July 2016
Online poker operator PokerStars, owned by Amaya Gaming, has announced its withdrawal from the Slovenian market along with its sister company Full Tilt. “Our management team regularly reviews our operations...
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Friday, 1st July 2016
The Gambling Commission (GC) has published its latest statistics for the UK gambling industry, revealing a slight decrease in the number of betting shops in the country. The number of betting shops in...
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Friday, 1st July 2016
Macau’s gross revenue from games of fortune has experienced its 25th straight month of decline, dropping to 15.9bn patacas in June for a year-on-year decline of 8.5%. Official data released by the Gaming...
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