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Monday, 31st July 2017
Spain, along with the other countries, is looking to expand its pool of online poker players by opening its virtual doors to neighbours. By doing so it would help emulate and compete with the UK which...
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Monday, 31st July 2017
The Oklahoman city of Broken Arrow is expected to approve a resolution which would confirm its opposition to efforts to introduce gaming machines into the town. Broken Arrow City Council officials were...
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Monday, 31st July 2017
Macau’s 1H gaming taxes have increased an impressive 15.3% according to the city’s most recent Financial Services Bureau (FSB) report released earlier today. Direct taxes from gaming were also up...
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Monday, 31st July 2017
Affiliate network BetWay Partners has confirmed that it is transferring control of its revenue share affiliate accounts to controversial affiliate program provider Buffalo Partners, as reported by the...
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Monday, 31st July 2017
International Game Technology (IGT) announced that it has entered into a new €1.5bn term loan agreement as well as an adjustment to its multicurrency revolving credit facilities. IGT confirmed that...
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Monday, 31st July 2017
Osaka is looking to solidify its future as the casino destination in Japan by attempting to pass guidelines for casino operations to coincide with their 2025 World Expo bid. As reported in the Japan...
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Monday, 31st July 2017
The UK’s national broadcaster, the BBC, has started showing live eSports coverage on its digital-only channel BBC3. The public media organisation began broadcasting the newly-formed Gfinity Elite League...
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Monday, 31st July 2017
Earlier this week, investment firm, Blackstone announced the acquisition of Clarion Events from private equity funds managed by Providence Equity Partners in a huge £600m deal. Blackstone was not the...
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Monday, 31st July 2017
The Australian casino operator Crown Resorts faces a lawsuit from a former first aid manager concerning her alleged unlawful dismissal and the company’s failure to adhere to health and safety regulations. Ms...
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Monday, 31st July 2017
Global casino giant Caesars Entertainment Corporation has now signed an agreement with Chinese-backed investment firm ASF Consortium that would see it operate the casino portion of a A$3bn resort on the...
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Monday, 31st July 2017
Pala Casino Resort & Spa has announced its plans for a $170m expansion of its venue in San Diego. Construction is set to begin in October and be completed by May 2019, and will include an additional...
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Friday, 28th July 2017
It has been reported that the government of Malta is advancing on its strategy to allow the use of digital currencies like Bitcoin at online casinos. The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA), which is in charge...
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Friday, 28th July 2017
High-stakes sports gambler Billy Walters was sentenced on Thursday to five years in prison and ordered to pay a $10 million fine over insider trading. He was found guilty of a $43m insider trading scheme,...
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Friday, 28th July 2017
Hong Kong-listed Suncity Group Holdings Ltd said on Thursday it is purchasing 34% of a casino project for HKD600 million (US$76.8 million). A company filing revealed that the buyer is Goal Summit Ltd,...
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Friday, 28th July 2017
With the technical support of Lot.To (UK), entertainment and gaming company Western Lotto Nigeria Limited (WLN) have now launched on the Nigerian market. Firms offering lotto and lotteries have grown...
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Friday, 28th July 2017
US regional casino operator Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment has officially confirmed its plans to start building a casino resort in South Korea by the end of this year. Incheon, an ultramodern city...
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Friday, 28th July 2017
Malta-based Kambi Group announced on Thursday it had signed a multi-year deal with Bulgaria’s National Lottery, under which it will provide its sports betting and technology services to the operator’s...
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Friday, 28th July 2017
In an e-mail sent to current players, FanDuel has announced it will not be offering its services for the forthcoming season, with a full refund being offered to its clients. The operator has only had...
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Friday, 28th July 2017
Casino and hotel operator Hard Rock International has confirmed its interest in developing a casino at Laguna Lăng Cô beach resort in Vietnam’s Thua Thien Hue province, according to news outlet GGRAsia. Daniel...
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Thursday, 27th July 2017
Clarion Events has acquired Affiliate Summit for an undisclosed figure in a bid to reinforce its presence in the affiliate marketing sector. The parent company of iGB Affiliate has purchased one of the...
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Thursday, 27th July 2017
New Jersey internet gaming revenue grew by 28% in the first half of 2017, with online casinos taking in $121.4m compared to the $94.8m in the prior-year period. According to figures released by state...
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Thursday, 27th July 2017
Casino giant Gaming and Leisure Properties Inc. (GLPI) has reported a 17% increase in its total revenue figures during the second quarter of 2017. The company posted revenue of $243m at the April-June...
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Thursday, 27th July 2017
The Coingaming Group, which operates popular bitcoin-led betting brands including Bitcasino.io and Sportsbet.io, has made a series of senior appointments to bolster its marketing and sportsbook teams. Olga...
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Thursday, 27th July 2017
The Badminton World Federation (BWF) and 12Bet have signed a partnership deal for the upcoming 2017 World championships taking place in Glasgow in August. The sponsorship will see 12Bet gain "product...
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Thursday, 27th July 2017
The UK Gambling commission (UKGC) has launched a consultation concerning the issue of transparency in society lotteries, with the aim of introducing changes which will make it easier for the public to...
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Thursday, 27th July 2017
The Armenian government is currently overseeing changes to its casino licences and regulations in order to benefit from the country's increased gaming market, according to Russian gambling news outlet...
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Thursday, 27th July 2017
Digital Sports Tech is introducing an industry-first Quick Pick Accumulator product in anticipation of the upcoming 2017-2018 European football leagues. These will allow players to create their own instantly...
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Thursday, 27th July 2017
The Irish bookmakers association has sent in their review of the 2015 betting regime to remote bookmakers and betting exchanges for the Department of Finance. The review also looked to identify the potential...
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Thursday, 27th July 2017
Las Vegas Sands reported strong Q2 financial results on Wednesday with investments in Asia pushing the company past the $3bn mark in revenue. The hotel and casino operator reported $3.14bn in net revenue,...
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Thursday, 27th July 2017
Wynn Resorts published its second-quarter financial results earlier this week, posting earnings of $1.5bn in revenues. This increase can be fairly attributed to the success of the brand’s Macau units,...
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Thursday, 27th July 2017
European sportsbook giant Ladbrokes Coral Group has confirmed that it is set to reach its financial targets for 2017 following “strong performance” in the first half of the year. In its six monthly...
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Thursday, 27th July 2017
The Massachusetts Gaming Commission has raised DraftKings' hackles over its new proposal to label the service as online gaming. “At this time, the Special Commission recommends legalising DFS as a subset...
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Thursday, 27th July 2017
European sportsbook operator the mybet Group has announced a deal to become the new co-sponsor and sports betting partner of German Bundesliga club Borussia Mönchengladbach for the next two football seasons. Under...
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Thursday, 27th July 2017
Galaxy Gaming announced today that Todd P. Cravens, the Company’s Vice President of Business Development, has succeeded Galaxy’s founder, Robert B. Saucier, as President and Chief Executive Officer....
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Thursday, 27th July 2017
The French gambling regulator ARJEL has revealed that the nation’s turnover from sports betting has reached a new high of €636m (£567m). The French sports betting markets are seeing their largest...
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Thursday, 27th July 2017
The US state of Delaware has become the fourteenth state to legalise daily fantasy sports after state governor John Carney signed a bill formally legalising and regulating it on Wednesday. House bill...
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Thursday, 27th July 2017
The Roosevelt Hotel and Casino in Macau has now opened its doors following an inauguration yesterday at the Macau Jockey Club. The casino, running under a SJM-license, includes 30 gaming tables and 90...
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Wednesday, 26th July 2017
According to a study by Landman Economics, West London gamblers lost over £100m to FOBT slot machines in 2016. The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) also revealed £1.82bn was spent on these machines across...
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Wednesday, 26th July 2017
A TV advertisement for European booking giant Coral has once again ran afoul of the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) for overtly putting pressure on players to gamble, marking the tenth time in three...
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Wednesday, 26th July 2017
Caesars Entertainment is one step closer to emerging from Chapter 11 bankruptcy, with shareholders on Tuesday voting to form a new company. Caesars Entertainment and Caesars Acquisition shareholders met...
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Wednesday, 26th July 2017
Fulham Football Club has today announced the signing of a two-year sponsorship deal with online operator grosvenorcasinos.com. The new deal will see the grosvernorcasinos.com logo emblazoned on the home...
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Wednesday, 26th July 2017
China's stock market, the Hang Seng Index, saw several share listings for companies in the casino industry take a hit last night, resulting in slower growth for the segment compared to other industries. Wynn...
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Wednesday, 26th July 2017
The SkyCity Group has confirmed today that it will go ahead with the $330m expansion of its Adelaide Casino. After years of negotiations, the Australian and New Zealand casino operator has finally signed...
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Wednesday, 26th July 2017
Google will finally allow real-money gambling applications to be marketed via its Google Play app store later this year, ending a long-standing self-imposed ban on gambling apps since 2013. The news...
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Wednesday, 26th July 2017
The Malta-based online betting operator Wetten.com has appointed Diane Dalli as its first CFO. This follows Jeff Tabone’s recent appointment as its first ever Director of Sportsbook in March. Diane...
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Wednesday, 26th July 2017
Sports betting technology supplier Kambi has revealed that its revenue increased by 3% in the second quarter of 2017. In its quarterly report to investors the company confirmed Q2 2017 revenue of €14.1m...
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Wednesday, 26th July 2017
The Uruguayan government is rumoured to be considering the introduction of a legal framework which would see internationally-licensed iGaming operators banned from targeting its citizens, according to...
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Wednesday, 26th July 2017
The Kindred Group plc has released their H1 2017 performance overview, which has displayed rapid growth. The Kindred Group, one of Europe’s largest providers of online gambling and digital content,...
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Tuesday, 25th July 2017
Maltese gaming-operator GoWild has officially expanded into Britain’s online gambling market after receiving approval from the UK Gambling Commission. The Maltese firm has been in its country’s domestic...
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Tuesday, 25th July 2017
MGM Resorts International has announced the appointment of a new Vice President of Global Industry Affairs, according to a company press release. Debra De Shong, a former Chief of Staff to a US Ambassador...
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Tuesday, 25th July 2017
Police in Macau have said that seven separate scams involving counterfeit chips have taken place in one of the region's casino resorts within the last five days. It has been reported that since July 19...
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Tuesday, 25th July 2017
The UK’s online gambling operators may soon have to pay a tax on freeplays and related discounts from August, despite this previously being removed from the government's Finance Bill 2017, according...
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Tuesday, 25th July 2017
Cordish Gaming’s second application for the right to build a $2.2bn integrated casino resort (IR) in the Spanish capital was rejected by the Community of Madrid on Friday. Spanish news outlet El Confidencial...
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Tuesday, 25th July 2017
Gloucester Rugby and 21Bet have announced a new sponsorship partnership ahead of the 2017-18 Aviva Premiership season. 21Bet continue their investment into British and Irish sports which sees them retain...
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Tuesday, 25th July 2017
The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) announced yesterday the release of Resolver, a tool which will enable consumers to file gambling-related complaints. It will have immediate effect and will be available...
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Tuesday, 25th July 2017
In the first six months of 2017, visitor arrivals to Macau totalled nearly 15.6m, up by 5.4% from a year earlier, according to data released on Monday by the region’s Statistic and Census Service. In...
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Tuesday, 25th July 2017
The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) has seen a sharp rise in its profits as detailed by a financial statement posted on their official website. The figures show an increase of 24.9%...
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Tuesday, 25th July 2017
Following on from the rebrand and relaunch of Casino.com earlier this year, the Mansion Group have now launched with their new TV and UK marketing campaign. The new advert, which you can view below, saw...
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Tuesday, 25th July 2017
Kristof Fahy, Chief Customer Officer at Ladbrokes Coral, has stepped down after serving less than a year in the role. Fahy joined Labrokes in 2015, but it was just nine months ago, in November 2016,...
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Tuesday, 25th July 2017
Irish bookmaker BoyleSports has confirmed the appointment of Conor Gray as its new Chief Executive Officer, replacing his father-in-law and BoyleSports founder John Boyle. Gray initially joined the company...
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Tuesday, 25th July 2017
The Hamilton Princess & Beach Club is set to become the first holder of a casino licence in Bermuda following the submission of an application to the Bermuda Casino Gaming Commission (BCGC). The initial...
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Monday, 24th July 2017
UK based bookmaking giant Ladbrokes Coral Group has announced the signing of a new media rights deal with horseracing firm The Racing Partnership (TRP). TRP is a joint venture between UK racecourse owner/operator...
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Monday, 24th July 2017
Mainland China’s state-run lottery sales increased by 5.5% in the first semester of 2017 in year-on-year terms, according to official data. All lottery product sales accounted to RMB205.03bn (US$30.3bn),...
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Monday, 24th July 2017
Officials from the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp (OLG) have confirmed that they will hand over control of gambling operations in the greater Toronto area to a private operator. The OLG have revealed...
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Monday, 24th July 2017
Global gaming giant Scientific Games has reported a 5% year-on-year increase in its revenue figures for the second quarter of 2017. Its Q2 2017 revenue grew to $766.3m improving on the $729.2m it posted...
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Monday, 24th July 2017
Africa-focused online gaming company SportPesa is heading to court to fight Kenya's new 35% tax rate bill on all gambling revenue. Although the new tax rate is due to come into effect from January 2018,...
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Monday, 24th July 2017
A judge in the US state of Nevada has ruled that the Silver Bullet casino development can be built in Carson City without an accompanying hotel, despite state regulations stating both must be built before...
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Monday, 24th July 2017
The Supreme Court of Japan has denied an appeal by Universal Entertainment Corp against news agency Reuters. The slot machine manufacturer lost the lawsuit due to the lack of groundings and merit to...
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Monday, 24th July 2017
Online casino company Mr Green has confirmed a 36.3% rise in its year-on-year revenue for the second quarter of 2017, in comparison to the same period of 2016. The firm’s revenue for Q2 2017 totalled...
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Monday, 24th July 2017
The Tohono O’odham tribe have received the green light from the US Department of the Interior to amend their tribal compact with the state of Arizona, paving the way for the tribe to commence expansion...
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Friday, 21st July 2017
The final three judges for the prestigious Global Gaming Awards 2017 have been confirmed, bringing the total judging panel up to 60 judges. As in previous years, the judges represent a diverse cross-section...
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Friday, 21st July 2017
The Israeli government has approved a law that allows the court-ordered blocking or removal of internet sites promoting criminal or terrorist activity online. The move marks the first introduction of...
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Friday, 21st July 2017
The Belgian parliament is currently in session to discuss two bills that would impose further restrictions on the gambling industry. The country is considered to be one of the most tightly regulated in...
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Friday, 21st July 2017
Online casino and software provider Pragmatic Play has been awarded a Supplier License by The Bahamas gaming control board becoming one of the first iGaming providers to do so. Pragmatic Play currently...
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Friday, 21st July 2017
European sports book and online casino operator bwin has today unveiled a heavily revised version of its casino site. The new site features an overhauled and advanced user interface with a plethora of...
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Friday, 21st July 2017
European iGaming and affiliate provider RakeTech Group have today announced the appointment of Christian Lundberg as the new chairman of the company’s board. Lundberg, who currently works as a strategic...
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Friday, 21st July 2017
Sportsbook operators EnergyBet have announced the extension of their sponsorship of Vanarama National League club Leyton Orient Football club for the 2017/18 season. Under the terms of the deal the EnergyBet...
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Friday, 21st July 2017
Evolution Gaming has posted its financial results from the three months ending 30 June 2017, showing positive figures which have been accredited to the success of the company’s mobile gaming operation. Operating...
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Friday, 21st July 2017
Legislators in California have announced the introduction of a constitutional amendment which authorises sports betting in the state, subject to a change in US Federal law. ACA 18 is the latest in a series...
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Friday, 21st July 2017
Global entertainment organisation, MGM Resorts International al has announced that it will be added to the prestigious S&P 500 index, MGM will be added to what many consider to be the best representation...
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Friday, 21st July 2017
The commercial stand-off between Arena Racing Company and bookmaking giant Ladbrokes Coral has finally come to an end. The stand-off led to a number of blackouts of race meetings in thousands of betting...
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Friday, 21st July 2017
Las Vegas stalwart, The Golden Gate hotel- casino has announced major renovation plans which will see the casino almost double in size. The 111-year-old casino will close between August 20-25th during...
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Thursday, 20th July 2017
The National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) reported this week that North America’s tribal gaming operators have set a record, taking over $30bn for the first time in gross gaming revenue. Collectively...
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Thursday, 20th July 2017
Kenyan sports betting operator SportPesa has announced the acquisition of a 75% majority shareholding in RCS gaming, a licensed gaming operator which is part of Italian firm RCS Media Group. The purchase...
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Thursday, 20th July 2017
The Philippines is upping the ante with the regulation of the online platforms by partnering with Continent 8 to deliver a range of cyber security services. The deal will see businesses in the Philippines...
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Thursday, 20th July 2017
NBA commissioner Adam Silver has announced he sees the legalisation of sports gambling happening in the not-so-distant future. Silver is one of the strongest supporters of the legalisation of sports...
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Thursday, 20th July 2017
Officials in the Vietnam province of Thua Thien-Hue have asked for the central government’s permission to add a casino to the Lang Co Laguna beach resort, VietNam News reported. The figure of $2bn is...
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Thursday, 20th July 2017
Online bookmaker Betsafe has announced the signing of a three year sponsorship deal with Aviva Rugby Premier league side Saracens FC, a deal which will see Betsafe become the clubs official betting partner. Under...
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Thursday, 20th July 2017
A Singaporean woman has been rescued by authorities in the Philippines after being kidnapped by three men at the lobby of a casino in Manila, local media reported. Ms Wu Yan was kidnapped at the Solaire...
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Thursday, 20th July 2017
Sports betting integrity watchdog ESSA has released its report for the second quarter of 2017, flagging a total of 53 cases of suspicious betting related to competitive sporting events, down 27% year on...
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Thursday, 20th July 2017
Justices at the Hague District Court have ruled that the Dutch Gaming Authority (DGA), the Kansspelautoriteit was right to impose hefty six-figure fines on iGaming operators that it found to have breached...
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Wednesday, 19th July 2017
Officials from the Slovakian Finance ministry have released a ‘blacklist’ of the first 10 names of online gambling firms operating in Slovakia without the approval of local gaming regulatory authorities. The...
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Wednesday, 19th July 2017
Russia’s Primorsky Krai Development Corp, the company in charge of developing the Primorye Integrated Entertainment Zone has revealed it is set to auction off three plots of land at the casino resort. The...
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Wednesday, 19th July 2017
Gaming solutions provider Intralot has announced a renewal of its current contract with the Vermont Lottery from 1 July, 2017, through to 30 June, 2020. The collaboration between Vermont Lottery and...
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Wednesday, 19th July 2017
Brokerage Union Gaming has warned Japan that it risks harming its incipient casino industry by encumbering it with regulation. In a Monday note penned “Japan’s IR (Integrated Resort) bill fiasco”,...
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Wednesday, 19th July 2017
New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu yesterday signed a bill into law that legalises and regulates daily fantasy sports in the state, making it the 13th US state to do so. House bill 580 already passed...
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Wednesday, 19th July 2017
Industry supplier Gaming Realms has registered confidence in the progress of its growth strategy, reporting revenue of £15.7m in its H1 trading update. The figure, which excludes disposables, represents...
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Wednesday, 19th July 2017
Scandinavian focussed online gaming company Betsson AB has reported a year on year casino revenue increase of 26% in the first six months of 2017. In a statement to investors, the company reported that...
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Wednesday, 19th July 2017
Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte has today signed a law which extends the coverage of existing anti-money laundering legislation to cover casino operations. Republic Act 10927 amends the Philippine...
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Wednesday, 19th July 2017
State Police Chief Datuk Chuah Ghee Lye has announced that authorities have successfully eradicated 99% of illegal gambling activities in the Malaysian state of Penang. The states police force has been...
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