sbtech2.jpg
sbtech2.jpg
sbtech2.jpg
CLOSE
× Gambling News In-Depth iGaming Calendar Connections GI Friday Trafficology GI Magazine
GGA 2019 AffiliateCon

Gambling News Archive

Wednesday, 31st July 2019
Gaming revenue from across Nevada rose 11% year-on-year to $1.04bn for June. Revenue at the Las Vegas Strip was $906.6m, up 17%, and accounted for 60% of the state’s total; revenue at the Strip...
READ MORE
Wednesday, 31st July 2019
Boyd Gaming grew its revenue 37% year-on-year to $846.1m for the second quarter of the year. The operator generated net income of $48.5m, a 25% increase, and total adjusted EBITDAR of $232.6m, rising...
READ MORE
Wednesday, 31st July 2019
Nektan saw its overall revenue fall 29% year-on-year, to £4.1m ($5m), for Q4 of its financial year. However, despite the drop, its revenue for the full year increased by 15% to £22.5m. Nektan...
READ MORE
Wednesday, 31st July 2019
Ladbrokes Coral Group has been ordered to pay £5.9m ($7.2m) for failing to put effective safeguards in place to prevent its players from potential gambling harm and money laundering. The Gambling...
READ MORE
Wednesday, 31st July 2019
BetConstruct has showcased its commitment to the Global Gaming Awards Las Vegas by agreeing to be Lead Partner for the third consecutive year. The Global Gaming Awards Las Vegas recognise and reward excellence...
READ MORE
Tuesday, 30th July 2019
Jim Murren wants the $17.3bn merger of Eldorado Resorts and Caesars Entertainment to succeed, as "what’s good for Las Vegas is good for MGM." Speaking to Gambling Insider for the upcoming US...
READ MORE
Tuesday, 30th July 2019
French gambling regulator Arjel has reported a 20% year-on-year increase for H1 2019 revenue, due to a strong period of growth from sports wagering in Q2. Football dominated Q2, with French bettors wagering...
READ MORE
Tuesday, 30th July 2019
Seven on-course bookmakers will have their operating licenses reviewed after allowing a 16-year-old to bet. Officers from the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, supported by the Gambling Commission...
READ MORE
Tuesday, 30th July 2019
FSB Technology has received a growth capital investment of £23m ($27.9m) from Clairvest Group. The funding, which will increase by up to £4m under certain conditions, will be used to pursue...
READ MORE
Monday, 29th July 2019
FanDuel has launched its sportsbook app in Pennsylvania, in partnership with fellow operator Boyd Gaming and its Valley Forge Casino Resort property. Pennsylvania becomes the second state in which FanDuel...
READ MORE
Monday, 29th July 2019
MansionBet has secured a two-year deal with English Premier League football club Newcastle United to become its official UK betting partner. The agreement will see MansionBet operate betting terminals...
READ MORE
Monday, 29th July 2019
Kevin Dale, Director at analyst firm Gaming Monitor, believes the efforts of Paddy Power’s Save Our Shirt campaign (SOS) are not based on real convictions and will divide the industry. Paddy Power...
READ MORE
Monday, 29th July 2019
North Carolina has become the seventh state to regulate sports betting this year, after Bill S 154 was signed into law by Governor Roy Cooper. The legislation allows the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians...
READ MORE
Monday, 29th July 2019
The Ministry of Public Security arrested 400 Chinese nationals as it raided an online gambling ring in the Vietnamese city Hải Phòng. According to the investigation, the operation offered casino,...
READ MORE
Friday, 26th July 2019
Française des Jeux (FDJ) increased its revenue by 5% year-on-year in the first half of 2019, to €944m ($1bn). FDJ reported a rise in player stakes across all segments, up 7% to €8.4bn....
READ MORE
Friday, 26th July 2019
DraftKings has become an authorised gaming partner of MLB. The multi-year deal enables DraftKings to enhance its wagering offerings. DraftKings will be granted the rights to use official MLB data along...
READ MORE
Friday, 26th July 2019
Consolidated net revenue at MGM Resorts rose 13% year-on-year in the second quarter of 2019 to $3.2bn. The operator reported a rise of 2% in operating income to $371m, with Q2 including $43m in restructuring...
READ MORE
Thursday, 25th July 2019
The Administrative Court of Linköping has extended the operating licenses of four betting companies to a maximum of three years. Spelinspektionen had granted AG Communications, MT Securetrade, Hero...
READ MORE
Thursday, 25th July 2019
Yerry Mina is the latest football player to be charged by the Football Association (FA) in relation to a breach of betting regulations. The Everton player reportedly appeared in a betting advert in his...
READ MORE
Thursday, 25th July 2019
Melco Resorts and Entertainment generated revenue of $1.4bn for the second quarter of 2019, up 17% year-on-year. The operator attributed this growth to better performances in the rolling chip and mass...
READ MORE
Thursday, 25th July 2019
Las Vegas Sands reported consolidated net revenue of $3.3bn for the second quarter of the year, an increase of 0.9% year-on-year. Operating income rose 12% to $894m, while net income was $1.1bn, up 64%. Q2...
READ MORE
Wednesday, 24th July 2019
Another week in Great Britain means another contribution from the Gambling Commission. Three, in fact, with the regulator this week discussing gambling within video games, the National Lottery and credit...
READ MORE
Wednesday, 24th July 2019
Kindred Group has announced revenue of £450.6m ($561.5m) for H1 2019, a 6% increase year-on-year. Despite the revenue rise, EBITDA dropped 32% to £61.1m, as profit before tax also faced significant...
READ MORE
Wednesday, 24th July 2019
Kambi’s revenue grew 25% year-on-year to €42.6m ($47.5m) for H1 2019. The supplier’s H1 profit from operations also rose 19% to €5.1m, which was €3.6m after tax. Kambi’s...
READ MORE
Wednesday, 24th July 2019
After its recent call for evidence on the issue of gambling online with credit cards, the Gambling Commission has confirmed it will commence a 12-week consultation in mid-August. One possibility it will...
READ MORE
Tuesday, 23rd July 2019
The Gambling Commission believes publishers should be more proactive in preventing players from coming across gambling during video games. While recent emphasis has been placed on football game Fifa and...
READ MORE
Tuesday, 23rd July 2019
Twin River Holdings has announced estimated Q2 revenue of between $146.5m and $148.5m, which would represent a significant year-on-year rise. Last year, $110.8m was generated for the period and exact...
READ MORE
Tuesday, 23rd July 2019
Joseph Addabbo Jr., New York Senator and Chair of the Senate Racing, Gaming and Wagering Committee, believes the state needs to implement mobile sports betting to stop millions of dollars being spent across...
READ MORE
Tuesday, 23rd July 2019
Affiliate Better Collective has acquired US web portals VegasInsider.com and ScoresandOdds.com for $20m in cash. Earlier this year, Better Collective purchased 60% of the RotoGrinders network for $21m,...
READ MORE
Monday, 22nd July 2019
English football club Newport County and Scottish Premiership football team Motherwell have joined Paddy Power’s "Save Our Shirt" campaign. On Friday, the Flutter Entertainment-owned brand announced...
READ MORE
Monday, 22nd July 2019
Former American Gaming Association (AGA) executive Sara Slane will work as a consultant for the National Hockey League (NHL), advising its teams on sports betting strategies. Slane has been brought in...
READ MORE
Monday, 22nd July 2019
FanDuel has opened its first retail sportsbook in New York State at Tioga Downs Casino Resort in Nichols. New York Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo made the ceremonial first bet as part of the ribbon-cutting...
READ MORE
Monday, 22nd July 2019
Rush Street Interactive’s brand PlaySugarHouse.com has become the first legal sportsbook and casino website live in Pennsylvania to enable betting from iPhone users. Apple recently announced any...
READ MORE
Monday, 22nd July 2019
Gambling Insider has often defended the UK gambling industry against baseless criticism. According to Kompli-Global however, one area gaming companies most certainly deserve criticism is their know your...
READ MORE
Friday, 19th July 2019
Congratulations, Paddy Power; not for the first time, you fooled us all. It’s been an eventful few days for the Flutter Entertainment-owned brand, during which it both sponsored and unsponsored...
READ MORE
Friday, 19th July 2019
Operator Betsson was only able to report a 2% year-on-year growth in H1 revenue, to SEK 2.6bn ($280m), while Q2 revenue fell 5% to SEK 1.27bn. Accompanying Betsson’s slow H1 growth, its operating...
READ MORE
Friday, 19th July 2019
After launching back in February, Nathan Joyes caught up with Betconnect’s Co-founder, Daniel Schreiber, to see how the company has progressed since ICE London. What developments have occurred since...
READ MORE
Friday, 19th July 2019
NetEnt has launched its games in Pennsylvania, after the state's regulated online casino market went live this week.  Through its subsidiary NetEnt Americas LLC, the supplier was granted an Interactive...
READ MORE
Friday, 19th July 2019
Evolution Gaming increased its operating revenue 49% year-on-year to €165m ($185.7m) for H1 2019. Rising to €78.6m, EBITDA grew 63% for the supplier, with profit for the period amounting to...
READ MORE
Thursday, 18th July 2019
Pennsylvania gaming revenue went up 2% to $3.3bn for the year ended 30 June. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has reported its combined fiscal year revenue figures for the first time, which include...
READ MORE
Thursday, 18th July 2019
Betgenius has entered a five-year data supply partnership with Betfred, incorporating all English and Scottish league football data; the partnership started on 12 July when the Scottish League Cup commenced. The...
READ MORE
Thursday, 18th July 2019
GVC Holdings has agreed to sell its 50% stake in Spanish retail betting business Sportium Apuestas Deportivas to casino operator Cirsa for €70m ($78.7m). The deal is subject to regulatory approval. The...
READ MORE
Thursday, 18th July 2019
In most businesses, there is often some kind of struggle in maintaining a strong performance across the summer months. It's likely most sales staff will have experienced some frustration about how the...
READ MORE
Wednesday, 17th July 2019
Betfred USA and Elite Casino Resorts have partnered to offer sports wagering in Iowa, marking Betfred's first deal of this kind in the US. Once regulatory approval has been confirmed, the operator will...
READ MORE
Wednesday, 17th July 2019
Jesper Søgaard, CEO and Co-Founder of Better Collective, spoke exclusively to Gambling Insider on the affiliate's progress in Brazil and the steps necessary to enter a new market. What is most...
READ MORE
Wednesday, 17th July 2019
John J. James will take over as President and CEO of Foxwoods Resort Casino from 12 August. The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Council announced James will succeed interim CEO, Tribal Chairman Rodney Butler,...
READ MORE
Wednesday, 17th July 2019
GVC Holdings' UK retail EBITDA increased c.£70m ($86.8m) year-on-year for Q2, in its first trading update since the reduction in maximum stakes on fixed odds betting terminals (FOBTs) to £2. The...
READ MORE
Tuesday, 16th July 2019
The UK Government will undergo a consultation to determine whether it will raise the minimum age required to play the National Lottery. Currently, 16-year-olds are allowed to buy lottery tickets within...
READ MORE
Tuesday, 16th July 2019
The Oneida Indian Nation today announced its joint venture with Caesars Entertainment will open its doors on 1 August. The Lounge at Caesars Sports will be opened at the Turning Stone Resort in Verona,...
READ MORE
Tuesday, 16th July 2019
A sports betting bill in North Carolina now faces its final hurdle of being signed off by Governor Roy Cooper, after the legislature passed it on Monday. The House voted 90-27 in favour of adding sports...
READ MORE
Tuesday, 16th July 2019
During surveys or science experiments at school, teachers would go over methodology and sample sizes with a fine-tooth comb. If your experiment wasn’t up to scratch, you either failed or had to conduct...
READ MORE
Monday, 15th July 2019
The Hippodrome Casino saw its annual revenue drop 2% year-on-year to £76.5m ($95.8m) for 2018, in what it describes as a challenging year. The Leicester Square venue reported EBITDA of £5.2m,...
READ MORE
Monday, 15th July 2019
Gaming in Holland Founder Willem van Oort believes the Kansspelautoriteit’s (KSA) cooling off period brings clarity to the Dutch online gaming market, allowing international operators to form a timeline...
READ MORE
Monday, 15th July 2019
Continuing its run of partnering with elite-level football teams, 1xBet has become the official global betting partner of Chelsea Football Club for the next three years. The operator recently announced...
READ MORE
Monday, 15th July 2019
Flutter Entertainment brand Paddy Power has become Huddersfield Town’s title partner for the 2019/20 football season. English Championship side Huddersfield will also have its shirt sponsored by...
READ MORE
Monday, 15th July 2019
New Jersey saw further year-on-year increases in gaming revenue for June, as total gaming win rose 22% to $283.8m. With gambling activity booming in the state, $236m in casino win contributed to the majority...
READ MORE
Monday, 15th July 2019
SBTech has secured a multi-channel sportsbook platform deal with Finnish operator Veikkaus following a public procurement process. While the exact length of the deal has not been disclosed, the supplier...
READ MORE
Monday, 15th July 2019
New Hampshire has become the latest state in the US to legalise sports betting. Governor Chris Sununu has signed into law a measure to legalise sports betting on both professional and college sports,...
READ MORE
Friday, 12th July 2019
NetEnt has reported revenue of SEK 837m ($32.9m) for the first half of the year, dropping 3% year-on-year. Operating profit for the year up to 30 June was SEK 256m, corresponding to a margin of 48%, with...
READ MORE
Friday, 12th July 2019
Viktor Hoffmann, Global Marketing Director at VBet, a BetConstruct brand, spoke exclusively to Gambling Insider on the nature of relationships between operators and football clubs. He believes that, despite...
READ MORE
Thursday, 11th July 2019
Pari mutuel urbain (PMU) has announced a 3% year-on-year decline in revenue to €4.76bn ($5.36bn) for the first six months of the year. For H1 2019, PMU’s horseracing sector fell 2% to €4.4bn....
READ MORE
Thursday, 11th July 2019
Eldorado Resorts will sell two of its properties to Twin River ahead of its $17.3bn acquisition of Caesars Entertainment. Raising $230m in cash, the casino operator has reached definitive agreements to...
READ MORE
Thursday, 11th July 2019
Personal management license holders at Casino 36 must undertake extra training as part of a £300,000 ($376,155) penalty levied by the Gambling Commission for anti-money laundering and social responsibility...
READ MORE
Thursday, 11th July 2019
Interblock Global CEO John Connelly believes the Oklahoma gaming market will continue to thrive in the coming years. Speaking to Gambling Insider ahead of the upcoming Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association...
READ MORE
Wednesday, 10th July 2019
Two complaints. That’s all it took for the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) to ban one of Sky Bet’s televised sports betting adverts in March. Now news has broken of the nonsensical...
READ MORE
Wednesday, 10th July 2019
English Premier League football club Liverpool has signed a multi-year partnership with 1xBet. The operator has become the club’s global betting partner, with the deal allowing 1xBet to advertise...
READ MORE
Wednesday, 10th July 2019
Council members in the District of Columbia have voted to award lottery and sports betting operations to Intralot for the next five years, despite concerns of a conflict of interest. The deal is reported...
READ MORE
Wednesday, 10th July 2019
Sky Bet has seen a ban on one of its sports betting adverts overturned by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) upon appeal. In March, the ASA received two complaints over a televised Sky Bet advert...
READ MORE
Tuesday, 9th July 2019
Ahead of iGB Live in Amsterdam (16-19 July) Pragmatic Play Chief Business Development Officer Yossi Barzely tells Gambling Insider about the importance of live casino games and what the...
READ MORE
Tuesday, 9th July 2019
Stars Group has entered into an agreement with the Akwesasne Mohawk Casino Resort for gaming and sports betting operations in New York. The agreement will give Stars Group the option to operate and brand...
READ MORE
Tuesday, 9th July 2019
SBTech has partnered with Churchill Downs at Oaklawn Racetrack and Casino to power the first legal sports wager in the state of Arkansas. In November, Arkansas voters approved new gambling regulations...
READ MORE
Tuesday, 9th July 2019
Parx Casino is planning to launch its online casino in Pennsylvania on 15 July, having posted a countdown clock on its website. Parx’s clock shows the days, hours, minutes and seconds until launch,...
READ MORE
Tuesday, 9th July 2019
A state-backed report from Macau says the island’s largest junket operator, Suncity, has made billions of dollars in online and proxy betting, damaging the country’s social economic order in...
READ MORE
Monday, 8th July 2019
Betsson Group Managing Director Melvin Hulleman has left the operator to join Authentic Gaming as Head of Account Management. Hulleman spent nine years at Betsson, a tenure which involved five different...
READ MORE
Monday, 8th July 2019
Sky Bet’s Head of Sports PR, Michael Shinners, has told Gambling Insider the operator will be “continuing to monitor” future horseracing meetings, following the success of Frankie Dettori...
READ MORE
Monday, 8th July 2019
Affiliate Asianconnect88 has ended its business deal with 9Wickets - a website connected to Betfair - after an investigation by the Financial Times found the agency was offering access to Betfair in the...
READ MORE
Monday, 8th July 2019
A total of 78 people have been arrested over the course of a six-day police operation in Singapore, where it is illegal to run a gambling den. Over the six-day operation, the police raided numerous areas...
READ MORE
Friday, 5th July 2019
Gambling consultant Steve Donoughue has questioned the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport’s (DCMS) lack of sympathy for those losing their jobs in the gambling industry. William...
READ MORE
Friday, 5th July 2019
Aristocrat Technologies is suing rival poker machine supplier Ainsworth Game Technology for copying the design of one of its most successful games, with the case to be heard at Australia’s federal...
READ MORE
Friday, 5th July 2019
Amid the barrage of relentless criticism and media scrutiny facing gambling operators in the UK, AgeChecked CEO Alastair Graham tells Gambling Insider he is "very impressed" with the gambling industry’s...
READ MORE
Thursday, 4th July 2019
Australian operator Tabcorp has been convicted of offering an illegal gambling inducement in New South Wales (NSW) and ordered to pay more than $14,000 (US$9,826) in fines and costs. The prosecution related...
READ MORE
Thursday, 4th July 2019
William Hill will be closing 700 licensed betting shops, a process likely to begin before the end of the year. The operator has attributed the move to the UK Government’s decision to reduce the...
READ MORE
Thursday, 4th July 2019
Operator 888 Holdings has launched its poker brand, 888Poker, in the Portuguese market. This entry makes it the second poker brand available to players in Portugal, adding to Stars Group’s PokerStars. Portuguese...
READ MORE
Wednesday, 3rd July 2019
Operator 1xBet has signed a sponsorship agreement with Spanish La Liga champions FC Barcelona, lasting until 30 June 2024. As part of the agreement, 1xBet will receive access to Barcelona’s footballers...
READ MORE
Wednesday, 3rd July 2019
The similarities between gambling, especially online, and buying loot boxes are far too numerous to ignore. Those denying the links are only looking at the surface of the argument. On far too many occasions,...
READ MORE
Wednesday, 3rd July 2019
In football, owners and directors are regularly lambasted for sacking managers too quickly. In politics however, critics all too often complain leaders are in power too long. So what balance should company...
READ MORE
Wednesday, 3rd July 2019
Regulators are working to launch retail sports betting in Indiana on the first day permitted under the state’s new law, according to reports. Legal Sports Report has reported stakeholders are being...
READ MORE
Wednesday, 3rd July 2019
A newly-formed group, known as the Betting and Gaming Council, will combine both the Association of British Bookmakers with the Remote Gambling Association to provide one single voice for the UK gambling...
READ MORE
Tuesday, 2nd July 2019
Global Gaming has given temporary CEO Tobias Fagerlund the role of President and CEO on a permanent basis. Fagerlund became Acting CEO on 29 April, replacing Joacim Möller as the company sought new...
READ MORE
Tuesday, 2nd July 2019
The French Agence des Participations de l’Etat (APE) has named eight investment banks to work on the planned privatisation of the state-run Francaise des Jeux (FDJ) lottery operator. BNP Paribas,...
READ MORE
Tuesday, 2nd July 2019
English Championship football club Swansea City has announced a multi-year partnership with Yobet. The online operator will be the club’s shirt sponsor for the 2019-20 season. This is a landmark...
READ MORE
Tuesday, 2nd July 2019
Sportech has appointed Richard McGuire as its new CEO, while Giles Vardey will become the company’s new Non-Executive Chairman. McGuire has been part of the Sportech board since 2016 and will leave...
READ MORE
Monday, 1st July 2019
As part of a roundtable on virtual gaming, Gambling Insider spoke to representatives from NSoft and Kiron Interactive about the past, present and future of the forward-looking vertical. Ivan Rozic, NSoft’s...
READ MORE
Monday, 1st July 2019
LeoVegas has entered a seventh locally regulated market after receiving its Spanish license. The Stockholm-listed operator is now free to offer both online casino and sports betting services to players...
READ MORE
Monday, 1st July 2019
Stars Group, Betfair International, Bwin and Bet365 are among eight operators to face sanctions for offering bets on sporting events involving children, according to Swedish regulator, Spelinspektionen. The...
READ MORE
Monday, 1st July 2019
English Premier League football club Norwich City has announced a three-year partnership with Dafabet, which has become the club’s new Principal Club Partner. Dafabet will be Norwich’s front-of-shirt...
READ MORE
Monday, 1st July 2019
Macau’s casino industry enjoyed its highest year-on-year growth of 2019 for June, as gross gaming revenue rose 6% to MOP23.81bn ($2.96bn). The total itself is the second-lowest of the year and still...
READ MORE
PREMIUM CONNECTIONS