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Thursday, 31st August 2017
According to data released by Nevada Gaming Control Board, Nevada’s total gambling revenue dropped in July 1.7% year-on-year basis. The regulatory body has announced that casinos posted $998m in revenues,...
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Thursday, 31st August 2017
Casino operator Galaxy Entertainment Group Ltd has reported a 81% year-on-year hike in its net profits for the first half of the year. Macau-based junket’s profits grew to HKD4.63bn (US$591.7m), compared...
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Thursday, 31st August 2017
Daily Fantasy Sports operator Sportito has announced that it has been awarded a gambling licence by the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA). Following the licence award, the firm have confirmed that it plans...
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Thursday, 31st August 2017
Online gaming equipment manufacturer Novomatic AG has reported record year-on-year sales growth of 11.3% in the first six months of 2017. In its first half yearly financial filing of 2017, the firm reported...
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Thursday, 31st August 2017
Officials from Florida’s gaming regulator have launched legal proceedings against two pari-mutuel venues following their alleged failure to remove so called “designated player games” from their premises. The...
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Thursday, 31st August 2017
According to data posted by the Ministry of Finance of China, lottery sales in July reported a year-on-year increase of 4.2%, reaching a total of RMB33.76bn (US$5.13bn). In July, sports lottery sales...
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Thursday, 31st August 2017
Affiliate operator Checkd Media has announced the acquisition of sports betting social media affiliate business Oddschanger for an undisclosed fee. Oddschanger was established in 2013 by Will Tyrrell and...
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Thursday, 31st August 2017
Online casino platform provider Aspire Global has reported a solid growth during the second quarter, announcing a 14% year-on-year increase in revenues. The company’s revenues grew to €17.3m, rising...
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Thursday, 31st August 2017
UK and Ireland sportsbook operator Ladbrokes Coral has announced a 7% year-on-year rise in its operating profits for the first half of 2017. The betting giant’s proforma group operating profits grew...
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Thursday, 31st August 2017
Data-driven software provider Betgenius has announced on Thursday the appointment of Matt Stephenson as its new Managing Director. Stephenson replaces Jack Davison, who will now oversee the group’s...
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Thursday, 31st August 2017
The Australian casino operator Crown Resorts is set to release an online lottery product before the end of August. The lottery, which name is to be CrownLotto, will run through the company’s online sports...
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Thursday, 31st August 2017
The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has issued a record £7.8m fine to online casino operator 888 holdings after an investigation found serious failings in its handling of vulnerable customers. Its action...
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Wednesday, 30th August 2017
ESports Entertainment Group (EEG) International have acquired a much coveted eGaming specific licence from the Dutch province of Curacao. EEG is an online eSports wagering company with a global reach...
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Wednesday, 30th August 2017
Gibraltar based online lottery betting provider Lottoland has announced the relaunch of its affiliate programme in partnership with iGaming-focused marketing software and services provider, Income Access. The...
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Wednesday, 30th August 2017
Ladbrokes Coral have agreed to paying a voluntary levy for greyhound racing based on off shore greyhound turnover from the start of next year. The levy will be used to help modernise the tracks and is...
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Wednesday, 30th August 2017
Former US Representative and two time presidential candidate, Ron Paul has penned an opinion piece in which he looks to defend individual state rights to dictate their own gambling laws. The article also...
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Wednesday, 30th August 2017
Online gaming company Mansion has announced the signing of a partner deal with English Premier League football club AFC Bournemouth, a deal which will see the operator debut as the club’s first official...
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Wednesday, 30th August 2017
Maltese gaming regulator, The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has announced the launch of a new user-friendly ‘Licensee Relationship Management System’, which aims to improve the efficiency and quality...
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Wednesday, 30th August 2017
The Japanese legislature DIET agreed to introduce new measures by the end of 2022 to limit online race gambling and to restrict casino access to members of the public with gambling addictions. The passing...
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Wednesday, 30th August 2017
Billionaire casino mogul Carl Icahn has sold an unfinished casino development in Las Vegas for $600m, seven years after purchasing the site for $148m. The businessman confirmed on Tuesday that he entered...
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Tuesday, 29th August 2017
The auction for casino land plots in Russia’s Eastern gaming zone, Primorye, has been delayed again until the 29 September. The company in charge of the auction, Development Corporation of the Primorsky...
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Tuesday, 29th August 2017
Australian slot machine manufacturer Ainsworth Game Technology Limited has announced a 32% year-on-year drop in its profits for the financial year ending 30th June 2017. In its full financial report for...
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Tuesday, 29th August 2017
Caesars Entertainment Corporation is one step closer to emerging from the two-and-a-half-year bankruptcy period, with only two more approvals needed. The firm announced last week that the Nevada Gaming...
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Tuesday, 29th August 2017
Macau’s recovery from Typhoon Hato was scuppered by the arrival of Tropical Storm Pakhar on Sunday evening. The Tropical Storm brought further disruption to the area's casino industry and the city's...
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Tuesday, 29th August 2017
Daily Fantasy Sports operator Boom Fantasy has confirmed that it has been awarded a licence to operate paid DFS contests by the New York State Gaming Commission. Under the terms of the licence Boom can...
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Tuesday, 29th August 2017
The US has been steadily advancing the online gaming cause, with legislators this week introducing a bill to regulate the financial system of cryptocurrencies in the online gaming industry. Libertarian...
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Tuesday, 29th August 2017
Austria Casinos will be selling all of their international assets in order to refocus on their domestic market. The news was reported by Belgium-based L’Echo after a “confidential presentation” that...
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Tuesday, 29th August 2017
Affiliate marketing network Catena Media has confirmed that it has received the required approvals to list its shares on the Stockholm NASDAQ main market, Sweden’s largest stock exchange. Catena is now...
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Tuesday, 29th August 2017
Bwin has signed a sponsorship deal with Italian football giant FC Internazionale, becoming the club’s first ever official top betting partner. The three-time Uefa Champions League winner and 18-time...
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Tuesday, 29th August 2017
Canadian based sports betting and DFS operator Gaming Nation has announced a 74% increase in its year-on-year revenue for the second quarter of 2017. In its second financial filing of the year, the company...
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Tuesday, 29th August 2017
Saturday saw a fire in the Holland Casino in Groningen that fortunately resulted in no serious injuries. However, the casino has been forced to shut as the damage from the fire was simply too great to...
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Tuesday, 29th August 2017
New York State's three new non-tribal casinos have revealed less than stellar revenue performance in 2017. The Tioga Downs opened its doors in December 2016, but having only reached a total of $46.3m in...
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Tuesday, 29th August 2017
China has removed two high-ranking lottery officials from their positions after an alleged suspicion of bribery and corruption. According to the state news agency Xinhua, the former head of the lottery...
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Tuesday, 29th August 2017
Africa focussed sports betting company SportPesa has announced the launch of its first UK casino portal and a fully updated version of its entire website. SportPesa’s new casino website offers access...
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Friday, 25th August 2017
Yggdrasil has attributed an "accelerated growth" which has seen a 116% increase in corporate revenue, to the securing of 24 new partner operators during the H1 period. Fredrik Elmqvist, Yggdrasil's CEO...
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Friday, 25th August 2017
Governor Chris Christie has signed this week the Fantasy Sports Bill, making New Jersey the 16th state to legalise paid-entry fantasy sports. Last July, the Senate had approved S-1982/A-3532 legislation...
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Friday, 25th August 2017
No more than ten years ago, competitive computer gaming didn't even exist, but things have quickly turned around with the astonishing rise of eSports. ESports competitions now fill stadiums with fans keen...
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Friday, 25th August 2017
MGM are about to launch a 20,000 square-foot virtual reality and social gaming space called the LEVEL UP Arena, the first of its kind in Las Vegas. MGM Grand Hotel and Casino has worked in partnership...
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Thursday, 24th August 2017
Sports bookmaker Sportium has announced this week its plans to start operating in Colombia within the next few months. The betting provider, which is a joint venture between UK bookies Ladbrokes and Spanish...
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Thursday, 24th August 2017
The Government of Brazil has announced this week its plans to privatise the current state-run lottery industry. According to Reuters, the Finance Minister Henrique Meirelles has revealed the government’s...
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Thursday, 24th August 2017
According to a report published by industry regulator, the UK Gambling Commission, more than two million people are either addicted to gambling or at risk of developing a problem. The 2010-update finds...
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Thursday, 24th August 2017
Worldwide gambling software services supplier Playtech has announced a 25% rise in its year-on-year profits for the first six months of 2017, ahead of many analyst expectations. In its mid-year financial...
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Thursday, 24th August 2017
Pooled sports betting operator Sportech PLC have reported a 5% rise in its year on year revenue for the first half of 2017, which CEO Ian Penrose sited as further evidence of the companies “continued...
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Wednesday, 23rd August 2017
The Nevada Gaming Commission will hold a meeting tomorrow to discuss the potential effects of the state’s legalisation of recreational marijuana. According to the Commission, marijuana presents a number...
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Wednesday, 23rd August 2017
The Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers (AGEM) has announced today that its Board of Directors has approved six new membership applications. With this agreement signed, the non-profit trading...
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Wednesday, 23rd August 2017
BtoBet and BetGames.tv have entered into a partnership which will see the two live stream casino games and lotteries to retail shops across Africa and South America. The Rome and Malta-based BtoBet is...
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Wednesday, 23rd August 2017
Tropical storm Hato, soon to be upgraded to a typhoon, has caused mass disruption to all economic activities in the South Easterly China region, in particular effecting Macau and soon Hong Kong. The South...
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Wednesday, 23rd August 2017
Playtech plc has announced today that it will acquire part of financial trading business ACM Group. The gambling technology provider looks to reinforce its financial division by purchasing technology,...
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Wednesday, 23rd August 2017
The £3.6bn takeover of UK bookmaker Ladbrokes Coral by online gambling group GVC has hit a snag today as talks between the two companies broke down. This is the second time that the firm have attempted...
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Wednesday, 23rd August 2017
Malta-based online casino and sportsbook, Mr Green, named Mattias Wedar as permanent chief executive of its Mr Green & Co Technology business. Mr Green is a young company having been founded in 2016....
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Wednesday, 23rd August 2017
Sportsbook operator Betway has announced the agreement of a deal to become the primary sponsor of the eSports ESL Pro League 2017. The sixth season of the popular CS:GO league, which is due to get under...
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Wednesday, 23rd August 2017
Hong Kong listed, Cambodian casino operator, NagaCorp have revealed a successful H1 report highlighting net profit and improved revenues thanks to a strong VIP and tourist market. The casino is located...
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Wednesday, 23rd August 2017
Digital gaming software supplier NYX Gaming Group has reported a year-on-year revenue increase of 73.3% for the second quarter of 2017. In its second financial report of 2017, the company posted revenue...
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Tuesday, 22nd August 2017
Online gaming and affiliate company, Cherry Group have reduced its financial forecasts for 2017 citing the impact of integrating the ComeOn! business into the group as the reason for the reduction. The...
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Tuesday, 22nd August 2017
The Palazzo Casino in Las Vegas will be undergoing a large scale renovation as reported by local media. This latest renovation work follows a number of high profile renovation projects on the Las Vegas...
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Tuesday, 22nd August 2017
New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo, has threatened the Seneca Tribe that he will have a casino built near Niagara Falls if they fail to make their revenue sharing payments. The tribe has given up to $1.5bn...
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Tuesday, 22nd August 2017
Mayfair based investment firm Silchester International Investors has bought 5% of UK and Ireland bookmaker William Hill, making them the fourth largest institutional backer of the bookmaking firm. The...
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Monday, 21st August 2017
Silver Heritage Group, an Australian-based gaming operator, has announced through a filing on the Australian Securities Exchange, that additional funding for their Nepalese subsidiary, Tiger One, has been...
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Monday, 21st August 2017
The Georgia branch of the US Republican party have voted unanimously to oppose any new casino or horseracing bills which are put to senate vote this year, citing concerns over alleged links between gambling...
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Monday, 21st August 2017
Berlin and Gibraltar based, IGaming Company, Glück Games has announced the appointment of a new Chief Technology Officer. Glück Games design and engineer casual lottery style based games for online...
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Monday, 21st August 2017
Ladbrokes and the Rugby Football League have extended their sponsorship agreement for the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup. Roger Draper, Rugby Football League Chief Commercial Officer said: “I am delighted...
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Monday, 21st August 2017
Construction is underway for the new Kla-Mo-Ya Casino expansion in Chiloquin after several years of planning. The construction will see the building of a hotel next to their already successful casino turning...
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Monday, 21st August 2017
Social gaming company Playtika have announced they will become the main sponsor of Spanish La Liga football club Sevilla FC for the 2017/18 football season. Under the sponsorship deal, logos of Playtika’s...
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Monday, 21st August 2017
The Chinese government have released new regulations designed to curb the flow of money leaving the country by limiting outbound investment in sectors including the gambling industry. Gaming is listed...
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Monday, 21st August 2017
According to an official report issue by The New York State Gamin Commission, New York casinos generated $764k in poker revenue during the month of July. However, the three commercial casinos' results...
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Monday, 21st August 2017
The Comanche tribal nation of Oklahoma has begun legal proceedings against the US Department of the Interior (DOI), following its decision to allow the Chickasaw Nation to build a new casino on the Texas...
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Friday, 18th August 2017
US daily fantasy sports (DFS) firm DraftKings has confirmed its interest in launching its gaming services in Ireland. According to the Irish publication Fora, the American fantasy sports giant has set...
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Friday, 18th August 2017
UK and Ireland betting giant Ladbrokes have agreed a sponsorship deal with former Premier League champions Leicester City FC, a deal which will see the firm become the clubs Official UK and Ireland betting...
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Friday, 18th August 2017
Tatts Group revealed a strong year for digital lottery sales, up to 14.5% of total sales, amidst a decrease in net revenue (5.7%). The company’s annual financial report also cited a reduction in major...
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Friday, 18th August 2017
Detroit based casino operator Jack Entertainment have been fined $200,000 by the Ohio Casino Control Commission for breaches of gaming law relating to its Cleveland and Cincinnati casinos over the past...
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Friday, 18th August 2017
Sweden based affiliate provider Catena Media has revealed that its year-on-year group revenue for the first half of 2017 has increased by 78% when compared to the same period of 2016. In its first half...
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Friday, 18th August 2017
A review board in New South Wales has recommended that a mandatory investigation into the activities of the state’s casino licensees be scrapped, according to reports in the local press. The review...
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Friday, 18th August 2017
Ladbrokes has agreed a deal with the English Premier League team Burnley FC to become the club’s official UK betting partner. The three-year partnership will allow the bookmaker to have a prominent...
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Thursday, 17th August 2017
The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has revealed that revenue from the state’s 1,241 poker tables increased by 3.8% year-on-year in July. Last month’s gross total revenue from state poker rooms topped...
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Thursday, 17th August 2017
European casino and bingo operator Rank Group has revealed that its operating profits have grown by 63% year-on-year in its full year results for the 12 months ending 30 June 2017. Operating profits from...
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Thursday, 17th August 2017
As expected, Australia's Interactive Gambling Amendment Bill 2016 completed the last step to become enshrined in law earlier this week . Last Wednesday, the Australian Governor-General Peter Cosgrove approved...
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Thursday, 17th August 2017
Swedish online affiliate company RakeTech have come under fire today after reports emerged in the Swedish press linking the company to a website featuring child-orientated content which refers viewers...
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Thursday, 17th August 2017
Worldwide iGaming company Scientific Games has announced the extension of its contract with the Ohio Lottery Commission for a further period of two years. Scientific Games have worked with Ohio for the...
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Thursday, 17th August 2017
July has been all smiles for online casinos in New Jersey, surpassing $20m in gross revenue for the fifth month in a row and with two new online casinos now becoming fully licensed. Figures from last...
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Thursday, 17th August 2017
Nordic focussed iGaming company LeoVegas has reported a 60% year-on-year increase in its revenue for the second quarter of 2017. In its latest financial report of the year, the firm reported revenue for...
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Thursday, 17th August 2017
Maltese-listed online bookmaker Betway has signed a multiyear partnership with German Bundesliga team Werder Bremen. The three-year deal will see the firm become the club's official betting partner. With...
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Thursday, 17th August 2017
British Racecourses and Colossus Bets have today announced a partnership that will transform the future of pool betting in British horse racing. The arrangement between the Project Steering Board, currently...
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Thursday, 17th August 2017
Affiliate network Catena Media have been issued with a cease and desist order by the Dutch gambling regulator, after it found that company's advertising of iGaming brands had violated the Netherlands'...
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Wednesday, 16th August 2017
Sportradar have partnered up with the Brazilian football federation, Confederação Brasileira de Futebol (CBF), in an attempt to improve integrity for the Brazilian football league. The CBF will be hoping...
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Wednesday, 16th August 2017
NYX Gaming Group Limited, suppliers of digital gaming content to casino, sportsbook, lottery and bingo operators, have appointed Steve Mayes as its new third-party Sales Director. Mayes' last role was...
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Wednesday, 16th August 2017
The American Gaming Association (AGA) has issued an updated and modernised code of conduct on responsible gaming, following the success of its 2017 responsible gaming week. Its updated codes includes...
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Wednesday, 16th August 2017
Las Vegas based iGaming operator Galaxy Gaming has reported a year on year revenue increase of 19% in the second quarter of 2017. Company revenue for Q2 amounted to $3.65m in comparison to Q2 2016 when...
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Wednesday, 16th August 2017
A new report shows the extent of difficulties caused by fraud as well as other challenges in the online gaming business. CASEXE, an online casino software developer and supplier for online gaming businesses,...
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Tuesday, 15th August 2017
Scientific Games Corporation has announced that it successfully completed an agreement which prolongs the maturity of its existing loan facilities with a value of $3bn. Scientific Games International,...
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Tuesday, 15th August 2017
GameCo and Interblock, have announced today that Konami Gaming has joined as a lead sponsor of the newly assembled Innovation Adoption Advisory Panel (IAAP). The two companies formed the panel a few weeks...
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Tuesday, 15th August 2017
The German states betting provider, ODDSET, has announced a new partnership with the Deutsche Fussball Bund (DFB) who are Germany's governing football body. ODDSET are a German-based company that offers...
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Tuesday, 15th August 2017
Sportsbook and eSports specialist UltraPlay has announced that it will become the first company to offer live betting for the FIFA interactive World Cup. The FIFA Interactive World Cup is the eSports...
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Tuesday, 15th August 2017
Sports betting technology company Sporting Group has announced the departure of Paul Turner, head of its Sporting Index division. The Sporting Group offers a spread betting service and offers wholesale...
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Tuesday, 15th August 2017
Full House Resorts (FHR) have released their second quarter results revealing a strong performance building on last year. FHR recorded a 16.1% net revenue increase in Q2 up to a total of $40.1m for the...
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Tuesday, 15th August 2017
Legislators in Pennsylvania will prioritise the institution of a bill to legalise online gambling and DFS in the state when the senate returns for its next session in September. The state is considering...
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Tuesday, 15th August 2017
Revenue generated by New Jersey's online casinos rose to over $600m in total since their legalisation in November 2013. The month of July saw New Jersey's online casinos create over $3.6m in tax revenue,...
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Monday, 14th August 2017
Disney has doubled down its support for a proposed ballot initiative that would restrict the expansion of gambling in the state of Florida. According to media reports, The Walt Disney Company cut a $500,000...
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Monday, 14th August 2017
Cambodian casino operator NagaCorp has reported its growing interest in the vacant casino license in Australia's Gold Coast. After the local government and residents of Queensland rejected earlier this...
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Monday, 14th August 2017
William Hill and Arc Racing Company have announced an official partnership. The deal will see Doncaster, Lingfield Park, Royal Windsor, Southwell, Wolverhampton and Worcester racecourses gaining William...
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Monday, 14th August 2017
Japanese law-makers have opened up about the Integrated Resorts implementation Bill and it doesn’t look good for the poker and sports betting industry, according to reports in the local press. The first...
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