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Friday, 30th August 2019
The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) will launch its second annual Scroll Free September campaign this weekend. The campaign will encourage UK gamblers to take a break from online gambling and social...
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Friday, 30th August 2019
Police in east China’s Zhejiang Province have arrested 36 suspects for allegedly helping gamblers bet ¥542m ($75.8m). Police received a tip-off an online gambling platform was being promoted...
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Friday, 30th August 2019
Paddy Power, the Flutter Entertainment brand, has launched its first NFL Daily Fantasy Sports product for customers based in the UK and Ireland, with the NFL set to begin on 6 September. Players will...
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Friday, 30th August 2019
Betfred has signed a two-year extension to its sponsorship of Rugby League’s Championship and League One competitions. The deal will see the operator more than double its annual financial contribution...
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Thursday, 29th August 2019
Better Collective’s Shane Anderson believes affiliates must offer honest reviews of operators, else they risk affecting trust levels among players. Many affiliates post reviews of different sportsbooks...
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Thursday, 29th August 2019
Ladbrokes has announced a five-year agreement that will see the operator sponsor the annual Kempton Park Racecourse Christmas Festival. The festival is one of the biggest events in the UK racing calendar,...
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Thursday, 29th August 2019
So Wing-Yui, 72, has pleaded guilty at a Hong Kong court to one count of booking and seven further counts of money laundering, totalling $12.9m. He has been sentenced to three years and nine months’...
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Thursday, 29th August 2019
DraftKings has launched its mobile app in West Virginia, days after FanDuel’s launch reignited the state’s mobile sports betting market. Prior to this week, the Mountain State went five months...
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Thursday, 29th August 2019
Caesars Entertainment will not apply for a casino license in Japan, instead focusing on its $17.3bn merger with Eldorado Resorts. With the Japanese government keen to advance its casino process this year,...
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Wednesday, 28th August 2019
Nevada’s casino revenue was $1.02bn for the month of July, an increase of 3% year-on-year, as reported by the Nevada Gaming Control Board. Both of the state’s main gambling regions experienced...
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Wednesday, 28th August 2019
Fox Bet CEO Robin Chhabra has spoken exclusively to Gambling Insider about the journey which ultimately led him to his new post and responsibilities. Chhabra became Stars Group’s Chief Corporate...
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Wednesday, 28th August 2019
In January, I was fortunate enough to attend the launch of Sky Sports Racing. Surrounded by leading presenters and jockeys, it was almost as if Christmas morning had come around again for me, the horseracing...
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Wednesday, 28th August 2019
The voting process for this year’s Global Gaming Awards Las Vegas is underway, with the full list of nominees now at the hands of the Judging Panel. Now in their sixth year, the Awards, which are...
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Tuesday, 27th August 2019
FanDuel has launched its first sportsbook app in West Virginia, reigniting the state’s sports betting market after over five months without mobile wagering. BetLucky previously offered mobile betting...
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Tuesday, 27th August 2019
Spain’s Q2 online gross gaming revenue (GGR) fell 8% from Q1 to €178.4m ($198.1m), although this still represented a 7% year-on-year rise. The regulator, La Dirección General de Ordenación...
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Tuesday, 27th August 2019
The Gambling Insider editorial team takes a closer look at Football Index, the gambling website which allows you to trade shares in professional footballers, just like investors would in the stock...
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Tuesday, 27th August 2019
The G2E team talks us through what will make this year's show unique With jam-packed event schedules and non-stop networking opportunities, it can feel like there is never enough time to see—or...
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Tuesday, 27th August 2019
Synergy Blue CEO Georg Washington has emphasised the need to educate the gaming industry about skill-influenced gaming. The phrase in itself is a case in point for Washington, as the rest of the market...
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Tuesday, 27th August 2019
Singapore authorities have received an order from the High Court to take possession of almost S$260,000 (US$187,239) from a 62-year-old man who helped an illegal bookmaker accept online football bets,...
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Friday, 23rd August 2019
Betfair has signed a three-year deal to be the official betting partner of Conmebol club competitions. The agreement with South American football's governing body will see the Flutter Entertainment-owned...
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Friday, 23rd August 2019
FSB Technology faces its second investigation from the Gambling Commission in two weeks after the regulator announced it is reviewing the company’s operations. FSB voluntarily suspended all gambling...
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Friday, 23rd August 2019
Fast Track Solutions CEO Simon Lidzén spoke with Gambling Insider about the supplier's progress and the future of CRM in the online gaming industry. What was your background before Fast Track Solutions? I’ve...
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Friday, 23rd August 2019
Las Vegas Sands has ended its interest in developing an integrated resort in Osaka, Japan. Despite being seen as a strong candidate, Sands announced it will focus on other opportunities in Japan, including...
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Thursday, 22nd August 2019
The Swedish Gambling Authority (SGA) has fined four licensed operators for accepting bets on events in which the majority of participants are under 18. According to the assessment, the actions of the...
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Thursday, 22nd August 2019
Sportech reported a 2% year-on-year fall in revenue to £32.6m ($39.5m) for H1 2019, with a decrease in adjusted EBITDA of 13% to £3.4m. Gross profit for the period was £22.8m, a 5% drop. The...
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Thursday, 22nd August 2019
The Rank Group has announced a 0.25% fall in year-on-year group revenue to £729.5m ($885.1m) for the six months ending 30 June 2019. The operator did see an 11% increase in digital like-for-like...
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Thursday, 22nd August 2019
Gambling Insider caught up with Playtech CEO Mor Weizer following the announcement of the supplier's H1 results. Revenue increased 69% to €736.1m ($817.4m) in H1 2019, in part explained by the success...
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Thursday, 22nd August 2019
Global Gaming CEO Tobias Fagerlund wants to set the record straight after the revocation of subsidiary SafeEnt's Swedish license halted operations in the country. Speaking to Gambling Insider, Fagerlund...
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Thursday, 22nd August 2019
Kambi has signed a multi-year extension to the supplier's sportsbook contract with DraftKings, extending the partnership into eight additional states. The original deal, signed last year following the...
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Thursday, 22nd August 2019
Playtech reported a 69% year-on-year growth in revenue year-on-year to €736.1m ($817.4m) for H1 2019. Italian operator Snaitech was the group’s standout performer in H1, with 26% growth in...
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Wednesday, 21st August 2019
Gambling.com Group generated revenue of €4.4m ($4.8m) for Q2, a 17% increase year-on-year, which the affiliate describes as being all organic. This brings revenue for H1 to €9.7m, up 34%, with...
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Wednesday, 21st August 2019
Betfair Australia will offer its online betting exchange to both Hong Kong’s horseracing tracks, Happy Valley and Sha Tin Races, without the approval of the Hong Kong Jockey Club. Betfair Australia...
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Wednesday, 21st August 2019
The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has banned a paid-for Facebook advert from Football Index for the use of underage footballers. The advert was in breach of the CAP Code, which prohibits the use...
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Wednesday, 21st August 2019
William Hill will be unable to sponsor the ring for the heavyweight world title boxing match between Anthony Joshua and Andy Ruiz Jr. in Saudi Arabia in December, but will be able to market itself in the...
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Wednesday, 21st August 2019
The Chinese Government has asked the Philippines to ban all online gambling activity, amid growing concerns of illegal employment. On Monday, the Philippines Government suspended applications for...
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Tuesday, 20th August 2019
BetVictor has launched its new Smart Cards product, which provides live horseracing updates to assist players when betting. The technology, developed in collaboration with Timeform, will look to improve...
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Tuesday, 20th August 2019
Rymax SVP of Sales Paul Gordon believes the casino industry needs to start fighting its own corner when discussing its impact on areas of the US. Speaking to Gambling Insider for its G2E Preview magazine,...
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Tuesday, 20th August 2019
Aspire Global saw its Q2 revenue increase 32% year-on-year to €32.8m ($36.4m), with its B2B sector contributing 60% of the total. For H1, Aspire generated revenue of €66.6m, an increase of 53%. Rising...
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Tuesday, 20th August 2019
Barry Cottle, Scientific Games CEO, believes the ultimate solution for sports betting in the US market is to let players make bets whenever and wherever, including both online and retail. However, the...
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Monday, 19th August 2019
Penn National Gaming will launch a new sportsbook at Ameristar Casino East Chicago on 1 September, in its latest move to expand within the US sports betting market. The sportsbook will include sports...
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Monday, 19th August 2019
AGS President and CEO David Lopez has praised the transformation undergone by the US gaming industry over the past two decades. Speaking to Gambling Insider for its G2E Preview magazine, Lopez reflected...
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Monday, 19th August 2019
Trannel International, a subsidiary of Kindred Group, has been fined by the Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) in the Netherlands for offering online gambling to Dutch customers. The fine of €470,000 ($521,653)...
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Monday, 19th August 2019
Total gaming revenue generated in Pennsylvania for July was $281.5m, up 1% year-on-year, with sports betting making $2.9m. Parx Casino generated the highest amount of revenue, taking $52.3m in total,...
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Monday, 19th August 2019
Catena Media’s Q2 revenue fell 9% to €23.7m ($26.3m), resulting in a 0.4% decrease in H1 revenue to €49.8m. EBITDA also fell for both Q2 (22% to €9.4m) and H1 (8% to €22.5m),...
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Monday, 19th August 2019
German Bundesliga football team Wolfsburg has confirmed Ballbet as its new official Asian betting partner for the next two seasons. Ballbet will have access to Wolfsburg’s perimeter advertising...
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Monday, 19th August 2019
The Cambodian Government has announced it will no longer issue licenses to online gambling businesses, and will not permit the renewal of any existing licenses once they have expired. Samdech Techo Hun...
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Friday, 16th August 2019
The Department of Justice (DoJ) will appeal a ruling in New Hampshire earlier this year against its Federal Wire Act reinterpretation. In November, the DoJ reversed its September 2011 opinion which said...
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Friday, 16th August 2019
GambleAware is encouraging bettors to “think twice or you’ll bet regret it” in its most recent activity for its safer gambling campaign. The Bet Regret campaign was launched earlier...
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Friday, 16th August 2019
FanDuel has signed a multi-year agreement with MLB that makes the sportsbook operator the official gaming partner of the league. The agreement will permit FanDuel to use official MLB data and logos in...
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Friday, 16th August 2019
The Massachusetts Gaming Commission reported $81m in gross gaming revenue (GGR) was generated across Plainridge Park Casino, MGM Springfield and Encore Boston Harbor for July. This represents a year-on-year...
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Friday, 16th August 2019
Sky Sports Racing launched its own channel in January and Gambling Insider caught up with At The Races CEO, Matthew Imi, for an update on the progress it has made seven months down the line. Since launching...
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Thursday, 15th August 2019
Kenny Alexander, CEO of GVC Holdings, has criticised a recent sponsorship agreement between 32Red and Derby County, calling it "preposterous and ridiculous." The deal will see Wayne Rooney wear the number...
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Thursday, 15th August 2019
Revenue at Global Gaming fell 42% year-on-year to SEK 132.2m ($13.8m) for Q2, with a 31% decrease in total H1 revenue to SEK 294.3m. Q2 operating profit also fell from SEK 41m to a loss of SEK 11.1m....
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Thursday, 15th August 2019
GVC Holdings generated net gaming revenue (NGR) of £1.8bn ($2.18bn) for H1, a 61% increase year-on-year in reported group revenue and a 6% rise in pro forma revenue. Gross profit was £1.1bn,...
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Thursday, 15th August 2019
Gambling.com Group’s US Subsidiary, Kax Media America Inc, has been granted approval by the relevant authorities in Pennsylvania and West Virginia after applying for permission to expand within the...
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Thursday, 15th August 2019
Total gaming revenue grew 11% year-on-year in New Jersey for the month of July, to $334.4m. Casino win of $277.2m was only 2% up, meaning digital contributions accounted for the majority of the Garden...
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Thursday, 15th August 2019
Scotgold Resources has appointed Ian Proctor as its Non-Executive Director with immediate effect. Proctor is currently the CEO of Sky Betting and Gaming (SBG). Prior to his current role, he held the...
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Wednesday, 14th August 2019
Nektan Founder and Executive Director Gary Shaw says the supplier may split its CEO role to cover Europe and Asia separately. Lucy Buckley has resigned as Nektan CEO 10 months after her appointment was...
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Wednesday, 14th August 2019
Revenue at Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) fell 16% year-on-year to €31m ($34.6m) for Q2, meaning total H1 revenue of €63.4m (down 15%) and a net loss of €9m, up 152%. Adjusted EBITDA for...
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Wednesday, 14th August 2019
Revenue at Better Collective rose 64% year-on-year for Q2 to €9.6m ($10.7m), bringing the total for the first half of the year to €30.7m, up 79%. Organic revenue growth was 18%, which Better...
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Thursday, 15th August 2019
Senator Joseph Addabbo Jr tells Gambling Insider New York is falling behind other states, as well as losing out on money to New Jersey. Despite New York legalising sports betting, mobile wagering...
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Wednesday, 14th August 2019
Scott Butera believes MGM Resorts International is in a position to gain US sports betting market share in the long run. The casino operator has not made any early moves in New Jersey or Pennyslvania,...
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Wednesday, 14th August 2019
LeoVegas has reported an 8% year-on-year rise in Q2 revenue to €94.4m ($105.6m), despite a challenging period in the UK. The online casino operator acknowledged difficult regulatory conditions in...
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Tuesday, 13th August 2019
Nektan CEO Lucy Buckley has resigned with immediate effect, just 10 months after her appointment in the role. In a short statement, the supplier confirmed Buckley will "remain available to the board for...
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Tuesday, 13th August 2019
JPJ Group has reported 14% year-on-year growth in H1 revenue, to £169.5m ($204.8m). The operator was recently at the centre of a BBC Panorama investigation into online gambling; it was shown allowing...
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Tuesday, 13th August 2019
Galaxy Entertainment Group has reported a 7% year-on-year fall in H1 net revenue, to HK$26.2bn (US$3.34bn). The operator hailed "solid mass performance" but credited its revenue drop to a decrease in...
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Tuesday, 13th August 2019
Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) has reached an agreement to sell its B2C brand Highroller to Ellmount Gaming Ltd for €7m ($7.8m). Highroller was launched in December 2017 and generated revenue of €1.4m...
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Tuesday, 13th August 2019
Inspired Entertainment generated total revenue of $26.7m for Q2, a 28% decrease year-on-year. Adjusted EBITDA for the period was $8.9m, down 42%; the operator attributes these results to the reduction...
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Tuesday, 13th August 2019
Vietnamese police have arrested 13 people in Hanoi who allegedly helped gamblers bet $69m through b8ag.com. The operation was run through a website which was hosted on an overseas server. It is believed...
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Tuesday, 13th August 2019
I'll let you all into a little secret: I enjoy the occasional sports wager. Just this weekend, I lost a £5 ($6.03) wager, before winning one of equal value. I essentially broke even –...
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Monday, 12th August 2019
Twin River Worldwide Holdings generated revenue of $143.2m for Q2, a 29% increase year-on-year. Gross gaming revenue grew 26% to $228m, while net income decreased 15% to $17.2m. Adjusted EBITDA was up...
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Monday, 12th August 2019
Sportradar has signed a multi-year extension to its partnership with the NFL. The partnership has existed since 2015, when Sportradar became the NFL’s exclusive distributor of play-by-play data. Through...
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Monday, 12th August 2019
Jackpotjoy has told Gambling Insider it was "deeply sympathetic" towards a customer who lost £633,000 ($765,690) over a six-year period. A customer, whose identity has been protected, told...
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Monday, 12th August 2019
SportPesa has opted to pull out of all its sports sponsorship deals in Kenya due to an ongoing tax dispute with local authorities. The operator sponsors football, rugby and motorsport teams across Kenya. The...
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Monday, 12th August 2019
Stars Group saw its total consolidated revenue grow 51% year-on-year for H1 2019 to $1.22bn. However, $432m of Stars Group’s revenue came from Sky Betting & Gaming, which was acquired in July...
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Monday, 12th August 2019
The British-facing website of operator 1xBet has been taken down and remains offline following a Sunday Times investigation. The newspaper looked into 1xBet’s global activities, including the promotion...
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Monday, 12th August 2019
Boyd Gaming CEO Keith Smith spoke exclusively to Gambling Insider on the proposition of integrity fees and believes they undermine the values of Las Vegas operators. Elite-level leagues, such as MLB and...
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Friday, 9th August 2019
Paddy Power’s recent "Save Our Shirt" campaign has resulted in a charge of misconduct for English Championship football club Huddersfield Town, after the team was deemed to have breached the Football...
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Friday, 9th August 2019
Pragmatic Play VP of Bingo Claire McDaid believes the vertical represents an underutilised opportunity for operators to acquire new slots customers. After several years with GVC Holdings, which involved...
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Friday, 9th August 2019
William Hill has reported an adjusted loss of £45.5m ($55.1m) before tax for H1 2019, a 47% drop year-on-year. This comes despite revenue increasing 1% to £811.7m. Adjusted operating profit...
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Friday, 9th August 2019
AGS has reported a 2% year-on-year growth in Q2 revenue, to $74.5m, although its net loss widened significantly for the same quarter. The supplier posted its highest-ever quarterly recurring revenue of...
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Thursday, 8th August 2019
Presque Isle Downs & Casino in Erie, Pennsylvania opens its BetAmerica sportsbook today (Thursday), to coincide with the start of this year’s NFL pre-season. The sportsbook will feature 50 sports...
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Thursday, 8th August 2019
Wayne Rooney is on his way to back to the UK, where he will be signing for Derby County on 1 January as a player/coach. Many have questioned how Derby has even been able to secure the former Manchester...
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Thursday, 8th August 2019
Sweden’s Supreme Administrative Court has rejected an injunctive relief appeal made by Global Gaming, after the license of subsidiary SafeEnt Ltd was revoked. Global Gaming felt the decision to...
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Thursday, 8th August 2019
China is stepping up efforts to prevent its citizens from gambling offshore, in a move that threatens gaming operators based in the Philippines. The Chinese embassy in Manila released a statement warning...
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Thursday, 8th August 2019
MGM Resorts filed a lawsuit against the federal government for its deal that permits Connecticut’s two Indian tribes to open a third venue in the northeastern state, the Associated Press reports....
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Thursday, 8th August 2019
Penn National Gaming will launch sports betting at Ameristar Casino Council Bluffs in Iowa on 15 August. Located in the Amerisports Bar & Grill, the new sportsbook will be available to  Iowa...
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Wednesday, 7th August 2019
Nathan Joyes sat down with Gambling.com Group CEO Charles Gillespie to discuss the progression of sports betting in the US since PASPA was overturned. First of all, how well do you think sports betting...
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Wednesday, 7th August 2019
The Dutch regulator, Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), has issued a €350,000 ($391,532) fine against ElectraWorks Limited for offering online gambling via the website Bwin.com. The Gibraltar-based company...
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Wednesday, 7th August 2019
Flutter Entertainment (formerly Paddy Power Betfair) has reported a strong revenue rise for H1, countered by a fall in EBITDA and significant drop in profit. Group revenue for the operator was up 18%...
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Wednesday, 7th August 2019
Wynn Resorts generated operating revenue of $1.66bn for Q2, an increase of 3% year-on-year. However, net income attributable to the operator for the period was $94.6m, or $0.08 per diluted share, a drop...
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Tuesday, 6th August 2019
Finnish monopoly operator Veikkaus has suspended purchased advertising after receiving criticism of its marketing strategy. Finland’s National Institute for Health and Welfare recently described...
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Tuesday, 6th August 2019
Wayne Rooney will wear the number 32 shirt when he joins Derby County in January as part of the club’s partnership with 32Red. The Kindred Group-owned operator already sponsored the English Championship...
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Tuesday, 6th August 2019
The Oneida Indian Nation and Scientific Games have launched sportsbooks at two New York casinos. Turning Stone Resort in Verona and Point Place Casino in Bridgeport are now live with for over-the-counter...
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Tuesday, 6th August 2019
The Global Gaming Awards Las Vegas 2019 Shortlist has been fully confirmed, and nominated companies are now being contacted. Now in their sixth year, the Global Gaming Awards Las Vegas recognise and reward...
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Tuesday, 6th August 2019
Gambling Insider spoke with Racing Post B2B Director Eugene Delaney, Racing Post Chief Revenue Officer Mike Griffin, CEO of Banach Technologies Mark Hughes and CCO at TXOdds Thomas McGrath about the...
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Tuesday, 6th August 2019
Caesars Entertainment has reported a 6% year-on-year net revenue growth for H1, to $4.34bn, crediting "solid performance" in Las Vegas. Q2 revenue also rose 5% to $2.22bn, with both the hotel and food...
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Tuesday, 6th August 2019
Genius Sports Group has been appointed Serie A’s exclusive data supplier for football betting, which will begin from the start of the new 2019/2020 campaign. The company will use pitch-side technology,...
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Monday, 5th August 2019
Melco Resorts & Entertainment will be the official club partner in Japan for English Premier League football club Manchester City. Manchester City’s Japanese sister club, Yokahoma F. Marinos,...
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Monday, 5th August 2019
Formula 1 will offer in-play odds in 2020 in partnership with Interregional Sports Group (ISG) and Sportradar. The agreement between ISG and Sportradar will provide a wide selection of pre and live racing...
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