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Wednesday, 30th September 2015
Provider NetEnt has officially entered the New Jersey online market, as a selection of its games are now available to the state’s players via operator Borgata’s online casino. It was announced earlier...
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Wednesday, 30th September 2015
Operator Bet365 has announced operating profit of £406.4m for the 52-week period ended March 29 2015, up 88% year-on-year. The figures, which were sent to Gambling Insider, showed that amounts wagered...
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Wednesday, 30th September 2015
The Responsible Gambling Trust has bolstered its board with the appointment of three trustees after the departures of Jonathan Paveley and Peter Brooks. Pavely, chairman of brewery Hook Norton, and Brooks,...
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Tuesday, 29th September 2015
MGM Resorts was the big winner at the Global Gaming Awards 2015 after scooping three prestigious gongs including the coveted Land-Based Operator of the Year trophy. The operator impressed an independently-audited...
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Friday, 25th September 2015
The shortlist for the Global Gaming Awards 2015 has been announced. A total of 115 nominees, made up of both organisations and individuals, have been shortlisted across 12 categories covering the land-based...
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Friday, 25th September 2015
Daily fantasy sports (DFS) operator FanDuel has announced the acquisition of daily fantasy eSports (DFeS) platform AlphaDraft. AlphaDraft’s employee base will be brought in-house to create a DFS product...
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Thursday, 24th September 2015
DraftKings is making competitive video gamers the stars of a new fantasy service that will allow users to draft a team of gamers and compete for cash prizes. The daily fantasy sports operator made its...
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Thursday, 24th September 2015
Wynn Interactive, a subsidiary of operator Wynn Resorts, has requested to have permission to withdraw its application for an online licence in New Jersey. A Wynn Interactive lawyer sent a letter to the...
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Wednesday, 23rd September 2015
The British and Irish gaming industries are set to save millions as a result of a five-year deal between Racecourse Media Group and Satellite Information Services. The agreement is for the distribution...
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Tuesday, 22nd September 2015
Anxiety around a potential Grexit and volatility in the Chinese economy helped spread betting company IG Group grow first quarter revenues 24%, the firm reported. It called its results “strong” for...
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Monday, 21st September 2015
Coral has teamed up with NYX Gaming to launch Merlin’s Magic Respins on its in-store terminals, website and scratch cards. The new game is a sequel to Merlin’s Magic Millions, a popular product online...
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Monday, 21st September 2015
The gambling industry is funding an 18-month research project that will provide online operators with a best practice guide for cutting out harmful gambling. The industry-funded Responsible Gaming Trust...
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Friday, 18th September 2015
Atlantic City operators endured a tough August as the likes of Caesars and Trump Taj Mahal suffered double-digit declines and total casino win in New Jersey fell 16.3%. Total casino win for the month...
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Friday, 18th September 2015
Unibet has announced it has completed the acquisition of fellow operator iGame Holding and its subsidiaries the iGame Group for €59m. Plans for the acquisition were announced in August and its value...
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Thursday, 17th September 2015
Nearly €1bn is gambled across the globe on every Premier League game, with the bulk of those bets being illicit, the head of a sports integrity watchdog has told AFP. Chris Eaton, executive director...
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Thursday, 17th September 2015
Hackers have conned online poker players out of their money by infecting computers with a virus that allows them to spy on players’ cards, according to a malware researcher. Robert Lipovsky, a senior...
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Wednesday, 16th September 2015
Ladbrokes CFO Ian Bull will stand down from the company in February 2016 following its merger with rival Gala Coral. Coral CFO Paul Bowtell is set to become finance director of the new firm, Ladbrokes...
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Tuesday, 15th September 2015
Macau has been rocked by reports of a multi-million dollar theft from one of the region’s junket operators. According to the Financial Times, which cites a report from investment banking subsidiary Daiwa...
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Tuesday, 15th September 2015
The gambling industry will end up hurtling towards tighter regulation and a clampdown on innovation unless it takes responsible gambling seriously, the UK Gambling Commission has warned. It said the public...
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Tuesday, 15th September 2015
A crackdown on illegal advertising has been announced in New South Wales after the government successfully prosecuted two operators in the past week. The Office of Liquor, Gaming & Racing warned firms...
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Monday, 14th September 2015
Italian authorities in the southern region of Calabria have frozen around €25m in assets as part of an ongoing investigation into an alleged mafia organisation with links to online gambling, report Malta...
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Monday, 14th September 2015
Coral has signed former England captain Alan Shearer as its first-ever football ambassador on a season-long deal. The Newcastle United legend turned Match of the Day pundit will write a weekly deal for...
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Monday, 14th September 2015
Supplier Genii has signed its seventh partnership agreement in the past two months after signing a deal with Malta-based provider Omega Gaming. Omega joins LeoVegas, TAIN, Iforium, Altenar, Gaming Innovation...
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Monday, 14th September 2015
Bet365 faces large fines after the Australian Federal Court slammed the online operator for luring novice punters into a “web of deception” when offering them free bets. The firm advertised “free...
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Friday, 11th September 2015
The American Gaming Association (AGA) has claimed that the majority of the $95bn it expects to be wagered on NFL and college football games this season will be bet illegally. Following the kick-off of...
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Thursday, 10th September 2015
Operator MGT Capital Investments has announced it has completed the sale of its daily fantasy sports (DFS) assets to a newly formed entity made up of Sportech Digital, a subsidiary of operator and supplier...
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Wednesday, 9th September 2015
E-gaming has overtaken insurance to become the Isle of Man’s largest economic sector after enjoying 30% year-on-year growth. A new report on national income shows e-gaming was worth £530 million to...
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Tuesday, 8th September 2015
The Australian government is to begin a review of its online gambling laws, with recommendations due to be returned by the end of the year. Social services minister Scott Morrison announced on Monday that...
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Tuesday, 8th September 2015
The U.S. government has fined Caesars Entertainment Corp $8 million for having “severely deficient” measures to prevent money laundering at the VIP rooms at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. The operator...
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Tuesday, 8th September 2015
Operators Paddy Power and Betfair have agreed the terms of a recommended all-share merger to create Paddy Power Betfair, which had previously been agreed in principle. Following the previous announcement...
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Monday, 7th September 2015
Provider Amaya has entered the daily fantasy sports arena with the relaunch of Victiv as Starsdraft.com. Amaya acquired Victiv in August 2015, venturing into a market containing major players including...
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Monday, 7th September 2015
Paddy Power said it is confident of winning over Spanish punters with its range of sports betting products after teaming up with Reta to move into the market. It believes Bilbao-based Reta, which reported...
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Friday, 4th September 2015
The boards of GVC and BwinParty have reached an agreement on the terms of GVC’s £1.11bn offer for the operator. Online gaming group GVC is set to acquire the entire issued and to be issued ordinary...
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Wednesday, 2nd September 2015
The ruling coalition of the Czech Republic has agreed to alter planned tax increases on the betting industry, report Reuters. An agreement was reached on Monday between leaders of the Social Democrats,...
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Wednesday, 2nd September 2015
Fred Done, founder of operator Betfred, and Warren Jacobs, managing director of digital marketing company ActiveWin Media, are to be involved in Nektan Marketing Services, a joint venture with developer...
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Tuesday, 1st September 2015
Macau’s gross gaming revenue has continued to struggle, decreasing 36% year-on-year from 28.9bn patacas to 18.6bn patacas for the month of August. The development marks the 15th straight month of year-on-year...
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Tuesday, 1st September 2015
Provider NetEnt has been granted a transactional waiver by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement to launch its digital gaming products in the state via operators Borgata and BwinParty. NetEnt Americas...
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Tuesday, 1st September 2015
BwinParty has confirmed it has received a revised proposal from fellow operator 888 Holdings. The boards of both companies previously reached an agreement on the terms of a recommended offer that would...
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