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Friday, 30th September 2016
The board of directors of Unibet Group is seeking to rename the company to Kindred Group. Explaining the rationale behind this decision, Unibet noted its 10 consumer facing brands, stating that a new name...
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Thursday, 29th September 2016
John Haddock, Chief Executive Officer of Betfred, has reportedly left his role with the Warrington-based bookmaker after more than 30 years with the company. Haddock took over as CEO from Betfred founder...
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Wednesday, 28th September 2016
Caesars Entertainment has taken a significant step towards appeasing its creditors, announcing that it has reached a $5bn settlement with the majority of those owed by its bankrupt operating unit, Caesars...
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Tuesday, 27th September 2016
MGM Resorts put in another excellent performance at this year’s Global Gaming Awards, scooping its third consecutive Land-Based Operator of the Year trophy, while also retaining its title for Customer...
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Monday, 26th September 2016
US Senator for Arkansas, Tom Cotton, has quietly filed a bill to the Senate seeking to ban online gambling in the country. The bill, S.3376, was read twice before being referred to the Committee on the...
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Friday, 23rd September 2016
The National Basketball Association (NBA) has announced its entrance into a multi-year global data and statistics distribution deal with Sportradar and Second Spectrum. Starting with the 2016/17 season,...
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Thursday, 22nd September 2016
The Canadian House of Commons has voted down a bill to introduce single-event sports betting in the country. A total of 156 MPs voted against the introduction of Bill C-221, the Safe and Regulated Sports...
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Wednesday, 21st September 2016
Online operator 32Red has posted its interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2016, reporting record net gaming revenue (NGR) for the period of£30.4m, a year-on-year rise of 63%. EBITDA performance...
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Tuesday, 20th September 2016
GVC Holdings announced its financial results for the six months ended 30 June this morning (Tuesday), showing that net gaming revenue and clean EBITDA both increased significantly year-on-year on a pro...
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Tuesday, 20th September 2016
GVC Holdings’ growth opportunities following the acquisition of BwinParty are “greater than expected”, according to the gaming group’s financial report for the six months ended 30 June. Net gaming...
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Tuesday, 20th September 2016
Operator Ladbrokes has penned a deal with the England’s Rugby Football League (RFL) that will see it become the title sponsor of this year’s Four Nations tournament. Ladbrokes is already a sponsor...
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Monday, 19th September 2016
The Chief Executive of the Remote Gambling Association (RGA) thinks that gambling regulators have not given much consideration to gaming affiliates. Clive Hawkswood was speaking as part of a panel at the...
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Monday, 19th September 2016
Philippine casino executive Enrique Razon has registered his intention to push forward with plans to build a new casino resort in Manila, while backing President Duterte’s aggressive clampdown on online...
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Friday, 16th September 2016
FanDuel CEO Nigel Eccles has admitted the daily fantasy sports (DFS) operator made a mistake in focusing too heavily on the prospect of players winning big money regarding its TV advertising at the start...
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Thursday, 15th September 2016
This has been a difficult week for the UK bookmaking industry, following the broadcasting of BBC’s Panorama documentary “Why are gambling machines so addictive?” on Monday evening. This follows...
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Thursday, 15th September 2016
New Jersey fell short of breaking the previous month’s i-gaming win record in August, though the total of $16.1m was up 32% year-on-year. July’s sum of $17.4m remains the market’s monthly...
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Wednesday, 14th September 2016
The Parisian Macao Hotel Resort became the latest Sands China casino to be operating in Macau when it officially opened on Tuesday. As has been commonplace with casino openings in Macau, other forms of...
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Tuesday, 13th September 2016
Sportech has announced it has granted investment firm Burlywood Capital exclusivity regarding the sale of its Football Pools product, in a potential deal worth £97.25m. If the deal were to be agreed and...
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Tuesday, 13th September 2016
Ladbrokes has announced a change in CEO for its Australia operations, with Dean Shannon being replaced by Paul Cherry. Shannon was said by Ladbrokes to be leaving for personal reasons, but will remain...
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Monday, 12th September 2016
One of the UK’s biggest conference events focused on sports betting, the Betting on Sports Conference, is set to take place in London at the end of the week. The finalised line-up of discussion topics...
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Friday, 9th September 2016
There was a fairly clear consensus at a panel discussion in London on Thursday that regulation of social gaming is an important issue and that young people are an at risk gambling group. The session was...
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Friday, 9th September 2016
IGT has announced that its subsidiary, IGT Global Solutions, has signed a deal to provide the Florida Lottery with a wide range of solutions and services through to 2031. The existing array of retailer...
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Thursday, 8th September 2016
Swedish operator Betsson has taken strides to strengthen its foothold in the Baltic Region, announcing its entrance into an agreement to acquire Lithuanian betting company Lošimų Strateginė Grupė,...
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Thursday, 8th September 2016
Caesars Entertainment has moved to diversify its casino floors, partnering with Gamblit Gaming to bring the supplier’s skill-based content to its properties. As part of a multi-year agreement beginning...
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Wednesday, 7th September 2016
The third incarnation of the Global Gaming Awards will take place in Las Vegas just over two weeks from now, with an awards luncheon to be held at the Titian Ballroom, Venetian Palazzo Congress Centre...
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Wednesday, 7th September 2016
Coral Interactive has found itself in hot water after complaints to the UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) concerning two separate promotions for free bets were upheld. Both promotions were sent...
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Tuesday, 6th September 2016
The Racing Partnership (TRP), a broadcasting venture launched this month by a partnership of Arena Racing Company and seven independent racecourses, has confirmed a number of new betting partners. Operators...
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Tuesday, 6th September 2016
It was announced last week that payment provider Paysafe Group has acquired affiliate technology firm Income Access for CAD$40m (£23m). Paysafe Divisional CEO Lorenzo Pellegrino spoke exclusively to Gambling...
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Monday, 5th September 2016
Coral has launched a new in-house online sportsbook, migrating its mobile and tablet offering in the process. The desktop and mobile Coral sportsbook sites have been combined into one simplified product. This...
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Monday, 5th September 2016
Industry provider Intralot has highlighted the impact of its efforts in international restructuring as it posted positive results for the first half of 2016. Group revenue for the six months ended 30 June...
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Monday, 5th September 2016
Casino operator Sands China has confirmed that the Macau government has granted a quota of 150 gaming tables for its new resort, the Parisian, which is scheduled to open on 13 September. Located on the...
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Monday, 5th September 2016
Tipbet has become a client of FIFA’s Early Warning System (EWS), which attempts to protect football from match fixing. The EWS works with operators, associations and service providers, and it is up to...
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Friday, 2nd September 2016
Premier League side Arsenal has announced that sports betting and online casino operator 12Bet is to become its official betting partner in Asia. The deal, which will run for three years, is to provide...
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Friday, 2nd September 2016
DraftKings has reportedly secured over $150m in funding from investment firm Revolution Growth. While the investment was officially announced by Revolution, it did not confirm a value of the investment,...
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Thursday, 1st September 2016
The culmination of California’s legislative session on Wednesday has put the kibosh on any hopes that the state will introduce online poker legislation before the end of this year. Proponents of online...
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Thursday, 1st September 2016
Daily fantasy sports (DFS) operator Fantasy Aces has announced that it is to acquire “certain active DFS participants” in the database of Fantasy Feud. Fantasy Aces has entered into a binding letter...
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Thursday, 1st September 2016
Affiliate technology firm Income Access has been bought by payment provider Paysafe Group for CAD$40m (£23m). This follows the acquisition of digital payment company Skrill by Optimal Payments for €1.1bn...
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Thursday, 1st September 2016
Industry provider Scientific Games has announced a definitive agreement to acquire gaming technology supplier DEQ Systems. The deal, expected to close in Q4 2016 or Q1 2017, will see Scientific Games...
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Thursday, 1st September 2016
Macau’s run of year-on-year declines in casino gross revenue is finally over, with August’s total of 18.84bn patacas (£1.78bn) being a rise of 1%. This is the first time in 27 months that the former...
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