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Friday, 29th September 2017
MGM China Holdings has announced that it has been forced to postpone the opening of its flagship casino resort, the MGM Cotai, as a result of typhoon Hato which caused vast amounts of damage to Macau and...
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Friday, 29th September 2017
Organisers of the The Texas state lottery have revealed that sales in 2017 have reached a record $5.077 billion. Players won $3.3 billion in prizes, whilst $1.334 billion was raised for Texas schools...
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Friday, 29th September 2017
European affiliate network Catena Media have announced the appointment of Åsa Hillsten as the firms new head of compliance and investor relations, replacing current head Anne Rhenman. Hilsten has extensive...
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Friday, 29th September 2017
The Irish National Lottery (INL) has reported an increased turnover of 12% for 2016 as a result of record sales totalling €750m as reported in the Irish Times. Premier Lotteries Ireland (PLI), the operators...
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Friday, 29th September 2017
Online bookmaker Unibet, have announced the agreement of a 3 year sponsorship deal with the Professional Darts Corporation (PDC), a deal which will see the firm become the ‘title sponsor’ of the PDC...
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Thursday, 28th September 2017
The Monetary Authority of Macau (AMCM) has issued guidance prohibiting financial institutions operating in the region from providing financial services to any businesses involved in virtual currency, citing...
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Thursday, 28th September 2017
Asia focused casino operator, Genting Malaysia have put Maxim’s Casino Club in London up for sale, with an estimated asking price of £40m. UK based CBRE, a property consultancy who have been tasked...
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Thursday, 28th September 2017
The government of Gibraltar has announced the appointment of Andrew Lyman, former director of regulatory affairs at William Hill as the new head of its Gambling Division. Officials have confirmed that...
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Thursday, 28th September 2017
The Lottoland Group has announced the establishment of their own insurance firm, Fortuna Insurance PCC Limited, receiving their insurance licence in Gibraltar from the Financial Services Commission. In...
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Thursday, 28th September 2017
US based online gaming company GAN have reported a 6% year-on-year increase it is group net revenues for the first six months of 2017. In its first half-yearly financial filing, the firm reported H1 2017...
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Thursday, 28th September 2017
Members of Parliament in Switzerland have paved the way for new gambling taxation laws by voting to abolish its old gambling laws in order to consolidate its gaming tax revenues into a single modern bill...
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Thursday, 28th September 2017
International online betting firm K8.com has announced that it has agreed a partnership deal with EFL championship high flyers Cardiff City FC, a deal which will see it become the clubs official betting...
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Thursday, 28th September 2017
Worldwide casino group Caesars Entertainment have today confirmed gaming regulators in Missouri and Louisiana have granted the necessary licences and regulatory approvals required to commence the companies...
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Wednesday, 27th September 2017
The government of Goa, India, has revealed this week it has approved a six-month extension for offshore casinos located in the Mandovi River. The green light was given to the state’s five operational...
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Wednesday, 27th September 2017
UK and Ireland sportsbook operator Paddy Power Betfair has become the first bookmaker to voice its support for the proposed crackdown on controversial fixed odds betting terminals by the UK government,...
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Wednesday, 27th September 2017
The Philippines Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) has announced it will release a new regulatory framework for the casino industry before the end of October. The government body, in charge of tackling...
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Wednesday, 27th September 2017
Gambling technology group Novomatic revealed it has put plans for an initial public offering (IPO) on hold due to uncertainty over new regulation in the German market. The Austrian giant had been scheduled...
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Wednesday, 27th September 2017
Businesses across the gaming and gambling sectors in the UK are gearing up for the first-ever Responsible Gambling Week which will begin on October 12 and continue until October 18. This initiative,...
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Wednesday, 27th September 2017
Lisbon-based A Nossa Aposta – Jogos e Apostas Online, S.A has been announced as the eleventh operator to be awarded an online gaming license since Portugal’s new online gambling law came into force...
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Tuesday, 26th September 2017
Chelsea Football Club will be offering their new match day lottery this Sunday when they play against Manchester City. London-based technology company MatchPlus will be in charge of the operation and...
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Tuesday, 26th September 2017
A new poll conducted by the Washington Post and the University of Massachusetts Lowell has confirmed that a 55% majority approve of legalising sports betting in the US. The survey of 1,000 adults revealed...
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Tuesday, 26th September 2017
Following some high profile media negativity, responsible gambling has become a renewed focus for the industry and the latest company to take action is the Stockholm-based Kindred Group Plc. The Nasdaq-listed...
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Tuesday, 26th September 2017
Officials from the Russian government have confirmed that they still have not received any bids on plots of land earmarked for casino development in the Primorye region, near Vladivostok despite the deadline...
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Tuesday, 26th September 2017
Online sportsbook Betcart.com has announced it has secured a multi-year ‘landmark deal’ with Spanish giants Real Madrid CF. This agreement will see Betcart.com, a GameVision brand, become the Official...
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Tuesday, 26th September 2017
The man due to take over as chairman of the UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has told the Financial times newspaper that the liberalisation of the UK gambling market in 2005 may have caused the...
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Tuesday, 26th September 2017
According to a report published by the banking group Morgan Stanley, the Macau-listed casino operator Suncity Group will launch operations at the Okada Manila casino resort before the end of the year....
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Tuesday, 26th September 2017
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has called a snap election, postponing the country's integrated resort bill which is currently being discussed. The snap election will take place in October and could...
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Tuesday, 26th September 2017
The Labour party is considering proposals that would force UK bookmakers to pay a levy to help treat problem gamblers if it wins the next election. Labour Deputy Leader Tom Watson, speaking at the party’s...
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Monday, 25th September 2017
The American Gaming Association (AGA) has announced the four honourees who will be inducted into the Gaming Hall of Fame’s Class of 2017. This year’s inductees are casino management veteran and philanthropist...
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Monday, 25th September 2017
Veikkaus, Finland’s state-owned gaming operator, has recorded a loss in turnover citing one-off merger costs for the decline and claiming increased membership will put them back on track to meet their...
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Monday, 25th September 2017
The Camelot Group, a UK-based lottery operator, has signed a 10-year deal worth a substantial $2.2bn to manage the US State of Illinois lottery. The group's Illinois subsidiary will take over the account...
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Monday, 25th September 2017
188BET has announced it has signed a contract extension to remain as the official Main Sponsor of English Super League club Wigan Warriors for the 2018 season. The new deal will see the online betting...
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Monday, 25th September 2017
The government of Macau has announced today the latest details for the new VIP smoking lounges in the region's casinos. Following legislation approved in July by the Legislative Assembly, venues will...
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Monday, 25th September 2017
The government of British Columbia is to review of allegations of suspected money laundering at the province's casinos after a report by the British Columbia Gaming Policy and Enforcement Branch (BGPEB)...
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Friday, 22nd September 2017
Matt Davey, CEO at NYX, offers Gambling Insider an exclusive insight into the company’s acquisition by Scientific Games What attracted you to the deal? When I think about the company and the assets...
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Friday, 22nd September 2017
The Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma has announced that it has secured an online gaming licence in the Isle of Man, marking the first time that a US tribal operator has entered the UK online gaming market. Ioway...
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Friday, 22nd September 2017
Queens Park Rangers (QPR) has announced that they will be offering their fans a chance to win big in their new Hoops lottery, powered by 5050 Central and BD Sport Group. QPR are currently in the English...
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Friday, 22nd September 2017
The Chinese lotteries have seen ticket sales rocket in August following strong growth in July, according to the country's Ministry of Finance. Gambling in mainland China is still largely forbidden, however,...
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Friday, 22nd September 2017
Denmark’s gambling market has seen a new period of record growth in the second quarter of 2017, rising 4% year-on-year. In its latest regulatory filing, the Danish gambling authority, the Spillemyndigheden...
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Thursday, 21st September 2017
Global gaming equipment manufacturer IGT has announced the signing of a patent cross-licensing agreement with US based firm AGS, a designer and manufacturer of gaming products. Under the terms of the...
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Thursday, 21st September 2017
Betfred has announced that they will completely terminate their sponsorship and other associations with British Racing when their current exclusive deal to operate betting pool’s ends in July 2018. Reported...
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Thursday, 21st September 2017
Tempobet have announced a new advertising partnership with seven English Premier League teams’ football stadiums. The new deal will see billboard advertising during match days at Arsenal, Watford, Crystal...
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Thursday, 21st September 2017
Kentucky has joined the long list of US states filing sports betting legislation in advance of the Supreme Court's Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) review. The proposed legislation,...
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Thursday, 21st September 2017
Gateway Casinos have been very busy celebrating their 25th anniversary having announced two casino renovation projects and the approval of a new $70m casino development this September. Gateway Casinos...
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Thursday, 21st September 2017
Members of the Dutch Parliament have announced plans to implement a temporary gambling tax rise from July 2018 to January 2019. Fully licensed and regulated operators in the Netherlands currently pay...
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Wednesday, 20th September 2017
In a shock announcement on Wednesday, industry giants Scientific Games and NYX Gaming Group Limited have announced they have entered into a definitive merger agreement. Under the terms of the transaction,...
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Wednesday, 20th September 2017
The odyssey between Tabcorp and Tatts continues, as the Australian federal court has now ruled for a review of the $6.9bn deal. The move had previously been given the green light by the Australia Competition...
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Wednesday, 20th September 2017
Affiliate industry heavyweight Catena Media has announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire an unnamed Japanese affiliate network, strengthening its position in the Asian market for a cost...
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Wednesday, 20th September 2017
The gaming industry is taking steps to tackle the issue of diversity and inclusion on a global scale with the launch this week of the All-in Diversity Project. All-in Diversity Project has already secured...
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Wednesday, 20th September 2017
UK and Ireland sportsbook operator Paddy Power has been censured by the UK Advertising Standards Agency following a controversial advertising campaign featuring Floyd Mayweather. The advert called on...
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Tuesday, 19th September 2017
The Racing Partnership (TRP) will be adding greyhound fixtures to their TV channel in 2018, comprising of at least 1,619 races. The fixtures are to be run at 12 different greyhound tracks around the UK...
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Tuesday, 19th September 2017
The PGA has announced that that it will be introducing a more transparent and comprehensive gambling policy set to be introduced for the 2018 golfing season. London-based sport data providers, Genius...
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Tuesday, 19th September 2017
StarCasino have entered into a partnership with Italian football giants AC Milan in a deal that will span the next two football seasons. StarCasino are a Belgian online casino operator who specialise...
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Tuesday, 19th September 2017
Worldwide casino firm MGM Resorts stunned casino operators and officials in the US state of Connecticut yesterday by submitting a $675m bid to build a casino in Bridgeport, Connecticut. The proposed MGM...
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Monday, 18th September 2017
The Tulalip Tribe have announced that they will begin the development of a new $100m casino directly opposite their current integrated casino resort in the US State of Washington. The new casino is yet...
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Monday, 18th September 2017
Efforts to legalise online gambling in Germany could fail if its 16 individual states do not implement the proposed Interstate Treaty on gambling soon, Saxony-Anhalt Finance Minister André Schröder has...
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Monday, 18th September 2017
Online sports gaming and technology provider Sportech PLC has today revealed that both Chief Executive Ian Penrose and Chief Financial Officer Mickey Kalifa have notified the board of their intention to...
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Monday, 18th September 2017
Affiliate industry heavyweight Better Collective have announced the acquisition of French media company Pull Media, the company's first move into the French regulated market. Better Collective is continuing...
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Monday, 18th September 2017
The California Court of Appeals has dismissed the legal case filed by Sharp Image Gaming in its long-running legal dispute with the Shingle Springs band of Miwok Indians, ending a bitter legal battle which...
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Monday, 18th September 2017
So far, 2017 has been all smiles for the Spanish gaming operator Grupo Codere. The firm has released its H1 financial results, presenting solid corporate growth bolstered in small part by its Latin American...
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Monday, 18th September 2017
Officials from a village in Suffolk County, New York are set to appeal a Supreme Court ruling that the opening of a Suffolk OTB (off-track betting) casino at a local hotel was the result of improperly...
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Friday, 15th September 2017
Hong Kong based Landing International has raised more funds for their Korean integrated result by completing the issuing of 24billion new shares raising a total of $230m. Landing have confirmed that the...
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Friday, 15th September 2017
The state of New Jersey has released its August 2017 Gaming Revenue Results. There was strong growth for the online sector as the land-based casino industry stagnated. The decision the legalise internet...
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Friday, 15th September 2017
A court in The Hague has dismissed online gaming operator Betsson’s claim that the Dutch gambling authorities (Kansspelautoriteit) recent clampdown on online gaming operators violated EU regulations,...
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Friday, 15th September 2017
Swedish gaming regulators Lotteriinspektionen have released the country's H1 results for gaming markets, showing tepid growth in Sweden’s regulated market for both national and foreign operators. For...
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Friday, 15th September 2017
Online poker gaming is now illegal in Australia, following implementation of the Australian government's Interactive Gambling Amendment Bill on Wednesday. However, officials from the Australian government...
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Thursday, 14th September 2017
Australia is going through a unique legal case to determine the legality of certain betting machines. The case centres on a woman who suffered from gambling addictions claiming that the machine she played...
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Thursday, 14th September 2017
The Republic of Georgia has announced its plans to ban online gambling as part of its new regulatory framework. According to local news outlets, special commissions have been appointed to work on this...
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Thursday, 14th September 2017
According to data released by the Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB), the three operating casinos in Detroit reported an almost 4% drop in revenues during the summer. The three venues were down to $111.5m...
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Thursday, 14th September 2017
This year's newly-released 2017 Global Gaming Awards Shortlist has revealed a surprising mix of companie,s with familiar names facing off against new entrants. Each of the 12 categories now has its ten...
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Thursday, 14th September 2017
GVC Holding PLC has announced its half-year interim results for the six months ending 30 June 2017, showing Net Gaming Revenue (NGR) increasing by 10% in comparison to the same period last year. The successful...
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Thursday, 14th September 2017
South Korean state-run casino operator Kangwon Land has publicly announced a corruption scandal, admitting that the majority of people who landed a job within the company between 2012 and 2013 did so due...
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Thursday, 14th September 2017
Proposed changes to Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs) in the UK could cost the nations bookmakers £150m annually according to an article in the Financial Times. Numerous pressure groups and members...
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Thursday, 14th September 2017
Greek lottery and betting operator OPAP announced this week that net profit decreased by one-third during the second quarter of this year. Breaking down the figures, net profits were down to $26m in...
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Wednesday, 13th September 2017
Colombia has granted this week its second online gambling licence to lottery and chance games operator Corredor Empresarial S.A. The country’s regulatory body Coljuegos announced on Monday it has issued...
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Wednesday, 13th September 2017
Czech Republic is set to release a new receipt lottery by October as part of the electronic cash register system launched in 2016 to help fight tax evasion. According to the local daily Hospodářské...
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Wednesday, 13th September 2017
Legislators in the US state of Michigan are debating a new bill which would legalise online gambling in the state. House bill H4926 was submitted by Michigan State Representative Brandt Iden on Tuesday...
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Wednesday, 13th September 2017
US tribal casino operator Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment (MGE) has announced the appointment of Mario Kontomerkos to the post of Chief Executive Officer, with effect from 16 October. Kontomerkos will...
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Wednesday, 13th September 2017
In-stadium betting provider BD Stadia has announced a two-year partnership with William Hill. The partnership will see William Hill given access to establish betting shops inside six English Football...
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Wednesday, 13th September 2017
Online operators 888, Sky Vegas, Ladbrokes and Casumo have been found guilty of breaching advertising standards rules surrounding so called ‘fake news’ advertorials targeting vulnerable people. A...
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Wednesday, 13th September 2017
Cambodia are currently finalising a draft for a new version of its gaming law which is to be reviewed by cabinet members by the end of September. The main motive of the draft is to increase Cambodia’s...
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Wednesday, 13th September 2017
Online sportsbook EnergyBet has announced today a two-year betting partnership with the English football club Millwall. The deal will see EnergyBet become the club's betting partner, with the operator...
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Tuesday, 12th September 2017
The Brazilian government will be selling off one of its instant lottery units in an attempt to reduce government economic intervention and the country's budget deficit. The sale of the concession will...
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Tuesday, 12th September 2017
Melco International has revealed through a voluntary statement that they have successfully been granted approval by Cypriot authorities to acquire Hard Rock International's stake in Cyprus’ first integrated...
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Tuesday, 12th September 2017
After recently being awarded a licence to operate in the UK last April, Pragmatic Play has now secured a licence to distribute its slots games in the Spanish and Portuguese market. The news comes after...
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Tuesday, 12th September 2017
The UK Gambling Commission has a released a report regarding the risks students may face from gambling. The report follows findings that revealed over 1.2 million students in the UK gamble. Other findings...
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Tuesday, 12th September 2017
According to new research released by the American Sports Betting Coalition (ASBC) and the American Gaming Association (AGA), a legal, regulated sports betting market could bring as much as $531m in economic...
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Monday, 11th September 2017
Gibraltar based lottery betting company Lottoland may soon find itself banned in three Australian states following concerns that the international business is taking away revenue from locally based lottery...
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Monday, 11th September 2017
British bookmaker Ladbrokes has announced today it has renewed its partnership agreement with Scottish Premiership top-tier football club Rangers. Following this deal, the gambling operator will continue...
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Monday, 11th September 2017
According to investigative report issued by the Australian government, the illegal gambling market in the country is worth up to A$1bn. Michael Andrew, Chairman of the Black Economy Taskforce - the government...
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Monday, 11th September 2017
The long-running merger of Australian gambling giants Tabcorp and Tatts is now expected to be completed before the end of the year. According to official sources, the A$8bn transaction is just awaiting...
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Monday, 11th September 2017
The Philippine government has announced plans to start the process of privatising 17 casinos currently being operated by the state-run Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) next year. In...
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Friday, 8th September 2017
Online gaming operator Betway has announced this week that it has signed a deal to become title sponsors of the 2017 British Basketball All-Stars Championship. The event, which will take place for the...
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Friday, 8th September 2017
Online international bookmakers Marathonbet have announced the appointment of Natalia Zavodnik to the role of CEO. Zavodnik had worked for Marathon for 15 years, most recently taking up the role of Deputy...
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Friday, 8th September 2017
Sports betting has remained quite static over the past few years, and customers haven’t been able to benefit from significant advancements compared to other sectors within the industry. However, Betgenius'...
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Friday, 8th September 2017
The Hong Kong-listed Landing International has announced that they will be selling their London-based Les Ambassadeurs club and casino in order to refocus their gaze on the emerging Southeast Asian markets....
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Friday, 8th September 2017
A long running legal battle between anti-gambling groups and advocates of daily fantasy sports in New York looks set to continue following the denial of a motion to dismiss a legal challenge to existing...
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Friday, 8th September 2017
The National Gambling Board of South Africa has released its 2016/17 financial year report revealing strong growth in global gaming revenue (GGR), which rose by 3.8%, with a year-on-year comparison with...
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Friday, 8th September 2017
The financial performance of the casinos in Maryland State this summer has been nothing short of impressive, bolstered by the success of one venue in particular. According to data released this week by...
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Friday, 8th September 2017
Worldwide online gaming company Scientific Games today announced the agreement of a contract extension with the Oregon Lottery Commission. The company has provided instant lottery games in Oregon since...
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