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Friday, 28th September 2018
Mike Robinson, Novomatic’s International Product PR and Media Manager, speaks about the supplier’s plans for this year’s G2E in Las Vegas.   What are you most looking forward to...
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Friday, 28th September 2018
GameAccount Network (GAN) has recorded a loss after tax of £2.9m for the six months ended 30 June. A trading statement released before the results claimed the company “performed in line with...
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Friday, 28th September 2018
The testimony of the American Gaming Association was backed up by Nevada Gaming Control Board (NGCB) Chairwoman Becky Harris at Thursday's House Judiciary Subcommittee sports betting hearing. Representatives...
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Thursday, 27th September 2018
Gambling Insider met up with Mark Rehorst-Smith, Bede Gaming's Head of Play, to find out about the supplier’s technology, expansion opportunities and company culture. Could you give a brief introduction...
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Thursday, 27th September 2018
NetEnt has continued its expansion into new markets and businesses in September, with its games now live on the regulated market in Canada. The Swedish-based supplier completed its technical integration...
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Thursday, 27th September 2018
Gaming Realms has reduced its pre-tax loss during the first half of 2018, despite a 27% year-on-year decline in total revenue to £11m ($14.4m). The supplier’s revenue fell from £15m...
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Thursday, 27th September 2018
MRG has joined the European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA), as the company continues its pledge to provide a safer online gaming environment. Operator MRG, formerly known as Mr Green, has invested...
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Thursday, 27th September 2018
888 Holdings profits have risen, with US opportunities and less of a dependency on the UK targeted for future growth. The online gaming operator has released its half-year report for the six months ended...
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Wednesday, 26th September 2018
Sweden has seen its gambling market growth rate decrease, according to statistics released by the Swedish Gambling Authority. The market grew by just 1.5% year-on-year, as reported gross gaming revenue...
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Wednesday, 26th September 2018
NetEnt has announced the launch of its games in the regulated Lithuanian market. A selection of the Stockholm-listed supplier’s games are now available for customers in Lithuania to play through...
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Wednesday, 26th September 2018
Anders Brandt has resigned from the Catena Media board to focus on “other current and new assignments.” In response, Catena has announced the appointment of Öystein Engebretsen, who has...
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Wednesday, 26th September 2018
Subsidiaries of IGT and William Hill have announced a multi-year agreement to offer US lotteries a full service solution for sports betting in the country. The new partnership means the supplier and operator...
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Tuesday, 25th September 2018
Macau is seeing increasing amounts of visitors, with over 3.4 million people entering the region during August. According to data released by the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC), Macau has seen a...
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Tuesday, 25th September 2018
An Italian gaming lawyer and specialist says he still has nightmares thinking about the “short-sighted” nature of the Dignity Decree. The policy, brought in by Italian Deputy Prime Minister...
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Tuesday, 25th September 2018
Metric Gaming has managed to complete a $10m funding round to help position the company in the US gaming market. All of the funds raised are committed by the supplier to help take advantage of the US...
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Tuesday, 25th September 2018
An illegal Vietnamese gambling operation estimated to be worth over $25m has been shut down by police. Police in the Quang Nam Province announced several men had been arrested in connection with the illegal...
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Monday, 24th September 2018
Caesars Entertainment Corporation has announced the appointment of Monica S. Digilio as its new Chief Human Resources Officer. Digilio joins the company from Montage Hotels and Resorts and will additionally...
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Monday, 24th September 2018
XL Media has released its interim results for the six months ended 30 June, revealing declining revenues, profits and adjusted EBITDA. The performance marketing company remained adamant it had put in...
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Monday, 24th September 2018
OPAP has signed a preliminary agreement to acquire a 36.75% stake in TCB Holdings, the company which owns the Stoiximan Group, for €50m ($58m) through its subsidiary OPAP Investments. TCB Holdings...
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Monday, 24th September 2018
Ainsworth Game Technology has announced Danny Gladstone will step down as the supplier’s CEO after 30 June 2019. Gladstone was appointed in 2007 but has advised AGT of his desire to leave the role...
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Monday, 24th September 2018
The Ritz Hotel Casino in London has reported a pre-tax loss of £11.7m ($15.3m) for 2017. The loss follows a pre-tax profit of £8.9m in 2016, indicating a sharp fall in performance. However,...
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Monday, 24th September 2018
“This is one of the key challenges facing the betting industry. They’ve got to be aware of it rather than being in denial.” That’s the view of Matt Wilson, Ball Street CEO, on...
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Friday, 21st September 2018
Operator FanDuel has addressed its sports betting pricing error during the Denver Broncos and Oakland Raiders NFL matchup, agreeing to pay out on “erroneous tickets." On the FanDuel sportsbook,...
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Friday, 21st September 2018
GVC has integrated Ladbrokes Coral Group’s in-house studio-developed games, shortly after joining the US National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) President’s Circle. Operator Ladbrokes...
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Friday, 21st September 2018
DraftKings CEO Jason Robins believes state-by-state regulation for sports betting in the US would be a safer option for the market than a federal framework. Since the repeal of the Professional and Amateur...
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Thursday, 20th September 2018
Operator ComeOn, Cherry AB’s subsidiary, has announced the launch of a new German market orientated brand named Blitzino.com. ComeOn’s focus in recent months has been on expanding into its...
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Thursday, 20th September 2018
MGM Resorts (MGM) is set to acquire operations of the Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park, Ohio, from MGM Growth Properties (MGP) for $275m. The transaction between the gaming operator, MGM, and the real...
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Thursday, 20th September 2018
Sky Betting and Gaming (SBG) CEO Richard Flint has opposed the Labour Party’s proposals to ban gambling advertising during live sporting events and credit-card betting within the UK. Labour has...
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Thursday, 20th September 2018
“A match made in action sports heaven.” That’s how Yggdrasil’s Chief Studio Officer Christopher Mifsud describes the supplier’s partnership with Nitro Circus for its first-ever...
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Wednesday, 19th September 2018
GAN is performing “in line with market expectations”, according to the company’s latest trading update that also predicts record revenues and growth in 2019. The online gaming supplier...
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Wednesday, 19th September 2018
Wynn Resorts has denied “frivolous claims” made in a lawsuit from Sterling Suffolk Racecourse. The casino operator and its former chief executive, Steve Wynn, are being sued for allegedly...
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Wednesday, 19th September 2018
The UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has banned a Kwiff television advert broadcast in June, warning the gambling operator over its future conduct. The advert showed players referencing the excitement...
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Wednesday, 19th September 2018
Labour Deputy Leader Tom Watson says the party would ban gambling with credit cards if it won the next UK general election. At present, the next general election is not scheduled until 2022. However,...
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Wednesday, 19th September 2018
Scientific Games has seen two of its board’s directors depart, as Viet Dinh and former President and CEO Kevin Sheehan resigned. The US-based gaming supplier announced through an SEC filing that...
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Tuesday, 18th September 2018
AffiliateCon: The Great American Huddle has been announced for Tuesday 9 October at 9:30pm with drinks sponsored by Trafficology, and shisha, sponsored by TAG Media. Taking place in the Mirage Hotel &...
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Tuesday, 18th September 2018
The gaming industry contributed $261bn to the US economy in 2017, according to a study released by the American Gaming Association (AGA). Oxford Economics conducted the study, which is the first of its...
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Tuesday, 18th September 2018
The UK government has stressed there will be no delay in its plans to restrict maximum stakes on fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs). In May, the government decided to reduce the maximum FOBT stake from...
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Tuesday, 18th September 2018
Jenny Watson CBE will be the National Online Self-Exclusion Scheme’s new Chair. The scheme is the operator of Gamstop, which was announced as a pilot national online self-exclusion scheme by trade...
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Tuesday, 18th September 2018
Perform Group has announced it will be rebranded as DAZN Group and be consolidated into two brands; DAZN and Perform Content. Perform CEO and Founder Simon Denyer will lead the group alongside new CFO...
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Tuesday, 18th September 2018
Following its agreements with Golden Nugget, Churchill Downs and Resorts Casino, Richard Carter, CEO of SBTech, speaks to Gambling Insider about the supplier's US market plans.   How satisfied...
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Tuesday, 18th September 2018
Sportradar and Interregional Sports Group (ISG) have secured a long-term deal with Liberty Media over Formula One’s betting sponsorship rights. The deal will see F1 and ISG work with supplier Sportradar...
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Monday, 17th September 2018
Sky Betting and Gaming (SBG) saw its revenue increase by 30% to £670.4m for the financial year ending 30 June. In an acquisition report filed by The Stars Group, which completed its takeover of...
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Monday, 17th September 2018
Global Gaming has appointed Michael Gatt to the newly created role of Operational Chief Financial Officer for its subsidiaries in Malta, as the company looks to strengthen its financial organisation. The...
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Monday, 17th September 2018
Skin gambling and loot boxes are being targeted by global gambling regulators as the ‘blurring of lines between gambling and gaming’ has caused growing international concerns. A total of 16...
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Monday, 17th September 2018
Macau has seen its casino stocks and revenue take a hit after Typhoon Mangkhut impacted business operations over the weekend. The storm has already badly affected the Philippines and forced the Chinese...
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Monday, 17th September 2018
It’s a Monday afternoon and the city of London is as busy as ever. In Shoreditch, though, just outside the heart of the capital’s financial sector, there is an air of change about the place;...
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Friday, 14th September 2018
Operators GVC Holdings and Las Vegas Sands have become members of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI), an honour often referred to as the ‘gold standard’ for corporate sustainability. DJSI...
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Friday, 14th September 2018
Australian sport data provider iSport Genius has entered into an agreement with DraftKings to provide data insights to the operator’s sportsbook platform. The data will be used to help customers...
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Friday, 14th September 2018
The Stars Group has announced the launch of its online sports betting brand, BetStars, in the state of New Jersey through its partnership with Resorts Casino Hotel. BetStars.com can be accessed on mobile...
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Thursday, 13th September 2018
The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) announced that it has selected Bede Gaming as its new digital platform supplier. Supplier Bede will be hailing the deal as a milestone, as it marks the...
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Thursday, 13th September 2018
Supplier IGT has announced a new sports betting agreement with the Mississippi band of Choctaw Indians. The agreement allows the Pearl River Resorts' Golden Moon Hotel & Casino and Silver...
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Thursday, 13th September 2018
GVC Holdings has hailed “significant progress” during the first half of 2018, with the company seeing profits increase by 17% following the acquisition of Ladbrokes Coral. Interim results...
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Thursday, 13th September 2018
New Jersey’s casinos experienced a fruitful month in August, which saw a 24% increase in gaming revenue year on year to $303.9m. Casino win rate also rose by 21% to $269.9m, with slot and table...
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Thursday, 13th September 2018
The LeoVegas Group has acquired 51% of shares in esports betting operator, Pixel Holding Group Ltd, for €1.5m ($1.7m). LeoVegas has made the purchase through LeoVentures and the acquisition...
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Wednesday, 12th September 2018
FanDuel has confirmed it will enter the Mississippi sports betting market following its early success in New Jersey. The daily fantasy sports site was ranked the top sportsbook in New Jersey during its...
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Wednesday, 12th September 2018
The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has upheld a Gala Interactive advert in the UK but dismissed complaints aimed at Betfair and PlayOjo. Operator Betfair’s TV adverts, along with Skill on...
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Wednesday, 12th September 2018
DraftKings CEO Jason Robins does not believe the operator is well positioned to enter the casino industry. There has been speculation surrounding the daily fantasy sports firm entering the casino world...
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Wednesday, 12th September 2018
Mr Green Ltd, a subsidiary of MRG, has been fined €312,000 ($361,000) by the Netherlands Gaming Authority (KSA). The fine relates to a failure to prevent Dutch players from gambling on its websites...
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Wednesday, 12th September 2018
The state of Arkansas will vote on a proposal to expand its land-based casino operations and legalise sports betting. The proposal will allow land-based casino gaming to take place at a horseracing track...
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Wednesday, 12th September 2018
The Belgian government is conducting a criminal investigation into Electronic Arts (EA) because it continues to offer loot boxes in its video games FIFA 18 and 19. The controversy surrounding loot boxes...
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Tuesday, 11th September 2018
Betsson subsidiary Corona is appealing against a €300,000 ($347,000) fine issued by the Dutch gambling regulator for operating in the country without a licence. The Swedish gambling company announced...
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Tuesday, 11th September 2018
The Macau gaming industry amassed profit of 157.74 billion yuan in 2017 ($23bn), an increase of 19%, despite a decline in corporate deposits and interest income. Total expenditure, meanwhile, amounted...
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Tuesday, 11th September 2018
Tribal operator Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment has started its expansion into Canada, after it was selected by the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) as the service provider for the Niagara...
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Tuesday, 11th September 2018
MGM Resorts announced a partnership with the new professional football league, The Alliance of American Football, launching 9 February 2019. This partnership ensures MGM will become the first official...
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Monday, 10th September 2018
Kazuo Okada, former chairman of Universal Entertainment, has filed a lawsuit against the company he founded, Tiger Resort Leisure and Entertainment Inc (TRLEI). Okada has also asked the Parañaque...
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Monday, 10th September 2018
The Delaware Sports Lottery has recorded a 53% increase in net revenue from sports betting in the state's second full month of service. Net proceeds for the period between 30 July to 26 August was $706,000,...
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Monday, 10th September 2018
888 Holdings has launched its sportsbook brand 888sport in New Jersey, where sports betting is now legal. Kambi, 888's preferred sportsbook provider, will power the platform. The launch of 888sport goes...
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Monday, 10th September 2018
Gaming revenue at Ohio’s four state-approved casinos increased 5% year-on-year in August to $70.3m. The four casinos in the state are shared between Penn National and Jack Entertainment, who each...
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Monday, 10th September 2018
Betsoft Gaming is continuing its European expansion with the signing of a comprehensive content agreement with operator Mostbet. This agreement will allow Mostbet to integrate Betsoft’s slot games,...
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Friday, 7th September 2018
FanDuel has launched its ‘FanDuel Sportsbook’ app, allowing users to place wagers on all the major US sports. The app is initially only available to sports fans in New Jersey, with a continued...
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Friday, 7th September 2018
The Dallas Cowboys has agreed the first ever partnership between an NFL team and a casino operator, striking a deal with WinStar World Casino and Resort. This partnership will give the casino exclusive...
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Friday, 7th September 2018
Playtech has sold its entire holding of 11.4 million ordinary shares in trading platform Plus500, after acquiring the company back in 2015. The sale is expected to yield around £176m ($228m), which...
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Friday, 7th September 2018
FanDuel’s American horseracing network affiliate, TVG, is set to launch its first live Sunday morning sports betting pregame show. Operator Paddy Power Betfair successfully merged its US businesses...
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Friday, 7th September 2018
The Gambling Commission (GC) has teamed up with the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) and the Committees of Advertising Practice (CAP) to hammer home the rules and requirements for advertising and...
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Friday, 7th September 2018
Caesars Entertainment has launched its mobile sports betting app in New Jersey, becoming the sixth operator to offer the service. The sportsbook will be run by Scientific Games on its OpenBet platform,...
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Thursday, 6th September 2018
Online casino games software developing platform Pragmatic Play has been announced as the latest partner to support the 2018 Global Gaming Awards. Pragmatic Play will be sponsoring the Product Innovation...
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Thursday, 6th September 2018
Asian operator and developer Silver Heritage Group has renegotiated the key terms of its outstanding bond payments. Silver Heritage will be repaying up to $6.8m of its $18m worth of outstanding bond payments. The...
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Thursday, 6th September 2018
The Gambling Commission’s Health Survey shows the rate of problem gambling across Great Britain in 2016 remained at a consistent rate. Data from the Commission’s Health Survey was compiled...
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Thursday, 6th September 2018
Suncity Group Holdings announced a strategic partnership with Cambodian operator Golden Sun Sky Entertainment. This “strategic partnership agreement” will involve a Suncity subsidiary, Suncity...
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Thursday, 6th September 2018
A total of 33 companies have submitted proposals for a casino in the prefecture of Wakayama on Japan’s south central coast. Officials in the region have said they want to develop a resort on a 40-hectare,...
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Wednesday, 5th September 2018
Churchill Downs has completed the acquisition of the remaining 50% of the casino at Ocean Downs and Ocean Downs Racetrack in Berlin, Maryland from Saratoga Holdings. The purchase is in exchange for Churchill...
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Wednesday, 5th September 2018
The Gambling Commission is inviting members of the public, consumers and gambling operators to voice their opinions on changes being made to gambling regulation. The Commission is primarily looking to...
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Wednesday, 5th September 2018
NFL revenue is estimated to increase by $2.3bn a year thanks to legal and regulated sports betting, according to a Nielsen Sports study commissioned by the American Gaming Association (AGA). The study...
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Wednesday, 5th September 2018
William Hill US and Eldorado Resorts have entered into a nationwide partnership for digital and land-based sports betting and online gaming in the US. The deal will see William Hill US become the exclusive...
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Wednesday, 5th September 2018
Galaxy Entertainment Group (GEG) reported a 25% year-on-year increase in net revenue to HK$28.1bn (US$3.58bn) for the first half of 2018. The operator's Galaxy Macau integrated resort made up the majority...
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Tuesday, 4th September 2018
MRG has received an online betting licence from the Danish gaming regulator Spillemyndigheden, allowing its Mr Green brand to operate in the country. The operator previously received a Danish casino licence...
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Tuesday, 4th September 2018
Wembley Stadium will not be permitted to promote betting sponsors if the stadium is sold, according to reports. Billionaire Shahid Khan, who also owns Premier League football club Fulham, made a £600m...
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Tuesday, 4th September 2018
Silver Heritage Group has requested a trading halt from the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX), as the operator's half-year $9.9m loss left its liabilities exceeding its current assets by $8.8m. The...
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Tuesday, 4th September 2018
Betsson Chief Financial Officer Kaaren Hilsen is set to leave the operator, one year after taking the role. Hilsen is required to work a six-month notice period, and is set to take over the CEO vacancy...
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Monday, 3rd September 2018
The voting process for this year’s Global Gaming Awards Las Vegas is underway, after the list of nominees was sent to the judging panel. Now in its fifth year, the Awards will be decided by the...
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Monday, 3rd September 2018
Mike Reaves, CEO and Co-founder of CashBet, speaks to Gambling Insider about CashBet Coin, partnering with Arsenal Football Cub and the future of cryptocurrency. Earlier this year, CashBet’s initial...
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Monday, 3rd September 2018
NetEnt announced Lars Johansson has been appointed as interim CFO effective immediately. The role of the supplier's  FO has been vacant since Therese Hillman was appointed as Group CEO in May. Johansson...
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Monday, 3rd September 2018
The Macau casino market broke its monthly revenue record for the year in August, reaching MOP26.56bn ($3.27bn), up 17% year-on-year. Previously, the record for revenue from games of fortune in 2018...
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Monday, 3rd September 2018
William Hill and FanDuel mobile sportsbooks have gone live in New Jersey, less than a week before the NFL season begins. William Hill already runs two sportsbooks in the Garden State, at the Ocean Resort...
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Monday, 3rd September 2018
SBTech's sports betting operations have gone live in New Jersey and Mississippi after launching with Churchill Downs, Golden Nugget and Resorts Casino. The supplier has begun providing its complete on-property...
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Monday, 3rd September 2018
The NFL is set to lift its ban on gambling advertising and allow land-based casinos the opportunity to sponsor teams. The decision was made by the NFL’s Business Ventures Committee, and the announcement...
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