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Wednesday, 30th September 2020
888 Holdings has declared an interest in purchasing William Hill’s European business, after announcing it was in a “good position to make acquisitions”, according to reports. Earlier...
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Wednesday, 30th September 2020
The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) says it welcomes new guidelines from the Gambling Commission on operator VIP schemes. The regulator has announced new measures against "irresponsible incentivisation"...
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Wednesday, 30th September 2020
888 Holdings saw revenue of $379.1m for the first six months of 2020, a rise of 37% year-on-year. The operator’s B2C revenue saw an increase of 38% compared to 2019, at $361.3m, while B2B revenue...
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Wednesday, 30th September 2020
Caesars Entertainment has reached an agreement to acquire William Hill for approximately £2.9bn ($3.72bn). The deal will see the US operator’s UK subsidiary Caesars Bidco, acquire the entire...
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Wednesday, 30th September 2020
Despite an ongoing inquiry, analysts from JP Morgan say it’s unlikely Crown Resorts will lose its New South Wales operational license, but the suspension of operations is possible. The NSW Independent...
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Wednesday, 30th September 2020
The Gambling Commission (GC) has released strict new guidance for UK-based operators on the treatment of VIP customers. The guidance aims to combat the “irresponsible incentivisation” of high-value...
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Wednesday, 30th September 2020
The Netherlands is preparing to launch its own regulated online gambling market, but operators that wish to obtain licenses will have to show three years’ worth of good behavior. The Remote Gambling...
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Tuesday, 29th September 2020
Paddy Power has paid out on Fulham to be relegated from the English Premier League after just three games into the new season, becoming one of the earliest settlements in the operator’s history. Fulham...
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Tuesday, 29th September 2020
A case against Betfred has seen an application for summary judgment before a High Court judge in October. In November 2018, solicitor Peter Coyle spoke exclusively to Gambling Insider about a case involving...
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Tuesday, 29th September 2020
Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) has partnered with Leeds United football club to educate young people in the region on the risks related to gambling. The safer gambling national charity...
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Tuesday, 29th September 2020
Scientific Games has signed a deal with Betsson Group to provide the operator with its OpenTrade platform in the US. The multi-year partnership will provide the entire Betsson portfolio with Scientific...
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Tuesday, 29th September 2020
BetMGM, the sports betting brand jointly-owned by GVC Holdings and MGM Resorts, has been announced as the first official sports betting partner of the Tennessee Titans. The partnership is Tennessee’s...
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Tuesday, 29th September 2020
Ten Cambodian casinos have already opened their doors to the public with more to come soon. The casinos resumed work after being temporarily closed due to COVID-19 and safety concerns. Eight of the casinos...
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Tuesday, 29th September 2020
The trial involving Tsukasa Akimoto and 500.com continues, with prosecutors demanding jail time for Masahiko Konno and Katsunori Nakazato, two advisors who worked for the Chinese online gaming company...
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Monday, 28th September 2020
The Gambling Commission has entered into a partnership with Facebook with the aim of reducing the number of gambling-related adverts seen on the platform. The partnership will focus on creating guidance...
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Monday, 28th September 2020
Harry Barnick, gambling and leisure industries senior analyst at Third Bridge, believes Caesars Entertainment will benefit hugely from any data exchanges that result from its potential takeover of William...
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Monday, 28th September 2020
Sports betting operator PointsBet has announced a new partnership with the Chicago Bears. Through the agreement, PointsBet will become the NFL team’s first sports betting sponsor. The operator will...
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Monday, 28th September 2020
Caesars Entertainment has announced it is in advanced discussions to acquire William Hill in a deal worth £2.9bn ($3.72bn). The bid will see Caesars pay 272p per share, stating that the William...
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Monday, 28th September 2020
Crown Resorts Limited has announced it will suspend all activity with junket operators until June 30, 2021, “while it undertakes a comprehensive review of its processes related to junket operators”,...
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Monday, 28th September 2020
The local Government of Osaka prefecture has sent out a letter of gratitude to the Japan Racing Association (JRA) for donating JPY200m ($1.9m) to help battle COVID-19. The funds are meant to support medical...
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Friday, 25th September 2020
The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has announced that its members will adhere to a new code of conduct which will focus on the design of online games. The code will be introduced by the end of September. Through...
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Friday, 25th September 2020
The Circa Resort Casino received approval from the Nevada Gaming Commission and was granted a license to open its doors to the public on October 28.  The Nevada Gaming Control Board initially approved...
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Friday, 25th September 2020
Donaco International Limited announced the limited reopening of DNA Star Vegas in Poipet, Cambodia. The date for reopening is set for September 25, 2020. The venue “is set to operate on...
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Friday, 25th September 2020
Former chairman of tourism of hospitality company Kamori Kanko Co, Kimihito Kamori, has been sentenced to a 10-month prison sentence in a Japanese trial centred around lawmaker Tsukasa Akimoto and 500.com. Kamori...
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Friday, 25th September 2020
Gaming supplier IGT has signed a partnership with the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians in North Dakota, growing its presence in the US into the Peace Garden State. Turtle Mountain runs both the...
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Friday, 25th September 2020
US-based sports betting operator DraftKings has expanded its presence in Colorado with a new partnership with the Colorado Rockies prior to the opening of its Black Hawk sportsbook. After signing the...
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Thursday, 24th September 2020
UK-based bookmaker Ladbrokes has announced the launch of a new accumulator 5-a-side bet, in partnership with long-term existing suppliers Banach and Opta. Through the new 5-a-side bet, customers will...
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Thursday, 24th September 2020
Sports betting operator Parimatch has signed a new partnership with English Premier League football club Everton. The two-year deal will make Parimatch official betting partner of the team in Europe and...
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Thursday, 24th September 2020
FABICash will sponsor the Slot of the Year Award at the Global Gaming Awards Las Vegas 2020, meaning all 12 categories will be sponsored this year. The feat demonstrates the prestige of the much-respected...
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Thursday, 24th September 2020
The Nevada Gaming Commission has taken action in 5 complaint cases involving gaming operators. Four of these cases were for violating the state’s COVID-19 health and safety guidelines and...
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Thursday, 24th September 2020
The World Poker Tour has announced it will be expanding its online engagement with WPT Online India, Powered by Adda52.com. WPT Online India set to take place November 5-22 and will include 154 events....
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Thursday, 24th September 2020
PokerStars founder Isai Scheinberg has been sentenced to "time served" and a $30,000 fine, and will avoid a prison sentence, following his initial indictment on Black Friday in 2011. Scheinberg faced...
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Thursday, 24th September 2020
William Hill US and Grand Traverse Resort & Casinos have officially opened their first Michigan sportsbooks at Turtle Creek Casino & Hotel, and a satellite location at Leelanau Sands Casino. The...
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Wednesday, 23rd September 2020
A group of recovering gambling addicts in the UK are taking part in a 130-mile walk to call for an end to gambling advertisement in football. The sponsored walk will take the 'Big Step' and 'Gambling...
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Wednesday, 23rd September 2020
Operator 888 has announced the appointment of Lord Jonathan Mendelsohn as the company’s new non-executive director and chair designate with immediate effect. Mendelsohn’s appointment was the...
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Wednesday, 23rd September 2020
Further updates from the Crown Resorts hearing in Australia have been described as "extraordinarily troubling," as further shortcomings in how the operator managed the risk of money laundering are exposed. As...
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Wednesday, 23rd September 2020
RHB Research Institute has announced the worst is over for Resorts World Genting. The research noted the venue, which is owned by Genting Malaysia, shows significant improvement in visitations since it...
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Wednesday, 23rd September 2020
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced renewed restrictions to battle the coronavirus pandemic, including closing bars, restaurants and casinos after 10pm. The new restrictions could last up to...
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Wednesday, 23rd September 2020
Gambling operator GVC Holdings has announced the launch of virtuals from Inspired Entertainment across some of its online platforms. The supplier’s virtual sports offering has been added to a number...
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Wednesday, 23rd September 2020
Nordic gaming operator Paf has lowered its annual loss limit for customers by €5000 ($5847) in a bid to greater strengthen its responsible gaming commitment. The company first introduced a loss limit...
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Tuesday, 22nd September 2020
Global Gaming 555 AB has announced that Tobias Fagerlund, CEO of the Swedish operator, has left the company with immediate effect. The executive was made acting CEO of Global Gaming in April 2019, becoming...
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Tuesday, 22nd September 2020
NetEnt has launched its portfolio of casino games in the state of Pennsylvania through its partnership with Wind Creek. The land-based casino operator will be offering NetEnt games to online players in...
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Tuesday, 22nd September 2020
SkyCity Entertainment Group has announced its properties in Hamilton and Queenstown can resume work without COVID-19 restrictions. The looser regulations apply only outside of Auckland, as the majority...
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Tuesday, 22nd September 2020
1xBet will sponsor the Land-Based Product of the Year Award at the Global Gaming Awards Las Vegas 2020. The Awards, in their seventh year but going virtual for the first time due to the COVID-19-enforced...
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Tuesday, 22nd September 2020
The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp (PAGCOR) has published gross gambling revenue (GGR) for Q2, recording only PHP2.42bn ($49.9m) for the trading period. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has caused...
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Monday, 21st September 2020
African sports betting operator 22BET has signed a new agreement with French football team Paris Saint-Germain (PSG). Through the deal, 22BET will become PSG’s official online betting partner in...
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Monday, 21st September 2020
Casinos in London have offered to close their bars at 10pm in an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19 while remaining open-for-business. Last week, the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) warned that “thousands...
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Monday, 21st September 2020
One of India’s largest online payment processors, Paytm, was temporarily removed from the Google Play Store over allegedly breaking Google rules against the facilitation of gambling. Paytm ran a...
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Monday, 21st September 2020
Universal Entertainment Corporation has issued a statement confirming the Tokyo High Court has dismissed an appeal from Kazuo Okada, the company’s founder. Previously, the Tokyo District Court ordered...
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Monday, 21st September 2020
Two Las Vegas casino operators have confirmed hundreds of positive COVID-19 tests for employees since reopening in June, as reported by the Reno Gazette Journal. The Journal reference Las Vegas Sands...
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Friday, 18th September 2020
The full Shortlist for the Global Gaming Awards Las Vegas 2020 is now ready to view, ahead of its seventh edition. The Awards, going virtual for the first time due to the COVID-19-enforced cancellation...
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Friday, 18th September 2020
Betway has extended its partnership with former England international cricketer Kevin Pietersen until 2023. The now retired batsman will continue in his role as official global cricket and brand ambassador...
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Friday, 18th September 2020
Affiliate Spotlight Sports Group, formerly Racing Post Group, has announced Louise Agran is leaving her role as CMO. Agran will be replaced by Gethin Evans, who is currently digital marketing director. The...
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Friday, 18th September 2020
Gambling Commission data has revealed the reopening of retail shops in June led to a fall in online gambling revenue in Great Britain for July. Data from the biggest operators, covering around 80% of...
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Friday, 18th September 2020
The President of Uruguay Luis Lacalle Pou, together with the Minister of Tourism Germán Cardoso, have presented a plan to develop a five-star hotel with an integrated casino in the country. The...
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Friday, 18th September 2020
NetEnt has signed a new agreement with BetMGM which will see the supplier’s games launched in the Mountain State for the first time. West Virginia’s online casino market launched on 15 July....
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Friday, 18th September 2020
Prosecutors have requested a 10-month imprisonment sentence for the former chairman of tourism and hospitality company Kamori Kanko, Kimihito Kamori, who was involved in the 500.com...
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Thursday, 17th September 2020
Flutter Entertainment, owner of a number of betting brands including Paddy Power, Betfair and Sky Bet, has announced the appointment of former deputy leader of the Labour Party Tom Watson as the company’s...
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Thursday, 17th September 2020
Making its US debut in New Jersey, content provider Digital Gaming Corporation (DGC) has launched its suite of online slot titles in partnership with operator BetMGM. The licensing...
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Thursday, 17th September 2020
Sportsbet.io has become the official betting partner of Arsenal Football Club, after signing a multi-year deal with the English Premier League team. The three-year partnership covers the next three seasons,...
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Thursday, 17th September 2020
Sportradar will monitor the integrity of all matches in the 2020 Indian Premier League (IPL) season, after signing an agreement with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). The data supplier’s...
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Thursday, 17th September 2020
Playtech has seen its revenue drop 23% year-on-year for H1 2020, as a result of the coronavirus pandemic impacting its business operations. Reported revenue for the six months to 30 June fell to €564m...
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Thursday, 17th September 2020
Forecasts by NY Sports Day indicate that the legalisation of online sports betting could yield up to US$900m in annual revenue and $108m in tax for the state of New York. Should State Senate Bill 17D...
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Thursday, 17th September 2020
Tiger Palace Resort, owned by the Australian-listed Silver Heritage Group, reportedly laid off 400 employees. The report came from The Himalayan Times after the workers staged a protest over unfair termination...
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Thursday, 17th September 2020
Scientific Games has signed a new partnership with Nederlandse Loterij, the Dutch National Lottery. The agreement will see Scientific Games provide its instant game scratch cards to the Lottery for a...
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Thursday, 17th September 2020
According to the data released by the National Betting Authority in Cyprus, Class A and B bookmakers had an income of €88.4m ($104.2m) for Q2 2020 (April-June).  Gross gaming revenue was €10.6m,...
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Wednesday, 16th September 2020
Newgioco chairman and CEO Mike Ciavarella joins Gambling Insider for the latest episode of the GI Huddle, talking through his career in gaming and Newgioco's journey to date. Having enjoyed success in...
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Wednesday, 16th September 2020
The Illinois Gaming Board has reported that sports betting handle reached $51.4m in July, the first full month of activity in the state. Sports betting in Illinois was launched in March after Rush Street’s...
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Wednesday, 16th September 2020
Evolution Services South Africa, a joint project of Evolution Gaming and its subsidiary Ezugi, has extended its partnership with South African bookmaker Hollywoodbets, now providing exclusive access to...
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Wednesday, 16th September 2020
Interblock will sponsor the Customer Loyalty Program of the Year Award at the Global Gaming Awards Las Vegas 2020. Customer loyalty programs are an essential part of the Las Vegas gaming community, with...
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Wednesday, 16th September 2020
William Hill US has announced the launch of its mobile sports betting app in Illinois. The launch is the result of a partnership between the sports betting operator and Caesars Entertainment’s Grand...
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Wednesday, 16th September 2020
An alleged cheating scandal involving Stones Gambling Hall and Mike Postle ended with a settlement for an undisclosed amount, not the $30m the plaintiffs were hoping for.  A year ago, Postle was...
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Tuesday, 15th September 2020
Football Index has ranked second in The Sunday Times' Sage Tech Track 100, which CEO Adam Cole has described as a "huge honour." The accolade is an impressive one, considering the site was launched...
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Tuesday, 15th September 2020
Ireland’s Minister for Justice Helen McEntee has announced that the launch of the country’s overhauled gambling regulatory framework will be delayed until at least 2021.  Focused...
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Tuesday, 15th September 2020
Betsson Group has expanded its content offering by agreeing a live streaming partnership with Betgenius. Under the deal, Betgenius will provide the operator live streams for thousands of sporting fixtures,...
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Tuesday, 15th September 2020
Liverpool Football Club has won a High Court case against Winlink, which had sued the football club for £1.1m ($1.42m). The sum related to a £15m deal for BetVictor to sponsor the English...
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Tuesday, 15th September 2020
UK gambling brand Betfair has announced its withdrawal from the New Jersey (NJ) gambling market due to disappointing financial results.  Betfair, a subsidiary of...
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Tuesday, 15th September 2020
Offshore sportsbook 5Dimes is pursuing efforts to enter the regulated US market, according to the widow of its founder. Earlier this month, the Costa Rica-based operator announced intentions to suspend...
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Tuesday, 15th September 2020
The Cowlitz Indian Tribe is the first tribe in Washington to come to an agreement for the amendment of its Class III gaming compact, including several new provisions. The Washington State Gambling Commission...
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Tuesday, 15th September 2020
Total gaming revenue for August in New Jersey only fell 8%, a modest yearly decline considering reduced casino capacities upon reopenings. Revenue accumulated to $326.3m, while internet gaming win was...
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Tuesday, 15th September 2020
The Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB) announced that in August, the three Detroit casinos reported $69.3 million in monthly aggregate revenue. The venues were closed for more than 4 months due to the...
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Tuesday, 15th September 2020
Macau Legend Development Limited announced it will be halting trading in the shares of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited from 9am on September 14, 2020. The trading halt was implemented “pending...
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Monday, 14th September 2020
Swedish gross gaming revenue for Q2 2020 was the lowest Sweden has seen since the introduction of regulated online gaming at the start of 2019. According to country regulator Spelinspektionen, gambling...
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Monday, 14th September 2020
Betway has extended its worldwide partnership with Cricket West Indies (CWI). The new deal will last until 2022, and sees online operator continue its role as the official betting partner of the CWI,...
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Monday, 14th September 2020
Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) chairman, Brigid Simmonds OBE, has urged the UK Government to do more to support high-street bookmakers and casinos which have been permitted to reopen following the height...
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Monday, 14th September 2020
FIFA has inked an agreement with the International Federation of Professional Footballers (FIFPro) endorsing a new smartphone app in the fight against corruption. The Red Button app, developed by FIFPro...
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Monday, 14th September 2020
Aspire Global has announced it will strengthen its senior management team by appointing Antoine Bonello as a chief operating officer and managing director for the Malta business. He’ll be...
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Monday, 14th September 2020
The National Football League’s (NFL) matches were the most popular weekend betting events in several states for Rush Street Interactive, as the league made its long-awaited return. Across the operator’s...
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Monday, 14th September 2020
According to reports from Financial Times and a company press release, majority Scientific Games shareholder and chairman, Ron Perelman, has agreed to sell his holdings in the company. The billionaire...
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Monday, 14th September 2020
Gauselmann Group has expanded its partnership with Fortuna Düsseldorf by signing an exclusive sponsorship deal with the German football club. The deal will see the supplier become the 2. Bundesliga...
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Monday, 14th September 2020
Flutter Entertainment-owned Paddy Power has released the first episode of its 'pundits' show, as part of its latest advertising campaign. The series takes Matt Le Tissier, Charlie Nicholas and Phil Thompson,...
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Monday, 14th September 2020
Casino operator Genting Malaysia is planning to inject $150m cash into Empire Resorts, a US-based subsidiary it recently acquired by subscribing to Series L preferred stocks. The company stated it’s...
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Friday, 11th September 2020
An inquiry by the New South Wales Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority (ILGA) has confirmed allegations that Crown Resorts ignored warnings of money laundering and links between organised crime. The...
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Friday, 11th September 2020
Czech lawmakers voted in favour of a new decree banning all slot machines, video lottery terminals (VLTs) and gaming machines in Prague. Once it’s agreed from the city council, the ban will come...
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Friday, 11th September 2020
Operator Parimatch will be Leicester City Football Club's training kit partner for the upcoming Premier League season. Parimatch will benefit from a number of marketing activities and branding exposure...
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Friday, 11th September 2020
The worldwide uncertainty that could lead to players having less money to bet with is a “potential threat” to the sports betting industry, according to Dominik Beier. The global pandemic led...
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Friday, 11th September 2020
Customers of Barclays, one of the UK’s largest banks, will have to wait 72 hours as a cooling-off period once they switch off their spending on gambling.   The feature is meant to help customers...
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Friday, 11th September 2020
Intralot has announced an extension to its deal with the Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) in New Zealand for the provision of Electronic Monitoring Systems (EMS). Through the deal, Intralot’s...
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Friday, 11th September 2020
Hoiana, Suncity’s Vietnam integrated resort project, is estimated to generate annual EBITDA of $470m once the casino is revamped and phase one is fully implemented. Based on the performance...
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Friday, 11th September 2020
UK charity GambleAware has launched phase two of its Bet Regret campaign through adverts encouraging players to think twice before placing a bet, to promote safer gambling. The ‘tapping-out for...
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