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18th June
The opportunity: Player engagement, metagaming and condition-based engagement
Player Engagement is one of the hottest topics in the online gaming industry. As acquisition costs increase, the need to attract...
18th June
Gambling Commission "will consider" Labour's proposed new gambling ombudsman
Labour Deputy Leader Tom Watson has announced his party would set up a new gambling ombudsman to protect vulnerable players if...
17th June
Eldorado sells three properties to Century and Vici for $385m
Eldorado Resorts has agreed to sell its Mountaineer Casino Racetrack and Resort, Isle Casino Cape Girardeau and Lady Luck Casino Caruthersville...
13th June
JPJ Group set to rebrand with £490m Gamesys acquisition
JPJ, formerly known as Jackpotjoy, is set to pay £490m ($621.1m) to acquire Gamesys Holdings Ltd. The deal will involve JPJ paying...
13th June
DoJ delays Wire Act implementation until at least 2020
The Department of Justice (DoJ) is delaying implementation of its Federal Wire Act opinion until at least 2020, according to a...
13th June
Borgata, Golden Nugget and Meadowlands dominate New Jersey revenue for May
New Jersey’s total gaming revenue for May grew 27% year-on-year, to $276.8m. The significant rise included $15.5m in sports wagering gross revenue...
11th June
Sports betting drives US casinos to record year for 2018
US commercial casino gaming revenue reached an all-time high of $41.7bn for 2018; a 4% rise. The American Gaming Association (AGA) announced...
11th June
Donaco appoints Paul Arbuckle as CEO
Former Star Gold Coast COO Paul Arbuckle has been named CEO of Donaco International. Arbuckle will begin his new role on 12...
10th June
Pragmatic Play exec: No online slot animation can be wasted
Online suppliers hoping to recreate the immersive experience of land-based slots must dedicate themselves to a high standard of commercial and...
7th June
Caesars and Eldorado merger talks edge closer
Varying reports have surfaced over a potential merger between Caesars Entertainment and Eldorado Resorts. In March, the two casino operators opened M...
7th June
Aruze Gaming appoints new CEO, adds Hiromi Okada to board
Aruze Gaming Chairman and CEO Takahiro Usui has ended his 14-year tenure at the company, resigning for personal reasons. The supplier has...
6th June
Dutch regulators hoping to open online market on 1 January 2021
The Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) is aiming for the Remote Gambling Act to come into effect on 1 July 2020, with permit applications processed...
5th June
GVC passes new pay scheme but “disappointed” with 58% majority
Operator GVC Holdings has passed its new payment scheme, which involves reducing CEO Kenny Alexander’s salary to £800,000 ($1m) a year,...
5th June
Greentube CFO exclusive: Player focus with online slots is easily broken
Boasting a variety of easily accessed games with no queues, the online slot sector would currently appear to hold the upper...
5th June
Gavin Isaacs joins Galaxy Gaming board
Gavin Isaacs is hoping to utilise his experience in table games and M & A after joining the board of directors...
4th June
Federal Judge: Wire Act will only apply to sports betting
New Hampshire has won its lawsuit against the Department of Justice (DoJ), with a Judge issuing a 60-page opinion concluding the...
4th June
New casino to be built in Chicago
Chicago will benefit from Illinois’ planned gambling expansion through the building of a new casino. The city holds just over 2.7 million...
3rd June
Spain online revenue up 20% for Q1
Sports betting and casino verticals drove Spain's first quarter online gross gaming revenue (GGR) up 20% year-on-year to €193.25m ($216.16m). Sports betting...
3rd June
AG Communications and Genesis break bonus law in Sweden
Swedish regulator, Spelinspektionen, has fined AG Communications and Genesis Global for offering recurring bonuses on their websites. Since the re-regulation of the...
3rd June
Macau casino revenue ends rut with 2% growth for May
Gross gaming revenue in Macau grew 2% year-on-year to MOP25.95bn ($3.22bn) for May, ending the casino industry’s two-month period of decline. For...
31st May
MGM Resorts cuts 557 positions in final stage of strategic layoffs
In the last wave of contract terminations, part of the MGM 2020 plan, MGM Resorts International has eliminated 557 positions in...
31st May
Stride Gaming share price boosted as Rank Group confirms £114.5m acquisition talks
Stride Gaming has confirmed it is in advanced discussions to be purchased by casino and gaming operator Rank Group. The potential all-cash...
30th May
Pennsylvania regulators approve $1.3bn sale of Sands Bethlehem
The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) has approved Wind Creek Hospitality’s purchase of the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem, with the $1.3bn...
30th May
Melco purchases 19.99% stake in Crown Resorts
Melco Resorts and Entertainment has announced the completion of a deal to acquire 135.4 million shares in operator Crown Resorts at...
30th May
Newgioco CEO: Online slot variety misses the ‘bells and whistles’ of land-based experience
Analysing the differences between land-based and online slots, Michele Ciavarella, CEO of Newgioco Group, believes the wide array of choice is...
30th May
Nevada’s April revenue drops 2% to $936m, despite 32% sports betting rise
Total gaming revenue in Nevada declined for the fourth straight month, totalling $936.5m in April, a 2% year-on-year decrease. Figures released by...
29th May
Ganapati CTO: Slots at land-based casinos have remained the same for decades
The online slot experience is unmatched when compared to the land-based experience, according to Ganapati NEO CTO Kirill Timofeyev. Included in his...
29th May
Wynn Resorts will not appeal $35.5m fine
Wynn Resorts has agreed to pay a $35.5m fine issued to the company by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC), despite disagreeing...
28th May
113 arrested in Turkey for operating illegal gambling dens
Turkish authorities have arrested 113 suspects after launching a nationwide sweep to tackle illegal gambling dens. A further 709 people were detained...
24th May
FanDuel signs streaming partnership with FuboTV
FanDuel has announced a deal with FuboTV to become the exclusive sportsbook, online casino, horseracing and daily fantasy sports partner of...
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