IN-DEPTH ANALYSIS FOR THE GAMING INDUSTRY
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Scientific Games revenue grows in 2018 but net loss up 45%
Scientific Games has reported a 9% increase in full-year revenue, to $3.36bn, during 2018. However, the supplier’s net loss grew 45% during...
Playtech CEO exclusive: We expect a lot of organic growth in the coming years
Gambling Insider caught up with Playtech CEO Mor Weizer following the announcement of the company's 2018 full-year financial results. The supplier's...
Playtech reports 54% growth in 2018 revenue
Playtech has reported a 54% growth in full-year revenue to €1.24bn ($1.4bn) during 2018. The supplier was able to offset decline in...
Billionaire Carl Icahn confirms 10% stake in Caesars Entertaiment
Activist investor Carl Icahn has confirmed the purchase of a 10% stake in Caesars Entertainment. It was reported last Saturday the billionaire...
Dutch senators to vote on online gambling
Dutch senators will vote on whether to allow online gambling within the Netherlands on Tuesday, leading to a surge of interest...
Delaware online gaming revenue and handle rise significantly
Delaware saw $7.4m in online gaming handle during January, generating $279,000 in revenue. The figures show a considerable year-on-year increase from January...
New Jersey January revenue up 25%; sports betting handle highest yet
Sports betting in New Jersey enjoyed its most active month to date in January, with $385.2m wagered during the first month...
Q & A: Betsson should be a cornerstone of the Swedish market, says CEO
Following Betsson’s announcement 2018 group revenue increased 15% to SEK 5.41bn ($580m), full round-up here, Gambling Insider caught up with...
Betsson rebounds from turbulent 2017 with 35% EBIT growth in 2018
Betsson bounced back from the "turbulence" the operator suffered in 2017 by reporting a 15% increase in 2018 group revenue, to...
Online gaming bill proposed in West Virginia
A bipartisan group of lawmakers are attempting to bring licensed online casinos to West Virginia. Sports betting was legalised in the state...
LeoVegas pushes financial targets back despite 51% revenue growth in 2018
LeoVegas has decided to push back its financial targets to 2021, despite its consolidated revenue growing 51% year-on-year to €327.8m ($369.9m)...
NetEnt generates $192m in revenue during 2018
NetEnt’s full-year revenue rose 9% year-on-year to SEK 1.7bn ($192m) in 2018. The supplier also reported EBITDA of SEK 816m, an increase...
Proposed Brazilian bill would see 32 casinos built
Legislation in Brazil has been proposed which would allow states to build casinos based on their population. Paulo Azi, a member of...
Ohio's gambling revenue flourishes due to racinos
Gambling revenue in Ohio increased 3% year-on-year to $140.7m for January, according to the state's Casino Control Commission. The increase was due to...
DraftKings CEO exclusive: Customer demand changed our casino strategy
DraftKings CEO Jason Robins says customer demand made it “very clear very quickly” the operator needed to enter the casino market. Back...
Gaming revenue in Nevada tops $11.9bn in 2018
Total gaming revenue in Nevada rose 3% year-on-year to $11.92bn for 2018. Some categories, such as three-card poker and five-cent machines, saw...
Macau casinos post first revenue drop in over two years
Gambling revenue in Macau dropped 5% year-on-year in January, the industry's first decline in 29 months. The Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau...
New 888 CEO exclusive: We're not worried about US competition
After more than 14 years with 888 Holdings, Itai Frieberger was last week replaced by Itai Pazner as the operator's CEO. It...
Betsson CEO exclusive: "Integration has been a tough process"
Betsson CEO Pontus Lindwall has stressed the difficulty of coping with integration with other businesses. The operator’s 2017 was described as “turbulent”...
Hard Rock launches GiG-powered sportsbook in New Jersey
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City has launched its land-based and online sportsbook in New Jersey. Both HardRockSports.com and HardRockCasino.com will...
Konami director exclusive: Win or lose, players must always feel entertained
Steve Walther embodies the term “industry veteran.” Konami’s Senior Director, Marketing & Product Management, has been involved in gaming for almost 27...
GeoComply’s Anna Sainsbury joins AGA board
GeoComply Chairperson Anna Sainsbury has joined the American Gaming Association’s (AGA) board of directors. The AGA believes the appointment will benefit the...
MGM Resorts International purchases $850m Empire City Casino
MGM Resorts International and MGM Growth Properties have announced the acquisition of Empire City Casino in Yonkers, New York, for approximately...
888 targets European poker network after Portugal launch
Operator 888 Holdings has launched its 888Casino brand in the regulated Portuguese market. The company also entered the Swedish market at the...
Kindred enters Pennsylvania with Mohegan Sun Pocono
Kindred Group has agreed a five-year partnership with Mohegan Sun Pocono in Pennsylvania, with a view to extending for two additional...
Scientific Games and Caesars Entertainment launch Pennsylvania sportsbook
Scientific Games and Caesars Entertainment have launched sports betting at Harrah’s Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack in Pennsylvania. Philadelphia is now home to...
Evolution Gaming signs US live casino deal with DraftKings
Evolution Gaming has signed a live casino deal with DraftKings in New Jersey - the operator's first in history. The supplier will...
Apple’s stricter guidelines could see betting apps rejected, says agency
Mkodo, an apps and digital experience agency, has warned gaming companies about Apple’s new App Store guidelines. Apple is soon to update...
Japanese government to restrict gambling ads to air and seaports
According to reports in Asia, the Japanese government will be limiting gambling adverts to international air and seaport terminals. The decision is...
Yggdrasil reaches slot deal agreement with GVC
Supplier Yggdrasil will provide Ladbrokes, Coral and Gala with its own casino slots gaming content. Customers for each brand will have access...
Gaming analyst: Remote Gaming Bill adoption “a surreal experience”
International horseracing provides strong alternative during six-day break
Mark Weaver, Co-Founder: “The journey has only just begun for Betconnect”
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