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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...
14th June
Severe weather conditions continue to postpone horseracing meetings
The severe weather conditions were not what horseracing goers were hoping for mid-June and neither were UK operators. Horseracing meetings at Chepstow...
14th June secures historic Premier League shirt sponsorship with Watford has secured a landmark partnership with English Premier League football club Watford. The deal, described as the largest in Watford’s history,...
13th June
VBet announced as Arsenal’s official betting and gaming partner
Arsenal has confirmed VBet as its new official betting and gaming partner until 2022. VBet, run and operated by BetConstruct, will have...
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
Kindred accepts £1.6m Gambling Commission fine for Platinum Gaming failures
Platinum Gaming has been fined £1.6m ($2m) by the Gambling Commission for social responsibility and money laundering failures. Owned by Kindred Group,...
12th June
Analysis: Getting a gambling education
Social and responsibility are words currently and frequently spoken by industry executives. Operators discuss advertising bans, the Gambling Commission releases data...
12th June
Gamesys accepts £1.2m fine for social responsibility and AML failures
The Gambling Commission has ordered Gamesys to pay £1.2m ($1.5m) for failing to prevent gambling harm and breaching money laundering regulations. An...
10th June
Intellr launches new in-play football product
Racing Post’s sports brand, Intellr, has launched its brand new in-play football product. The product will provide customers with in-play analysis of...
10th June
Clive Hawkswood exclusive: Gambling is never a vote winner
New Responsible Affiliates in Gambling (RAIG) Chairman Clive Hawkswood is aiming to separate the perception of the affiliate industry from the...
7th June
Aston Villa confirms W88 as new shirt sponsor
Premier League football club Aston Villa has announced a “record-breaking” commercial agreement with W88 for the 2019/20 season. Having sponsored Wolverhampton Wanderers...
7th June
Football Index announced as Nottingham Forest’s new shirt sponsor
Football Index has been announced as Nottingham Forest’s new shirt sponsor for the upcoming 2019/20 season. The Championship football club has reported...
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...
4th June
UK National Lottery sales up for 2018/19
Camelot, operator of the UK's National Lottery, announced ticket sales of £7.21bn ($9.15bn) for the 12 months ended 31 March, an...
4th June
Interwetten CEO exclusive: Bwin and Tipico should be looking at us, not the other way around
"I always wanted responsibility, to change things, instead of complaining about why CEOs or companies don’t do this or that." It’s clear...
4th June
Wolves and Burnley unveil new betting shirt sponsors
Premier League football clubs Wolverhampton Wanderers and Burnley have tied up new betting shirt sponsors for the 2019/2020 campaign. Wolves announced its...
3rd June
Gambling consultant: “The reduce-all-gambling rollercoaster is on its way”
Gambling Consultant Steve Donoughue is anticipating a rough period for both betting shops and online gambling. Since the maximum-stake reduction on fixed-odds...
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
Gamesys launches UK-facing Virgin Bet sportsbook with SBTech
Gaming software developer and operator, Gamesys Group, has today launched Virgin Bet in partnership with sports betting supplier SBTech. Developed with Gamesys,...
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
Gamban MD exclusive: “Players gambling with credit cards are gambling with debt”
Gamban Managing Director Daniel Umfleet shares his views exclusively with Gambling Insider on whether or not credit card gambling should remain...
30th May
FOBT revenue fell in Great Britain before max stake drop; online market share grows
Gross gaming yield (GGY) from B2 machines in Great Britain fell 18% year-on-year to £1.5bn ($1.89bn) for the period October 2017...
29th May
GVC CEO takes £150,000 pay cut
GVC Holdings CEO Kenny Alexander has opted to take a voluntary £150,000 ($189,000) pay cut after receiving feedback from investors. The decision...
28th May
Svenska Spel CEO: We must cooperate to change the negative attitude facing gambling
Transitioning out of a monopolised market, Svenska Spel has seen revenue drop 6% year-on-year for Q1 to SEK 2.05bn ($197.4m). The move...
28th May
NetEnt CCO to join Svenska Spel
NetEnt CCO Anna Romboli will join Svenska Spel on 12 August as Business Area Manager for the Tur division. Reporting directly to...
28th May
Spanish police arrest football players for match-fixing
Spanish police have arrested a number of both current and former football players, reportedly from the country’s top two leagues, for...
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
Betway renews partnership with West Ham United
Betway has extended its agreement with West Ham United to remain the club’s principal partner for a further six years. The online...
23rd May
Richard Flint: “The industry has not done enough to look after problem gamblers”
Richard Flint, Sky Bet’s outgoing Executive Chairman, says the industry has not done enough to look after problem gamblers and had...
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