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27th March
National Lottery to donate £300m in coronavirus support
The National Lottery will donate £300m ($371.8m) towards the protection of vulnerable people amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The funds will be distributed...
27th March
Malta Gaming Authority to licensees: no references to pandemic
Irresponsible communication during the pandemic is considered a breach of regulation. The Malta Gaming Authority issued a notice warning licensees that, considering how much...
26th March
Coronavirus: Casinomeister opens forum to help small businesses
Affiliate Casinomeister has opened a forum designed to help small businesses during the coronavirus pandemic. Aiming to assist those beyond the gaming...
25th March
UK Government makes U-turn on business rate holiday exclusion
In a complete U-turn on its decision last week, the UK Government has announced it will include the gambling industry in...
25th March
Catena Media focuses on casino to balance sports revenue shortfall
Catena Media has provided a trading update outlining several measures it says “have been taken to mitigate any financial or operation...
25th March
Online gaming share prices rise as much as 62% in last week
As stock market prices tumble across the globe, online gaming companies have seen significant share price growth across the last week. Though...
24th March
Olympic and Paralympic games postponed until 2021
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), have announced the Tokyo 2020 Olympic...
24th March
Industry analyst: BGC justified in letter of condemnation
Last week, the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) condemned the UK Government’s decision to exclude the gambling industry from its plans...
23rd March
KSA outlines aims of revised Remote Gambling Bill in annual report
The Netherlands Gambling Authority (KSA) has published its 2019 annual report and 2020 monitoring report, outlining the aims of the revised...
23rd March
EGBA reports 11% fall in predicted 2020 global gaming revenue
The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has reported that H2 Gambling Capital has adjusted its forecasted global gambling revenue for...
23rd March
Tom Watson: I’ve been impressed with the engagement from the BGC
Tom Watson has told Gambling Insider he is encouraged by the Betting & Gaming Council’s (BGC) "very good start" since its...
20th March
Why has the UK gambling industry been excluded from business rate relief?
On 17 March, the Chancellor of the Exchequer in the UK ensured the House of Commons the Government would "do whatever...
20th March
Global Gaming Awards Las Vegas 2020 self-nominations open
The countdown to G2E starts here, as the window for self-nominations for the Global Gaming Awards Las Vegas 2020 is officially...
20th March
Spotlight Sports Group: Affiliates with a strong product well-positioned to bounce back once major sports return
With the sports betting calendar almost coming to a standstill, Gambling Insider caught up with Spotlight Sports Group CMO Louise Agran and...
19th March
Sportech returns to marginal revenue growth for 2019
Sportech increased revenue by 2% year-on-year to £64.8m ($74.8m) for 2019. However, the marginal annual growth was accompanied by a 5% reduction in...
19th March
Coronavirus closes 94% of US commercial casinos
The American Gaming Association (AGA) has announced that the coronavirus outbreak has caused the closure of 438 commercial casinos in the...
18th March
Aspire Global provides coronavirus update
Aspire Global has announced it is taking measures to reduce the risk the coronavirus outbreak poses to its staff and the...
18th March
British greyhound racing moves behind closed doors
The Greyhound Board of Great Britain (GBGB) has announced that, in light of the coronavirus outbreak, all British greyhound racing will...
18th March
Coronavirus: Will more bettors now turn to esports?
As the sports betting calendar edges closer to total decimation, and retail properties face indefinite closures, all eyes are turning to...
18th March
Kindred blames “unnecessary ambiguity” for SEK 100m fine
Kindred Group has received a Swedish Gambling Authority (SGA) fine of SEK 100m ($10m) for offering incentives in a way that...
17th March
KSA takes action against “corona-free” illegal online gambling offerings
The Netherlands Gaming Authority (KSA) has announced it will be taking strict action following an increase in activity from online gambling...
17th March
Gamesys Group FY 2019 revenue up 35%
Gamesys Group revenue was £415.1m ($501.4m) for the full-year 2019, a rise of 35% year-on-year. Net income from continuing operations was £9.1m,...
17th March
Greentube bolsters Switzerland presence with Swiss Casinos deal
Greentube, the Interactive Division of Novomatic, has announced a new deal with Swiss Casinos Group which will see the gaming supplier...
17th March
Grand National cancelled amid coronavirus pandemic
The Randox Health Grand National has been cancelled in the latest measure implemented to limit the spread of coronavirus in the...
16th March
AffiliateCon postponed until 2021; virtual conference to take place May 2020
The third edition of AffiliateCon Sofia, scheduled for 12-13 May in Sofia, Bulgaria, will be postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic....
16th March
British horseracing prepared to move behind closed doors
In an attempt to limit the spread of coronavirus, the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) is set to enact emergency measures this...
16th March
Newgioco CEO: Italian coronavirus shutdown causing “measurable increase” in mobile
As coronavirus sweeps across Italy, the Italian Government has implemented a lockdown with the intention of stopping the virus from spreading...
16th March
Coronavirus: Flutter Entertainment estimates £90-110m EBITDA reduction
Flutter Entertainment has provided a market update in light of recent developments to do with the spread of coronavirus. Referencing mass cancellations...
13th March
Crown Resorts appoints new CFO amid public inquiry
Crown Resorts has announced the appointment of Alan McGregor as its new CFO, subject to the receipt of any necessary regulatory...
13th March
Betsson AB CEO: US and European gaming markets have different investor compositions
Following the publication of DraftKings’ nine-month results up to September 2019, CEO Jason Robins said investors in the US are not...
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