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25th May
Imperial Pacific International fears closure
Imperial Pacific International (IPI) stated it may have to permanently close the Imperial Palace‧Saipan resort due to a lack of finances....
22nd May
Scientific Games announces new CFO
Scientific Games has hired Michael Eklund as its new CFO, effective from 1 June 2020. Eklund worked for 20 years at Dell...
22nd May
Genting Malaysia announce losses
Genting Malaysia is preparing to re-open Resorts World Genting, its main casino, and announced results for the first quarter of 2020....
22nd May
Analysis: What does the ASA’s TV ad exposure data really tell us?
Today, the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) released data from its 2019 survey on children’s exposure to age-restricted TV ads. The annual report...
21st May
Svenska Spel launches IGT cashless gaming
Svenska Spel has launched IGT’s cashless gaming product, which allows customers to fund their Video Lottery Terminal (VLT) play directly from...
21st May
Fontana resort faces another shutdown
Fontana Leisure Parks & Casino was forced to shut down for the second time in four years. The resort owned by...
21st May
Century Casinos plan to re-open by August
Century Casinos is planning to open all of its properties by August. The decision was incentivised by its Poland subsidiary (in...
21st May
Aristocrat H1 revenue up 7% despite “unprecedented challenges”
Aristocrat saw operating revenue of AU$2.25bn (US$1.47bn) for H1 of its financial year, a rise of 7% year-on-year. EBITDA was AU$707.6m, down...
20th May
Snooker governing body signs data agreement with MGA
The World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA) and the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) have created a new data sharing agreement...
20th May
Gambling.com Q1 revenue down 28%
Gambling.com revenue was €3.7m ($4.1m) for the first quarter of 2020, a fall of 28% year-on-year. Adjusted EBITDA was €740,000, down 58%...
20th May
Kangwon Land extends operating hours
Kangwon Land Co Ltd has received permission from South Korea’s Government to extend its operating hours. The casino is allowed to...
20th May
William Hill to receive £125-150m FOBT windfall
William Hill could receive up to £150m ($183.7m) after a recent tribunal ruled the gaming industry overpaid tax on fixed-odds betting...
20th May
Playtech generates €117m adjusted Q1 EBITDA, B2B sport business losing €3m monthly
Supplier Playtech says it has generated “strong” adjusted EBITDA of €117m ($128m) for Q1, as it continues to cope with the...
19th May
Last chance to self-nominate for Global Gaming Awards Las Vegas 2020
This week is the last chance for gaming companies to self-nominate for the Global Gaming Awards Las Vegas 2020. The deadline for...
19th May
MGM announces 25 May for first US property reopening
MGM Resorts International has announced the 25 May as the date for the first reopening of any of its US properties...
19th May
No spike in UK illegal gambling complaints during pandemic
New data released by the Gambling Commission shows there has been no increase in the number of complaints about illegal gambling...
19th May
Tabcorp secures debt waiver to mitigate COVID-19 impact
Tabcorp Holdings has secured an agreement with its bank lenders permitting the waiver of leverage and interest cover covenants. The agreement falls...
19th May
GambleAware report says 46% of UK problem gamblers avoiding help
Nearly half of problem gamblers in the UK have not accessed treatment or support because of a lack of awareness and...
19th May
Macau’s border re-opening plans stall
The government of Macau cannot sign off on any of the border re-opening timeframes for the Greater Bay Area. The Health...
19th May
EGBA: concerns over forced limitations
The European Betting and Gaming Association (EGBA) supports the Spelinspektionen’s advice against government-imposed mandatory deposit limits. The Swedish gambling regulator is...
18th May
EveryMatrix CEO: Record esports turnover last week despite Bundesliga return
EveryMatrix CEO Ebbe Groes says the supplier saw even greater esports betting activity last week, despite the return of German Bundesliga...
18th May
Aristocrat signs for new US$500 million loan
Aristocrat Leisure Limited, the Australian slot machine maker and games provider, announced it priced a new US$500 million Term Loan B...
18th May
Philippine police battles illegal gaming operations
The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp (PAGCOR), the country’s gaming regulator, issued a statement celebrating the success of a joint police...
18th May
Silver Heritage Group enters administration
Asian casino operator Silver Heritage Group has announced it has entered into voluntary administration. The company has appointed Ryan Eagle and Amanda...
18th May
Scientific Games to expand digital presence in New Jersey with Golden Nugget
Scientific Games has launched ReelPlay content with Golden Nugget Online Casino in the state of New Jersey. The content will be distributed...
15th May
AffiliateCon: Pandemic has fuelled 220% growth in online virtuals
Online virtuals ticket sales have seen significant growth during the coronavirus pandemic, as sports bettors look towards the vertical as a...
15th May
Melco Resorts lose US$364 million in Q1
Melco Resorts & Entertainment suffered a net loss of $364 million in Q1 2020, compared to the $120.1 million of net...
15th May
BGC launches £10m UK gambling education and support programme
The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has announced the launch of a new £10m ($12.2m) national gambling education and support programme...
15th May
William Hill prepared to “power up quickly” when live sport resumes
William Hill has released a trading update amid the coronavirus pandemic to detail the financial impact of the crisis and plans...
14th May
Scientific Games awarded three-year lottery deal in Germany
Scientific Games has secured another lottery contract, this time in Germany. Following recent renewals in Iowa and Connecticut, the supplier has now...
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