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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...
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...
17th June
Esports Entertainment partners with owners of Philadelphia 76ers and New Jersey Devils
Esports Entertainment has partnered with the majority owners of both NBA team the Philadelphia 76ers and NHL team the New Jersey...
17th June
Analysis: Tom Watson’s grouping of gambling issues will not help industry problems
Taking aim at the gambling industry once again, Tom Watson, Labour MP for West Bromwich East and Shadow Secretary of State...
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...
13th June
Fifa 20 Executive Producer: Ultimate Team is not a form of gambling
Fifa 20 Executive Producer Aaron McHardy has spoken out amid concerns surrounding the game’s Ultimate Team mode, stating: "we don’t think...
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...
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...
11th June
Inspired to acquire Novomatic UK’s Gaming Technology Group
Inspired Entertainment has reached a definitive agreement to purchase the Gaming Technology Group (NTG) of Novomatic UK, for $120m in cash. Following...
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
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
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...
10th June
Chinese police arrest 78 for online gambling; 35 nationals deported
Police have arrested 78 suspects for organised online gambling through computer games in the eastern Anhui province, involving 128m yuan ($18.5m). Chinese...
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
Analysis: Tech-savvy bettors will drive crypto-esports partnership
Betting on esports has a long way to go before it can compete with mainstream sports in terms of revenue and...
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...
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
GLMS reports 33 counts of suspicious betting activity to partners
Of the 198 suspicious betting alerts generated in the first quarter of the year, the Global Lottery Monitoring System (GLMS) reported...
6th June
West Virginia latest state to announce sports betting delay
West Virginia lottery officials have announced its sports betting app will be delayed, due to the lengthy process it will take...
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
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
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...
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...
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...
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