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22nd August
Rank Group announces small revenue fall, while digital growth continues
The Rank Group has announced a 0.25% fall in year-on-year group revenue to £729.5m ($885.1m) for the six months ending 30...
21st August continues on growth trajectory as Q2 revenue improves Group generated revenue of €4.4m ($4.8m) for Q2, a 17% increase year-on-year, which the affiliate describes as being all organic. This...
21st August
Betfair Australia set to introduce Hong Kong horseracing markets against HKJC wishes
Betfair Australia will offer its online betting exchange to both Hong Kong’s horseracing tracks, Happy Valley and Sha Tin Races, without...
21st August
ASA bans Football Index advert for using young footballers
The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has banned a paid-for Facebook advert from Football Index for the use of underage footballers. The advert...
21st August
William Hill will not sponsor ring in Joshua vs. Ruiz rematch in Saudi Arabia
William Hill will be unable to sponsor the ring for the heavyweight world title boxing match between Anthony Joshua and Andy...
21st August
China calls on Philippines to ban online gambling
The Chinese Government has asked the Philippines to ban all online gambling activity, amid growing concerns of illegal employment. On Monday, the Philippines...
20th August
BetVictor debuts Smart Cards horseracing product
BetVictor has launched its new Smart Cards product, which provides live horseracing updates to assist players when betting. The technology, developed in...
20th August
Aspire praises B2B performance as Q2 revenue grows 32%
Aspire Global saw its Q2 revenue increase 32% year-on-year to €32.8m ($36.4m), with its B2B sector contributing 60% of the total. For...
20th August
Scientific Games CEO: Slow approach will drive value to sports betting operations
Barry Cottle, Scientific Games CEO, believes the ultimate solution for sports betting in the US market is to let players make...
19th August
AGS CEO: 15 years ago, the gaming industry was the “boys’ club of America”
AGS President and CEO David Lopez has praised the transformation undergone by the US gaming industry over the past two decades. Speaking...
19th August
Kindred fined by Dutch regulator for offering online gambling
Trannel International, a subsidiary of Kindred Group, has been fined by the Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) in the Netherlands for offering online gambling...
19th August
Flat growth for Pennsylvania July gaming revenue; sports betting makes $2.9m
Total gaming revenue generated in Pennsylvania for July was $281.5m, up 1% year-on-year, with sports betting making $2.9m. Parx Casino generated the...
19th August
New gambling sponsorship deals for Wolfsburg and Mallorca
German Bundesliga football team Wolfsburg has confirmed Ballbet as its new official Asian betting partner for the next two seasons. Ballbet will...
16th August
Massachusetts casinos generate $81m GGR for July
The Massachusetts Gaming Commission reported $81m in gross gaming revenue (GGR) was generated across Plainridge Park Casino, MGM Springfield and Encore...
16th August
At The Races CEO: "Horseracing aims to resonate with the public on a regular basis”
Sky Sports Racing launched its own channel in January and Gambling Insider caught up with At The Races CEO, Matthew Imi,...
15th August
GVC reports steady H1 revenue growth; FOBT stake cut less impactful than expected
GVC Holdings generated net gaming revenue (NGR) of £1.8bn ($2.18bn) for H1, a 61% increase year-on-year in reported group revenue and...
14th August
Exclusive: Growing international focus main reason behind Nektan CEO departure
Nektan Founder and Executive Director Gary Shaw says the supplier may split its CEO role to cover Europe and Asia separately. Lucy...
15th August
NY Senator: “We are already behind; it’s shocking and disappointing”
Senator Joseph Addabbo Jr tells Gambling Insider New York is falling behind other states, as well as losing out on money to...
13th August
Nektan CEO resigns 10 months after appointment
Nektan CEO Lucy Buckley has resigned with immediate effect, just 10 months after her appointment in the role. In a short statement,...
13th August
Inspired hit by FOBT reduction as revenue drops 28% for Q2
Inspired Entertainment generated total revenue of $26.7m for Q2, a 28% decrease year-on-year. Adjusted EBITDA for the period was $8.9m, down 42%;...
13th August
Vietnamese police close $69m online gambling ring
Vietnamese police have arrested 13 people in Hanoi who allegedly helped gamblers bet $69m through The operation was run through a...
13th August
Analysis: Despite flawed reporting, Panorama exposes indefensible actions by UK gambling operators
I'll let you all into a little secret: I enjoy the occasional sports wager. Just this weekend, I lost a...
12th August
Twin River praises Dover Downs acquisition as revenue rises 29% for Q2
Twin River Worldwide Holdings generated revenue of $143.2m for Q2, a 29% increase year-on-year. Gross gaming revenue grew 26% to $228m, while...
12th August
SportPesa pulls plug on Kenyan sponsorship deals
SportPesa has opted to pull out of all its sports sponsorship deals in Kenya due to an ongoing tax dispute with...
12th August
1xBet shut down in GB; Gambling Commission investigates FSB relationship
The British-facing website of operator 1xBet has been taken down and remains offline following a Sunday Times investigation. The newspaper looked into...
12th August
Boyd Gaming CEO: I'm offended by the notion of integrity fees
Boyd Gaming CEO Keith Smith spoke exclusively to Gambling Insider on the proposition of integrity fees and believes they undermine the...
9th August
William Hill’s profit plummets by 47% for H1 due to FOBT restrictions
William Hill has reported an adjusted loss of £45.5m ($55.1m) before tax for H1 2019, a 47% drop year-on-year. This comes despite...
8th August
32Red has given anti-gambling media another field day with Wayne Rooney stunt
Wayne Rooney is on his way to back to the UK, where he will be signing for Derby County on 1...
8th August
MGM sues federal government for Connecticut tribal casino amendments
MGM Resorts filed a lawsuit against the federal government for its deal that permits Connecticut’s two Indian tribes to open a...
8th August
Penn National sets launch date for sports betting at Iowa casino
Penn National Gaming will launch sports betting at Ameristar Casino Council Bluffs in Iowa on 15 August. Located in the Amerisports Bar...
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