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22nd August
Four Swedish operators fined for accepting bets on competitions with underage players
The Swedish Gambling Authority (SGA) has fined four licensed operators for accepting bets on events in which the majority of participants...
22nd August
Global Gaming CEO exclusive: 'The Swedish Gambling Authority made a mistake by enforcing a law that is unclear'
Global Gaming CEO Tobias Fagerlund wants to set the record straight after the revocation of subsidiary SafeEnt's Swedish license halted operations...
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...
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
Cambodia bans online gambling
The Cambodian Government has announced it will no longer issue licenses to online gambling businesses, and will not permit the renewal...
16th August
DoJ to appeal New Hampshire Wire Act ruling
The Department of Justice (DoJ) will appeal a ruling in New Hampshire earlier this year against its Federal Wire Act reinterpretation. In...
15th August
Global Gaming reports “most turbulent and difficult” H1 following revocation of Swedish license
Revenue at Global Gaming fell 42% year-on-year to SEK 132.2m ($13.8m) for Q2, with a 31% decrease in total H1 revenue...
15th August Group approved in Pennsylvania and West Virginia Group’s US Subsidiary, Kax Media America Inc, has been granted approval by the relevant authorities in Pennsylvania and West Virginia...
15th August
Scotgold Resources appoints Sky Bet CEO as director
Scotgold Resources has appointed Ian Proctor as its Non-Executive Director with immediate effect. Proctor is currently the CEO of Sky Betting and...
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
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...
12th August
Jackpotjoy does not deny BBC claims over customer who lost £633,000
Jackpotjoy has told Gambling Insider it was "deeply sympathetic" towards a customer who lost £633,000 ($765,690) over a six-year period. A customer, whose...
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...
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
Global Gaming appeal rejected by Supreme Administrative Court in Sweden
Sweden’s Supreme Administrative Court has rejected an injunctive relief appeal made by Global Gaming, after the license of subsidiary SafeEnt Ltd...
8th August
China moves to end offshore gambling in the Philippines
China is stepping up efforts to prevent its citizens from gambling offshore, in a move that threatens gaming operators based in...
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...
7th August CEO: “I’ve been blown away by the activity in the US this year”
Nathan Joyes sat down with Group CEO Charles Gillespie to discuss the progression of sports betting in the US since...
7th August
Bwin fined €350,000 by Dutch regulator
The Dutch regulator, Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), has issued a €350,000 ($391,532) fine against ElectraWorks Limited for offering online gambling via the website...
2nd August
GVC to donate 42 football sponsorships to GambleAware
GVC Holdings has donated 42 football sponsorships to GambleAware as part of its responsibility drive. Earlier this summer, GVC urged the gambling...
2nd August
Thai police arrest 116 suspects in gambling den raid
A raid in Samut Prakan’s Bang Bo district led to Thailand police making 116 gambling-related arrests. The illegal casino, run in a...
1st August
Kambi CCO: US operators like Penn National should get the foundations in place first
Max Meltzer, CCO at Kambi, discusses the supplier’s new partnership with Penn National Gaming exclusively with Gambling Insider. What makes Penn National...
31st July
Ladbrokes Coral Group issued £5.9m fine for safeguard failings
Ladbrokes Coral Group has been ordered to pay £5.9m ($7.2m) for failing to put effective safeguards in place to prevent its...
30th July
Strong Q2 helps increase French online gaming revenue for H1
French gambling regulator Arjel has reported a 20% year-on-year increase for H1 2019 revenue, due to a strong period of growth...
30th July
On-course Royal Ascot sportsbooks face license review for failing age checks
Seven on-course bookmakers will have their operating licenses reviewed after allowing a 16-year-old to bet. Officers from the Royal Borough of Windsor...
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