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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...
18th June
New York mobile sports betting approved by Senate but legalisation unlikely
The New York State Senate has approved a mobile sports betting bill. However, there is little confidence the bill will be written...
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...
17th June
Scientific Games files lawsuit against third-largest shareholder
Scientific Games has taken legal action that may lead to the redemption of a 9.34% stake from its third-largest shareholder, Sylebra...
13th June
DoJ delays Wire Act implementation until at least 2020
The Department of Justice (DoJ) is delaying implementation of its Federal Wire Act opinion until at least 2020, according to a...
13th June
Kindred accepts £1.6m Gambling Commission fine for Platinum Gaming failures
Platinum Gaming has been fined £1.6m ($2m) by the Gambling Commission for social responsibility and money laundering failures. Owned by Kindred Group,...
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
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
New York sports betting set for summer launch after approval
The New York Gaming Commission has approved regulations to allow sports betting at four of the state’s casinos. The Commission had voted...
10th June
Clive Hawkswood exclusive: Gambling is never a vote winner
New Responsible Affiliates in Gambling (RAIG) Chairman Clive Hawkswood is aiming to separate the perception of the affiliate industry from the...
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...
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
Worldpay Gaming MD: US market has “tremendous confidence” in favourable Wire Act outcome
Gambling Insider has previously written about the benefits of foresight. While we will always claim (after the event) our favourite team could...
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
Analysis: Wire Act reinterpretation’s credibility stripped at first genuine hurdle
I have a big announcement to make: I’m going to start calling chicken meat. It isn’t generally considered meat, rather poultry,...
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...
4th June
New casino to be built in Chicago
Chicago will benefit from Illinois’ planned gambling expansion through the building of a new casino. The city holds just over 2.7 million...
3rd June
AG Communications and Genesis break bonus law in Sweden
Swedish regulator, Spelinspektionen, has fined AG Communications and Genesis Global for offering recurring bonuses on their websites. Since the re-regulation of the...
3rd June
Illinois Senate approves sports betting bill
A bill legalising sports betting has been approved by the Senate in Illinois, with Governor J. B. Pritzker expected to sign...
3rd June
William Hill remains patient over US merger after failed Caesars talks
Gambling Insider understands William Hill is still open to a US merger, after it held failed talks with Caesars Entertainment over...
31st May
Indiana sports betting may be delayed, according to Gaming Commission Director
Sports betting in Indiana may not be ready for September, despite a law being approved earlier this year to legalise it. Indiana...
30th May
Three Massachusetts casinos support mobile sports betting
MGM Springfield, Plainridge Park Casino and Encore Boston Harbor have expressed their support for stand-alone mobile sports betting to be approved...
29th May
GVC CEO takes £150,000 pay cut
GVC Holdings CEO Kenny Alexander has opted to take a voluntary £150,000 ($189,000) pay cut after receiving feedback from investors. The decision...
29th May
A tale of two states: Tennessee and Louisiana’s contrasting approach to sports betting
Four hundred and forty one miles separate the states of Tennessee and Louisiana. In between them sits Mississippi – and not just...
29th May
Wynn Resorts will not appeal $35.5m fine
Wynn Resorts has agreed to pay a $35.5m fine issued to the company by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC), despite disagreeing...
29th May
Sports betting bill rejected in Louisiana
A bill aiming to legalise sports betting in Louisiana has been rejected by the House Appropriations Committee. Bill S153 would have regulated...
28th May
Exclusive: Former Aristocrat CEO joins Scientific Games as Special Advisor
Gambling Insider understands Jamie Odell, former CEO of Aristocrat Leisure, has joined fellow supplier Scientific Games as Special Advisor to the Chairman...
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