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14th December
Scientific Games reaches settlement with Shuffle Tech International
Scientific Games has agreed a settlement in its court case with Shuffle Tech International. The Las Vegas-based supplier was deemed to have...
14th December
LeoVegas to enter Spain in Q1 2019
LeoVegas will enter the Spanish market in the first quarter of 2019, pending the approval of its recent licence application for...
13th December
Whistle-to-whistle UK ban could be the start of wholesale changes, says consultant
Gambling PR consultant Alex Donohue believes operators should prepare themselves for further scrutiny despite agreeing a voluntary whistle-to-whistle advertising ban. The Industry...
13th December
Whistle-to-whistle UK gambling ad ban confirmed
The Industry Group for Responsible Gambling (IGRG) will implement a whistle-to-whistle ban on all TV betting adverts during pre-watershed live sport. Members...
10th December
Missouri sports betting bill includes 1% royalty fee
A sports betting bill has been pre-filed in Missouri that includes charging licensed sportsbooks a form of integrity fee. Sports betting is...
10th December
UK government to investigate link between video games and gambling
The UK's Department of Culture, Media, and Sport (DCMS) has launched an inquiry into the growth of "immersive and addictive technologies." The...
10th December
Stars Group granted Swedish license
The Swedish gambling regulator has approved The Stars Group to operate in the country from the New Year. The Canadian company is...
10th December
Analysis: Is Sky's CEO right about the RGA’s whistle-to-whistle ban?
If you’ve missed hearing about fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBT) over the past few weeks, fear not: the UK’s regulatory merry-go-round could...
10th December
Remote betting powers GB gambling revenue increase as betting shops take a hit
Total gross gaming yield (GGY) for the British gambling industry increased 4% to £14.41bn ($18.27bn) for the year to the end...
10th December
Sky CEO sees flaw in RGA plans for whistle-to-whistle advertising ban
Sky UK & Ireland CEO Stephen van Rooyen has criticised the Remote Gambling Association’s (RGA) plans for a whistle-to-whistle ban on...
6th December
Voluntary whistle-to-whistle UK ad ban yet to be finalised
A voluntary ban on gambling advertising during sporting events in the UK is yet to be finalised, Gambling Insider understands. The BBC reported a...
6th December
IGT exec to retire after 20 years with supplier
IGT Global Solutions Corporation Chairman Donald R. Sweitzer has announced he will retire at the end of the month after 20...
6th December
First impressions: What should the gambling industry make of Mims Davies?
In Tracey Crouch, the UK gambling industry knew exactly what it was getting. The former Minister for Sport and Civil Society, armed...
5th December
Mims Davies: UK government is looking into credit card gambling regulation
UK Minister for Sport and Civil Society Mims Davies says the government is looking into whether regulation is needed to limit...
5th December
Draft bill would give federal government final say on sports betting
A draft of a federal sports betting bill, which would give the federal government final say on states legalising sports betting,...
4th December
Global Gaming granted another European license
Global Gaming has been granted a Swedish licence to operate in its new regulated market. The Swedish Gambling Authority, Lotteriinspektionen, announced Global...
3rd December
Missouri to make new attempt to legalise sports betting
Missouri lawmakers are weighing up an attempt to legalise sports betting within the state. There are currently six states in the US...
3rd December
Don Best deal will specify US offering, says SG Digital exec
SG Digital's acquisition of Don Best Sports tailors the supplier to the US market, according to Keith O’Loughlin, Senior Vice President...
30th November
Australia creates first national framework to protect gamblers
Governments across Australia are formally committed to the National Consumer Protection Framework for online wagering, expected to be rolled out in...
29th November
MGM Resorts CEO speaks out against integrity fees after MLB deal
MGM Resorts International CEO Jim Murren has spoken out against the concept of an integrity fee in US sports betting. The operator...
29th November
Embrace the change: Affiliate Execs discuss new regulation
Industry experts at SiGMA have given their opinion on the opportunities and challenges brought by new affiliate regulation. At an affiliate event,...
29th November
Gambling Commission penalises online casino firms for fraud prevention failures
The Gambling Commission has penalised three online casino companies and banned one from operating within Great Britain. The penalty charges amount to...
28th November
US gaming execs form SWIMA to help prevent fraud
Executives from MGM Resorts International and Caesars Entertainment became founding members of the Sports Wagering Integrity Monitoring Association (SWIMA). SWIMA is a...
27th November
Debate: Has GambleAware hit the target with its new football-related campaign?
GambleAware has recently launched a new advert targeting problem gamblers in the UK (you can watch the embedded advert below). The charity...
26th November
US market has very high barriers to entry, says Trustly director
Trustly Director of Gaming Sales Samuel Barrett says the US market "poses a great opportunity" for the payments provider. The "very fragmented"...
23rd November
Irish Finance Minister to consider gross profit tax proposals
Irish Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe is exploring alternatives to the recently proposed doubling of betting tax from 1% to 2%. In October,...
22nd November
Rhode Island sports betting set for Monday after months of delay
Rhode Island’s first sport wagers will be accepted on 26 November at Twin River Casino in Lincoln. At 3pm, Speaker of the...
21st November
Children gamble more than they drink or smoke, says GC report
A report produced by the Gambling Commission reveals 11-16-year-olds are more likely to gamble than drink or smoke. Based on a survey...
21st November
IGT's PlayShot sports betting product approved for Nevada
PlayShot, IGT's integrated sports betting solution, successfully completed its final stage of Nevada regulatory approval. Mobile sports betting on the PlayShot platform...
21st November
Brazilian sports betting takes a step toward regulation
Lottery legislation including plans to legalise sports betting in Brazil has been approved by the House of Deputies. Provisional Measure (PM) 846/2018...
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