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21st September
DraftKings CEO: State by state sports betting regulation is safer
DraftKings CEO Jason Robins believes state-by-state regulation for sports betting in the US would be a safer option for the market...
20th September
Sky Bet CEO argues against Labour's gambling plans
Sky Betting and Gaming (SBG) CEO Richard Flint has opposed the Labour Party’s proposals to ban gambling advertising during live sporting...
19th September
Wynn Resorts denies “frivolous claims” amid lawsuit from Sterling Suffolk Racecourse
Wynn Resorts has denied “frivolous claims” made in a lawsuit from Sterling Suffolk Racecourse. The casino operator and its former chief executive,...
19th September
ASA bans “irresponsible” Kwiff advert and issues warning over future conduct
The UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has banned a Kwiff television advert broadcast in June, warning the gambling operator over its...
19th September
Labour Deputy Leader: We would ban gambling with credit cards
Labour Deputy Leader Tom Watson says the party would ban gambling with credit cards if it won the next UK general...
18th September
UK government: “There is no delay to FOBT restrictions"
The UK government has stressed there will be no delay in its plans to restrict maximum stakes on fixed-odds betting terminals...
17th September
Gambling regulators voice video game concerns
Skin gambling and loot boxes are being targeted by global gambling regulators as the ‘blurring of lines between gambling and gaming’...
12th September
Mr Green fined $361,000 by Netherlands Gaming Authority
Mr Green Ltd, a subsidiary of MRG, has been fined €312,000 ($361,000) by the Netherlands Gaming Authority (KSA). The fine relates to...
12th September
Arkansas casino and sports betting to be voted on by public
The state of Arkansas will vote on a proposal to expand its land-based casino operations and legalise sports betting. The proposal will...
12th September
EA under criminal investigation from Belgian government over loot boxes
The Belgian government is conducting a criminal investigation into Electronic Arts (EA) because it continues to offer loot boxes in its...
11th September
Betsson to fight Dutch regulator fine
Betsson subsidiary Corona is appealing against a €300,000 ($347,000) fine issued by the Dutch gambling regulator for operating in the country...
6th September
Great Britain problem gambling rate “stable” as participation declines
The Gambling Commission’s Health Survey shows the rate of problem gambling across Great Britain in 2016 remained at a consistent rate. Data...
5th September
Gambling Commission asks for public opinion on new rules
The Gambling Commission is inviting members of the public, consumers and gambling operators to voice their opinions on changes being made...
4th September
Mr Green given go ahead for sports betting in Denmark
MRG has received an online betting licence from the Danish gaming regulator Spillemyndigheden, allowing its Mr Green brand to operate in...
31st August
Floridians favour voter approval for casino gambling decisions
Florida’s politicians could be set to require voter approval of casino gambling decisions after a new poll suggests 71% of residents...
30th August
Senator calls for federal US sports betting
US Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has put forward suggestions for a federal sports betting framework, receiving support from several major...
30th August
Penn National given green light for Pinnacle deal
Penn National Gaming has secured regulatory approval from the Missouri Gaming Commission (MGC) for its pending acquisition of Pinnacle Entertainment. The $2.8bn...
30th August
Australia regulator bans gambling advertising during online streaming
The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has extended its gambling advertising ban to include live sport streamed online. Earlier this year,...
29th August
LeoVegas Italy MD exclusive: "Ad ban is insane and goes against EU law"
On 7 August 2018 Italy’s parliament voted to outlaw gambling advertising with 155 votes in favour and 125 votes against. This advertising...
29th August
Gambling Commission issues warning to operators over withdrawal restrictions
The Gambling Commission has issued a warning to operators after the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) forced two betting firms to...
29th August
Mississippi legislators make u-turn to approve lottery bill
The Mississippi House has passed a bill which will allow the creation of a state lottery, against the opposition of religious...
28th August
Games developers remove paid loot boxes in Belgium
It seems the Belgian Gaming Commission’s (BGC) strong stance against loot boxes has hit a chord with developers, as both Overwatch...
28th August
Mississippi lottery bill fails to get past House
Mississippi legislators failed to pass a bill which would create a state lottery. Senators voted 31-17 to pass the bill, moments after...
24th August
Camelot admits to errors after £1.2m Gambling Commission fine
UK National Lottery operator Camelot has conceded its standards were not up to scratch, after being fined £1.2m by the Gambling...
21st August
GLI to pay $125,000 settlement after being disciplined by Nevada regulators
GLI has paid a $125,000 settlement after becoming the first ever independent testing lab to be disciplined by the Nevada Gaming...
20th August
Ladbrokes Australia pulls out of gaming reform strategy
Ladbrokes has distanced itself from a multi-company collaboration on safer gambling strategies in Australia. The operator had been working with the Australian...
20th August
Chinese police break $1.1bn online gambling ring
Police in Jiangsu Province have busted another illegal online gambling syndicate, worth a reported value of ¥7.8bn ($1.1bn), arresting 56 in...
16th August
FanDuel co-founder files lawsuit seeking over $120m from Paddy Power Betfair
FanDuel Co-Founder Nigel Eccles has filed a lawsuit against Paddy Power Betfair over its recent $465m takeover of the daily fantasy...
16th August
MRG enters the fray for a Swedish online gaming license
MRG has handed in its applications for an online gaming license in Sweden. The Malta-based online operator, formerly known as Mr Green,...
13th August
Authentic Gaming expands to Great Britain
Authentic Gaming has been granted a licence in Great Britain by the Gambling Commission. The supplier already provides products to UK-licensed operators...
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