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26th April
MGM Resorts cuts 254 positions; more to follow in coming weeks
MGM Resorts International has cut 254 positions companywide and there will be more to come over the next few weeks, according...
25th April
Gambling Commission launches National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms
A three-year strategy has been launched by the Gambling Commission to reduce gambling harm in Great Britain. The Commission’s National Strategy to...
25th April
Vietnamese ministry inspector arrested in $420m online gambling case
Chief Inspector of the Vietnamese Information Ministry, Dang Anh Tuan, has been detained for involvement in a $420m online gambling ring...
25th April
Indiana sports betting takes a step closer, as bill heads to governor
The State of Indiana House has passed legislation to allow sports betting. House Bill 1015 has now been sent to the governor,...
25th April
Evolution Gaming sees 54% revenue growth for Q1
Evolution Gaming has released its trading update for Q1, reporting operating revenue of €79.3m ($88.4m), a 54% year-on-year increase for the...
24th April
Swedish government to examine online casino advertising ban
Sweden’s government is considering banning online casino advertising as it looks to tackle rises in problem gambling. Reported in Swedish newspaper Expressen,...
24th April
Louisiana sports betting bill set for full Senate debate after approval
Sports betting may be legalised in Louisiana’s casinos and racetracks, after legislature approved a bill, which will now be debated by...
24th April
Kindred reports strong Q1 despite Swedish market re-regulation
Operator Kindred Group reported gross winnings revenue of £224.4m ($207.8m) for Q1 2019, up 8% year-on-year. Revenue from mobile grew 17%, to...
23rd April
Sports betting apps added to Indiana gambling bill
As an Indiana gambling bill nears completion, a conference committee has added provisions for online sports betting apps. A group of legislators...
23rd April
PokerStars fined $10k for accepting New Jersey college bets
The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement has fined PokerStars $10,000 for accepting a total of 216 wagers on New Jersey...
18th April
PGCB issues $242,500 in fines for underage and free spin offences
The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) has approved fines totalling $242,500 against two casino operators. Sands Bethworks Gaming, an operator of Sands...
18th April
Iowa Senate passes sports betting and DFS bill
The Iowa Senate has passed a bill legalising sports betting and daily fantasy sports (DFS) within the state. The bill now heads...
18th April
Offshore gambling sites fake official New Zealand web addresses
Thirteen offshore gambling sites have been found to be using New Zealand website addresses, with one even using the country's coat...
18th April
Betway extends All-Weather Championships sponsorship
Betway has extended its sponsorship deal with the All-Weather Championships, agreeing to a further three years. The sponsorship will allow the operator...
17th April
Police arrest 43 in Taipei linked to online gambling
Police have detained 43 people from the Taichung area, Taipei, for allegedly operating online gambling sites. The sites handled more than NT$100m...
16th April
Wynn Resorts and Scientific Games partner to launch US sports betting
Scientific Games will partner with Wynn Resorts to launch digital sports betting and online gaming applications in the US. This is the...
16th April
32 arrested in Singapore for illegal horseracing betting
Thirty-two arrests have been made for suspected involvement in illegal horseracing betting activities in Singapore. A total of 29 men and three...
16th April
Sports betting bill progresses in Indiana despite disagreement over mobile
The Indiana House of Representatives has voted 78-15 in favour of a gambling package which would legalise sports betting. Senate Bill 552...
12th April
Imperial Pacific fined $3.4m for labour violations
Imperial Pacific International (IPI) will pay $3.4m to the US Department of Labour after investigations revealed labour violations on the site...
11th April
New campaign attempts to legalise gambling in Nebraska
Pro-casino gambling groups in Nebraska are to put forward a petition in favour of gambling...
11th April
MP refuses to comment over £1,000 gift from bookmaker
Ian Paisley has declined to comment after news broke that the Member of UK Parliament had accepted a £1,000 ($1,300) gift...
11th April
Police raid Santa Ana illegal gambling den: 21 detained
Police have arrested 21 people after searching an internet café which was being used as an illegal gambling den in Santa...
10th April
PointsBet fined A$20,000 for posting illegal gambling advertisement
PointsBet has been fined A$20,000 ($14,300) for posting an illegal gambling advertisement in New South Wales, Australia. The operator pleaded guilty, as...
10th April
Mansion's Casino.com fined $506,000 by Dutch regulator
Dutch gaming regulator, the Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), has issued a €450,000 ($506,000) fine to Gibraltar-based Onisac Limited, the sister company of Mansion...
10th April
North Carolina Senate approves sports betting at tribal casinos
Sports and horse wagering at two Eastern Band of Cherokee Indian casinos has been approved by the North Carolina Senate. The Senate...
9th April
DoJ reviewing whether Wire Act applies to state lotteries
The Department of Justice’s (DoJ) reinterpretation of the Federal Wire Act has taken another twist, after a new memo was sent...
9th April
Atlantic City’s casino profits fall 15% for 2018
Casino gross operating profits in Atlantic City fell by 15% for 2018, to $582m. Despite a 7% increase in net revenue to...
9th April
Continent 8 CEO: Wire Act reinterpretation “borders on ridiculous”
Continent 8 CEO and Co-Founder Michael Tobin believes the Department of Justice’s (DoJ) reinterpretation of the 1961 Federal Wire Act "doesn’t...
8th April
Officers seize 159 gambling machines in Songkhla, Thailand
Thailand police officers have seized a grand total of 159 illegal slot machines from two houses in the Sadao district. Two men...
4th April
SBTech CEO exclusive: US sports betting mindset “very different” to UK
Like most industry stakeholders, SBTech CEO Richard Carter holds plenty of hope for the US sports wagering market. Despite admitting politics...
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