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18th December
Novomatic’s acquisition of AGT finally gets the go-ahead
After two years of patiently waiting, Novomatic AG’s acquisition of Ainsworth Game Technology is finally set to conclude at the beginning...
18th December
LT Game settles IGT dispute
Gaming equipment manufacturer LT Game Ltd and two additional companies have agreed to pay IGT $800,000 to settle a dispute arising...
14th December
Pennsylvania fines five casinos $1.1m
Regulators from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) have issued fines totalling $1,167,000 against five casino operators in the state, following...
14th December
Michigan sets its sights on a legalised sports betting future
Amendments made to a bill passing through Michagan’s House Regulatory Reform Comittee (HRRC) could potentially see a legalised sports betting market...
13th December
UKGC report finds that underage gambling is still worryingly prevalent
According to a report published by the Gambling Commission, 12% of 11-16 year olds in the UK have spent their own...
13th December
Macau continually exceeds financial targets and is set to generate $53bn by 2020
During the first two weeks of September, Macau’s casino operations have performed remarkably well in terms of local revenue growth. ...
13th December
Japan Gaming Congress returns with a bang in 2018
Back for its third year, the Japan Gaming Congress will be returning to Tokyo from May 10 -11 to host one...
12th December
Nevada Gaming Control Board chairman resigns
The governor of Nevada has announced that the current chairman of the Nevada Gaming Control Board, A.G. Burnett will leave his...
11th December
The Senet Group chair leaves to pursue NHS role
UK gambling oversight body The Senet Group have announced that its current chairperson, Wanda Goldwag will step down at the end...
11th December
Remote Gambling Association calls for statutory levy
The Remote Gambling Association (RGA) has today urged the UK Government to introduce a statutory levy to replace the current system...
11th December
Connecticut tribes demand involvement over potential resort development
Tribal leaders from the Mohegan and Mashantucket Pequot Tribes have penned a letter to Connecticut state officials stating that they want...
8th December
Wampanoag Tribe moves forward with casino plans
The Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head moved a step closer to building their first tribal casino development this week after the...
8th December
UKGC’s Chief Executive Sarah Harrison steps down
In a surprise announcement, Sarah Harrison has stepped down from her role as Chief Executive of the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC). ...
8th December
Brazil may have to wait until 2019 for legitimate gambling market
Brazil’s journey towards liberalising and legitimising its gambling market took another turn for the worse this week. The Constitutionally and Justice...
7th December
UK government bans third party betting on Euromillions
The UK Governments’ Department for Culture Media and Sport (DCMS) has announced it will ban UK players from using third party...
7th December
William Hill now in favour of Scientific Games’ acquisition of NYX Gaming Group
In a sudden change of heart, William Hill has now announced its support for the Scientific Games-NYX acquisition deal that it...
6th December
Ohio DFS bill makes it to Governors desk
The state of Ohio will likely become the 19th US state to allow daily fantasy sports (DFS), following the passage of...
6th December
New Jersey proposes comprehensive gaming bill
As New Jersey begins its appeal in the US Supreme Court, one of its congressmen has proposed a comprehensive gaming bill...
6th December
Malta to test future of DLT and cryptocurrency
As the value of Bitcoin skyrockets to over $14,000, the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has called for companies to register their...
5th December
LeoVegas downsize affiliate operation in the UK
LeoVegas has announced in a statement on its website that it will only be offering its services to a small number...
5th December
Broadway Gaming to pay £100,000 after UKGC investigation
Maltese licensed online gaming company Broadway Gaming Ltd has agreed to pay a £100,000 penalty package, following a UK Gambling Commission...
5th December
UKGC appoints new Executive Director
The UK Gambling Commission has announced the appointment of James Mackay as the new Executive Director. This position will see Mackay...
5th December
Greece makes headway with three new casino licences
It has been discussed widely for months, and it now seems the Greek Government is discussing the provision of casinos in...
5th December
New Jersey ready to roll on sports betting
The first full day of hearings at the Supreme Court into the New Jersey sports betting case concluded without a decision...
4th December
Sports betting ‘battle royale’ begins in US Supreme Court
The US Supreme Court will today commence oral arguments in a battle royale over the future of sports betting in the...
4th December
Australian bookies up the ante against 15% consumption tax
Australian online gambling companies have upped the ante on their lobbying attempts to block a 15% tax on digital betting in...
1st December
Black Friday data shows online gambling fraud has increased 60% since 2014
Identity verification company, Jumio posted data showing that European online gambling fraud during Black Friday and Cyber Monday in 2017. ...
1st December
Australian Competition authorities drop opposition to Tabcorp/Tatts merger
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has dropped its long standing opposition to the AU$11bn merger between Australian lottery operator...
1st December
Connecticut files lawsuit to preserve tribal casino development
Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy has filed a federal lawsuit in support of the legal action being taken by the Mohegan and...
30th November
UK gambling market worth £13.7bn in 2016/2017
The UK’s gambling market achieved a gross gambling yield of £13.7bn during the period April 2016-March 2017, according to the latest...
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