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6th December
Betting and Gaming Council appoints new CEO
Michael Dugher has been appointed the Betting and Gaming Council’s new CEO. The Council was formed in July, replacing the Remote Gambling...
6th December
Kambi exec: IBIA membership is about “protecting the whole sports ecosystem”
This week, Kambi officially became a member of the International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA). Speaking with Gambling Insider, Oliver Lamb, Head Sportsbook...
4th December
Danish regulator warns 888 over AML Act breach
The Danish branch of operator 888 has been ordered to amend its anti-money laundering (AML) procedures to meet requirements established in...
4th December
Swedish gambling participation falls after re-regulation
According to a study conducted by the Swedish Gambling Authority (SGA), Swedish participation in gambling has dropped six percentage points year-on-year. Since...
3rd December
Danish Government will increase online gambling tax in 2021
The Danish Government has revealed plans to increase online gambling tax by eight percentage points in its 2020 Finance Act. The government...
29th November
Analysis: William Hill warning highlights affiliate risk in new markets
Earlier today, William Hill sent out a message to its affiliate partners, warning them against promoting unlicensed US operators alongside its...
28th November
Svenska Spel CEO condemns “shadow play” in Swedish market
Patrik Hofbauer, CEO of Svenska Spel, has urged the Swedish Gambling Authority (SGA) to investigate operators offering lottery betting on other...
28th November
Hokkaido may withdraw bid to host integrated resort
Environmental concerns form part of the reasoning which could see Hokkaido withdraw its proposal to host an integrated resort, Japan Times...
28th November
Wynn Resorts shareholders awarded $41m settlement
Wynn Resorts shareholders will receive $41m in a lawsuit settlement regarding allegations against the operator’s former CEO Steve Wynn. Shareholders began filing...
27th November
Analysis: Regulators should replicate Gambling Commission and Spelinspektionen’s partnership
The Gambling Commission and Spelinspektionen shook hands over a partnership that will increase cooperation between the two regulators. They are both...
27th November
Analysis: VIP issues may be Betting and Gaming Council’s Mount Everest
The Betting and Gaming Council has this week confirmed it seeks to create a code of conduct for VIP programmes in...
27th November
Maximum €5 stake for Irish gambling machines approved
A new maximum stake limit of €5 ($5.50) has been set by the Irish Government, as it brings in changes to...
26th November
Analysis: US marketing approach must learn from Europe’s mistakes
In the last year, we have seen operators partner up with franchises from across various US leagues. Fox Bet signing with...
25th November
Analysis: What are the Conservative and Labour manifestos on gambling?
It has been three long years since the UK voted to leave the EU in the Brexit referendum. Now, after a...
25th November
Is there an opportunity for innovation if £2 slot stakes are introduced?
Consultant and online gaming industry veteran Alex Czajkowski believes companies can create a new niche if a £2 ($2.58) online slot...
21st November
"Dark times" for Global Gaming as Q3 revenue falls 76%
Global Gaming’s Q3 revenue fell a staggering 76% year-on-year to SEK 60.3m ($6.3m). Operating profit for the Swedish company also dropped from...
21st November
Maltese casino owner arrested in journalist murder case
Maltese casino owner Yorgen Fenech has been arrested in connection with the murder of anti-corruption journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia. In 2017, Caruana...
20th November
Analysis: Cool off system needed trialling before FOBT cut
Every gambling machine across the UK’s betting shops will soon feature software designed to pick up on signs of problem gambling...
20th November
Star Casino’s Sydney hotel tower rejected
The Independent Planning Commission has denied Star Entertainment Group permission to build a new luxury hotel and apartment tower at its...
20th November
32Red reimburses £590,000 stolen by customer
Operator 32Red has reimbursed the owners of a Londonderry-based company with almost £590,000 ($761,595), after the money was stolen and subsequently...
18th November
Newgioco CEO: Blanketing US with licensed operators best way to combat black market
Newgioco CEO Michele Ciavarella has said the best way to combat illegal gambling in the US is for regulators to blanket...
15th November
Whistle-to-whistle ban needs further consideration
The voluntary whistle-to-whistle ban was agreed and announced in December 2018. The plan was to implement it during the following summer...
15th November
Steve Wynn: Commission is overstepping authority in sexual harassment case
Steve Wynn, founder and former CEO of Wynn Resorts, has claimed the Nevada Gaming Control Board (NGCB) is overstepping its authority...
14th November
California tribes propose ballot to regulate sports betting
Tribes in California want to see a state-wide referendum take place in November 2020 that would legalise sports betting at casinos...
14th November
Vietnamese illegal gambling ring sentenced to prison
The People’s Court in the northern province of Bắc Ninh, Vietnam, has handed out jail terms to six members of an...
13th November
Japanese Government nominates members of Casino Management Committee
The Japanese Government has nominated five members of the body it created to regulate the country's integrated resorts. According to Inside Asian...
13th November
BGC introduces cooling-off measures in betting shops to “restore public trust”
The newly formed Betting and Gaming Council (BGC), announced in July, is introducing measures to reduce problem gaming...
13th November
Global Gaming CEO: Rejected appeal does not affect our long-term plan
Global Gaming CEO Tobias Fagerlund has told Gambling Insider he was not surprised by the Swedish Administrative Court’s ...
12th November
Global Gaming appeal rejected in Swedish license case
Global Gaming’s appeal against the revocation of subsidiary SafeEnt’s license has been rejected by the Administrative Court in Sweden. The Swedish Gambling...
12th November
Dutch regulator must avoid Spelinspektionen’s mistakes
The Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) will begin the first cycle of its licensing process for online operations on 1 July 2020. It detailed...
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