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16th October
SportPesa CEO: Unrealistic taxes are damaging Kenyan market
Sportpesa recently halted its operations in Kenya after the Government imposed a new 20% excise tax on all betting stakes....
15th October
Debate: Is the London Stadium right not to allow gambling sponsors?
Reports this week surfaced that gambling, tobacco and alcohol companies will not be able to sponsor the London Stadium, with the...
15th October
Whistleblowers claim Crown Casino used for money laundering
CCTV footage from Melbourne’s Crown Casino shows more than AU$100,000 (US$67,665) being exchanged for high-value casino chips in an alleged incident...
14th October
Gambling, tobacco and alcohol companies not allowed to sponsor London Stadium
Gambling, tobacco and alcohol companies will not be able to sponsor the London Stadium, with the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC)...
10th October
LeoVegas receives €750,000 Dutch fine
LeoVegas, and its subsidiary Royal Panda, have received fines totalling €750,000 ($827,000) from the Dutch Gambling Authority (KSA) for offering illegal...
10th October
Betsson Group CEO: Swedish regulator must provide operators with “the right guidance”
Betsson Group CEO Jesper Svensson believes the dialogue between operators and the Swedish Gambling Authority (SGA) will improve with time. However, Svensson...
10th October
NetEnt enhances integrity with LFS deal
NetEnt has partnered with Live Fraud Solutions (LFS) to improve its anti-fraud measures. Through the partnership, the supplier is hoping to increase...
10th October
Betfred fined £322,000 for AML failings
Betfred will face a fine of £322,000 ($395,000) after a Gambling Commission (GC) investigation found the operator failed to carry out...
9th October
DraftKings’ Jamie Shea: We “absolutely” see Indiana following New Jersey’s success
Following DraftKings’ mobile sports wagering launch in Indiana, Gambling Insider spoke to the operator’s Head of Sportsbook Digital, Jamie Shea. Shea believes...
8th October
LeoVegas Swedish license limit overturned
The decision to limit LeoVegas’ Swedish license to a two-year period has been overturned by the Administrative Court in Linköping, extending...
8th October
Colorado residents to vote on sports betting measure
Voters in Colorado will decide next month on whether to legalise sports betting and subject it to taxation. Proposition DD would legalise...
4th October
Hpybet & Interwetten Q & A: Younger employees, sponsorships and German regulation
Gambling Insider caught up with Hpybet CEO Andreas Köberl (right) and Interwetten Speaker of the Board Dominik Beier (left) to talk...
3rd October
Paf reduces yearly loss limit despite projected €2m revenue drop
Paf has cut its annual loss limit, the maximum value a player can lose in a year, by €5,000 ($5,493) to...
3rd October
MGM Resorts reaches $735-800m settlement over 2017 Las Vegas shooting
MGM Resorts International has reached an agreement to resolve all pending lawsuits regarding the 1 October 2017 shooting in Las Vegas. The...
3rd October
Gambling Commission CEO “encouraged” by player protection progress; “concerned” by VIP statuses
Gambling Commission CEO Neil McArthur has praised the gaming industry’s efforts to enhance player protection in Great Britain. As part of the...
3rd October
British racing must plan for no-deal, says Brexit Steering Group
Horseracing has been informed by British racing's Brexit Steering Group it must begin to make plans for how the sport can...
1st October
Philippines Central Bank Governor: “I’d rather online gambling firms leave”
Philippines Central Bank Governor Benjamin Diokno has said he would rather operators leave his country on a permanent basis. Diokno acknowledged banning...
30th September
Lawsuit against Wynn Resorts describes hostile work environment
A lawsuit filed against Wynn Resorts and Steve Wynn claims the workplace at the casino remains hostile for the women who...
30th September
SportPesa: Unfair taxes will drive businesses in Kenya underground
A spokesperson for SportPesa told Gambling Insider the Kenyan government’s new 20% excise tax will drive businesses in Kenya underground, as...
30th September
SportPesa halts Kenyan operations amid tax row
SportPesa has halted operations in Kenya after the government imposed a new 20% excise tax on all betting stakes. The operator said...
27th September
Nordic panel: The challenges of industry assembly
A panel of executives gathered to discuss the challenges facing the Nordic gaming industry. Henrik Norsk Hoffmann, Partner at Nordic Gambling, moderated...
27th September
Apple and Google remove illegal gambling apps
Apple and Google have removed a number of apps from their stores, after judging them to be illegal gambling apps disguised...
24th September
Vietnamese authorities raid $130.4m online football betting ring
Police in the Ha Tinh province of Vietnam  shut down an illegal, online football betting operation, with transactions totalling $130.4m, arresting...
24th September
Global Gaming aims to rejoin Swedish market through Viral Interactive
Global Gaming has announced plans to transfer the domain to Viral Interactive in a bid to rejoin the Swedish market. SafeEnt,...
23rd September
TSG Interactive fined €400,000 for offering poker through
TSG Interactive Gaming Europe Limited, part of Stars Group, has been fined €400,000 ($439,297) by the Dutch Gaming Authority (KSA) for...
23rd September
EveryMatrix CEO: Our UK white label business is unsalvageable
Following the suspension of EveryMatrix’s B2C license in the UK, the company has decided to let go of its B2C operating...
20th September
OPAP sees Greek online sports betting license revoked
OPAP has reportedly had its online sports betting license in Greece revoked. According to Greek media outlets, the gaming firm is still...
20th September
Comment: Are good operators fighting a losing battle?
This week, I attended the first of Genius Sports Media’s In Focus series: Prevention by Design. The event saw a panel of...
20th September
Race for Osaka casino license down to three candidates
The race for an integrated resort license in Osaka, Japan, is down to three candidates: MGM Resorts International, Genting Singapore and...
18th September
Coral and Bet Index advertisements banned by ASA
Coral, owned by GVC Holdings, and Football Index, a brand of Bet Index, have both had advertisements banned by the Advertising...
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