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16th August
DoJ to appeal New Hampshire Wire Act ruling
The Department of Justice (DoJ) will appeal a ruling in New Hampshire earlier this year against its Federal Wire Act reinterpretation. In...
13th August
JPJ Group reports H1 revenue growth to steady its share price
JPJ Group has reported 14% year-on-year growth in H1 revenue, to £169.5m ($204.8m). The operator was recently at the...
7th August
Gambling.com CEO: “I’ve been blown away by the activity in the US this year”
Nathan Joyes sat down with Gambling.com Group CEO Charles Gillespie to discuss the progression of sports betting in the US since...
6th August
Veikkaus suspends advertising after marketing backlash
Finnish monopoly operator Veikkaus has suspended purchased advertising after receiving criticism of its marketing strategy. Finland’s National Institute for Health and Welfare...
1st August
Q2 revenue up as IGT posts considerable improvement on Q1
IGT has reported consolidated revenue of $1.23bn for Q2, a 5% year-on-year rise. The supplier’s trading update provided a significant improvement on...
29th July
Police shut down $435m Vietnamese online gambling ring
The Ministry of Public Security arrested 400 Chinese nationals as it raided an online gambling ring in the Vietnamese city Hải...
16th July
UK Government considering raising minimum age to play National Lottery
The UK Government will undergo a consultation to determine whether it will raise the minimum age required to play the National...
15th July
New Hampshire Governor wants first wager as state legalises sports betting
New Hampshire has become the latest state in the US to legalise sports betting. Governor Chris Sununu has signed into law a...
10th July
DC sports betting contract to remain with Intralot after hearing
Council members in the District of Columbia have voted to award lottery and sports betting operations to Intralot for the next...
2nd July
Banks named for privatisation process of FDJ lottery firm
The French Agence des Participations de l’Etat (APE) has named eight investment banks to work on the planned privatisation of the...
19th June
Congress may not fund DoJ enforcement of Wire Act opinion
The Department of Justice (DoJ) has suffered another potential blow in its attempt to redefine the scope of the Federal Wire...
5th June
Analysis: Wire Act reinterpretation’s credibility stripped at first genuine hurdle
I have a big announcement to make: I’m going to start calling chicken meat. It isn’t generally considered meat, rather poultry,...
4th June
UK National Lottery sales up for 2018/19
Camelot, operator of the UK's National Lottery, announced ticket sales of £7.21bn ($9.15bn) for the 12 months ended 31 March, an...
4th June
Federal Judge: Wire Act will only apply to sports betting
New Hampshire has won its lawsuit against the Department of Justice (DoJ), with a Judge issuing a 60-page opinion concluding the...
30th May
Three Massachusetts casinos support mobile sports betting
MGM Springfield, Plainridge Park Casino and Encore Boston Harbor have expressed their support for stand-alone mobile sports betting to be approved...
28th May
NetEnt CCO to join Svenska Spel
NetEnt CCO Anna Romboli will join Svenska Spel on 12 August as Business Area Manager for the Tur division. Reporting directly to...
8th May
Melco Resorts reports small revenue increase for Q1
Melco Resorts & Entertainment reported a 4% year-on-year revenue rise to $136.2bn for Q1, while operating income decreased 10% to $188m. Adjusted...
8th May
Scientific Games reports slight revenue increase and cuts losses in Q1
Scientific Games has announced a 3% year-on-year revenue rise to $837m for Q1, while net company losses decreased to $24m during...
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...
5th April
Strong Q1 digital growth for GVC but UK retail growth flat
GVC Holdings has reported Q1 financial results consistent with its full-year 2018 update, as total pro forma net gaming revenue (NGR)...
29th March
Intralot makes two executive appointments as shake-up continues
Intralot has appointed Ladbrokes Coral Omni-Channel Director Nicklas Zajdel as its new Chief Digital Officer. Maria Stergiou has also been promoted to...
12th March
Loto Québec gives IGT three-year contract extension
IGT Canada Solutions, a subsidiary of International Game Technology (IGT), has extended its contract with Loto Québec. The deal involves IGT providing...
7th March
No IGT revenue growth for 2018; Q4 EBITDA falls
IGT revenue for 2018 fell 2% to $4.83bn, while the supplier also reported a $21m loss for the full year. Though revenue...
1st March
Intralot Chairman Kokkalis replaces Kerastaris as CEO
Intralot CEO Antonios Kerastaris has left the company and been replaced in the role by Chairman, Founder and majority shareholder Sokratis...
21st February
Scientific Games revenue grows in 2018 but net loss up 45%
Scientific Games has reported a 9% increase in full-year revenue, to $3.36bn, during 2018. However, the supplier’s net loss grew 45% during...
18th January
Zeal Network shareholders approve Lotto24 takeover
Zeal Network’s shareholders have voted to approve its takeover offer of rival Lotto24. The German lottery operator was engaged in a public...
11th January
Zeal Network rejects Lottoland offer for its core German business assets
Zeal Network has rejected a non-binding Lottoland offer for the purchase of its core German business assets. The offer has been branded...
17th December
Matt Davey to exit SG Digital CEO role in management shake-up
Matt Davey is to leave the position of SG Digital CEO as part of a series of management changes at Scientific...
21st November
Brazilian sports betting takes a step toward regulation
Lottery legislation including plans to legalise sports betting in Brazil has been approved by the House of Deputies. Provisional Measure (PM) 846/2018...
16th November
Gambling Commission seeks bidders for UK National Lottery
The Gambling Commission is seeking bidders for the UK National Lottery from 2023 onwards. Camelot has been the lottery’s only operator since...
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