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27th March
Debate: Which vertical should online gambling companies turn to without sports betting?
Amid mass cancellations on the sporting calendar, sports betting companies have been deprived of a central revenue source during the coronavirus...
9th March
PokerStars postpones European tournaments amid virus concerns
PokerStars has announced it will postpone three of its upcoming European events due to concerns over the spread of coronavirus. The three...
20th February
888Poker extends World Series of Poker sponsorship
888Poker has announced the continuation of its sponsorship of the World Series of Poker (WSOP) for the sixth consecutive year. The poker...
27th January
PokerStars Co-founder taken into custody over UIGEA breach
PokerStars Co-founder Isai Scheinberg has been taken into custody in New York City after voluntarily travelling to the US to face...
14th January
Gambling Commission confirms April credit card gambling ban
The Gambling Commission has confirmed it will ban the use of credit cards to gamble in Great Britain, effective from 14...
28th November
Gross gambling yield down 0.3% for full year in Great Britain
Gross gambling yield (GGY) in Great Britain fell 0.3% year-on-year for the period between April 2018 and March 2019, totalling £14.4bn...
4th November
GVC appoints new Chairman as Feldman ends 11-year tenure
GVC Holdings has announced Barry Gibson will succeed Lee Feldman as the company’s Non-executive Chairman. Gibson is Chairman of HomeServe and has...
29th October
Oklahoma tribes and Attorney General face compacts stalemate
Negotiations between Oklahoma’s Attorney General and 35 tribal nations began on Monday and today remain in a stalemate over the automatic...
21st October
Illegal Arizona casino operation raided by police
Tom’s Amusement, an illegal underground casino operation in Phoenix, Arizona, has been thwarted by police. According to the Arizona Department of Gaming...
2nd October
Flutter Entertainment reaches agreement to acquire Stars Group
Flutter Entertainment has reached an agreement to acquire Stars Group, creating a merged entity which would have generated £3.8bn ($4.66m) in...
23rd September
TSG Interactive fined €400,000 for offering poker through Pokerstars.eu
TSG Interactive Gaming Europe Limited, part of Stars Group, has been fined €400,000 ($439,297) by the Dutch Gaming Authority (KSA) for...
20th September
Microgaming to axe poker network in 2020
Microgaming has announced it will close its poker network next year after an internal review of the supplier’s product portfolio and...
17th September
888 director: People behind responsible gaming are vital, not just technology
With so much emphasis now placed on responsible gaming – and so much negative coverage surrounding the companies falling short in...
10th September
888 share price dips, as UK revenue grows but profit declines
The share value of 888 has fallen after its H1 report, which showed group revenue rose 2% year-on-year, to $277.3m, but...
9th September
MGM and GVC launch BetMGM in New Jersey
Roar Digital, the 50/50 joint venture between MGM Resorts International and GVC Holdings, has launched the BetMGM online app in New...
27th August
What to expect at this year's G2E
The G2E team talks us through what will make this year's show unique With jam-packed event schedules and non-stop networking opportunities, it...
19th August
Kindred fined by Dutch regulator for offering online gambling
Trannel International, a subsidiary of Kindred Group, has been fined by the Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) in the Netherlands for offering online gambling...
12th August
Stars Group H1 poker revenue falls as Sky Bet drives sportsbook growth
Stars Group saw its total consolidated revenue grow 51% year-on-year for H1 2019 to $1.22bn. However, $432m of Stars Group’s revenue came...
7th August
Bwin fined €350,000 by Dutch regulator
The Dutch regulator, Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), has issued a €350,000 ($391,532) fine against ElectraWorks Limited for offering online gambling via the website...
1st August
Penn National Gaming secures Kambi and skin betting operator deals
Kambi Group has entered in an exclusive, long-term partnership to supply Penn National Gaming with its online and retail sportsbook solutions. Nasdaq-listed...
15th July
Hippodrome revenue drops to £76.5m for 2018, as customers seek complete experience
The Hippodrome Casino saw its annual revenue drop 2% year-on-year to £76.5m ($95.8m) for 2018, in what it describes as a...
11th July
PMU H1 revenue drops despite Q2 growth in French horseracing
Pari mutuel urbain (PMU) has announced a 3% year-on-year decline in revenue to €4.76bn ($5.36bn) for the first six months of...
9th July
Stars Group partners with Akwesasne Mohawk Casino in New York
Stars Group has entered into an agreement with the Akwesasne Mohawk Casino Resort for gaming and sports betting operations in New...
4th July
888Poker launches in Portugal
Operator 888 Holdings has launched its poker brand, 888Poker, in the Portuguese market. This entry makes it the second poker brand available...
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...
3rd June
Spain online revenue up 20% for Q1
Sports betting and casino verticals drove Spain's first quarter online gross gaming revenue (GGR) up 20% year-on-year to €193.25m ($216.16m). Sports betting...
15th May
Sky Bet and BetEasy push Stars Group Q1 revenue to $580m
The Stars Group announced revenue of $580m for the year’s first quarter, a 47% increase year-on-year, as adjusted EBITDA increased 11.6%...
28th March
West Virginia legalises online casino and poker
Governor Jim Justice has signed bill H 2934 into law, legalising online casino and poker in the state of West Virginia. The...
20th March
888 announces new poker platform
888 Holdings has announced the first phase of its roll-out of a new poker platform, Poker 8, available to all new...
12th March
888 suffers poker and bingo decline as revenue falls for 2018
Operator 888 Holdings saw full-year group revenue fall 2% to $529.9m for 2018, citing competition and regulatory scrutiny as major factors. After...
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