IN-DEPTH ANALYSIS FOR THE GAMING INDUSTRY
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Delaware online gaming revenue and handle rise significantly
Delaware saw $7.4m in online gaming handle during January, generating $279,000 in revenue. The figures show a considerable year-on-year increase from January...
New 888 CEO exclusive: We're not worried about US competition
After more than 14 years with 888 Holdings, Itai Frieberger was last week replaced by Itai Pazner as the operator's CEO. It...
Betsson CEO exclusive: "Integration has been a tough process"
Betsson CEO Pontus Lindwall has stressed the difficulty of coping with integration with other businesses. The operator’s 2017 was described as “turbulent”...
888 targets European poker network after Portugal launch
Operator 888 Holdings has launched its 888Casino brand in the regulated Portuguese market. The company also entered the Swedish market at the...
Apple’s stricter guidelines could see betting apps rejected, says agency
Mkodo, an apps and digital experience agency, has warned gaming companies about Apple’s new App Store guidelines. Apple is soon to update...
AGA: DoJ Wire Act reinterpretation is "unfortunate"
The American Gaming Association (AGA) has questioned the Department of Justice’s (DoJ) recent reversal on the Wire Act. The DoJ this week...
West Virginia proposes new bill to legalise online casino
West Virginia has filed a new bill in an attempt to legalise online casino and poker. The state has previously attempted to...
Bwin and PartyPoker launch in Sweden
GVC has launched its Bwin and PartyPoker brands in the newly-reregulated Swedish market. From 1 January, private companies awarded licenses were...
UFC and PokerStars create "new sponsorship category"
UFC and The Stars Group-owned PokerStars have agreed a new marketing sponsorship. As part of the agreement, PokerStars will become the combat...
Australia creates first national framework to protect gamblers
Governments across Australia are formally committed to the National Consumer Protection Framework for online wagering, expected to be rolled out in...
Spain’s online Q3 results show betting market growth
Spain’s online gambling market generated €181.7m ($206.4m) gross gaming revenue (GGR) for Q3, rising 30% year-on-year. The figures reported by the Dirección General...
Macau’s GDP growth slows in Q3 as gaming export growth eases
Macau’s gross domestic product (GDP) grew by 1% in Q3 of 2018, impacted by a slowing in growth of gaming service...
Bet365 continues to grow profits as CEO becomes highest paid UK boss
Bet365 posted gross profit of £2.45bn ($3.13bn) for the 52-week period ending 25 March 2018, rising 24% year-on-year. Operating profit grew by...
Macau police increases efforts against illegal gambling websites
Police in Macau have asked for the help of web hosting companies to tackle illegal gambling websites by taking down or...
Caesars announces Harrah’s Resort renewal in Atlantic City upgrades
Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City has announced plans for a $56m renovation to its Coast Tower suites and guest room. The upgrades are...
Daub Alderney fined £7m for AML and exclusion failures
Daub Alderney, part of Stride Gaming Group, has been ordered to pay £7m ($9m) by the Gambling Commission for failing to...
Gambling arrests in India said to include political leaders
Police in Mumbai have detained 133 people in relation to gambling offences. Reports from local press indicate political leaders were among those...
MGM and Caesars rumoured to be exploring merger opportunity
MGM Resorts and Caesars Entertainment could be looking into a potential merger between the operators. The New York Post reports investment bank...
Macau casinos achieve strongest month in four years
Macau casinos’ monthly casino revenue for October was the highest since the corresponding month in 2014. Revenue rose by 3% year-on-year to...
Cherry and Yggdrasil announce growing revenue in financial update
Online operator Cherry Group grew revenue by 58% year-on-year to SEK 899m ($98m) for Q3. Year-to-date revenue increased by 42% to SEK...
Chinese authorities close down multiple mobile poker apps
Chinese authorities have strengthened their oversight of online gambling activity and content by shutting down multiple poker apps. Shenzhen authorities have arrested...
Exchequer confirms GB remote gaming tax rise for 2019
The UK's Chancellor of the Exchequer has announced a rise in British online betting tax to 21% in October 2019 to...
Silver Heritage Group appoints new CFO
The Silver Heritage Group has announced a new CFO to replace outgoing Basil Jong. Ben Watiwat will join the group on 5...
IWG signs British Columbia lottery deal
Supplier IWG has partnered with the British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) to provide the lottery with its portfolio of games. IWG’s games...
Evolution Gaming agrees PokerStars New Jersey deal
Evolution Gaming has agreed a deal to power The Stars Group’s online live casino services for its PokerStars brand in New...
NetEnt completes Svenksa Spel deal ahead of Swedish law change
NetEnt has entered into an agreement with state-run Swedish operator Svenksa Spel. The deal has completed ahead of the re-regulation of Sweden’s...
1X2 Network boosts Asian presence with QTech Games deal
1X2 Network has strengthened its position in Asia after joining forces with QTech Games to supply its slots, table and VR...
BetConstruct receives MGA approval to offer poker
Supplier BetConstruct has received approval from the Maltese Gaming Authority (MGA) to add poker to its selection of games. The poker vertical...
NetEnt signs New Jersey supplier deal with Churchill Downs
NetEnt has entered into a customer agreement with Churchill Downs to supply content to the operator in the New Jersey online...
Detroit casinos generate $355m in revenue during Q3
Detroit’s three casinos reported aggregate revenue of $355m for Q3 this year, an increase of 3% for year-on-year figures. However, while September aggregate...
International horseracing provides strong alternative during six-day break
New CAP standards target irresponsible, online gambling ads
Q & A: Betsson should be a cornerstone of the Swedish market, says CEO
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