IN-DEPTH ANALYSIS FOR THE GAMING INDUSTRY
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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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%...
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...
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...
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...
Stars Group revenue and gross profit rise significantly for 2018
The Stars Group saw total revenue rise 55% to $2.02bn for 2018, following the acquisitions of Sky Betting & Gaming in...
GVC CEO exclusive: Operator unlikely to seek another large M & A deal for now
GVC CEO Kenny Alexander speaks exclusively to Gambling Insider on the operator’s 2018, its drive for online, how market sentiment is...
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...
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