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Gambling Commission "will consider" Labour's proposed new gambling ombudsman
Labour Deputy Leader Tom Watson has announced his party would set up a new gambling ombudsman to protect vulnerable players if...
New York mobile sports betting approved by Senate but legalisation unlikely
The New York State Senate has approved a mobile sports betting bill. However, there is little confidence the bill will be written...
Esports Entertainment partners with owners of Philadelphia 76ers and New Jersey Devils
Esports Entertainment has partnered with the majority owners of both NBA team the Philadelphia 76ers and NHL team the New Jersey...
Delaware sports betting revenue 34% down month-on-month for May
Sports betting revenue in Delaware fell 34% month-on-month for May, totalling $406,293. Overall handle fell slightly but remained more or less consistent...
Severe weather conditions continue to postpone horseracing meetings
The severe weather conditions were not what horseracing goers were hoping for mid-June and neither were UK operators. Horseracing meetings at Chepstow...
Sportsbet.io secures historic Premier League shirt sponsorship with Watford
Sportsbet.io has secured a landmark partnership with English Premier League football club Watford. The deal, described as the largest in Watford’s history,...
Fifa 20 Executive Producer: Ultimate Team is not a form of gambling
Fifa 20 Executive Producer Aaron McHardy has spoken out amid concerns surrounding the game’s Ultimate Team mode, stating: "we don’t think...
VBet announced as Arsenal’s official betting and gaming partner
Arsenal has confirmed VBet as its new official betting and gaming partner until 2022. VBet, run and operated by BetConstruct, will have...
DoJ delays Wire Act implementation until at least 2020
The Department of Justice (DoJ) is delaying implementation of its Federal Wire Act opinion until at least 2020, according to a...
Borgata, Golden Nugget and Meadowlands dominate New Jersey revenue for May
New Jersey’s total gaming revenue for May grew 27% year-on-year, to $276.8m. The significant rise included $15.5m in sports wagering gross revenue...
Amelco USA President: Long-term sportsbook benefits more important than big-name brands
In an industry where instant gratification is paramount, a gambling company’s speed can be its greatest asset. Not speed to market, as...
Sports betting drives US casinos to record year for 2018
US commercial casino gaming revenue reached an all-time high of $41.7bn for 2018; a 4% rise. The American Gaming Association (AGA) announced...
New York sports betting set for summer launch after approval
The New York Gaming Commission has approved regulations to allow sports betting at four of the state’s casinos. The Commission had voted...
Intellr launches new in-play football product
Racing Post’s sports brand, Intellr, has launched its brand new in-play football product. The product will provide customers with in-play analysis of...
Chinese police arrest 78 for online gambling; 35 nationals deported
Police have arrested 78 suspects for organised online gambling through computer games in the eastern Anhui province, involving 128m yuan ($18.5m). Chinese...
Aston Villa confirms W88 as new shirt sponsor
Premier League football club Aston Villa has announced a “record-breaking” commercial agreement with W88 for the 2019/20 season. Having sponsored Wolverhampton Wanderers...
Analysis: Tech-savvy bettors will drive crypto-esports partnership
Betting on esports has a long way to go before it can compete with mainstream sports in terms of revenue and...
Football Index announced as Nottingham Forest’s new shirt sponsor
Football Index has been announced as Nottingham Forest’s new shirt sponsor for the upcoming 2019/20 season. The Championship football club has reported...
GLMS reports 33 counts of suspicious betting activity to partners
Of the 198 suspicious betting alerts generated in the first quarter of the year, the Global Lottery Monitoring System (GLMS) reported...
Catena Media enters "multiple agreements" after Pennsylvania launch
Affiliate Catena Media has officially launched within the state of Pennsylvania. Considered a market leader, Catena specialises in M & A, having...
Worldpay Gaming MD: US market has “tremendous confidence” in favourable Wire Act outcome
Gambling Insider has previously written about the benefits of foresight. While we will always claim (after the event) our favourite team could...
West Virginia latest state to announce sports betting delay
West Virginia lottery officials have announced its sports betting app will be delayed, due to the lengthy process it will take...
Dutch regulators hoping to open online market on 1 January 2021
The Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) is aiming for the Remote Gambling Act to come into effect on 1 July 2020, with permit applications processed...
GVC passes new pay scheme but “disappointed” with 58% majority
Operator GVC Holdings has passed its new payment scheme, which involves reducing CEO Kenny Alexander’s salary to £800,000 ($1m) a year,...
Interwetten CEO exclusive: Bwin and Tipico should be looking at us, not the other way around
"I always wanted responsibility, to change things, instead of complaining about why CEOs or companies don’t do this or that." It’s clear...
Wolves and Burnley unveil new betting shirt sponsors
Premier League football clubs Wolverhampton Wanderers and Burnley have tied up new betting shirt sponsors for the 2019/2020 campaign. Wolves announced its...
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...
Gambling consultant: “The reduce-all-gambling rollercoaster is on its way”
Gambling Consultant Steve Donoughue is anticipating a rough period for both betting shops and online gambling. Since the maximum-stake reduction on fixed-odds...
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...
Illinois Senate approves sports betting bill
A bill legalising sports betting has been approved by the Senate in Illinois, with Governor J. B. Pritzker expected to sign...
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