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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...
27th March
Exposure to gambling adverts could impact children's attitudes, according to GambleAware
Exposure to gambling adverts could impact the attitudes of children, young people or vulnerable adults, being likely to lead them to...
26th March
Incoming William Hill CFO withdraws from role due to coronavirus uncertainty
William Hill has announced incoming CFO Adrian Marsh will not be joining the operator after deciding to stay at DS Smith,...
25th March
UK Government makes U-turn on business rate holiday exclusion
In a complete U-turn on its decision last week, the UK Government has announced it will include the gambling industry in...
24th March
Olympic and Paralympic games postponed until 2021
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), have announced the Tokyo 2020 Olympic...
24th March
Industry analyst: BGC justified in letter of condemnation
Last week, the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) condemned the UK Government’s decision to exclude the gambling industry from its plans...
23rd March
EGBA reports 11% fall in predicted 2020 global gaming revenue
The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has reported that H2 Gambling Capital has adjusted its forecasted global gambling revenue for...
20th March
Why has the UK gambling industry been excluded from business rate relief?
On 17 March, the Chancellor of the Exchequer in the UK ensured the House of Commons the Government would "do whatever...
20th March
Australian broadcaster warned over breaching gambling advert regulations
The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has told broadcaster Nine to prove compliance with gambling advertising rules, after it was...
20th March
"You need to be an ostrich" not to see illegal Indian sports betting market, says lawyer
The positives of legalising sports betting in India outweigh the negatives, according to an Indian gaming lawyer. Co-Head of Media Entertainment and...
19th March
Sportech CFO Q & A: We want to show investors we can improve operating cash flow
Following the release of Sportech’s financial results for 2019, but also its coronavirus-related market update, Gambling Insider caught...
19th March
Playtech outlines EBITDA loss expectations in business update
Playtech has announced it is working to protect its cash flow amid the global outbreak of coronavirus. The gaming supplier said it...
19th March
Sportech returns to marginal revenue growth for 2019
Sportech increased revenue by 2% year-on-year to £64.8m ($74.8m) for 2019. However, the marginal annual growth was accompanied by a 5% reduction in...
18th March
Aspire Global provides coronavirus update
Aspire Global has announced it is taking measures to reduce the risk the coronavirus outbreak poses to its staff and the...
18th March
British greyhound racing moves behind closed doors
The Greyhound Board of Great Britain (GBGB) has announced that, in light of the coronavirus outbreak, all British greyhound racing will...
18th March
Coronavirus: Will more bettors now turn to esports?
As the sports betting calendar edges closer to total decimation, and retail properties face indefinite closures, all eyes are turning to...
18th March
Kindred blames “unnecessary ambiguity” for SEK 100m fine
Kindred Group has received a Swedish Gambling Authority (SGA) fine of SEK 100m ($10m) for offering incentives in a way that...
17th March
Better Collective and GiG adamant coronavirus won't affect business
Better Collective’s business and financial targets remain unaffected, despite the coronavirus outbreak causing all major sport to be suspended. The affiliate said...
17th March
Gamesys Group FY 2019 revenue up 35%
Gamesys Group revenue was £415.1m ($501.4m) for the full-year 2019, a rise of 35% year-on-year. Net income from continuing operations was £9.1m,...
17th March
Calls made for Colorado lawmakers to stop mobile sports betting
Civil rights activist Reverend Al Sharpton has pleaded with Colorado lawmakers to stop the state from rolling out mobile sports betting. In...
17th March
Grand National cancelled amid coronavirus pandemic
The Randox Health Grand National has been cancelled in the latest measure implemented to limit the spread of coronavirus in the...
16th March
Stars Group, William Hill and GVC Holdings provide coronavirus updates
The Stars Group has declared it is performing ahead of expectations so far this year, despite the worldwide impact of the...
16th March
British horseracing prepared to move behind closed doors
In an attempt to limit the spread of coronavirus, the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) is set to enact emergency measures this...
16th March
Newgioco CEO: Italian coronavirus shutdown causing “measurable increase” in mobile
As coronavirus sweeps across Italy, the Italian Government has implemented a lockdown with the intention of stopping the virus from spreading...
16th March
Coronavirus: Flutter Entertainment estimates £90-110m EBITDA reduction
Flutter Entertainment has provided a market update in light of recent developments to do with the spread of coronavirus. Referencing mass cancellations...
13th March
New Jersey February gaming revenue up 19% year-on-year
The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) has announced a year-on-year total state gaming revenue increase of 19% for February,...
12th March
Sportradar launches new Formula 1 in-play betting markets
Sportradar has broadened its Formula 1 offering with the launch of in-play betting for the 2020 season, which gets underway this...
12th March
Analysis: What could coronavirus mean for UK sports betting?
As coronavirus spreads across Europe, governments and sporting bodies in multiple countries are taking action to limit the pandemic’s impact. In Italy,...
12th March
Interwetten enters Africa for the first time with Nigeria launch
Interwetten has entered the African market for the first time, after receiving a license to offer sports betting in Nigeria. Regulatory body,...
12th March
Betway fined £11.6m for VIP failings
Betway will pay a Gambling Commission fine of £11.6m ($14.8m) after being found guilty of a series of failings in relation...
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