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Sportech revenue down for H1 amid restructuring
Sportech reported a 2% year-on-year fall in revenue to £32.6m ($39.5m) for H1 2019, with a decrease in adjusted EBITDA of...
Kambi extends DraftKings deal
Kambi has signed a multi-year extension to the supplier's sportsbook contract with DraftKings, extending the partnership into eight additional states. The original...
Betfair Australia set to introduce Hong Kong horseracing markets against HKJC wishes
Betfair Australia will offer its online betting exchange to both Hong Kong’s horseracing tracks, Happy Valley and Sha Tin Races, without...
ASA bans Football Index advert for using young footballers
The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has banned a paid-for Facebook advert from Football Index for the use of underage footballers. The advert...
William Hill will not sponsor ring in Joshua vs. Ruiz rematch in Saudi Arabia
William Hill will be unable to sponsor the ring for the heavyweight world title boxing match between Anthony Joshua and Andy...
China calls on Philippines to ban online gambling
The Chinese Government has asked the Philippines to ban all online gambling activity, amid growing concerns of illegal employment. On Monday, the Philippines...
BetVictor debuts Smart Cards horseracing product
BetVictor has launched its new Smart Cards product, which provides live horseracing updates to assist players when betting. The technology, developed in...
Scientific Games CEO: Slow approach will drive value to sports betting operations
Barry Cottle, Scientific Games CEO, believes the ultimate solution for sports betting in the US market is to let players make...
Penn National to launch Indiana sportsbook
Penn National Gaming will launch a new sportsbook at Ameristar Casino East Chicago on 1 September, in its latest move to...
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...
Flat growth for Pennsylvania July gaming revenue; sports betting makes $2.9m
Total gaming revenue generated in Pennsylvania for July was $281.5m, up 1% year-on-year, with sports betting making $2.9m. Parx Casino generated the...
New gambling sponsorship deals for Wolfsburg and Mallorca
German Bundesliga football team Wolfsburg has confirmed Ballbet as its new official Asian betting partner for the next two seasons. Ballbet will...
DoJ to appeal New Hampshire Wire Act ruling
The Department of Justice (DoJ) will appeal a ruling in New Hampshire earlier this year against its Federal Wire Act reinterpretation. In...
GambleAware launches second wave of Bet Regret campaign
GambleAware is encouraging bettors to “think twice or you’ll bet regret it” in its most recent activity for its safer gambling...
FanDuel secures MLB deal
FanDuel has signed a multi-year agreement with MLB that makes the sportsbook operator the official gaming partner of the league. The agreement...
At The Races CEO: "Horseracing aims to resonate with the public on a regular basis”
Sky Sports Racing launched its own channel in January and Gambling Insider caught up with At The Races CEO, Matthew Imi,...
GVC CEO labels 32Red’s Wayne Rooney deal a “complete own goal”
Kenny Alexander, CEO of GVC Holdings, has criticised a recent sponsorship agreement between 32Red and Derby County, calling it "preposterous and...
GVC reports steady H1 revenue growth; FOBT stake cut less impactful than expected
GVC Holdings generated net gaming revenue (NGR) of £1.8bn ($2.18bn) for H1, a 61% increase year-on-year in reported group revenue and...
Mobile betting accounts for majority of New Jersey growth for July
Total gaming revenue grew 11% year-on-year in New Jersey for the month of July, to $334.4m. Casino win of $277.2m was only...
Better Collective Q2 revenue up 64% as affiliate strengthens footing in US
Revenue at Better Collective rose 64% year-on-year for Q2 to €9.6m ($10.7m), bringing the total for the first half of the...
NY Senator: “We are already behind; it’s shocking and disappointing”
Senator Joseph Addabbo Jr tells Gambling Insider New York is falling behind other states, as well as losing out on money to...
MGM exec: DraftKings and FanDuel have spent a lot to get where they are
Scott Butera believes MGM Resorts International is in a position to gain US sports betting market share in the long run. The...
Vietnamese police close $69m online gambling ring
Vietnamese police have arrested 13 people in Hanoi who allegedly helped gamblers bet $69m through b8ag.com. The operation was run through a...
Sportradar announces NFL partnership expansion
Sportradar has signed a multi-year extension to its partnership with the NFL. The partnership has existed since 2015, when Sportradar became the...
SportPesa pulls plug on Kenyan sponsorship deals
SportPesa has opted to pull out of all its sports sponsorship deals in Kenya due to an ongoing tax dispute with...
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...
1xBet shut down in GB; Gambling Commission investigates FSB relationship
The British-facing website of operator 1xBet has been taken down and remains offline following a Sunday Times investigation. The newspaper looked into...
Boyd Gaming CEO: I'm offended by the notion of integrity fees
Boyd Gaming CEO Keith Smith spoke exclusively to Gambling Insider on the proposition of integrity fees and believes they undermine the...
Paddy Power PR stunt leads to FA charge for Huddersfield Town
Paddy Power’s recent "Save Our Shirt" campaign has resulted in a charge of misconduct for English Championship football club Huddersfield Town,...
William Hill’s profit plummets by 47% for H1 due to FOBT restrictions
William Hill has reported an adjusted loss of £45.5m ($55.1m) before tax for H1 2019, a 47% drop year-on-year. This comes despite...
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