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22nd August
Exclusive: Playtech CEO defends net profit drop and updates on US plans
Gambling Insider caught up with Playtech CEO Mor Weizer following the announcement of the supplier's H1 esults. Revenue increased 69% to...
22nd August
Snaitech acquisition boosts Playtech H1 revenue
Playtech reported a 69% year-on-year growth in revenue year-on-year to €736.1m ($817.4m) for H1 2019. Italian operator Snaitech was the group’s standout...
21st August
Gambling.com continues on growth trajectory as Q2 revenue improves
Gambling.com Group generated revenue of €4.4m ($4.8m) for Q2, a 17% increase year-on-year, which the affiliate describes as being all organic. This...
19th August
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...
15th August
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...
14th August
Exclusive: Growing international focus main reason behind Nektan CEO departure
Nektan Founder and Executive Director Gary Shaw says the supplier may split its CEO role to cover Europe and Asia separately. Lucy...
14th August
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...
13th August
Nektan CEO resigns 10 months after appointment
Nektan CEO Lucy Buckley has resigned with immediate effect, just 10 months after her appointment in the role. In a short statement,...
13th August
Inspired hit by FOBT reduction as revenue drops 28% for Q2
Inspired Entertainment generated total revenue of $26.7m for Q2, a 28% decrease year-on-year. Adjusted EBITDA for the period was $8.9m, down 42%;...
13th August
Analysis: Despite flawed reporting, Panorama exposes indefensible actions by UK gambling operators
I'll let you all into a little secret: I enjoy the occasional sports wager. Just this weekend, I lost a...
12th August
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...
9th August
Pragmatic Play VP: Never write off what bingo can do for acquisition and cross sell
Pragmatic Play VP of Bingo Claire McDaid believes the vertical represents an underutilised opportunity for operators to acquire new slots customers. After...
9th August
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...
8th August
32Red has given anti-gambling media another field day with Wayne Rooney stunt
Wayne Rooney is on his way to back to the UK, where he will be signing for Derby County on 1...
7th August
Gambling.com CEO: “I’ve been blown away by the activity in the US this year”
Nathan Joyes sat down with Gambling.com Group CEO Charles Gillespie to discuss the progression of sports betting in the US since...
7th August
H1 revenue up for Flutter, despite falls in profit and EBITDA
Flutter Entertainment (formerly Paddy Power Betfair) has reported a strong revenue rise for H1, countered by a fall in EBITDA and...
7th August
Macau VIP turnover falls for Wynn; overall revenue up 3% to $1.66bn
Wynn Resorts generated operating revenue of $1.66bn for Q2, an increase of 3% year-on-year. However, net income attributable to the operator for...
6th August
Racing Post and partners target younger audience with AllSported solution
Gambling Insider spoke with Racing Post B2B Director Eugene Delaney, Racing Post Chief Revenue Officer Mike Griffin, CEO of Banach Technologies...
5th August
Formula 1 live in-play betting data set to launch in 2020
Formula 1 will offer in-play odds in 2020 in partnership with Interregional Sports Group (ISG) and Sportradar. The agreement between ISG and...
5th August
MGM COO exclusive: Japan is the largest untapped market in the world
Five months since his appointment as MGM Resorts International COO, Gambling Insider caught up with Bill Hornbuckle at the WNBA All-Stars...
2nd August
GVC to donate 42 football sponsorships to GambleAware
GVC Holdings has donated 42 football sponsorships to GambleAware as part of its responsibility drive. Earlier this summer, GVC urged the gambling...
2nd August
Konami's gaming revenue up but profit suffers sharp fall
Konami’s Gaming & Systems segment saw revenue grow 7% year-on-year to ¥6.83bn ($64m) for Q1 of its financial year. As a whole,...
1st August
Q2 revenue up as IGT posts considerable improvement on Q1
IGT has reported consolidated revenue of $1.23bn for Q2, a 5% year-on-year rise. The supplier’s trading update provided a significant improvement on...
26th July
MGM reports slight increase in Q2 operating income as 2020 plan begins
Consolidated net revenue at MGM Resorts rose 13% year-on-year in the second quarter of 2019 to $3.2bn. The operator reported a rise...
25th July
Las Vegas Sands Q2 revenue up; Adelson updates on Japan
Las Vegas Sands reported consolidated net revenue of $3.3bn for the second quarter of the year, an increase of 0.9% year-on-year. Operating...
24th July
Kambi H1 revenue and profit show significant growth
Kambi’s revenue grew 25% year-on-year to €42.6m ($47.5m) for H1 2019. The supplier’s H1 profit from operations also rose 19% to €5.1m,...
22nd July
Kompli-Global CCO: Gambling compliance managers are “ignorant” towards KYC and AML
Gambling Insider has often defended the UK gambling industry against baseless criticism. According to Kompli-Global however, one area gaming companies most...
17th July
GVC reports mixed UK retail results for Q2 after FOBT restriction
GVC Holdings' UK retail EBITDA increased c.£70m ($86.8m) year-on-year for Q2, in its first trading update since the reduction in maximum...
15th July
Paddy Power signs shirt sponsorship deal with Huddersfield Town
Flutter Entertainment brand Paddy Power has become Huddersfield Town’s title partner for the 2019/20 football season. English Championship side Huddersfield will also...
12th July
NetEnt’s H1 revenue drops 3% as supplier points to Nordic struggles
NetEnt has reported revenue of SEK 837m ($32.9m) for the first half of the year, dropping 3% year-on-year. Operating profit for the...
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