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18th June
The opportunity: Player engagement, metagaming and condition-based engagement
Player Engagement is one of the hottest topics in the online gaming industry. As acquisition costs increase, the need to attract...
17th June
Analysis: Tom Watson’s grouping of gambling issues will not help industry problems
Taking aim at the gambling industry once again, Tom Watson, Labour MP for West Bromwich East and Shadow Secretary of State...
17th June
Scientific Games files lawsuit against third-largest shareholder
Scientific Games has taken legal action that may lead to the redemption of a 9.34% stake from its third-largest shareholder, Sylebra...
14th June
Analysis: Is crypto-currency gambling about to take its first mainstream test?
For years now, crypto-currency proponents have promised the inevitability of crypto and blockchain technology going mainstream. Like a politician running for election,...
13th June
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...
13th June
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...
12th June
Betfred posts £40.7m loss as retail costs undermine revenue growth
Betfred has reported a £40.7m ($51.8m) loss after tax for the 12-month period ending 30 September 2018. The loss is significantly higher...
11th June
Inspired to acquire Novomatic UK’s Gaming Technology Group
Inspired Entertainment has reached a definitive agreement to purchase the Gaming Technology Group (NTG) of Novomatic UK, for $120m in cash. Following...
10th June
Pragmatic Play exec: No online slot animation can be wasted
Online suppliers hoping to recreate the immersive experience of land-based slots must dedicate themselves to a high standard of commercial and...
7th June
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...
6th June
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...
5th June
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,...
5th June
Greentube CFO exclusive: Player focus with online slots is easily broken
Boasting a variety of easily accessed games with no queues, the online slot sector would currently appear to hold the upper...
5th June
Gavin Isaacs joins Galaxy Gaming board
Gavin Isaacs is hoping to utilise his experience in table games and M & A after joining the board of directors...
31st May
Worldpay data predicts 6,000 bets per minute ahead of Champions League final
Global payments supplier Worldpay believes online operators within the UK will see around 6,000 bets per minute ahead of the Champions...
30th May
Philip McHugh appointed new Paysafe CEO
Paysafe Group has appointed Philip McHugh as its new CEO, who will start his new role on 24 June. McHugh replaces Joel...
30th May
Melco purchases 19.99% stake in Crown Resorts
Melco Resorts and Entertainment has announced the completion of a deal to acquire 135.4 million shares in operator Crown Resorts at...
30th May
Newgioco CEO: Online slot variety misses the ‘bells and whistles’ of land-based experience
Analysing the differences between land-based and online slots, Michele Ciavarella, CEO of Newgioco Group, believes the wide array of choice is...
30th May
Rhode Island sports betting revenue for April highest to date
Rhode Island sports betting generated $2m in revenue for April. The highest monthly total to date, the figure came from handle of...
30th May
Roundtable: Have we seen the end of M & A in the UK?
With Brexit fast approaching and the current raft of reactionary legislation going through Parliament set to affect the gambling industry for...
29th May
Ganapati CTO: Slots at land-based casinos have remained the same for decades
The online slot experience is unmatched when compared to the land-based experience, according to Ganapati NEO CTO Kirill Timofeyev. Included in his...
24th May
Play’n Go Manager: Talent is a much bigger issue than people think
When addressing the importance of "brand" in gambling, the natural tendency is to focus on consumers. Few would immediately consider the value...
23rd May
Aristocrat revenue rises to A$1.9bn for H1 2019
Aristocrat Leisure has reported revenue of A$1.9bn (US$1.31bn), a 21% year-on-year increase at constant currency, for H1 of its financial year. EBITDA...
23rd May
Pragmatic Solutions Director: Platform solution is an operator’s biggest decision
Mark Woollard, Business Development Director at Pragmatic Solutions, speaks exclusively to Gambling Insider about the importance behind platform selection and new...
23rd May
GVC-owned Betdaq donates Sunderland shirt sponsorship to charity
Betdaq has donated its shirt sponsorship of Sunderland Football Club to the Children with Cancer UK charity, a GVC Holdings spokesperson...
22nd May Group Q1 revenue and EBITDA rise significantly Group has reported a 52% year-on-year rise in Q1 revenue to €5.2m ($5.8m). Ninety-eight percent of the affiliate’s growth was organic,...
21st May
Avoiding burnout: “Executives need balance; 70-hour weeks are not sustainable”
As Mental Health Awareness Week recently highlighted in the UK, psychological challenges can present themselves to anyone at any time. Executives and...
20th May
IGT reports Q1 revenue of $1.14bn as results drop across operations
IGT saw its Q1 revenue decline 5% year-on-year to $1.14bn, with operating income dropping 10% to $178m. Adjusted EBITDA slid 4% to...
17th May
Caesars sells Emerald stake to focus on strategic markets
Caesars Entertainment announced the sale of its 70% stake in South African property Emerald Resort and Casino to Peermont Hotels. The deal...
16th May
Mustard Digital Founder: Affiliates can do more to promote casino
  Mustard Digital Founder Allan Turner believes affiliates should focus efforts on promoting unique features within online casino games.   ...
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