News

SIGNS OF RECOVERY AS LAS VEGAS SANDS SEES Q3 REVENUE FALL 82%

New York-listed casino operator Las Vegas Sands has reported an 82 per cent fall in net revenue to $586m for the third quarter of 2020, as the company begins ...

Read more

UK’S BGC HITS OUT AT “UNFAIR” CLOSURES UNDER TIER 3 RESTRICTIONS

The UK’s Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has called on Business Secretary Alok Sharma to intervene over the Government’s decision to close betting shops ...

Read more

SPAIN SEES Q2 ONLINE GAMING REVENUE GROWTH DESPITE FALL IN ACCOUNTS

Gambling advertising and bonus restrictions introduced by the Spanish government in response to the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in a 41 per cent drop in the ...

Read more

BRITISH IGAMING MARKET CONTINUES DECLINE INTO AUGUST

The latest data from the UK Gambling Commission shows a further contraction of the online gaming market in August. Data from online operators accounting for ...

Read more

GERMANY APPROVES 15 SPORTS BETTING OPERATORS WITH 31 APPLICATIONS PENDING

The authority responsible for licensing sports betting operators in Germany has confirmed that a total of 15 applicants have been approved to operate in the ...

Read more

ANDERS DORPH NAMED DIRECTOR OF DANISH GAMBLING AUTHORITY

The Danish Gambling Authority has appointed Anders Dorph as director to replace Morten Niels Jakobsen. Dorph will begin his new role on 1 November, joining ...

Read more

CHINA LOTTERY MARKET GROWS FOR SECOND CONSECUTIVE MONTH

China’s lottery market recorded a 2 per cent increase in total lottery sales to RMB34.78bn (€4.36bn) for the month of August. With results for the first ...

Read more

MICHIGAN SET TO ADOPT FINAL RULES FOR ONLINE GAMING AND SPORTS BETTING

The Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB) is on track to approve its first online gaming and sports betting licensees following a public hearing Wednesday on ...

Read more

NETENT EXPANDS PENNSYLVANIA IGAMING OFFERING TO WIND CREEK

Casino supplier NetEnt has expanded its reach in Pennsylvania’s regulated iGaming market with the rollout of its games to the Poarch Band of Creek Indians’ ...

Read more

ONLINE DRIVES IOWA SPORTS BETTING GROWTH IN AUGUST

Iowa’s licensed sportsbook operators collected total wagers of $50.3m in August, of which more than two-thirds was generated online. Total wagers from the ...

Read more

CHINA LOTTERY MARKET RETURNS TO GROWTH IN JULY

China’s lottery market recovered in July as total sales increased by 10 per cent year-on-year to RMB36.15bn (€4.48bn). With lottery sales negatively ...

Read more

EUROPEAN COMMISSION TO INVESTIGATE BELGIUM’S VIRTUAL BETTING MARKET

The European Commission has decided to launch a formal investigation into a potential breach of state aid rules in a case involving the Belgian state and ...

Read more

ONLINE POKER SOARS AS FRENCH IGAMING MARKET DECLINES IN Q2

France’s regulated online betting and gaming market recorded a 6 per cent decline in gross gaming revenue (GGR) to €323m for the second quarter of 2020 as ...

Read more

UNLICENSED ONLINE GAMING OPERATORS FACE CRACKDOWN IN ARGENTINA

The provincial lottery of Rio Negro in Argentina has filed a criminal complaint against more than 100 online gambling websites following a surge in unlicensed ...

Read more

ILLINOIS RESUMES REMOTE SPORTSBOOK ACCOUNT REGISTRATIONS

Sportsbooks in Illinois have resumed remote account registrations after Governor JB Pritzker reissued a series of executive orders aimed at combatting the ...

Read more

LOTTO NEW ZEALAND SEES SURGE IN ONLINE PLAY DURING LOCKDOWN

Lotto New Zealand has outlined plans for a new technology platform after experiencing disruptions due to surging demand for online lottery products. Lotto ...

Read more

NEW JERSEY GAMING MARKET RECOVERS IN JULY AS IGAMING CONTINUES TO SOAR

New Jersey’s regulated betting and gaming market generated total gaming revenue of $264.5m in July, buoyed by another strong performance from iGaming and ...

Read more

VIRGINIA LOTTERY BOARD RELEASES FULL SPORTS BETTING REGULATIONS FOR COMMENT

The Virginia lottery released its full draft sports betting regulations for public comment Monday, with the regulated online sports betting market expected to ...

Read more

THE FUTURE OF CONFERENCES AND EXPOS POST-COVID19

There is little doubt that business development chiefs want conferences to come back. But do they want them back with all the restrictions that will come with ...

Read more

WASHINGTON DC GAMING REGULATOR AWARDS NEW LICENSES

The District of Columbia Office of Lottery and Gaming has issued sports betting licenses to William Hill, Sportradar and Scientific Games. William Hill’s ...

Read more

RHODE ISLAND SEES ANNUAL SPORTS WAGERS SURPASS $200M

Rhode Island’s regulated sports betting market generated total wagers of $200.2m in the 2020 fiscal year ended 30 June, despite the impact of COVID-19 over ...

Read more

NEW SPORTS BETTING BILL INTRODUCED IN MASSACHUSETTS

Lawmakers in Massachusetts are making another attempt to legalise sports betting with a new bill introduced Friday. The proposed legislation would allow the ...

Read more

UK GAMBLING COMMISSION SUSPENDS GENESIS GLOBAL OPERATING LICENCE

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has suspended the operating licence of multi-brand online casino operator Genesis Global with immediate effect. The ...

Read more

SPAIN SEES STRONG IGAMING GROWTH AHEAD OF NEW ADVERTISING RESTRICTIONS

Spain’s regulated online gaming market recorded a 12.5 per cent increase in first quarter gross gaming revenue, driven by strong performances across all ...

Read more

DATA SHOWS FALL IN UK GAMBLING PARTICIPATION DURING LOCKDOWN

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has published new data on the impact of the COVID-19 lockdown on gambling behaviour, revealing an overall decrease in active ...

Read more

OKLAHOMA GOVERNOR SIGNS TWO NEW GAMING COMPACTS

Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt has agreed new gaming compacts that will see two additional casinos established in the state. The latest compacts were signed ...

Read more

BELGIAN GAMBLING REGULATOR UPDATES IGAMING BLACKLIST

Belgium’s Commission des jeux de Hasard has added three more sites to its blacklist of illegal online gambling operators. In the regulator’s first ...

Read more

G2E ORGANIZERS NOT READY TO COMMIT TO OCTOBER EVENT

The organizers of October’s Global Gaming Expo (G2E) in Las Vegas are planning for the best and preparing for the worst amid the continuing uncertainty ...

Read more

BRAZIL ADDS SPORTS BETTING TO NATIONAL PRIVATISATION PLAN

The government of Brazil has confirmed the inclusion of sports betting in its privatisations plans with a resolution published Friday in the official state ...

Read more

FACEBOOK SHUTS DOWN UNLICENSED NORWEGIAN GAMBLING PAGES

Facebook has removed 36 pages belonging to online gaming operators who are accused of targeting Norwegian consumers without a local license. The company ...

Read more

NETHERLANDS RELEASES TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS FOR ONLINE GAMBLING MONITORING

The Netherlands has submitted draft legislation to the European Commission setting out the technical requirements for connecting online gambling systems to the ...

Read more

SWEDISH COURT UPHOLDS REGULATORY RULINGS ON GAMBLING BONUSES

Swedish gambling regulator Spelinspektionen has successfully defended itself in four cases involving online gaming operators who were penalised for offering ...

Read more

SWEDEN’S LEADING OPERATORS PROPOSE SAFER GAMBLING MEASURES

The chief executives of some of the leading online gambling companies in Sweden have set out a proposal for achieving a safer gambling market, while at the ...

Read more

MGA exec: No evidence to suggest emergency gaming measures necessary during pandemic

Speaking with Gambling Insider for the upcoming Jul/Aug edition of its magazine, Yanica Sant, head of EU affairs and policy at the Malta Gaming Authority ...

Read more

BOS general secretary: Regulatory interference could be hampering fair competition in Sweden

New measures in Sweden to deal with the coronavirus pandemic are not based on evidence and will push channelisation rates as low as they were before ...

Read more

NBA APPROVES RESTART OF 2019/20 SEASON WITH 22 TEAMS

The National Basketball Association (NBA) board of governors has approved a competitive format to restart the 2019-20 season at the end of July. The ...

Read more

LOUISIANA GAMING CONTROL BOARD GETS NEW LEADERSHIP

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards has appointed Lieutenant Colonel Mike Noel of the state police as the new chairman of the Louisiana Gaming Control ...

Read more

SWITZERLAND ADDS 15 DOMAINS TO IGAMING BLACKLIST

The Swiss Lottery and Betting Board has expanded its blacklist of unlicensed online gambling operators. The latest update from Commission des loteries et ...

Read more

SWEDEN RECORDS OVERALL GAMBLING DECLINE BUT MOST ONLINE OPERATORS GROWING

Swedish gambling regulator Spelinspektionen has released data showing an overall decline in online betting and gaming during the COVID-19 pandemic, although ...

Read more

NORWAY APPROVES NEW LAWS TO PREVENT UNLICENSED GAMBLING ADVERTISING

The government of Norway has taken further steps to try and protect the nation's gambling monopoly with new restrictions on gambling advertising by offshore ...

Read more

IGT SLIPS TO Q1 LOSS AS COVID-19 WRITE-DOWNS IMPACT RESULTS

New York-listed supplier International Game Technology (IGT) has reported an 18 per cent fall in revenue to $940.2m for the first quarter of 2020, as results ...

Read more

UK GAMBLING COMMISSION IMPOSES NEW RESTRICTIONS ON INDUSTRY

With the United Kingdom beginning to relax its lockdown restrictions and new research showing an overall fall in gambling participation during the lockdown, ...

Read more

NEW JERSEY BILLS AIM TO HELP CASINOS RECOVER FROM SHUTDOWN

Lawmakers in New Jersey have introduced legislation that would provide significant tax breaks to help Atlantic City casinos recover the COVID-19 ...

Read more

GERMANY TAKES FURTHER ACTION AGAINST ONLINE GAMBLING PAYMENT PROCESSORS

The ministry of interior and sport of the German state of Lower Saxony has issued a prohibition order against an international payment processor which it ...

Read more

SPELINSPEKTIONEN AIMS TO RESTRICT BETTING TO TOP SWEDISH FOOTBALL LEAGUES

Swedish gambling regulator Spelinspektionen has proposed restricting betting on football to the country’s top four football leagues due to the risk of ...

Read more

US CASINOS CLOSE AS COVID-19 FEARS ESCALATE

A number of US states temporarily suspended land-based casino operations over the weekend as a precautionary measure against the ongoing spread of ...

Read more

Argentina’s La Rioja Province Eyes online gambling regulations

La Rioja is looking to become the second province in Argentina to regulate online gambling. The state gambling regulator Administración Provincial de ...

Read more

US gaming associations join forces to stamp out illegal gaming machines

The American Gaming Association (AGA) has partnered with the Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers (AGEM) to launch a new campaign to combat the ...

Read more

New Spanish Gambling Regulations Released for Public Comment

Spain’s gambling regulator has launched a public consultation into new marketing and responsible gambling regulations. Gambling regulator La Dirección ...

Read more

Governor urges lawmakers to pass sports betting bill in Kentucky

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear has called on state lawmakers to pass sports betting legislation to stop revenue from flowing to neighboring states. The ...

Read more

Proposed German Gambling Treaty Draws Praise and Scorn

The new draft of the German State Treaty on Gambling, which was provisionally approved by the country’s 16 states over the weekend, has been met with ...

Read more

Washington State looks to progress sports betting legislation

LAWMAKERS IN WASHINGTON STATE HAVE INTRODUCED TWO DIFFERENT BILLS TO AUTHORIZE SPORTS BETTING IN THE STATE. The first bill HB2478 (companion bill S6277) was ...

Read more

New York mobile sports betting bill passes first committee

Senator Joseph Addabbo’s bill to authorise online sports betting in New York gained unanimous support from the Senate Racing, Gaming and Wagering Committee ...

Read more

Australia’s ACMA moves to block nine more illegal iGaming sites

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) is continuing its fight against unlicensed online offshore gambling websites with moves to block nine ...

Read more

Yggdrasil secures B2B licence approval in Isle of Man

Casino games developer Yggdrasil has been granted a B2B software licence by the Isle of Man Supervision Commission. The approval allows Yggdrasil to offer its ...

Read more

Greek iGaming regulations exclude blacklisted operators

Recently blacklisted online gaming operators in Greece will be excluded from the initial licensing process under proposed regulations. The rules to govern the ...

Read more

Michigan legalises online gaming and sports betting

Michigan’s sports betting and online gaming legislation was signed into law by Governor Gretchen Whitmer on Friday. The package of bills relating to fantasy ...

Read more

Illinois begins sports betting licensing process

The Illinois Gaming Board is accepting sports betting license applications under emergency rules released Thursday. The initial rules govern licensing, ...

Read more

Sweden sets out new criteria to combat illegal gambling

Swedish gambling regulator Spelinspektionen has called on industry suppliers to avoid serving unlicensed online gaming operators, while warning licensed ...

Read more

Paraguay set to re-regulate gambling market

The government of Paraguay has announced plans to re-regulate the country's gambling market and clampdown on illegal operators who are depriving the state of ...

Read more

Florida sports betting bills secure committee referral

Florida’s sports betting bills are set for committee hearings in the new year following referral by the Senate on Friday. The Senate considered three bills ...

Read more

Michigan sports betting and iGaming bills head to Governor’s desk

Lawmakers in the US state of Michigan have approved a package of bills that would regulate sports betting and online gaming. The last session day of the state ...

Read more