Online casino to sponsor Swedish reality tv series

European online casino operator PlayOJO announced Monday that it has signed an agreement to sponsor Paradise Hotel, the most popular reality TV series in Sweden….

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Ride with the Valkyries in latest Playtech online slot

Playtech has released its new Call of the Valkyries online slot, a 5 reel, 25 pay-line game with a theme based on the Nordic mythology…

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Mystery resignation of West Virginia Lottery chief

West Virginia’s governor, Jim Justice announced late Friday that he had appointed Doug Buffington, the deputy secretary for the West Virginia Secretary of Revenue, to…

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Poll Shows Florida Voters Want Gaming Control, Gubernatorial Candidates Mixed on Casino Amendment

A new poll shows that Florida voters overwhelmingly support stripping the state legislature of its power to dictate the future gaming industry.

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Florida voters will decide between Democratic nominee Andrew Gillum (left) and Republican Ron DeSantis in November. They’ll also decide the fate of how gaming legislation is decided moving forward. (Image: CNN) read more

Westgate SuperContest Expected to Again Break Entry Record, 2018 Top Prize Could Eclipse $1.5M

The Westgate SuperContest, the most popular season-long NFL spread betting tournament in Las Vegas, says the competition is once again on track to break its buy-in record.

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If you’re the best at picking NFL games against the spread in the Westgate SuperContest, this could be you come January. (Image: Westgate Las Vegas) read more

Uk football stars lose out as World Cup app fails

At least five well-known former football stars, including Emile Heskey, are among the 24 investors who are likely to be out of pocket following the…

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Another ice hockey sponsorship for Betsson

The Betsson gambling group has followed its recent sponsorship agreement with the Swedish Hockey League (see previous report) with an agreement to sponsor the Championship…

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New Delta Casino Approved in Vancouver Area, Neighboring Mayor Furious

City council has signed off on plans for a new casino complex in Delta, a Vancouver suburb. But if a nearby mayor gets his way, the project will never get off the ground in its current form.

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Malcolm Brodie (right) is opposed to a new casino project which has been approved by a neighboring community. (Credit: Richmond News) read more

Colorado Sports Betting Bill Can be Passed by Legislature without Constitutional Amendment

If Colorado wants to join the list of states offering legalized sports betting, they won’t need a constitutional amendment to do so. That’s the opinion of Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman, who said on Thursday that the state legislature would be within their rights to pass a sports betting bill.

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Workers prepare the new sportsbook at the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi. Colorado is among many other states where legalized sports betting is being considered. (Image: Beau Rivage Resort & Casino) read more

William Hill Blames Billion-Dollar Loss on FOBT Cuts, Looks to US for Silver Lining

William Hill blamed the UK government’s clampdown on fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs), Friday, for dragging it one billion into the red in the first half of the year.

William Hill CEO Philip Bowcock

William Hill CEO Philip Bowcock has warned of “long-term consequences” to business from the UK government’s decision to slash the maximum odds of FOBTs, but the company has high hopes for sports betting in the US. (Image: Gambling Insider) read more

Snaitech departs Milan listing today

Italian sports betting giant Snaitech, recently acquired by Playtech plc, delisted in Milan Friday, posting legacy H1-2018 figures that continued to impress. * Online betting…

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Massachusetts lawmakers fail to pass licence renewal legislation

Reports have emerged in the Massachusetts media indicating that an embarrassing lack of attention on the part of state lawmakers mid-week briefly left the state’s…

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FanDuel Group Teams Up with Boyd Gaming in Bid to Corner US Sports Betting Market

FanDuel and Boyd Gaming have formed a joint strategic partnership to offer land-based and digital sports betting in the US.

FanDuel agrees deal with Boyd Gaming

The first ever FanDuel branded sports book opened at the Meadowlands, New Jersey, last month. The company’s new deal with Boyd Gaming could give it market access to 15 more states. (Image: FanDuel) read more

Bet365 goes big on Spanish football

European sports betting behemoth bet365 has announced a total of 11 La Liga football club sponsorships in Spain for the coming 2018-19 season. On Wednesday…

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Second online and mobile betting licence imminent in New Jersey?

Resorts Casino Hotel in New Jersey has announced its second online and mobile sports betting partnership in as many days, following up an earlier reveal…

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Caesars Entertainment Stock Trading Halted After Company Says Las Vegas Demand Softening

Caesars Entertainment scared investors during its second quarter conference call after company executives said demand in Las Vegas was temporarily softening and that guidance expectations might need to be lowered.

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Caesars Entertainment CEO Mark Frissora says bookings in Las Vegas for the next three months are slow, but there’s no reason to panic. (Image: CNBC/Caesars/ read more

DraftKings Launches Trial Version of First Mobile Sports Betting App in New Jersey

DraftKings and its partner, Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, received approval to begin accepting online sports bets, the first operator to be allowed to do so since legal sports betting launched in New Jersey.

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DraftKings launched a trial version of its online sports betting product in New Jersey on Wednesday. (Image: Sports Illustrated) read more

Zeal Group encouraged by H1-2018 results

Online lottery group Zeal has posted a positive set of H1-2018 results, highlighting: * Revenue up 17 percent y-o-y at Euro 73 million; * Sales…

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Norwegian App Store drops gambling apps following regulator’s complaint

Norway’s gambling regulator has become increasingly aggressive in commercially protecting the market, presently restricted in licensing terms to Norsk Tipping and Norsk Rikstoto. In its…

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Big Ten Conference Wants Mandatory Football Injury Reporting to Protect Game Integrity

The Big Ten Conference is calling on the NCAA to require football programs nationwide to report injuries ahead of games in order to protect the integrity of the sport.

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Athletic directors in the Big Ten Conference want injury reports fully disclosed in NCAA football. (Image: Sam Mousigian/Michigan Daily) read more

G2E 2018 will Utilize TV’s Shark Tank Method in Ongoing Hunt for the Next Big Thing

Sports betting — and the opportunities new regulated US markets will offer the gaming industry — will be the number-one topic at this year’s G2E in Las Vegas. After all, it’s the topic of the day. But what about tomorrow?


Star of Shark Tank and founder of FUBU clothing Daymon John will be at G2E this year in search of innovation in gaming. Hopeful applicants are required to submit pitches by July 27. (Image: Wikipedia) read more

Singapore police bust online betting ring

Singapore police report that following simultaneous police raids across the island an illegal online sports betting ring has been dismantled and 31 male suspects arrested….

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Gambling trade body files legal challenge to Norwegian financial ban

The European Gaming and Betting Association, a trade body that includes most major European gambling groups among its members, has filed a legal challenge in…

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Britney Spears Inks $500K Per Show Deal With MGM Resorts’ Monte Carlo Park Theater

Britney Spears is ready to do it again in Las Vegas, with insider sources confirming that the pop superstar has reached a deal with MGM Resorts to pay her $500,000 per show for a two-year contract beginning in 2019.

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Britney Spears will do it again in Las Vegas in 2019, but for more money and at a new MGM-owned venue. (Image: Chris Pizzello/AP) read more

Mysterious High Roller and Suspected Money Launderer Peter Hoang Probably Murdered Over Unpaid Debt, Inquest Finds

A Vietnamese high-roller shot and killed in Australia four years ago had many enemies, an inquest was told on Monday.

Peter Hoang

Peter Hoang was shot to death four years ago in a Sydney suburb, but the identity of his killers remains a mystery, as does the source of the millions that passed through his hands like water. (Image: ABC) read more

Another All-Star Joins Warriors, Las Vegas Odds Say Might as Well Call Off Season

Four-time NBA All-Star DeMarcus Cousins is upstaging the importance of LeBron James’ Decision 3.0 to join the Los Angeles Lakers.

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All eyes in the NBA world were on what LeBron James would do. But DeMarcus Cousins signing with the Warriors has devestated the NBA landscape even further and completely shifted 2018-19 title odds. (Image: Chris Graythen/Getty) read more

Former Trump Taj Mahal Workers Receive Settlement Money From Previous Boss Carl Icahn

Workers who were employed at the former Trump Taj Mahal for at least one year between October 2014 and October 2016 are receiving settlement checks from billionaire Carl Icahn just as the casino resort is reopening as Hard Rock Atlantic City.

Trump Taj Mahal Hard Rock Atlantic City

The Trump Taj Mahal is no more, as it’s now known as Hard Rock Atlantic City. But the financial disaster that was the end of Donald Trump’s casino empire continues to make headlines. (Image: Michelle Gustafson/NPR/Jeffrey Asher/Getty/ read more

World Cup Betting: Belgium Breaks Japanese Hearts, Brazil Plays Like Champion-Elect

Russia 2018 has given us a taste of everything so far — the goal-fests, the chaotic giant-killing upsets, the dramatic penalty saves — and now we have the crazy late comeback.

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Unbridled joy: Nacer Chadli celebrates his last-gasp, stoppage-time winner against Japan to complete the comeback of the tournament so far. Elsewhere Neymar provided his own kind of drama as Brazil beat Mexico comfortably. (Image: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images) read more

Bet365 expands Manchester facility

Local media reports from Manchester are that online bookmaker Bet365 plans to create 100 new jobs in its Manchester technical facility, boosting the existing headcount…

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Red Rake Gaming’s new Mystic Mirror slot now live

Spanish online gambling games developer Red Rake Gaming has taken its latest online slot Mystic Mirror live with licensees this week. As the title suggests,…

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