Events & Reports

Svenska Spel’s Research Council Grants SEK5 Million for Addiction Research

Friday, July 5, 2019

Svenska Spel’s independent Research Council has granted funding to five new research projects aiming to find ways to better understand and treat gambling addiction, the Swedish gambling operator announced today. The five projects will be able to share SEK5 million (approx. $532,315) in funds contributed by the Research Council, it also became known. One of ...

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Another Day, Another Operator Fined by Sweden’s Gambling Authority

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Spelinspektionen is building on its reputation of a tough regulator that would make no compromise when it comes to violations of Sweden’s gambling law. The authority announced today that it has chastised yet another errant operator for circumventing the rules that govern the provision of gaming and betting services on the territory of the ...

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Sports Betting Coming Soon at Presque Isle Downs & Casino

Saturday, June 15, 2019

More than four months after being granted a license by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, construction work at Presque Isle Downs & Casino in Erie indicates that the property will soon be ready to go live with sports betting. The state gaming regulator approved the casino’s bid to operate sports gambling in February. However, unlike ...

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Kenya Preps Fresh New Gambling Restrictions

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Just when Kenya-facing gambling operators thought they could draw a breath of relief after the High Court struck down a set of proposed gambling ads restrictions, the government of the African nation came up with a comprehensive bill aiming to give the gambling industry a hard time. Local news outlet The Star reported today ...

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Future of Massachusetts Sports Betting at Focus at Upcoming Hearings

Sunday, May 26, 2019

State lawmakers to consider nine sports betting bills, including one authored by Gov. Baker, during two hearings this week Several bills calling for the legalization of sports betting in Massachusetts will be discussed by the Statehouse during two hearings scheduled for this week. If the matter survives through the Legislature, Massachusetts could become only the ...

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Latvia’s Gambling Machines Sector Enjoys Robust Growth

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Latvia’s gaming machines and online gambling sectors were the primary engines of growth during the first quarter of the year Latvia’s online gambling market ballooned during the first quarter of the year and gambling machines remained the largest gambling sector in the country, figures released by the Lotteries and Gambling Supervisory Inspection of Latvia showed. ...

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Sweden Mulls Blanket Ban on Gambling Adverts

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Sweden’s Minister for Public Administration wants to tackle “dangerous” online casino games and restrict “aggressive” gambling ads Sweden may follow in Italy’s footsteps and introduce a blanket ban on gambling advertising, as the country’s Minister for Public Administration Ardalan Shekarabi believes licensed gambling are not doing enough to protect vulnerable people. Minister Shekarabi said at ...

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Colorado Makes Last-Minute Bid to Regulate Sports Betting

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Colorado could jump on the sports betting bandwagon as early as next May, if a recently introduced bill on the matter gains traction in the state Legislature and voters approve the legalization of sports gambling in the upcoming November vote Democratic House Majority Leader Alec Garnett and Republican Minority Leader Patrick Neville introduced the bill ...

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Caesars Confirms Anthony Rodio Appointment as CEO: What’s Next for the Casino Giant?

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Caesars confirms Anthony Rodio’s appointment as CEO, sets up Transaction Committee to explore M&A, other opportunities for enhancing shareholder value Casino and hospitality giant Caesars Entertainment Corp. announced today the appointment of Anthony Rodio as its new Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Rodio will replace the company’s outgoing CEO Mark Frissora. The casino operator also said ...

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Florida Senate President “Encouraged” by Progress of Gambling Deal Negotiations

Friday, April 12, 2019

Florida Senate President Bill Galvano said earlier this week he is “encouraged” by the progress of talks between the state Legislature and the Seminole Tribe on a new gambling deal Sen. Wilton Simpson has been tapped as the lead negotiator in the ongoing discussions with tribal officials. The legislator is slated to replace Mr. Galvano ...

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Ladbrokes Coral to Shutter Tel Aviv Office

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Ladbrokes Coral is set to close its Tel Aviv office by the end of the year, putting around 140 marketing, tech, and other jobs at risk Ladbrokes Coral is putting up the shutters of its Tel Aviv office, a spokesperson for the gambling operator’s parent company GVC Holdings told the Calcalist Tech earlier this week. ...

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Casino Gambling Could Come to Arkansas on April 1

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Oaklawn and Southland are expected to go live with full-blown casino gaming on April 1 as part of a gambling expansion push in Arkansas Gambling could soon expand in Arkansas as two state race tracks are expected to go live with full-scale casino offering on April 1. A meeting of the state Racing Commission taking ...

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Breaking: Remote Gambling Bill Passes Dutch Senate

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Dutch Senate passes Remote Gambling Bill, online gambling licensing process expected to begin in mid-2020 Three and a half years after the lower house of the Dutch Parliament passed the Remote Gambling Bill, the piece of legislation survived through a Senate vote that took place minutes ago. The Netherlands will now move to re-organize its ...

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Maryland Explores Loopholes to Legalize Sports Betting Without Referendum

Friday, January 18, 2019

Maryland is exploring ways to fast-track sports betting without a statewide referendum as more states are expected to jump on the wagering bandwagon this year Maryland lawmakers have rekindled the sports betting legalization debate just days after the beginning of the 2019 legislative session and are looking for faster ways to pass a legislation authorizing ...

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New Casinos Should Be Located Near State Border, Illinois Governor Says

Monday, January 14, 2019

The incoming Governor of Illinois believes expanded gambling could help the state mend an ailing budget and fund a capital bill J.B. Pritzker, who is taking take an oath as the 43rd Governor of Illinois today, said during a Sunday interview for the Belleville News-Democrat that new casinos and expanded gaming could help the state ...

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Two Virginia Lawmakers Launch 2019 Casino Legalization Effort

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Two Virginia lawmakers launched a fresh push for the legalization of casino gambling in the state yesterday when this year’s legislative session convened Delegate Israel O’Quinn and Senator Bill Carrico will be leading this year’s effort for bringing casinos on the territory of Virginia. The two lawmakers filed yesterday companion bills in their respective houses, ...

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MGM Springfield Casino Resort Draws 1 Million Visitors in First 40 Days

Friday, December 21, 2018

MGM Springfield welcomes 1 million visitors in first weeks, state gaming regulator praises the resort’s effort to prevent minors from entering the casino floor MGM Springfield welcomed 1 million visitors during its first forty days of operation, property officials told the Massachusetts Gaming Commission during a Thursday meeting. The hotel and casino complex opened doors ...

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Online Casino Operator L&L Europe Receives Swedish Gambling License

Monday, December 17, 2018

Lotteriinspektionen issues five more gambling licenses ahead of the reorganization of the Swedish gambling market The Swedish gambling authority, Lotteriinspektionen, has given the nod to five more gambling companies to operate in Sweden’s reorganized gambling market, the regulator itself said in a statement from earlier today. The Scandinavian country’s new gambling law is set to ...

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