United Kingdom

Survey finds support for the legalization of casinos in Northern Ireland


Friday, September 25, 2020

In Northern Ireland and a local government poll has reportedly found ‘strong support’ for the establishment of an independent gambling regulator in addition to considerable backing for a proposal that would see land-based casinos legalized. According to a Thursday report from the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), the survey carried out by the devolved Department ...

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Betting and Gaming Council unveils new online code of conduct


Friday, September 25, 2020

In the United Kingdom and the Betting and Gaming Council has announced the premiere of a new code of conduct for the design of online casino games that it believes will help to improve player safety and tackle issues surrounding problem gambling. The London-headquartered organization represents approximately 90% of gaming, sportsbetting, casino and bingo ...

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United Kingdom to debut coronavirus-induced Job Support Scheme


Thursday, September 24, 2020

In the United Kingdom and the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak (pictured), has unveiled a new program that is aiming to prevent any large-scale job losses in the wake of the nation’s recent partial return to coronavirus-related lockdown. According to a report from the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), the Job Support Scheme was ...

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Betting and Gaming Council criticizes 10pm casino closing decision


Wednesday, September 23, 2020

In the United Kingdom and yesterday’s decision by Prime Minister Boris Johnson to include casinos on the list of venues that must now shut by 10pm owing to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has prompted a dire warning from the Betting and Gaming Council. Representing approximately 90% of the United Kingdom’s gaming, sportsbetting, casino and ...

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Tom Horn Gaming bolsters UK presence via new deal with LottoGo


Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Malta-based casino software supplier Tom Horn Gaming has gone live with another UK brand after joining forces with the island nation’s favorite lottery betting provider and Annexio Limited flagship brand, LottoGo. Under the terms of the deal, the omni-channel software supplier’s igaming portfolio, including fan-favorites such as Diamond Hill or the classic fruits title, 243 ...

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iSoftBet fully launches its new Western Gold Megaways video slot


Saturday, September 19, 2020

A little over a month after launching its Macau High Roller video slot and British online casino games and software developer iSoftBet has now returned to announce the full premiere of its new six-reel Western Gold Megaways innovation. The London-headquartered firm used an official Wednesday press release to detail that its latest five-row video ...

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British iGaming revenues hit by re-opening of land-based retail betting shops


Saturday, September 19, 2020

In the United Kingdom and the Gambling Commission regulator has announced that the amount of money spent by domestic online gamblers in July fell by 4% when compared with the previous month to slightly above £459.1 million ($593.7 million). The body used an official Thursday press release to explain that the decline came in ...

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William Hill US records successful DC sportsbook premiere


Friday, September 18, 2020

The William Hill US subsidiary of British sportsbetting giant William Hill reportedly recorded aggregated stake worth approximately $9.1 million from its first full month of operation within the United States’ small District of Columbia (DC) jurisdiction. According to a short report from iGamingBusiness.com, the subordinate premiered a temporary sportsbetting facility within the federal city’s ...

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Betting and Gaming Council warns 10pm COVID-19 curfew will negatively impact casino employees


Thursday, September 17, 2020

Central government officials as well as local authorities in the UK are considering a 10pm curfew to try and slow the spread of COVID-19. A curfew would force many businesses to close their doors. The Betting and Gaming Council has warned that if the curfew is put in place, thousands of employees in the ...

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Barclays introduces 72-hour ‘cooling off’ tool for gambling transactions


Monday, September 14, 2020

In the United Kingdom and Barclays has announced the impending launch of a new 72-hour blocking tool that has been designed to give customers ‘additional control over their spending on gambling sites.’ The London-headquartered bank used an official Friday press release to declare that the first-of-its-kind facility is set to be rolled out ‘over ...

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Ronald Perelman agrees sale of 39% stake in Scientific Games Corporation


Monday, September 14, 2020

American billionaire businessman Ronald Perelman (pictured) has reportedly agreed a deal that will see him offload his entire 39% stake in gaming machines behemoth Scientific Games Corporation to Australian investments firm Caledonia. According to a report from the Bloomberg news service, the 77-year-old is responsible for the large shareholding through his MacAndrews and Forbes ...

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William Hill US inks pioneering CBS Sports Digital alliance


Thursday, September 10, 2020

The William Hill US subsidiary of British bookmaking giant William Hill has announced the signing of a deal that is to see it supply the CBS Sports Digital arm of American media conglomerate ViacomCBS Incorporated with a wide range of content and educational tools. The Las Vegas-headquartered subordinate used an official Wednesday press release ...

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Is the New UK Gambling Regulation Hurting this Country’s Market?


Wednesday, September 9, 2020

The United Kingdom’s gambling industry has been hit with numerous scandals in the past year and a half. Incident after incident of money laundering, predatory advertisement, and other infractions have forced the United Kingdom’s Gambling Commission to kick things into gear and come up with a new gambling policy. However, critics of this move ...

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BoyleSports boosts Northern Ireland estate following HughesBet acquisitions


Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Privately-owned Irish bookmaker BoyleSports has reportedly announced the signing of an agreement that has seen it purchase six Northern Ireland retail sportsbetting locations owned by local rival HughesBet. According to a report from G3Newswire, the Dundalk-headquartered firm declared that the arrangement has given it ‘almost everything’ previously run by the seven-strong chain from bookmaker ...

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Betfred loses out on Phumelela Gaming and Leisure Limited purchase


Friday, September 4, 2020

South African horseracing and tote betting operator Phumelela Gaming and Leisure Limited has reportedly turned down a rescue deal that was to have seen giant British bookmaker Betfred purchase its entire business for approximately $55.6 million. According to a short report from Gambling Insider, the Johannesburg-headquartered firm has instead opted to accept an earlier ...

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William Hill completes acquisition of American rival CG Technology


Thursday, September 3, 2020

British bookmaker William Hill has reportedly announced that its American subsidiary has completed its planned purchase of local rival CG Technology and is now looking to rapidly incorporate the acquisition’s setup into its own already extensive operation. According to a Tuesday report from the Bloomberg news service, the London-listed operator’s William Hill US subordinate ...

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Gambling Commission initiates National Lottery license tender


Monday, August 31, 2020

In the United Kingdom and the Gambling Commission regulator has announced the launch of the process that is to formally decide who will be granted the next ten-year license to operate the country’s National Lottery. The organization used an official Friday press release to declare that it is now inviting ‘interested parties’ to enter ...

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Blueprint Gaming takes players on a magic carpet ride in its latest slot release Genie Jackpots Wishmaker


Sunday, August 30, 2020

UK based game studio Blueprint Gaming has brought back one of the most popular characters in its slots portfolio with the release of Genie Jackpots Wishmaker. In what is his fourth magical adventure, the iconic genie character has dusted off his lamp in his return to the reels and is ready to reward lucky players ...

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New Recovery Plan for British horseracing presents “unified approach”


Wednesday, August 26, 2020

In the United Kingdom, leading horse racing bodies have agreed on a recovery plan for British racing that seeks to restore revenues and racing activities that have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Published on August 25, 2020, the British Horseracing Authority (BHA), Racecourse Association (RCA), and The Horsemen’s Group’s “A Recovery Plan for ...

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Blueprint Gaming Limited rolls out Deal or No Deal Lightning Spins video slot


Wednesday, August 19, 2020

British online casino games developer Blueprint Gaming Limited has announced the launch of its latest video slot themed around the iconic Deal or No Deal television gameshow in the five-reel and 20-payline Deal or No Deal Lightning Spins. The Newark-headquartered innovator used an official Thursday press release published by European Gaming Media and Events ...

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Red Tiger boosts UK presence via new online casino partner 32Red


Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Leading casino games developer Red Tiger Gaming has put pen to paper for the third time this month, adding popular online casino brand 32Red to its growing list of partners. Under the terms of the deal, the NetEnt subsidiary will supply the UK-facing operator with its entire HTML5 catalog, including classics such as Dynamite ...

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