William Hill Still Targets US Sports Betting Expansion Despite Annual Loss

William Hill Still Targets US Sports Betting Expansion Despite Annual Loss

William Hill, the second-largest bookmaker in the UK, have swung to an annual loss after slashing its Australian assets’ value, but it it still keeps its eyes on future investments in America. The British bookmaker is aimed to take advantage of the expected removal of the sports betting ban in case that the US Supreme Court rules in favour of New Jersey in the state’s sports betting case. Currently, the Supreme Court of the US is considering whether to thoroughly remove the sports betting ban imposed by the Professional and…

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The Star Casino to Receive Replacement for Accidentally Destroyed Player Cheques Worth AU$7 Million

The Star Casino to Receive Replacement for Accidentally Destroyed Player Cheques Worth AU$7 Million

The Star Casino in Sydney confessed in the New South Wales Supreme Court that it had accidentally shredded the cheques deposited by the Macau-based player Wai Chong Wong. As reported by The Daily Mail, the admittance was made by the casino after rumours have emerged that two cheques which total value amounted to AU$7 million were lost or destroyed. The multi-million-dollar cheques were lodged by the high-roller as a security. Sydney’s Star Casino was provided with two cheques, the first one for AU$5 million and the second one for AU$2…

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UKGC Imposes £6.2-Million Fine to William Hill for Money Laundering and Customer Protection Failures

UKGC Imposes £6.2-Million Fine to William Hill for Money Laundering and Customer Protection Failures

Today, the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) revealed that the British bookmaker William Hill has been imposed a penalty package amounting to at least £6.2 million for its senior management systemic failure to provide high-quality customer protection and to prevent money laundering. The key gambling regulatory body in the UK has conducted an investigation, which results revealed that William Hill Group violated regulations related to social responsibility requirements and anti-money laundering rules in the period from November 2014 and August 2016. As the UK Gambling Commission shared, the senior management team…

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Playtech Faces Hard Time amid Pending Gambling Regulatory Crackdown

Playtech Faces Hard Time amid Pending Gambling Regulatory Crackdown

The Isle of Man-based gambling software development company Playtech is having some hard time amid an increasing global scrutiny, with more regulators across the world aimed to impose stricter measures on the industry. For some time now, global gambling regulatory bodies are preparing for a crackdown that is supposed to prevent players from becoming problem gamblers and to help the existing ones to deal with the possible negative consequence related to gambling. In the UK, for example, the gambling regulators have consolidated their efforts in reducing gambling-related harm so that…

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Letou Under Fire for Gambling Promotions That Could Target Children

Letou Under Fire for Gambling Promotions That Could Target Children

Letou Sports Betting & Online Casino, which is the shirt sponsor of Swansea City, has been investigated for using cartoons in their casino games’ promotional campaigns. The investigation has been started after the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) received a complaint from the Campaign for Fairer Gambling, claiming that Letou’s advertising campaign could encourage children to gamble. Representatives of the Campaign for Fairer Gambling reached the advertising regulatory authority, calling it to remove the operator’s commercials for games which were likely to be found attractive to young individuals under the age…

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Britbet to End Tote’s Hegemony of British Racecourse Pool Betting

Britbet to End Tote’s Hegemony of British Racecourse Pool Betting

It seems that the dominance of The Tote in pool betting services offered in the UK is soon to be brought to an end. The majority of racecourses in the country have joined forces to create a service that would serve as a successor to The Tote, formerly known as the Horserace Totalisator Board, which seven-year license is set to end on July 12th. The pool betting service that is expected to replace The Tote’s services on most UK racecourses is called Britbet and will officially start in the middle…

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Mr Green Rolls Out New Responsible Gambling Tool to Track Players at Risk

Mr Green Rolls Out New Responsible Gambling Tool to Track Players at Risk

The Chief Executive Officer of online gambling company Mr Green, Per Norman, revealed that the operator remains committed to responsible gambling with the introduction of its Green Gaming Predictive Tool. Customer protection and responsible gambling have been among the paramount priorities set by various gambling regulatory authorities across Europe have shared concerns about the increased number of customers who have been affected by gambling-related harm. The roll-out of Mr. Greens’ new tool comes at a moment when up to 6.9 million European citizens take part in online gaming on a…

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Sky Bet CEO Calls for New Industry-Wide Measures to Tackle Gambling-Related Harm

Sky Bet CEO Calls for New Industry-Wide Measures to Tackle Gambling-Related Harm

The Chief Executive Officer of Sky Bet – Richard Flint – has shared an opinion that the local betting industry needs to pay more attention to both the public and its opponents and raise its awareness of its existing issues related to problem gambling. Mr. Flint took part in the ICE Totally Gaming show in London, where he gave a speech, unveiling a four-point plan that could be adopted by the wider industry in order for gambling-related harm to be reduced. Sky Bet’s CEO further explained that the industry needs…

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Crown Resorts Sees Allegations in Misleading Players Overruled by Federal Judge

Crown Resorts Sees Allegations in Misleading Players Overruled by Federal Judge

Earlier today, an Australian court found that casino and gambling behemoth Crown Resorts Ltd did not mislead players about their prospects of winning a cash prize, dismissing a notable case filed against the company by a former gambling addict. Shonica Guy, represented by the Maurice Blackburn law firm, claimed that the operator’s poker machines had given players unrealistic expectations about their chances of winning. The claims of Ms. Guy were especially aimed at pokie machine called “Dolphin Treasure” were denied by both the casino operator and the manufacturer of the…

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Betting Firms Could Face Stricter Gambling Advertising Rules Following UKGC Consultation

Betting Firms Could Face Stricter Gambling Advertising Rules Following UKGC Consultation

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has invited gambling operators, industry stakeholders, customers and members of the public to share their opinion on the proposed amendments to regulatory rules related to gambling advertising and marketing, unfair terms and complaints. The regulator has rolled out a consultation on the above-mentioned proposed changes, since gambling advertising has become not only a matter of great interest, but also a controversial subject. The major gambling regulatory body of the UK is seeking new prerogatives that would provide it with the right to impose fines on…

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