EAG International to Kick Off in London’s ExCel Centre on January 17th

EAG International to Kick Off in London’s ExCel Centre on January 17th

EAG International and the Visitor Attraction Expo is to start in a little more than a week. The Expo, which is to kick off on January 17th, will be hosted at the ExCel London Exhibition Centre and is expected to be visited by thousands of people. The event is considered as one of the largest and most significant events in the leisure, entertainment and visitor attractions sectors, engaging a great number of both exhibitors and visitors on a yearly basis. More than 150 international manufacturers working in the entertainment and…

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BetConstruct Becomes Lead Partner for 2017 Global Gaming Awards

BetConstruct Becomes Lead Partner for 2017 Global Gaming Awards

The Global Gaming Awards officially presented the UK-based online betting and gaming software developer and provider BetConstruct as its lead partner for 2017. The Chief Executive Officer of BetConstruct Vahe Baloulian confirmed of the partnership with the Global Gaming Awards. He explained that the company has managed to walk a long way to become one of the leading forces in the gaming industry not only in the UK, but also worldwide. According to Mr. Baloulian, BetConstruct had expanded to push the boundaries in the business and defying the status quo.…

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Gamesman Celebrates Two Decades of Experience at 2017 ICE Totally Gaming

Gamesman Celebrates Two Decades of Experience at 2017 ICE Totally Gaming

The UK-based manufacturer of gaming systems and equipment Gamesman revealed it will celebrate twenty years of experience in innovations development at its 20th consecutive appearance at 2017 ICE Totally Gaming conference which is to take place in February. The Sales Director of Gamesman Martin Rigby shared that all key developments of the company had been presented at the ICE Totally Gaming event. He reminded that the official presentation of Gamesman was made exactly at the ICE. Mr. Rigby also said that the company’s acquisition by the Esterline Corporation was first…

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William Hill to Focus on Centrebet Brand Presence in Australia

William Hill to Focus on Centrebet Brand Presence in Australia

The Australian division of the leading UK bookmaker William Hill has revealed that it has decided to bring a new life to its inactive brand Centrebet. The Chief Executive Officer of William Hill Australia Tom Waterhouse described Centrebet as the only option for all customers who would like to get the best price for their bets. He also said that the brand’s website was the only place where professionals could get big wagers. The Centrebet brand was acquired by William Hill Australia in 2013 as part of its acquisition of…

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Michael Dugher Criticises UK Government for Tighter FOBTs Measures

Michael Dugher Criticises UK Government for Tighter FOBTs Measures

The ex shadow culture secretary Michael Dugher criticised the UK Government, and more specifically the country’s Prime Minister Theresa May, for recently imposing stricter measures on retail bookmakers. This is not the first time the Government faces such criticism, as it has been accused in being unfair in its crackdown to fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs), while at the same time ignoring quite identical problems related to the National Lottery. Mr. Dugher said he embraced the Government’s decision to review the country’s gambling industry, but also shared that local betting outlets…

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ICE Totally Gaming Organisers Increase Conference’s Net Gaming Space by 5%

ICE Totally Gaming Organisers Increase Conference’s Net Gaming Space by 5%

The largest independent event organising company in the UK Clarion Events that is organising the 2017 ICE Totally Gaming event confirmed that it increased the total net space of the conference by 5%. As the organisers revealed, this year’s ICE is to be hosted to 40,925 sqm in comparison to 38,980 sqm in 2016. The event organisers from Clarion Events revealed that the 5% increase of 1,945 sqm of net space would force all professional gaming companies that plan their annual participation at the ICE Totally Gaming conference to allocate…

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UKGC Explains Expected Online Gambling License Fee Increase

UKGC Explains Expected Online Gambling License Fee Increase

An explanatory sheet has been released by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) on the matters related with the proposals for gambling commission fees from April 2017. In 2016, there were some changes proposed in the annual fee structure, which were expected to have a negative impact on a number of online gambling operators. The latter are expected to be affected by larger costs compared with previous years, but there are also many companies who are expected to face a massive reduction in their costs thanks to the new annual fee…

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Top UK Gambling Merger and Acquisition Stories of 2016

Top UK Gambling Merger and Acquisition Stories of 2016

An important year for the UK gambling industry is coming to a close. A year that saw six of the local market’s leaders tie-up in multi-billion merger and acquisition deals, the beginning of what could grow into a massive crackdown on fixed-odds betting terminals, and online gambling cement its position as the leading industry sector. Stiff regulations, new tax regimes, technological innovation, increased costs, and ever-growing competition have necessitated unprecedented merger and acquisition activity over the past several years. With the Government gearing up for a new clampdown on the…

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Scotbet Chairman Considers Further Regulation Bad for Gambling Industry

Scotbet Chairman Considers Further Regulation Bad for Gambling Industry

Further regulation may prove to be detrimental to the UK gambling industry, according to John Heaton, Chairman of Scottish independent bookmaker Scotbet. Mr. Heaton wrote in an opinion piece for The Scotsman that stricter regulatory measures, increasing costs, and competition have already taken their toll and will further affect the industry in near future. Over 300 betting shops across the UK faced closure over a two-year period, including ones located in Scotland. Mr. Heaton pointed out that Scotbet had to shutter over 25 retail facilities over the past several years,…

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Irish Ministers Look to Speed Up Gambling Control Bill Progress

Irish Ministers Look to Speed Up Gambling Control Bill Progress

Irish media has spread the word that the country’s Department of Justice has shown solid indications that it will progress a Gambling Control Bill, introduced back in 2013, through the government at the earliest possible opportunity. It was in 2011 when Irish lawmakers first announced plans to modernise the country’s obsolete gambling laws and to do that as quickly as possible. It then took almost two years for the above-mentioned Gambling Control Bill to be introduced by Alan Shatter, the then-Minister for Justice and Equality of the Republic of Ireland.…

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