GAMSTOP Reaches New Milestone of 250,000 Self-Excluded Players

GAMSTOP Reaches New Milestone of 250,000 Self-Excluded Players

The self-exclusion program in the UK, GAMSTOP, reported it has reached a new milestone, with 250,000 individuals registering with the program. This marked a great achievement for the initiative which is striving to reduce gambling-related harms among vulnerable individuals. According to GAMSTOP, the number of registrants has significantly increased this year, with 67,000 people signing up for the initiative in 2021. Meanwhile, the number of self-excluded users in 2020 was 51,000. The self-exclusion program is a significant part of GAMSTOP’s initiative to protect vulnerable players and ensure a safer gambling…

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Entain’s Australian Arm Neds Faces AU$26,690 Regulatory Fine for Offering Sign-Up Incentives to Attract New Players

Entain’s Australian Arm Neds Faces AU$26,690 Regulatory Fine for Offering Sign-Up Incentives to Attract New Players

The British gambling and sports betting giant Entain has faced a fine in the Northern Territory of Australia after being found to have violated the region’s gambling laws. It was the online sportsbook platform of the gambling giant – Neds – that was responsible for the violation of the regulatory rules in the Northern Territory, the local gambling watchdog said. As revealed by the Northern Territory Racing Commission, Entain became subject to a fine worth AU$26,690 for advertising sign-up bonuses to players that have just created their accounts. For the…

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Flutter Entertainment Considers Making Further Investments in Its Retail Assets

Flutter Entertainment Considers Making Further Investments in Its Retail Assets

The Ireland-based gambling and sports betting giant Flutter Entertainment has revealed that it could make further investment in its retail assets. In an interview with the Sunday Independent, Conor Grant, the CEO of the gambling company’s business in the UK and Ireland, shared that Flutter Entertainment would keep its support for its brick-and-mortar business, although the revenue of its Irish retail network was 27% lower in the quarter to the end of October than in the same period a year earlier. Mr Grant revealed that the gambling giant would make…

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William Hill to Cease Operations of Three European Online Casino Brands in January 2022

William Hill to Cease Operations of Three European Online Casino Brands in January 2022

The UK gambling and sports betting giant William Hill has revealed that it decided to cease operation of three of its online casino brands in Europe. Earlier this week, the British gambling group, which was taken over by the US casino, gambling and entertainment behemoth Caesars Entertainment in a £2.9-billion deal in April 2021, revealed that it will shutter the operations of its 21Nova, EuroGrand, and Casino Club brands. As shared by company officials, the decision came as part of the gambling conglomerate to streamline its online gambling operations in…

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BGO Entertainment Sells UK Customer Database Following Decision to Exit the Regulated UK Gambling Market

BGO Entertainment Sells UK Customer Database Following Decision to Exit the Regulated UK Gambling Market

The British online casino operator BGO Entertainment revealed it is selling its casino database in the UK. The move comes after the company saw its operating licence suspended by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) in October. After spending 9 active years in the UK market, the online gambling company is now exiting the country, with representatives of BGO Entertainment revealing that it no longer made sense for it to continue operating in a regulated market where fines were inconsistent with the size of the business. In an official statement, the…

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Lotto NZ to Look for New Instant Kiwi Scratch Tickets as Scientific Games Deal Close to an End

Lotto NZ to Look for New Instant Kiwi Scratch Tickets as Scientific Games Deal Close to an End

The New Zealand Lotteries Commission, also known as Lotto NZ, is seeking a new supplier of Instant Kiwi scratch tickets. It currently has a contract with Scientific Games but the deal will come to an end in the middle of 2022, so Lotto NZ is now trying to find another gambling company to ink a contract with. According to a recently unveiled tender, the New Zealand Lotteries Commission sells between 40 and 45 instant scratch games under the Instant Kiwi brand on an annual basis. The operator that organises, conducts…

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Televised Football Deal of Paddy Power and RTÉ Breaks Apart upon Upcoming Whistle-to-Whistle Gambling Advertising Ban in Ireland

Televised Football Deal of Paddy Power and RTÉ Breaks Apart upon Upcoming Whistle-to-Whistle Gambling Advertising Ban in Ireland

National television and radio broadcaster of Ireland – RTÉ – has appeared as the first group to be affected by the new advertising rules that are being rolled out in line with the changes in the country’s gambling regulations, as the local gambling giant Paddy Power has ended its sponsorship of live televised football events aired by the broadcaster. During the weekend, the betting firm, which is currently owned by Flutter Entertainment, officially confirmed that it had ceased its partnership with RTÉ. The announcement comes before the Irish Bookmakers Association…

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Crown Resorts Called for Opening Books to Blackstone Following Third Acquisition Bid from the US Company

Crown Resorts Called for Opening Books to Blackstone Following Third Acquisition Bid from the US Company

Crown Resorts is currently being urged to allow the US alternative investment management firm Blackstone Inc. to inspect its books hoping it will manage to convince the suitor to boost its latest offer to acquire the Australian gambling giant’s assets. A few days ago, it was revealed that Blackstone made a third takeover bid worth AU$8.46 billion for the casino company, following two previous acquisition attempts that got turned down as too low earlier in 2021. While the third takeover offer of Blackstone is being considered by Crown Resorts, it…

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UK Gambling Firm Entain Allegedly Pursues Takeover of Olympic Entertainment Group

UK Gambling Firm Entain Allegedly Pursues Takeover of Olympic Entertainment Group

Entain plc, the gambling giant behind the major betting brand Ladbrokes, is looking to expand its operations on the Baltic market, sources with knowledge of the subject revealed. The company plans to achieve this by taking over the Olympic Entertainment Group, one of the biggest gambling operators in the Baltic countries. The British gambling firm has allegedly proposed to purchase the Estonia-based operator for the generous amount of $1 billion. The Estonian betting firm operates a range of online gaming products and landbased casinos in the Baltic region, the sources…

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Tabcorp Receives Official Warning by the ACMA After Violating Online In-Play Betting Rules

Tabcorp Receives Official Warning by the ACMA After Violating Online In-Play Betting Rules

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has officially warned the largest gambling company in the country – Tabcorp Holdings Ltd – after findings that the operator has accepted 37 illegal online in-play bets on a US college basketball game. Online in-play betting is placing bets on a sporting event that has already started. Currently, such a kind of betting service is considered illegal in Australia under the Interactive Gambling Act 2001. The Australian Communications and Media Authority had received a complaint, so it investigated the sports betting company and…

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