Redbet to Exit the UK Gambling Industry on October 27th for Unknown Reasons

Redbet to Exit the UK Gambling Industry on October 27th for Unknown Reasons

The gambling company Redbet, which operates under William Hill, revealed that it would cease its operations in the UK as of October 27th. The operator made an announcement that it is going to discontinue its UK-facing services on its website, saying that it would provide its local customers with a grace period to finalize pending bets, bonuses and withdrawals in their accounts. The gambling operator did not provide a reason for its decision to exit the UK. Even more, the announcement for the closure of its operations in the country…

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Entain to Transform Its European High-Street Betting Shops into Digital Gambling Hubs

Entain to Transform Its European High-Street Betting Shops into Digital Gambling Hubs

The gambling and sports betting operator Entain announced that it is aimed at organizing a retail makeover for its land-based operations in Europe by converting a number of key high-street betting shops into contemporary digital hubs. The move, which is set to start with the high-street betting outlets operating under the Ladbrokes, Coral and Eurobet brands in Italy and the UK, has been unveiled as part of Entain’s efforts to enhance its customers’ omni-channel experience. The conversion of the retail betting shops to digital hubs will then follow in other…

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Registrations on British Online Gambling Self-Exclusion Scheme GamStop Rises by 25% in 2021 H1

Registrations on British Online Gambling Self-Exclusion Scheme GamStop Rises by 25% in 2021 H1

GamStop, the UK’s national online gambling self-exclusion scheme, has revealed that the number of registrations on its platform rose by 25% year-on-year during the first six months of 2021. At the time when it published its bi-annual review, GamStop announced that a total of 40,000 individuals had been registered with its self-exclusion service during the first half of the year. The figure represented a dramatic 25% increase in the number of registrations on 2020 comparatives, with the overall number of people who registered with the British online gambling self-exclusion service…

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Crown Perth’s Former Cage Boss Faces Accusations of Turning a Blind Eye to Dodgy Casino Payments

Crown Perth’s Former Cage Boss Faces Accusations of Turning a Blind Eye to Dodgy Casino Payments

Earlier today, the former cage boss at Crown Perth faced grilling at the state’s Royal Commission into the gambling giant over his responsibilities to monitor, recognise and report dodgy online transactions at the time. David Brown occupied the position of general manager of cage and account at Crown Perth for 15 years, by September 2020. He took part in the September 28th hearing that was aimed at getting more evidence about a number of telegraphic payments into the Riverbank account of Crown Perth from 2013 to 2015. During his grilling…

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DraftKings Makes £16.4 Billion Bid to Acquire Entain’s Assets

DraftKings Makes £16.4 Billion Bid to Acquire Entain’s Assets

It was confirmed that DraftKings made a £16.4 billion ($22.4 billion) bid for acquiring the UK-based betting company Entain. This offer doubles the bid made by MGM earlier this year, with Entain declining the proposition of its joint venture partner. As the US sports betting market expands further, with more states legalizing this form of gambling, more operators are striving to learn from more experienced companies in well-developed foreign markets. The news for the DraftKings bid had Entain’s stock surge 11% on Wednesday, trading at £25. This brought the owner…

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Crown Perth Exposed for Keeping High-Roller Gaming Room Open During Lockdowns

Crown Perth Exposed for Keeping High-Roller Gaming Room Open During Lockdowns

Crown Perth did not cease the operation of its high-roller room during the lockdown period. This discovery is contradictory to the information provided by Crown to the ASX. What is more, the operation of Crown Perth’s Pearl Room during the lockdowns is in breach of the government rules in WA. The casino’s misconduct was revealed on Tuesday, during an investigation of the Perth Casino Royal Commission. The evidence for the high-roller room operating during the lockdowns was given by Melissa Smith, director of casino operations for gaming machines at Crown…

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Federal Group Disagrees with New Draft Gambling Legislation Rolled Out by the Tasmanian Government

Federal Group Disagrees with New Draft Gambling Legislation Rolled Out by the Tasmanian Government

The oldest family-run casino business in Australia has shared its disagreement with plans that will put its exclusive operating licence in the state of Tasmania to an end within 2 years, claiming that it has not been properly notified of the changes by the state government. The operator also claims that the Tasmanian Government has been forcing them into actions that it found to be “highly inappropriate”. According to the Federal Group’s submission to the Future Gaming Markets draft legislation, the earliest date for the casino gambling business to start…

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Crown Resorts to Require Proof of Covid-19 Vaccination from All Employees and Casino Patrons

Crown Resorts to Require Proof of Covid-19 Vaccination from All Employees and Casino Patrons

Crown Resorts has revealed that it decided to place a requirement for Covid-19 vaccination not only for its employees but potentially for its millions of customers. Earlier this week, the Australian gambling giant announced that it had to keep a more proactive position in terms of coronavirus vaccination as a response to an increase in the number of Covid-19 cases in the country. Steve McCann, CEO of Crown Resorts, confirmed that the patrons of its casino facilities in Melbourne, Sydney and Perth are now requested to provide proof of vaccination…

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NSW Gambling Watchdog to Investigate The Star Sydney’s Operations

NSW Gambling Watchdog to Investigate The Star Sydney’s Operations

The Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority (ILGA) of New South Wales (NSW) has announced that it is going to investigate the operations of The Star Sydney casino resort. The probe will be much like the scrutiny that is being currently faced by Crown Resorts, as it will investigate the compliance of the gambling company-owned casino with the Casino Control Act 1992 and the Casino Control Regulation 2019. The probe will also look into The Star Sydney’s compliance with the legal and licensing rules of the state of New South Wales.…

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Broadcasting Group Foxtel Breaches Gambling Advertising Rules, ACMA Reveals

Broadcasting Group Foxtel Breaches Gambling Advertising Rules, ACMA Reveals

Australian pay television and broadcasting company Foxtel was found to have breached local gambling advertising rules as it promoted a betting service and odds during a live match between Hawthorn and Geelong that took place as part of the Australian Football League (AFL) earlier in 2021. After an investigation held by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), the media regulatory body revealed that the pay TV and streaming company violated the code of practice regarding subscription broadcasts at a time when it ran a wagering partner’s commercial on Easter…

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