Betting shop operators looking to expand on the streets of north London have a new enemy: councillor Nilgun Canver, Haringey’s cabinet member for enforcement and safer communities. Canver has...
The UK betting industry and the Gambling Commission continue to debate issues such as the standardisation of betting rules and the dangers of in-play betting. Cooperation between bookmakers and the...
After a legislative hold-up which has seen the abandonment of Government plans to authorise a regional casino to be built in Great Britain, and a delay of nearly a year in approving an additional 8...
Ladbrokes are showing remarkable confidence that the “facts will speak for themselves” when it comes to the two inquiries underway in the UK examining the effect of FOBTs on problem gambling.
As the exodus of Russia's casino operators begins in earnest ahead of the federal crackdown next summer, the former Soviet republics in central asia have been among the first to attract attention...
The UK’s Gambling Regulator has moved one step closer to the recommendation of a statutory levy for the UK industry.
A new report suggests public support for expanded gambling in Massachusetts remains high and may even be gaining ground, despite the landslide State House defeat of Gov. Deval Patrick's recent...
An official report prepared for France’s Prime Minister François Fillon suggests that any ‘controlled opening’ of France’s online gambling market must be accompanied by tough restrictions to shore...
Recently released quarterly statistics produced by the Gambling Commission show that participation in online gambling in the UK has not increased since 2006. But with doubts surrounding the...
Upon the judges’ specific invitation, participants at this week’s public European Court of Justice hearing on Bwin and the Portuguese Football League’s challenge to the betting monopoly held by...
Following the departure of the company’s CEO just weeks ago, Swedish monopoly gaming operator Svenska Spel has been affected by two more defections in its ranks. Two divisional managers resigned...
At yesterday’s public ECJ Grand Chamber hearing on Bwin’s and the Portuguese Football League’s challenge to the gambling monopoly held by Portugal’s Santa Casa da Misericórdia, the two parties...
Despite their earlier fears that only a handful of operators would apply for licences, the UK’s Gambling Commission now says that over 170 have applied for remote gaming licences. Meanwhile the...
A Harvard Medical School study into the habits of thousands of Bwin customers found that 5 percent of online casino players demonstrated signs of problematic gambling behaviour, compared with just...
Tax and regulatory changes have allowed for the explosive growth in the use of fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs) in UK betting shops over the past decade. But as FOBTs continue to cause some...
Svenska Spel’s Jesper Kärrbrink announced yesterday that he is to step down from his role as CEO of the company. The announcement comes less than three weeks after the appointment of a new chair to...

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