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Australia – Star’s international VIP segment falls 49 per cent but domestic pulls through

Australian casino operator Star Entertainment saw spend from its foreign VIP players fall by 49 per cent at The Star casino in Sydney as China’s economy slows and trade tensions with the United States prompts cautious spending on its gaming floor. Turnover from international VIPs gamblers across The Star's casinos fell 33 per cent in the six months to December 31 to $20.7bn. Star Chief Executive Matt Bekier said there had been an ...

US – Caesars to ‘comprehensively assess’ Icahn’s push to sell

Caesars Entertainment has said it has held talks with investor Carl Icahn who has advised it should. Having disclosed a 9.78 per cent stake in the US ...

Brazil – Governor of Minas Gerais wants casinos in his State

Brazilian businessman and Governor of the state of Minas Gerais, Romeu Zema has come out in support of integrated resort casinos in the state. Talking ...

China – Melco reports best ever EBIDTA in fourth quarter

Melco Resorts & Entertainment has reported its bets ever adjusted property EBITDA of $425m which has increased 25 per cent year-on-year, on revenue growth ...

Finland – Veikkaus predicts drop in slot revenue of €100 to €150m following compulsory identification

Finland’s stare-owned operator Veikkaus is predicting that revenues from its slot machines will fall by between €100 to150m a year, following the ...
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Germany – Merkur Gaming appoints Matjaz Petek

Merkur Gaming has appointed Matjaz Petek as its new Senior Sales Manager International for markets in southern and eastern Europe. “We are delighted to welcome Matjaz Petek, whose extensive market and product know-how will continue to drive the success of Merkur Gaming in southern and eastern Europe,” said Athanasios “Sakis” Isaakidis, Chief Executive International and Head of Product Management at Merkur Gaming. “Matjaz Petek knows the gaming industry inside and out ...

US – PointsBet and Topgolf bring sports betting experience to New Jersey

Top-tier sportsbook operator PointsBet has entered into a new partnership with global sports and entertainment leader Topgolf as the company embraces the recently legalised US sports betting market. PointsBet will be the exclusive sports betting partner for Topgolf in New Jersey, including the Edison and newly opened Mt. Laurel locations. PointsBet’s partnership with Topgolf ...

UK – Ascot Racecourse awards media rights to SIS and At The Races

Ascot Racecourse has confirmed two new international media rights deals which allow the respective parties the exclusive right to show live racing coverage, for betting purposes as well as into Licensed Betting Offices within their territories. At The Races (ATR) has been awarded international pari-mutuel betting rights across the world, excluding the UK, Hong Kong, Macau, ...
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Legislation

US – Kentucky House Committee approves sports betting bill

Kentucky, a state with a long tradition of betting on horse races as well as a state-run lottery, has seen a bill passed to regulate sports betting in its House Committee. It will now be presented in the full House, where it will need 60 out ...

UK – UK Gambling Commission welcomes RGSB advice on new national strategy

The Gambling Commission has welcomed advice from the Responsible Gambling Strategy Board on the new National Strategy to reduce gambling harms which is to be published by the Commission in April. As expert independent advisors to the ...

The Netherlands – Dutch Senate adopts Remote Gambling Bill

The Dutch Senate has voted to adopt the Remote Gambling Bill with the passage of the bill ending the long overdue wait for a modern gaming legislation in ...

Guatemala – Israeli investment could be key to new casino market in Guatemala

The Government of Guatemala has revealed that there is growing interest amongst Israeli businesses to invest in the gaming industry. The Israeli investors ...
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Interactive

Norway – EGBA calls for policy rethink as Norway blocks online payments

The Norwegian Gaming Authority has banned payment transactions with six gambling companies, which it says are operating 'illegally' within its territory. Legislation in Norway allows for only two state-run companies to offer gambling. Norsk Tipping operates sports betting and casino games whilst Norsk Rikstoto provides race betting services. The Norwegian Gaming Authority; Lotteri-og stiftelsestilsynet has ordered local banks to block all payments to and from ...

Asia – BetConstruct to integrate SA Gaming’s slots

BetConstruct has announced a new strategic partnership with SA Gaming, an online entertainment platform provider in Asia. As a result of the agreement, SA Gaming’s various slots and live casino solutions will be integrated into BetConstruct’s ...

UK – Authentic Gaming’s roulette streams now live on Rank’s sites

Players at Rank Gaming’s Grosvenor Casino and Mecca Bingo online sites will now be able to play roulette from Authentic Gaming’s Live Arena Studio as well as from streams from some of the world’s most famous casino venues, including Foxwoods ...

Sweden – Oryx Gaming integrates titles with Mr Green

Oryx Gaming, a Bragg Gaming Group company, has gone live with Mr Green and has integrated its world-renowned casino titles onto the platform. The start ...

UK – BF Games goes live with 1XBet

BeeFee has taken its full portfolio of games live with 1XBet. The completed integration sees all BF Games being made available for 1XBet’s customers, ...
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