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Philippines – Kazuo Okada ‘cleared’ of perjury and fraud in the Philippines

A Parañaque City prosecutor has absolved former Universal owner Kazuo Okada for any wrongdoing in the fraud case brought against him by Philippine casino operator Tiger Resort Leisure and Entertainment, a subsidiary of Universal, the company ...

Latin America – Uruguay helps drive Enjoy to year-on-year growth

Leading Latin American gaming and resort company Enjoy has reported that revenues as of March 31, 2018 reached CLP$89,343m (USD 142m), representing a year on year increase of 3.6 per cent, mainly driven by its operations in Enjoy Punta del ...

Malaysia – Malaysia and Singapore show impressive growth for Genting

Gross Gaming Revenue at Malaysia’s Resorts World Genting (RWG) has increased by 19 per cent, reaching RM1.6bn in the first quarter of 2018, according to its owners Genting. The operator has also seen impressive gains at its Resorts World ...

Spain – Merkur expands in Madrid and Prague

The Gauselmann Group has opened a new gaming venue in Madrid via its operating subsidiary Casino Merkur International. The company is already well represented in Spain on the Spanish island of Mallorca where Casino Merkur International ...
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Austria – GLI names Alexander Haberl Regulatory Development Manager

Gaming Laboratories International (GLI) has appointed the former Managing Director of BMM Testlabs in Europe Alexander Haberl as its new Regulatory Development Manager. The appointment follows the news that GLI is opening a second office in Austria. The newest office will complement its existing Graz laboratory to better serve the needs of ...

Peru – Novomatic showing Latin American firsts at Peru Gaming Show

A new range of cutting-edge Novomatic gaming equipment for international casino markets was launched in 2018 and will now be previewed in Latin America for ...

US – IGT already in shape for North America’s sports betting revolution

With revenue up across all its business divisions, International Game Technology looks in good shape as it positions itself for a new era in sports betting ...

US – Ruidoso Downs Race Track selects Aristocrat for its remodel

Ruidoso Downs Race Track & Casino in Ruidoso, N.M. has leveraged its existing partnership with Aristocrat to upgrade its Oasis 360 casino management system ...

US – GLI accredited by the A2LA

Gaming Laboratories International’s (GLI) laboratories in Lakewood, New Jersey, Las Vegas, Nevada, Vancouver, British Columbia, and Wheat Ridge, Colorado ...
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Legislation

Malta – Malta Gaming Authority to launch a Unified Self-Exclusion System for its Remote Gaming licensees

Following the recent upgrade of the unified self-exclusion system for land-based operators, the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) is set to embark on another ambitious project which will lead to the implementation of a unified self-exclusion system ...

Belgium – Hourly loss set at €12.5 for Belgium’s virtual sports

Having introduced virtual sports to the Belgian betting community six years ago, British-based operator Ladbrokes Coral will now be allowed to offer the best again. This month saw the publication of a royal decree which classifies these bets ...

Australia – Lottoland claims government campaign is funded by Tatts

Lottoland Australia has called on the Federal Government to abandon legislation banning lottery betting following revelations the NSW gaming regulator is probing a $5m anti-Lottoland campaign funded by Tatts Group. The NSW Liquor & Gaming ...

Puerto Rico – Senator presents bill to expand sports betting in Puerto Rico

Senator José Nadal Powers has put forward a resolution in the Senate that would allow for sports betting in Puerto Rico. The senator has presented Senate Resolution 756 to the Finance Committee, the Senate Government and Federal Affairs ...
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Sweden – Cherry’s CEO arrested for insider trading

Swedish online operator Cherry’s Chief Executive Anders Holmgren has been arrested on suspicion of insider trading. The Swedish Economic Crime Authority visited Cherry’s head office having carried out an investigation into suspicious share trading by Mr. Holmgren. He stands accused of gross executive misconduct with regards to purchasing around SEK 12m (€1m) in company shares and issuing a November profit warning before Cherry surpassed ...

UK – FunFair’s blockchain casino platform enters closed beta in industry first

FunFair Technologies, the leading decentralised B2B casino platform, has launched its closed beta on Mainnet, the first blockchain-based casino to reach ...

Romania – BetConstruct receives Romanian Class II Licence for Retail Solutions

BetConstruct has had its Retail Solutions licensed by the Romanian National Gambling Office to operate within the territory of Romania. Granted by the ...

Latvia – Rebranded Mr Green buys Latvia’s third biggest iGaming operator 11.lv

Swedish online operator Mr Green, who has announced a rebranding to MRG, has signed an agreement to acquire a majority of the Latvian gaming operator ...

Norway – IGT signs contract with Norsk Tipping to provide new online bingo solution

IGT Global Services has signed a contract with Norsk Tipping to provide its new online Bingo solution and related services. Norsk Tipping, Norway's ...

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