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Belgium – Kindred moves into land-based casinos as Rank exits Belgium

Kindred has signed an agreement to acquire Blankenberge Casino-Kursaal (Blancas) NV, which operates Casino Blankeberge in Belgium, from The Rank Group at a valuation of £25m on a cash free and debt free basis. The Rank Group chief executive John O'Reilly said the sale secures the next chapter for a great venue in Belgium: "As a standalone casino, the business was non-core to Rank's international growth plans and the £25m sale proceeds supports the group's liquidity ...

US – Gaming and Leisure Properties buys Dover Downs and Tropicana Evansville

Gaming and Leisure Properties has entered into definitive agreements to acquire the real property assets of Dover Downs Hotel & Casino from Twin River Worldwide Holdings, and to re-acquire the real property assets of Tropicana Evansville from Caesars Entertainment, after the substitution right related to the property was triggered. Pursuant to the Tropicana Evansville agreement, ...

Philippines – PAGCOR still in profit but revenues down 60 per cent in Q3

PAGCOR, the Philippines gaming regulator and casino operator, said it generated Php22.33bn (US$461.1m) during the first nine months of 2020, meaning COVID-19 wiped 60 per cent off the Php55.77bn (US$1.09bn) it generated from gaming last year. The company actually recorded a profit Php137.2m (US$2.8m) although that was a substantial reduction on the profit generated in 2019 of ...
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US – Intralot secures extension of coin-op deal with the Georgia Lottery Corporation

Intralot has signed a contract extension through 2029 to continue its six-year partnership with the Georgia Lottery Corporation providing advanced services for the operation of its COAM (Coin Operated Amusement Machines) project. INTRALOT Group CEO, Dr. Chris Dimitriadis said: “I would like to thank the Georgia Lottery Corporation for our ...

UK – NatWest introduces 48-hour delay gambling block for debit cards

Following on from last year's NatWest partnership with gambling charity GamCare, the bank has now extended its block on credit cards to debit cards, ...

UK – BoyleSports extends agreement with Playtech until 2025

Playtech has announced the extension of its long-term agreement with BoyleSports for another five years. The agreement will see Playtech extend its ...

Germany – Gaming in Germany opening conference welcomes over 150 participants

Despite the difficult circumstances caused by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the Gaming in Germany opening conference that took place last week exceeded ...

US – Robert McMonigle and David Orrick honoured as recipients of AGEM Memorial Awards

The Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers (AGEM) announced today that the late Robert “Bob” McMonigle has been selected as the recipient of the ...
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UK – Gala Spins advert ruled ‘irresponsible’ by Advertising Standards Authority

A paid-for Facebook post by Gala Spins, seen on 12 August, featuring a caption which stated “IT’S A ROLLERCOASTER OF CUTENESS!”, has been ruled 'irresponsible' and 'likely to appeal to under-18s' by the Advertising Standards Authority. The ...

UK – Gambling Commission sanctions three online operators as part of enforcement drive

Three online gambling operators have been investigated by the Gambling Commission for social responsibility and money laundering failures as part of the Commission’s drive to raise standards through enforcement action. BGO Entertainment ...

Brazil – Casinos to fund social welfare programme?

Another pro-gambling bill has been put forward by a Brazilian lawmaker - this time in order to fund a new government backed welfare programme. Senator Angelo Coronel defended his bill PL 2,648 / 2019, which would allow casinos in both integrated ...

Brazil – Brazilian senators drumming up support for gaming legislation

Brazilian senators, including Senator Irajá and the President of the chamber, David Alcolumbre, have discussed their support for legalisation of the gambling industry with casino executives this week. Senator Angelo Coronel meanwhile has been ...
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US – Detroit Red Wings renew and expand BetMGM partnership

The Detroit Red Wings have renewed and expanded their strategic partnership with BetMGM, a market-leading sports betting and gaming platform joint venture between MGM Resorts International and GVC Holdings. "We're thrilled to expand our relationship with BetMGM," said Peter Kent, Detroit Red Wings Senior Vice President of Corporate ...

US – FanDuel replaces Caesars as sports betting partner of DC United

D.C. United and FanDuel have announced a multi-year partnership designating FanDuel the exclusive sports betting sponsor of D.C. United. The cornerstone ...

UK – iSoftBet appoints Lars Kollind as Head of Business Development

iSoftBet has appointed commercial and sales igaming executive Lars Kollind as its new Head of Business Development. Kollind has spent more than a decade ...

Switzerland – Wazdan set for Switzerland market debut

Wazdan has had 15 of its games certified for Switzerland as the company prepares to enter the online market. Included in the market-ready titles are recent ...

UK – Push Gaming signs content deal with Gamesys

Push Gaming has signed a partnership with Gamesys in a content deal which will take its entire suite of titles live with the operator’s roster of ...
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