BRITAIN'S UPPER HOUSE TO VOTE ON HORSE RACING LEVY TODAY (Update)
29th March, 2017 at 19:48:16
Horse racing industry could benefit to the tune of GBP 30 million from changes that include online operators.
Britain's controversial horse racing levy on bookmaking firms will be in the news again tomorrow (Thursday) following a vote in the House of Lords tonight on a measure that could deliver another GBP 30 million to the industry by pulling in online sports betting operators.
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ATTEMPT TO STIFLE GAMBLING ADVERTS IN AUSTRALIA FAILS (Update)
29th March, 2017 at 19:48:16
Xenophon private member's bill rejected by Senate Estimates Committee.
Threats by Australian anti-gambling independent Senator Nick Xenophon to ban gambling advertisements during sports broadcasts came to nought today when his private member's bill was rejected by the Senate Estimates Committee, where the Coalition and Labor members recommended against the Xenophon reforms.
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ANOTHER FOBT RED FLAG FOR UK BOOKIES (Update)
23rd March, 2017 at 09:52:25
Fitch Ratings opines that staking limit cuts could benefit the online side of the industry.
British MP John Whittingdale's warning earlier this week that UK bookmakers should brace themselves for FOBT staking limit restrictions (see previous report) has been echoed by the respected Fitch Ratings organisation, which said in a statement Wednesday that retail betting shop operators like Ladbrokes and William Hill could be particularly hard hit if staking limits are drastically reduced.
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UK BOOKMAKERS ADVISED TO "BRACE YOURSELVES"
21st March, 2017 at 21:54:56
Government may be about to act on FOBTs, says MP.
British MP John Whittingdale, who formally held responsibility for gambling in the UK government, warned UK bookmakers to brace themselves for some bad news on FOBTs Tuesday whilst addressing the Association of British Bookmakers' annual meeting in London.
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RUSSIAN DUMA APPROVES LEVY ON BOOKMAKING FIRMS (Update)
21st March, 2017 at 11:24:11
Law requires bookmakers to pay 5 percent of revenues every quarter towards the development of sports.
The hammer has finally fallen on bookmakers operating in Russia, who have been warned that a new levy is about to impact their operating costs; on Monday the Russian Duma (parliament) approved legislation imposing a sports development levy of 5 percent of revenue on such companies, payable quarterly and with a stipulation that deductions should not be less than the rouble equivalent of US$260,723 per quarter.
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MINTBET GOES LIVE WITH FSB TECHNOLOGY
20th March, 2017 at 15:15:56
40-year-old Irish retail business dips its toe into online.
Independent Irish retail bookmaker, McBrides Racing Ltd, will expand to online with the launch of Mintbet.com in partnership with FSB Technology.
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LADBROKES AUSTRALIA NEW SPONSOR OF NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS
20th March, 2017 at 15:15:56
For remainder of 2017 season, in club's 30th anniversary year.
30-year-old New South Wales NRL club, The Newcastle Knights, has attracted Ladbrokes for the remainder of the 2017 season, the bookmakers first New South Wales-based sponsorship.
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AUSTRALIAN COMPETITION COMMISSION MULLS TATTS-TABCORP MERGER (Update)
09th March, 2017 at 08:36:08
Statement from ACCC says merger "raises complex competition issues in a range of different areas, and industry participants have provided many differing views".
It may be a while yet before the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) publishes its opinion on the proposed A$11.3 billion merger between gambling groups Tatts and Tabcorp, judging by a statement from the Commission Thursday.
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LEOVEGAS COMPLETES WINGA ACQUSITION
07th March, 2017 at 15:56:47
Gains foothold in Italy's regulated market.
Stockholm-listed online gaming operator LeoVegas has announced the completion of its acquisition of Italian gaming operator Winga from Ålands Penningautomatförening (PAF).
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LADBROKES EXTEND GOLD COAST TITANS SPONSORSHIP
06th March, 2017 at 19:34:18
WILL HILL HAS BIG PLANS FOR AUSTRALIA
06th March, 2017 at 06:25:03
Undeterred by a largely hostile government attitude to online gambling, UK bookie plans to increase its penetration and market share.
Despite a less than friendly approach to online gambling by the Australian federal government, UK land and online gambling bookmaker William Hill plc has big plans for the region, according to passages in its FY-2016 report.
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FRESH8 TO POWER DYNAMIC VIDEO ADS FOR CORAL
28th February, 2017 at 14:43:34
Real time offers and odds delivered within minutes.
UK bookmaker Coral will deploy dynamic video advertising across Facebook and Youtube through its partnership with Fresh8 Gaming.
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PLAYTECH SUBSIDIARY'S BETTRACKER BRINGS ONLINE INNOVATION TO THE BETTING SHOP SECTOR
27th February, 2017 at 09:44:57
FORTUNA TO ACQUIRE GAMING SYSTEMS PROVIDER
24th February, 2017 at 15:41:24
Gambling operator has not revealed consideration agreed for acquisition of Hattrick Sports Group.
Central European online and land gambling group Fortuna Entertainment has announced an acquisition deal that will see it take over gaming systems provider Hattrick Sports for an undisclosed consideration.
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WILLIAM HILL TO TAKE iSOFTBET ONLINE CONTENT ON BOARD
23rd February, 2017 at 15:21:29
Full portfolio of HTML5 games to be supplied.
Online and mobile game supplier iSoftBet has inked a content deal that will see it provide its full portfolio of HTML5 online and mobile games to the giant UK online and land gambling group, working via the Openbet RGI.
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