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Betting: the global state of play

As another summer of sports starts, with both the Euro 2016 football championships and Olympic games to enjoy, GBGC gives an update on the state of play within the global betting sector. Based on research for the new, 11th edition of GBGC’s Global Gambling Report, the global […]

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Sports betting may be hit by media rights explosion

Sports betting may be hit by media rights explosion By Warwick Bartlett The ever higher cost of football media rights has the potential to impact the sports betting business. Live TV coverage of Premier League matches serves the betting public’s appetite for in play betting. With rising […]

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Lessons from Trump’s casino investments

Lessons from Trump’s Casino Investments By Warwick Bartlett It is fair to say that the New York Times does not like Donald Trump (but the paper is not alone in this fact!). On 11 June it ran a story “How Donald Trump Bankrupted His Atlantic City Casinos, […]

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The EU Referendum – Leave odds shorten

The EU Referendum – Leave odds shorten By Warwick Bartlett Vote Leave has shortened from 4/1 to 5/4 but Remain is still favourite to win at 8/13. In my own unscientific way I have been taking straw polls amongst the people I know and it seems to […]

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Ladbrokes and Coral merger: possible competition concerns

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has published its provisional findings into the merger of the Ladbrokes and Coral betting businesses. In a statement issued on 20 May 2016 the CMA said that the merger “may give rise to competition concerns” with regard to betting shops “in […]

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Amaya bounces back on casino growth

Amaya’s first quarter results show a significant improvement over Q1 2015. Revenues are up from US$ 272.3 million to US$ 288.7 million but net earnings from continuing operations have improved dramatically from US$ 23.3m to US$ 55.4m. Poker Stars continues to increase its market share, now 71%, […]

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GBGC gambling insight: state lotteries

In 2015 GGY from the world’s state lotteries was US$ 135 billion. Of that figure, just 3.6% came from interactive sales channels. Over 96% of state lottery GGY was still earned through the retail network. On this basis, there is still an untapped opportunity for state lotteries, […]

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E-gaming in the Netherlands

The process of regulating internet gambling in the Netherlands makes the saga in Germany look fast and efficient. It was back in 2009 that the Jansen Commission was set up to assess the regulation of internet gambling in the Netherlands. As with other EU member states the […]

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