The Betting Shop and Horseracing

The Betting Shop and Horseracing By Warwick Bartlett UK horseracing is getting more out of the betting shop than ever thanks to media rights and the horserace levy. But Minister Tracey Crouch MP will at sometime in the future bring in a replacement to the levy. The […]

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Croatian lottery boosted by online casino

When the online sports betting market opened in Croatia in 2010, the national lottery was late to the party, launching three months after the World Cup, after its private bookmaker competitors. But since then, the lottery has been making the most of the opportunities afforded by interactive […]

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Betting Shops Hit Rock Bottom

Betting Shops Hit Rock Bottom By Warwick Bartlett A deal has finally been announced for the sale of 359 betting shops from the newly-merged Ladbrokes and Coral to comply with CMA regulations. The price is earth-shattering. Not because the price paid was high but because the value […]

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GCHQ raises idea of UK firewall

The UK’s new National Cyber Security Centre, a division of Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), is due to open this month (October 2016). The centre has been given the task of creating a “cyber force” and being the “authoritative voice on information security in the UK”. One element […]

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Battle of the betting terminals

Looking through the published accounts of both William Hill and Ladbrokes, the market leaders in retail betting, it is evident that Ladbrokes has been drawing ahead of William Hill in revenue per Fixed Odds Betting Terminal (FOBT). A number of factors could be at play which influences […]

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KPMG IOM eGaming Summit: tax and NOSES

KPMG played host to its 7th instalment of the Isle of Man eGaming Summit on 8 September 2016 with sessions on a range of regulatory, technological and operational topics. One of the morning panels discussed the top 10 risks for e-gaming operators. The assembled audience voted for […]

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Currency issues hit Playtech

Playtech’s 2016 interim results show an increase in revenues of 24% on a constant currency basis to € 337.7m. Net profit was up 84%. Superb results. But on an actual reporting basis the profit is reduced, down from € 83.9m to € 48.8m The Chief Finance Officer, […]

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GBGC at MiGS 2016

GBGC will be returning to the Malta i-Gaming Seminar (MiGS) in 2016. This year MiGS will be held at the Hilton Malta between 7 and 9 November 2016. MiGS 2016 will begin with a Welcome Drinks event at the Portomaso Casino, held during the final table of […]

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