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Cyber crime remains key e-gaming risk

At KPMG’s eGaming Summit in the Isle of Man in September 2016 the audience placed cyber crime second in the list of risks for e-gaming operators and GBGC wrote last month about idea of national firewall for UK as part of government-led cyber security efforts. There have […]

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GBGC gambling insight: share performance

The graph shows the five-year performance (percentage change) of a selection of gambling company shares. The data does not take account of any dividends paid over this time.   Related posts: GBGC gambling insight: state lotteries GBGC gambling insight: unclaimed lottery prizes Paddy powers into GBGC 50 […]

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GBGC at the Malta iGaming Seminar

GBGC at the Malta iGaming Seminar MIGS this year moved back to the refurbished five-star Hilton hotel in St Julian’s Bay. A new conference centre has been built between the hotel and casino and the facilities are excellent. This year my speech focused on the five-year performance […]

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Trump and Brexit: bookmakers’ lessons

Trump and Brexit: bookmakers’ lessons By Warwick Bartlett First it was the UK general election, then the EU referendum and now Donald Trump winning the US Presidential election. The polls and bookmakers were wrong on all three (but, to be fair, the bookmakers always priced their book […]

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Great haul of Chinese results for GBGC consultant

Isle of Man gambling consultant Lorien Pilling is celebrating success in the Confucius Institute’s official examination of Mandarin Chinese proficiency. Over the summer he travelled to the London Confucius Institute at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) to take levels two and three of the […]

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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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