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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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Drone racing takes to Sky

Drone racing takes to Sky At the start of 2016 GBGC reported on the new Drone Racing League (DRL) that was holding the first race of its inaugural season at the Sun Life Stadium in Miami. GBGC highlighted the potential attractiveness of the sport as a betting […]

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Online contribution to operators’ gambling revenues

This month’s graph shows the contribution of each operator’s online gambling division to their overall revenues. Related posts: Global gambling revenues pass US$ 450 billion in 2014 William Hill’s woes Poker Suffers In World Cup

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Steep Decline in Betting Shop Values

Steep Decline in Betting Shop Values By Warwick Bartlett The news that BoyleSports is considering the purchase of 360 shops from the newly merged Ladbrokes Coral business for £100 million demonstrates the decline in the values of betting shops. This purchase value equates to a value of […]

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Rank, 888 and Hills: three into one won’t go

Rank, 888 and Hills: three into one won’t go By Warwick Bartlett Rank, with a market cap of £925m, is teaming up with 888 Holdings (market cap of £803m), to create a new enterprise worth £1.7 billion and have now made a takeover approach to William Hill […]

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