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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Euro 2016 Championship: odds comparison

There is less than a month to go before the Euro 2016 championship kicks off in June and the managers are naming their various squads. Betting firms across Europe have also been pricing up the event and the differing local tax regimes are highlighted in the price […]

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GBGC’s Global Gambling Report 2016

GBGC’s Global Gambling Report 2016 The 11th edition of GBGC’s comprehensive Global Gambling Report is available now. The current edition continues to report on gambling activities in more than 250 individual gambling jurisdictions on every continent. Since the global economic crisis of 2008-2009, numerous jurisdictions in Europe […]

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Germany i-gaming update

A court in Hessen has ruled that restricting the number of internet sports betting licences to 20 in Germany is contrary to the European directive on freedom to trade (Dienstleistungsfreiheit (Art. 56 AEUV)). The ruling has implications for Germany plans for the regulation of internet gambling. The […]

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Paddy powers into GBGC 50 top 5

Global Betting and Gaming Consultants’ GBGC 50 index of the leading gambling companies has seen some big changes over the last 12 months after a year of mergers and acquisitions, as well as continued difficulties in some key gambling markets. The biggest winner has been the newly […]

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