GVC and 888 fight for the right to Bwin.Party

GVC and 888 remain locked in battle for the takeover of Bwin.Party as the process of consolidation continues apace in the gambling sector. The fight looked to be over after 888’s offer of almost GB£ 900 million was recommended to Bwin’s shareholders. But GVC has jettisoned its […]

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Vladivostok: Russia’s Vegas in the forest

When gambling in Russia was banished to four far-flung regions of the massive country in 2009, the idea that Vladivostok, the administrative centre of the Primorsky Krai region (and still home to Russia’s Pacific fleet), could become a successful gaming resort seemed unlikely. But, six years later, […]

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E-sports betting: virtual worlds, real greed

Betting on e-sports has become a hot topic in gambling with the likes of Unikrn, Vulcun and AlphaDraft all raising millions of dollars to develop their e-sports betting platforms. But whilst betting on e-sports is still an emerging sector, there is evidence that the long-established human traits […]

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Asia claims world’s top 10 casinos

Asia is home to all of the world’s top 10 largest casinos, as measured by gaming revenue (US$), seeing off all the competitors in Las Vegas and Australia. Indeed, eight out of the top 10 casinos are in Macau, with the Galaxy Macau taking the number one […]

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US punters still well served by e-gaming

In October 2006 the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA) was enacted in the US, thus rendering internet gambling illegal, with the exception of online horse racing. Many operators left the US market, but some remained despite the new legislation. On 15 April 2011, also known as […]

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The lesser spotted local bookmaker

The lesser spotted local bookmaker By Warwick Bartlett I recently caught up with some old bookmaking chums and with hindsight I wish I had not because their story about current trading was quite depressing. They complained of pointless over regulation that was more geared toward political correctness […]

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UK Budget 2015: the national living wage

UK Budget 2015: the national living wage By Warwick Bartlett Just as the off-course betting industry thought things could not possibly get worse, Chancellor George Osborne announced his proposals for a National Living Wage. Betting shops by their very nature are labour intensive, now open all hours, […]

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Malta iGaming Seminar 2015

Global Betting and Gaming Consultants will be speaking at the Malta iGaming Seminar in November 2015. Three of GBGC’s consultants will be making presentations addressing various topics in igaming and the factors influencing igaming’s performance in various regions of the world. Malta iGaming Seminar (MIGS): 16 – […]

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