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NatCen research reveals gambling habits

The interim report from the National Centre for Social Research, in collaboration with University of Liverpool, discloses the gambling habits of 140,000 active online gambling accounts.

By |2021-03-23T16:47:23+00:00March 23rd, 2021|Uncategorised|Comments Off on NatCen research reveals gambling habits

The UK Budget – Gambling escapes

The UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, came in for criticism on the day after his Budget on the 3 March 2021. The press billed it as the biggest tax grab for many years. But gambling escaped!

By |2021-03-15T12:16:52+00:00March 15th, 2021|Uncategorised|Comments Off on The UK Budget – Gambling escapes

Sands goes all-in on Asia

The sale of Las Vegas Sands’ properties in Las Vegas coming so soon after the death of Sheldon Adelson does feel like the closing of a chapter in global gaming.

By |2021-03-15T12:09:53+00:00March 15th, 2021|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Sands goes all-in on Asia

GBGC Chart of the week – 10 March – UK betting shops

The UK High Street has been hit hard by the COVID-19 lockdowns in 2020 and betting shops have not been spared the pain. Combined with the FOBT stake limit introduced in 2018, the impact on the number of shops has been sizeable.

By |2021-03-10T13:20:34+00:00March 10th, 2021|Uncategorised|Comments Off on GBGC Chart of the week – 10 March – UK betting shops

Norway: Rikstoto shows resilience

Amidst the sea of bad news, Covid-related closures and falls in revenues, every now and then a piece of more upbeat news floats past. One of them is Norwegian horse racing.

By |2021-03-02T13:53:48+00:00March 2nd, 2021|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Norway: Rikstoto shows resilience

GBGC Chart of the week – 24 February

In the emerging landscape of sports betting in the US, the tribal nations are important players. In some instances, a state’s regulation permits sports betting only on tribal lands.

By |2021-02-24T13:37:59+00:00February 24th, 2021|Uncategorised|Comments Off on GBGC Chart of the week – 24 February

GBGC Chart of the week – 17 February

During the recent Continent 8 Leaders and Legends panel, one of the speakers wanted greater collaboration between gambling regulators and for there to be more synchronisation of regulation. This would allow regulators to get the best from their new gambling markets, it was argued.

By |2021-02-17T14:30:22+00:00February 17th, 2021|Uncategorised|Comments Off on GBGC Chart of the week – 17 February

Reflections on WGES 2020

The 2020 World Gaming Executive Summit (WGES), which was held online in December 2020, mirrored the main trend of 2020 – going digital.

By |2021-01-22T12:40:17+00:00January 22nd, 2021|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Reflections on WGES 2020
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