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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The mass market has contributed the majority of Macau’s baccarat revenues for the first time, although it has taken an extraordinary year for it to happen.
Funding and prize money in UK horseracing is the focus of attention again. Several events have combined to cause concern for the future of the sport.
The 2020 World Gaming Executive Summit (WGES), which was held online in December 2020, mirrored the main trend of 2020 – going digital.