Archive for January, 2018

Scientific Games Blasted for UK Facebook Casino Apps
January 26th, 2018 By April Bergman

Scientific Games Blasted for UK Facebook Casino Apps

Scientific Games’ UK Facebook casino apps are facing a wave of criticism from British Facebook users. The casino apps lack age controls, so underage players can bet for real money. The UK is one of the few regions where Facebook casino apps allow real money play. Youth gambling is not a new issue in the […]

Melco International Owns 75% of City of Dreams Cyprus
January 22nd, 2018 By April Bergman

Melco International Owns 75% of City of Dreams Cyprus

Melco International Development Ltd., the Hong Kong-listed casino company owned by Lawrence Ho, has increased its stake from 4.26% to 75%, by investing $188.5 million in plans for a new casino project in the Republic of Cyprus. The provisional name for the new casino currently is City of Dreams Mediterranean. Melco is now fully vested […]

Novomatic Buys 52% of Ainsworth Gaming Technology (AGT)
January 18th, 2018 By April Bergman

Novomatic Buys 52% of Ainsworth Gaming Technology (AGT)

Austrian gaming machine manufacturer Novomatic bought Ainsworth Gaming Technology (AGT) this week. Novomatic bought a controlling 52% stake of AGT, giving Novomatic a controlling stake in the Australian poker machine (slot machine) manufacturer. Besides Aristocrat Leisure and IGT, Ainsworth is the largest Australian electronic gaming machine makers. Ainsworth also has operations in the United States […]

UK Gambling Commission CEO Sarah Harrison Resigns
January 13th, 2018 By April Bergman

UK Gambling Commission CEO Sarah Harrison Resigns

Sarah Harrison, CEO of the UK Gambling Commission has announced her resignation after 2 years on the job. Harrison will remain with the United Kingdom’s gambling regulator until the end of February 2018. The departing CEO is taking a senior role with the UK’s Department of Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy. Sarah Harrison rose to […]

Galaxy Entertainment Plans a Casino in The Philippines
January 8th, 2018 By April Bergman

Galaxy Entertainment Plans a Casino in The Philippines

Galaxy Entertainment Group Ltd, the biggest Chinese casino company in Macau, has announced its plans to build a casino on Boracay Island in the Philippines. Galaxy Entertainment plans to invest as much as $500 million in an integrated casino-resort located in the Philippines – most likely Manila. This is not Galaxy Entertainment’s first attempt at […]

Labour’s Tom Watson Accused of Hypocrisy for FOBTs Stance
January 3rd, 2018 By April Bergman

Labour’s Tom Watson Accused of Hypocrisy for FOBTs Stance

Tom Watson, Labour’s deputy leader, has been campaigning to downsize the maximum stake for fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs) from £100 to £2. A scandal involving the Labour leader has led critics among the Tories to accuse Watson of “staggering hypocrisy”. Watson’s supporters on the left have defended their leader, citing false equivalency. In comments during […]

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