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BGC CEO confounds industry critics, including MP’s ‘heroin’ comparison

By Iqbal Johal Betting and Gaming Council CEO Michael Dugher says the work the gambling industry has done to protect players during the coronavirus outbreak...

Melco sells Crown stake, senior executives to depart

By Tim Poole Melco Resorts & Entertainment has sold its 9.99% stake in Crown Resorts to The Blackstone Group. The casino operator only acquired shares...

Malta Poker Festival founder: Live poker will need to incorporate online post-COVID

By Owain Flanders According to Ivonne Montealegre, founder and event director of the Malta Poker Festival, live poker will regain its popularity after the...

Current pandemic to force “digital transformation” in US gambling, says panel

By Iqbal Johal The coronavirus outbreak could lead to a digital transformation for lotteries in the US, according to a panel. Discussing US lotteries during...

Operators not taking current situation lightly, says William Hill director

By Iqbal Johal Operators are not taking the current situation brought about by the coronavirus pandemic lightly and are very much focused on player...

Sazka Group posts healthy revenue and profit rises for 2019

By Iqbal Johal Revenue for Sazka Group has increased 6% year-on-year for 2019, while profit also showed a 35% rise. Gross gaming revenue (GGR) through...

FSB panel: Pandemic has become “a real leveller” between fans and players

By Tim Poole Kevin Dale, CEO, Faraway Sports, says the current coronavirus pandemic has brought sports fans and athletes closer together. It's a concept which...

Stars Group CEO praises staff ahead of imminent Flutter merger

By Iqbal Johal The Stars Group (TSG) CEO Rafi Ashkenazi has posted somewhat of a farewell message, ahead of the operator’s merger with Flutter...

Macau’s revenue drops in April

By Violeta Prockyte Data shows that gross gaming revenue (GGR) for Macau casinos fell by 96.8% compared to April last year. The revenue is...

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