Gambling Industry News

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Gambling industry news from around the globe. We will be digging out the most newsworthy gambling industry news stories we come across and sharing them with you. We will be sharing the press releases we receive and talking about mergers, acquisitions, casino closures and more. Where there is fraud and corruption we will try to bring you the warnings, where we find relevant gambling industry regulatory body stories or changes in regulation, opening or closing markets, we will bring you that news as well.

The greater focus will be on casino news and slot news of course with us being and online slots guide after all, however we will also be digging out other interesting little tit-bits we think you will enjoy. With Bitcoin and other crypto currencies becoming more and more popular we’ll try and help you with that potential minefield and we’ll be using our trusty DeLorean to go back in time to bring you the very best and the very worst gambling news stories there have ever been.


Yggdrasil Gaming Betsson Lithuania

Yggdrasil Games Become Available In Lithuania Through Deal With Betsson

Well known iGaming provider Yggdrasil has made a strong move to reinforce its existing partnership with Betsson Group. The two gambling industry giants have entered into a distribution deal that will give Yggdrasil exclusive access to the market in Lithuania for six months through Betsson’s Betsafe brand. Betsson’s Lithuania operation […]

Microgaming & GVC partnership 2020

Microgaming & GVC Partnership 2020

Microgaming has announced that the company has signed a new major casino software deal with global sports-betting and gaming group GVC Holdings PLC. GVC will be bringing Microgaming’s top of the line casino offerings online throughout 2020 at several new GVC online properties including major brands such as,, […]

UK Casinos ban Credit Cards

Casinos Suffer As UK Regulations Prohibit Gambling With Credit Cards

On April 14, 2020, new regulations took effect in the UK prohibiting gambling or the funding of online gambling accounts through the use of credit cards. The new regulations were proposed and enacted after reviews conducted by both the UK government and the United Kingdom Gambling Commission (UKGC) concluded that […]

Netent acquires Red Tiger

NetEnt / Red Tiger Acquisition

In order to improve efficiency and to increase competitiveness, NetEnt has made changes within their company, and have integrated fully with Red Tiger. The changes have resulted in their workforce being reduced by around 120 employees, most of these coming from their Stockholm offices. Red Tiger was acquired by NetEnt […]

Betsson group acquires GIG casino brands

GIG Casino Brands Acquired by Betsson

Following a strategic review initiated at the end of 2019, the Gaming Innovation Group decided to sell its BTC vertical to Betsson, one of the biggest European online gambling companies. Betsson thus becomes the owner of several of the GiG’s renowned brands, namely Rizk, Guts, Kaboo and Thrills. The Gaming […]

European Regulation Bodies Cooperation

European Gambling Regulation Bodies Strengthening Cooperation and its Importance

At the end of last year, the partnership between the UK Gambling Commission and the Swedish Spelinspektionen (Swedish Gambling Authority) has been formalized. The two regulators signed a memorandum of understanding, agreeing to collaborate on a number of important issues. Now, the two regulatory bodies can share the effects of […]

Brandenburg Gate in Germany

German Online Casinos on the Horizon?

Anyone who’s done online gambling knows how fun it can be. You can play on demand, from the comfort of your home, on any device of your choosing. There’s a reason new online casinos are being launched every single day. Everyone wants a slice of the pie! But one country […]


Netherlands Postpone Launch of Online Gambling by 6 Months

With the rising popularity of online gambling and casinos, more players are turning towards it. It’s hard to compete with the ultimate convenience that playing on your computer or casino mobile device offers. But online gambling often comes with many risks, which is why proper regulations are so important. The […]

New Gambling Regulation Proposed by APPAG

New Report Proposes Regulations That Could Spell Danger For UK Gamblers

Members of the British Parliament (MPs) are calling for sweeping changes to online casino regulations in a cross-party report claiming that current gambling laws are behind the times and simply don’t do enough to curb gambling-related harm. The group, which is demanding a “root and branch” overhaul of the UK’s […]


UKGC Calls For Review Of FSB Technology’s UK Operating License

The United Kingdom Gambling Commission (UKGC) has decided to review FSB Technology’s license to operate within the country after apparent issues with white label partner Blackbet emerged. The investigation was initiated under Section 116 of the Gambling Act which states that the regulator has the authority to carry out an […]


EGBA Calls Again For Unified European Online Gambling Guidelines

The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) pushed again for lawmakers in Europe to design and agree on a single set of rules for online gambling. A report was presented to the EU Parliament’s Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee which evaluated the benefits of existing DSM measures. It also […]

Oryx - Wildz partnership

Rootz Signs On To Offer ORYX Games Through Wildz Casino Brand

ORYX Gaming and Rootz have put together a partnership deal that will allow Rootz to distribute ORYX’s native and third-party content through their platform. ORYX’s entire catalogue of proprietary and partners games will be up on the Rootz platform as well as being made available through their flagship online casino […]

UKGC Fines

UKGC Confirms 5000% Increase In Gambling Related Complaints

BBC programme Panorama has obtained figures from the United Kingdom Gambling Commission (UKGC) which indicate that the number of UK consumers who filed a complaint about a gambling operator at least one time has grown by almost 5000% in the last five years. In 2013, only 169 people had filed […]

Plaza Congreso, Buenos Aires Argentina

iGaming Giants Are Betting Big On Buenos Aires

The province of Buenos Aires in Argentina recently enacted legislation that will open and regulate the first online casino market within the Argentinean country. Many big players in the industry have taken notice and announced their intent to go after one of the seven official licenses that will be made […]

Switzerland Gambling law Updates 2019

Licensing For Swiss Online Gambling Operations Gets Underway

Casino operators in Switzerland have begun filing license applications to enter the newly regulated online gambling market in the country. Reports in Swiss media have stated that the Federal Gaming Board (ESBK) has received four applications so far, all from land-based gambling venue operators. Those applicants are Casino Zurichsee, Grand […]

UKGC: New Age Verification

UK Operators And Advertisers Must Verify Age For Free-To-Play Games

The United Kingdom Gambling Commission (UKGC) released a statement to clarify recent changes made to the license conditions and codes of practice (LCCP) regarding gambling affiliates and free-to-play versions of real-money games. Amendments made in May now require remote licensees to verify the age of all customers before they are […]

Slotty Vegas Stripped from his UK license

UKGC Moves To Revoke License From Slotty Vegas Operator MaxEnt Ltd

The United Kingdom Gambling Commission has decided to revoke the license of MaxEnt Limited, the online casino operator behind such popular brands as Slotty Vegas casino and BetAt. In May 2018 MaxEnt acquired Malta operator NRR Entertainment, which brought up some doubts from the Commission. The UKGC is questioning how […]

LeoVegas in Trouble...

LeoVegas And Casumo Accused Of Encouraging Problem Gambling, Again

The Casumo and LeoVegas online casinos have been accused of offering bonuses to a problem gambler to keep her gambling. The gambler making these accusations says that the two casinos ignored her obvious signs of gambling addiction and pushed her to keep betting as she lost £125,000. Katie, who’s 42 […]

3 UK Gambling Adverts Banned By The ASA

William Hill, Paddy Power, and Monopoly Casino have each had advertisements banned after the UK’s Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) deemed the ads breached its guidelines. A Paddy Power advert which featured Rhodri Giggs, brother of former Manchester United player Ryan Giggs, received five complaints. In the ad, Giggs is first […]

Swedish Spelhause

30,000 People Have Signed Up For Sweden’s Self-Exclusion Register, the official Swedish gambling self-exclusion register, now has more than 30,000 people signed up according to Sweden’s national gambling regulator, Spelinspektionen. Coinciding with the launch of the regulated gambling market within the country, the self-exclusion register was also introduced on January 1. The service allows consumers to voluntarily block […]

PaddyPower & Betfair may be Fined by UKGC

Betfred And Paddy Power Face Possible UKGC Sanctions

Betfred and Paddy Power were both told by the United Kingdom Gambling Commission to remove roulette-style games that resemble fixed-odds betting terminals, or FOBTs, and the two could now be facing sanctions from the Commission. New regulations came into force on Monday that reduced the allowed maximum stake on roulette […]

Remote Gambling - Kansspelautoriteit Fined € 450,000 For Illegally Targeting Dutch Consumers

Dutch gaming regulator Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has his Onisac Limited with a €450,000 for targeting players in the Netherlands illegally. The company operates under the same Gibraltar license issued to the Mansion Group. The fine was issued specifically for actions related to the company’s online casino site. As online gambling […]

China Underground Casino Banking

Multi-Billion Dollar Macau Underground Banking Network Shut Down

Earlier this week, authorities from both mainland China and Macau confirmed that they had broken up an underground banking network that supplied illicit cash to gamblers worth $4.4 billion (USD). According to Xinhua, a Chinese state news agency, 39 suspects were arrested in a series of raids carried out throughout […]

Slovakia to enable online gambling in 2019

Online Gambling To Go Live In Slovakia In 2019

The Central European country of Slovakia is preparing to allow foreign online gambling operators into their market beginning next year. New gambling legislation which was prepared by the Ministry of Finance has already been passed by the Slovakian parliament and also applies to operators with registered offices outside of the […]

Leovegas Casino UK gambling market news

Analysts Are Not Willing To Bet On The Success Of LeoVegas In The UK

Third quarter results for LeoVegas show that their UK business is struggling as revenue dropped by 32%, apparently due to increased regulatory pressure. The operator has said that they actually expect new regulations to benefit them in the long term and that they will be able to show growth in […]

Scientific Games Revenue Report 2018

Scientific Games Reports 7% Revenue Growth And Confirms Social Gaming IPO

Scientific Games has reported a 7% rise in third-quarter earnings over the same period last year. The increase represents a climb to $821 million this year from $768.9 million last year, spurred on mainly by revenue generated from both their lottery and social gaming divisions. Lottery revenues for the quarter […]

UKGC: New Age Verification

UKGC Proposes Stronger Age Verification Regulations And More

In March 2018 the United Kingdom Gambling Commission (UKGC) published their Review of Online Gambling, which laid out several suggestions for new policies as well as areas of the online gaming sector that may require further examination. The review is intended to highlight the commission’s commitment to raising standards throughout […]

Online Gambling Growth

The Growth of Online Gambling And What It Means For Players

According to a recent report released by Transparency Market Research, the value of the global online gambling market is expected to reach 128.2 billion U.S. Dollars by the year 2026. That figure represents a compound annual growth rate of 11.8% from 2018 to 2026. During 2017, Europe made up the […]

EGR B2B Awards 2018

Winners To Watch From The 2018 EGR B2B Awards

On June 20, 2018, eGaming Review held their annual EGR B2B Awards. Now, you might be wondering why you should be interested in awards handed out to business to business providers, but stay with us. The EGR award winners are among the best in the online gaming industry. These companies […]

Fairy Tale Legends by Netent

ASA Says Advertising Games That Could Appeal To Children Is A No-No

The UK’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has stepped in to tell at least one online casino gaming company that they can no longer advertise several video slots because they are “likely to be of particular appeal to children”. The Campaign For Fairer Gambling brought a complaint to the ASA against […]

25,000 Vegas Casino Workers Strike 2018

25,000 Las Vegas Casino Workers Threaten A Citywide Strike

Yesterday, May 22, about 25,000 members of two Las Vegas trade unions met and voted to authorize a citywide strike involving some of the world’s largest and most well-known casinos if new five-year employment contracts can’t be agreed upon by the end of the month. An overwhelming majority, 99% of […]

crystal palace begambleaware

Crystal Palace FC and GambleAware to Fight Problem Gambling

British charity GambleAware is initiating collaboration with English Premier League football club Crystal Palace FC for the purposes of raising awareness to the risks of gambling. The two brands have agreed in their concerns about gambling-related harm within football and decided to set up a campaign that will address both […]

Acma aussie casinos report

ACMA Places Pressure on Aussie Friendly Casinos

2017 was the toughest year for Australian online gambling market and it doesn’t seem 2018 will be any better. As you know, all publicly traded gambling companies pulled out of Australia in 2017 due to the IGA (Interactive Gambling Act). Naturally, it opened the space for various offshore operators to enter the […]

bgo fair play bonus

Finally a ground breaking and fair brand new online casino bonus!

It has been a long time coming but finally a casino chain has been bold and brave enough to break from the norm and take a real chance but most importantly to treat customers 100% fairly. The BGO Entertainment group have taken the brilliant decision to do away with all […]

Scientific Games to acquire NYX Gaming Group

(PRESS RELEASE) — Scientific Games Corporation and NYX Gaming Group Limited today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Scientific Games will acquire NYX, further strengthening Scientific Games’ leadership position and ability to provide the broadest portfolio of content, technologies and digital products and services for […]

Revealed: tipsters deliberately recommend losing bets to punters

Thank goodness for the Guardian newspaper who are really working hard to publish hard hitting stories on the negative side of gambling, both online and offline. They are regularly coming up with the latest news and controversies, here are two recent big stories they have published. Shame that other newspapers […]

888 fined millions

Gambling firm 888 penalised record £7.8m for failing vulnerable customers

The online betting firm 888 has been penalised a record £7.8m for “outrageous” failings, after more than 7,000 people who had voluntarily banned themselves from gambling were still able to access their accounts. One customer was allowed to make 850,000 bets worth £1.3m in one year, using money stolen from […]

philippine casino

ISIS attack kills 37 at Philippines Casino

Thirty-seven people have been killed in a Manila casino, following an attack in the early hours of Friday morning by a lone gunman who fired shots from an assault rifle and set fire to gambling tables. 37 dead at Philippines Casino The victims, who did not appear to have been […]

What’s worse than a rogue casino I ASK you?

We all know there are some really really bad casinos out there. Casinos who’s owners have been arrested, casinos who offer illegal software or fixed games and of course simply the multitude of casinos who just never pay players. So I will ask you again, who could possibly be worse […]