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British PM Cameron Vows To Take ‘Proper Look’ At FOBTs 24 Oct, 2013

British Prime Minister David Cameron yesterday promised to take a “proper look” at bookmakers’ high-stake slot machines as he was pushed about the chances of a full ban.

Malta And Alderney Accelerate Agreement As Offshore Hubs Adapt 23 Oct, 2013

Malta and Alderney’s new tie-up recognises that offshore gambling hubs need to adapt as their world is “changing and evolving very quickly”, according to the chief executive of the Alderney Gambling Control Commission (AGCC).

888 Casino Pushes Third-Quarter Gains 16 Oct, 2013

888 posted a 2 percent increase in third-quarter revenue as accelerated casino growth offset slowing poker and declines in bingo.

Betclic Everest Boss Hails ‘Huge Turnaround’ 15 Oct, 2013

Betclic Everest chief executive Isabelle Andres has said the online gambling group will turn a profit in 2013 after years of heavy losses, and believes that by surviving the highly-taxed French market it can survive almost anywhere.

Europe’s Online Operators Shop Around For Survival 14 Oct, 2013

Industry experts agree that operators are “shopping” around for the best national markets as they adapt to the death of the dot.com world for European online gambling.

Italy To Put Pressure On Black Market Online Suppliers 10 Oct, 2013

Italy’s chief online gambling regulator has warned Playtech and other B2B suppliers to stop providing the same games to unlicensed sites that they do to legal operators because they are fuelling the black market.

Italian Online Casino Growth Slows In 2013 04 Oct, 2013

Italy’s online casinos have been unable to build on an initial burst of growth after the launch of online slots at the end of last year, according to new industry figures.

British Bookmakers And Casinos Targeted To Wash £1m Drug Money 01 Oct, 2013

UK bookmaker Coral and casino firm Aspers were yesterday named as two gambling operators used by a convicted criminal who tried to launder more than £1m in money linked to the drug trade.

UK Gambling Watchdog Warns Over £1m Health Lottery Betting Deal 27 Sep, 2013

The UK’s gambling regulators have said they are “concerned” about a new tie-up launched this week between high-street betting giant Coral and Richard Desmond’s Health Lottery that will offer a £1m top prize.

Last-Minute Loan Looks To Keep Codere Afloat Until 2014 18 Sep, 2013

Codere has avoided bankruptcy with a €35m lifeline that is designed to provide the Spanish company with enough funds until at least January 2014.