Articles by: Robert Johnson

East Windsor Signs Development Agreement for Third Connecticut Casino

East Windsor Signs Development Agreement for Third Connecticut Casino

The comprehensive selection process for Connecticut’s third casino inched a step closer to completion after the town of East Windsor signed on Saturday a development agreement to potentially host the gambling venue. At a special meeting, the town’s board of selectmen expressed overwhelming support for the development. East Windsor is […]

by · February 26, 2017 · News
Foreign Operators Grab Bigger Swedish Online Gambling Market Share in 2016

Foreign Operators Grab Bigger Swedish Online Gambling Market Share in 2016

International online gambling operators increased their market share in Sweden in 2016, according to local consultancy firm Mediavision AB. Major gambling groups such as bet365, Betsson, and Kindred Group, which operates the Unibet brand, are said to be attracting Swedish players mainly with online casino games or, in other words, […]

by · February 25, 2017 · Events & Reports
William Hill Ends 2016 with Profit at Bottom End of Guided Range

William Hill Ends 2016 with Profit at Bottom End of Guided Range

Major UK gaming and sports betting operator William Hill today announced its financial results for the 52 weeks ended December 27, 2016. The company generated net revenue of £1.6 billion in 2016, reflecting a 1% rise from the amount reported for 2015. Operating profit amounted to £261.5 million, down 10% […]

by · February 24, 2017 · Events & Reports
Kindred Group to Acquire 32Red in Latest Gambling Consolidation Deal

Kindred Group to Acquire 32Red in Latest Gambling Consolidation Deal

Online gambling operator Kindred Group announced today that it is to acquire fellow iGaming business 32Red as part of its strategy for continued growth through the operation of multiple brands and focus on regulated and soon-to-be-regulated jurisdictions. The announcement comes shortly after the completion of the gambling group’s planned rebranding. […]

by · February 23, 2017 · News
Casino Offering Drives Revenue Growth for Playtech in 2016

Casino Offering Drives Revenue Growth for Playtech in 2016

Supplier of omni-channel solutions for the international gambling industry Playtech today published its financial results for the full year ended December 31, 2016. The company generated revenue of €708.6 million, up 12% year-on-year on a reported basis and 20% on a constant currency basis. The company hailed the performance of […]

by · February 23, 2017 · Events & Reports
Hard Rock International and Melco Crown Enter Japan Casino License Bidding War

Hard Rock International and Melco Crown Enter Japan Casino License Bidding War

It is barely news to anyone with any involvement in the gambling industry that Hard Rock International and Melco Crown Entertainment are interested in investing in the newly legalized Japanese casino market. Yet, the two companies confirmed today that they would build integrated resorts in the Pacific Ocean island country, […]

by · February 22, 2017 · News
NetRefer Gets Stream of iGaming Affiliate Criticism for Lack of Transparency

NetRefer Gets Stream of iGaming Affiliate Criticism for Lack of Transparency

Affiliate marketing in its essence represents what can be called a mutually beneficial business relationship between affiliates and affiliate programs. A simple definition of a relationship that, within the context of the online gambling industry, requires affiliates to send players to different iGaming brands and these iGaming brands to pay […]

by · February 22, 2017 · Events & Reports
Playtech Boosts Player Engagement Efforts with Captain Up Deal

Playtech Boosts Player Engagement Efforts with Captain Up Deal

Supplier of gambling services and solutions Playtech has decided to approach player retention as an important driver of the industry’s growth in a bit more innovative manner. It has opted for Captain Up’s real-time engagement and retention platform, according to the terms of a deal the two businesses announced on […]

by · February 21, 2017 · News
Las Vegas Sands Readies for $10-Billion Japan Casino Resort Investment

Las Vegas Sands Readies for $10-Billion Japan Casino Resort Investment

A potential Las Vegas Sands casino venture in Japan was put a $10-billion price tag by Chairman Sheldon Adelson. Speaking at an investor conference in the country’s capital, the casino tycoon said that they are ready to invest at least as much as they did in Singapore. Las Vegas Sands […]

by · February 21, 2017 · News
New Jersey Online Poker Market Financial Data: 2013-2016

New Jersey Online Poker Market Financial Data: 2013-2016

The past several years have not been particularly good for New Jersey’s land-based casino industry. The state lost five of its twelve casinos within around two years, with the last one – Trump Taj Mahal – closing doors last October. What is more, casino expansion outside Atlantic City and to […]

by · February 20, 2017 · Events & Reports
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