Articles by: Robert Johnson

Ladbrokes Coral Seeks Advice for Post-FOBTs Review Merger and Acquisition Opportunities

Ladbrokes Coral Seeks Advice for Post-FOBTs Review Merger and Acquisition Opportunities

British bookmaker Ladbrokes Coral has reportedly lined up City banks to review its consolidation opportunities, The Times has reported citing unnamed sources. The gambling operator is said to be prepping for the upcoming publication of the UK Government’s probe into the nation’s gambling industry. This year, the traditional triennial review […]

by · September 24, 2017 · News
Advertising Standards Authority Chairman Questions Effectiveness of Current Gambling Industry Controls

Advertising Standards Authority Chairman Questions Effectiveness of Current Gambling Industry Controls

Lord David Currie, who is soon to assume the role of Chairman of UK’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), said in a recent interview with The Financial Times that the mid-2000s’ “liberalization” of the nation’s gambling market may have not been the right thing to do. Lord Currie’s comments come at […]

by · September 23, 2017 · News
Latest Casino Bonuses Acquires Affiliate Guard Dog amid Growing Consolidation in the Field

Latest Casino Bonuses Acquires Affiliate Guard Dog amid Growing Consolidation in the Field

Latest Casino Bonuses has expanded its online gaming affiliate network with another important acquisition. News emerged on Wednesday that the LCB family has welcomed Affiliate Guard Dog in another deal that represents the wave of iGaming affiliate consolidation we have been witnessing over the past several years. Affiliate Guard Dog […]

by · September 21, 2017 · News
Bookmakers Cluster Betting Shops and FOBTs in UK’s Most Deprived Areas, Multiple Studies Find

Bookmakers Cluster Betting Shops and FOBTs in UK’s Most Deprived Areas, Multiple Studies Find

The UK Government’s triennial review of the nation’s gambling industry is due to be published late next month, or precisely a year after it became known that measures to curb the highly controversial B2 gaming machines would finally be considered and would likely be introduced. The so-called fixed-odds betting terminals […]

by · September 20, 2017 · Events & Reports
Legalized DFS Industry Will Open “Pandora’s Online Gambling Box”, Wisconsin Opposing Group Argues

Legalized DFS Industry Will Open “Pandora’s Online Gambling Box”, Wisconsin Opposing Group Argues

A group of Wisconsin residents has voiced opposition to the recently renewed push for the legalization of daily fantasy sports (DFS). The Citizens Against Expanded Gambling group fears that expanded gambling in the state could inflict serious harm to the most vulnerable members of its population as DFS operators are […]

by · September 19, 2017 · News
Saxony-Anhalt Finance Minister Urges Speedy Implementation of Germany’s Interstate Treaty on Gambling

Saxony-Anhalt Finance Minister Urges Speedy Implementation of Germany’s Interstate Treaty on Gambling

Germany’s long-time online gambling legalization effort could eventually fail, if its 16 federal states do not implement the Interstate Treaty on Gambling hastily, André Schröder, Finance Minister Saxony-Anhalt has warned. His statement was also supported by the Deutscher Lotto- und Totoblock (DLTB). The Treaty has been in the works for […]

by · September 18, 2017 · Events & Reports
Victorian Government to Curb Gambling Advertising in Public Spaces

Victorian Government to Curb Gambling Advertising in Public Spaces

A new gambling regulation bill has been in the works in the Australian state of Victoria, which, among other things, seeks to restrict sports betting-related advertisements in public spaces, local media reports. Victorian lawmakers have explained that the bill will likely be introduced in October and will come as the […]

by · September 17, 2017 · News
Islandia Village Board to Appeal Supreme Court Ruling against Local Casino

Islandia Village Board to Appeal Supreme Court Ruling against Local Casino

The village of Islandia, located in the Suffolk County, New York, confirmed on Friday that it would appeal a Supreme Court ruling that the opening of a Suffolk OTB-run VLT casino at the local Jake’s 58 hotel was the result from improperly issued permits by village officials. The Islandia Village […]

by · September 16, 2017 · News
Seneca Nation and New York State to Enter Arbitration over Casino Revenue Dispute

Seneca Nation and New York State to Enter Arbitration over Casino Revenue Dispute

The Seneca Nation of Indians agreed to enter arbitration with the state of New York in an attempt to solve a prolonged dispute on whether the tribe’s three Western New York casinos should resume sharing slot machine revenue with the state. A spokesperson for the tribe announced the its decision […]

by · September 15, 2017 · News
Court Sides with Dutch Gambling Regulator in Betsson Case

Court Sides with Dutch Gambling Regulator in Betsson Case

A Hague court ruled that Swedish iGaming operator Betsson’s claim against the Dutch gambling authority, Kansspelautoriteit, was inadmissible. The gambling group sought a court’s decision earlier this year, arguing that the regulatory body’s tightened iGaming rules violated EU regulations. In May, Kansspelautoriteit introduced a new set of rules in relation […]

by · September 15, 2017 · News
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