UK Government Commits to Gambling Clinics

The UK government has announced that it will be supporting the creation of new centres designed to support those with gambling addictions.   The clinics will form part of a £20.5 billion reorganisation of the NHS, and will offer access to mental health services and other advice for the 500,000 people estimated to have a gambling problem.   Currently only one …

Man City Clear FA Cup Favourites

Reigning Premier League champions Manchester City are the clear favourites to lift this year’s FA Cup after a convincing 7-0 victory over Championship side Rotherham in the Third Round.   Pep Guardiola’s side are one of fifteen Premier League sides who will feature in Monday’s Fourth Round draw, although Newcastle and Southampton face replays against Blackburn and Derby …

Red Tiger Announces EveryMatrix Agreement

Gaming company Red Tiger has gained new access to a range of regulated markets including the UK and Denmark thanks to a new content distribution deal with EveryMatrix.   The EveryMatrix CasinoEngine platform, to which Red Tiger will now have access, includes 8,000 online casino games, including titles from well-known developers such as Evolution Games, Microgaming and NetEnt, and was created to suit gambling operators who want …

Home Raffle Breaches Gambling Laws

A UK couple who had hoped to raffle off their home have been forced to end the competition after it was found that the raffle was in breach of gambling rules.   The couple, who live in Yorkshire, had sold tickets priced at £10 apiece with the price being their four-bedroom house, as they hoped to move closer to their son.   But the …

NBC Launch Sports Betting Show

Major US broadcaster NBC Sports are set to launch a new national sports betting radio show in 2019 as the sports betting industry in the US continues to grow.   The Daily Line will be broadcast direct from the NBC Sports Washington studio and will be hosted by Washington anchor man Michael Jenkins and Tim Murray of SB Nation Radio.   The show, which launches on January 2, will feature sports …

Nevada Sets Sports Betting Record 

The state of Nevada has set a new sports betting record, just two months after breaking the previous record, as the US sports betting industry continues to boom.   The combined win of sports books in the stage during November almost tripled to $27.1m, according to figures released by the Nevada Gaming Control Board, which also showed that sports betting …

New Orleans Casino Announces Sports Deal 

Harrahs Casino in New Orleans has announced deals with two of the city’s major league sports franchises in a landmark partnership.   Under the terms of the deal, the casino property will become the official casino partner for the NFL franchise the New Orleans Saints and the NBA team the New Orleans Pelicans.   Speaking about the deal, the president of the New …

Cms Report Maps Future for Brazilian Sports Betting 

The future of sports betting in Brazil has become a little clearer this week, following the signing by the outgoing President Michel Temer of a new bill, and legal experts CMS have been assessing how the bill will shape the new industry in South America’s largest nation.   Bill MP-846 is primarily aimed at restructuring the framework of Brazil’s existing lottery regulations, …

Three More Licences Approved in Sweden

The Swedish gambling regulator has announced the approval of three new gambling licences as part of the country’s reform of its betting industry.   Bethard Group, Evoke Gaming and Mr Green have all been granted licenses to operate online gambling in the re-regulated market when it is launched on January 1. The new awards, which were confirmed by the Lotteriinspektionen on Thursday, brings the full list of approved licensees to …

Massachusetts Unaffected by Casino Gambling 

The state of Massachusetts has not suffered any significant social or economic ill-effects as a result of the introduction of casino gambling, according to a new report.   The analysis was produced by a team at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and forms part of a longer-term study known as the Social and Economic Impacts of Gambling in Massachusetts, which …