Gambling News

Gaming technology firm Game Account Network (GAN) has secured a £1.3 million ($1.7 million) from Irish billionaire Dermot Desmond.

Paddy Power racked up more than $65M in losses as the gambling company shelled £200M to cover the cost of its merger with Betfair.

The Philippine government is mulling on merging PAGCOR and the government’s state lottery operator.

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte appears to have softened his stance on stamping out online gambling in the island nation.

Poker News

PokerStars Live goes gobal with the creation of the PokerStars Championship & Festivals model replacing the European Poker Tour.

The iPoker Network has told their Ukrainian based players that they have until the end of the month to withdraw their funds.

California’s online poker legislation is on its way back to the shelf this year.

PokerStars has created the billionth online tournament format with the launch of Bubble Rush tournaments.

Casino News

MGM Resorts International has declared war against a proposed casino at Bradley International Airport.

The exodus of workers in Atlantic City remains unabated as New Jersey’s gambling hub sheds more casino jobs.

Imperial Pacific International Holdings is enjoying a robust revenue for the first half of the year.

The $1.4B Mactan Leisure City casino plan in Cebu, Philippines is now a step closer to reality.

Sports News

Tempobet agreed on a sponsorship deal with Middlesbrough; Coral does likewise with WBA, and Sun Bets launches 60-second #YouBetcha ad.

West Ham fans were forced to sit on concrete steps during the Premier League opener against Bournemouth at the London Stadium.

Lee Davy looks into his crystal ball & predicts that the FIFA franchise will one day be the richest eSport and betting market in the world.

The NFC East was the second worst division last season. It wouldn’t be going out on a limb to predict this division as be vastly improved.

Conferences

EIG 2016 Promo Video

CalvinAyre.com brings you the EIG 2016 promo video happening on October 18-20 2016 in Berlin.

Online gambling industry professionals gathered in London on August 18th for a Summer Social hosted by SBC and Totally Gaming Academy.

iGB Affiliate are pleased to announce the full conference schedule for the Berlin Affiliate Conference 2016 on the 20th – 23rd October 2016.

Sports Betting Community have expanded their events portfolio and will be launching the Betting on Sports Conference on Sept.15 & 16, 2016.

Videos

In this interview, Oscar Fonrodona of Akamon explains how land-based and online casinos can effectively tap into the Latin American market.

EIG 2016 Promo Video

CalvinAyre.com brings you the EIG 2016 promo video happening on October 18-20 2016 in Berlin.

Philip Macartney of Affinio explains how operators can successfully build and establish their own brands.

In this interview with Rebecca Liggero, Angelo Dalli of Bit8 tells us the opportunities of lottery operators in the Latin American market.

Editorial

Why do people love Pokémon Go so much & what can the online gambling industry learn from this nonmonetary, augmented reality app obsession?

Anyone remember Brexit? That thing where Britons voted by a healthy majority it leave the European Union? Yeah, well surprise surprise.

In this week's news round-up we bring you up to speed on Baazov's resignation from Amaya Gaming; PokerStars California Problem; and more.

UKGC’s decision to add BTC to its list of accepted payment methods could be paving the way for Bitcoin and mixed fiat iGaming operators.