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Gaming Industry News Weekly Recap – Stories You Might Have Missed

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september-17-new-weekly-recapTHE AMERICAS
Quebec’s securities regulator may have botched its insider trading probe of Amaya Gaming’s former CEO; DraftKings suffered a major overlay in its Week 1 NFL action as both it and rival FanDuel drastically curtailed their TV advertising; New Jersey’s online poker market celebrated a rare revenue increase while Pennsylvania’s SugarHouse Casino launched a New Jersey site; the Georgia Lottery launched America’s first hybrid mobile game/digital scratcher; Ontario Lottery & Gaming welcomed the return of NBA betting after a 21-year absence; GAN offered more clues on its Europe-facing online gambling deal with a US casino operator; the American Gaming Association claimed legal sports bets would boost NFL TV ratings; a bankruptcy judge said Caesars Entertainment creditors could have a gander at casino execs’ personal finances; a new study showed millennials spend two-thirds less on gambling than over-35s and Rebecca Liggero offered Las Vegas casino operators tips on how to update their offering to appeal to a new generation of customers.

EUROPE
The UK Gambling Commission filed its first illegal gambling charges against eSports betting promoters; Greece said it would open its online gambling license tender in October; Sportech found a buyer for its Football Pools business; Bet365’s Spanish site was hit by a player class action suit; PokerStars announced controversial changes to its 2017 VIP Club rewards program; Turkish authorities busted a major online sports betting ring and complained about casinos across the border in Georgia; gambling operators accounted for 10% of all Swedish TV advertising; FlowPlay announced a DFS-style in-game sports betting product; the Cyprus casino derby may have come down to a single qualified bidder; Codeta’s Edward Ihre explained why affiliates are embracing online casino ownership; Ed Pownall rolled his acid tongue over the debut episode of his Industry Eye video series and Becky Liggero brought her video cameras to the Betting On Sports 2016 conference.

ASIA
The Philippines’ gambling regulator announced tough new online licensing plans while the country mulled privatizing the state lottery; Iao Kun Group said it was closing two VIP rooms at Galaxy Entertainment casinos but Galaxy claimed it turfed the junket investor for unspecified breaches of contract; Singapore Pools moved closer to getting approval for its new expanded website; the Bombay High Court threatened to close Maharashstra’s online lotteries; a Cambodian casino operator flew the coop with $3.7m in stolen funds; Caesars Entertainment offered direct room booking via China’s WeChat app; Ganapati’s Mitsuya Fujimoto explained why Japanese technology transcends national boundaries and Stephanie Racquel offered a video recap of Asia Gaming Brief’s Sportsbooks & Gaming Seminar in Manila.

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