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18th July 2018  
The Story

UK-listed gambling firm GVC Holdings PLC scored an 8% growth in its net gaming revenue for the first half of 2018 thanks in part to the World Cup 2018 bettors.


The fair weather also helped.

Data showed that GVC’s online business saw a 20% growth on a constant currency basis during the six-month period. Revenue of the company’s UK retail shops fell 3%, which GVC said could have been much worse if bad weather deterred their patrons from gambling. The company’s European retail posted a 26% increase in net gaming revenue, bolstered by World Cup betting.


Will expanded sports betting force a decision on jurisdiction?

In this piece, lawyer Martin Owens explored the idea of shared jurisdiction and profit in horse racing and sports betting.


Google adds Bitcoin BCH to its currency conversion

The world’s most popular web browser has included an option to convert Bitcoin Cash (BCH) to any global currency in real time, bringing more prominence to the already popular cryptocurrency.

Dragon Corp. on failed floating casino: It’s not our fault

Dragon Corp. blamed Brova Idea for failing to secure the necessary funding to complete the Dragon Pearl, a $300m floating casino off of Macau, which would have been operated by blockchain.

Macau casino self-exclusion request grew 34% in H1 2018

Macau’s Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau reported that at least 233 people requested casino exclusion during the first half of the year, up 34.2% in the same period in 2017.


Australia cracking down on .cc online gambling domains

Independent MP Andrew Wilkie has demanded immediate government action to shut down multiple gambling sites using .cc, a domain name for those based at the Australian territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands in the Indian Ocean.


Lottery betting sites form new trade body to educate regulators

Five online gambling operators formed the European Lotto Betting Association, a new umbrella group which aims to “dispel myths” about the lottery betting business and inform the public that operators are “legitimate.”


Poland seeks data on citizens’ attempts to access forbidden sites

A digital rights watchdog reported that the Polish government plans to create a central registry of unapproved websites “used to offer goods and services contrary to the law, “including unlicensed online gambling operators.


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Leander teams up with Pala Interactive for North American distribution

The distribution deal will see Leander’s extensive catalogue games and those of its partners available for play on the CanPlayCasino.

Good job to Joe Cada for dominating the $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em Closer to get his fourth World Series of Poker win! Cada defeated more than 3,000 entrants to pocket the $612,886 first prize.
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