Camelot to enforce 18+ restrictions on National Lottery products from 22 April

The National Lottery operator Camelot is set to increase the minimum age for purchasing National Lottery products to 18 and over from 22 April. The move comes after the Department of Culture Media and Sport (DCMS) ordered Camelot to increase the National Lottery’s age limit from 16 to 18 years old by Autumn 2021. Camelot …

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Football Index administrator begins registering customer claims

Begbies Traynor, the insolvency practitioner of Football Index operator BetIndex, has begun processing customer claims against the company after it officially went into administration on 26 March. This comes as MP’s from the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Gambling Related Harm have called on the Department of Culture Media and Sport (DCMS) to conduct an independent …

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Blackstone alters terms of bid to acquire Crown Resorts

The private equity giant Blackstone has made several modifications to its bid to acquire Crown Resorts. The revised terms of the deal come as the operator appointed Bruce Carter to its board as a non-executive director earlier this week. Carter previously served as the deputy chair of SkyCity Entertainment Group. Blackstone’s bid to acquire Crown …

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Bally’s announces plans to acquire Tropicana Las Vegas

The US land-based casino giant Bally’s Corporation has announced plans to acquire the Tropicana Las Vegas, Nevada casino from Gaming and Leisure Properties, inc (GLPI). This comes as Bally’s finalised the terms to acquire the UK-based online gambling giant Gamesys, earlier today. Acquiring the Tropicana Bally’s has estimated the deal to acquire the Las Vegas …

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Evolution Gaming to acquire Big Time Gaming in €450m deal

Evolution Gaming Group has announced an agreement that will see it acquire the entire issued share capital of Big Time Gaming for €450m (£389m). According to a statement from Evolution, the completion of the transaction is conditional upon receipt of regulatory approvals and this is expected during Q2 2021 The €450m deal The deal will …

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Betsson AB announces joint venture with Big Bola Casino to help drive South American expansion

The Stockholm-listed online gambling group Betsson AB has announced a joint venture with Mexico’s Big Bola Casinos. This marks the operator’s latest effort to expand its presence across the South American market. The joint-venture with Big Bola The joint venture between Betsson and Big Bola will see the Mexican gambling operator carry the new Betsson …

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GambleAware publishes submission for Gambling Act review and calls for mandatory levy

The independent charity GambleAware has published its submission to the Department of Digital Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) for its review of the 2005 Gambling Act, calling for the implementation of a mandatory levy on operators. This comes as the UK government’s DCMS launched its review of the 2005 Gambling Act in December 2020. As …

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BGC welcomes the reopening of retail betting shops across England

The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC), the UK gambling industry’s standards body, has hailed the reopening of retail betting shops across England and Wales as a “much-needed boost” to the sector. From today (12 April) non-essential retail shops across the country can reopen their doors to the public.  This marks the latest step in the …

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