Gambling News

It’s rare for a day to pass without something significant happening in the gambling industry. Acquisitions, takeovers, partnerships, sales figures, tech breakthroughs – no matter how hectic the Monday morning or how the Sunday afternoon, you can bet that something significant is happening somewhere in the wagering world.


Whether it’s a new game launch, a company hook-up, a major online casino story or a key development in the world of poker, you’ll read about it on the CasinoUK news page.


To illustrate the breadth of our news beat, the past months have seen us cover stories as diverse as the role poker ace Tony Bloom played in resurrecting the fortunes of Brighton and Hove Albion to the problems major betting firms such as Ladbrokes and William Hill have been experiencing in Australia.


We at CasinoUK were also quick to spot that there was a poker angle to United Airlines’ horrific mistreatment of card sharp David Dao – the unfortunate doctor finished third in a World Series of Poker event in Mississippi in 2009. And given how often celebrity and gambling rub shoulders these days, our stories have showcased the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Tiger Woods and Kevin Hart.


Looking ahead, significant stories seem set to break in the US where 2017 is likely to be the year in which the country either fully embraces online betting or rejects it for the foreseeable future. As for on the other side on the Atlantic, Britain’s imminent withdrawal from the European Union has the attention of everyone in the wagering world. Indeed, it’s a story so big that CasinoUK conducted its own in-depth Brexit investigation, asking key industry figures such as Gibraltar Chief Minister Fabian Picardo and the UK Gambling Commission’s Sarah Harrison where they believe Britain is heading.


And as Brexit touches all corners of the gambling world – from licensing and legislation to technology and employment – so does the CasinoUK news page. A new hiring, an unexpected firing, the newest poker millionaire, the latest bankruptcy – all gambling life is here.

Japanese casinos to emphasise slots over table games

There mightn’t be any Japanese casinos at the moment but if and when they are constructed, they’ll be placing far greater emphasis on slots machines than table games. By and large, Asian casinos are very big on table games such as poker, blackjack and roulette. This is certainly true of Macau and Sinapore. However, according […]

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Update – Salomon Ponte sparks controversy on Poker Night In American

Saloman Ponte has turned the air blue at Poker Night In America. The self-proclaimed ‘Hashtag King’ hurled insults at all and sundry at this weekend’s PNIA. And these weren’t your common-or-garden ‘you suck at poker’ barbs, either. Far from it – Ponte (below) called card sharp Doug Polk a “fucking retard”. He then described Polk […]

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Evolution strikes roulette deal with Grand Casino Bucharest

Evolution Gaming is installing a bespoke ‘Dual Play Roulette’ at Romania’s Grand Casino Bucharest in Romania. The new solution is based on the casino’s main gaming floor and will bring together land-based and online play. Evolution ready for new roulette revolution The new arrangement means that, while players place bets at the actual roulette table, […]

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British government ditches free play tax

The UK government is removing a tax on free plays and bonuses from the Finance Bill 2017. It was in December of last year that Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs said the Finance Bill would introduce new rules concerning free bets, free plays and discounted betting. These changes were due to come into effect from accounting periods […]

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PokerStars and 888 stage celeb-heavy events in Monte Carlo and Barcelona

Online poker behemoths PokerStars and 888 have invited a bevy of stars to their Monte Carlo and Barcelona tournaments. PokerStars’ continued use of celebrities is interesting given that last month they seemed to have called time on the marketing technique. However, while they might have bid farewell to Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo and Barcelona’s Neymar […]

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Mr Green launches Realistic online gaming content

Mr Green’s launched a range of online gaming content from supplier Realistic Games. Under the agreement, games will roll out via the NYX Gaming Group OGS distribution platform. Realistic’s entire catalogue of slots and table games is covered by the deal. Mr Green execs pleased to be in business with Realistic “Realistic Games is a […]

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