The long haul is over, and the EPL season is coming to an end. Sadly, there is no Leicester City-style fairy tale this year to celebrate. Antonio Conte’s Chelsea have been in full command of the EPL since October and with three games to go need only one more win to secure the title. Only […]
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.
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.
Saracens are bidding to become only the second British team in history to retain the European Rugby Champions Cup. On Saturday, the UK giants take on French side Clermont Auvergne at Murrayfield in Edinburgh. The last British team to retain the trophy – then known as the Heineken Cup – were the Leicester Tigers who […]
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 […]
MGM Resorts is bringing online poker to New Jersey, in partnership with British online gambling operator GVC Holdings. On Wednesday 3rd May, MGM announced its deal with PartyPoker’s parent company. Under the terms of the agreement, the companies will launch an online casino site in New Jersey under the same playMGM brand that the company […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
GamePoint has acquired the Israeli social casino developer Lucky Genome. And if that second name rings a bell, it might be because Luck Genome are the clever chaps responsible for Slots Craze. It was on Tuesday 25th April, that the Dutch social gaming outfit announced the deal to acquire the Tel Aviv-based software firm. GamePoint […]
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 […]