Monthly Archives: July 2016

Gaming Industry News Weekly Recap – Stories You Might Have Missed


Antigua’s Prime Minister warned that his country’s “patience is wearing thin” with the United States over their WTO dispute; Canada’s Intertain Group announced it was moving to the UK after failing to identify a buyer; eSports skin betting site CSGOFast closed following Valve Corp’s cease & desist order and Jeff Ifrah offered tips on how to build a compliant US-facing eSports business; Quebec’s IP-blocking plan met its second legal challenge and Jaswal Institute’s Johnny Jaswal suggested Canada’s First Nations could join the fray; the Michigan Lottery’s website made another millionaire; another California card club found itself on the wrong side of the law; Delaware’s online gambling market had a record June; Nevada sportsbooks had a really sucky June; Doug Holmes pondered the ways in which virtual reality could affect the gambling industry and LeoVegas’ Marcus Nylen warned operators not to treat Latin America as a monolith.


William Hill found itself a takeover target of Rank Group and 888 Holdings; France Pari acquired Spanish operator Suertia; Estoril Sol was issued Portugal’s first online casino license; UK Gambling Commission data showed young adults losing interest in gambling; Unibet’s Q2 revenue soared thanks to Euro 2016 and new acquisitions; Svenska Spel had a so-so H1; Cyprus announced plans to open up its online sports betting market; the Netherlands government said Curaçao was preparing tougher rules for online gambling operators; daily fantasy sports operator FanDuel received its UK gambling license; SportPesa signed not one but two English Premier League deals; Pinnacle’s Harry Lang explained why eSports betting operators should play the games themselves; Riaan de Jager warned affiliates to pay more attention to fees while Delta Markets founder John Dekkers explained why affiliates need to be passionate and patient; former compulsive gambler Jessica Broekhuis preached the value of knowing one’s state of mind; Isle of Man Post Office commercial director Lisa Duckworth said direct mail is not dead and SBC’s Andy McCarron explained why you should attend the inaugural Betting on Sports Conference.