Gambling industry association the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has praised the UK government after it was confirmed that gambling companies will qualify for the business rates holiday designed to mitigate the shut-down enforced by novel coronavirus (Covid-19).
The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has urged the UK Chancellor to provide emergency help to save thousands of jobs across the gambling industry, after fresh concerns were raised over the impact of the novel coronavirus disease (Covid-19) on the sector.
The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has given its approval to Inspired Entertainment’s proposed acquisition of Gaming Technology Group (GTG), a division of Austrian gaming equipment and solutions giant Novomatic’s UK subsidiary.
GVC Holdings has revised its full year profit projections upwards for the second time this year after the operator’s online and European retail growth helped offset a weaker performance from its UK retail arm.
Playtech has reported a 54% year-on-year increase in revenue for 2018, though growth for the year was largely down to the acquisition of Italian operator Snaitech, with the solutions giant’s B2B division struggling.
Ladbrokes has cited growth in its digital business as one of the main reasons behind a rise in revenue in the third quarter, while Boylesports has said it will review the sale of Ladbrokes and Coral shops to Betfred and Stan James.
Nick Rust, chief executive of the British Horseracing Committee (BHA), has said that the proposed merger between Ladbrokes and Gala Coral would have an adverse impact on customers and the UK's horseracing and greyhound industries.
The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has said in a new report that although gross gambling yield from remote betting, bingo and casino sources remains steady, it noted a decline in the number of land-based facilities in the national market.
The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has announced that Betfred is to pay over £800,000 (€1 million/1$1.1 million) in compensation and in contribution towards socially responsible causes as part of a regulatory settlement following a licence review by the organisation.