A lawmaker in the Philippines has proposed a new 5% tax on revenue generated by the country’s licensed online gaming operators, with the move securing the backing of the country’s finance secretary Carlos Dominguez III.
A solid casino performance and the second calendar month of action in Europe's major football leagues pushed the Italian igaming market to a return of €146.3m in revenues last month, representing an approximate 8% year-on-year improvement
Finnish gaming monopoly Veikkaus has denied local media reports suggesting that players are spending as much as €11.0bn (£9.51bn/$12.22bn) across is gaming machine estate, arguing the reported figures do not offer a true representation of its actual sales.
French gaming operator La Française des Jeux (FDJ) has secured approval from the country’s stock market regulator to proceed with its initial public offering (IPO), in a move that marks the first step towards the privatisation of the business.
White label and gaming content provider Nektan has extended the deadline for orders for a placing to raise £3.0m in working capital for the fourth time, after revealing that certain parties were proposing “unacceptable” terms in return for investment.
Casino operator MGM Resorts International has agreed to sell its iconic Bellagio Las Vegas property and form a joint venture with Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust, in a deal worth $4.25bn. MGM has also struck a deal to sell Circus Circus for $825m to an affiliate of Treasure Island owner Phil Ruffin.
Licensed sportsbook operators in Pennsylvania generated collective revenue of $19.4m (£15.1m/€17.4m) in the second full month of regulated sports wagering, while interactive gaming revenue in September amounted to $5.3m.
Problem gambling funding body GambleAware has revealed that GVC Holdings topped its list of pledges for the six months to 30 September 2019, with the Ladbrokes Coral owner committing a total of £1.46m (€1.69m/$1.86m) during the period.
Rank Group has reported an 8% year-on-year increase in gross gaming revenue for the three months to 30 September 2019, after it was boosted by growth in its digital arm and Grosvenor Casino land-based business.
Credit rating agency S&P Global has downgraded Codere from a ‘B’ to a ‘B-,’ a week after the company announced financial inconsistencies may reduce its full-year earnings by up to €20m (£17.9m/$22.0m).
New York’s four licensed sports betting operators took in a combined $2.3m in sports betting revenue, up 175.3% month-on-month, as two casinos published their first full-month revenues for the vertical.