TV gambling advertising in Sweden reached record numbers in January, growing 14% across local TV channels.
Spanish-licensed online operators achieved a combined GGR of €699m in 2018, a 25.48% increase compared to the previous year. However, the market may soon be reaching its saturation point.
Camelot has rolled out an advertising campaign ahead of the upcoming launch of Set For Life, the new annuity game for the UK’s National Lottery that will pay jackpot winners £10,000 a month for the next 30 years.
UK-listed gambling operator GVC Holdings suffered a double-digit fall in its share price on Friday after the company’s two senior executives sold off the bulk of their stakes in the company.
Following the takeover of Irish operator BetBright earlier in the week, issues have arisen regarding 888 Holdings, as it has been unable to on-board BetBright players onto its platform.
Several representatives of the gambling industry made it to Forbes Magazine’s list of richest people in the world, including Sheldon Adelson, Chairman of Les Vegas Sands (no. 24, $35.1bn); Lui Che Woo, chair of the Galaxy Entertainment Group (No. 82, $14.6bn); Johann Graf, owner of Novomatic Group (No. 181; $8.1bn), and Denise Coates, CEO of Bet365 (No. 244; $6.5bn).
Billionaire and activist investor Carl Icahn has bought a further 5% worth of shares in Caesars Entertainment, increasing his stake to 15.6%.
The Japanese government said Thursday it plans to ask gambling venues to consider using facial recognition systems to restrict admission of gambling addicts.
Wynn Resorts is planning to build the world’s largest integrated resort in Japan.