AGA survey finds gambling CEOs bullish on industry’s future

Gambling industry CEOs are very confident that their businesses will continue recovering from the economic impact of the pandemic over the remainder of 2021. But while they're bullish on recovery, they still have serious concerns about issues such as the labor shortage and supply chain issues. The business bosses shared their opinions in the American…

FanDuel partners with Suquamish tribe on Washington State gaming

FanDuel and Port Madison Enterprises are teaming up on a deal to bring regulated sports betting to Washington State. The deal centers on the Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort, where FanDuel will be opening a new sportsbook at the Suquamish Tribe's casino and resort. The new FanDuel sportsbook includes three betting windows and 12 self-service kiosks…

MGM Resorts ready to fight for BetMGM

Officials at MGM Resorts are ready to fight tooth and nail in an effort to prevent DraftKings from purchasing Entain, the company that’s currently running MGM’s sports betting arm - BetMGM. MGM Resorts made that sentiment very clear in a tersely-worded press release that’s adding some interesting wrinkles to one of the biggest gaming industry…

Entain verifies DraftKings $20B buyout offer

DraftKings, one of the biggest names in regulated US sports betting, is making a move to purchase one its biggest rivals in a deal that could be worth something north of $20 billion (USD). The offer, which was confirmed by officials at Entain, could mostly be viewed as a major move on the US market…

UK Finalizes Hefty Online Gambling Tax

UK-facing online gambling operators got a case of good news/bad news this week. The bad news is that, beginning in October 2019, UK-facing online gambling operators will see their tax on revenue leap from 15 percent to 21 percent. The good news is that that's nowhere near as big an increase as British lawmakers were…

Westgate Sports Betting SuperContest Nears Record Entries

Regulated sports betting could be giving an unexpected boost to one of America's most prestigious NFL pick contests, the Westgate SuperContest. This year's contest features more players than ever before competing for a top prize that is expected to be slightly over $1.5 million. According to reports on CalvinAyre and CBS Sports, the 2018 SuperContest…

FanDuel CEO and Co-Founder Moving on to Greener Pastures

FanDuel CEO Nigel Eccles is leaving the company almost eight years after he helped to found it and put daily fantasy sports on the worldwide gaming radar. Eccles' exit comes at a time when the controversial company is both mired in legal battles and, according their own reports, is nearing its first profitable quarter. Word…

Dutch Gambling Authority Tells Apple to Pull Gambling Apps

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the Dutch gambling authority, has ordered Apple to remove all real-money gambling apps from its Netherlands-facing apps store. The US-based technology giant is complying with the order and has pulled more than 50 apps in an effort to appease KSA. Apple's acquiescence is the culmination of an anti-gambling app effort by KSA that…

Google Panda: confirmation or catastrophe?

Uncertainty is a fact of search marketing life: You have to live with constant updates and tweaks to the very formula your entire business relies upon. And that formula is based on one of the world’s best-kept business secrets: Google's search engine algorithm. But it’s also true that, in general, if you follow SEO best…