US political betting markets the biggest ever

Political betting markets are usually an afterthought in the frenzied world of regulated sports betting. But this year's US presidential election, and its accompanying drama, is creating an absolutely frenzied market that's like nothing the industry's ever seen. The fervor surrounding US political betting is all the more remarkable given the fact that, unless they're…

GVC Holdings drop on-course betting operations

GVC Holdings is selling off its on-course bookmaking operations at horse racing tracks across the United Kingdom. It's a move that portends a grim future for UK track operators and is just another guy kick from the ongoing trauma that we know as 2020. According to a recent report in the UK Guardian, GVC Holdings…

GVC Holdings and Betfair tangle with UK ad regulators, Betfair cleared

Betfair and GVC Holdings both had recent run ins with the UK Advertising Standards Authority that left one of the operators cleared of all wrongdoing and one walking away with a slap on the wrist. Betfair won out over an absolutely absurd complaint, while GVC Holdings was chided for maybe suggesting that gambling was a…

GVC Holdings goes 1-1 in recent battles against ad regulators

GVC Holdings recently came out 1-1 in battles against UK ad regulators regarding the content of some of their advertisements. The stories of these two fights speak volumes about the power anti-gambling forces have over government regulators, as well as the lengths gambling operators must go to to defend some pretty innocuous content. In the…

GVC Holdings takes action to mitigate COVID-19 fallout

GVC Holdings, the parent company of UK operators Ladbrokes and the Coral family of sites, is taking drastic measures to help mitigate the economic fallout from the worldwide COVID-19 outbreak. Among the reported actions are the withholding of rent to landlords on its retail sites and the suspensions of dividends to its shareholders. The severity…

GVC Holdings awarded Nevada gaming license with strings attached

Earlier this week the Nevada Gaming Commission (NGC) awarded a coveted Nevada gaming license to GVC Holdings, despite serious reservations about the company's activities in grey markets such as Turkey. The recommendation to the NGC came after 2-1 decision by the Nevada Gaming Control Board (NGCB), who also had a few reservations about GVC Holdings…

UKGC Slams GVC Holdings for Misleading Bonus Offers

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) is making good on its promise to crack down on what it calls, "misleading" bonus offers by gambling operators under its jurisdiction. Earlier this week, the commission hit GVC Holdings with a £350,000 ($491,000 USD) fine for a series of bonus offers that ran during the summer and fall of…