GVC Holdings has just announced a number of additions to its online gaming services, including the addition of a new live casino studio.

GVC new games.

GVC continues to expanding with new games and industry experts following its 2016 acquisition of bwin.party. (Image: glassdoor.co.uk)

In a bid to add another revenue stream to its ever-expanding list of offerings, the London Stock Exchange listed GVC recently announced plans for a new live gaming studio.

The private studio took six months to complete and has been designed in conjunction with creative consultancy My Agency and software supplier Evolution Gaming.

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Genting Casino Edgbaston, Birmingham, has been struck by machete-wielding criminals for the second time in as many months prompting questions about its security provisions.

Genting Casino Edgbaston raid.

Genting Casino Edgbaston has been raided by an armed gang for the second time in two months. (Image: tripadvisor.co.uk/Genting Casino Edgbaston)

Despite being one of Genting’s smaller casinos in the Birmingham area, the Edgbaston venue saw a gang of five armed man storm the building on June 15. According to police reports, the alarm was raised around 2am and officers attending were told that the masked men stole an unspecified amount of money before escaping in … Read more

Betting on the UK General Election topped £20 million at William Hill, but one punter will be regretting his decision to speculate on the outcome.

Jeremy Corbyn costs punter money.

An unexpected wave of support for Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has cost one William Hill customer £70,000. (Image: BBC.co.uk/Getty Images)

When Theresa May called a snap election, many saw it as a power grab for the incumbent Prime Minster.

With Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn out of favour with many in his own party, much of the mainstream media were predicting a comfortable win for May.

Conservative Slip Costs Punter

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888 Holdings largest shareholders, the Shaked Family, have sold 40 million shares in the betting company, prompting speculation that there may be a push for a sale in the near future.

888 Holdings Shaked Family.

888 Holdings’ biggest shareholders, the family of Aharon Shaked, have capitalised on a recent surge in the company’s value by selling 40 million shares. (Image: globes.co.il)

Following a recent surge in the price of 888 Holdings’ shares to an all-time high of £3, the family of Aharon Shaked, one of the founding members of the company, decided to sell for the first time.

After Aharon died in 2010, he … Read more

UK gamblers spent £13.8 billion between October 2015 and September 2016 with £4.5 billion of that haul coming courtesy of online players.

UK Gambling revenue report.

UK gambling pulls in £14 billion between 2015 and 2016 with online bettors anteing up £4.5 billion. (Image: cascadeall.com)

According to the UK Gambling Commission’s (UKGC) latest report, gross gambling yield for Great Britain’s collection of licensed operators was just shy of £14 billion during the last accounting period.

This figure comes despite a drop in the number of live betting shops and casinos.

Numbers Up but Provisions Down

As outlined in the statistical breakdown, the … Read more

Paddy Power is about to make sports betting even easier by launching a fully integrated Facebook chatbot service.

Paddy Power Facebook bot.

Paddy Power has released the first ever Facebook chatbot that can place bets for customers. (Image: fintechist.com)

As of November 2016, Facebook was home to approximately 34,000 chatbots and now Paddy Power is joining the party with its own betting focused product.

Paddy Power first launched its Facebook chatbot back in April when it was branded as a “betting and entertainment” hub.

According to the site’s literature, users could only use the early chat service to get betting news, find odds and … Read more

888 Holdings could be facing a substantial fine or worse following a review of its social responsibility practices by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC).

Wayne Rooney loses £500,000.

888 Holdings is under investigation by the UKGC as Wayne Rooney reportedly loses £500,000 in a Manchester casino. (Image: cdn.images.dailystar.co.uk/Getty)

According to statement published by 888 Holdings on May 15, the UKGC is unhappy with the way one of its subsidiary sites handles things such as self-exclusion.

Although the operator hasn’t made it clear where the potential breach occurred, the implication is that it may have to enact a blanket policy change.

As part of the … Read more

William Hill revenue up.

A revamped online site and mobile app have helped William Hill hit new revenue highs at the start of 2017. (Image:mobile.williamhill.com)

William Hill has reported an upturn in revenue thanks to increased traffic across its online sports betting platforms.

In a trading statement sent out by William Hill on May 9, the UK betting operator indicated that online sportsbook betting volume was up by 9 percent with net revenue improving by 8 percent.

In addition to Cheltenham providing an increase in traffic during the first 17 weeks of 2017, new mobile betting provisions helped William Hill generate more revenue.

Thanks … Read more

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has dealt a £300,000 bad beat to bgo following a series of advertising infringements.

UKGC fines bgo

UKGC fines bgo £300,000 for potentially misleading consumers about one of its free bet offers. (Image: YouTube/bgo)

As part of its ongoing efforts to regulate UK gambling and ensure operators don’t mislead consumers, the UKGC has taken action against bgo over nine rogue adverts.

According to reports, bgo fell afoul of the UKGC’s code of practice (May 2015), which stipulates that operators must adequately explain the conditions attached to a “free bet” or “bonus.”

After reviewing the company’s onsite adverts as … Read more

The UK horseracing industry changed for good on April 25, 2017, after the European Commission endorsed the government’s proposed 10 percent levy.

Tracey Crouch British racing betting levy.

British racing is set to receive a huge financial boost after Tracey Crouch’s new levy comes into force. (Image: YouTube.com/ Cardiac Risk in the Young)

Back in January 2017, Sports Minister Tracey Crouch MP announced the government’s long awaited funding plan for the UK horseracing industry.

After reviewing the old system through which offshore operators weren’t required to contribute to the industry, the government decided to shake things up.

Months of planning, discussions and disputes with betting operators … Read more