News by Andrej Vidovic

Andrej has been an integral part of the Real Money Action team since the summer of 2017, after accumulating a wealth of writing experience that he puts into daily news-writing use. Coming from a diverse educational background (as in: not ever settling for one degree and pursuing several for ages now), when he's not spending time dazzling his colleagues with online shopping prowess and plotting his next travel, he likes to paint, read and contemplate what would Kierkegaard do.

Alberta Looks For Tech Partner For Online Gambling Launch

Added on January 23, 2019 in Casino Software

The Canadian province of Alberta is on track to roll out legalized online gambling and is currently conducting a thorough search for a partner that would provide necessary technological solutions. The official regulator, Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission (AGLC), has started the request for proposals to be sent to their address regarding providers of online ... Read more

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Virginia Senate Passes Casino Legislation

Added on January 23, 2019 in Land Based Casino News

Virginia’s Senate committee approved a bill that permits several cities in this state to attain licenses for constructing casinos. The bill was passed on Monday, January 21st and is a first for this state which has resisted gambling legalizations for decades. The cities will not be able to commence their licensing quest immediately – they ... Read more

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AGA and Department of Justice Clash Over Wire Act

Added on January 23, 2019 in Gaming Law & Society News

US lawmakers, state institutions and nation’s chief regulator are still occasionally grappling over the revisions of certain legal frameworks of the past. Despite last year’s successful PASPA lift… …the American Gaming Association (AGA) still hasn’t fully come to terms with it. The regulator is now at cross purposes again with the US Department of Justice ... Read more

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GVC Makes Big Changes in Senior Management

Added on January 23, 2019 in General Gambling News

A titan among casino operators, GVC Holdings, is in the midst of an enormous personnel shift right in their high-tier management team, with several new senior executives taking on new roles. Tom Ritzema, Nick Batram and Paul Tymms have all assumed their new positions within the company and will help it direct its resources towards ... Read more

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New Illinois Governor Discusses Expanded Gambling

Added on January 22, 2019 in General Gambling News

Illinois’ newly-elected governor, J.B. Pritzker, who started his term last Monday, had already outlined the main aspects and objectives of his policy – and one of his priorities will be seeing to casino expansion which, in his views, could do wonders for state budget. Expanded gambling has already done a world of good for Pennsylvania, ... Read more

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Mississippi's Sports Wagering Records Best Month Yet

Added on January 21, 2019 in General Gambling News

Sports betting gross revenue in Mississippi continues its upward trajectory as the state’s regulated market produces its most lucrative period since August’s launch. In December, the total take in this gaming branch amounted to $6.2 million! Despite a smaller intake of money placed in wagers (falling to $41.8, month-on-month)… …the overall revenue skyrocketed – according ... Read more

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Rhode Island Prepares Mobile Sports Wagering Legislation

Added on January 20, 2019 in Gaming Law & Society News

Busy times in Rhode Island keep on as the state’s Senate President, Dominick Ruggerio, advanced a new legislative piece that looks to make mobile sports betting legal. Late November saw the official kick off of sports betting market with Twin River Casino in Lincoln taking the first wagers. Not long after, a second sportsbook at ... Read more

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GVC's 2018 Revenue Exceeds Expectations

Added on January 20, 2019 in General Gambling News

Casino operator, GVC Holdings has publicly posted revenue figures for 2018, revealing that they have surpassed forecasts for that year. Consequently, the company’s shares rose in value on London stock exchanges this week, following the announcement. The brand that has Ladbrokes, Bwin and Sportingbet casino brands under its umbrella (among others) has published a release ... Read more

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Pennsylvania Collects $2M in Sports Betting Revenue in December

Added on January 19, 2019 in Gaming Law & Society News

Pennsylvania saw a successful closure to a year in which its has made sports betting legal: December’s total revenue made from this gaming branch came to a total of $2 million. This figure has been revealed by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, the regulatory body that handled a rising number of license demands for this ... Read more

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Atlantic City Casinos Reach 9.2% Annual GGR Growth

Added on January 18, 2019 in Land Based Casino News

New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement has publicly posted the official figures that confirm Atlantic City’s yearly income surge compared to 2017. The city’s casino market had a lot to look forward to once two big resorts, hard Rock and Ocean Casino, began their business in late June last year – despite the latter underperforming ... Read more

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Paddy Power Betfair Integrates SG Digital Platform

Added on January 18, 2019 in General Gambling News

UK’s betting titan, Paddy Power Betfair, is making a crucial step on the road towards expanding their offering across regulated markets of Europe, as well as the domestic scene. They have confirmed the signing of a content deal with SG Digital whose Open Gaming System (OGS) aggregation platform they will be integrating. The bespoke platform ... Read more

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Hard Rock Publishes Details of Future Japan Resort

Added on January 17, 2019 in Land Based Casino News

With the first wave of casino liberalization in Japan already gone, major gambling operators are competing for several licenses to be handed out for construction of casino resorts across the country. One of them is Hard Rock International that has recently unveiled all details of their planned integrated entertainment resort in the city of Tomakomai ... Read more

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Wazdan To Premiere New Slots at ICE London

Added on January 17, 2019 in General Gambling News

Video slot specialist, Wazdan, is all prepared and ready to join the grandest annual parade of iGaming industry high-fliers – ICE London! Due to be held in UK capital’s ExCel at Royal Victoria Dock between February 5th and 7th, the gaming world’s most important event will feature this Malta and UKGC-licensed developer at stand S8-202. ... Read more

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Carl Icahn Returns to Gambling World Via Caesars Investment

Added on January 16, 2019 in Land Based Casino News

Billionaire activist investor, Carl Icahn, has reportedly built big stakes in Caesars Entertainment, resulting in company’s stock soaring by 9.01% as soon as the news was made public. This investment marks Icahn’s return to the ranks of gambling industry, as last year he successfully negotiated the selling of Tropicana Entertainment. He also retained a certain ... Read more

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UK Considering Credit Card Ban For Gambling Industry

Added on January 16, 2019 in Gaming Law & Society News

Great Britain’s culture secretary Jeremy Wright has heralded a possible move by the UK government that concerns payment methods in gaming amid concerns of money-laundering and a wider array of problem gambling. There are justified apprehensions that as much as 20% of deposits made with gambling companies via credit cards are using money that does ... Read more

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