Although the legal path is not currently clear, Florida‘s Senate President, Joe Negron indicated earlier this week that he is in favor of allowing slot machines in counties where voters have approved them. Voters in St. Lucie and Duval counties approved ballot measures on November 8 to allow the machines, and six other counties had approved them in earlier...
In the United Kingdom, the 170th running of the annual Grand National horse racing extravaganza took place over the weekend from the Aintree Racecourse near Liverpool with digital gaming provider NYX Gaming Group revealing that the Sunday saw it handle more than 24 million sports wagers via its OpenBet platform. Las Vegas-based NYX Gaming Group, which earlier this month entered...
Following a two-week delay, harness racing will reportedly return to upstate New York’s Vernon Downs Casino Hotel from Friday with an expectation that the state will be providing the Oneida County racetrack with some form of tax relief. According to a report from Syracuse-based television broadcaster WSTM-TV, last month saw owner American Racing And Entertainment postpone the traditional April 21...
Sportech Racing, a London-based gaming and sportsbook operator, has become the first and currently the only provider to be granted a licence to operate tote betting on horse racing in the Netherlands. Dutch gaming authorities reportedly awarded the tote betting licence to the company after pre-approved criteria were met and having passed a comprehensive selection process and award phase designed specifically...
Japan’s Civil Code is in the process of being revised to lower the age of adulthood on the island nation from 20 years of age to 18. However, according to Asia Gaming Brief, the government has decided the change will not affect the current legal gambling age. That means anyone under the age of 20, will still be legally...
In Idaho, a battle is reportedly brewing between the western state’s legislature and governor Clement “Butch” Otter over a suggestion that the Republican’s may be about to institute temporary rules legalizing instant historical horseracing wagering machines. According to a report from the Associated Press news service, instant historical horseracing wagering terminals allow punters to place bets on videotaped contests only...
Eight months after the megamerger was first announced, the $11 billion acquisition of Tatts Group Limited (ASX: TTS) by Australian gambling giant, Tabcorp Holdings Limited (ASX: TAH) has been approved by the Australian Competition Tribunal (ACT). The proposal was given the green-light on Tuesday when Federal Court judge and tribunal president John Middleton delivered the ruling, which stipulates that Tabcorp must...
Coral, a brand of British-based betting and gambling company Ladbrokes Coral Group (LSE: LCL), has reportedly launched its Coral Connect App just in time for the upcoming football season. The mobile companion to the 2014-launched single wallet Coral Connect card, the app is available for download in the App and Google Play stores, according to G3 Newswire. The new app is designed...
In Australia, the national competition regulator has reportedly extended its deadline to make a final determination on the long-awaited $4.8 billion takeover of Tatts Group Limited by rival bookmaker Tabcorp Holdings Limited. According to a report from local newspaper The Australian, the merger was due to be completed before June 13 after initially being agreed in October but a growing...
In Australia, the national competition regulator has expressed concerns about Tabcorp Holdings Limited’s proposed $4.44 billion plan to buy rival Tatts Group due to the effect the proposed merger could have on the country’s wagering, racing media and gaming industries. The nation’s largest bookmaker, Melbourne-based Tabcorp Holdings Limited has a reported market capitalization of around $3 billion and operates Australia-facing...

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