Wednesday, August 15, 2018

DFNN H1 revenue gains 11.5 percent

DFNN said its H1 revenue gained 11.5 percent, with gains noted across all of its business sectors, in particular license sales.

Stars Group Q2 revenue gains 34.8 percent, helped by Australia

Canada-based Stars Group, owner of the PokerStars brand, reported a 34.8 percent jump in Q2 revenue, helped by recent acquisitions in Australia.

Online companies eye India potential

India’s online gaming sector has seen a spate of acquisitions in recent months as operators position themselves for strong projected growth, despite the ongoing regulatory uncertainties.

AIGF releases skill games charter

The All India Gaming Federation (AIGF) is moving to regulate India’s skill gaming industry through the release of a Skill Games Charter. According to a...

Studio City targets younger audience with e-sports venue

Melco Resorts & Entertainment on Tuesday launched Macau’s first e-sports venue at its Studio City property, which it hopes will attract a younger generation of players to Macau.

Gambling companies struggling to pick the millennial wallet

Online gaming companies may have better luck in attracting millennials if they develop the right products, though research shows that casinos may struggle to target this key demographic.

World Cup draws record bets but predictable final damps profit

With the football World Cup finally at a close, Russian bookies are finding their profits are lower than expected, despite a surge in volume.

Ganapati appoints Japan/Malta CEOs to token unit

Ganapati Group has appointed two lawyers from Japan and Malta as Co-CEOs of GanaEight Coin Limited, the issuer of the G8C tokens to be used in online casinos.

Police take down WeChat red pocket gambling ring

Police in China have taken down a WeChat gambling ring that allowed punters to make bets on the platform’s digital red pocket feature, local...

Sikkim amends online law to ban locals

The Sikkim state government has brought a provision that requires having a photo identity card issued from outside the state of Sikkim for entry into gaming zones.


Broken Tooth to bring chess and poker tournaments to China

Former triad leader Wan Kuok-koi, known also as Broken Tooth, has partnered with an unnamed Beijing firm to bring chess and poker tournaments to...

Construction activity could be related to gaming license play

A recent uptick in construction activity from gaming-related companies could be a play for a 7th or 8th gaming license, said Union Gaming in...

FEC to employ “Asian Wallet Strategy” in Europe

Hong Kong-listed Far East Consortium says it expects its casino gaming business to drive higher profitability in the long-term, according to comments made in...

Pagcor H1 gaming revenue up 18.1 percent

The Philippine Gaming and Amusement Corp. reported an 18.3 percent increase in gross revenue from gaming operations in the first half of 2018, beating its target by 9.7 percent.

Yokohama draws over 51 million tourists in 2017

Yokohama city, which is now mulling the possibility of an IR bid, drew over 51.4 million domestic and foreign tourists in 2017, according to...