Nustar Resort and Casino expecting to open in the Philippines from 2022

In the Philippines and local developer Universal Hotels and Resorts Incorporated has reportedly announced that its Nustar Resort and Casino is expected to begin opening sometime next year complete with a trio of hotel towers offering over 1,000 rooms. According to a report from GGRAsia, the $517 million project is being developed on a 20-acre […]

James Packer agrees deal to retain his large stake in Crown Resorts Limited

Following months of negotiations and billionaire businessman James Packer (pictured) has reportedly agreed a deal that will allow him to retain his around 37% stake in beleaguered Australian casino operator Crown Resorts Limited. According to a Thursday report from The Sydney Morning Herald newspaper, the arrangement worked out with the New South Wales Independent Liquor […]

PokerStars names Brazilian football star Neymar Jr. as Cultural Ambassador

After re-joining PokerStars in December 2020 as part of the brand’s ‘All In’ campaign, Neymar Jr. is now taking on a new role. The Brazilian football pro was recently named the cultural ambassador for PokerStars.net. He will use this new position to create new projects for the brand related to culture, including art, design, and […]

Flutter eyes Oddschecker sale as focus shifts to core business growth

Flutter Entertainment is actively reviewing options to sell its Oddschecker business, as the FTSE100 firm focuses its core operations to strengthen its global sports betting and igaming units  This afternoon, Sky News reported that Flutter had recruited New York investment bank Moelis & Company to advise on the sale of Oddschecker – recognised as UK …

Svenska Spel sees record participation for Elite Sports Scholarship programme 

Svenska Spel has revealed that its heritage ‘Elite Sports Scholarship’ programme has secured a record number of applicants for its 2021 edition. For the past 40-years, Svenska Spel, Sweden’s state-owned lottery and gambling monopoly, has operated its sports scholarship programme in partnership with Riksidrottsförbundet – Sweden’s Confederation for Sports. Each year, Svenska Spel awards 50 …

Victor Blanco to join Scientific Games as new CTO

The board of Scientific Games Corporation (SGC) has confirmed that Victor Blanco will join the Nasdaq technology group as Chief Technology Officer in 2022. In his forthcoming role, Blanco will take responsibility for Scientific Games’ technology strategy across gaming, lottery, sports betting, and igaming, as well as support the development and execution of its range …

GambleAware to fund critical research on ethnic and female gambling harms 

GambleAware has called for the launch of two new research projects which will examine the ‘lived experience of gambling harm amongst marginalised communities and women’. The safer gambling research, education and treatment charity will fund each project with an investment of £250,000 to secure deeper insights and new evidence on gambling harm impacts within the …

AskGamblers dispute service to cover sports betting

Online gambling player community AskGamblers has expanded its customer mediation service to cover sports betting-related disputes.    The Catena Media owned property has operated its ‘AskGamblers casino complaint service’ (AGCCS) since 2009, returning more than $6m to customers in 2020 via settled disputes with operators. Players who seek to resolve a dispute with an AskGamblers …

SBC Digital Payments to put US payments and compliance issues in the spotlight

This month’s SBC Digital Payments conference and exhibition is set to provide an in-depth examination of payments and compliance issues in the high-growth US sports betting and igaming industry. The online event on 29 April will bring together senior executives and product specialists from major international operators, suppliers, regulators and lawyers to exchange ideas about …