Playtech Online presents an automatically updating news feed from 2 of the best online casino news and gambling news resources available in the world! For those interested in USA Casino news we have a news feed from Play USA and for those interested in UK casino news and a lot more we have arguably the best and certainly the most comprehensive gambling newspaper in the world, The Guardian.

  • Play USA - 20 October 2018, 3:21 am

    Lottery officials announced the winning numbers for the Oct. 19 Mega Millions drawing, which grew to $1 billion in the days leading up to it. The post Mega Millions Winning Numbers For October 19, 2018 appeared first on Play USA.Read More

  • Play USA - 19 October 2018, 11:01 pm

    A new American Gaming Association study says leagues could profit billions from sports betting even if they don’t get a cut of betting revenue from casinos. The post AGA Study Shows Sports Betting Could Make It Rain For Major Leagues appeared first on Play USA.Read More

  • Play USA - 19 October 2018, 4:36 pm

    An Illinois sports betting hearing concluded that politicians are in no rush to legalize it and gaming taxes will help, but not fix, the pension shortage. The post Illinois Sports Betting A Hot Topic At State Hearing On Gambling appeared first on Play USA.Read More

  • Play USA - 18 October 2018, 10:30 pm

    Nevada regulators are considering changing the rules governing sportsbooks to allow real-money wagers on events such as the Academy Awards and Grammys. The post Is Allowing Bets On The Academy Awards, Grammys A Good Idea? appeared first on Play USA.Read More

  • Play USA - 18 October 2018, 6:18 pm

    The Borgata won a lawsuit over poker pro Phil Ivey related to edge-sorting in a baccarat game. Now, another part of the legal battle may move to Nevada. The post Borgata Casino’s Legal Action Against Phil Ivey May Move To Nevada appeared first on Play USA.Read More

  • Play USA - 17 October 2018, 10:45 pm

    PlaySugarHouse Sportsbook has left Golden Nugget and switched its New Jersey sports betting license to ally with Monmouth Park Racetrack. The post NJ Sportsbook PlaySugarHouse Now Operating Under Monmouth License appeared first on Play USA.Read More

  • Play USA - 17 October 2018, 6:38 pm

    New Mexico is now the sixth state with legal regulated sports betting, live at the Santa Ana Star Casino and Hotel in Bernalillo, NM. The post New Mexico Becomes Sixth State With Legal Sports Betting appeared first on Play USA.Read More

  • Play USA - 17 October 2018, 12:00 pm

    Gamblit Games keeps trying to innovate the skill-based slot industry which, like sports betting, hopes to draw in the millennial crowd. The post Deal Or No Deal: Can Sports Betting Help The Skill-Based Slot Industry? appeared first on Play USA.Read More

  • Gambling | The Guardian - 17 October 2018, 6:20 am

    A day after Telstra board was given a bloody nose, 40% of shareholders in gambling company reject remuneration report The backlash against excessive executive pay in Australia has continued as Tabcorp suffered a first strike from shareholders at its annual general meeting in Brisbane.After a thumping 62% of Telstra shareholders gave the board a bloody nose on Tuesday, 40.4% of Tabcorp shareholders voted to reject the gambling company’s remuneration report on Wednesday. Related: CEOs don’t understand how angry workers feel about executive pay | Osmond Chiu Continue reading…Read More

  • Play USA - 16 October 2018, 9:42 pm

    As NBA’s opening day is upon us, here are three New Jersey online sports betting sites that are offering the best promotions and offers. The post As NBA Season Starts, 3 Top New Jersey Online Sportsbook Offers appeared first on Play USA.Read More

  • Play USA - 16 October 2018, 7:54 pm

    As Australian sportsbook PointsBet is poised for a US launch, it just released a new advertising campaign featuring NBA Hall-of-Famer Allen Iverson. The post PointsBet Sportsbook Debuts Allen Iverson Ad To Hype Upcoming Launch appeared first on Play USA.Read More

  • Gambling | The Guardian - 16 October 2018, 8:23 am

    Watchdog says two customers including charity boss gambled on Betfair using stolen cashPaddy Power Betfair has been fined £2.2m by the gambling industry regulator for failing to protect customers and stop stolen money being gambled.The Gambling Commission said during 2016, the betting group failed to intervene when customers displayed signs of problem gambling and did not carry out adequate anti-money-laundering checks. Continue reading…Read More

  • Gambling | The Guardian - 15 October 2018, 9:00 am

    The impacts of the Vancouver model – as the scheme came to be known – is linked to the opioid crisis and unaffordable real estate marketThe briefing took place just a few days after David Eby began his new job as British Columbia’s attorney general – and it began a warning.“Get ready,” Eby remembers being told by casino regulators in the western Canadian province. “I think we are going to blow your mind.” Related: Race and real estate: how hot Chinese money is making Vancouver unlivable Related: How Canada became an offshore destination for ‘snow washing’ Continue reading…Read More

  • Gambling | The Guardian - 2 October 2018, 10:19 am

    The number one issue for thousands of punters right now is the fact that betting firms can restrict and ban punters pretty much with impunityAhead of one of the best weekends of racing all year, most punters can be forgiven for having better things to do on Monday than digest a 32-page missive from the Gambling Commission on the subject of ‘Alternative Dispute Resolution in the Gambling Industry.’Fortunately, there are indefatigable campaigners like Brian Chappell, from, who make it their business, and the positive news for backers is that Chappell gives a guarded welcome to the latest move by the Commission which aims to ensure that gambling is “open and fair”. Related: Bryony Frost ‘pumped’ for comeback at scene of Newton Abbot fall Sedgefield 2.00 Mitcd 2.30 Sonic 3.05 Caid Du Lin 3.35 Lucky Robin 4.10 Oak Vintage 4.45 Goldencard  Ayr 2.10 Laoise 2.40 Dubai Frame 3.15 Inexes 3.45 Jo Binney (nap) 4.20 Saint Equiano (nb) 4.55 I’m Improving 5.25 Billy Bond 5.55 Canadian George  Southwell 2.20 Deise Vu 2.55 Little Windmill 3.25 Settimo Milanese 4.00 Panko 4.35 Polished Rock 5.10 Undefined Beauty 5.40 Fingerontheswitch Kempton Park 5.45 Hurricane Alert 6.15 Tinto 6.45 Over The Guns 7.15 Wajaaha 7.45 Dame Nellie 8.15 King Athelstan 8.45 Augenblick 9.15 Parnassian  Continue reading…Read More

  • Gambling | The Guardian - 1 October 2018, 6:15 am

    Macau is set to become the world’s richest place by 2020 – but with billion-dollar skyscrapers standing beside rundown apartment blocks, it’s clear not everyone is benefiting On his way to work every day, Daniel Yan, 29, a civil engineer, leaves his modest two-bedroom apartment in Macau’s Coloane neighbourhood and passes his new neighbour: the 13 skyscraper, touted as the world’s most luxurious hotel.The 13 opened at the end of August at a total cost of $1.6bn (£1.2bn) and features 200 multi-level villas ranging in size from 2,000 to 30,000 sq ft. At 23 storeys of royal red and crystal, it stands out amid the residential tower blocks, with a diamond-like ornament spanning 20 metres topping it off to make extra-sure no one misses it.‘To build a hotel like this in a residential area seems strange,’ says Daniel Yan, top. Bottom left: an apartment building and the 13 skyscraper; right: part of the hotel’s fleet of bespoke Rolls-Royce PhantomsLocals live in mostly very small spaces. It’s two different worldsThe contrast between Macau’s luxiry buildings and dilapidated urban housing is stark Rundown neighbourhoods contrast with the glitzy Grand Lisboa hotel on Macau’s skylineI can only afford to buy bread occasionallyClockwise from top left: the apartment building in which migrant workers Ratna Khaleesy and Roy Wardha live; Khaleesy in the shared kitchen; Wardha on her bunk; Hoi Kwan in the apartment she shares with her children‘It’s two different worlds’ … Dense housing in the Iao Hon neighbourhood Related: Lost language: how Macau gambled away its past Continue reading…Read More

  • Gambling | The Guardian - 19 September 2018, 11:01 pm

    Tom Watson announces a number of policies designed to tackle addiction ‘epidemic’ Gambling companies will be banned from advertising on television during live sports if Labour wins the next general election, as part of a crackdown designed to tackle an addiction “epidemic”.Labour’s deputy leader, Tom Watson, accused the government of letting the UK’s estimated 430,000 problem gamblers down, as he announced a number of policies that would tighten up betting regulations.A £100m-a-year levy on gambling firms to fund addiction treatment.A ban on the use of credit cards to place bets.Rules to allow addicts to ask their bank to block gambling transactions.New clinical guidelines on treatment for problem gamblers. Related: Tom Watson: Labour would ban gambling with credit cards Continue reading…Read More

  • Gambling | The Guardian - 19 September 2018, 3:52 pm

    Science Gallery, LondonSugar, shopping, cash, drugs, booze and smartphones … this great show details how artists have responded – and succumbed – to addictive vices down the agesCan you become addicted to getting a bunch of psychedelic cats aligned in a row? I’ve got to admit it gave me a warm glow when I “won” while playing an interactive artwork by Katriona Beales that mimics online gambling. The pleasure persisted even when her “game” informed me it had been compiling data based on my eye movements.Yet, as sickly diverting as it is, I can’t imagine waiting on a street corner, $26 in my hand, to buy the next hit of online cat portraits from my man. Hooked: When Want Becomes Need, the thought-provoking show that opens London’s new Science Gallery, mixes artworks about drug and alcohol addiction with pieces that explore the online world. It suggests that smartphones and social media may be as addictive – and harmful – as heroin or vodka. Yet the exhibition also illuminates a striking difference. While artists once turned to traditional narcotics for romantic inspiration, the compulsion to check that phone one more time is hardly going to give anyone visions of caverns measureless to man, as Coleridge put it. Related: ‘It consumed my life’: inside a gaming addiction treatment centre Continue reading…Read More

  • Gambling | The Guardian - 19 September 2018, 5:01 am

    Deputy leader says crackdown on betting industry necessary to tackle addiction ‘epidemic’Labour would ban the use of credit cards to place bets, affecting billions of pounds of transactions a year, as part of a crackdown on the gambling industry designed to tackle an “epidemic” of addiction.Deputy leader Tom Watson will this week publish the conclusions of the party’s year-long review of gambling regulations, which were liberalised under Tony Blair’s government in 2007. Related: Number of problem gamblers in the UK rises to more than 400,000 Related: Children ‘bombarded’ with betting adverts during World Cup Continue reading…Read More

  • Gambling | The Guardian - 17 September 2018, 11:01 pm

    Slashing highest-permitted stake from £100 to £2 could be postponed until 2020The Treasury will lose more than £100m for every year that it postpones curbs on bookmakers’ fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs), according to a report.The government has agreed to slash the highest-permitted stake on FOBTs from £100 to £2 after concluding that they are a “social blight”, but it is considering postponing the change until 2020. Continue reading…Read More

  • Gambling | The Guardian - 13 September 2018, 5:18 pm

    The World Cup revealed the extent to which the gambling industry has become embedded in professional sport, writes the bishop of St Albans, Alan SmithIt is right for Simon Stevens of NHS England to highlight the worrying connection between gambling and sports (Report, 6 September). The World Cup revealed the extent to which the gambling industry has become embedded in professional sport. Viewers were presented with more than 60 live-odds betting adverts during the contest. These encouraged people to bet, including the 430,000 problem gamblers in the country.It’s not just grumpy parents who have had enough of these adverts. This year young people who watched live football complained of seeing too many, with the average 14- to 18-year-old watching 3.8 gambling adverts every day. No wonder many people are worried that this is creating a timebomb as young people are being conditioned to think betting is an integral part of football. Continue reading…Read More

  • Gambling | The Guardian - 9 September 2018, 9:00 am

    The Premier League is huge in Asia but there is often a high price to pay for betting on its matchesThere is a scene in an early episode of The Simpsons that says quite a lot about sports fans in general, and fans who gamble on sport in particular. Krusty the Clown and his accountant are watching a basketball game on TV. “Let me get this straight,” the accountant says. “You took all the money you made franchising your name and bet it against the Harlem Globetrotters?” To which Krusty wails: “But I thought the Generals were due.”The Globetrotters crossed the line between a spectator sport and scripted entertainment. Outside Springfield – where it was the local Mafia don who laid the bet – no bookie will offer odds on a match where the result has already been decided. Some degree of uncertainty is an essential ingredient in a betting market, whether it involves a football match, a horse race or any of the other three dozen or so sports that are listed by most major bookmakers. Continue reading…Read More

  • Gambling | The Guardian - 5 September 2018, 7:14 pm

    NHS England chief attacks foreign betting firms that fail to pay into £10m help fund Betting firms who sponsor Premier League football clubs have been criticised by the chief executive of NHS England for apparently ignoring the industry’s duty to help Britain’s estimated 430,000 problem gamblers.Simon Stevens castigated foreign-owned betting companies for not contributing to a £10m fund which pays for addicts’ treatment while leaving the already overburdened health service to “pick up the pieces” from gambling-related mental ill health. Continue reading…Read More

  • Gambling | The Guardian - 5 September 2018, 3:20 pm

    • Megan McCann placed bets totalling almost £25,000 in 2016 • Online bookmaker claims third party provided stake moneyThe long-running case of Megan McCann, a student from Northern Ireland who is suing the online bookmaker Bet365 for £1,009,793 in unpaid winnings, will finally reach a court room on 13 November after a date was set on Wednesday for a full-day hearing at the Royal Courts of Justice in Belfast.McCann, who was 19 when her bets were placed, staked almost £24,960 on 12 horses running in four races, at Bath, Kempton and Naas, on the evening of 22 June 2016. The bets – a combined total of 960 £13 each-way “Lucky 15”– were accepted by Bet365 and proved highly successful, producing a return of £984,833. Related: Talking Horses: is there another Folsom Blue being sold this month? Salisbury 1.50 Fortune And Glory 2.20 Beat Le Bon 2.50 Rowland Ward 3.20 Gunforhire 3.50 Hello Bangkok 4.20 Firelight 4.50 Odyssa 5.20 Dorella Continue reading…Read More

  • Gambling | The Guardian - 30 August 2018, 1:26 pm

    New icon on physical games will warn parents children can spend money while playingPhysical video games are to include a new warning icon on their packaging if they offer in-game purchases, Pan European Game Information (Pegi) has announced. The new graphic of a hand holding a credit card will appear alongside existing icons such as those that indicate a suggested age limit for players and provide a warning if games include content featuring sex, drugs, bad language, gambling, depictions of stereotypes likely to encourage hatred, or themes likely to generate fear. Related: ‘Easy trap to fall into’: why video-game loot boxes need regulation Continue reading…Read More

  • Gambling | The Guardian - 16 August 2018, 6:00 pm

    Researchers say loot boxes could cause overspending and lead to ‘more conventional forms of gambling’Australian psychiatrists and researchers have called for greater regulation of video games that encourage players to purchase chance-based items, also known as loot boxes, likening them to poker machines and warning they can lead to overspending.A Senate inquiry, which was moved by the Greens senator Jordon Steele-John and passed unanimously by the Senate in June, begins in Melbourne on Friday, and has already drawn written submissions from industry advocates, health professionals and members of the public.Loot boxes, usually embedded in games based on popular licences like Star Wars or Fifa, are roughly similar to baseball cards or other collection-based blind boxes: players pay a small fee for a chance to obtain a random assortment of virtual items. These rewards can be cosmetic (such as ‘skins’ that change the look of in-game objects) or affect gameplay (perhaps through higher stat numbers or unlocking abilities).It is extremely difficult to compete in the contemporary games market with any other revenue model. Continue reading…Read More

  • Gambling | The Guardian - 10 August 2018, 3:00 pm

    Growing consensus within UK betting sector that there is too much pre-watershed TV advertising Senior gambling industry figures have admitted concerns that children are being exposed to too many betting adverts on TV and have called on the government to act. The growing consensus among of industry bosses prompted calls from Labour for the government to crack down on “out of control” gambling ads. Continue reading…Read More

  • Gambling | The Guardian - 9 August 2018, 5:00 am

    Scientific Games ordered to pay $315m in damages after US court finds in Derek Webb-backed litigation’s favourThe man behind a successful campaign to reduce stakes on fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs) has scored a second victory over the machines’ biggest manufacturer, after a court ordered the company to pay damages of $315m (£244.5m).Derek Webb, 68, who funded the anti-FOBT Fairer Gambling group, is expected to pocket tens of millions personally after agreeing to back litigation against Scientific Games. Continue reading…Read More

  • Gambling | The Guardian - 3 August 2018, 4:01 pm

    Bookmaker posts £820m loss and warns crackdown will have long-term consequences William Hill blamed the government’s clampdown on fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs) as it warned that up to 900 betting shops could close, putting 4,500 jobs at risk.The bookmaker reported a loss of £820m in the first six months of the year, as the decision to slash maximum stakes on FOBTs from £100 to £2 forced it to record a £915m accounting charge. Stripping out the one-off cost, it made a £96m profit, down 13% on last year. Related: Bookmakers land £1bn tax rebate in fixed-odds betting VAT Continue reading…Read More

  • Gambling | The Guardian - 1 August 2018, 8:13 am

    Watchdog aims to tackle misleading offers and unfair restrictions on withdrawalsBetting firms face a crackdown on breaches of advertising rules and consumer law in a drive to ensure fairer treatment for gamblers. From October the Gambling Commission will have powers to impose unlimited fines for promotional campaigns that appeal to children or glamorise gambling. Continue reading…Read More

  • Gambling | The Guardian - 31 July 2018, 7:00 am

    As the multimillion-dollar industry’s worth and growth have accelerated, regulators have struggled to clamp down on illegal gamblingIn 2017, the global eSports economy was estimated to stand at around $696m, attracting an audience of over 385 million people, according to Newzoo. But the industry’s formidable growth has attracted more than just hordes of professional gamers, avid viewers and brands offering lucrative sponsorship deals.Organised criminals and low-level chancers have seen an opportunity to influence match outcomes and profit from them in betting markets. As the industry has grown, a string of match-fixing scandals have unfolded, embroiling some of the most prestigious competitive gaming tournaments. Continue reading…Read More