Retail

Vienna Court gives back €440,000 to gambling addict

The Austrian civil court has rewarded a Vienna gambler with €440,000 of losses squandered on slot machines, after a the court ruled that he suffered from an addiction and that gambling premises could not spot his addiction to gambling and prevent him from playing slots. Backed by a psychiatric evaluation, the court agreed that his gambling ‘contracts’ for the period …

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Scientific Games elects Haddrill as Vice Chairman of the Board

Scientific Games Corporation today announced the election of two new members to its Board of Directors (the “Board”). Richard M. Haddrill, former CEO of Bally Technologies, Inc. (“Bally”), was elected as Executive Vice Chairman of the Board on December 4, 2014, and Judge Gabrielle K. McDonald was elected as a Director on October 30, 2014. “Scientific Games is pleased to welcome …

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Hong Kong International Races free to watch & live on Racing UK

British globetrotter Red Cadeaux (pictured above) will be flying the flag for Europe in the Longines Hong Kong International Races on Sunday – live and free to watch on Racing UK (Sky 432). Red Cadeaux will bid to emulate his 2012 victory in the Hong Kong Vase and Ed Dunlop’s pride and joy comes here after finishing second for the third …

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Trump Entertainment settles New Jersey payments with Betfair

Bankrupt Trump Entertainment Resorts will settle its financial dispute with former online gambling partners Betfair and Ultimate Gaming. The casino operator who filed for bankruptcy in September processed in court documents last week to begin its settlement with its former online gambling partners. Betfair had partnered with Trump Entertainment in order to comply with New Jersey federal laws regarding online …

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Loyalty card problem gambling rates not representative of population

One of the lead researchers on the Responsible Gambling Trust’s investigations into problem gambling on machines has warned against applying its findings from loyalty cards to the whole machine gaming public. Heather Wardle, Research Director of NatCen Group, stated that the identified problem gambling rate of 23% found in its sample could not be comfortably extrapolated to every gaming machine player …

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Premier Lotteries Ireland takes over Irish National Lottery operations

Premier Lotteries Ireland (PLI) has officially become the new operator of the National Lottery in Ireland following payment of the final instalment of the licence fee and a successful transition process. The company, whose shareholders are Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (OTPP), An Post and An Post pension funds, will operate the National Lottery for the next 20 years having won …

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First-Tier Tribunal questions Gambling Commission’s powers over premises

David Clifton, of gambling consultancy Clifton Davies, looks at the latest challenge to the Gambling Commission’s decision making process. A Decision Notice delivered on 8 December 2014 by the First-Tier Tribunal, quashing the Gambling Commission’s refusal to grant Greene King a bingo operating licence, has been reported in the pub industry press (The Publican’s Morning Advertiser) as “opening the door …

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Coral announces £100,000 bonus for Welsh and Scottish Grand Nationals

Coral, in partnership with Chepstow Racecourse and Ayr Racecourse, announces the launch of a £100,000 bonus initiative linking two of British racing’s most prestigious Grand Nationals. The winner of the 2014 Coral Welsh Grand National, run at Chepstow Racecourse on Saturday 27 December, will earn a £100,000 bonus should the horse then win the Coral Scottish Grand National on Saturday …

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TattsBet reveals ‘TAB of the future’ retail concepts

TattsBet, has revealed its concept for the ‘TAB of the future’ – a world-leading retail wagering experience – as it continues the evolution of its wagering operations. The release of the new retail concept follows the announcement last month that the business would be rebranded as UBET from early next year. Betting customers will benefit from a fully immersive and …

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Tatts Group eyes WA TAB acquisition

Tatts Group has stated its ‘strong interest’ in acquiring Western Australia licensed betting operator TAB (WA TAB), if it were to be put on the market by the state government. Tatts Group currently owns TAB operations for Queensland, South Australia, Northern Territory and Tasmania. The operator is keen to acquire the Western Australian operator, to complete its full acquisition of …

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