Today’s need-to-know news: Tuesday, January 27

Today’s need-to-know news: Tuesday, January 27

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 Totally Gaming

The Gibraltar Betting and Gaming Association’s legal challenge against new tax laws in the UK will be heard in March. The body opposes the UK Treasury’s decision to implement a 15 per cent Point of Consumption tax on all online gaming companies operating in the UK market. The case will be heard between March 23-25...

Meanwhile, the Association of British Bookmakers has launched its GambleAware Week as part of a wider commitment to responsible gambling in the UK. The initiative, which has been rolled out by betting shops and online operators, aims to educate people about the tools that are available to help them stay in control when gambling...

Scientific Games has relocated its global headquarters to Las Vegas and has also unveiled plans to establish its gaming division’s primary US manufacturing operations in the Nevada gambling haven...

Barry Martin has reportedly stepped down from his role as chief executive officer of online betting firm 666Bet. Martin, who first joined the company in October 2013, helped the operator successfully launch into the UK market and secure partnerships with several major sporting properties and personalities...

Meanwhile, BGO Entertainment has promoted chief finance officer Hannah Westley to the role of group managing director. Westley first joined the online bingo and casino operator back in 2009...

Leander Games has announced that Betsson is to become the latest operator to launch its online casino content. Leander will integrate its own games and those from third-party developers via its LeGa remote gaming server platform.


UK greyhound racing receives £3m boost from bookmakers


UK National Health Service to launch gambling addiction treatment centres


Inspired Entertainment narrows 2018 loss but warns of FOBT impact


UK Chancellor faces Commons rebellion over FOBT stake cut delay

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