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Paddy Power Betfair Revenue Up 16 Percent in Q1

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The newly merged giant bookmaker Paddy Power Betfair has reported a 16 percent increase in revenue for the first quarter of the year. However, shares in the company dropped in the early morning tra

Zynga Launches Sequel to Hit it Rich! Slot

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Social gaming company, Zynga, has launched its latest free-to-play slots game. Spin it Rich! is the sequel to its popular Hit it Rich! slot which was launched in 2014 and grew to become one of the

Irish Bookies Struggling with Revenue Decline

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The Irish Bookmakers Association (IBA) is encouraging bookmaking shops in Ireland to consider the option of rebranding themselves as entertainment centres as a means to survive the impact of the ev

Addiction Expert Warns Gambling Addiction is on the Rise

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An addiction expert is calling on the government to address the issues of problem gambling, stating that gambling has become Ireland’s “silent addiction” and that it is on the rise while being kept

ESSA Gaming Integrity Body Signs On Its 19th Member

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The integrity body of the regulated betting industry, ESSA, has signed on its nineteenth member. Spread betting operator, Sporting Index, has joined ESSA and will make available data from its busin

The Circus is Back with Yggdrasil’s New Wicked Circus Slot

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Casino software provider, Yggdrasil, has made headlines with its latest game release. Wicked Circus is the third game in a series of slots games from the software provider, that has been popular si

Irish Welfare Funds Invested in Gambling Giants

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Ireland has created a close link between its National Pension Reserve Fund (NPRF), now known as the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF), and the gambling industry. The ISIF, which raises funds

Jimi Hendrix Slots Game Launched at NetEnt Casinos

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Swedish online casino software provider, Net Entertainment, has released the Jimi Hendrix slots game. Jimi Hendrix is the second game in NetEnt’s popular music-themed trilogy, the NetEnt Rocks tour

Minister Calls for Reduced Stake on Fixed Odds Betting Terminals

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Pressure has been mounted on the government over betting regulations with a number of local ministers joining Jim Shannon, a Democratic Union politician from Northern Ireland, to call on the govern

Gala Coral to Upgrade Anti-Money Laundering Processes Following Investigation

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UK-based betting shop, Gala Coral, has been investigated by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) and has been found lacking in the areas of anti-money laundering and social responsibility processes. T