Below you can find the most interesting news of gambling industry and sports betting world that happened last week. So, let\’s start.
Ohio casinos showed revenue growth in May
According to American press, revenue from activities of casinos in Ohio has shown growth after almost a year of decline.
According to the Gambling Commission of the state, four casinos operating in Ohio provided budget with 70 million dollars, which is 6% more than in May last year. The leader on this indicator has become Jack Cleveland Casino, which showed 17,5 million of profit and increased its revenues in comparison with the same period of 2016 by 8,8%.
Also nice indicators of growth were shown by Jack Cincinnati Casino – 6,8% and Hollywood Casino Toledo – 4,9%.
It is worth mentioning that the local authorities would make amendments to gambling laws, which will prohibit playing at Ohio state gambling facilities to the employers of the casino. Now casino employees are able to play slot machines and table games.
Press service of French poker operator Winamax announce the prolongation of partners’ agreement with League 1 club Bordeaux.
According to the terms of the new contract, poker operator Winamax will be the official sponsor of Girondins for the future two seasons. In terms of advanced partnership Winamax will get the right to put its logo in football jerseys of Bordeaux.
Poker operator will also start different competitions with prizes for the fans of FC Bordeaux during home games of France championship.
Among the prizes are VIP-tickets to matches of Girondins and also free tickets to online poker tournaments.
Let us remind you that in addition to sponsors agreement with FC Bordeaux, the company Winamax has the contract with another representative of League 1, Nantes.
Winamax is the leader of French market among poker operators.
American gambling association made a coalition to legalize sports betting
Coalition for promoting the idea of sports betting legalization was created in the USA. One of the main creators and authors of the idea became a local gambling association, which promotes betting legalization idea for a long time.
According to the American gaming Association, the organization will be called American Coalition of sports betting. The main idea of its work is legalization of betting in all the states of US. AGA filed for the start of wide propaganda campaign aimed for eliminating betting prohibition.
Let us remind you that only Nevada residents are able to make bets on sports in the USA. Betting is prohibited in other states, and American gambling association fights for cancelling this prohibition for quite some time.
Belgium wants to prohibit gambling ads in daytime.
According to Belgian mass media, local Parliament initiated a bill, which would prohibit ads demonstration to betting operators and other gambling activities on TV before 20:00.
It is reported that this initiative comes from the Ministry of justice of Belgium. The authorities are worried about addiction of young people of Belgium to gambling and gambling ads compound a problem.
It is expected that prohibition will affect all the forms of gambling ads, including ads during football matches and other sporting events. There is also the option of round-the-clock ban of TV ads on gambling if local regulators decides it that way.
Big money fines and possible deprival of broadcasting license will be given to TV channels in order to prevent these ads broadcasting.
That’s about it. Have a nice day.