Viktor Vangelov has an MA in Analytic Philosophy. He has worked in education, he has worked with media, both traditional and online. He has written for a number of publications in different areas, with gambling being his focus in the past several years. He has reviewed numerous casinos, bingo sites, online bookmakers, bingo sites, poker sites, as well as plenty of online games. He has been closely following industry news, including but not limited to legislative changes, financial reports and statistical data. Viktor is an avid football fan and he passionately supports Liverpool FC, with a firm belief that ‘this is our year’. Contact Viktor @ email@example.com
The UKGC is now in the spotlight, but not for their actions against operators or generally towards the market, but for their internal decision to lay staff off.
Flutter Entertainment is probably the largest and the most successful company in the UK gambling market. Its success story can serve as a model for some of their competitors. We are yet to see what the future will bring, especially in regard to the new Gambling Act which is something that has been announced.
It has been announced that the casinos in both Scotland and Wales are set to open this week. Scottish casinos are open from today and the casinos in Wales will open this Saturday. These decisions have been praised by the Betting and Gaming council.
Loot boxes are one of the most controversial issues and there is growing pressure on regulators to ban loot boxes or at least regulate them. At the recent workshop six concerns were raised and some suggestions were offered.
Four indigenous tribes have filed a lawsuit against the governor Oklahoma who signed compacts with two other tribes, allowing them to organise sports betting operations. Sports betting in Washington DC is in decline.
DraftKings have started offering sports betting services in Illinois. The company partnered with the Casino Queen located in East St. Louis. William Hill started offering its services in the state as well and they will soon start offering mobile betting as well.
It has been reported that 119 William Hill venues will not reopen at all. The company has seen increased profit in the first half of 2020. Despite the fact that the company is facing certain challenges in the UK, it embarks on a new and exciting journey in the US.
English casinos are set to reopen on the First of August. We will see how long they will stay open, but it is clear that this will have a beneficial effect on both the economy and the individual operators. In Ukraine, they passed new legislation that will legalise eight forms of gambling, including online sports betting and online casino gambling.