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The big question following GVC’s successful romancing of Ladbrokes Coral is what now for William Hill? And the Stars Group? And Paddy Power Betfair? And 888?

The entries are in and the judges have been considering their merits. But who will emerge victorious at the Gaming Intelligence Awards?

The gambling industry in the United Kingdom has endured months of criticism, some fair, some unfair. This is metastasizing into the notion that gambling is a Very Bad Thing and must be banned or heavily restricted. Labour deputy leader Tom Watson now claims that it should be regulated on a par with cigarettes.

The UK Gambling Commission handed out a record fine on Thursday but 888's mistake could just be the tip of the iceberg.

The problem gambling research highlighted by the UK Gambling Commission is a red herring. The real problem is the media’s attitude towards an industry with few friends in high places.

Scientific Games aims to revolutionise the way operators learn more about player preferences and motivations with its new community-based market research solution, ONE Voice.