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Alexandra Griffiths is a writer and reviewer based in London, UK. Having studied History at the University of York, Alexandra went on to complete a Masters degree in Journalism at the University of Sheffield. From there, Alexandra headed straight into a career in writing, working with well-known sportsbooks, casinos and online gambling companies such as Ladbrokes. Alexandra is passionate about seeking out the next big thing in online gambling, and always has an eye out for new sportsbooks and slots that are set to take the world by storm.

Team: Newcastle United
Sport to bet on: Football
Sports movie: King Richard
Sports snack: Nachos
Covers feature: Industry News
Correctly guessing the winner of the Grand National as the first bet I ever placed. I was convinced of my psychic powers from that point on!
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Every subsequent Grand National attempt that has ultimately seen me lose, despite my best shouts of encouragement for the chosen contenders.
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Mirage Hotel and Casino to Close Its Doors After 34 Years

May 16, 2024 • 2:01 PM ET

The renowned hotel first opened in 1989 and led the way in an era of extravagance on the Las Vegas Strip.

Gamble Aware Pushes for Health Warnings on Ads

May 15, 2024 • 2:28 PM ET

The charity’s recommendations come as major research highlights an urgent need for clearer and safer messaging.

Super Group Purchases Apricot Software Following Record Financial Results

May 9, 2024 • 9:23 AM ET

Super Group posts highest revenue recorded in a first quarter in company history, with increase of 12% to €379.3 million.

UK Gambling Commission Introduces Stricter Regulations to Halt Rise of Problem Gambling

May 5, 2024 • 6:04 AM ET

New checks will focus on players who might be spending more than their annual or monthly salaries on gambling.

PENN Entertainment Announces $114.7M Loss in First Quarter

May 2, 2024 • 10:04 AM ET

PENN Entertainment reported a lower revenue than expected, but cited the impact of weather events at the beginning of the year.

Backlash Leads to Withdrawal of Controversial Campaign

Apr 29, 2024 • 2:30 PM ET has chosen to remove a number of adverts on the London Underground and other Transport for London services after backlash from Londoners.

888 Holdings Reportedly Facing £100m Bill following Austrian Legal Battle

Apr 25, 2024 • 9:10 AM ET

Series of court cases in Austria found that the company had been operating illegally. 888 Holdings reportedly expects costly legal action to follow.

Ukrainian Military Banned from Gambling as Regulations Intensify

Apr 23, 2024 • 11:06 AM ET

Petition argues the effect of the ongoing war on the mental health of soldiers and civilians has contributed to a surge in gambling addiction.

BetRivers Announces Renewal of Exclusive Partnership with Mike Francesa

Apr 17, 2024 • 12:56 PM ET

Francesa will continue to provide network and social media content for the North American operator.

National Voluntary Self-Exclusion Program to Tackle US Problem Gambling

Apr 17, 2024 • 11:37 AM ET

Approximately 2.5 million adults in the United States are estimated to meet the criteria for a severe gambling problem.

UK’s Betting and Gaming Council Appoints New Chief Executive Officer

Apr 8, 2024 • 12:46 PM ET

Former Entain exec Grainne Hurst to take over from current CEO Michael Dugher.

Campaigners Call For Stop to 'Sneaky' UK Gambling Ads on Social Media

Mar 26, 2024 • 12:09 PM ET

New report states that much more needs to be done to reduce the amount of gambling content marketing that under 18s and younger demographics see.

UK Introduces £2 Cap on Slot Stakes for Under 25s

Feb 26, 2024 • 11:48 AM ET

New legislation being introduced as part of a wider move to tackle problem gambling in the country, comes into effect in September.

Furor Over New York Online Gambling Bill

Feb 20, 2024 • 12:46 PM ET

An open letter against online betting in the Empire State was signed by almost 700 Queens casino workers.

ESPN BET-Branded Sportsbooks to Launch This April

Feb 19, 2024 • 3:11 PM ET

Together with ESPN, we look forward to expanding the ESPN BET brand with our premium retail sportsbooks and creating unique omni-channel experiences at key PENN properties across the country.”

Fourth Try’s a Charm in Atlantic City Smoking Ban Bill

Feb 4, 2024 • 6:07 PM ET

The New Jersey Senate health committee approved the long-delayed bill, putting it one step closer to approval following four long years for casino workers.

Gamstop Reports Rapid Rise in Self-Exclusions

Jan 27, 2024 • 6:00 AM ET

UK-based self-exclusion scheme for online gambling was contacted by 92,000 consumers searching for help with problem gambling in 2023.

Sportradar Unveils New Strategy to Drive Growth

Jan 25, 2024 • 12:41 PM ET

Global sports tech giant shakes up organizational structure, reveals new strategic actions designed to drive innovation.

bet365 Boss Among World's Highest-Paid Executives at $281M Salary

Jan 18, 2024 • 12:00 AM ET

The gamble pays off for Denise Coates, though some have been critical of the bet365 founder’s salary and other rewards, given the economic outlook of the UK at the moment.

Leny Mitjana Faces 10-Year Suspension for Match Fixing

Jan 16, 2024 • 11:26 AM ET

It is widely believed that the offences took place between 2017 and 2018, when Mitjana was at the height of his game.

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