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eSports has evolved into a major potential market for bookmakers, but unless stakeholders come together to ensure the integrity of contests, they may find regulation foisted upon them.
Aspire Global CEO Tsachi Maimon provides a glimpse at its roadmap, revealing the steps behind the company’s success as a B2B casino platform provider, and its planned expansion into sports betting.
The integration of Scientific Games with Bally Technologies, Shuffle Master and WMS was completed at the end of last year. Chief executive Gavin Isaacs and his senior management team explain where the company goes from here.
KamaGames' Pokerist Texas Poker has been a consistent performer in the social casino market but the studio has long believed it can do better. With a new London office set up and PokerStars’ former head of mobile joining the team, the company believes it can grow into a business capable of disrupting the sector’s top tier.
The Indian tribal gaming industry generated total gross gaming revenue of US$29.9bn during 2015, with the Washington DC and Sacramento regions representing the two biggest contributors during the year.
The iGaming arm of Mexican gaming operator Caliente has signed as the principal shirt sponsor of football club Atlético Monarcas Morelia for the next two seasons.
Research from the Responsible Gambling Trust (RGT) has found that less than a third of UK casino patrons play on gambling machines when visiting venues, although young men were found to have a high propensity to chase losses.
Three Italian professional tennis players have been banned from the sport after being found guilty of match-fixing offences relating to the ATP Challenger tour last year.
London-listed gaming operators Rank Group and 888 Holdings have formed a consortium for the purpose of acquiring William Hill plc. in a deal worth an estimated £3bn.
This week sees new slot releases from developers including NetEnt and Yggdrasil; the first game to be launched under the partnership between Atari and Pariplay; and new content supply deals for Spinomenal and Quickspin.
The Brazilian state of Piauí has launched Lotoshow, billed as the first legal online lottery platform in the country.
Social casino studio FlowPlay has appointed Joshua Granick, founder and managing director of cross-platform open source games development engine OpenFL, as its first scientist-in-residence.
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Shares in gambling operators and suppliers worldwide have taken a beating in recent days as a result of Thursday's EU referendum in the UK, even as regulators stress that it is "business as usual", for now.