In The Spotlight
An unwavering 20-year focus on delivering the best possible casino games experience to players has cemented NetEnt as a must-have supplier for iGaming operators worldwide, but as chief executive Per Eriksson explains, the company is just getting started.
In the second part of our exclusive iLottery feature, Gaming Intelligence talks to the three leading US lottery suppliers - Scientific Games, IGT and Intralot - about their plans to digitalise the retail lottery segment.
Like iGaming, the iLottery market has seen slow progress in taking customers online. Only 6 of 45 US states with lotteries currently allow residents to buy lottery draw tickets online, with half of those including some variety of instant win or scratchcard games.
The takeover of Inspired Gaming was a long time coming but the identity of its buyer heralds a new beginning for the UK-based supplier as Nasdaq-listed Inspired Entertainment.
Swedish casino games developer NetEnt has reported a 28 per cent increase in revenue to SEK357.4m (€36.9m) for the third quarter of 2016, marking the company’s thirteenth consecutive quarter of growth.
Eastern European gaming operator Fortuna Entertainment Group has struck a deal to become a major sponsor of all levels of Czech football, including its domestic leagues and the national team.
New York-listed gaming giant International Game Technology has signed a cross-licensing deal to allow Everi Holdings to use certain mechanics within its games.
The UK online gambling industry is set to come under intense scrutiny over the alleged use of misleading promotions and unfair terms to prevent payouts to players, which may amount to a breach of consumer law.
Playtech has strengthen its bingo solutions offering with the acquisition of ECM Systems, a leading provider of bingo software and related services to the UK retail bingo market.
Austrian gaming giant Novomatic and Stockholm-listed sportsbook supplier Kambi have revealed plans to target government regulated lotteries with a combined gaming offering.
Tom Little has stepped down as president and CEO of Intralot USA after nearly fifteen years in the role, to be replaced on an interim basis by Nikos Nikolakopoulos.
William Hill’s mooted reverse takeover of Amaya would create an industry leading gaming business which could achieve cost savings of around £100m according to analysts, but beyond that there is little to get excited about.