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Danske Spil

Sports betting and lottery boost Danske Spil in H1

Denmark’s state-owned gaming operator Danske Spil has posted a 2 per cent increase in gross gaming revenue (GGR) to DKK2.34bn (€314.7m) for the first half of 2021.

Revenue from Danske Lotteri Spil, which operates the Lotto, Vikinglotto and Eurojackpot games, increased by 3.5 per cent to DKK1.35bn as a result of [...]

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Colorado sportsbooks see July wagers hit $181.3m

Colorado’s regulated sports betting market recorded strong growth in July as total wagers climbed 21 per cent month-on-month to $181.3m.

July wagers increased by 206 per cent compared to the same month last year, with online contributing the bulk of the total with wagers of $179.1m compared to retail wagers of [...]

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Delaware sports wagers grow to $5.3m in August

Delaware’s licensed sportsbook operators generated total wagers of $5.3m in August 2021.

This marks an increase of 28 per cent versus the previous month and a 79 per cent improvement compared to the Covid-impacted month last year, when the state’s three casinos and 102 sports lottery retailers were forced to close [...]

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China lottery market grows to €4.7bn in July

China’s two state-owned national lotteries posted a 0.3 per cent increase in total lottery sales to RMB36.25bn (€4.73bn) in July 2021.

The market grew year-on-year for the seventh consecutive month, with a 21 per cent increase in Sports Lottery sales to RMB24.99bn offsetting a 27 per cent decline in Welfare Lottery [...]

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Record Lottery and iGaming revenue fails to offset BCLC’s retail struggles

Canada’s British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) has reported a 62 per cent fall in total revenue to CAD$965.6m for the 2020/21 fiscal year, despite seeing revenue from its PlayNow.com iGaming brand more than double during the year.

BCLC said that its diversified product portfolio mitigated the overall impact of facility closures [...]

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Sweden’s gambling market grows to SEK6.51bn in second quarter

Sweden’s regulated gambling market generated net sales of SEK6.51bn (€638.9m) in the second quarter of 2021, buoyed by strong growth from the online casino and sports betting segment.

According to the latest data from the Swedish tax authority, net sales increased by 10 per cent compared to the same period last [...]

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Strong start for OLG’s new online sportsbook in Ontario

Canada’s Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) has revealed that it collected over CAD$1m in sports bets via its new PROLINE+ online sportsbook in the first week of operations.

Since the introduction of single event sports betting across Canada last Friday, the only legal online sportsbook in Ontario saw nearly three-quarters [...]

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Virginia sports betting handle drops to $161.9m in July

Virginia’s regulated sports betting market generated total handle of $161.9m in July, the lowest monthly total since the opening of the market earlier this year.

The sixth full month following the launch of regulated sports betting on 21 January saw Virginia's total sports betting handle decline by 31 per cent month-on-month, [...]

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Codere struggles in first half as retail woes continue

Spanish gaming operator Codere has reported a 16 per cent fall in revenue to €266.3m in the first half of 2021, with Covid-19 restrictions continuing to impact its retail operations in Italy and Argentina.

Revenue from Latin America decreased by 15 per cent to €149.0m, with declines in Argentina and Uruguay [...]

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888 Holdings

888 benefits from strong growth in UK and Italy

London-listed gaming operator 888 Holdings has increased first half revenue by 39 per cent as it benefited from currency gains and strong growth in all major markets.

Revenue in the first six months of 2021 amounted to £528.4m, an increase of 39 per cent, or 29 per cent in constant currency, [...]

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Veikkaus posts H1 revenue decline despite online gains

Finland's state-owned gaming operator Veikkaus has recorded a 13 per cent fall in gross gaming revenue to €527.1m in the first half of 2021, with Covid-19 related restrictions continuing to have a major impact on its business.

Veikkaus said that the pandemic negatively impacted revenue by around €150m during the first [...]

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Strong year for PointsBet as sportsbook turnover soars to $3.78bn

Sydney-listed sports betting operator PointsBet has seen net win soar by 154 per cent to AUD$208.5m for the fiscal year ended 30 June, following strong growth in Australia and the United States.

Turnover from PointsBet’s Australian and US sports betting businesses rose 228 per cent to $3.78bn during the year, with [...]

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