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SOFTSWISS powers new online sportsbook in Nigeria

iGaming software provider SOFTSWISS is powering its first online sportsbook in Africa through a partnership with N1 Group.

The Nigeria-facing N1Bet.ng is the first betting platform to be launched by the SOFTSWISS Sportsbook under a local licence issued to the supplier in February.

Under the joint project, N1Bet.ng players will have access [...]

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Genius Sports brings in Ian Wray to lead global soccer business

New York-listed Genius Sports has appointed sports data expert Ian Wray to lead its global soccer business.

Wray joins Genius Sports from ChyronHego, where he led global sales for the sports-data focused Tracab division over the past nine years.

In that role he worked closely with the majority of major football leagues [...]

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Sports betting boosts Intralot first half revenue

Athens-listed lottery and gaming solutions provider Intralot has reported a 34 per cent rise in group turnover to €202.6m in the first half of 2021, with sports betting in the comparable period last year negatively impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.

After seeing solid growth during the first quarter of 2021, Intralot’s [...]

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Genius Sports doubles revenue but Q2 loss soars to $464.2m

New York-listed Genius Sports has seen revenue more than double to $55.8m in the second quarter of 2021, although significantly higher costs pushed the sports data provider to a loss of $464.2m for the period.

Revenue grew by 108 per cent year-on-year, driven by strong growth in the core Betting Technology, [...]

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Shareholders delight as gaming shares bounce back in August

August proved to be a good month for shareholders of many of the leading publicly-listed gaming operators and suppliers, as the combined value of the shares on the Gaming Intelligence Stock List increased by 9 per cent.

After a tricky start to the third quarter of 2021 as gaming shares struggled [...]

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High Court rules lottery betting illegal in South Africa

Lottery betting operator LottoStar has been ordered to withdraw its service from South Africa after the High Court of Mpumalanga ruled that its activities are unlawful.

Last week’s ruling is the culmination of a six-year legal battle between the bookmaker and the National Lotteries Commission, which had accused the operator of [...]

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Evolution goes live in South Africa with SunBet

Stockholm-listed casino games provider Evolution has launched its live dealer games in South Africa with SunBet, the online betting arm of Sun International Hotel and Casino Group.

The SunBet online sportsbook now includes a full range of Evolution’s live dealer games through an integration with Bede Gaming, including live tables and [...]

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Betway leads Super Group to first half revenue of $762.6m

Betting and gaming operator Super Group has reiterated its full year financial guidance after posting preliminary net gaming revenue of $762.6m for the first half of 2021.

The strong H1 revenue performance from the operator’s Betway and Spin brands puts Super Group on course to meet its full year guidance of [...]

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Aspire Global

Record second quarter for Aspire Global as revenue grows to €55.8m

Stockholm-listed gaming operator and supplier Aspire Global has posted record results for the second quarter of 2021 as revenue increased by 28 per cent to €55.8m and EBITDA rose 40 per cent to €9.9m.

Marking its sixth consecutive quarter of solid growth, the Q2 performance was driven by improvements across all [...]

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Betway signs landmark partnership in South Africa with SA Rugby

Online bookmaker Betway has secured a new sponsorship deal with SA Rugby, the governing body of rugby union in South Africa.

Betway South Africa will become an associate sponsor of SA Rugby and the world champion Springboks for the next three years, with its branding appearing on the field at home [...]

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Entain grows first half profit as online growth accelerates

London-listed betting and gaming operator Entain enjoyed a strong performance during the first half of 2021 as net gaming revenue (NGR) rose by 11 per cent to £1.79bn.

Buoyed by its 22nd consecutive quarter of double-digit online growth, total online NGR was up 28 per cent at £1.59bn in the first [...]

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BtoBet brings in Guy Gani as chief technology officer

Aspire Global-owned sportsbook and gaming platform provider BtoBet has named Guy Gani as its new chief technology officer.

Gani will help to drive BtoBet's next phase of growth by accelerating its technological engineering development, leveraging his experience from Evolution-owned Ezugi, where he served as head of research and development, and his [...]

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