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Microgaming to add new poker games to casino offering

Gaming supplier Microgaming is expanding its casino portfolio with the addition of new range of online poker games.

The first new game to launch will be Hold’Em Poker, a fast-paced €5 buy-in Sit & Go tournament specifically optimised for mobile, offering a new random prize pool wheel mechanic and introducing a [...]

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IBIA establishes new sports data standards process

The International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) has published a set of minimum standards governing procedures for the collection of sporting event data for betting.

The move follows the IBIA's launch of a project in May to create a set of standards that would be the most effective means of protecting the [...]

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IAGR joins forces with International Gaming Standards Association

The International Association of Gaming Regulators (IAGR) and the International Gaming Standards Association (IGSA) have announced a collaboration to maximise opportunities for effective and efficient gaming regulations.

In a first for both organisations, the initiative will focus on two key priorities over the coming year; discussion and information exchange concerning known [...]

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South Africa’s Peermont enters sports betting market with DraftKings

South African land-based casino operator Peermont Hotels, Gaming and Resorts has partnered DraftKings to launch a new online sports betting platform.

Powered by DraftKings’ B2B sports betting technology, PalaceBet.co.za features a range of product features including Your Bet and Pulse Betting, while data integrations with Betgenius and IMG Arena allow Peermont’s [...]

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Tennessee Lottery CEO re-elected as president of WLA

Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation president and CEO Rebecca Paul Hargrove has been re-elected as president of the World Lottery Association (WLA).

Hargrove was unanimously re-elected for her second two-year term as president of the WLA, the member-based organization with more than 140 government-authorized and licensed lotteries from more than 80 countries [...]

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Betway enhances in-play sportsbook content with Betgenius

Online betting operator Betway has signed a new long-term sportsbook content partnership with Genius Sports Group’s Betgenius.

The extended agreement will see Betgenius provide Betway with in-play data and trading for a range of major sports including football, tennis, basketball, volleyball and esports.

“Fast and reliable updates are key to providing our [...]

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Aspire Global

Aspire Global completes acquisition of BtoBet

Shares in Aspire Global hit a new 52-week high in Stockholm Monday after the gaming technology supplier completed its acquisition of B2B sportsbook provider BtoBet.

Completion of the acquisition follows receipt of regulatory approval in North Macedonia, with BtoBet to be consolidated into Aspire’s financial results as of 1 October.

Aspire has [...]

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Gaming shares make gains in third quarter

There were strong returns for shareholders in Q3 as the gaming industry’s collective share price continued to rebound after being decimated in March by the Covid-19 pandemic.

With combined share prices in Q2 rising by 46 per cent to offset many of the losses in Q1, the 50 publicly-listed operators and [...]

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Pronet Gaming brings in new sales director to lead African expansion

London-based B2B provider Pronet Gaming has appointed Mark Schmidt as director of sales for Africa as the supplier looks to accelerate its growth across the continent.

Schmidt joins Pronet from IMG Arena, where he served as sales and business development manager for the Middle East and Asia (MEA) for the past [...]

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BtoBet expands in Nigeria with Luckybet partnership

Aspire Global’s newly acquired iGaming platform provider BtoBet continues to expand across Africa with a new supply deal with Nigerian bookmaker Luckybet.

The agreement has been secured through STM Gaming, BtoBet’s regional certified partner for Africa, and will see Luckybet launch retail and online sports betting via BtoBet’s Neuron 3 platform.

“I [...]

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Gaming Intelligence Hot 50

NetEnt and Red Tiger partner with the Gaming Intelligence Hot 50

NetEnt and Red Tiger have teamed up with Gaming Intelligence to support the annual celebration of excellence that is the Hot 50.

The title sponsors will be backed up by Playtech, which has chosen to sponsor the leadership category. Check out the full list of categories here.

NetEnt Group chief operating officer [...]

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BtoBet expands into fantasy sports with Scout Gaming

Stockholm-listed fantasy sports provider Scout Gaming has entered into a distribution deal with iGaming platform provider BtoBet.

The deal allows BtoBet, which is in the process of being acquired by Aspire Global, to offer Scout Gaming’s full product offering to its network of operators via its Neuron3 platform.

“We are pleased to [...]

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