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Malta Gaming Authority survey looks at impact of COVID-19

A survey conducted by the Malta Gaming Authority shows that both B2B and B2C gaming licensees expect lower revenue this year due to the impact of COVID-19.

The 64 B2B suppliers who participated in the MGA survey said that revenue is forecast to be 20 per cent lower than previous budget [...]

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IBIA speaks out in favour of global sports data standards

The International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) has called for an industry-wide debate about global sports data standards.

The IBIA said that all parties engaged in the supply of sports event data for betting should adhere to global best practice standards, after data supplier Stats Perform called for the industry be regulated [...]

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Stats Perform leads call for regulation of data suppliers

Stats Perform has said the data supply industry should be regulated by an independent body, with Genius Sports Group and Sportradar generally supportive of attempts to increase standards.

The issue has risen to a head during the COVID-19 lockdown period, as data suppliers looked to fill empty sportsbooks with a range [...]

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South Africa’s Phumelela files for bankruptcy protection as COVID-19 bites

South African racecourse owner and betting operator Phumelela Gaming and Leisure is seeking to implement a business rescue plan to ensure the long-term survival of the company and horse racing in South Africa.

Phumelela said that it has experienced adverse economic and trading conditions for some time, which has been exacerbated [...]

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Aspire Global

Aspire Global benefits from Pariplay contribution in Q1

Stockholm-listed gaming operator and supplier Aspire Global has reported a marginal increase in first quarter net revenue to €32.6m, buoyed by the recently acquired Pariplay business.

The Pariplay acquisition, which closed in October, helped B2B revenue in the first quarter of 2020 to climb 16.4 per cent to €22.7m, offsetting a [...]

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Intralot

Intralot sees full year revenue drop to €720.6m in 2019

Athens-listed gaming and lottery supplier Intralot has reported an 8 per cent drop in full year revenue to €720.6m for 2019.

Intralot’s systems handled €18.3bn of worldwide wagers during the year, an increase of 21 per cent compared to the previous year, with North American wagers climbing 51 per cent to [...]

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Golden Race agrees virtual sports deals with Betway and Singular

Malta-based supplier Golden Race has agreed deals to roll out its range of virtual products to Betway in Africa and to integrate its products onto Singular’s platform.

Golden Race’s virtual portfolio will be made available across Africa through Betway brand licensee Headsquare.

“Betway is a world-class company in the online sports betting [...]

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Intralot initiates strategic review as COVID-19 hits revenue

Gaming and lottery supplier Intralot has initiated a strategic review as it predicts that the COVID-19 crisis could negatively impact group EBITDA by up to €30m this year.

Intralot said that since early March, revenue has been impacted by lockdowns, store closures and the lack of sports betting content, with total [...]

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Playtech improves compliance measures with Jumio integration

London-listed gaming operator and supplier Playtech has integrated Jumio’s ID and document verification solutions onto its platform.

Jumio’s verification solution enables Playtech’s operator partners to establish the identity of their remote players by verifying government-issued identity documents in real-time.

“Jumio is the kind of landmark partner in the compliance space that will [...]

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South Africa’s Phumelela warns of Racing job losses

South African racecourse owner and betting operator Phumelela Gaming and Leisure has warned that up to 40,000 jobs could be at risk if the country’s horse racing industry is unable to return to action in early May.

The South African horse racing industry has been unable to stage race meetings since [...]

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African operator Allbet goes online with BtoBet

Namibian betting and gaming operator Allbet has expanded its operations online through its existing partnership with platform provider BtoBet.

BtoBet will supply its Neuron sports betting technology to launch Allbet’s new online offering, having powered the operator’s retail network since last October.

“We anticipate further collaboration with Allbet as we assist them [...]

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The Stars Group

Online poker and casino deliver record Q1 revenue for The Stars Group

The Stars Group (TSG) said Friday that it expects first quarter revenue to be 27 per cent higher than Q1 2019 as strong growth in gaming revenue offsets a decline in sports betting.

Total revenue in Q1 2020 is expected to amount to US$735m compared to $580m a year ago, with [...]

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