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Asia performance drives strong growth for Gamesys Group in 2019

London-listed online bingo-led operator Gamesys Group has reported a 35 per cent increase in revenue to £415.1m for 2019, boosted by results from the newly acquired Gamesys brands and organic growth in the UK and Asia.

On a proforma basis, revenue was up by 15 per cent compared to the previous [...]

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PAGCOR suspends casino and other gaming activities in the Philippines

The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) has confirmed that it is suspending all gaming operations effective immediately.

In line with the instructions from President Rodrigo Duterte to put Metro Manila under community quarantine to prevent the further spread of COVID-19, the suspension applies to land-based casinos, electronic game (eGames), bingo, sports betting, poker and [...]

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GI Games Round-up: Golden Rock Studios, Yggdrasil and more

This week has seen new games released by the likes of Golden Rock Studios, Green Jade Games, FunFair Technologies, Evoplay Entertainment, Pragmatic Play, Blueprint Gaming and Yggdrasil.

Golden Rock Studios’ Roulette x2

Golden Rock Studios has released its latest table game, Roulette x2, which awards players with double pay-outs for free.

The feature works [...]

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Sportradar launches new F1 live in-race betting markets

Sports data provider Sportradar has expanded its Formula 1 offering with the launch of a new live in-race betting product.

Sportradar will exclusively offer official F1 data on a range of pre-race and in-race markets to betting operators, with live data taken directly from the track on race day and made available [...]

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Red Tiger rolls out slot portfolio with Glitnor Group brands

NetEnt-owned games studio Red Tiger has rolled out its portfolio of slots with Malta-licensed operator Glitnor Group.

The integration sees Glitnor Group’s Lucky Casino and Gambola brands gain access to Red Tiger’s library of games, as well as the supplier’s daily and hourly jackpots.

Red Tiger said that the new deal will expand its reach [...]

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Contagion fears cause widespread sports cancellations

Authorities across the globe are postponing or cancelling major sporting events in a bid to limit the spread of COVID-19, with Italy particularly hard hit.

The Italian government said Monday that it is extending emergency measures nationwide to restrict travel and prevent public gatherings in an effort to contain the spread of the virus, leading [...]

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Philippines’ PAGCOR invests in cybercrime for fight against illegal gambling

The state-owned Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) has distributed funds to the Department of Justice, Office of Cybercrime to help fight illegal online gambling in the country.

PAGCOR has initially released P5m (€88,531) as the first tranche of a P11.08m grant to be used to buy IT equipment for the operation of [...]

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IGT posts marginal drop in revenue to $4.79bn

New York-listed International Game Technology (IGT) has reported a 1 per cent fall in revenue to US$4.79bn for 2019, although revenue climbed 2 per cent in constant currency.

Revenue from IGT's North America Gaming & Interactive division increased by 7 per cent to $1.07bn for the year, as 15 per cent [...]

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COVID-19 forces G2E Asia postponement as Gibraltar reports first case

The ongoing spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has forced the organisers of the G2E Asia expo in Macau to postpone the event, while the gaming industry in Gibraltar is on alert after the government today confirmed the first case on the peninsula.

Following discussions with the Macao government and exhibitors, [...]

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Swedish impairment charges hit 500.com’s bottom line in 2019

New York-listed lottery and gaming operator 500.com has reported a 69 per cent drop in net revenue to RMB39.7m (€5.1m) for 2019, with 2020 off to a poor start as Swedish operations remain suspended.

Revenue for the final quarter of the year fell by 68 per cent year-on-year to RMB8.6m, with [...]

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ALOT Solutions establishes new division for retail lottery sector

Lottoland’s B2B arm ALOT Solutions is looking to expand into the retail lottery sector through its new ALOT Systems division.

Headed up by Gary Cheung, the division has been established to provide digital retail lottery systems, games and terminals to licensed lottery operators.

“I’m proud that we can make this announcement,” [...]

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Playtech hit by impairment charges and casual gaming losses in 2019

London-listed gaming supplier and operator Playtech has reported a 23 per cent increase in revenue from continuing operations to €1,508.4m in 2019, although higher amortisation and impairment charges and losses in casual gaming weighed heavily on the bottom line.

Playtech’s revenue growth was driven by its B2C division, which includes the Snaitech business in [...]

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