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FUN88 agrees betting partnership with Newcastle United

Asia-facing gaming operator FUN88 has been named as the official Asian betting partner for English Premier League football club Newcastle United.

FUN88 has served as the club’s shirt sponsor for the past six years, but has now redefined its agreement into a betting partnership for the 2023/24 season and beyond.

As part [...]

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Ten Chinese snooker players banned for match-fixing

The World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA) has issued bans to ten Chinese professional snooker players for various offences relating to the manipulation of snooker matches.

The case followed an alert in August 2022 from the International Betting integrity Association (IBIA), with the WPBSA Integrity Unit working closely with Sportradar [...]

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LeoVegas secures B2B licenses in Sweden

MGM Resorts-owned LeoVegas Group has confirmed receipt of three B2B licenses from Swedish gambling regulator Spelinspektionen.

The new five-year licenses have been granted to the company’s in-house game studio Blue Guru Games, and two player account management (PAM) platforms.

"We welcome the introduction of B2B licenses, a decisive step towards mitigating the [...]

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Bingoal fined €400,000 for advertising to young adults

Dutch gambling regulator Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has imposed a €400,000 fine on locally licensed operator Bingoal for advertising to players aged 18 to 24.

The KSA launched an investigation following media reports that a number of licensed operators were not complying with the country’s gambling advertising regulations.

The investigation focussed on all licensed [...]

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bet365 goes live in fifth US state with Iowa launch

Leading online sports betting operator bet365 continues to expand its operations stateside after going live in Iowa.

The Iowa launch follows a multi-year partnership with Casino Queen Marquette and marks the latest step in bet365’s expansion across the United States after going live in Virginia, Ohio, New Jersey and Colorado.

“We are [...]

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XLMedia completes disposals to focus on betting and gaming

XLMedia has completed the sale of the last asset in its personal finance division, enabling the company to fully focus on betting and gaming affiliate marketing.

The company said Tuesday that it has sold its remaining personal finance domain and website, MoneyUnder30, for $675,000 to Northern Lights Media, thereby completing the [...]

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Portugal iGaming sets revenue record in Q1

Revenue from online betting and gaming in Portugal increased by 25 per cent to a new record high of €196.4 million in the first quarter of 2023.

Revenue from iGaming activities grew by 39 per cent to €110.7 million on turnover of €2.98 billion, whilst sports betting revenue was up by [...]

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IGT secures exclusive long-term Wheel of Fortune rights

New York-listed International Game Technology (IGT) has secured a ten-year licensing agreement with Sony Pictures Television for the exclusive rights to the Wheel of Fortune brand.

The new contract runs from 1 January 2025 to 31 December 2034, and gives IGT the exclusive rights to the Wheel of Fortune brand across [...]

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Kindred Group loses appeal in Norway

Kindred Group has been told to withdraw its iGaming brands from Norway after losing an appeal against the Norwegian Gaming Authority.

Last September, the Norwegian regulator issued a daily fine of NOK1.2 million to the operator for every day that Kindred continued to operate in the market.

This was postponed in October [...]

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MyRacehorse raises $7 million to grow racehorse ownership platform

Racehorse ownership platform MyRacehorse has raised $7 million from a group of investors led by Stronach Group.

MyRacehorse’s proprietary platform allows users to analyse racehorses and purchase a fractional share in a horse for a one-time fee. The platform also provides updates from the trainer and jockey and instant payouts of [...]

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Austrian Lotteries to raise age limit to purchase lottery tickets

Austria’s national lottery operator Austrian Lotteries is raising the minimum age requirement to purchase lottery tickets from next month.

From 10 July, only players over the age of 18 will be allowed to buy tickets for draw games such as Lotto and EuroMillions, as well as scratchcards.

Austrian Lotteries said that the [...]

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Codere revenue grows to €350 million in strong Q1

Spanish gaming operator Codere has reported a 19 per cent increase in revenue to €350.0 million for the first quarter of 2023, with growth across all regions except Colombia.

Argentina remained Codere’s biggest market as Q1 revenue rose 19 per cent year-on-year to €87.0 million, driven by a 5 per cent [...]

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