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Blueprint Gaming unveils new Lucksome games studio

Blueprint Gaming has opened a new development studio in Malta headed up by former NetEnt games director Bryan Upton.

The Lucksome Games studio is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Blueprint focused on online slots and other styles of games, including what it describes as a new and innovative multi-game concept, which will [...]

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Online drives Entain revenue growth in Q4 2020

London-listed betting and gaming operator Entain has reported its 20th consecutive quarter of double digit online net gaming revenue growth, although lower retail revenue due to Covid-related store closures meant that full year net revenue was in line with the prior year.

Fourth quarter online net gaming revenue (NGR) increased by [...]

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Kambi secures Australian sportsbook supply deal

Stockholm-listed Kambi Group has signed a long-term agreement to provide its retail and online sports betting technology to Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA).

The partnership will see RWWA leverage Kambi's technology to upgrade its current sportsbook offering across its 320 retail outlets, as well as its online brand TABtouch.

The Kambi [...]

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Jette Nygaard-Andersen

Entain appoints Jette Nygaard-Andersen as CEO

London-listed gaming operator Entain has announced the appointment of Jette Nygaard-Andersen as chief executive officer.

She assumes the role with immediate effect, with former chief executive Shay Segev remaining with the business until July to ensure a smooth transition.

Nygaard-Andersen was appointed to the board of Entain in December 2019 as a [...]

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Gambling Commission

Online gambling yield falls in November during second UK lockdown

Britain’s Gambling Commission has said that the second COVID-19 lockdown in November had a limited impact on online gambling behaviour, with total online gross gambling yield (GGY) falling by 13 per cent month-on-month to £471.5m.

This was driven by a 28 per cent decrease in real event sports betting GGY as [...]

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Scientific Games launches Cluedo branded slot

Scientific Games has launched a new Cluedo Cash Mystery online slot game through its partnership with Hasbro.

Based on the popular board game and featuring all the familiar characters, rooms and weapons associated with the brand, Cluedo Cash Mystery brings the classic game to life across five reels, offering 180 free [...]

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Allied Esports agrees $78.3m sale of World Poker Tour

New York-listed Allied Esports Entertainment has agreed to sell its World Poker Tour (WPT) business and assets to Element Partners for a total consideration of $78.3m.

The acquisition comprises an initial upfront payment of $68.3m in cash and an additional $10m revenue share earn-out based on 5 per cent of WPT-branded [...]

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Habanero granted B2B supplier licence in Malta

Casino games developer Habanero has secured a supplier licence from the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA).

The Critical Gaming Supply Licence from the Maltese regulator allows Habanero to provide its portfolio of more than 100 games to licensed operators in the jurisdiction.

“Our growth in the last few years across markets such as [...]

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Opening of Dutch online gambling market delayed by one month

Netherlands gambling regulator Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has been forced to once again delay the opening of the regulated Dutch gambling market.

With the opening of the market already delayed as a result of COVID-19, the Remote Gaming Act is now expected to enter into force on 1 April, one month later than [...]

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IWG rolls out e-Instant games portfolio with DC Lottery

Lottery supplier IWG has rolled out its online instant win games with the DC Lottery.

The games are delivered via IWG's locally deployed Remote Game Server, which has been integrated with the lottery’s Intralot-powered platform.

The DC Lottery becomes the seventh US lottery to launch IWG’s online e-Instant games.

“These are exciting times [...]

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Genius Sports secures official data and streaming deal with Caliente

Mexican gaming operator Grupo Caliente has expanded its partnership with Genius Sports Group to include the supplier’s full portfolio of official live data and streaming content.

Building on its existing in-game trading content deal, Genius Sports’ subsidiary Betgenius will supply Caliente.mx with its LiveData, LiveTrading and Streaming services, leveraging official sports [...]

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MGM Resorts

MGM Resorts drops plans to acquire Entain

US gaming operator MGM Resorts International confirmed Tuesday that it does not intend to make a firm offer to acquire London-listed operator Entain (formerly GVC Holdings).

The decision follows Entain's rejection of an £8.1bn acquisition offer from its US partner MGM Resorts earlier this month, which it described as significantly undervalued.

MGM [...]

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