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GVC’s partypoker returns to Italy after four year absence

GVC Holdings’ leading poker brand partypoker has returned to Italy’s regulated iGaming for the first time in four years.

The operator has been granted licence approval from Italian gambling regulator Agenzia Dogane Monopoli (ADM) to offer real-money online poker games to players in Italy.

After an absence of four years, GVC said [...]

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FDJ takes out syndicated loan for exclusive French lottery and betting rights

French gaming and lottery operator La Française des Jeux (FDJ) has taken out a €380m syndicated loan to pay for its exclusive rights to operate lottery and sports betting in France.

FDJ will use the loan to pay the French government for its exclusive 25-year rights to operate lottery games and [...]

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Kindred withdraws dividend as it eyes future investment opportunities

Stockholm-listed gaming operator Kindred Group is withdrawing its proposed dividend so that the company can be well capitalised to take advantage of future opportunities.

In a trading update released late Thursday, Kindred reported a strong start to the year with gross winning revenue for the first quarter of 2020 estimated to [...]

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OPAP warns of significant reduction in revenue

Greek gaming operator OPAP said Thursday that it is introducing new measures to protect the business from the impact of COVID-19 after seeing a €130m reduction in monthly gross gaming revenue.

This followed the closure of retail venues on 13 March in a bid by the Greek government to contain the [...]

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Scientific Games

Scientific Games debuts online slots in Pennsylvania

New York-listed gaming supplier Scientific Games has rolled out its online slot portfolio in Pennsylvania through a partnership with Rush Street Interactive (RSI).

Players at RSI-powered brands BetRivers.com and PlaySugarHouse.com now have access to the supplier’s most popular slots, including titles such as Spartacus, Starmania, Mad Mad Monkey and latest release 88 Fortunes.

“We are excited [...]

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Pragmatic Play launches new bingo product for LeoVegas

Gaming supplier Pragmatic Play has rolled out a new online bingo product for operator LeoVegas.

Brands including LeoVegas UK, Crown Bingo, Pink Casino and Legs Eleven will now have access to the supplier's portfolio of bingo games, including 90, 80, 75, 50 and 30 ball bingo variants.

“I am thrilled and thoroughly looking forward to [...]

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VLTs drive OPAP revenue growth in 2019

Athens-listed lottery and gaming operator OPAP has reported a 5 per cent increase in gross gaming revenue to €1.62bn in 2019, benefiting from a strong contribution from video lottery terminals (VLTs).

Gross gaming revenue (GGR) from VLTs rose 43 per cent year-on-year to €297.7m, helping to offset declines in the lottery, [...]

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Caesars Entertainment

Caesars Entertainment agrees £13m payment for UK AML failures

The UK Gambling Commission has penalised casino operator Caesars Entertainment for historical failings in its social responsibility and anti-money laundering controls.

Caesars will pay £13m for the failings, which in one case resulted in a customer being allowed to drop £3.5m and lose £1.6m in three months, without being asked to provide proof of source [...]

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William Hill

William Hill names new finance and operations chiefs

London-listed gaming operator William Hill has announced the appointment of a new chief financial officer and chief operating officer.

William Hill has named Matt Ashley as its new CFO, replacing Ruth Prior, who stands down on 15 May following the company’s annual general meeting.

Ashley joins from London-listed transport provider National Express, [...]

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Damian Cope to step down as OPAP chief executive

Greek gaming operator OPAP has confirmed that chief executive Damian Cope will be leaving the company at the end of May.

Cope has led the business since July 2016 and is stepping down at the end of his current four-year contract to return to the UK.

He will continue to support the [...]

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Spain restricts most gambling advertising during COVID-19 shutdown

The Spanish government has published new regulations today that restrict gambling operators' ability to market to consumers during the current COVID-19 state of emergency.

More than fifty new measures have been introduced with immediate effect through a Royal Decree to reinforce those already adopted by the Spanish government in the past [...]

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Relax Gaming launches TNT Tumble online slot

Malta-based casino games provider Relax Gaming has expanded its popular Tumble slot series of games with the launch of TNT Tumble.

Following on from the successful releases of Temple Tumble and Tower Tumble, the third title in the Tumble series is a 5x7 slot set in a serene meadow lined by [...]

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