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Nevada reintroduces mask mandate in high-infection counties

Casinos in Nevada will be reintroducing mask mandates after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its guidance for areas of substantial or high transmission of Covid-19.

The CDC guidance was updated Tuesday, prompting Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak to issue an emergency directive which requires gaming licensees in affected [...]

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Tipico agrees landmark sportsbook deal with USA TODAY owner Gannett

German sports betting operator Tipico has become the exclusive sports betting and iGaming provider for USA TODAY owner Gannett.

The multi-year strategic alliance will see Tipico provide odds integration, props, and free-to-play games to leverage the power and breadth of the USA TODAY NETWORK, consisting of more than 250 daily local [...]

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Arizona begins sports betting licensing ahead of September launch

The Arizona Department of Gaming (ADG) has begun accepting applications for event wagering licenses ahead of the planned launch of the regulated betting market on September 9.

The Arizona regulator opened the two-week license application window on Monday (July 26) following publication of the final rules governing event wagering, with a [...]

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Playtech buoyed by strong online growth in first half of 2021

London-listed gaming technology provider Playtech said Tuesday that it remains confident in the company's prospects for the remainder of 2021 after benefiting from a “very strong” online performance during the first half of the year.

In a trading update for the six-month period ended 30 June, Playtech revealed that its core [...]

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Aspire Global

Aspire Global names Quincy Raven as US managing director

Stockholm-listed gaming supplier Aspire Global has appointed Quincy Raven as managing director for the United States.

Raven will join the company next week and will be instrumental in executing Aspire Global’s growth strategy for the US gaming market.

He brings more than 20 years’ experience in technology and gaming to the role, [...]

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Caesars gains naming rights to New Orleans Saints’ iconic Superdome stadium

New York-listed Caesars Entertainment has secured exclusive naming rights to the New Orleans Saints' iconic downtown stadium.

The 20-year partnership will see the state-owned building renamed as Caesars Superdome, hosting all Saints home NFL games as well as Super Bowl LIX in 2025.

The venue will also host the 2022 NCAA Men's [...]

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Paysafe expands board with appointment of former Betfair executive

New York-listed payment processor Paysafe has strengthened its board with the appointment of former Betfair executive Mark Brooker as an independent non-executive director.

Brooker brings extensive experience to the board, having previously served as chief operating officer of Trainline, Europe’s largest independent retailer of rail and coach tickets, and chief operating [...]

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Bally's Corp

Bally’s set to report strong second quarter growth

New York-listed casino and sportsbook operator Bally's Corporation expects to report revenue of between $258m to $268m for the second quarter of 2021.

Based on preliminary unaudited financial results, Bally’s expects Q2 revenue to soar by more than 792 per cent compared to the same period last year (Q2 2020: $28.9m), [...]

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Massachusetts House approves sports betting legislation

The Massachusetts House of Representatives voted to approve sports betting legislation Friday by a margin of 156 to 3.

The Massachusetts Sports Wagering Act provides for three types of license, with Category 1 licenses allowing sports wagering in person at a gaming establishment and through not more than three individually-branded mobile [...]

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New Hampshire sportsbook wagers reach $520.6m in FY2021

New Hampshire’s regulated sports betting market generated total handle of $520.6m in the fiscal year ended 30 June, with nearly 84 per cent of the total derived online.

The New Hampshire Lottery and its exclusive sports betting partner DraftKings saw total handle decline by 7 per cent compared to the previous [...]

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Reflex Gaming eyes US expansion with ODDSworks partnership

UK-based gaming supplier Reflex Gaming is targeting expansion in the United States through a new partnership with Illinois-based platform provider ODDSworks.

The collaboration will see the companies develop two new online casino games to be released early next year, initially in four US states.

“We are pleased with our success in the [...]

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PointsBet launches iGaming platform in New Jersey

Sydney-listed betting and gaming operator PointsBet has expanded its presence in New Jersey with the launch of its online casino in the state.

PointsBet has launched its proprietary iGaming platform in New Jersey following approval by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (NJDGE), adding to its existing sports betting offering [...]

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