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Tonto Apache Tribe launch sportsbook in Arizona with Churchill Downs

The Tonto Apache Tribe has become the first American Indian tribe to launch a sportsbook in Arizona.

The new retail sportsbook at the tribe’s Mazatzal Hotel & Casino opened on 15 September in partnership with Churchill Downs Inc. (CDI), offering onsite sports betting on the results of professional, college and international [...]

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NJ betting and gaming operators enjoy strong growth in August

New Jersey’s regulated betting and gaming market grew by 31 per cent in July as total gaming revenue reached $427.7m for the month.

With results a year ago impacted by operating restrictions and disruption to sports due to the Covid-19 pandemic, land-based casino win increased by 32 per cent year-on-year to [...]

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Raketech completes QM Media acquisition

Stockholm-listed Raketech has completed the acquisition of US-facing sports betting affiliate QM Media and its subsidiary P&P Vegas Group.

Following an initial agreement in July, QM Media assets including Onlinecricketbetting.net and Picksandparlays.net are now operating as an integrated part of Raketech.

Raketech said that it has identified several growth and development opportunities [...]

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Paysafe brings in Zak Cutler to lead North America iGaming division

New York-listed payment platform provider Paysafe has appointed experienced iGaming executive Zak Cutler as CEO of its North America iGaming division.

The newly created executive role forms part of Paysafe’s ongoing strategic focus in the North American iGaming market, where the company already provides 75 per cent of operators with payments [...]

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Comtrade Gaming signs first US platform deal with G3 Esports

Slovenian iGaming platform provider Comtrade Gaming has signed its first platform partnership deal in the United States through an agreement with G3 Esports.

The deal will see Comtrade provide its iCore gaming platform and backend technology to power G3’s new esports betting product aimed at gamers.

“When choosing partners for our forthcoming [...]

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Online drives Loto-Québec growth as first quarter revenue recovers

Canadian provincial lottery operator Loto-Québec has seen total revenue soar by 155 per cent to CAD$401.3m in the first quarter of its 2021/22 fiscal year, with most of its operations closed a year ago due to the pandemic.

Compared to the first quarter of 2019/20 prior to the Covid-19 outbreak, revenue [...]

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Baseball dominates Oregon sportsbook wagers in August

The Oregon Lottery’s DraftKings-powered Scoreboard online sports betting operation collected total handle of $17.7m in August.

Total handle declined by 3 per cent compared to the previous month, with baseball remaining the most popular sport with $7.6m in wagers, followed by soccer at $2.9m, basketball at $1.9m and tennis at $1.5m.

A [...]

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Scientific Games

Scientific Games signs exclusive North America distribution deal with DWG

New York-listed gaming supplier Scientific Games has enhanced its OpenGaming portfolio in North America through an exclusive content deal with Arizona-based Design Works Gaming (DWG).

The three-year deal will enable DWG to provide its online casino content across the United States and Canada via the OpenGaming platform, including a range of [...]

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PointsBet partners first MLS club with Austin FC tie-up

Sports betting and iGaming operator PointsBet has agreed a sponsorship deal in Texas with Major League Soccer club Austin FC.

The long-term, exclusive sponsorship agreement covers retail and online sports betting, daily fantasy sports and free-to-play games, and marks PointsBet’s first partnership with an MLS club.

PointsBet will receive prominent branding at [...]

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Gaming Innovation Group

Gaming Innovation Group appoints new VP of sales for North America

Stockholm-listed gaming solutions provider Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) has strengthened its sales team with the appointment of David Elmore as vice president of sales for North America.

Elmore joins GiG from regulatory laboratory GLI in New Jersey and will be responsible for driving the supplier's commercial strategy across North America.

“I am [...]

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Detroit, Michigan

MGM Grand dominates Michigan commercial casino market in August

Michigan’s three commercial casinos in Detroit have reported total aggregate revenue of $113.8m for the month of August.

Retail betting and gaming revenue rose by 62 per cent year-on-year, but fell by 3 per cent compared to the previous month, with table games and slots revenue amounting to $112.2m and retail [...]

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Delaware iGaming hits $21.7m in August

Delaware’s regulated iGaming market recorded a 9 per cent year-on-year increase in total wagers to $21.7m in August.

Although improving versus a year ago, online wagering in August was 13 per cent lower compared to the previous month, with Delaware Park returning as market leader with wagers of $9.2m, followed by [...]

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