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Sportradar partners up with NBC Sports

NBC Sports Regional Networks (SRN) and Sportradar have announced a data and content partnership aimed at engaging the next-generation of sports fans.

The global provider of sports betting and sports entertainment products and services will provide NBC with solutions from the company's broadcast services to enhance live-game coverage, adding to their [...]

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LPGA Tour names BetMGM as first official betting partner

BetMGM has been named as an official betting operator and partner of the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA).

The multi-year partnership gives BetMGM access to official LPGA marks for use in advertising and promotions alongside access to existing sponsor relationships with several leading LPGA Tour Members, including Alison Lee, Anna Nordqvist, [...]

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Washington State agrees new gaming compact amendments for sports betting

The Washington State Gambling Commission has reached tentative agreements with a further two tribal gaming operators to add sports betting to their gaming compacts.

The Kalispel Tribe of Indians and the Snoqualmie Indian Tribe become the third and fourth tribal gaming operators to reach an agreement with the state on amending [...]

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Gaming Realms signs Slingo license extension with Scientific Games

London-listed Gaming Realms has signed a new four-year Slingo licensing agreement with Scientific Games.

The new agreement extends a long-running relationship with Scientific Games and continues its exclusive right to create and produce Slingo-branded lottery instant scratch games, as well as terminal generated and draw-based games.

SLINGO has been a part of [...]

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Playstudios posts first quarter revenue and profit growth

Social gaming operator Playstudios has reported a 27 per cent increase in first quarter revenue to $74.1m.

The year-on-year revenue growth was attributed to the performance of its core portfolio of games and additions to the myVEGAS Slots app, such as the Shaquille O’Neal-themed SHAQ9 game, as well as the launch [...]

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Japan and US drive Raketech first quarter revenue growth

Stockholm-listed iGaming affiliate Raketech has posted a 27 per cent increase in revenue to €8.3m for the first quarter of 2021, benefiting from growth in the United States and Japan.

The year-on-year revenue growth was driven by the recently acquired AmericanGambler and Lead Republik businesses, which was partially offset by a [...]

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West Virginia hits record sports betting and iGaming high in April

West Virginia’s regulated sports betting and iGaming market reached another high in April as total wagers increased to $182.0m.

Sports betting and iGaming wagers at the state’s five casinos for the five-week period ending May 1st rose by 10 per cent compared to the previous month’s record $166.2m total.

West Virginia Sports [...]

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Better Collective posts record first quarter revenue of €38.8m

Stockholm-listed sports betting affiliate Better Collective has reported an 86 per cent increase in revenue to a record €38.8m in the first quarter of 2021, buoyed by an all-time high in new depositing customers (NDCs).

The company enjoyed strong growth from its Publishing division as revenue rose 24 per cent to [...]

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Former PGCB director launches new gaming-focused law firm

Former Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board director Susan Hensel and attorney Joseph Grad have launched Hensel Grad P.C., a boutique law firm providing legal services to domestic and international clients in the gaming industry.

Hensel previously served as director of licensing at the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB), with Grad a former [...]

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Bragg Gaming Group

Bragg Gaming acquires Spin Games for $30m

Toronto-listed Bragg Gaming Group has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Nevada-based gaming supplier Spin Games in a cash and stock deal worth US$30m.

Accelerating its entry into the North American iGaming market, Bragg will pay $10m in cash to acquire Spin, alongside the issue $20m in common shares of [...]

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Des Moines Iowa

William Hill and FanDuel drive Iowa online sportsbook growth in April

Iowa’s licensed sportsbook operators generated total wagers of $118.4m in April 2021, with more than 88 per cent of the total derived online.

Wagers increased significantly compared to April 2020’s $12.7m total, when all casinos and sportsbooks were closed by order of Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds due to the Covid-19 outbreak.

The [...]

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Record month in Illinois as March sports betting wagers hit $633.6m

Illinois’ regulated sports betting market hit a record high in March as total wagers grew to $633.6m.

The state’s nine operational sportsbooks saw wagers increase by 24 per cent compared to the previous month, with online wagers accounting for $609.0m of the total and retail wagers $24.6m.

A total of $372.5m was [...]

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