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Rhode Island amendment seeks to eliminate in-person sports betting registration

Lawmakers in Rhode Island have proposed amendments to the state’s General Laws to allow individuals to open online sports betting accounts without having to visit a land-based casino.

Rhode Island’s regulated sports betting market opened in December 2018 as a retail-only offering, with online sports betting legislation signed into law in [...]

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MGM Resorts and GVC double down on BetMGM investment

MGM Resorts International and GVC Holdings have committed to a second round of investment in their Roar Digital joint venture and its BetMGM sports betting and online gaming platform, bringing the total investment to $450m.

The increase follows their initial investment of $200m in July 2018 and underpins their commitment to [...]

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G2E Las Vegas event cancelled for 2020

This year’s Global Gaming Expo (G2E) in Las Vegas will not take place due to the ongoing uncertainty about travel restrictions and limits on public gatherings due to COVID-19.

With the annual gathering of the gaming industry 12 weeks away, G2E organizers the American Gaming Association (AGA) and Reed Exhibitions confirmed [...]

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Virtual Live Racing appoints industry veteran to expand US presence

Isle of Man-based developer Virtual Software has brought in Joey Michaels as vice president of business development as it looks to expand its B2B virtual sports product in the United States.

Michaels has 35 years’ experience in senior management roles within the horse racing industry, including stints at eBet Technologies, Sportech, [...]

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Esports Entertainment set to complete Argyll Entertainment acquisition

New York-listed Esports Entertainment Group is on course to complete its acquisition of online betting and gaming operator Argyll Entertainment this month.

After entering into a binding Letter of Intent (LOI) in May, Esports Entertainment has now signed a definitive agreement to acquire the SportNation.bet-owner, with closing of the transaction expected [...]

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i3 Interactive brings in industry veterans ahead of BliztBet launch

Toronto-based iGaming operator i3 Interactive has announced a number of senior management appointments ahead of the launch of its new BlitzBet brand.

The company has brought in Andrew Lee as managing director of Blitzbet and Ian Marmion as trading director, adding over 40 years of industry experience to the management team.

Lee [...]

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888 extends Delaware Lottery iGaming deal until 2022

London-listed gaming operator 888 Holdings has extended its exclusive iGaming contract with the Delaware Lottery for a further two years.

888 has powered the Delaware Lottery’s iGaming platform since 2013, introducing a tri-state poker network in 2018 to allow poker players to be pooled with other players from New Jersey and [...]

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Oklahoma Governor signs two new Gaming Compacts

Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt has agreed new gaming compacts that will see two additional casinos established in the state.

The latest compacts were signed Thursday with the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians (UKB) and Kialegee Tribal Town (KTT).

The signing of the new gaming compacts comes despite the ongoing legal challenge [...]

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BCLC makes organizational changes to support new strategic plan

Canada’s British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) has made changes to its executive structure to support its new corporate strategic plan.

As the provincial lottery operator looks to enhance players’ experience and grow its business responsibly, the company has centralized all lottery, casino and eGaming into a single operations division.

BCLC has also [...]

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PointsBet becomes first sportsbook to partner MLB franchise

Australian and US sportsbook operator PointsBet has been named as an official gaming partner of Major League Baseball (MLB) franchise Detroit Tigers.

The exclusive multi-year deal begins for the upcoming 2020 season and grants PointsBet in-stadium signage and branding at Comerica Park stadium, along with a sponsored presence on Detroit Tigers [...]

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DAZN names acting CEO to succeed Simon Denyer

Digital sports media specialist DAZN Group has appointed chief revenue officer James Rushton as acting CEO.

Rushton assumes the chief executive's responsibilities from founder Simon Denyer, who is taking on a new role with DAZN-owner Access Industries to advise the company on new ventures in sports.

Denyer has led DAZN since it [...]

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Twin River completes acquisition of two casinos from Eldorado Resorts

New York-listed casino operator Twin River Worldwide Holdings has completed its $230m acquisition of two venues from Eldorado Resorts in Missouri and Mississippi.

Twin River has now taken over operations at the Isle of Capri Casino Kansas City in Missouri and Lady Luck Casino Vicksburg in Mississippi.

The sale of the two [...]

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