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Hard Rock Sportsbook expands to Virginia

Hard Rock Digital has rolled out its online sports betting offering in Virginia, ahead of the opening of its retail sportsbook in the state.

Virginia becomes the second state to offer players access to the enhanced Hard Rock Sportsbook, which features live betting, same-game parlays, new rewards features and additional deposit methods.

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Des Moines Iowa

Smarkets partners Affinity Interactive to go live in Iowa

Betting exchange operator Smarkets is set to enter Iowa's regulated sports betting market in partnership with casino operator Affinity Interactive.

Smarkets will launch its SBK sportsbook app in Iowa later this year, adding to its existing operations in Colorado and the sportsbook's planned launch in Indiana.

“I’m incredibly excited about this deal. [...]

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Strive Gaming appoint Andrew Holmes as new COO

iGaming technology supplier Strive Gaming has brought in Andrew Holmes to serve as its new chief operating officer.

In his new role as COO, Holmes will from part of a management quartet that includes CEO Max Meltzer, president and CCO Damian Xuereb and CTO Jesse Cary. He will be based at [...]

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DraftKings goes online in Ontario with sportsbook and iGaming

New York-listed gaming and betting operator DraftKings has launched its online sportsbook and online casino offerings in the Canadian province of Ontario. 

More than six weeks after the opening of Ontario's new regulated iGaming market, DraftKings is now offering its popular sportsbook app to customers in the province, alongside more than [...]

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Bragg Gaming enters Pennsylvania iGaming market

Toronto-listed supplier Bragg Gaming has been granted licence approval to enter Pennsylvania’s regulated iGaming market.

The approval from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) enables the supplier to enter the Commonwealth’s burgeoning iGaming market, and also marks the final regulatory approval needed for Bragg to complete its acquisition of Spin Games [...]

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Connecticut’s sports and iGaming wagers top $877m in April

Connecticut’s regulated sports betting and iGaming market took in total wagers of $877.0m in April, with the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe maintaining its market leadership position.

April sports betting and iGaming wagers were down 9 per cent on the previous month’s $960.7m total, and comprised $760.6m from iGaming, $109.4m from online sports [...]

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Catena Media

North America fuels Catena Media first quarter revenue growth

Stockholm-listed iGaming affiliate Catena Media has reported an 11 per cent increase in revenue to a record €45.2m for the first quarter of 2022, with North America contributing nearly two-thirds of the total.

While organic growth fell by 9 per cent year-on-year, or by 6 per cent when excluding Germany, the [...]

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PlayUp US launches online Racebook

Online betting and gaming operator PlayUp has announced the launch of its online Racebook. 

The pari-mutuel-based platform accepts wagers from bettors in key US states, including California, Florida, Kentucky and Ohio.

The racebook launch adds to PlayUp's existing sports betting operations in New Jersey and Colorado and is expected to be [...]

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Red Tiger launches Big Cat Rescue Megaways slot

Evolution-owned Red Tiger has launched a new slot game based on Carole Baskin’s Big Cat Rescue sanctuary in Florida.

Big Cat Rescue Megaways features Carole Baskin and the big cats which appeared in the popular 2020 Netflix documentary series Tiger King.

The game challenges players to gather three Carole Baskin Scatter symbols [...]

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Aristocrat profits from first half revenue growth

Sydney-listed gaming supplier Aristocrat Leisure has reported a 23 per cent increase in revenue to AUD$2.7bn for the six-month period ended 31 March, as it prepares to expand its real-money iGaming operations.

The company said the year-on-year growth was achieved despite mixed operating conditions and challenges, including the outbreak of hostilities [...]

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Sportradar first quarter revenue climbs to €167.9m as US revenue doubles

New York-listed sports data and technology provider Sportradar Group has reported a 31 per cent increase in revenue to €167.9m for the first quarter of 2022, as revenue from the US more than doubled.

Revenue from the US increased by 124 per cent to €25.7m during the quarter, with the company [...]

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Detroit, Michigan

Michigan iGaming operators set record high for third consecutive month

Michigan’s commercial and tribal casino operators saw combined total gross receipts from online sports betting and iGaming increase by 41 per cent to $163.2m in April.

Total gross receipts in April were buoyed by another record performance from the iGaming sector as gross receipts grew 39.5 per cent year-on-year to $132.4m, [...]

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