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Maryland approves two more retail sportsbooks as others prepare to launch

The Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Commission (MLGCC) has approved two more retail betting locations as the state prepares to launch its regulated sports betting market.

The state regulator determined that Riverboat on the Potomac and Long Shot’s have met the qualification requirements for sports betting licenses.

Riverboat on the Potomac is [...]

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Relax Gaming releases latest in Money Train series of slots

Casino games developer Relax Gaming has expanded its portfolio with the launch of new Western-themed slot Money Cart Bonus Reels.

The new slot re-introduces all the player favourites from the supplier’s original Money Train game, with reel respins and expansions keeping the train in motion as they try to pull off [...]

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Missouri lawmakers file competing VLT bills

Licensed liquor establishments and fraternal and veterans’ organisations in Missouri will be eligible to host video lottery game terminals under newly proposed legislation.

The bill introduced by Senator Denny Hoskins would allow up to 15,000 video lottery terminals (VLTs) to be deployed across the state beginning January 1, 2024, with a [...]

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PointsBet names Mary-Beth Hosking as chief information officer

Sydney-listed betting and gaming operator PointsBet has appointed Mary-Beth Hosking as its new chief information officer (CIO).

Hosking previously held key executive positions at Specsavers and the Toll Group, and will now oversee PointsBet's overall IT strategy, reporting into PointBet’s president of product & technology, Manjit Singh.

“As an IT leader, [...]

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Gaming Realms seals Pariplay distribution deal

Aspire Global-owned aggregator and content provider Pariplay has agreed a deal to add Gaming Realms' content to its Fusion iGaming platform.

The agreement will see Gaming Realms distribute its Slingo content to a wider audience, adding to the Fusion platform's portfolio of thousands of titles from third-party suppliers.

“We believe that we [...]

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IWG debuts new eInstant game with second chance prizes

Lottery games provider Instant Win Gaming (IWG) has released a new eInstant game that features second chance prizes.

Long-term partner British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) is the first to go live with the InstantReplay-enabled game, which features a jackpot prize that is awarded through a second chance drawing. 

InstantReplay is available within [...]

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West Virginia sports and iGaming wagers reach $281.3m in November

West Virginia’s regulated sports betting and iGaming market hit a new record high in November as total wagers soared to $281.3m.

Total wagers in the four-week period ended 27 November increased by 203 per cent year-on-year, with iGaming wagers rising 173 per cent to $198.2m and sports betting wagers climbing 71 [...]

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Rhode Island

Record October for Rhode Island sportsbooks as wagers hit $60m

Rhode Island’s regulated sports betting market hit a new record high in October as total wagers increased by 73 per cent to $60.2m.

Twin River continued to lead the market as sports wagers increased by 51.5 per cent versus a year ago to $21.3m, with wagering at Tiverton Casino climbing by [...]

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Intralot returns to profit as turnover surpasses €302m

Athens-listed lottery and gaming solutions provider Intralot has reported a 24 per cent increase in group turnover to €302.8m for the nine-month period ended 30 September, driven by continued strong growth in its US operations.

Turnover from the company’s Licensed Operations (B2C) segment rose 38 per cent compared to the same [...]

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Wizard Games appoints Deane Hendricks as chief operations officer 

Aspire Global’s content and aggregation business Pariplay has appointed Deane Hendricks as chief operations officer of its in-house studio team, Wizard Games.

Hendricks’ responsibilities will include developing growth strategies for the newly branded in-house games team and liaising with operator partners.

Hendrick’s brings over a decade of experience to the role, having most [...]

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Miami, Florida

Las Vegas Sands sues Seminole-backed lobby group over Florida sports betting

Lobbyists for Las Vegas Sands have filed a lawsuit against the Seminole Tribe’s Standing Up for Florida campaign, claiming it is intimidating and bribing people who are pushing for a vote on sports betting in Florida.

The escalation of hostilities in Florida comes following the state’s decision to award the Seminole [...]

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Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont

Connecticut lauds early performance of online betting and gaming

Connecticut’s nascent online sports betting and iGaming markets generated a combined $312.86m in wagers in October, the first month of regulated operations under revised tribal-state gaming compacts.

Mohegan Digital and partner FanDuel were the leading online sports betting operator in October with handle of $27.08m, followed by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe [...]

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