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Maryland ratifies new long-term lottery deal for Scientific Games

The US state of Maryland has awarded Scientific Games a new ten-year contract to continue operating the Maryland Lottery after dismissing complaints from the two losing bidders for the tender.

The Maryland Board of Public Works voted 2-1 in favour of awarding Scientific Games the contract, with Governor Larry Hagan and State [...]

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IGT agrees $825m DoubleDown sale to Korea’s DoubleU Games

New York-listed International Game Technology (IGT) has agreed to sell its social casino subsidiary DoubleDown Interactive to South Korea's DoubleU Games for USD$825m.

The agreement also establishes a multi-year strategic partnership between IGT and DoubleU, allowing the South Korean studio to offer IGT's casino games portfolio across its free-to-play properties in return for [...]

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Maryland makes progress on bill to ban online lottery sales

Lawmakers in the US state of Maryland have voted in favour of legislation that prohibits the state lottery from selling tickets online.

House bill 813 and its Senate counterpart SB 438 prohibit the State Lottery and Gaming Control Agency from allowing a person to purchase a state lottery ticket through an [...]

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Maryland introduces draft regulations for Daily Fantasy Sports

Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot has proposed draft regulations to ensure that daily fantasy sports (DFS) contests are conducted fairly and that winners pay appropriate state taxes.

It comes after a number of bills to regulate DFS were introduced in this year’s legislative session, before the General Assembly adjourned in April without taking any [...]

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Maryland Live! heralds new social casino launch

Maryland Live! Casino has announced the official launch of its second-generation social casino offering powered by GAN (formerly GameAccount).

The new social casino at livecasino.social offers players both free-to-play and freemium games, including slots, multi-player blackjack and poker, roulette and keno. The offering is also available as a downloadable app from [...]

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