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Kentucky Supreme Court rules against historical horse racing games

Racetrack and gaming operator Churchill Downs Inc. recorded a near 10 per cent fall in its share price Thursday after the Supreme Court of Kentucky ruled that the state’s historical horse racing games fall foul of parimutuel wagering rules.

Kentucky’s horse racing industry has benefited hugely from the popularity of historical [...]

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Playtech unveils new Live Deal or No Deal branded game

London-listed gaming supplier Playtech has launched a new live game based on Endemol’s iconic TV gameshow Deal or No Deal.

Launching as a limited exclusive for a leading operator, Live Deal or No Deal – The Big Draw recreates the excitement of the successful gameshow format and expands Playtech’s partnership with [...]

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IGT agrees North Dakota sportsbook deal

New York-listed International Game Technology (IGT) will offer sports betting in its 15th US state following a deal to power retail sports betting at two casinos in North Dakota.

IGT has partnered the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians to launch retail sports betting at Grand Treasure Casino in Trenton and [...]

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PointsBet signs as new sportsbook partner of NFL’s Indianapolis Colts

Australian and US sports betting operator PointsBet has signed a deal to become the new sportsbook partner of the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts.

The partnership provides PointsBet with the rights to Indianapolis Colts IP, marks and logos, as well as sponsorship opportunities and brand visibility across various digital assets. The agreement adds [...]

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William Hill opens its first retail sportsbook in Michigan

Sports betting operator William Hill US has official opened its first retail sportsbook in Michigan in partnership with the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians (GTB).

William Hill’s first Michigan sportsbook opened this week at Turtle Creek Casino & Hotel, alongside a satellite location at Leelanau Sands Casino.

The grand [...]

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DraftKings partners Colorado Rockies ahead of retail sportsbook opening

New York-listed DraftKings has been unveiled as the official daily fantasy sports operator and official sports betting operator of the MLB's Colorado Rockies, ahead of the opening of its first retail sportsbook in the state.

In addition to in-stadium branding rights, DraftKings will benefit from licensing rights to utilize Rockies trademarks [...]

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Playtech expands US presence with BetMGM casino deal

London-listed gaming supplier Playtech has expanded its presence in the regulated New Jersey iGaming market with the rollout of its online casino solution to BetMGM.

This gives BetMGM, Borgata and PartyCasino players in New Jersey access to Playtech’s broad portfolio of games, with the supplier also agreeing to provide its casino [...]

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Michigan set to adopt final rules for online gaming and sports betting

The Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB) is on track to approve its first online gaming and sports betting licensees following a public hearing Wednesday on the proposed rules for the new activities.

The MGCB opened the licensing process for the state’s commercial casinos and tribes in July, with the state’s online [...]

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Tennessee approves first sports betting operator licenses

The Sports Wagering Committee of the Tennessee Education Lottery conditionally approved licenses for a number of sports betting operators Wednesday.

The conditional license approvals were awarded to operators Betfair Interactive (FanDuel), BetMGM and Crown TN Gaming (DraftKings), with the committee also approving its first supplier application and 26 additional vendor applications.

The [...]

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SciPlay brings in Danny Moy as chief strategy officer

New York-listed social casino operator SciPlay Corporation has expanded its executive leadership team with the appointment of Danny Moy as chief strategy officer.

Reporting directly to CEO Josh Wilson, Moy will oversee SciPlay's business development team, identifying new business opportunities, driving the strategic planning process and overseeing corporate strategy.

He is a [...]

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DraftKings adds two new members to board of directors

New York-listed sports betting and fantasy sports operator DraftKings has appointed two new members to fill newly created seats on the company’s board of directors.

Jocelyn Moore and Valerie Mosley have been appointed to the board to bring the number of directors to 15 members.

“I am very much looking forward to [...]

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Online dominates Colorado sports betting market in August

Colorado’s regulated sports betting market recorded strong growth as wagers reach $128.6m in August, the fourth full month of operations.

Total wagers increased by 117 per cent compared to the previous month’s $59.2m total as major professional sports returned to action without fans. Online sports betting wagers generated the bulk of [...]

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