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MGM Resorts

MGM Resorts drops plans to acquire Entain

US gaming operator MGM Resorts International confirmed Tuesday that it does not intend to make a firm offer to acquire London-listed operator Entain (formerly GVC Holdings).

The decision follows Entain's rejection of an £8.1bn acquisition offer from its US partner MGM Resorts earlier this month, which it described as significantly undervalued.

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Scientific Games appoints new head of global trading service

Scientific Games has appointed former NZ TAB general manager Glen Saville as its new senior director of global trading.

Based in Las Vegas, Saville will be responsible for growing Scientific Games’ global trading business, overseeing Don Best Sports and the supplier’s European operations.

He replaces Benjie Cherniak, who had served as president [...]

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Scientific Games

OtherLevels joins Scientific Games’ OpenArena platform

New York-listed Scientific Games has expanded its OpenArena sportsbook marketplace with the addition of a customer engagement solution from OtherLevels.

The live in-play real-time messaging solution is the latest addition to OpenArena’s one-stop content marketplace, which provides operators with access to custom content from Scientific Games and its partners.

“We are thrilled [...]

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888 Holdings

888 and Caesars extend WSOP partnership

Caesars’ World Series of Poker (WSOP) brand is set for a major online upgrade to 888’s next-generation poker platform Poker 8 under a multi-year extension to their partnership.

The new agreement will see 888 continue to serve as the WSOP’s online platform provider and includes the rollout of 888’s latest poker [...]

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GAN signs sportsbook platform deal in Virginia

New York-listed gaming technology provider GAN has entered into an agreement to launch its Coolbet sports betting platform in Virginia.

The supplier has signed its first Letter of Intent with an existing client to provide its Coolbet mobile sportsbook for operational rollout in Virginia, subject to regulatory approvals and operator client [...]

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PlayUp signs first US sports partnership with New Jersey Devils

Australian and US online sports betting operator PlayUp has agreed a multi-year partnership with the NHL’s New Jersey Devils.

The Devils become PlayUp's first US professional sports team partner, with the operator becoming the presenting partner of the Devils newly redesigned PlayUp Studio, the team's Season Preview Show, as well as [...]

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WynnBET signs deal with Elite Casino Resorts to enter Iowa

Wynn Resorts’ iGaming arm WynnBET has secured a market access deal with casino operator Elite Casino Resorts to enter Iowa’s regulated sports betting market.

The partnership will give sports fans in the Hawkeye State access to WynnBET for mobile sports betting licensed by Elite's Riverside Casino and Golf Resort.

The multi-year deal [...]

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Conscious Gaming

GeoComply donates $200,000 to develop responsible gambling tool

Independent non-profit organisation Conscious Gaming is preparing to ramp up development and deployment of its PlayPause responsible gambling tool after receiving a $200,000 donation from iGaming geolocation specialist GeoComply.

PlayPause is a national self-exclusion tool that allows players in the United States to self-exclude from gambling across state lines and enables [...]

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Gaming Realms renews Rainbow Riches licensing deal with SG

London-listed Gaming Realms has renewed its licensing agreement with Scientific Games for the development and distribution of games under the Rainbow Riches brand.

Gaming Realms previously developed the Slingo Rainbow Riches game in partnership with Scientific Games, a top five performer for the company since launch, with the licensing renewal allowing [...]

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Bragg Gaming appoints former OLG chairman to board

Toronto-listed gaming supplier Bragg Gaming Group has expanded its board of directors with the addition of former Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp chairman Paul Godfrey.

Godfrey will provide guidance on Bragg’s North American expansion strategy, in particular in Canada as the government moves forward with its proposed federal legalization of single-event [...]

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Georgia Representatives introduce online sports betting legislation

Lawmakers in Georgia have introduced legislation to regulate online sports betting in the state.

Introduced Thursday, HB86 would amend Chapter 27 of Title 50 of the Official Code of Georgia, and provides for the regulation of online sports betting under the oversight of the Georgia Lottery Corporation.

Under the bill, the state [...]

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Score Media and Gaming

theScore weighs up additional US listing as Q1 revenue falls 8%

Toronto-listed Score Media and Gaming has posted a net loss of CAD$12.7m for the first quarter ended 30 November, as total revenue fell by 8 per cent to $8.5m.

Revenue from media activities rose by 15 per cent year-on-year to a record $10.6m, primarily driven by strong growth in direct advertising [...]

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