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Massachusetts House approves sports betting legislation

The Massachusetts House of Representatives voted to approve sports betting legislation Friday by a margin of 156 to 3.

The Massachusetts Sports Wagering Act provides for three types of license, with Category 1 licenses allowing sports wagering in person at a gaming establishment and through not more than three individually-branded mobile [...]

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New Hampshire sportsbook wagers reach $520.6m in FY2021

New Hampshire’s regulated sports betting market generated total handle of $520.6m in the fiscal year ended 30 June, with nearly 84 per cent of the total derived online.

The New Hampshire Lottery and its exclusive sports betting partner DraftKings saw total handle decline by 7 per cent compared to the previous [...]

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Reflex Gaming eyes US expansion with ODDSworks partnership

UK-based gaming supplier Reflex Gaming is targeting expansion in the United States through a new partnership with Illinois-based platform provider ODDSworks.

The collaboration will see the companies develop two new online casino games to be released early next year, initially in four US states.

“We are pleased with our success in the [...]

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PointsBet

PointsBet launches iGaming platform in New Jersey

Sydney-listed betting and gaming operator PointsBet has expanded its presence in New Jersey with the launch of its online casino in the state.

PointsBet has launched its proprietary iGaming platform in New Jersey following approval by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (NJDGE), adding to its existing sports betting offering [...]

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Kindred

Kindred Group profits as sports betting revenue soars in Q2

Stockholm-listed betting and gaming operator Kindred Group has reported a 55 per cent increase in gross winnings revenue to £363.7m for the second quarter of 2021, buoyed by a strong performance in sports betting and an all-time high in active customers.

The year-on-year growth was driven by increased sports betting activity [...]

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GI Games Round-up: Playtech, High 5 Games, Slotmill and more

This week’s games and platform integrations round-up from Gaming Intelligence features the likes of Playtech, Scientific Games, High 5 Games, Pragmatic Play, Pronet Gaming, iSoftBet, Skywind Group, Playson, Relax Gaming, Pariplay, Endorphina, Playtech and Slotmill.

Playtech’s Wild Linx

Playtech’s Rarestone studio has expanded its slot portfolio with the launch of Wild Linx.

“Taking [...]

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Canada

PointsBet names Scott Vanderwel as first CEO of PointsBet Canada

Sydney-listed online gaming operator PointsBet has appointed Scott Vanderwel as CEO of its newly established Canadian operations.

Vanderwel will join the company on 17 August, having previously served as senior vice president for Rogers Communications, where he oversaw corporate strategy, operational improvement, and digital operations. Prior to his time with Rogers, [...]

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OLG

Bede Gaming launches new mobile app for Canada’s OLG

UK-based iGaming technology provider Bede Gaming has launched a new mobile app for Canada’s Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG).

The new OLG app allows customers to access jackpot information and lottery tickets scanner without having to log in, while OLG.ca account holders can make lottery purchases, play online casino games [...]

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Record year for Virginia Lottery as iLottery sales reach $807m

The Virginia Lottery has reported record sales of $3.26bn in its 2020/21 fiscal year, buoyed by the first year of its new iLottery program.

Total lottery sales were up 52 per cent compared to the previous year’s $2.15bn, driven by online lottery sales of $807m since launch on 1 July 2020, [...]

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Sportradar

Bally’s ramps up US sportsbook with Sportradar deal

Sports data and technology provider Sportradar has agreed a new five-year sports betting partnership with New York-listed casino and sportsbook operator Bally’s Corporation.

The deal will see Sportradar provide Bally’s Interactive with access to its complete pre-match betting services, live betting services, and content solutions portfolio.

“Sportradar is proud to be working [...]

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IGT

IGT to deploy cashless tech with Washington lottery

New York-listed International Game Technology (IGT) is deploying its cashless lottery technology in Washington State.

IGT will deploy the cashless solution to 2,000 self-service vending machines in lottery retailers for the Washington Lottery, enabling players to make purchases using their debit cards on IGT's GameTouch 28, 24, and 20 terminals.

The rollout [...]

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Penn National enters Arizona sportsbook market with expanded NASCAR deal

New York-listed gaming operator Penn National Gaming has expanded its market access deal with NASCAR to bring its Barstool Sportbook to Arizona.

The new multi-year agreement will see Barstool Sportsbook become the exclusive sportsbook of Phoenix Raceway, which is eligible to apply for a license to enter Arizona's newly regulated sports [...]

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