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US operators agree responsible gambling industry benchmark

Six leading US sports betting and iGaming operators have come together to agree new industry-led responsible gambling standards across the United States.

The 12-point pledge is a commitment to principles of responsible online gambling and are recommended as the principles for an industry benchmark, to coincide with this month’s Responsible Gaming [...]

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Sportradar to deliver live streaming content to Hard Rock Sportsbook

New York-listed sports data and technology supplier Sportradar has agreed a deal with Hard Rock Digital to deliver its live streaming sports content to power Hard Rock Sportsbook’s new in-app Streaming Hub.

The multi-year partnership will enable Hard Rock players to access in-app betting and live streaming experiences from more than 150,000 [...]

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DraftKings unveils new retail sportsbooks in Washington state

New York-listed sports betting operator DraftKings has opened two new retail sportsbooks in Washington state through its agreement with the Tulalip Tribes of Washington.

Following an agreement earlier this year, the DraftKings Sportsbooks have been unveiled at Tulalip Resort Casino and Quil Ceda Creek Casino, featuring live in-game sports betting and [...]

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Gaming Innovation Group names Ben Clemes as president of GiG North America

Stockholm-listed supplier Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) has established a new North American hub to be led by co-founder Ben Clemes, who assumes the position of president of GiG North America.

GiG has been operational in the US since 2018, initially powering the Hard Rock brand in New Jersey, and recently powered [...]

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BetMGM confirms NBC Sports deal for 2022 NFL season

US sports betting and iGaming operator BetMGM has entered into a betting integrations partnership with NBC Sports for the 2022 NFL season.

The agreement includes weekly integrations on Football Night in America (FNIA), the most-watched studio show in sports and the pre-game broadcast for NFL Sunday Night Football, as well as [...]

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Baseball helps boost Oregon sports betting in August

The Oregon Lottery reported a 59 per cent year-on-year increase in sports betting handle for the month of August, driven by growth in Baseball.

Total handle for August was $28.2m, buoyed by an 84 per cent increase in Baseball handle to $13.9m, with an improved margin of 9.6 per cent [...]

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Playtech enjoys record first half as B2C revenue soars 148%

London-listed gaming supplier and operator Playtech delivered its best ever performance in the first half of 2022 as revenue increased by 73 per cent to €792.3m.

Playtech said that it made good progress delivering its strategy of focusing on newly regulated markets, which helped B2B revenue climb 17 per cent to [...]

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New Hampshire sports betting handle climbs 20% in August

New Hampshire’s sports betting handle grew by 20 per cent versus a year ago to $43.4m in August, driven by strong growth in both retail and online operations.

The New Hampshire Lottery and partner DraftKings saw total wagers increase by 2 per cent compared to the previous month.

Online sports betting generated [...]

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IGT to roll out self-serve lottery terminals in Ontario with OLG

International Game Technology's IGT Global Solutions subsidiary has been awarded an initial five-year contract to serve as the primary provider of self-serve lottery terminals to the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) . 

The initial contract runs until June 2027 and allows for 10 one-year extensions, and will see IGT roll [...]

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White Hat Gaming announces internal promotions

Malta-based platform provider White Hat Gaming has promoted Ed Bullock to the role of chief operating officer, with Chris Hipkiss assuming the role of chief delivery officer.

Bullock is tasked with driving the efficiency of all operations within the business and replaces Rob Fell, who left the business in March after just [...]

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Strive Gaming names former DraftKings executive Jamie Shea as CMO

North America-focused iGaming technology supplier Strive Gaming has appointed Jamie Shea as its chief marketing officer.

Shea most recently served as vice president of national VIP marketing at DraftKings after three and a half years as the operator's VP of sportsbook operations, and also held sales and marketing roles at the likes of [...]

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Bragg Gaming agrees content development partnership with Bally’s

Online casino games supplier Bragg Gaming has entered into an expansive iGaming content development partnership with Bally’s Interactive, the digital arm of Bally’s Corporation.

The partnership will see Bally’s online brands such as Virgin Casino, JackpotJoy and Vera&John launch content from Bragg’s proprietary studios, including Atomic Slot Lab and Indigo Magic, [...]

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