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BetMGM to adopt GameSense responsible gaming program

BetMGM will become the first US online sports betting and iGaming operator to integrate the GameSense responsible gaming program onto its platform.

Developed by the British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC), GameSense incorporates responsible gaming resources and education into the customer service model, providing every player with tools and support to make [...]

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Genius Sports set for New York Stock Exchange debut

Genius Sports will begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) today after completing its business combination with special purpose acquisition company dMY Technology Group Inc II.

The business combination was approved at a special meeting of dMY II’s stockholders last Friday, with the combined company’s shares trading on the [...]

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DraftKings enters MMA with Professional Fighters League

DraftKings has been named as the first official sportsbook and daily fantasy sports partner of the Professional Fighters League (PFL).

The multi-year partnership will see DraftKings leverage PFL’s proprietary SmartCage technology to deliver unique prop bets and innovative season-driven gaming opportunities to fans of the American mixed martial arts (MMA) league.

PFL [...]

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Caesars set to complete William Hill acquisition with court approval

London-listed gaming operator William Hill has secured court approval for its proposed sale to Caesars Entertainment.

The sale will be effected by means of a Court-sanctioned scheme of arrangement, with the High Court of Justice in England and Wales today sanctioning the scheme.

As a result, trading in shares of William Hill [...]

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Betsson invests in TG Lab’s US iGaming platform

Stockholm-listed gaming operator Betsson has acquired a 35 per cent stake in TG Lab’s US-facing player account management (PAM) platform.

Subsidiary Betsson Perch Investments has paid US$6.5m for a 35 per cent stake in the Strive platform, which is expected to launch in the US during the second half of 2021.

Betsson [...]

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Mississippi sportsbook wagers climb to $50.5m in March

Mississippi’s licensed sports betting operators collected wagers of $50.5m in March, with basketball representing two-thirds of the total.

Total wagers from the state’s 26 licensed sportsbooks soared by 370 per cent compared to last year’s $10.7m, as casinos were closed in mid-March 2020 and major sports leagues suspended due to Covid-19 [...]

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Washington State set to launch regulated sports betting

Regulated sports betting looks set to launch in Washington State through an amended Class III gaming compact with the Tulalip Tribes of Washington.

The amended compact would allow the Tulalip Tribes to offer sports betting at two casinos located on the Tulalip Reservation, subject to necessary state, tribal and federal approval.

The [...]

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Delaware iGaming revenue grows 94% in first quarter of 2021

Delaware’s regulated iGaming market recorded a 94 per cent increase in net revenue to $2.4m in the first quarter of 2021, buoyed by another record performance in March.

The state’s three licensed iGaming operators saw total amounts wagered climb by 88 per cent to a record $30.7m in March, with net [...]

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Sportradar adds Bloomberg executive to board of directors

Sports data and technology provider Sportradar has expanded its board of directors with the appointment of experienced marketing executive Deirdre Bigley.

Bigley has served as chief marketing officer of Bloomberg since 2014, responsible for designing and launching the first global marketing department for the financial data distributor, and building marketing strategies [...]

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Pennsylvania tops $1bn in betting and gaming revenue in Q1 2021

Pennsylvania’s regulated betting and gaming market generated total revenue of more than $400m for the first time in March 2021.

Buoyed by the continued strong performance of licensed iGaming and sports betting operators, total revenue climbed by 162 per cent versus a year ago to $403.1m, with the comparable period last [...]

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Nuvei expands US payment processing capabilities with Mazooma acquisition

Toronto-listed payment provider Nuvei Corporation has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire US-facing gaming and sports betting payment technology provider Mazooma in a deal worth up to $315m.

Nuvei will pay an initial $56m to acquire the Toronto-based payment provider, with additional consideration subject to the achievement of specific performance [...]

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Borgata takes over as NJ iGaming market leader in March

New Jersey’s licensed betting and gaming operators recorded a strong performance in March as total revenue increased by 120 per cent compared to the same period last year.

Revenue grew to $359.3m in March 2021, reflecting the impact of Atlantic City casino closures a year ago due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

With [...]

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