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William Hill recommences search for new finance chief

London-listed betting and gaming operator William Hill has confirmed that Adrian Marsh will not be joining the company to take up his new role as chief financial officer.

William Hill had named Marsh as the company’s next CFO last month to replace Ruth Prior, who had announced her resignation at the start of [...]

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Washington and West Virginia set to expand wagering options

Sport and racing enthusiasts in Washington and West Virginia could be able to bet on their favourite events once the COVID-19 restrictions are lifted, after their respective state Governors signed enabling legislation this week.

On Wednesday Governor Jay Inslee of Washington signed legislation authorising the state’s tribal gaming entities to amend Class [...]

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PointsBet granted approval to launch sports betting in Colorado

Australian and US sportsbook operator PointsBet has been granted license approval to provide online and retail sports betting in Colorado.

The operator has received an Internet Sports Betting Operator License and a Sports Betting Operator License from the Colorado Limited Gaming Control Commission (CLGCC), which are initially valid until March 2022.

The licenses allow PointsBet and [...]

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PokerStars founder Isai Scheinberg pleads guilty in New York

PokerStars founder Isai Scheinberg is facing a maximum sentence of five years in prison after pleading guilty Wednesday to running a multimillion-dollar illegal online poker business in the United States.

Scheinberg was the final defendant to be charged by the US Attorney for the Southern District of New York for continuing to make [...]

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Webis secures loan to support California sports betting expansion

Shares in betting and racetrack operator Webis Holding soared by more than a third in London Thursday after the company secured a new term loan to support its US expansion.

The primary purpose of the $500,000 loan is to further develop and market its Watch&Wager subsidiary in California, with the [...]

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Sportradar Virtual Baseball

Opinion: Sportradar brings new realism to virtual sports

At ICE last month we spoke to Sportradar’s Frank Wenzig, Managing Director of Gaming. He talked to us about the latest addition to their virtual sports betting offering and the importance of creating a lifelike sports betting alternative within their gaming solutions.  

What is the benefit of having Virtual Sports as part of a [...]

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US gaming industry launches nationwide iGaming plan

US online gaming industry group iDEA (iDevelopment and Economic Association) has launched a three-prong strategy that would allow any land-based US operator to launch online gaming in states without iGaming legislation.

All US casinos have closed their doors to customers due to the COVID-19 outbreak, robbing state governments of hundreds of millions of [...]

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GAN shares jump on higher online revenue and Nasdaq move

London-listed gaming supplier GAN is moving forward with its proposed Nasdaq listing as the casino shutdown in the United States begins to translate into higher revenue from online gaming.

GAN said Wednesday that the US casino closures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic have resulted in increased simulated gaming activity online, as major clients undertake [...]

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MGM Resorts

MGM Resorts pledges support for those impacted by COVID-19

New York-listed casino operator MGM Resorts International has pledged to donate $1m and provide the equivalent of 400,000 meals to support those impacted by the coronavirus pandemic in the United States.

The $1m crisis and disaster pledge will go into an Employee Emergency Grant Fund, which provides the company’s employees and their immediate families with [...]

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KamaGames partners Hard Rock International for social casino launch

European social casino operator KamaGames has secured a landmark partnership in the United States with Hard Rock International.

The agreement sees KamaGames launch a new Hard Rock Blackjack social casino product featuring popular casino-style games from the KamaGames portfolio, including a range of 3D table games such as roulette, craps, baccarat and [...]

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888 Holdings

888 Holdings sees opportunities for growth in spite of virus impact

The board of London-listed gaming operator 888 Holdings said Tuesday that there a number of strong growth opportunities that the company will seek to progress in 2020, in spite of the expected negative impact of COVID-19.

The online gaming and betting operator noted that the worldwide sporting cancellations witnessed so far this year in response [...]

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IGT names new finance chief and rejigs board of directors

New York-listed supplier International Game Technology (IGT) has appointed Massimiliano Chiara as executive vice president and chief financial officer.

Chiara will take up his new role on 6 April and joins IGT from London-based capital goods company CNH Industrial, where he most recently served as CFO and chief sustainability officer.

Prior to CNH [...]

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