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GeoComply brings in Sarafina Wolde Gabriel to support global expansion

Geolocation and compliance technology specialist GeoComply has appointed Sarafina Wolde Gabriel as senior director of global markets. 

Gabriel brings nearly two decades of experience in digital technology to GeoComply, having spent 18 years at Paysafe-owned affiliate specialist Income Access, most recently as vice president of strategy.

“Sarafina’s experience in gaming and digital [...]

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GI Games Round-up: Featuring Relax Gaming, Yggdrasil, Playtech and more

This week’s games and platform integration round-up from Gaming Intelligence features the likes of Evolution, Relax Gaming, Yggdrasil, Scientific Games, Endorphina, iSoftBet, Pragmatic Play and Playtech.

Pragmatic Play's Wild Depths

Pragmatic Play invites players on an aquatic journey filled with free spins, wilds and scatters in its latest slot release, Wild Depths.

“As [...]

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fuboTV bags exclusive English Premier League rights in Canada

New York-listed live TV streaming platform fuboTV has secured the exclusive streaming rights to England’s Premier League in Canada beginning with the 2022/23 season.

fuboTV will be the exclusive home of the Premier League in the Canadian market for the next three seasons beginning in August 2022, carrying all 380 Premier [...]

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Super Group nears completion of merger with Sports Entertainment Acquisition

Online betting and gaming operator Super Group, owner of the Betway brand, is expected to complete its business combination with special purpose acquisition company Sports Entertainment Acquisition Corp. (SEAC) this month.

Completion of the proposed business combination remains subject to approval by SEAC shareholders at a meeting scheduled for January 26, [...]

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Record December drives Delaware iGaming wagers to $308m in 2021

Delaware’s regulated iGaming market grew by 35 per cent year-on-year to $308.6m in 2021, as iGaming wagers in December more than doubled compared to the same month a year ago.  

December iGaming wagers increased by 103 per cent to a record $35.5m, driven by strong year-on-year growth across all three [...]

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Caesars Sportsbook partners Michigan State Athletics

Caesars Entertainment has agreed a multi-year partnership for Caesars Sportsbook to serve as the official and exclusive sports betting and iGaming partner of Michigan State University (MSU) Athletics.

The partnership includes broadcast and digital content across MSU athletics, TV-visible signage across basketball, football and hockey, as well as naming rights for [...]

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Sportradar signs integrity support deal with Canadian Hockey League

New York-listed sports data and solutions provider Sportradar has agreed a new integrity support deal with the Canadian Hockey League. 

The multi-year education and bet monitoring services agreement will see the three CHL member leagues, the Western Hockey League, Ontario Hockey League, and Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, monitored by Sportradar [...]

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Oregon Lottery’s Scoreboard app to migrate to DraftKings Sportsbook

New York-listed sports betting operator DraftKings will serve as the official sportsbook provider of the Oregon Lottery, with the DraftKings Sportsbook replacing the current Scoreboard brand.

DraftKings has been powering the lottery's Scoreboard online sportsbook since October 2019 as part of an exclusive agreement with the Oregon Lottery.

The Scoreboard app [...]

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IGT powers SaharaBets online sportsbook in Arizona

New York-listed supplier International Game Technology (IGT) is powering Meruelo Gaming's new online sportsbook in Arizona. 

Meruelo Gaming is leveraging IGT's trading advisory services and PlaySports technology to power the SaharaBets mobile sports betting app in Arizona, where the company recently agreed an official sports betting partnership with the Arizona Coyotes.

"The [...]

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Virginia sports betting amendment seeks to limit promotional spend deductions

Sports betting operators in Virginia will have to rein in their promotional spending if lawmakers approve proposed amendments to gambling legislation.

The amendments introduced Wednesday (Jan. 12) could increase sports betting taxes for the state by eliminating carry over of losses and limiting promotional credits.

Under existing law, sports betting operators are [...]

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Washington State sports betting bill aims to end Tribal monopoly

Lawmakers in Washington State have introduced legislation to allow licensed cardrooms and racetracks to offer sports betting.

Under existing law, sports betting is only available at tribal casinos, with cardroom operator Maverick Gaming filing suit this week to challenge the tribal sports betting monopoly.

This would be addressed by the bill introduced [...]

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Indiana sportsbook wagers grow to $3.83bn in 2021

Indiana’s licensed sports betting operators collected total handle of $3.83bn in 2021, buoyed by a strong wagering performance in December.

Wagering at the state’s 11 operational sportsbooks increased by 48 per cent year-on-year to $463.0m in December 2021, just below the previous month’s record $463.7m.

Basketball was the most popular sport during [...]

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