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IGT appoints Samantha Ravich as new board member

New York-listed International Game Technology (IGT) has strengthened its board with the appointment of Samantha Ravich as an independent director.

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New Hampshire court sets aside DOJ Wire Act Opinion

The New Hampshire Lottery has succeeded in its legal challenge to the Department of Justice’s 2018 reinterpretation of the Wire Act.

US District Judge Paul Barbadoro ruled Monday in favour of the New Hampshire Lottery in its challenge against the 2018 DOJ Opinion, which stated that the Wire Act of 1961 applies to all [...]

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Maryland lawmakers revisit legalised sports betting

Lawmakers in Maryland have introduced three new bills related to legalised sports betting.

Delegate Jason Buckel introduced his bill in the House on Friday (Feb. 8), requiring the State Lottery and Gaming Control Agency to conduct a sports wagering operation and to issue licenses to certain video lottery operators and horse [...]

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DoubleDown owner DoubleU hits back at Washington lawsuit

Seoul-listed DoubleU Games has refuted claims that it offers illegal gambling products via its DoubleDown Interactive social casino subsidiary.

The company is one of several social casino operators facing a lawsuit in Washington state following a decision by the Ninth Circuit of the US Court of Appeals in March, which found that certain [...]

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Missouri and Maryland consider sports betting legislation

Lawmakers in Maryland and Missouri have introduced new legislation in the past week to legalise and regulate sports betting.

They join a growing roster of states that are preparing to offer state-regulated wagering, subject to authorisation under federal law.

Missouri Representative Justin Alferman introduced HB 2406 on February 7th, which amends the [...]

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Strong Q2 for DoubleU Games as DoubleDown contributes to growth

Seoul-listed DoubleU Games has reported a 61 per cent increase in revenue to KRW61.38bn (€45.9m) for the second quarter of 2017, boosted by the first contribution from its newly acquired social casino business DoubleDown Interactive.

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Scientific Games seals Maryland Lottery technology contract

Scientific Games has been formally awarded a new technology and services contract by the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency (MLGCA) after seeing off challenges from two rival bidders.

The New York-listed lottery and gaming solutions giant has been awarded an eight-year contract, which will see it provide the lottery with an [...]

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Maryland ratifies new long-term lottery deal for Scientific Games

The US state of Maryland has awarded Scientific Games a new ten-year contract to continue operating the Maryland Lottery after dismissing complaints from the two losing bidders for the tender.

The Maryland Board of Public Works voted 2-1 in favour of awarding Scientific Games the contract, with Governor Larry Hagan and State [...]

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IGT agrees $825m DoubleDown sale to Korea’s DoubleU Games

New York-listed International Game Technology (IGT) has agreed to sell its social casino subsidiary DoubleDown Interactive to South Korea's DoubleU Games for USD$825m.

The agreement also establishes a multi-year strategic partnership between IGT and DoubleU, allowing the South Korean studio to offer IGT's casino games portfolio across its free-to-play properties in return for [...]

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Maryland makes progress on bill to ban online lottery sales

Lawmakers in the US state of Maryland have voted in favour of legislation that prohibits the state lottery from selling tickets online.

House bill 813 and its Senate counterpart SB 438 prohibit the State Lottery and Gaming Control Agency from allowing a person to purchase a state lottery ticket through an [...]

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Maryland introduces draft regulations for Daily Fantasy Sports

Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot has proposed draft regulations to ensure that daily fantasy sports (DFS) contests are conducted fairly and that winners pay appropriate state taxes.

It comes after a number of bills to regulate DFS were introduced in this year’s legislative session, before the General Assembly adjourned in April without taking any [...]

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Maryland Live! heralds new social casino launch

Maryland Live! Casino has announced the official launch of its second-generation social casino offering powered by GAN (formerly GameAccount).

The new social casino at livecasino.social offers players both free-to-play and freemium games, including slots, multi-player blackjack and poker, roulette and keno. The offering is also available as a downloadable app from [...]

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