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Big Time Gaming to unveil new Megaclusters mechanic in latest slot

Sydney-based slot developer Big Time Gaming is set to release its new Star Clusters slot game later this month, featuring the supplier’s new Megaclusters mechanic.

The new jewel-themed game will initially be rolled out exclusively on SG Digital’s platform on 24 June, ahead of a wider rollout with operators including Flutter [...]

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Australian anti-gambling campaigner proposes social casino ban

Australian Independent MP Andrew Wilkie has introduced an amendment to ban social casinos across the country.

Introduced last week, the Interactive Gambling Amendment (Banning Social Casinos and Other Measures) Bill 2020 seeks to amend the country’s Interactive Gambling Act 2001 to make it illegal to offer social casino services to Australian [...]

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Sky Racing World brings Australian greyhound racing to US

Tabcorp-owned horse racing content distributor Sky Racing World will simulcast greyhound racing from Australia to the United States from next week.

Sky Racing will provide simulcast wagering on greyhound meetings across Australia to its North American advance depositing wagering partners from Monday (15 June).

Sky Racing already provides Australian thoroughbred racing [...]

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Betmakers to bring fixed odds betting to New Jersey’s Monmouth Park

Sydney-listed sportsbook supplier BetMakers Technology Group has secured the rights to offer fixed odds horse race betting at New Jersey racetrack Monmouth Park.

The five-year deal with the New Jersey Thoroughbred Horsemen Association and Darby Development, owner of Monmouth Park racetrack, will see BetMakers offer fixed odds betting to bettors via [...]

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New Zealand casinos return to normal as COVID-19 restrictions lifted

The government of New Zealand has confirmed that the country will move to Alert Level 1 of its COVID-19 recovery plan from June 9, lifting restrictions on mass gatherings, including land-based casinos.

From midnight tonight, New Zealand will no longer have restrictions on work, school, sports or domestic travel, and limits [...]

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US growth fails to offset first quarter revenue decline for Intralot

Athens-listed gaming supplier and operator Intralot has reported a 47 per cent drop in revenue to €102.0m for the first quarter of 2020.

Intralot’s systems handled €3.7bn of worldwide wagers during the quarter, an increase of 6 per cent versus a year ago, benefiting from strong growth in Eastern Europe as [...]

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Flutter Entertainment sees improved momentum in Q2

London-listed gaming operator Flutter Entertainment has reported strong trading in the first six weeks of the second quarter, driven by the recently acquired Stars business and growth in Australia and the United States.

The company said in a trading update Thursday that it is seeing improved momentum, despite the ongoing disruption [...]

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Flutter Entertainment to raise £812.6m to drive continued expansion

London-listed betting and gaming operator Flutter Entertainment is seeking to raise £812.6m from a private placement of more than 8m new shares with institutional investors including US media giant Fox Corporation.

A total of 8,045,995 new ordinary shares in the company have been placed by Goldman Sachs International and J&E Davy [...]

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PointsBet sees positive momentum ahead of Australian sports return

Australian and US sports betting operator PointsBet Holdings said Wednesday that it continues to see positive trends in its Australian business, driven by a shift in gambling spend online as a result of retail venue closures.

Despite the significant disruption of COVID-19 to key sporting leagues such as the National Rugby [...]

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New Zealand’s RITA lays off TAB staff due to COVID-19

New Zealand’s Racing Industry Transition Agency (RITA) has confirmed that it will lay off around 230 roles in response to the impact of COVID-19.

The decision follows consultation with staff on a range of proposed changes aimed at ensuring a sustainable future for the business to meet the needs of New [...]

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IBIA speaks out in favour of global sports data standards

The International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) has called for an industry-wide debate about global sports data standards.

The IBIA said that all parties engaged in the supply of sports event data for betting should adhere to global best practice standards, after data supplier Stats Perform called for the industry be regulated [...]

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Betway sponsors DreamHack Masters Spring online tournament

Online betting and gaming operator Betway has been named as the exclusive betting sponsor of the DreamHack Masters Spring online tournament.

Developed by MTG’s DreamHack, the esports tournament features 16 of the best Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) teams in the world competing for a share of a $300,000 prize pool.

The online [...]

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