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PointsBet wins Virginia license in partnership with Colonial Downs

Sydney-listed operator PointsBet has teamed up with local racetrack and gaming operator Colonial Downs Group to secure a sports betting license from the Virginia Lottery.

PointsBet will be the tenth licensed operator to enter Virginia’s market, along with FanDuel, DraftKings, BetMGM, BetRivers, Caesars, WynnBet, Unibet, Barstool Sports and Golden Nugget Online [...]

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Aristocrat full year revenue grows to AUD$4.7bn

Sydney-listed gamíng supplier Aristocrat Leisure has reported a 14 per cent increase in revenue to AUD$4.74bn for its financial year ended 30 September.

Revenue increased by 25 per cent on a constant currency basis, driven by growth across North American gaming operations, North American and Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) outright [...]

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ACMA issues formal warning to Tabcorp over online in-play betting

Sydney-listed gaming operator Tabcorp Holdings has been issued a formal warning by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) after it was found to have accepted a number of illegal online in-play bets on a US college basketball game.

After receiving a complaint, the ACMA’s investigation found that Tabcorp accepted 37 [...]

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Eddie Jordan teams up with former SciGames exec for Playtech bidding war

Former Formula One team owner Eddie Jordan has teamed up with former Scientific Games sports betting chief Keith O’Loughlin to bring the number of companies bidding for Playtech to three.

Playtech confirmed that the pair’s JKO Play vehicle has approached Playtech for due diligence information that might lead to an offer [...]

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Australian regulator asks ISPs to block illegal lottery betting sites

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has asked internet service providers to block offshore lottery betting sites We Love Lotto and Red Fox Lotto.

The sites, operated by UK-based Ardua Ventures and Curacao-registered companies White Lotto, were found to offer betting on overseas lotteries, which are not licensed in Australia.

Authority [...]

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Microgaming agrees sale of Quickfire business to Games Global

Microgaming has agreed to sell its Quickfire distribution business and portfolio of online games to Games Global, a newly established private capital-backed company led by former IGT executive Walter Bugno.

Games Global will acquire the international distribution rights to Microgaming’s exclusive gaming content, including progressive jackpot titles, as well as its [...]

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Gaming Intelligence Awards 2021

Scientific Games and Flutter dominate Gaming Intelligence Awards 2021

Scientific Games and Flutter Entertainment were the big winners last week as the Gaming Intelligence Awards 2021 were unveiled during a week of celebrations.

Scientific Games won an unprecedented six awards this year, dominating the North America region with an incredible four awards. With the supplier transitioning to become a pure [...]

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Playtech shareholders set to vote on Aristocrat deal

London-listed gaming technology supplier Playtech will seek shareholder approval in January to proceed with its proposed sale to Australia’s Aristocrat Leisure.

The company has scheduled a court meeting and general meeting of the company for 12 January, when shareholders will be given the opportunity to vote on the proposal, subject to [...]

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Sportsbet handed second fine this year for gambling advertising breach

Australian online betting operator Sportsbet has been fined AUD$135,000 for breaching gambling advertising regulations for the second time this year.

The Flutter Entertainment-owned sports betting operator was handed the fine by Downing Centre Local Court on Friday following an investigation by regulator Liquor & Gaming NSW.

According to that investigation, Sportsbet sent [...]

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Strong Q3 for IGT as Digital & Betting contribution grows

New York-listed International Game Technology (IGT) has reinstated its quarterly cash dividend after a strong third quarter performance which saw revenue climb 21 per cent to $984m and operating income more than double to $212m.

Buoyed by double-digit growth across all of its business segments, revenue from IGT’s core Global Lottery [...]

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IGT names Gil Rotem as president of iGaming

New York-listed gaming supplier International Game Technology (IGT) has appointed former bet365 executive Gil Rotem as president of iGaming.

Rotem will be responsible for ensuring the ongoing development and global expansion of the IGT PlayCasino business, which includes iGaming, poker and bingo, reporting into IGT CEO Digital & Betting Enrico Drago.

“The [...]

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Gambling.com and Playtech lead share price growth in October

Shareholders in Gambling.com and Playtech were the big winners as their shares rocketed to the top of the Gaming Intelligence Stock List in October 2021.

While the leading publicly-listed gaming operators and suppliers saw the combined value of their shares decline by 2 per cent in October, Gambling.com’s shares rose by [...]

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