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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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Stats Perform leads call for regulation of data suppliers

Stats Perform has said the data supply industry should be regulated by an independent body, with Genius Sports Group and Sportradar generally supportive of attempts to increase standards.

The issue has risen to a head during the COVID-19 lockdown period, as data suppliers looked to fill empty sportsbooks with a range [...]

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Digital drives first half revenue growth for Aristocrat

Sydney-listed supplier and social casino operator Aristocrat Leisure has reported a 7 per cent increase in revenue to AUD$2.25bn for the six month period ended 31 March, following strong growth in its Digital business.

Revenue from Digital rose 27 per cent to $1.04bn, equivalent to nearly half of the H1 total, [...]

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Tabcorp secures debt waiver and scraps final dividend

Sydney-listed gaming operator Tabcorp Holdings will not to pay a final dividend in relation to its 2020 financial year after securing an agreement with its lenders to waive debt covenants until the end of the year.

Tabcorp has secured agreement from its bank lenders under its Syndicated Facility Agreement (SFA), representing [...]

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ACMA moves to block another ten illegal iGaming sites in Australia

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has asked the country’s internet service providers (ISPs) to block a number of additional unlicensed online offshore gambling websites.

Continuing its fight against unlicensed iGaming sites targeting Australian players, the ACMA requested earlier this month that ISPs block ten more domains, with customers urged [...]

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GVC Holdings

GVC completes platform migrations for all Ladbrokes Coral brands

London-listed betting and gaming operator GVC Holdings has completed the migration of all Ladbrokes Coral brands onto its proprietary technology platform.

The successful migration of the Ladbrokes brand completes the migration of all of the acquired brands following the acquisition of Ladbrokes Coral in 2018, with Ladbrokes joining the Coral, Gala [...]

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Scientific Games

Scientific Games to launch ReelPlay content in New Jersey with Golden Nugget

New York-listed supplier Scientific Games has agreed a deal to launch ReelPlay’s online slots in New Jersey with leading operator Golden Nugget.

Through an integration with Scientific Games’ OpenGaming platform, ReelPlay’s content will be rolled out for the first time in New Jersey’s regulated iGaming market with Golden Nugget, including El [...]

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WPT and partypoker on course for record-breaking online series

The World Poker Tour and partypoker are on course to break the record for the most entries in a WPT Main Tour event after the first full week of the inaugural WPT Online Series.

Through one week of play and 27 events, the WPT Online Series has achieved more than 40,000 [...]

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New Zealand provides racing industry with $72.5m support package

The government of New Zealand has announced a NZ$72.5m (€40.7m) COVID-19 emergency support package for the racing industry.

The support package consists of a $50m relief grant for the Racing Industry Transition Agency (RITA), up to $20m in funding to construct two new All Weather race tracks, and $2.5m for the [...]

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