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Gaming shares struggle for growth in July

July proved to be a struggle for many of the leading publicly-listed gaming operators and suppliers as the combined value of the shares on the Gaming Intelligence Stock List fell by more than 4 per cent by the end of the month.

After a solid first quarter of the year, followed [...]

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Australia’s Media Authority targets online gaming affiliates

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has launched a campaign against online gaming affiliates promoting illegal online casino sites to Australian consumers.

The crackdown on unlicensed online gambling will see Australian internet service providers block access to affiliate websites that have been identified by ACMA as providing direct links to [...]

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Scientific Games

Scientific Games acquires online slots developer Lightning Box

Scientific Games has bolstered its in-house production capability with the acquisition of Sydney-based games developer Lightning Box.

The acquisition expands Scientific Games’ team of in-house game makers and strengthens its online slot portfolio with the addition of popular titles such as ChickenFox, Lightning Horseman, and Lightning Leopard.

“Lightning Box games are hugely [...]

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BlueBet

BlueBet sees full year turnover grow to $344.7m

In its maiden results as a publicly listed company, Australian online sports betting operator BlueBet Holdings has reported an 83 per cent increase in turnover to AUD$344.7m for the year ended 30 June.

The operator benefited from a strong finish to its 2021 financial year as turnover during the final quarter [...]

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PointsBet

PointsBet launches iGaming platform in New Jersey

Sydney-listed betting and gaming operator PointsBet has expanded its presence in New Jersey with the launch of its online casino in the state.

PointsBet has launched its proprietary iGaming platform in New Jersey following approval by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (NJDGE), adding to its existing sports betting offering [...]

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Unibet

Unibet fined over illegal gambling ads in New South Wales

Kindred Group’s Unibet brand has been fined for posting three illegal gambling advertisements last year that offered inducements to gamble in New South Wales.

Following an investigation by Liquor & Gaming NSW, Unibet pleaded guilty to three offences and was fined AUD$16,000 per offence, totalling $48,000 for breaching NSW gaming laws. [...]

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Kindred

Kindred Group profits as sports betting revenue soars in Q2

Stockholm-listed betting and gaming operator Kindred Group has reported a 55 per cent increase in gross winnings revenue to £363.7m for the second quarter of 2021, buoyed by a strong performance in sports betting and an all-time high in active customers.

The year-on-year growth was driven by increased sports betting activity [...]

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Canada

PointsBet names Scott Vanderwel as first CEO of PointsBet Canada

Sydney-listed online gaming operator PointsBet has appointed Scott Vanderwel as CEO of its newly established Canadian operations.

Vanderwel will join the company on 17 August, having previously served as senior vice president for Rogers Communications, where he oversaw corporate strategy, operational improvement, and digital operations. Prior to his time with Rogers, [...]

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PointsBet partners Cliff Castle Casino to enter Arizona

Sydney-listed betting and gaming operator PointsBet has entered into an agreement with Cliff Castle Casino Hotel to enter Arizona's online sports betting market.

The ten-year market access deal with Cliff Castle Casino-owner Yavapai-Apache Nation gives PointsBet access to a first skin licence to operate online sports betting in the state. 

Online sports [...]

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PointsBet

PointsBet hires Aaron O’Sullivan to head up US iGaming operations

Gaming operator PointsBet has brought in Aaron O’Sullivan to oversee its North American iGaming operations as vice president of online casino revenue. 

O’Sullivan joins PointsBet from bet365, where he served as head of games for the past two years, having previously held a number of senior positions with the likes of [...]

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New Zealand names first TAB NZ Board after racing reforms

The New Zealand Government has announced the first board of directors of TAB NZ as it works to finalise the operational transition of the organisation.

Four members of the board were recommended to the minister of racing by the selection panel established under the Racing Act, with three nominated by the [...]

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BlueBet

BlueBet partners Q Casino for Iowa online sportsbook launch

Newly listed Australian online sports betting operator BlueBet Holdings has made its first move into the United States through a partnership with Q Casino in Iowa.

The long-term agreement with Q Casino-owner Dubuque Racing Association will allow BlueBet to launch a new online sportsbook in the state as an extension of [...]

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