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Malta Gaming Authority survey looks at impact of COVID-19

A survey conducted by the Malta Gaming Authority shows that both B2B and B2C gaming licensees expect lower revenue this year due to the impact of COVID-19.

The 64 B2B suppliers who participated in the MGA survey said that revenue is forecast to be 20 per cent lower than previous budget [...]

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Codere revenue slumps 21% in first quarter due to coronavirus-related closures

Madrid-listed gaming operator Codere has reported a 21 per cent fall in revenue to €278.5m for the first quarter of 2020, with results impacted by the temporary closure of its entire retail operations for most of March as a result of the COVID-19 crisis.

The closures had a significant impact on [...]

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CIRSA posts Q1 revenue decline despite increased Sportium contribution

Spanish gaming operator CIRSA has reported a 6 per cent fall in net operating revenue to €413.6m during the first quarter of 2020, following the temporary closure of its retail operations due to COVID-19.

The operator said that it had performed in line with expectations in January and February, with revenue [...]

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Online growth fails to offset Swedish gambling market decline in Q1

Sweden’s regulated gambling market has recorded a 2 per cent year-on-year drop in turnover to SEK5.90bn (€559m) in the first quarter of 2020, despite growth from the online betting and gaming sector.

Turnover was down 11 per cent compared to the previous quarter’s record SEK6.65bn, with the COVID-19 pandemic negatively impacting [...]

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Microgaming adds Neko Games to independent game studio roster

Isle of Man-based gaming supplier Microgaming has expanded its roster of independent game development studios with the addition of Neko Games.

The Buenos Aires-based developer’s first official release for Microgaming is Super Showball, a Brazilian-style 90-ball video bingo game inspired by the traditional Showball bingo game. 

The medium-to-high volatility slot combines iconic [...]

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Playtech well placed as TradeTech boosts first quarter earnings

London-listed gaming supplier Playtech said Wednesday that it has performed better than envisaged under the impact of COVID-19, with significant operational progress with existing and new licensees.

Despite COVID-19 starting to severely impact some of the group's businesses, Playtech said that results for March as a whole were in line with [...]

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Sweden records overall gambling decline but most online operators growing

Swedish gambling regulator Spelinspektionen has released data showing an overall decline in online betting and gaming during the COVID-19 pandemic, although operator performances vary.

The data shows that the licensed online gambling market in Sweden grew by 21 per cent in January 2020 compared to January 2019, when the regulated market [...]

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Switzerland adds 15 domains to iGaming blacklist

The Swiss Lottery and Betting Board has expanded its blacklist of unlicensed online gambling operators.

The latest update from Commission des loteries et paris (Comlot) has seen 15 domains added to the blacklist of unauthorized sites, which are now subject to blocking by Swiss internet service providers.

The latest additions to the [...]

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Kindred Group loses appeal against Norwegian withdrawal order

Stockholm-listed Kindred Group has lost its appeal against the Norwegian Gaming Authority’s decision to force the operator’s four brands from the market.

The regulator issued the withdrawal order last year against Kindred subsidiary Trannel International, which operates the Unibet, Maria Casino, Storspiller and Bingo sites, for targeting Norwegian consumers from Malta [...]

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Retail decline hits Danish gambling market in first quarter

Denmark’s regulated betting and gaming market has seen total gross gaming revenue decline by 5 per cent to DKK1.53bn (€205.2m) during the first quarter of 2020.

Revenue fell for the third consecutive quarter, following significant declines at land-based casinos and gaming machines as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Q1 2020 Gross [...]

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Gaming Realms agrees new deal with Hasbro for Slingo expansion

London-listed gaming supplier Gaming Realms has entered into a two-year agency deal with US toy and board game developer Hasbro.

The agreement gives Hasbro the exclusive rights to act as an agent on behalf of Gaming Realms to identify and help negotiate licensing opportunities for the Slingo brand across various digital [...]

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UK Gambling Commissions warns licensees over third-party arrangements

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has warned licensees that they are fully responsible for all third-party relationships after taking regulatory action against platform provider FSB Technology.

The regulator said that gambling businesses will face regulatory action if they do not carefully manage all the third-party websites that they are responsible for.

The [...]

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