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IGT names new finance chief and rejigs board of directors

New York-listed supplier International Game Technology (IGT) has appointed Massimiliano Chiara as executive vice president and chief financial officer.

Chiara will take up his new role on 6 April and joins IGT from London-based capital goods company CNH Industrial, where he most recently served as CFO and chief sustainability officer.

Prior to CNH [...]

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Australia latest to shut down gaming venues with restrictions lasting up to six months

Casinos in Australia could be closed for up to six months under new restrictions brought into force to contain the spread of COVID-19, including the shutdown of non-essential activities across the country.

In a National Cabinet meeting Sunday, Prime Minister Scott Morrison and state and territory leaders agreed to implement new [...]

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Relax Gaming rolls out portfolio with BetVictor

Casino games supplier Relax Gaming has agreed a deal to launch its games with Gibraltar-based operator BetVictor.

BetVictor will gain access to a growing selection of Relax’s proprietary games, including top-performing titles Tumble Tumble, Money Train and recent hit Snake Arena, as well as a wide range of content from third-party suppliers through its [...]

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Red Tiger expands Swedish footprint with Svenska Spel launch

NetEnt-owned games studio Red Tiger has rolled out its portfolio of slot games with leading Swedish operator Svenska Spel Sport & Casino.

Through an integration with SG Digital’s OGS platform, Red Tiger titles including Mystery Reels and Pirates’ Plenty - Battle for Gold, have gone live with Svenska Spel’s online customers.

“Launching our slot portfolio with [...]

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UK Betting and Gaming Council welcomes government support for workers

The UK’s betting and gaming industry is set to benefit from new measures announced Friday by the government to protect workers and businesses during the COVID-19 shutdown.

The support package will see government cover up to 80 per cent of staff wages for a three-month period starting 1 March, up to a cap of £2,500 [...]

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MGM Resorts names Bill Hornbuckle acting CEO

MGM Resorts’ chief operating officer Bill Hornbuckle has been named acting chief executive officer with immediate effect.

Hornbuckle assumes the duties of president and chief executive Jim Murren, who had previously announced his intention to step down from the company once a suitable successor was identified.

In a statement released Sunday, Murren said [...]

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GI Games Round-up: R. Franco Digital, Pragmatic Play and more

This week has seen new games released by R. Franco Digital, iSoftBet, Pragmatic Play, Play’n GO, Booming Games, Nolimit City and Endorphina.

R. Franco Digital’s Fortune Jungle

R. Franco Digital has released the latest addition to its slot portfolio with the launch of Fortune Jungle.

The 5x3 title features crocodiles, leopards, orangutans and [...]

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GI Games Integrations: Skywind Group, Relax Gaming, Greentube and more

There has been no shortage of casino platform integrations this week, involving the likes of Skywind Group, Relax Gaming, Greentube and Pragmatic Play, among others.

Skywind Group / Superbet

Skywind has signed an agreement to launch its games and player engagement tools with leading Romanian operator Superbet.

The partnership will see Superbet players [...]

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How to keep responsible gaming entertaining

Scientific Games chief product officer Tim Bucher has been working with regulators throughout the world to trial technology that makes gaming products safe for everyone.

The rollout of the Anonymous Player Awareness System (APAS) in the UK’s betting shops has the potential to be game-changing for an industry that has been hit hard by the [...]

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Wyoming set to regulate “skill” gaming machines

Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon has signed legislation to form the Wyoming Gaming Commission, which will assume responsibility for regulating the state’s gaming machines.

Wyoming’s skill-based gaming machines are similar to slots but add an element of player interaction (skill) through nudging reels, thereby circumventing the ban on slot machines outside tribal casinos. They were deemed [...]

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Fast Track to deploy CRM solution for Hero Gaming

Malta-based iGaming software provider Fast Track has signed a deal to provide its customer relationship management (CRM) solution to operator Hero Gaming.

Hero Gaming gains access to the real-time player engagement platform to centralise all aspects of player communication and rewards across its brands, beginning with the newly launched BOOM Casino.

“We can [...]

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Online casino drives Pennsylvania’s gambling market growth in February

Pennsylvania’s regulated land-based and online gambling market saw total gaming revenue increase by 14 per cent to $304.3m in February, buoyed by a strong performance from the newly regulated online casino sector.

Land-based gaming continued to represent the bulk of the total market, with the state’s 12 casinos enjoying a 5 per cent [...]

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