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Sports betting and poker drive French gambling growth in H1 2023

France’s regulated gambling market grew by 4 per cent during the first half of 2023 as total gross gaming revenue (GGR) reached €5.35 billion, with monopoly operators FDJ and PMU accounting for 78 per cent of the total.

Excluding FDJ and PMU, France’s licensed gambling operators (excluding land-based casinos) saw GGR [...]

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Chile casino revenue increases by 1% in July

Chile’s land-based casinos reported a 1 per cent increase in revenue to CLP47.8 billion (€50.1 million) in July.

Dreams’ Monticello casino earned the highest revenue at CLP9.9 billion, more than the combined revenue of the second and third placed casinos.

Enjoy’s Vina del Mar had gaming revenue of CLP4.7 billion and [...]

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Portugal iGaming and betting revenue hits €200 million in Q2 2023

Portugal's quarterly iGaming and betting revenue surpassed €200 million for the first time in Q2 2023, rising by 42 per cent to €206.0 million.

Revenue from iGaming was at a record high of €122.0 million in the second quarter of the year, an increase of 52 per cent year-on-year, as iGaming [...]

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Smurfit resigns as GAN chief executive

GAN chief executive Dermot Smurfit has stepped down after 21 years at the helm of the gaming technology company.

Smurfit handed in his resignation on September 25 and will be replaced on an interim basis by chairman Seamus McGill, who will oversee the company’s ongoing strategic review process.

Smurfit remains a major [...]

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Flutter Entertainment expands Balkans presence with MaxBet acquisition

Flutter Entertainment has acquired an initial 51 per cent stake in Serbian sports betting and gaming operator MaxBet.

Flutter will acquire the majority stake for €141m on a debt and cash free basis, with a further payment to be made if MaxBet exceeds its expected financial performance in 2023.

Flutter also has [...]

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BetMGM agrees Newcastle United partnership in the UK

BetMGM has followed up its recent launch in the United Kingdom by signing a multi-year partnership with English Premier League football club Newcastle United.

As an official club partner for the 2023/24 season, BetMGM’s brand will be visible to match-goers and global TV viewers across the club’s St. James' Park stadium.

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Pragmatic Play expands in Argentina with Casino Magic Online

Pragmatic Play continues to expand its footprint in Latin America after going live with Casino Magic Online in Argentina.

Through an integration with the Ondiss platform, the operator has added Pragmatic Play slots such as Mustang Trail and Forge of Olympus, alongside virtual sports games including Fantastic League and Penalty Shootout.

“We [...]

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Holland Casino grows first half revenue despite iGaming decline

Dutch state-owned gaming operator Holland Casino has reported a 15 per cent increase in revenue to €405.3 million for the first half of 2023, despite posting a significant decline from its online operations.

Holland Casino said there was a recovery in visitor numbers during the first half period, with around 2.5 [...]

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South Dakota gambling hits $168 million in August

South Dakota’s gambling market recorded its strongest performance of the year in August as turnover reached $167.7 million, helping gambling turnover since the start the year to exceed $1 billion.

Slot machines were the largest sector by handle in South Dakota, with a 1 per cent increase in turnover to $158.2 [...]

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Star Entertainment looks to raise $1.2 billion

Sydney-listed casino operator Star Entertainment is looking to raise AUD$1.2 billion as part of a new capital raising and refinancing deal to strengthen its balance sheet.

Having raised $800 million from shareholders in February of this year, the embattled casino operator is tapping shareholders for another $750 million in equity raising, [...]

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Greentube releases Candelas de los Muertos – Señorita Suerte

Greentube has expanded its Cash Connection portfolio of slots with the launch of Candelas de los Muertos - Señorita Suerte.

Based on Mexico’s Day of the Dead, players bid to unlock the riches of the Grand Jackpot in a game played across five reels and with 25 win lines.

“Cash Connection - [...]

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Delta Corp vows to challenge €1.9 billion gaming tax bill

Shares in Indian gaming operator Delta Corp fell to a new 52-week low Monday after the company revealed a tax bill of INR168.2 billion (approx. €1.9 billion).

The tax bill amounts to more than double the company’s market capitalisation and includes interest and penalties for the period from July 2017 to [...]

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