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Hong Kong Jockey Club expands management board with new hire

The Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) has expanded its senior leadership team with the appointment of Dennis Hau as executive director of customer strategy, insights and innovation.

Hau begins his new role next week and will be instrumental in driving the ongoing transformation of HKJC into a customer centric organisation.

Specifically, his [...]

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France Q3 iGaming revenue up 9% on sports betting growth

France’s regulated iGaming market grew by 9 per cent in the third quarter of 2022 to €485m, driven by a solid quarter of growth from the online sports betting sector.

Online sports betting turnover grew by 13 per cent to €1.80bn and, with a margin of 16.8 per cent, helped revenue [...]

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Netherlands

Advisory Division of Netherlands parliament questions aspects of proposed gambling ad ban

The Advisory Division of the Netherlands Council of State has published its opinion on the government’s proposed ban on untargeted advertising by online gambling operators.

The Advisory Division, which provides guidance to government and parliament on legislation, said that it understands the government’s desire to protect vulnerable gamblers but noted a [...]

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Nevada gambling revenue tops $13.5bn despite November decline

Nevada’s gambling revenue decreased by 8 per cent to $1.22bn in November, taking total revenue for the first 11 months of the year above $13.5bn, higher than 2021’s annual total.

Most games recorded declines in November, with the exception of slot machines, which were up by 1 per cent to $871.1m [...]

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Greece adds more than 1,000 domains to iGaming blacklist

The Hellenic Gaming Commission has significantly expanded its blacklist of illegal online gambling sites with the addition of more than 1,000 new domains.

The 36th update to the country’s iGaming blacklist brings the total number of blocked domains to 4,418.

As with the previous update back in September, the blacklist includes a [...]

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TAB NZ betting turnover up 5% in November

TAB NZ reported sports betting turnover of NZ$260.9m (€154.7m) in November, a rise of 5 per cent and the best monthly performance of 2022.

The turnover figure was NZ$17.7m above budget for the month. This helped produce gross revenue of NZ$40.6m (up 4 per cent), which was NZ$0.5m above budget, even [...]

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Webis shares soar as WatchandWager secures Monarch racetrack partnership

Webis Holdings-owned advanced deposit wagering (ADW) business WatchandWager.com has struck an agreement to accept bets on all racetracks operated by Monarch Content Management Group in 2023.

Monarch is fully owned by the Stronach Group, a leading racetrack and technology operator in North America, with the new deal allowing WatchandWager players to [...]

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Churchill Downs

Churchill Downs expands board with experienced HR executive

New York-listed racing and gaming operator Churchill Downs Incorporated (CDI) has expanded its board of directors with the addition of Andréa Carter.

Carter brings over 20 years’ professional experience in the field of human resources across multiple industries and major organizations, and currently serves as senior executive vice president and chief [...]

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DCMS Select Committee to investigate UK gambling regulations

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has launched an investigation into UK gambling policy and the Government’s progress towards addressing concerns about problem gambling.

The DCMS committee inquiry will investigate existing gambling regulations and examine whether these can keep up with innovations in online gambling, as well as [...]

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Belgium to prohibit most forms of gambling advertising in 2023

The Belgian Government is pushing ahead with plans to prohibit most forms of gambling advertising, with the new rules coming into force in July 2023.

Belgium’s Minister of Justice, Vincent Van Quickenborne, confirmed the ban on Friday (16 December) after the proposed Royal Decree passed the Council of State and the [...]

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Churchill Downs

Churchill Downs agrees $250m acquisition of Exacta Systems

Churchill Downs Incorporated (CDI) is strengthening its historical horse racing business with an agreement to acquire Exacta Systems.

CDI will pay $250m in cash to acquire the historical horse racing (HHR) technology provider, whose existing clients include the likes of AGS, IGT, Light & Wonder, Everi, Konami and Incredible Technologies.

CDI said [...]

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New Jersey

New Jersey gambling revenue climbs marginally in November

New Jersey’s gambling market grew marginally in November as total gaming revenue increased by just 0.3 per cent year-on-year to $441.1m.

The state’s casinos, racetracks and their partners saw November land-based casino win increase by 4 per cent versus a year ago to $214.5m, while iGaming revenue rose 24 per cent [...]

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