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GAN partners Chalkline to launch freeplay sports

New York-listed iGaming operator and supplier GAN has launched a new free-to-play sports betting solution in North America through a partnership with Chalkline Sports. 

Available to all existing GAN clients, the turnkey Chalkline BettorGames platform delivers freeplay games around sporting events to drive player engagement and reduce acquisition costs.

“The addition of [...]

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Novomatic grows 2021 revenue to €1.84bn despite Germany and Austria decline

Austrian gaming giant Novomatic has reported a 6 per cent increase in group revenue to €1.84bn in 2021, despite year-on-year declines in its core markets of Germany and Austria.

The company attributed its revenue growth to relaxed Covid-19 restrictions in the latter part of the year, and the performance of its [...]

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Boyd Gaming acquires Pala Interactive for $170m

New York-listed casino operator Boyd Gaming has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Pala Interactive from the Pala Band of Mission Indians for $170m.

The acquisition will advance Boyd’s iGaming strategy, with Pala Interactive’s technology comprising a player management system, casino, poker, sports, and social casino platform, and a full [...]

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Scientific Games returns to profit as 2021 revenue grows to $2.15bn

New York-listed Scientific Games has reported consolidated revenue from continuing operations of $2.15bn in 2021, buoyed by a record performance from its iGaming and SciPlay divisions.

Excluding results from the discontinued Lottery and Sports Betting divestitures, full year revenue was up 27 per cent compared to the previous year, with strong [...]

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SciPlay sees net income fall despite growth in revenue

Social gaming operator SciPlay has reported a five per cent increase in fourth quarter revenue to $154.4m, helping to drive full-year revenue for 2021 to $606.1m.

SciPlay benefited from a 17.5 per cent increase in average revenue per daily active user (ARPDAU) in the fourth quarter to $0.74, although average daily [...]

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Aristocrat Leisure

Aristocrat creates dedicated iGaming business after failed Playtech bid

Australian casino supplier Aristocrat Leisure is ramping up its presence in the B2B real money online gaming space after several years of operating social casinos.

The company will establish a third global operating business alongside its Aristocrat Gaming and Pixel United divisions.

This comes after Aristocrat tried to acquire leading technology supplier [...]

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Sportradar extends integrity services agreement with Brazilian Football Confederation

Sportradar has extended its agreement to provide integrity services to the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) for another three years.

Sportradar Integrity Services’ Universal Fraud Detection System (UFDS) will provide bet monitoring across 27 state-level competitions, as well as the Brasileiro U20 and Campeonato Brasileiro de Aspirantes.  

This will see more than 3000 [...]

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Novomatic and Zitro join exodus from ICE 2022

Austrian gaming operator and supplier Novomatic, traditionally the biggest exhibitor at Clarion Gaming’s ICE expo, has pulled out of the rescheduled 2022 event.

Novomatic’s exit follows similar withdrawals from Gauselmann and Scientific Games, which as a group form ICE’s three largest exhibitors. Zitro Games has also announced it will not attend.

“A [...]

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Greentube expands US social casino presence with GAN

Greentube, the interactive division of gaming supplier Novomatic, has rolled out its social casino content with GAN-powered brands in the United States.

Greentube has rolled out a range of games to GAN-powered social casino operators, including The Chickasaw Nation (Oklahoma), San Manuel Digital (California), The Snoqualmie Tribe (Washington), and Penn Interactive [...]

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Scientific Games withdraws SciPlay bid

Shares in social gaming operator SciPlay fell by more than 18 per cent in after-hours trading in New York Wednesday after Scientific Games withdrew its offer to acquire the remaining shares in the business.

Scientific Games had proposed to acquire the remaining 19 per cent equity interest in SciPlay which it [...]

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Gaming Intelligence Hot 50

Flutter leads Hot 50 headcount with Bally’s snapping at its heels

Flutter Entertainment is the best represented company in this year’s Gaming Intelligence Hot 50 but Bally’s is the most successful brand.

Flutter’s extraordinary run of acquisitions has gifted it six stars in the Gaming Intelligence Hot 50 2022.

Sportsbet was the one of the first operators to be acquired on the acquisition [...]

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Investor gloom as gaming shares slump in November

There was little to cheer for gaming investors in November as the vast majority of the industry’s leading publicly-listed gaming companies saw their share prices decline over the course of the month.

Of the 50 operators and suppliers making up the Gaming Intelligence Stock List, the combined value of their shares [...]

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