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SciPlay grows H1 revenue despite Q2 dip

New York-listed social gaming operator SciPlay has reported a 7 per cent fall in revenue to $154.0m in the second quarter of 2021, with the drop largely due to the easing of stay-at-home measures compared to the height of the Covid-19 pandemic last year.

Despite the year-on-year decline, Q2 marked the [...]

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Scientific Games profits as second quarter revenue climbs to $880m

New York-listed Scientific Games has reported a 63 per cent increase in revenue to $880m for the second quarter of 2021, buoyed by record performances from its Lottery and Digital segments.

Revenue from the company’s core Gaming business soared by 303 per cent to $367m compared to last year’s Covid-impacted Q2 [...]

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Gaming shares struggle for growth in July

July proved to be a struggle for many of the leading publicly-listed gaming operators and suppliers as the combined value of the shares on the Gaming Intelligence Stock List fell by more than 4 per cent by the end of the month.

After a solid first quarter of the year, followed [...]

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Playtika benefits from lower costs in second quarter

New York-listed social gaming operator Playtika has reported a 1 per cent increase in revenue to $659.2m for the second quarter of 2021.

The company enjoyed strong growth from its casual gaming portfolio, which saw revenue climb 16 per cent year-on-year, while Bingo Blitz revenue was up 20 per cent and [...]

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Entain to strengthen player protection in video gaming and eSports

London-listed betting and gaming operator Entain is further strengthening its player protection measures to include video gaming and eSports players in the United Kingdom and Europe.

Through its not-for-profit Entain Foundation, the company plans to build on work initiated with partners in the United States to provide education and support to [...]

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GAN to launch social casino for Treasure Island Las Vegas

New York-listed gaming solutions provider GAN has entered into an agreement to power a new social casino offering for Las Vegas' Treasure Island Hotel & Casino.

Treasure Island will become GAN's 18th social casino client and the first on the Las Vegas Strip, and will integrate the new online offering with [...]

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Scientific Games proposes to take over full ownership of SciPlay

New York-listed Scientific Games has proposed to acquire the remaining 19 per cent equity interest in social gaming operator SciPlay that it does not currently own.

The proposal will see SciPlay shareholders, other than Scientific Games and its subsidiaries, receive 0.250 shares of Scientific Games common stock for each share of [...]

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Singapore opens consultation to amend gambling laws

The Singapore Government has launched a new public consultation to amend the country’s gambling laws and regulations to cover evolving gambling products and the advancements of technology.

The Ministry of Home Affairs, Policy Development Division (MHA) is seeking feedback on proposals to consolidate existing gambling legislation covering both online and physical [...]

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Ainsworth and Catena Media shares climb high in H1 2021

There were mixed results for industry stakeholders as the combined value of shares in the leading publicly-listed gaming operators and suppliers fell by 1 per cent during the first half of 2021.

After a solid first quarter performance, most of the 50 publicly-listed operators and suppliers which make up the Gaming [...]

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SciPlay continues casual gaming expansion with Koukoi acquisition

New York-listed social casino operator SciPlay Corporation has further expanded into the casual gaming sector with the acquisition of Finland-based Koukoi Games.

The deal marks SciPlay’s third acquisition following Spice Rack in 2017 and Come2Play last year, with Oulu-based Koukoi known for having developed the Om Nom Run game, which has [...]

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Scientific Games to divest Lottery and Sports Betting businesses

New York-listed Scientific Games has revealed plans to divest its Lottery and Sports Betting businesses as it focuses on becoming a leading content provider for the online and land-based gaming sectors.

As part of its strategic review, the company is evaluating strategic alternatives to execute the divestitures for each business, including [...]

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Playstudios begins trading on Nasdaq

Casual gaming and social casino operator Playstudios is now a publicly-listed company after completing its business combination with special purpose acquisition company Acies Acquisition Corp.

Playstudios’ Class A common stock began trading on Nasdaq Tuesday under the ticker symbol MPYS after Acies’ shareholders approved the business combination last week.

The transaction gives [...]

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