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DAZN builds scale with acquisition of sports media group ELEVEN

DAZN Group is expanding its live sports streaming capabilities with the acquisition of Eleven Group's sports media businesses.

The transaction will enable DAZN to become the broadcaster of top football leagues in Portugal and Belgium, with Eleven’s businesses also complementing DAZN’s existing positions in Italy, DACH and Spain, where DAZN holds [...]

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LeoVegas elects new board of directors

Online gaming operator LeoVegas has appointed a new board of directors following its acquisition by MGM Casino Next Lion, a subsidiary of MGM Resorts International.

The new board of directors was elected Tuesday at an extraordinary general meeting of the company, and will serve until the next annual general meeting.

The new [...]

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Denmark blocks a further 83 online gambling domains

The Danish Gambling Authority (DGA) has blacklisted a further 83 online gambling domains for targeting players in Denmark without a local licence.

The DGA secured court approval to block the domains last week, with the court decision marking the largest number of domains to have been approved for blacklisting since 2012, [...]

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Petfre Gibraltar fined £2.87m by Britain’s Gambling Commission

Gibraltar-based online gambling operator Petfre, operator of the Betfred.com and oddsking.com brands, has been fined £2.87m by Britain’s Gambling Commission.

The financial penalty and official warning follow a review by the Gambling Commission, which found that the operator failed to comply with anti-money laundering legislation and social responsibility code of practice [...]

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FanDuel opens first UK Collaboration Hub

Leading betting and gaming operator FanDuel has opened the doors of its first UK Collaboration Hub in Edinburgh, Scotland.

The new hub aims to foster cross discipline working and drive project innovation, while bringing FanDuel colleagues closer to those at parent company Flutter Entertainment.

The UK Collaboration Hub is expected to create [...]

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Tennessee sports betting margin hits new high in August

Tennessee’s sports betting margin (handle minus payouts) was 13.2 per cent for the month of August 2022.

The margin is the highest level seen since Tennessee launched sports betting in November 2020.

Betting handle for the month of August climbed 43 per cent year-on-year to $205.9 million. This figure also marked [...]

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EveryMatrix and Intralot launch new online sportsbook for Morocco state lottery

EveryMatrix and Intralot have launched a new online sportsbook in Morocco for La Marocaine des Jeux & des Sports en Ligne (MDJS).

Following an agreement in April of this year, EveryMatrix is now providing its OddsMatrix fully managed sportsbook solution to the MDJSJeux.ma site, as well as its GamMatrix PAM platform, [...]

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PointsBet launches online sportsbook in Louisiana

Sydney-listed betting and gaming operator PointsBet has gone live with its latest online sportsbook operation in the United States.

PointsBet Louisiana took its first bet in the state late last week, marking the fourth state launch under PointsBet's partnership with Penn National Gaming, and its 12th online sportsbook operation in the [...]

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Elys agrees Maryland retail betting deal with Rod ‘N’ Reel Resort

New York-listed sports betting supplier Elys Game Technology is aiming to enter Maryland's retail sportsbook market through a partnership with waterfront hotel and commercial bingo hall Rod ‘N’ Reel.

The agreement will see Elys provide its sportsbook platform and services to develop a new retail sportsbook at the Chesapeake Beach-based entertainment [...]

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PlayUp agrees SPAC business combination with IG Acquisition Corp

Australian and US online sports betting operator PlayUp has agreed a business combination with special purpose acquisition company IG Acquisition Corp (IGAC), which will see the combined company listed in New York.

The transaction values PlayUp at $350m and is expected to close in the first quarter of 2023, subject to [...]

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bet365 selects Optimove as CRM marketing provider

New York-based CRM marketing solutions provider Optimove has been selected by leading operator bet365 to orchestrate and optimise all of its CRM marketing activities. 

Optimove said that the partnership demonstrated bet365's strategic investment in scaling retention marketing efforts, and maximising player value as a growth driver for the business.   

It marks the [...]

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US operators agree responsible gambling industry benchmark

Six leading US sports betting and iGaming operators have come together to agree new industry-led responsible gambling standards across the United States.

The 12-point pledge is a commitment to principles of responsible online gambling and are recommended as the principles for an industry benchmark, to coincide with this month’s Responsible Gaming [...]

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