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Japan and US drive Raketech first quarter revenue growth

Stockholm-listed iGaming affiliate Raketech has posted a 27 per cent increase in revenue to €8.3m for the first quarter of 2021, benefiting from growth in the United States and Japan.

The year-on-year revenue growth was driven by the recently acquired AmericanGambler and Lead Republik businesses, which was partially offset by a [...]

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West Virginia hits record sports betting and iGaming high in April

West Virginia’s regulated sports betting and iGaming market reached another high in April as total wagers increased to $182.0m.

Sports betting and iGaming wagers at the state’s five casinos for the five-week period ending May 1st rose by 10 per cent compared to the previous month’s record $166.2m total.

West Virginia Sports [...]

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Better Collective posts record first quarter revenue of €38.8m

Stockholm-listed sports betting affiliate Better Collective has reported an 86 per cent increase in revenue to a record €38.8m in the first quarter of 2021, buoyed by an all-time high in new depositing customers (NDCs).

The company enjoyed strong growth from its Publishing division as revenue rose 24 per cent to [...]

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Pragmatic Solutions adds Optimove CRM to PAM platform

Pragmatic Solutions has strengthened its iGaming Player Account Management platform with the integration of Optimove's CRM Marketing Hub.

The integration will enable Pragmatic Solutions' operator partners to conduct realtime player marketing campaigns to accelerate growth and maximize player lifetime value.

“We are very excited to have formalized our integration with Pragmatic Solutions,” [...]

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Surrey County Cricket reveal Betway as new sponsor

Online betting and gaming operator Betway is expanding its partnerships in cricket through a new agreement with Surrey County Cricket Club.

The partnership will see the Betway brand displayed around the Kia Oval venue at domestic and international matches, as well as on the back of the Club's Vitality T20 Blast [...]

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Des Moines Iowa

William Hill and FanDuel drive Iowa online sportsbook growth in April

Iowa’s licensed sportsbook operators generated total wagers of $118.4m in April 2021, with more than 88 per cent of the total derived online.

Wagers increased significantly compared to April 2020’s $12.7m total, when all casinos and sportsbooks were closed by order of Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds due to the Covid-19 outbreak.

The [...]

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Sportradar acquires InteractSport

Sports data and technology company InteractSport has been acquired by Sportradar in bid to be the leading cricket data and content provider.

InteractSport is partnered with a range of leading sporting organisations with a particular depth and expertise in cricket, with partners including Cricket Australia and the England & Wales Cricket [...]

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Record month in Illinois as March sports betting wagers hit $633.6m

Illinois’ regulated sports betting market hit a record high in March as total wagers grew to $633.6m.

The state’s nine operational sportsbooks saw wagers increase by 24 per cent compared to the previous month, with online wagers accounting for $609.0m of the total and retail wagers $24.6m.

A total of $372.5m was [...]

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WynnBET expands into Tennessee with Memphis Grizzlies partnership

Wynn Resorts’ soon to be spun off iGaming arm WynnBET has expanded its presence in Tennessee through a new multi-year marketing partnership with the NBA’s Memphis Grizzlies.

Coinciding with the launch of the operator’s mobile betting app in the state, the agreement will see WynnBET leverage the Grizzlies’ digital footprint to [...]

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IGT reports strong first quarter as revenue surpasses $1bn

New York-listed International Game Technology (IGT) enjoyed a strong first quarter performance as revenue increased by 25 per cent to $1,015m, buoyed by growth in its lottery and digital betting and gaming businesses.

The year-on-year growth was driven by an “outstanding” performance from the company’s Global Lottery business, and a continued [...]

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FanDuel sportsbook

Matt King to step down as CEO of FanDuel

FanDuel Group chief executive Matt King will leave the business once a suitable successor is identified.

He has served as CEO of the sports betting and daily fantasy sports operator since his return to the company in 2017, having previously served as its chief financial officer between 2014 and 2016.

FanDuel parent [...]

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IGT completes sale of Italian consumer businesses

International Game Technology (IGT) has completed the sale of its Italian consumer facing businesses to Gamenet Group, a subsidiary of funds managed by an affiliate of Apollo Global Management.

Gamenet has acquired 100 per cent of the share capital of Lottomatica Videolot Rete and Lottomatica Scommesse, which operate B2C gaming machines, [...]

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