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PointsBet set to launch sports betting in Illinois

Sydney-listed sports betting operator PointsBet is set to go live in Illinois next month in partnership with Hawthorne Race Course.

PointsBet was awarded a temporary operating permit by the Illinois Gaming Board (IGB) in July and is now cleared to launch retail and online sportbooks in the state after the IGB [...]

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Churchill Downs

CDI’s BetAmerica secures market access deal to enter Michigan

New York-listed Churchill Downs Incorporated (CDI) has partnered Michigan’s Hannahville Indian Community to launch sports betting and iGaming in the state under its BetAmerica brand.

The deal will see CDI open a retail BetAmerica sportsbook at the tribe’s Island Resort & Casino in Harris, as well as an online sportsbook and [...]

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GameCo secures New Jersey approval ahead of iGaming debut

Las Vegas-based skill games developer GameCo has been granted approval to launch its portfolio of games with licensed casino and sportsbook operators in New Jersey.

The Casino Service Industry Enterprise license from the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement allows the supplier to roll out its esports betting solutions and skill-based [...]

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FDJ sees first half profit fall by 48% due to COVID-19 impact

Paris-listed lottery and gaming operator FDJ has reported a 15 per cent decline in revenue to €849m for the first half of 2020, as growth in the early part of the year was halted by the COVID-19 crisis.

Total stakes fell by 18 per cent year-on-year to €6.9bn, with retail stakes [...]

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Rhode Island

Rhode Island sees annual sports wagers surpass $200m

Rhode Island’s regulated sports betting market generated total wagers of $200.2m in the 2020 fiscal year ended 30 June, despite the impact of COVID-19 over the past four months.

Total wagers climbed by 57 per cent compared to the previous fiscal year, which included eight months of results from the state’s [...]

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Churchill Downs

Churchill Downs Inc. benefits from growth at TwinSpires in Q2

New York-listed racetrack and gaming operator Churchill Downs Inc. (CDI) has seen second quarter revenue fall by 61 per cent year-on-year due to the disruption caused by COVID-19, despite a 26.7 per cent increase in revenue from its Online Wagering segment.

Total net revenue for the second quarter of 2020 amounted [...]

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Scientific Games launches new Legends Racing virtual sports offering

New York-listed Scientific Games has expanded its OpenMarket sports content platform with Quantum Leap Solutions’ new virtual sports offering.

The Legends Racing Series has been developed in partnership with Racecourse Media Group (RMG) and brings together flat-racing stars from the last 50 years into a single database of 9,000 top-class horses, [...]

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Boyd Gaming

Boyd Gaming eyes digital expansion as Q2 revenue falls 75%

New York-listed casino operator Boyd Gaming has reported a 75 per cent drop in revenue to $209.9m for the second quarter of 2020 due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The operator said that from 18 March until 19 May, all 29 of the company’s venues were closed under state [...]

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Intralot wins sports betting platform deal with Nederlandse Loterij

Athens-listed gaming and lottery supplier Intralot has signed a multi-year deal to provide its retail sports betting platform to Dutch national lottery operator Nederlandse Loterij.

The four-year deal, which includes an option to extend the contract by three years, will see the supplier expand its existing partnership with Nederlandse Loterij to [...]

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Kindred Group’s Unibet brand approved to launch in Indiana

Stockholm-listed gaming operator Kindred Group will launch mobile sports betting in the US state of Indiana on Thursday.

Kindred will launch its Unibet brand in the market in partnership with Caesars' Horseshoe Casino Hammond after successfully demonstrating that its mobile sports betting system meets the rules and directives issued by the [...]

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Colorado sports betting reaches $38.1m in June

The second month of legalized sports betting in Colorado has seen licensed sportsbooks collect total wagers of $38.1m in June.

Amounts wagered increased by 49 per cent compared to the previous month, comprising results from six online sportsbook operators and one retail sportsbook.

Table tennis continued to be the most popular sport [...]

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theScore sees third quarter revenue slump 72%

Toronto-listed sports publisher and betting operator Score Media and Gaming has recorded a 72 per cent fall in revenue to $2.4m for its fiscal third quarter ended 31 May.

The revenue decline reflected the direct impact of COVID-19 on the sporting calendar, with average monthly active users falling to 2.9m during [...]

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