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PointsBet names Mary-Beth Hosking as chief information officer

Sydney-listed betting and gaming operator PointsBet has appointed Mary-Beth Hosking as its new chief information officer (CIO).

Hosking previously held key executive positions at Specsavers and the Toll Group, and will now oversee PointsBet's overall IT strategy, reporting into PointBet’s president of product & technology, Manjit Singh.

“As an IT leader, [...]

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West Virginia sports and iGaming wagers reach $281.3m in November

West Virginia’s regulated sports betting and iGaming market hit a new record high in November as total wagers soared to $281.3m.

Total wagers in the four-week period ended 27 November increased by 203 per cent year-on-year, with iGaming wagers rising 173 per cent to $198.2m and sports betting wagers climbing 71 [...]

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Rhode Island

Record October for Rhode Island sportsbooks as wagers hit $60m

Rhode Island’s regulated sports betting market hit a new record high in October as total wagers increased by 73 per cent to $60.2m.

Twin River continued to lead the market as sports wagers increased by 51.5 per cent versus a year ago to $21.3m, with wagering at Tiverton Casino climbing by [...]

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Danish gambling market hit by sports betting slump in October

Denmark’s regulated gambling market contracted in October, with strong growth in land-based casino revenue failing to offset declines across all other segments.

Total gross gaming revenue (GGR) from betting, online gaming, gaming machines and retail casinos amounted to DKK525.0m (€70.6m) in October, a fall of 25.6 per cent versus October 2020.

The [...]

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Onionsack rebrands to Voxbet; appoints Andrew Lee as Chairman

Irish gaming technology provider Voxbet has appointed online gambling industry stalwart Andrew Lee as its new chairman.

Formerly known as Onionsack, Voxbet allows sports bettors to request what they want from a sportsbook via text or speech.

Lee joins Voxbet after holding a number of leadership roles across the industry, most notably [...]

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Miami, Florida

Las Vegas Sands sues Seminole-backed lobby group over Florida sports betting

Lobbyists for Las Vegas Sands have filed a lawsuit against the Seminole Tribe’s Standing Up for Florida campaign, claiming it is intimidating and bribing people who are pushing for a vote on sports betting in Florida.

The escalation of hostilities in Florida comes following the state’s decision to award the Seminole [...]

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Netherlands targets affiliates as online gaming revenue exceeds expectations

Netherlands gambling regulator Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has investigated 22 online gaming affiliates who are active in the recently regulated market, with more than half of them found to be promoting unlicensed gambling.

Fifteen of the 22 affiliate websites violated the Gambling Act, including 13 which have been, or soon will be, served [...]

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Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont

Connecticut lauds early performance of online betting and gaming

Connecticut’s nascent online sports betting and iGaming markets generated a combined $312.86m in wagers in October, the first month of regulated operations under revised tribal-state gaming compacts.

Mohegan Digital and partner FanDuel were the leading online sports betting operator in October with handle of $27.08m, followed by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe [...]

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Delaware sports betting proceeds fall despite record handle in October

Delaware’s regulated sports betting market enjoyed its strongest monthly performance of the year in October as total handle surged to $22.2m.

Total handle in October was 62 per cent higher than the previous month, with wagering at the state’s three licensed sportsbooks climbing by 54 per cent sequentially to $12.2m.

Sports Lottery [...]

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DraftKings sued by Colossus Bets for IP infringement in the United States

Britain’s Colossus Bets has filed suit against DraftKings in Delaware District Court, accusing the sports betting operator of patent infringement on its Cash Out feature.

The sports jackpot and gaming technology supplier alleges that DraftKings has infringed seven of its US patents which sports betting and gaming products that incorporate a [...]

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Virginia sets sports betting handle record in October

Virginia’s regulated sports betting market saw total handle surge by 45 per cent to $427.3m in October.

The increase in handle versus the previous month was driven by five full weekends of NFL and college football in October and marks the highest monthly handle since the launch of regulated sports betting [...]

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PointsBet strengthens US in-play offering with Sportradar

Sports data supplier Sportradar has entered a multi-year sports betting partnership with betting and gaming operator PointsBet. 

The agreement establishes Sportradar as PointsBet’s US supplier of choice for MLB, NBA, NHL, college football and college basketball data, and will see the supplier provide pre-match and live betting services to PoinstBet.

These include [...]

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