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Mississippi Governor signs bill establishing sports betting task force

The Governor of Mississippi has signed legislation to create a Mobile Sports Betting Task Force.

Governor Tate Reeves signed legislation Tuesday (March 28) to create the new task force, which will undertake a comprehensive analysis of all matters related to online sports betting in Mississippi.

The task force will be comprised of [...]

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Rhode Island Senate approves collegiate betting bill

The Rhode Island Senate has approved legislation to allow betting on in-state collegiate teams participating in certain tournaments.

The bill from senate president Dominick J. Ruggerio would amend existing law to allow betting on collegiate tournaments of four or more teams that take place in Rhode Island, or which involve Rhode [...]

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Rhode Island

Rhode Island sports betting grows 2% in February

Sports wagers in Rhode Island increased by 2 per cent in February to $43.1 million, with the retail sector blunting a strong online performance.

Online betting was 22 per cent higher year-on-year at $28.5 million, but wagering at the Twin River and Tiverton casinos was 22 per cent lower at $14.6 [...]

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AGA releases updated advertising code for sports betting

The American Gaming Association has released an updated Responsible Marketing Code for Sports Wagering in response to mounting concern about the volume and tone of sports betting advertising in the United States.

The changes have been developed in consultation with American Gaming Association (AGA) members and are described as the most [...]

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Fanatics Betting and Gaming names new chief operating officer

New York-headquartered Fanatics Betting and Gaming (FBG) continues to look outside the sports betting and casino world to build its leadership team with the appointment of Hank Couture as chief operating officer (COO).  

Couture joins Fanatics from American online food ordering and delivery platform DoorDash, where he served for more than [...]

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Sportradar integrates with Snapchat to advance customer engagement

New York-listed sports data technology provider Sportradar has integrated its ad:s technology into visual messaging service Snapchat, opening a new channel for betting operators to engage and acquire customers.

Expanding the ad:s paid social media advertising solution to Snapchat allows Sportradar to connect sportsbook operators with the messaging service’s 375 million [...]

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Deadwood, South Dakota

South Dakota gambling turnover grows 2 per cent in February

Total wagers in South Dakota increased by 2 per cent to $109.7 million in February, with all three sectors achieving year-on-year growth.

Slot machine handle was 2 per cent higher at $102.1 million. There were 1,979 '1 cent' machines in operation and they contributed $79.6 million (78 per cent) of handle. [...]

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Rush Street Interactive

Rush Street Interactive to exit Connecticut sports betting market

New York-listed Rush Street Interactive (RSI) and the Connecticut Lottery Corporation (CLC) have mutually agreed to end their sports betting partnership in Connecticut.

RSI will continue to operate online and retail sports betting in the state on behalf of the CLC until a replacement is selected, with the lottery set to [...]

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West Virginia iGaming and sports wagers surpass $400m in February

West Virginia’s licensed sports betting and iGaming operators continued their strong start to the year as wagers grew by 50 per cent to $407.3 million in February.

iGaming wagers increased by 65 per cent year-on-year to $367.6 million for the four-week period ended 25 February, offsetting a 19 per cent drop [...]

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Entain to continue funding Gordon Moody charity in the UK

London-listed betting and gaming operator Entain has agreed to provide £740,000 of funding for British charity Gordon Moody via its Entain Foundation.

The initial two-year Alumni Project will provide training and supervision skills through its peer mentor programme to former gamblers who have been treated by the charity and want to [...]

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NCPG names new leadership for Advisory Board

The National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) has announced new leadership for its Advisory Board, with Christopher Hebert named chair and Martin Lycka as vice chair.

Marking a significant milestone in the organization’s leadership, new chair Herbert succeeds Stacy Shaw, who also serves as director of corporate social responsibility at the [...]

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William Hill to pay record £19.2m penalty in Great Britain

William Hill will pay a record £19.2 million penalty in relation to “widespread and alarming” failures at the gambling operator.

The penalty payment to Britain’s Gambling Commission is the largest to date and follows an investigation which uncovered widespread social responsibility and anti-money laundering failures.

“When we launched this investigation the failings [...]

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