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Norway releases new gambling legislation

The government of Norway has opened a public consultation on proposed changes to the country’s gambling legislation.

The proposal would see Norway’s three existing gambling laws - the Lottery Act, the Gambling Act and the Totalizator Act - combined into one piece of legislation under the authority of the ministry of [...]

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SIS acquires full ownership of 49’s from GVC and William Hill

Sports Information Services (SIS) has taken over full ownership of UK-based lottery and virtual sports supplier 49’s from current owners GVC Holdings and William Hill.

The acquisition bolsters the SIS product portfolio with 49’s live draws offering, which includes the Irish Lotto Bet, World Lotto and Rapido, as well as virtual [...]

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Oddset irregularities prompt call for sports betting rethink in Saxony-Anhalt

The chairman of the SPD party in the German state of Saxony-Anhalt is calling for the state’s withdrawal from the Oddset sports betting programme operated by German lotteries.

Saxony-Anhalt SPD chairman Andreas Schmidt issued the call Friday following the release of a report into irregularities in the Oddset programme, which saw [...]

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UK Committee calls for more funding and research into problem gambling

The UK’s Public Accounts Committee has criticised the government for failing to proactively fund gambling related research that could help to design an effective regulatory response to gambling harms.

The Committee stated in a report released Sunday (June 28) that despite repeated references to the need for evidence based policy-making, the [...]

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Betsson

Betsson secures landmark US sports betting deal

Stockholm-listed gaming operator Betsson is entering the US online sports betting market for the first time through a market access deal in Colorado with Dostal Alley Casino.

Betsson described the initial ten-year agreement as a “first and cautious step” into the US market that will provide key learnings, brand presence and [...]

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Maryland partners Virginia to assist with sports betting licensing

Maryland’s Lottery and Gaming Control Agency has agreed an intergovernmental deal with its counterpart in Virginia to support the state’s sports betting licensing process.

The Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency (MLGCA) has developed a proprietary e-licensing system to allow casinos to submit applications for sports betting licenses, which also enables [...]

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Sportech reduces operational costs to weather COVID-19 storm

London-listed sports betting technology provider Sportech has slashed operating costs during the first half of 2020 in an effort to partially offset the severe revenue decline caused by COVID-19.

The company said Friday that while trading had been in line with expectations up until mid-March, second quarter revenue was negatively impacted [...]

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888 predicts higher full-year AEBITDA as average daily revenue climbs 34%

London-listed gaming operator 888 Holdings is predicting full-year adjusted EBITDA to be significantly higher than previous estimates following strong growth in the first 25 weeks of the year.

888 grew average daily revenue by 34 per cent year-on-year in the period from 1 January to 23 June, despite some moderation in [...]

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FanDuel rolls out casino app in Pennsylvania and seals SportsGrid deal

Flutter Entertainment-owned FanDuel Group has launched a new standalone mobile casino app this week in Pennsylvania’s regulated iGaming market, and secured a new betting partnership with US sports network SportsGrid.

Having initially been offered within the FanDuel Sportsbook app through its partnership with Boyd Gaming’s Valley Forge Casino, the operator has [...]

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Global Lottery Monitoring System opens North American hub

The Global Lottery Monitoring System (GLMS) has opened a new operational hub in North America at Loto-Quebec’s premises in Montreal.

The GLMS Operational Hub has been established to detect, prevent and report irregular and suspicious betting activities by providing information and intelligence through a monitoring system targeting North American jurisdictions.

It marks [...]

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G2E organizers not ready to commit to October event

The organizers of October’s Global Gaming Expo (G2E) in Las Vegas are planning for the best and preparing for the worst amid the continuing uncertainty caused by COVID-19.

When asked if a physical event would take place this October, the AGA’s Senior Director of Events Meredith Pallante, on behalf of G2E, [...]

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Sportradar and Roar Digital extend US partnership for BetMGM brand

Roar Digital has agreed a long-term extension to its contract with sports data provider Sportradar in the United States.

Under the terms of the contract, which runs through September 2026, Sportradar will continue to provide data on all US sports and a range of other sports to the BetMGM mobile app.

The [...]

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