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Betsson buoyed by sports betting growth in Q1

Stockholm-listed gaming operator Betsson has reported solid growth in the first quarter of 2020, with revenue climbing 7 per cent to SEK1.42bn (approx. €125.6m), driven by improved sportsbook revenue and margin.

The company said that its online casino revenue was in line with Q1 2019, while sportsbook revenue climbed by 29 [...]

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Sportradar boosts betting options despite sports stoppage

Sportradar has released figures showing an 11 per cent growth in its sports content and coverage compared to this time last year, despite the postponement or cancellation of live sports due to COVID-19.

The betting and gaming team has been working night and day to fill the gap left by the [...]

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BetVictor partners TransUnion to enhance safer gambling commitments

Gibraltar-based online betting and gaming operator BetVictor has enhanced its safer gambling commitments through a new partnership with New York-listed consumer credit reporting agency TransUnion.

The deal will allow BetVictor to implement TransUnion’s Affordability Solution for Gaming technology, providing the operator with a more holistic and accurate view of its customers' [...]

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Playtech improves compliance measures with Jumio integration

London-listed gaming operator and supplier Playtech has integrated Jumio’s ID and document verification solutions onto its platform.

Jumio’s verification solution enables Playtech’s operator partners to establish the identity of their remote players by verifying government-issued identity documents in real-time.

“Jumio is the kind of landmark partner in the compliance space that will [...]

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888 Holdings

888 launches Golden Race virtual sports games

London-listed gaming operator 888 Holdings has expanded its customer-facing offering with a range of new virtual sports games from Malta-based supplier Golden Race.

The operator’s 888casino and 888sport sites have gone live with Golden Race’s Beyond Virtuals portfolio, which includes 3D Virtual Football, 3D Horse Racing, Dog Racing, Speedway and Motorbike [...]

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DCMS to engage with gambling industry to monitor impact of COVID-19

The UK Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has committed to an evidence-based approach to combating any heightened risk of problem gambling during the COVID-19 lockdown.

The online gaming industry continues to be the subject of intense scrutiny during the lockdown, amid fears that prolonged periods of isolation could [...]

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South Africa’s Phumelela warns of Racing job losses

South African racecourse owner and betting operator Phumelela Gaming and Leisure has warned that up to 40,000 jobs could be at risk if the country’s horse racing industry is unable to return to action in early May.

The South African horse racing industry has been unable to stage race meetings since [...]

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Delaware sportsbook wagers decline to $20m in tough first quarter

Delaware’s regulated sports betting market saw total wagers decline by 35 per cent to $20.0m during the first quarter of 2020, as wagers fell in March due to the temporary closure of the state’s three casinos.

After posting year-on-year declines in January and February, wagers in March fell by 63 per [...]

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GambleAware’s annual donations exceed £10m for the first time

British problem gambling support charity GambleAware has received voluntary donations of £10.05m for the 12 months ending 31 March, the first time that donations have exceeded the charity’s minimum target of £10m.

GVC topped the list of donors to the UK-based charity, donating £1.46m during the year, with William Hill and [...]

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France’s FDJ sees first quarter revenue hit by lockdown measures

Paris-listed lottery and gaming operator FDJ has recorded a 1 per cent drop in revenue to €511m for the first quarter of 2020, as the lockdown in France had a significant negative impacting on its results during the period.

Total stakes fell by 5 per cent year-on-year to €4.1bn, with good [...]

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Sazka Group

SAZKA subsidiary OPAP strengthens online operations with Stoiximan acquisition

European lottery and gaming operator SAZKA Group has received regulatory approval to acquire a majority stake in Stoiximan Group’s Greek and Cypriot businesses (SMGC).

The acquisition of the businesses currently operated by GML Interactive, which was first announced by SAZKA subsidiary OPAP in September 2018, will see OPAP acquire a 51 [...]

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Indiana sports betting market declines to $74.8m in March

Indiana’s 11 operational sportsbooks saw total wagers drop to $74.8m in March as the COVID-19 pandemic forced the temporary closures of casinos during the month.

Total wagers fell by 60 per cent compared to the previous month’s $187.2m, with six online sportsbooks contributing $60.8m, down 58 per cent month-on-month, and retail [...]

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