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Newcastle United extends FUN88 shirt sponsorship deal

Asia-facing gaming operator FUN88 has agreed a new long-term shirt sponsorship deal with English Premier League side Newcastle United FC.

The agreement will see FUN88’s logo continue to feature on the front of players’ shirts and training wear, having featured on the club’s first team kit for the past three years.

“We [...]

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Svenska Spel

Svenska Spel revenue falls 19% in tough second quarter

Swedish state-owned gaming operator Svenska Spel has reported a 19 per cent drop in net gaming revenue to SEK1.64bn (€158.9m) for the second quarter of 2020.

Revenue was negatively impacted by restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with revenue from the Sport & Casino business down 37 per cent to SEK291m [...]

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Catena Media

Catena Media shares soar on record second quarter performance

Stockholm-listed iGaming affiliate Catena Media expects to post record revenue and profit for the second quarter of 2020, despite the impact of COVID-19 on the sports betting segment.

The company said Monday that it expects second quarter revenue to be 17 per cent ahead of the same period last year at [...]

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Rhode Island lawmakers approve sports betting amendment

Adults in Rhode Island will soon be authorised to open online sports betting accounts without first having to visit a retail venue under newly amended laws.

The amendment to allow remote sports betting account registrations was approved Thursday by the Rhode Island General Assembly by a margin of 57-12, and now [...]

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Swedish iGaming growth driven by minority of licensed operators

The latest figures from Swedish gambling regulator Spelinspektionen show that the regulated iGaming market grew by 6 per cent year-on-year in May, despite the majority of licensed operators recording a decline for the month.

Online betting and gaming was the only segment of the regulated Swedish gambling market to grow revenue [...]

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Betsson

Betsson seals first football sponsorship deal with UD Ibiza

Stockholm-listed gaming operator Betsson has been unveiled as the new sponsor of Spanish third division football club UD Ibiza.

Marking the operator’s first football sponsorship deal, the deal will see Betsson’s logo feature on the shirt sleeves of all first team matchday shirts in Spain’s Segunda Division B, with the operator [...]

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DraftKings

DraftKings signs betting partnership with Premier Lacrosse League

New York-listed betting and gaming operator DraftKings has been named as the exclusive sports betting partner of the Premier Lacrosse League (PLL).

The partnership gives DraftKings access to official PLL marks and logos including team, league and jersey marks on all of its platforms and media channels, as well as in-stadium [...]

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Detroit, Michigan

Golden Nugget partners Ojibwa Casino to enter Michigan iGaming market

Leading US iGaming operator Golden Nugget Online Gaming has agreed a market access deal to enter Michigan’s regulated market in partnership with the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community and Ojibwa Casino.

The partnership will bring online casino and sports betting to players in Michigan via GoldenNuggetCasino.com, one of the leading iGaming sites [...]

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Hong Kong Jockey Club seasonal turnover slips to HK$121.6bn

The Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) has reported a 3 per cent drop in total racing turnover to HK$121.6bn (€13.8bn) for the 2019/20 season, its third highest performance in a season, despite the impact of COVID-19.

Turnover on Hong Kong racing by Hong Kong customers fell by 8 per cent due [...]

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Pennsylvania

iGaming stars as Pennsylvania gaming market begins to recover

Pennsylvania’s regulated betting and gaming market continued its decline in June as total net revenue fell by 51 per cent year-on-year to $132.6m.

Eleven of the Commonwealth’s 12 casinos reopened in June following the COVID-19 shutdown, generating slots and table games revenue for the first time in several months.

The cautious reopenings [...]

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DraftKings first to be approved for iGaming launch in West Virginia

New York-listed betting and gaming operator DraftKings has become the first operator to launch an online casino in West Virginia.

DraftKings has launched its casino product suite in partnership with Penn National Gaming's Hollywood Casino at Charlestown Races, having met all necessary licensing and testing requirements in the Mountain State.

The new [...]

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GVC Holdings

GVC buoyed by strong online performance in first half of 2020

London-listed betting and gaming operator GVC Holdings has reported a 19 per cent increase in online net gaming revenue for the first half of 2020, although overall results were impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Total net gaming revenue (NGR) fell by 11 per cent year-on-year in H1, with UK Retail NGR [...]

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