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IGT wins instant ticket printing deal with Germany’s WestLotto

New York-listed International Game Technology (IGT) has signed a new instant ticket services contract with Germany’s Westdeutsche Lotterie (WestLotto).

The agreement will see IGT provide instant ticket production and services to WestLotto, which has been working with the supplier for the past 13 years.

The lottery will also gain additional marketing support [...]

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Sports betting boosts Intralot first half revenue

Athens-listed lottery and gaming solutions provider Intralot has reported a 34 per cent rise in group turnover to €202.6m in the first half of 2021, with sports betting in the comparable period last year negatively impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.

After seeing solid growth during the first quarter of 2021, Intralot’s [...]

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Sazka Group benefits from acquisitions and organic growth in Q2

Lottery and gaming operator Sazka Group has seen second quarter net gaming revenue climb by 177 per cent to €449.1m following the resumption of retail operations in Austria and Greece.

The company benefited from the uninterrupted operation of its retail lottery businesses in Austria and the Czech Republic, although Austrian casino [...]

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888 Holdings agrees £2.2bn acquisition of William Hill International

London-listed 888 Holdings has agreed a deal with Caesars Entertainment to acquire the non-US business of William Hill at an enterprise value of £2.2bn.

The acquisition will be effected by means of a reverse takeover and is expected to deliver pre-tax cost synergies of approximately £10m in 2022, rising to around [...]

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Strong first half for OPAP as online contribution soars

Athens-listed lottery and gaming operator OPAP has reported a 12 per cent increase in first half gross gaming revenue (GGR) to €570.1m, with its growing online casino business contributing €96.0m to the total.

The company enjoyed a strong performance during the second quarter as GGR soared 120 per cent year-on-year to [...]

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Ainsworth names Harald Neumann as next CEO

Sydney-listed gaming supplier Ainsworth Game Technology (AGT) has named former Novomatic CEO Harald Neumann as its next chief executive.

Based in Las Vegas, Neumann will take over as the supplier’s new CEO on 1 October, replacing Lawrence Levy who steps down this Friday.

Neumann served more than five years as Novomatic CEO [...]

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Shareholders delight as gaming shares bounce back in August

August proved to be a good month for shareholders of many of the leading publicly-listed gaming operators and suppliers, as the combined value of the shares on the Gaming Intelligence Stock List increased by 9 per cent.

After a tricky start to the third quarter of 2021 as gaming shares struggled [...]

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Danske Spil

Sports betting and lottery boost Danske Spil in H1

Denmark’s state-owned gaming operator Danske Spil has posted a 2 per cent increase in gross gaming revenue (GGR) to DKK2.34bn (€314.7m) for the first half of 2021.

Revenue from Danske Lotteri Spil, which operates the Lotto, Vikinglotto and Eurojackpot games, increased by 3.5 per cent to DKK1.35bn as a result of [...]

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Gambling Commission

Marcus Boyle appointed new Gambling Commission chair

The British Government has named Marcus Boyle as the new chair of the Gambling Commission.

Boyle joins the Commission with extensive change management experience across both the public and private sectors, having most recently led the development and implementation of a major programme of reform at a public sector body.

With a [...]

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Record Lottery and iGaming revenue fails to offset BCLC’s retail struggles

Canada’s British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) has reported a 62 per cent fall in total revenue to CAD$965.6m for the 2020/21 fiscal year, despite seeing revenue from its PlayNow.com iGaming brand more than double during the year.

BCLC said that its diversified product portfolio mitigated the overall impact of facility closures [...]

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Sweden’s gambling market grows to SEK6.51bn in second quarter

Sweden’s regulated gambling market generated net sales of SEK6.51bn (€638.9m) in the second quarter of 2021, buoyed by strong growth from the online casino and sports betting segment.

According to the latest data from the Swedish tax authority, net sales increased by 10 per cent compared to the same period last [...]

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Codere struggles in first half as retail woes continue

Spanish gaming operator Codere has reported a 16 per cent fall in revenue to €266.3m in the first half of 2021, with Covid-19 restrictions continuing to impact its retail operations in Italy and Argentina.

Revenue from Latin America decreased by 15 per cent to €149.0m, with declines in Argentina and Uruguay [...]

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