Scientific Games

Ron Perelman set to dispose of stake in Scientific Games

Ron Perelman, the chairman and principal shareholder of Scientific Games, is said to have lined up a deal to sell his 39 per cent stake in the business to Australian investment firm Caledonia.

Caledonia is said to have agreed a price of $25 per share for the stake in the global [...]

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Intralot seals new gaming machine monitoring deal in New Zealand

Athens-listed Intralot has secured a new three-year deal to continue providing Electronic Monitoring Services (EMS) in New Zealand.

The agreement with the country’s Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) will see Intralot provide its EMS solutions across New Zealand until 2025, including comprehensive reporting, accounting, auditing and secure management for Class 4 [...]

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Swedish gambling market contracted in second quarter

Sweden’s regulated gaming market declined by 4 per cent to SEK5.9bn (€569.7m) in the second quarter of 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic impacted land-based sales.

Net gaming revenue (NGR) from online casino and sports betting grew by 4 per cent to SEK3.6bn in Q2, accounting for 61 per cent of the [...]

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OPAP sees first half revenue decline 36%

Athens-listed lottery and gaming operator OPAP has reported a 36 per cent fall in net gaming revenue to €335.2m for the first half of 2020, as results were impacted by COVID-19 related lockdowns and retail store closures.

Total amounts wagered declined by 34 per cent year-on-year to €1.41bn, with gross gaming [...]

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Novomatic posts H1 revenue decline despite online growth

Austrian gaming giant Novomatic has reported a 36 per cent drop in revenue to €805.4m for the first half of 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Revenue was significantly impacted by the temporary closure of gaming facilities including casinos, slot arcades and bars, while the company’s Gaming Technology business [...]

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Codere posts expanded loss in H1 following temporary closures

Spanish gaming operator Codere has reported a 55 per cent fall in revenue to €318m in the first half of 2020, as COVID-19 related closures significantly impacted operations in Spain and Latin America.

The company’s heavy reliance on sports betting also meant that it failed to grow its online gaming business [...]

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Intralot sees first half revenue slump 55%

Athens-listed Intralot has reported a 55 per cent fall in revenue to €168.2m for the first half of 2020, as second quarter results were significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Intralot’s systems handled €9.8bn of worldwide wagers during the six month period, an increase of 2 per cent versus a year [...]

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Ainsworth Game Technology sees full year revenue decline 36%

Sydney-listed Ainsworth Game Technology (AGT) has reported a 36 per cent fall in revenue to AUD$149m for its fiscal year ended 30 June, after seeing second half revenue decimated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The company said that results were severely impacted by the coronavirus during the final quarter of the financial [...]

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Danish gambling market shrinks 33% in Q2 despite online casino growth

Denmark’s regulated betting and gaming market declined by 33 per cent to DKK1.16bn (€155.9m) in the second quarter of 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic negatively impacted land-based gaming and sports betting revenue.

Online casino was the only sector to record growth in Q2 as gross gaming revenue (GGR) increased by 6 [...]

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Online Gaming

Sweden’s online operators and state lottery grew turnover in June

Sweden’s regulated gambling market achieved marginal growth in June, despite the closure of land-based casinos.

Turnover in the Swedish gambling market amounted to SEK1,611m in June compared to SEK1,600 in June 2019, driven by a 5 per cent year-on-year increase in commercial online gaming and betting to SEK1,173m and an 11 [...]

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Pennsylvania gambling market returns to growth in July

Pennsylvania’s regulated betting and gaming market returned to growth for the first time since February as total net revenue increased by 0.6 per cent year-on-year to $283.1m in July.

All twelve of the Commonwealth’s casinos were in operation for all or most of the month for the first time since March, [...]

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Online growth fails to offset Q2 retail decline for Inspired Entertainment

New York-listed gaming supplier Inspired Entertainment has reported a 42 per cent drop in revenue to $15.6m for the second quarter of 2020, with online growth offset by the temporary suspension of the company’s land-based business.

Revenue from Inspired's server-based gaming (SBG) business fell by 77 per cent to $4.0m in [...]

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