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GiG extends marketing compliance partnership with Malta’s Avento Group

Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) has agreed to extend its marketing compliance partnership with Malta-based Avento Group by a further two years. Under the ...

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Virginia seeks to ban bonus deduction for betting taxes

Legislators have introduced a bill that seeks to eliminate the opportunity to deduct bonus payouts from Virginia’s sports betting tax. US.- A bill ...

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Macau gaming bill allows six casino concessions to last ten years

Macau will continue to allow six casino operators, with each granted a ten-year concession, under a gaming overhaul bill that the special administrative ...

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Swedish regulator will not oppose temporary slot restrictions

Swedish gambling regulator Spelinspektionen said it would have “no objections” to the country’s government putting in place new temporary restrictions ...

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Oklahoma legislators file new sports betting bill

Oklahoma lawmakers are looking to legalize sports betting in the state in 2022. US.- Oklahoma lawmakers have filed a sports betting bill in hopes of ...

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SOFT2BET APPROVED TO LAUNCH IN DENMARK

Malta-based Soft2Bet has been granted a licence to launch its online sports betting and gaming platform in Denmark for the first time. The licence from ...

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Playtech signs deal with Canadian online casino NorthStar

The firm’s IMS platform will power NorthStar’s iGaming launch in Ontario. Canada.- The gaming group Playtech has partnered with Canadian online casino ...

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Michigan casino revenue doubles to $1.3bn in 2021

Detroit's three casinos - MGM Grand, MotorCity and Greektown- have reported revenue of $1.29bn for 2021, representing an 102.5% increase from 2020. MGM ...

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Four of nine NY operators approved to launch mobile betting from 8 Jan

The New York Gaming Commission has approved Caesars Sportsbook, DraftKings, FanDuel, and Rush Street Interactive to accept mobile sports bets in the state from ...

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ARGENTINA’S CÓRDOBA PROVINCE APPROVES IGAMING REGULATIONS

Córdoba looks set to become the next Argentinean province to regulate online gambling after regulations were approved by legislators last week. Bill ...

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MOROCCO STATE LOTTERY LAUNCHES REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

Moroccan state lottery operator La Marocaine des Jeux et des Sports (MDJS) has launched a Request for Proposal to designate a new operator for its omni-channel ...

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SWEDEN SET TO INTRODUCE NEW LOWER WEEKLY IGAMING DEPOSIT LIMIT

The Swedish government has proposed a new weekly deposit limit of SEK4,000 for online gambling that it believes will protect consumers during the ongoing ...

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VIRGINIA SPORTSBOOKS COLLECT $402.6M IN WAGERS IN NOVEMBER

Virginia’s licensed sports betting operators generated total wagers of $402.6m in November 2021, marking the second-best monthly performance since the ...

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ARKANSAS RACING COMMISSION APPROVES ONLINE SPORTS BETTING RULES

Sports bettors in Arkansas may soon be allowed to place bets remotely under amended casino gaming rules. The amendments approved Thursday by the Arkansas ...

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COLORADO SPORTS HANDLE GROWS TO $475.4M IN NOVEMBER

Colorado’s regulated sports betting market continued to see strong growth from licensed operators as total handle more than doubled to $475.4m in November ...

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FINLAND GAMBLING REFORMS SET TO COME INTO FORCE ON 1 JANUARY

The Finnish Government has approved amendments to the country’s Lotteries Act to reduce the negative effects of gambling and strengthen the state monopoly ...

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OHIO SET FOR REGULATED SPORTS BETTING AS BILL SIGNED INTO LAW

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has signed the state’s sports betting legislation into law. The approval legalises and regulates sports betting online and at ...

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RECORD LOTTERY PERFORMANCE DRIVES GROWTH AT LOTO-QUÉBEC

Canadian provincial lottery operator Loto-Québec has reported a 57.5 per cent increase in total revenue to CAD$1.08bn for the first half of its 2021/22 ...

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ANOTHER RECORD IN PENNSYLVANIA AS NOVEMBER GAMING REVENUE HITS $432.5M

Pennsylvania’s regulated betting and gaming market hit a new record monthly high in November as total revenue increased by 52 per cent compared to last year ...

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ILLINOIS GOVERNOR APPROVES GAMBLING AMENDMENTS

Illinois Governor J. B. Pritzker has signed legislation amending various bills related to sports betting, horse racing, casinos and video gaming ...

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SPORTS BETTING DECLINE IMPACTS SPANISH IGAMING MARKET IN THIRD QUARTER

Spain’s regulated online betting and gaming market saw total gross gaming revenue (GGR) fall by 5 per cent to €182.7m during the third quarter of ...

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MGM RESORTS GATHERS STRONG SUPPORT FOR NEW YORK CASINO BID

The New York State Gaming Commission has received 30 responses to its Request for Information from parties interested in the three available casino licenses in ...

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SPORTS BETTING GROWTH DRIVES RECORD MONTH FOR MICHIGAN

Michigan’s regulated online sports betting and iGaming market reached new heights in November 2021 as total gross receipts reached $161.7m. Total gross ...

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NEW JERSEY BETTING AND GAMING REVENUE GROWS TO $439.6M IN NOVEMBER

New Jersey’s licensed casinos and racetracks have recorded a 52 per cent increase in total betting and gaming revenue to $439.6m in November 2021. The ...

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NETHERLANDS LAWMAKERS AGREE TO GAMBLING ADVERTISING CURBS

The Netherlands House of Representatives adopted a number of motions Thursday aimed at curbing gambling advertising and increasing consumer ...

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SPORTS BETTING AND POKER DRIVE FRENCH IGAMING GROWTH IN THIRD QUARTER

France’s regulated online betting and gaming market grew by 10 per cent compared to a year ago as total gross gaming revenue (GGR) reached €444m during the ...

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BETTING AND GAMING COUNCIL LAUNCHES FORUM TO HELP PROTECT YOUNG PEOPLE FROM HARM

Britain's Betting and Gaming Council has formed a cross-industry Ad Tech Forum to look at how the latest technology can be used to further protect children and ...

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AGLC ACCEPTING PROPOSALS FOR RETAIL SPORTS BETTING

Canada’s Alberta Gaming, Liquor & Cannabis (AGLC) is accepting proposals from prospective vendors that wish to enter the province’s sports betting ...

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OHIO SPORTS BETTING LEGISLATION SUBMITTED TO GOVERNOR DEWINE

Ohio’s sports betting bill is headed to Governor Mike DeWine for approval after securing legislative approval last week. The bill would allow sports ...

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SPORTS BETTING GOES LIVE IN MARYLAND

Maryland became the latest US state to launch a regulated sports betting market as Governor Larry Hogan placed Maryland’s first sports wager at MGM National ...

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PLAYTECH UNVEILS NEW ZÜRICH LIVE CASINO STUDIO FOR SWISS CASINOS

London-listed gaming technology provider Playtech has launched a new dedicated live casino studio in Switzerland for operator partner Swiss Casinos. Built ...

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ILLINOIS SPORTS BETTING WAGERS SOAR TO RECORD $840.4M IN OCTOBER

Illinois’ licensed sportsbook operators have recorded a 93 per cent increase in total amounts wagered to $840.4m in October 2021. The bulk of the monthly ...

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WEST VIRGINIA SPORTS AND IGAMING WAGERS REACH $281.3M IN NOVEMBER

West Virginia’s regulated sports betting and iGaming market hit a new record high in November as total wagers soared to $281.3m. Total wagers in the ...

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DANISH GAMBLING MARKET HIT BY SPORTS BETTING SLUMP IN OCTOBER

Denmark’s regulated gambling market contracted in October, with strong growth in land-based casino revenue failing to offset declines across all other ...

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NETHERLANDS TARGETS AFFILIATES AS ONLINE GAMING REVENUE EXCEEDS EXPECTATIONS

Netherlands gambling regulator Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has investigated 22 online gaming affiliates who are active in the recently regulated market, with more ...

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IRELAND OUTLINES NEW REGULATORY FRAMEWORK FOR GAMBLING

The government of Ireland plans to have a new national gambling regulator in place by 2023 to license and regulate online and land-based operators. Having ...

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DELAWARE IGAMING WAGERS CLIMB 44% IN SEPTEMBER

Delaware’s regulated iGaming market grew by 44 per cent in September 2021 as total wagers reached $26.0m. The year-on-year growth followed improved ...

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CHINA LOTTERY MARKET FALLS 6% IN AUGUST

China’s two state-owned national lotteries struggled for growth in August 2021 as total lottery sales decreased to RMB32.61bn (€4.37bn). After seven ...

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CONNECTICUT TO BEGIN LIMITED ONLINE SPORTS BETTING AND IGAMING OPERATIONS

Sports betting and iGaming operators FanDuel, DraftKings and Rush Street Interactive will soft-launch their new online offerings in Connecticut Tuesday. The ...

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SWEDEN EXPANDS GAMBLING INVESTIGATION

Sweden’s investigation into match-fixing and unlicensed gambling has been extended by three months and expanded to include money laundering threats. The ...

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FLORIDA GAMING COMPACT CLEARS THE WAY FOR ONLINE SPORTS BETTING

Florida expects to generate as much as $6.0bn from gaming over the next decade through a new compact with the Seminole Tribe of Florida. The compact is ...

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GERMAN STATE TREATY ON GAMBLING CLEARS FINAL HURDLE

Germany’s new State Treaty on Gambling has cleared its final hurdle and will come into force as expected on July 1. The treaty was ratified by the state ...

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SWEDEN AIMS TO EXTEND ONLINE CASINO DEPOSIT RESTRICTIONS

The government of Sweden is once again proposing to extend the temporary limit on online casino deposits under the guise of Covid-related consumer ...

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KENTUCKY LOTTERY AND SCIENTIFIC GAMES DEBUT CHECKOUT LINE LOTTERY SALES

Lottery players in Kentucky are now able to purchase Scientific Games’ instant lottery games in the checkout lines at grocery retailer Kroger. Scientific ...

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NETHERLANDS IGAMING LICENSING HITS EARLY GLITCH

Gaming companies aiming to secure a license to operate online in the Netherlands will have to wait a little longer to submit their applications after a ...

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COLORADO SPORTS BETTING MARKET CONTRACTS IN FEBRUARY

Colorado’s licensed sportsbooks collected total wagers of $266.5m from online and retail betting operations in February 2021. Wagers were down 18.5 per ...

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DENMARK EXPANDS IGAMING BLACKLIST AND BLOCKS 55 NEW DOMAINS

Denmark’s Gambling Authority (Spilllemyndigheden) has added 55 new online gambling domains to the country’s growing blacklist of unlicensed ...

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SOUTH DAKOTA GOVERNOR APPROVES SPORTS BETTING BILL

South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem has signed legislation to authorise sports betting at licensed casinos in Deadwood. The legislation was signed into law ...

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NEIL MCARTHUR STEPS DOWN AS GAMBLING COMMISSION CEO

Britain’s Gambling Commission has confirmed the departure of CEO Neil McArthur after nearly fifteen years of service with the regulator. McArthur joined ...

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BELGIUM LOOKS TO PAYMENT BLOCKING AS GAMBLING BLACKLIST EXPANDS

The Gaming Commission of Belgium is working to increase its cooperation with the country’s financial institutions in an effort to combat unlicensed online ...

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ONLINE GROWTH DRIVES IOWA SPORTS BETTING MARKET IN FEBRUARY

Iowa’s licensed sportsbooks collected total wagers of $143.6m in February 2021, with online wagers now accounting for more than 87 per cent of the ...

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BAVARIA SET TO IMPLEMENT ONLINE GAMING MONOPOLY

Germany’s second most populous state has elected to adopt a state-controlled monopoly for online casino games. The State Lottery and Casino Administration ...

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NEVADA GAMBLING REVENUE DECLINES FOR 11TH CONSECUTIVE MONTH

Nevada’s regulated gambling market contracted again in January 2021 as total gaming revenue fell by 27 per cent to $761.8m. Gaming revenue declined ...

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MICHIGAN ONLINE SPORTS BETTING AND IGAMING MARKET TO LAUNCH FRIDAY

The Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB) has authorised nine operators to launch online sports betting and iGaming in the state on Friday. The state ...

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RECORD DECEMBER FOR ILLINOIS SPORTS BETTING MARKET DESPITE RETAIL CLOSURES

Illinois’ regulated sports betting market grew for the seventh consecutive month in December as total wagers reached a new high of $491.7m. Despite the ...

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RECORD START TO 2021 FOR DELAWARE IGAMING OPERATORS

Delaware’s regulated iGaming market enjoyed a strong start to 2021 as net revenue nearly doubled to $738,525 in January. Continuing on from the market’s ...

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ONLINE GAMING AND BETTING OFFSETS DANISH LAND-BASED DECLINE IN Q4 2020

Denmark’s regulated betting and gaming market grew gross gaming revenue (GGR) by 7 per cent to DKK1.73bn (€232.6m) in the fourth quarter of 2020, despite a ...

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WEST VIRGINIA GROWS SPORTS BETTING AND IGAMING

West Virginia’s licensed casino operators booked $149.8m in combined sports betting and iGaming wagers in January. Total wagers for the four-week period ...

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SPORTS BETTING AND POOLS LEGISLATION INTRODUCED IN MINNESOTA

Minnesota Representative Pat Garofalo has introduced a series of bills to license and regulate sport betting. The bills aim to establish the Minnesota ...

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COLORADO SPORTSBOOKS HIT ANOTHER RECORD HIGH IN DECEMBER

Colorado’s regulated sports betting market hit another record month in December as total wagers from online and retail operations reached $284.6m. Total ...

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Norsk Tipping marketing to be curtailed further from next year

Norsk Tipping will see its marketing presence curtailed from the start of 2021 as part of an overhaul of gambling advertising rules in Norway. From 1 ...

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PA sets new sports and igaming revenue records in November

Pennsylvania broke its sports betting and online gambling revenue records in November, though declining land-based revenue led to a year-on-year drop in the ...

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Swedish report proposes tighter ad controls, permanent slot stake cap

The Swedish Gambling Market Commission (Spelmarknadsutredningen) has delivered its long-awaited report on the regulation of igaming, though the conclusions ...

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US commercial gambling market continues to recover in October

Total GGR for the month amounted to $3.38bn in October, which was 7.0% lower than in the same month last year, but 6.0% higher than in September this year, ...

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WEST VIRGINIA SURPASSES $121M IN NOVEMBER SPORTS AND IGAMING WAGERS

West Virginia’s licensed casino operators collected a record $121.1m in combined wagers from sports betting and iGaming during the month of November. The ...

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SWEDISH CONSUMER AGENCY VOICES CONCERN ABOUT IGAMING TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Sweden’s Consumer Agency has warned online gambling operators against using anti-money laundering regulations as an excuse to complicate players' withdrawal ...

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A MONTH IS A SHORT TIME IN THE GAMBLING SECTOR

Future Anthem chief executive Leigh Nissim believes the pace of change in the sector has just shot up a level. What a month, what a year! The online ...

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GERMANY ISSUES THREE MORE SPORTS BETTING LICENSES

Germany’s sports betting licensing authority approved three new operators this week, taking the total number of licenses issued to date to 21. The latest ...

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AUSTRALIAN MEDIA AUTHORITY TO BLOCK FOUR MORE GAMBLING SITES

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has identified four illegal online gaming sites that will now be blocked by Australian internet ...

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SWEDISH GAMBLING MARKET GROWS DESPITE RETAIL DECLINE

Sweden’s licensed gambling operators grew third quarter revenue by 1.3 per cent year-on-year, according to the latest data from gambling regulator ...

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MISSISSIPPI SEES $61M WAGERED ON SPORTS IN OCTOBER

Mississippi’s regulated sports betting market saw total wagers increase by 27 per cent to $61.2m in October. Following the start of the new NFL season in ...

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MASSACHUSETTS LOTTERY EYES ONLINE OPPORTUNITIES WITH NEW SCIENTIFIC GAMES DEAL

New York-listed lottery and gaming supplier Scientific Games will provide the Massachusetts Lottery with instant games, second chance promotions and digital ...

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IGT THIRD QUARTER REVENUE FALLS 15% DESPITE GROWTH ONLINE

New York-listed lottery and gaming supplier International Game Technology (IGT) has posted a 15 per cent fall in total revenue to $982m for the third quarter ...

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GERMANY’S STATE LEADERS SIGN NEW GAMBLING TREATY

Germany’s new State Treaty on Gambling has been signed by leaders of the country’s 16 federal states, paving the way for its implementation from July 1, ...

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SIGNS OF RECOVERY AS LAS VEGAS SANDS SEES Q3 REVENUE FALL 82%

New York-listed casino operator Las Vegas Sands has reported an 82 per cent fall in net revenue to $586m for the third quarter of 2020, as the company begins ...

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UK’S BGC HITS OUT AT “UNFAIR” CLOSURES UNDER TIER 3 RESTRICTIONS

The UK’s Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has called on Business Secretary Alok Sharma to intervene over the Government’s decision to close betting shops ...

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SPAIN SEES Q2 ONLINE GAMING REVENUE GROWTH DESPITE FALL IN ACCOUNTS

Gambling advertising and bonus restrictions introduced by the Spanish government in response to the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in a 41 per cent drop in the ...

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BRITISH IGAMING MARKET CONTINUES DECLINE INTO AUGUST

The latest data from the UK Gambling Commission shows a further contraction of the online gaming market in August. Data from online operators accounting for ...

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GERMANY APPROVES 15 SPORTS BETTING OPERATORS WITH 31 APPLICATIONS PENDING

The authority responsible for licensing sports betting operators in Germany has confirmed that a total of 15 applicants have been approved to operate in the ...

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ANDERS DORPH NAMED DIRECTOR OF DANISH GAMBLING AUTHORITY

The Danish Gambling Authority has appointed Anders Dorph as director to replace Morten Niels Jakobsen. Dorph will begin his new role on 1 November, joining ...

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CHINA LOTTERY MARKET GROWS FOR SECOND CONSECUTIVE MONTH

China’s lottery market recorded a 2 per cent increase in total lottery sales to RMB34.78bn (€4.36bn) for the month of August. With results for the first ...

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MICHIGAN SET TO ADOPT FINAL RULES FOR ONLINE GAMING AND SPORTS BETTING

The Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB) is on track to approve its first online gaming and sports betting licensees following a public hearing Wednesday on ...

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NETENT EXPANDS PENNSYLVANIA IGAMING OFFERING TO WIND CREEK

Casino supplier NetEnt has expanded its reach in Pennsylvania’s regulated iGaming market with the rollout of its games to the Poarch Band of Creek Indians’ ...

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ONLINE DRIVES IOWA SPORTS BETTING GROWTH IN AUGUST

Iowa’s licensed sportsbook operators collected total wagers of $50.3m in August, of which more than two-thirds was generated online. Total wagers from the ...

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CHINA LOTTERY MARKET RETURNS TO GROWTH IN JULY

China’s lottery market recovered in July as total sales increased by 10 per cent year-on-year to RMB36.15bn (€4.48bn). With lottery sales negatively ...

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EUROPEAN COMMISSION TO INVESTIGATE BELGIUM’S VIRTUAL BETTING MARKET

The European Commission has decided to launch a formal investigation into a potential breach of state aid rules in a case involving the Belgian state and ...

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