Thursday, November 30, 2023

Tag: US

Bally’s to takeover Gamesys in £2bn deal

Ballys Gamesys takeover
US casino group Bally’s says its takeover proposal of British online gaming company, Gamesys, has been agreed, paving the way for another multibillion dollar entity in the US market.

BettHouse Targets Nationwide USA Expansion Through the launch of a New Funding Round

BettHouse Targets Nationwide Expansion
First non-legacy sportsbook to gain US market access will disrupt North America's sports betting landscape

Spinola Gaming in Discussions with US Lottery Partners

Spinola Gaming US lottery partners Connex management
Spinola Gaming, the world’s leading lottery software provider announces US lottery operators and software solution providers have started discussions to utilise Spinola Gaming’s Connex: Lottery Management System, and its portfolio of games to upgrade their platforms for the new digital age.

GBGC: Demand and recovery in global gambling

GBGC Demand and recovery in global gaming
The pain of the pandemic may be prolonged by a new phase of lockdowns, writes Tihana Jurican of Global Betting and Gaming Consultants - but with a slew gambling expansions approved across the US in November - it would seem demand is one problem the industry does not have.

US casinos scramble to cut losses through Covid-19

US Casinos losses Covid 19
How much can US casinos salvage from a cessation of sports and the near comprehensive shutdown of their land-based linchpins?

Michigan, Illinois sports betting faces further delays

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Despite having already passed post-PASPA gambling expansions last year, both Illinois and Michigan are expecting further delays to their implementation..

Kentucky candidate for governor backs gambling expansion

Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear
Moves are afoot to introduce gambling for the first time in Kentucky - one of only ten US states with no commercial or tribal casinos.

Latin American market likely to become “much more important” than US

Latin American Market
Regulated gambling markets in South America, Mexico and the Caribbean could outperform even the newly liberalised US market in the future, according to..

US betting bills press on, despite DoJ opinion

US, betting bills, press on, DoJ, opinion
Another cohort of US states introduced new betting bills towards to the end of January, apparently undeterred by the utterances of the Department of Justice. Massachusetts, Hawaii, Arizona, Virginia and New Hampshire all have legislation on their books…

US sports betting’s long and winding road

Don't get bogged down in the day-to-day politics of American sports betting, writes Neale Deeley, VP of sales at Sportradar. The direction of travel is clear, he says the industry needs to keep the faith and maintain a long-term view. The regulation…

Pandora’s Box: Why America won’t touch the Wire Act

Unintended interpretations of the 1961 Wire Act could severely impede the trajectory of sports betting across the states - or even upend the entire online industry. But with the will of congress too easily bent by their superdonors, there is…

Worldpay and Paysafe Partner to Develop New Solution for U.S. iGaming and Sports Betting Markets

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Leading global payment technology providers Worldpay, Inc. and Paysafe Group announced today a new strategic partnership, with sights set on establishing an industry-leading standard in iGaming and Sports Betting digital payments acceptance and security in the United States...

Sports betting hits home for five US states

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Four months on from the repeal of PASPA, and five American states are already taking bets. iGaming Times takes a look at how their respective regimes have capitalised on the summer’s sport. By the end of the September, eight NJ casinos and racetracks…

Betinvest sets its sights on US expansion at G2E

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Following its continued focus on enhancing representation in North America, Betinvest has confirmed it will be using its presence at this year’s G2E Las Vegas exhibition to drive it’s established sports betting positioning across the United States building towards their ultimate goal of a full-service office in the country...

GVC announces £30m Ladbrokes windfall as CEO eyes US expansion

GVC has announced £30m in cost synergies as a result of its March acquisition of Ladbrokes Coral Group. The Isle of Man-listed gambling operator had originally outlined an expected £130m in additional revenue, however a high performance in online…

NHL offers sports betting data to highest bidder

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The NHL has stated it would back sports wagering on national hockey matches provided operators return a portion of the revenue back to the league. Despite the Supreme Court denying both the NBA and NHL “integrity fees” following the overturning…

FanDuel scores US DFS expansion with Boyd partnership

anDuel, the American DFS subsidiary of Paddy Power Betfair has partnered with Boyd Gaming, gaining access to the latter’s licensed market in 15 US states. Boyd, which recently signed a shared access deal with MGM Resorts International...

ICE Sports Betting USA gathers early momentum

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The first edition of ICE Sports Betting USA has captured the imagination of policy makers, legislators, sports governing bodies and gaming verticals alike. Five months ahead of the two day event opening its doors at the Convene, New York, (27th – 28th November)...

New Jersey withdraws league’s integrity fee with new bill

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New Jersey has advanced a new sports betting bill that doesn’t include an integrity fee, only two days before a vote was due on a earlier bill that did. The original bill, introduced by Senator Bonacic, came as a surprise to many, by offering any funding at all to sports leagues, after so many years fighting New Jersey in court. However,...

EquiLottery to premiere live sports lottery vision at GiGse

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EquiLottery CEO Brad Cummings will, for the first time in a public or private forum, provide his full vision for lottery games of chance based on live sporting events on Thursday, May 31 at 3:30 PM at the Biltmore Hotel.

US gaming issues to go under the microscope at GiGse

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'Putting North American gambling, gaming and betting under the microscope’ is the theme of Clarion Gaming’s campaign in support of the 2018 edition of GiGse, which is taking place alongside Juegos Miami at The Biltmore Hotel, Miami, May 31 – June 1.   Attracting the support of organisations ranging from MGM Resorts to Mohegan Sun, Pechanga Resort and Casino to Penn... to launch US-facing site

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Affiliate firm has ventured into the US market with the launch of a new all-American platform.   Initially focusing on the New Jersey market, the new site will feature product reviews and later expand to covering online gambling news, as well as ongoing regulatory developments. It will not however cover sports betting, yet. Charles Gillespie, chief executive of, said there...

Calls to uphold ban on US iGaming continue

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Efforts the ban online gambling in the US rage on, as the US Justice Department continues to be hounded by lawmakers - both for and against states’ rights to regulate. In December the deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein received mail from two congressmen - the Republican Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Democrat Dianne Feinstein - urging him to reinterpret...

Justices lean towards New Jersey in Supreme Court case

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  After a session of oral arguments in the case of Christie vs NCAA, five of nine justices suggest they would side with New Jersey, and repeal America’s federal sports betting ban.   Legal sports betting in the US came a step closer on 4 December, as a majority of Supreme Court justices appeared to side with New Jersey’s appeal. While a final...

Team Trump sides with sports leagues in Supreme Court battle

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  In a characteristically antagonistic move, the Trump administration has sided with the sports leagues in their dwindling opposition to allow New Jersey to offer sports betting.   As the Garden State takes on the Professional and Amateur Sports Betting Act, in its seminal Supreme Court hearing 4 December, Trump’s solicitor general filed an amicus advising justices to uphold the lower court’s...

Pennsylvania expansion thwarts US anti-iGaming lobby

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  As Pennsylvania becomes the fourth US state to legalise online gaming, prospective licensees have struggled to celebrate the stifling tax rates on offer. But in the battle between states’ rights and federal prohibition, the Keystone State has tilted the scales.   Efforts to ban online gambling across the US could now be dead in the water, as Pennsylvania becomes the fourth...

Thirty-two states could legalise betting in five years if New Jersey wins

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Should the Supreme Court rule in favour of New Jersey this autumn, a new report predicts as many as 32 states will follow suit within only five years.   As it stands, The Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 prohibits state-authorised sports gambling in all but four states: Delaware, Montana, Nevada and Oregon. Should this market be widened, the new...

Sportradar US acquires AI start-up MOCAP Analytics

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Sportradar US has acquired MOCAP Analytics, Inc, in a bid to “combine Sportradar’s leadership in sports data with MOCAP’s expertise in AI-powered data storytelling”, the former said in a statement.   As the US edges closer to allowing more states  the option of sports betting, the two companies are expected to develop player-tracking data products to engage NBA, NFL and other...

SBTech to open US office in early 2018

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SBTech will be opening a US office in early 2018 and is looking forward to showcasing its suite of industry-leading sportsbook and iGaming products at the Global Gaming Expo (G2E) event taking place in Las Vegas from 3-5 October.   SBTech will also be hosting its VIP Vegas Sports Showcase party on 3 October at the Palazzo, where guests will enjoy...

INTRALOT extends contract with Arkansas Scholarship Lottery to 2026

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INTRALOT S.A. has renewed its contract between subsidiary INTRALOT Inc and the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery for a seven-year period starting in August 2019.   The value of this contract is estimated at approximately $70m. Over the past eight years, INTRALOT provided the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery with a full suite of competitive lottery services, including a secure and flexible central gaming system for...