North America

Scientific Games completes $ & € debt financing round

Updating the market, Nasdaq-listed gambling technology group Scientific Games Corporation (SGC), has confirmed the successful conclusion of its + $1 billion debt notes sale to private investors. The Nasdaq corporation first announced its $ and € debt sale on 30 January, seeking to restructure its long-term corporate financing. Completing the debt transactions, SGC governance secures the following financing structure: Tranche …

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Gaming Standards Association announces new board for changing gambling industry

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Global gambling trade body the Gaming Standards Association (GSA) has elected a new board of directors, as it marks its twentieth year in existence. Updating industry stakeholders, GSA governance stated that it wanted to reflect its diversity of membership with its new board appointments. The new GSA board will consist of Novomatic senior executive Roman Czubak, taking the role of …

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Metal Casino Live to fuse gaming experiences and rock music

Metal Casino, launched last year and part owned by ‘The Prince of Darkness’ Ozzy Osbourne, is to launch a dedicated gaming and music show. The live broadcast is set to be streamed on the Twitch and YouTube platforms, and well feature music, chat, audience interaction, live games and opportunities to win big prizes. Set to be broadcast twice a week, …

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Sports betting USA: American history and “deplorable” leagues

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Sports betting within the USA is an issue that has been long debated, and will continue to be done so until the culmination of the ongoing Christie v NCAA case, and most likely well beyond. It was no surprise to see it debated in varying degrees at last weeks ICE London, with Dan Wallach, shareholder at Becker and Poliakoff, getting …

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Toby Oddy – Digital Fuel – Taking innovation by the horns to deliver a profitable service

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Marketing agency Digital Fuel will mark this year’s London Affiliate Conference (LAC) by launching a new GDPR compliant acquisition platform for the online gambling sector. Ahead of the conference, the company’s founder and CEO Toby Oddy spoke to SBC News about the importance of attending high profile trade shows, how the increased regulatory responsibilities have shaped the market, and what …

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Rock ‘n’ Roll… GIG to develop Hard Rock’s first US online casino property

Updating the market Oslo-listed online gambling operator Gaming Innovation Group (GiG), has announced that it has formed a strategic partnership with US leisure and gaming group Hard Rock International. The partnership will see GIG deliver platform and front-end development provisions, for the launch of Hard Rock International first US online casino venture. Working on delivering the strategic partnership since October …

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Bringing the buzz at ICE: US, Big Data, Blockchain and Crypto

ICE & London Baby

With just a few days to go until the start of ICE London (6-8 February), the sponsors of London Baby have embraced the growing ‘buzz’ around the world’s biggest gaming exhibition. Once again, SBC has joined forces with iGaming Business to host #londonbaby2018, the largest networking party on the first night of the exhibition (6 February), held at the stunning …

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Philadelphia aims to halt Patriots for first Super Bowl triumph

Amongst all the hype and razzmatazz that inevitably surrounds American Football’s showpiece event, on Sunday the talk will stop and the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles will take to the field of US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and fight for the right to be crowned champions. For The Eagles, who denied the Minnesota Vikings a shot at glory …

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Scientific Games sanctions $1 billion debt sale

The governance of Nasdaq-listed gambling technology group Scientific Games Corporation (SGC) has moved to restructure its long-term corporate debt, confirming that it will sell + $1 billion of SGC debt notes to private investors. Sanctioning a ‘private sale’, SGC governance will place a first tranche sale of $500 million of 5% senior debt secured notes, due for payment in 2025. …

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Five New Jersey operators live with Inspired virtual sports

Inspired Entertainment has announced an expansion of its virtual sports offering within the United States market. The virtual sports, mobile games and SBG video lottery provider, has detailed that it is now live with a total of five operators in the American state of New Jersey. Gaining approval from the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE), Inspired’s distribution strategy …

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