North America

Betfair expands US portfolio with the addition of Colossus Fracpot

Betfair has announced the arrival of the first cash-out slot, Colossus Fracpot to its New Jersey site. The site has partnered with gaming provider Game Account Network (GAN) and Colossus Bets, to provide the US market with its first experience of the cash-out market. Unlike traditional slots, Colossus Fracpot enables players to cash-out their position and bank profits in fractions after …

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Mayweather vs McGregor breaks Betfair betting records

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With 19 days until the opening bell of the most anticipated boxing event in recent memory, Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather vs ‘The Notorious’ Conor McGregor has already smashed betting records. Betfair has revealed that betting on the bout has already surpassed the £10m mark, making it the biggest boxing event in Betfair history. The previous record was £8.9m, set in 2015 when …

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Antigua calls for WTO resolution with US after the dropping of Calvin Ayre charges

The government of Caribbean nations Antigua and Barbuda has welcomed the dropping of all felony charges by US authorities against Bodog Founder Calvin Ayre, pointing out that the decision highlights the US’ failure to comply with WTO ruling on Internet Gaming and has called once again for the US to settle its own WTO dispute with Antigua & Barbuda. For five years, Ayre …

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USPGA Championship extends reach via Twitter and GiveMeSport

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The Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA) has expanded the reach of its national golf championship by striking live streaming deals with both Twitter and sports publisher GiveMeSport. Having opted against renewing a deal with Sky Sports in favour of a “multi-platform” alternative with TV coverage on BBC and live streaming on Twitter, the PGA is trying to ensure that the championship …

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Currency impacts effect ‘debt focused’ IGT Group’s Q2 2017 performance

Presenting its Q2 2017 trading update (period ending 30 June), New York-listed international lottery and gambling systems provider IGT Group Plc, has detailed that currency impacts have affected group wide metrics. Updating the market, IGT would declare period group ‘consolidated’ revenues of $1.2 billion down 5% on corresponding Q2 2016’s $1.285 billion.   The company detailed that the decline was …

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Vegas portfolio gains see Boyd Gaming confident of hitting 2017 targets

New York-listed US Casino group Boyd Gaming Plc (Boyd) is confident of hitting its 2017 full-year corporate targets and expectations, following its best ‘quarter results’ in nearly ten years. Updating investors of Q2 2017 results (period ending 30 June), Boyd reported a 10% uplift in group new revenues to $599 million (Q2 2016: $544 million). Driven by enterprise growth across …

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Z Capital acquires US racing legacy news source Daily Racing Form

International private equity firm Z Capital Partners has informed that it has acquired the Sports Information Group (SIG), operating company of horse racing publisher the Daily Racing Form. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed by stakeholders, but it was informed that the acquisition had been officially carried out by a Z Capital affiliate. SIG operates legacy international racing …

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Clarion boosts global affiliate portfolio acquiring Affiliate Summit Corporation

Clarion Events has furthered its presence within the affiliate marketing sector, by acquiring B2B event organiser Affiliate Summit Corporation. The leading events company boosts its affiliate marketing resources adding the Affiliate Summit tradeshow and conference, FeedFront Magazine, GeekCast.fm, ReveNews.com to its existing portfolio. Flagship conference the Affiliate Summit joins Clarion Events alongside the iGB Affiliate brand to further the vision …

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Galaxy Gaming promotes Todd P Cravens to CEO

US Nasdaq-listed casino games developer Galaxy Gaming has confirmed the promotion of Todd P Cravens to Chief Executive Officer (CEO), taking over leadership of the firm from Robert Saucier. Cravens is promoted to CEO, having most recently served as President of Business Development for the Las Vegas based games developer. A seasoned US gambling industry executive, Cravens has held senior …

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OLG Toronto gambling tender to be ‘High Stakes’ for Caesars Entertainment

Canadian news sources have reported that the Ontario Lottery & Gaming Corporation (OLG) will select an external gambling firm to run its operations for casino and slot machine services within the Greater Toronto Area. Launching a tender, OLG seeks a gambling enterprise to run its Toronto area racetracks of Ajax Downs and Woodbine as well as its Great Blue Heron …

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