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U.S Court considers New Jersey bid to legalise sports betting

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The U.S Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal by the state of New Jersey to legalise sports betting within its borders. The decision means that the case will be heard in the country’s highest court, with New Jersey having to convince five of the court’s nine justices to side with it against the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act ... Read More »

Amaya investors approve ‘The Stars Group’ name change

Following this month’s Annual General Meeting, Amaya Inc shareholders have approved the corporate name change of the company to ‘The Stars Group’. The name change proposition was put forward by Amaya governance last May following the firm’s Q1 2017 trading update. Following a shareholder vote, Amaya governance details that The Stars Group name change has gained outright stakeholder backing. The ... Read More »

Martin de Knijff – Metric Gaming – Should we be betting on a “third way”?

 Metric Gaming CEO Martin de Knijff suggests that operators no longer have to accept the costly or same platform options of the past I have never cared much for convention – always looking instead for that proverbial “third way.”  It’s a trait likely shared by most entrepreneurs, and, simply put, a prerequisite for true innovation. The current betting platform market ... Read More »

IGT wins 7-year West Virginia Lottery lead systems supplier contract

New York-listed lottery and gambling technology provider IGT Group has been awarded a seven-year ‘base contract’ to provide West Virginia Lottery with its principal lottery draw system along with an array of game provisions. IGT informs that it won the contract following a competitive procurement, to replace West Virginia’s legacy systems. The services contract is expected to start on 28 ... Read More »

Sam Hill – Betgenius: Introducing 3×3, the Groundbreaker for Basketball Betting!

Sam Hill Head of Business Development at Betgenius, introduces 3×3 basketball, the latest addition to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games sport roster. An action-packed sport, Hill details what makes 3×3 a great game for betting stakeholders. ____________________________ 3×3 is Played on a half-court, with just one hoop and games that last for 10 minutes, or until one team scores 21 ... Read More »

Unikrn teams up with Betgenius to optimise esports betting product

Updating the market, industry technology and data systems provider Betgenius has informed that it has entered a ‘landmark agreement’ with esports only competitive platform Unikrn. The partnership will see Betgenius provide Unikrn with in-play betting provisions and optimised market prices for thousands of esports markets including lead titles League of Legends, Dota 2, CS:GO, Call of Duty and Overwatch tournaments. ... Read More »

Churchill Downs spends $60 millon on revitalising Trackside Kentucky

US Racetrack operator Churchill Downs Incorporated has announced that it will invest approximately $60 million in the redevelopment of its ‘Trackside’ training facility in Louisville Kentucky. Updating investors, Churchill Downs seeks to simulcast racing machines to the 85,000-square-foot facility, opening Trackside as a consumer wagering premises, which the company believes will further complement its existing Kentucky racing portfolio. Churchill Downs ... Read More »

US FTC moves to block FanDuel-DraftKings merger

The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has dealt a severe blow for the planned merger of leading daily fantasy sports operators FanDuel and DraftKings, filing an official lawsuit against the formation of a new company. Last week, US Tech news sources reported that FTC officials may have concerns on the combination of FanDuel-DraftKings, which would see one player takeover a ... Read More »

FanDuel-DraftKings +80% market take-up concerns US FTC

US Tech news sources have reported that the planned merger of FanDuel and DraftKings maybe be denied by the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC), on grounds that the combination would form an outright leader with more than 80% of the daily fantasy sports market. FTC officials are reported to have shown concern that the FanDuel-DraftKings combination would lead to a ... Read More »

AGA spearheads ASBC coalition representing ‘all stakeholders’ for licensed US sports betting

US industry body The American Gaming Association (AGA) is reported to be making its biggest push for legalising sports betting within the USA by spearheading the creation of the ‘American Sports Betting Coalition’ (ASBC). The ASBC has been created with the goal of finally repealing the controversial 1992 ‘Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act’ (PASPA), which at present only allows licensed ... Read More »