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New York opening lauded as ‘huge moment’ and ‘significant milestone’ by European suppliers

Legalised mobile sports betting in the state of New York is due to commence tomorrow (8 January), as the New York State Gambling Commission (NYSGC) approved licences for four operators.  Issuing an update this morning, the state regulatory body advised that each of the four licence holders had satisfied all necessary statutory and regulatory requirements for mobile sports betting.  Furthermore, …

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Genius ups 2021 forecasts as investment soars to maximise US opportunities

Genius Sports has outlined that its US-focused expansion strategy is on course, having experienced significant growth in the third quarter of 2021 and striking partnerships with a number of major betting operators. Publishing its Q3 2021 trading update, the NYSE-registered sports data and technology provider detailed group revenue of $69.1 million, a 70% increase on the previous year’s figure of …

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Growth hungry Genius Sports upgrades 2021 forecasts 

Genius Sports has upgraded its full-year 2021 financial forecasts, having disclosed peak Q2 trading which saw the sportstech group double its revenues to $59 million (Q2 2020: $27m).  Publishing its first H1 Interim results as an NYSE enterprise, Genius revealed double and triple-digit Q2 revenue outcomes across its core business units. A breakdown of Q2 performance saw Genius’ flagship Betting Technology …

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SPACs remain a ‘core part’ of US sports betting despite ‘indigestion’

As the US sports betting industry continues to expand state-by-state, many operators are becoming increasingly drawn towards the prospect of public listings, a goal which SPACs can still play a key role in achieving, according to a panel of industry experts at the SBC Digital North America event. Moderated by Anton Kaszubowski, Director at Greenlaw Limited, the speakers on the …

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MGM Resorts makes moves to acquire Entain Group

US casino giant MGM Resorts is attempting to acquire the Entain Group, the new name for the recently rebranded GVC Holdings, according to the Wall Street Journal. Entain operates several global gaming brands, including Ladbrokes, Coral, Bwin, PartyPoker , SportingBet, Gala Bingo, Eurobet and Betboo, but is already a partner with MGM in the burgeoning US sports betting and gaming …

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William Hill confirms Apollo vs Caesars takeover battle

William Hill has issued a statement clarifying media speculation, as city rumours intensify that the FTSE betting group is subject to an imminent US takeover. The board of William Hill has this afternoon confirmed that it has received ‘separate cash proposals’ from US private equity fund Apollo Global Management and its current US markets strategic partner Caesars Entertainment. William Hill …

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London casinos warn against blanket 10pm curfew

The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has confirmed that London casinos are prepared to close their bar premises in order to avoid a curfew being imposed on the capital’s entertainment venues. The BGC’s statement comes as the government reviews further lockdown measures to slow the spread of the coronavirus, as the UK enters its autumn months. Latest news reports suggest …

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Scott Longley: Penn prepares for its ‘one chance’ with Barstool

US wagering to date has been dominated by conservative marriages between US casino giants and established European sportsbook operators. Flipping the script, last January Penn National acquired controversial US sports publisher Barstool for $450m, stating its intent to develop America’s dominant mass-market sportsbook proposition. Scott Longley explains why if you are still a ‘sportsbook romantic’… you should really care about …

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SBC Magazine Issue 9: Esports future, online shift and Brazil betting soap opera

SBC Magazine

The future for esports betting, the regulatory soap opera in Brazil, a new COO for LeoVegas and how online gaming can drive the industry’s comeback are just some of the key topics in Issue 9 of SBC Magazine. Available to view online HERE, we start by analysing Sergey Portnov’s “calculated risk” approach to Parimatch leadership, before reflecting on how Carsten Koerl …

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Bengtsson posts solid start as William Hill’s new leader

The governance of FTSE bookmaker William Hill Plc has expressed confidence in the firm’s performance and future prospects, as group trading maintains full-year expectations. Publishing William Hill ‘unaudited’ results for the 17-week period up to 29 October 2019, it confirmed that group net revenues were 1% up on 2018 comparatives. Absorbing the assets of Mr Green, William Hill online net …

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