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IGT ‘prudent on recovery’ as company absorbs H1 losses of $291m

International Game Technology (IGT) cited the ‘intense impact’ of casino and gaming hall closures on its business, as the New York-listed gambling technology group recorded H1 2020 operating losses of $291 million. Absorbing Q2 double-digit declines across its core business segments of lotteries, International, North America and Italy, IGT recorded a 48% decline in revenues, falling from $1.23 billion in …

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Intralot appoints Byron Boothe as US CEO

Athens-listed gambling technology and lottery systems provider Intralot SA has confirmed the promotion of US executive Byron Boothe as Chief Executive of its North American subsidiary INTRALOT Inc. Since 2019, Boothe has led the firm’s US operations as Interim CEO of INTRALOT Inc. The 13-year company executive has formerly served as INTRALOT Inc’s Vice President of Government Relations, leading the …

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6 of the Best – Gamban’s Daniel Umfleet

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This week’s 6 of the Best comes from Daniel Umfleet, Managing Director of Gamban. Continue reading to discover an expensive World Series escapade, an album and movie crossover and how betting on yourself can really pay off. Best Holiday  This is a hard one to pin down. I’ve been very lucky in my travels with Gamban thus far, and have seen some …

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IGT posts stable 2018 despite international slowdown

The governance of New York-listed gambling/lottery technology and systems provider IGT Plc has published its full-year 2018 results, underlying marked improvements within its North American lottery division maintained against a tougher international back-drop. Updating the market, IGT reports stable group revenues of $4.8 billion (FY2017: $4.9bn), despite the company recording a tough Q4 2018 closing, in which consolidated revenues declined …

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Sports betting to accelerate significant growth of North American sports

Increased sponsorship opportunities and the heightened value of media rights are set to elevate the growth of North American sports in the coming years according to research by the PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). The research suggests that new inventory related to gambling, digital media platforms, uniform rights, and incremental in-venue signage and naming rights opportunities will play a key role in enhancing the …

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NetEnt’s Erik Nyman on driving American progress

Operating in the US market for almost three years, NetEnt is looking to build on experience and continue to establish itself as one of the leading suppliers in the growing US market. Having previously played a key role in the firm’s expansion in Europe and with WLA customers, Managing Director of NetEnt Americas Erik Nyman spoke to SBC about NetEnt’s …

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IGT strengthens partnership with the Louisiana State Police

Gambling technology and lottery systems supplier International Game Technology (IGT), has confirmed a nine and a half year extension to its contract with Louisiana Police. Working through its IGT Global Solutions Corporation subsidiary, its sees an upgrade of video gaming monitoring systems provided for the Video Gaming Division of the Louisiana State Police’s Department of Public Safety and Corrections (DPS&C) …

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Stars Group finalises lucrative Sky Bet acquisition

The Stars Group has announced today that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of Sky Betting & Gaming. The deal, which is believed to be worth around  $4.7 billion, comes after the Stars Group successfully executed its public share offering raising $622 million in capital for this acquisition. Rafi Ashkenazi, The Stars Group’s Chief Executive Officer, commented on the deal: “This …

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SBC’s On The Ball – International insight

The Russian World Cup kicked off in style yesterday evening, with the hosts taking apart an amateur looking Saudi Arabia side, in front of a jubilant Moscow crowd. To mark the commencing of football’s showpiece event, this edition of On The Ball aims to give a greater insight into some international stories, analysing the 2026 World Cup, as well as …

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ICE London confirms double digit attendance increase

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An independent audit has declared 2018’s ICE London as the biggest on record, with visitor numbers confirmed as 33,536, an 11 percent increase on 2017s figure. The seventh consecutive year of growth for the event also saw a 17 percent rise in the average number of visitors per stand, and a 12 percent increase in the visitor numbers per square …

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