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2nd February 2021

Super Bowl LV set to attract record legal betting handle

Americans are set to place bets worth a combined $4.3bn – including the largest legal US betting handle of any single sporting event in history…

2nd February 2021

BCLC urges government to pass single-event betting amendment

Canadian provincial lottery operator the British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) has thrown its backing behind a bill that proposes legalizing single-event sports betting in the…

2nd February 2021

PlayStudios to go public with $1.1bn valuation

Free-to-play mobile gaming business PlayStudios is to merge with special purpose acquisition company Acies Acquisition Corporation to list on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange.  Founded in…

1st February 2021

Genius Sports signs with new US motorsport series SRX

North American motorsport series Superstar Racing Experience (SRX) has signed up Genius Sports to become its exclusive data partnership ahead of its inaugural season. Genius…

1st February 2021

Poker comes to Michigan as PokerStars launches alongside Fox Bet

Flutter Entertainment’s Stars Casino and Fox Bet brands have launched in Michigan, while the roll-out of PokerStars marks the beginning of online poker in the…

1st February 2021

Golden Nugget parent to go public through SPAC combination 

Fertitta Entertainment, the parent company of Golden Nugget operator Landry’s, is to list its shares on the New York Stock Exchange through a merger with…

1st February 2021

Ontario’s OLG group appoints Basi as new CFO

Ontario’s state-run gaming and lottery operator, the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG), has appointed Pinder Basi as its new chief financial officer. Basi (pictured),…

29th January 2021

Sands exploring igaming opportunities, Goldstein reveals

Las Vegas Sands’ new chief executive Robert Goldstein has revealed that the operator is exploring “a few opportunities” to expand into online gambling.  In the…

ICE North America Webinar Series – The Road Back

With American casinos beginning to reopen, questions still remain about the roadmap to long-term recovery. The Road Back four-part webinar series will examine measures and best practices to guide land-based operators and suppliers, as you work with your customers, your teams and your partners to provide a safe betting and gaming experience in the 'new normal' environment.

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29th January 2021

Casino closures hit Rhode Island betting market in December

The closure of Rhode Island’s two casinos for much of December led to the state’s sportsbook handle and revenue falling during the month.  The Bally’s…

29th January 2021

PointsBet H1 revenue soars though net loss widens

PointsBet saw turnover and revenue for the first half of its 2020-21 fiscal year grow rapidly, though high advertising spend and R&D investment hit its…

29th January 2021

Minnesota introduces retail and online sports betting legislation

A bipartisan bill allowing for the regulation of sports wagering at racetracks and casinos, as well as online, has been introduced in the Minnesota State…

29th January 2021

New bill proposes legal online and land-based sports betting in Alabama

Legislators in Alabama are to run the rule over a new bill that seeks to legalize online, mobile and land-based sports betting in the US…

29th January 2021

Google opens US Play Store to gambling apps

Search and technology giant Google has announced major changes to the Developer Programme Policy, that will see players in 15 countries, including the US, permitted…

28th January 2021

Nevada gaming revenue falls to 24-year low in 2020

Nevada gaming revenue declined 34.6% to $7.87bn in 2020, the lowest annual total since 1996, after closures and ongoing property restrictions as a result of…

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