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12th October 2021

Detroit casino revenue dips slightly in September

The Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB) has reported revenue of $110.4m (£81.1m/€95.6m) in September across its three Detroit casinos. This was a 3.0% drop compared…

12th October 2021

RSI soft launches online sportsbook with Connecticut Lottery Corporation

Rush Street Interactive (RSI) has soft launched a new PlaySugarHouse online sportsbook in partnership with Connecticut Lottery Corporation. Accessible from today (12 October), the PlaySugarHouse…

12th October 2021

Sharp Alpha Advisors raises $10m for betting tech startups

Sports betting startup firm Sharp Alpha Advisors has announced the closing of Sharp Alpha Fund I, a $10.0m venture capital fund that will be invested…

12th October 2021

NIGC warns tribes of outsized vendor influence in sports betting

The National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) – a federal regulatory agency within the US Department of the Interior – has issued a bulletin warning tribal…

12th October 2021

Virginia sports betting revenue decline continues in August

The Virginia Lottery has revealed sports betting revenue declined for the third consecutive month in August, despite the US state seeing a month-on-month improvement in…

11th October 2021

Connecticut set for online betting and gaming soft launch on October 12

Connecticut’s Department of Consumer Protection (DCP) has given its approval for the soft launch of online sports betting and igaming in the state from tomorrow…

11th October 2021

Iowa betting revenue declines despite new handle record in September

Iowa reported a third straight month of sports betting revenue decline in September despite the state’s handle reaching a new monthly record of $210.4m. Handle…

8th October 2021

Zynga completes $525m acquisition of mobile games developer StarLark

Social gaming giant Zynga has completed its previously announced acquisition of mobile games developer StarLark from Betta Games for $525m in cash and stock. The…

8th October 2021

Pennsylvania diversity report shows increase in female employment

A diversity report published by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) has shown an increase in female employment at gaming venues across the state for…

8th October 2021

NFL return helps boost Oregon’s September betting revenue

Oregon’s Scoreboard sports betting app brought in revenue of $1.2m in September, up 18.4% compared to August but down 17.5% year-on-year. Handle was recorded at…

8th October 2021

Scientific Games receives Vermont Lottery gaming systems contract

Scientific Games has been named as the winner of the Vermont Lottery’s gaming systems technology contract. As part of the contract, Scientific Games will offer…

8th October 2021

PointsBet confirms latest Canada hire as Rivers takes marketing role

The Canadian division of online gambling operator PointsBet has appointed Dave Rivers as vice president of marketing. Rivers joins the operator after 18 years with…

7th October 2021

Bettor Capital completes initial investment fund

Bettor Capital, an investment platform focused on the real-money online gambling market, has announced the initial closing of its investment fund, the proceeds of which…

7th October 2021

Canadian government approves Penn-theScore deal

The Minister of Canadian Heritage has given Penn National Gaming approval under the Investment Canada Act to acquire Toronto-based operator theScore. Penn agreed to acquire…

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