Social gaming

4th March 2021

DraftKings named UFC’s first sportsbook and daily fantasy partner

DraftKings has hailed a “groundbreaking” agreement with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) that sees it become the mixed martial arts competition’s official sportsbook and daily…

2nd March 2021

US federal court approves Big Fish Washington settlement

A US federal court has approved a settlement agreed by Churchill Downs Incorporated, former owner of Big Fish Games, and its current owner Aristocrat Leisure,…

18th February 2021

Lawsuit filed against Apple for ‘Wild West’ of free-to-play casino games

A class action lawsuit was filed on Tuesday (February 16) targeting Apple for hosting and profiting from casino-style apps through the App Store. The case…

8th February 2021

Bally’s M&A spree continues with SportCaller deal

Bally’s Corporation has agreed its third high-profile acquisition of the past four months, with a deal in place to acquire free-to-play games provider SportCaller.  Irish…

4th February 2021

NFL partners Skillz for crowdsourced esports competition

The National Football League (NFL) has partnered newly-listed mobile gaming platform Skillz for a competition to select a new developer to build a new branded…

3rd February 2021

GAN to power Seneca Gaming social casino

Online gaming solutions provider GAN is to provide its social casino and simulated gaming products to New York casino operator Seneca Gaming Corporation (SGC). GAN…

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…

28th January 2021

State of the Union: Las Vegas Sands, Monkey Knife Fight, NY and more

This week’s State of the Union, in partnership with Segev LLP, includes Las Vegas Sands’ announcement of its new permanent chief executive following Sheldon Adelson’s…

26th January 2021

Federal lawsuit claims Apple hosts ‘illegal social casinos’

Technology giant Apple has been accused of hosting and facilitating dozens of illegal social casinos in a new lawsuit that has been lodged in a…

26th January 2021

Caesars expands into DFS with SuperDraft investment

Caesars Entertainment has made a strategic investment in daily fantasy sports platform SuperDraft, as the operator looks to expand sports and gaming offering.  SuperDraft, Caesars…

15th January 2021

Playtika finalizes pricing for initial public offering

Social gaming giant Playtika has confirmed that its initial public offering (IPO) will see 69,500,000 shares sold to the public at a price of $27.00…

8th January 2021

Playtika launches $1.67bn initial public offering

Social gaming giant Playtika has launched its long-awaited initial public offering, with plans to sell 69.5m shares and raise up to $1.67bn.  The business itself…

7th January 2021

Not just a fantasy: DFS’s growth prospects in 2021

While the US daily fantasy sports giants DraftKings and FanDuel have made a successful shift into real-money betting, Cole Rush finds that there is still…

4th January 2021

Playtika SEC statement reveals revenue of $1.80bn in first nine months of 2020

Playtika’s registration statement, filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) ahead of a planned initial public offering, reveals the business generated revenue of…