AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Casino & games NetEnt has bolstered its presence in Pennsylvania ahead of the introduction of regulated iGaming in the US state by striking a deal with Parx Casino.Under the agreement, a range of NetEnt’s portfolio of slot and table games will be available via the Parx Online platform, controlled by Greenwood Gaming and Entertainment, which also operates Parx Casino, a horse racing venue and the largest casino gaming complex in the state.It had previously been expected that online gaming would launch in Pennsylvania in the first three months of this year, after an anticipated launch at the end of 2018 was put back. However, NetEnt Americas managing director Erik Nyman (pictured) told iGamingBusiness.com today (February 6) that the supplier hopes the market will open up “sometime during Q2”.The Parx Casino deal is the third such partnership sealed by NetEnt that covers Pennsylvania, with Nyman adding that the supplier remains “in talks with a wide range of operators”.In October, a month after NetEnt applied for a supplier licence in Pennsylvania, casino giant Penn was signed up as the company’s first partner in the state, with NetEnt’s games set to be available on Penn Interactive’s Hollywood Casino website.NetEnt also confirmed to iGamingBusiness.com today that an extension with Churchill Downs that was announced in October includes the operator’s activities in Pennsylvania. Aside from its famous Kentucky racetrack, Churchill Downs owns the Presque Isle Downs casino and horse race track in Pennsylvania, as well as other facilities in states across the US, including Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Mississippi and Ohio.In Pennsylvania, NetEnt’s games will be delivered via the GAN platform, which will also enable free spins and the free spin widget for players.NetEnt has previously noted that Pennsylvania is the second largest US state that is preparing to regulate online casinos and the fifth largest state by population overall, with almost 13 million inhabitants. The company has also said that the state’s track record for land-based gambling suggested that players generate “relatively high gross game revenue per capita”.Parx Casino’s senior vice-president of iGaming and sports, Matthew Cullen (pictured), said today: “We are looking forward to expanding the Parx Casino offerings into the online world. As part of this, we’re excited to be able to offer NetEnt’s outstanding suite of game content as part of our online casino launch in Pennsylvania.”In January, Parx Casino launched a full sportsbook, supported by Kambi. Tags: Online Gambling NetEnt hopes for Q2 Pennsylvania launch after Parx deal Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter 6th February 2019 | By contenteditor Topics: Casino & games Email Address Regions: US Pennsylvania NetEnt has bolstered its presence in Pennsylvania ahead of the introduction of regulated iGaming in the US state by striking a deal with Parx Casino.
TV Global Enterprises, operator of the Latin America-facing betting and gaming brand BetCris, has become the latest operator to join the race for one of Buenos Aires province’s seven igaming licences.It has partnered local Argentinean operator Impresora Internacional de Valores (Ivisa) in pursuit of a licence. Ivisa is already active in the Argentine igaming market through its Interbet.com.ar brand, which has been live in Chaco province since 2014.The partnership means there are now 11 entities looking to secure one of seven igaming licences in the Argentine capital province, of which nine are joint ventures between local operators and international gaming companies.Last week bet365 partnered bingo hall operator Pasteko; Betway struck a deal with Bingo King and Codere agreed to work with gaming hall operator Iberargen.The trio join operators Flutter Entertainment (partnered with Bingo Pilar), William Hill (ArgenBingo), and The Stars Group (Atlantica de Juegos) and suppliers Playtech (Hotel Casino Tandil) and Intralot (BinBaires) in the licensing process.Two more local brands, Biyemas and Slots Machines SA, are also competing for licences, currently without an international partner.Operators and suppliers have until June 25 to register their intention to apply for one of the province’s 15-year igaming licences, which will allow them to roll out all product verticals. A 25% gross revenue tax rate has been set for the market once it opens. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Bingo Tags: Mobile Online Gambling OTB and Betting Shops TV Global Enterprises, operator of the Latin America-facing betting and gaming brand BetCris, has become the latest operator to join the race for one of Buenos Aires province’s seven igaming licences. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Regions: LATAM Argentina BetCris latest to enter Buenos Aires licensing process 11th June 2019 | By contenteditor Topics: Casino & games Legal & compliance Sports betting Strategy Bingo Email Address
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter The start of the NFL season brought Nevada back to the top in sports betting as players wagered $546.4m (£421.2m/€488.6m) on sports in September, helping total gaming revenue climb 6.8% to $1.06bn. Email Address Topics: Finance Sports betting Nevada retakes sportsbook crown with NFL’s return Regions: US Nevada Finance The start of the NFL season brought Nevada back to the top in sports betting as players wagered $546.4m (£421.2m/€488.6m) on sports in September, helping total gaming revenue climb 6.8% to $1.06bn.The sportsbook handle exceeded New Jersey’s total of $445.6m, the first time since June that Nevada has led the way in terms of amounts wagered. The two states narrowly fell short of a combined $1bn on sports bets.With the NFL’s return on 5 September and the first full month of collegiate games, American football dominated sportsbook revenue with $39.1m from a handle of $377.5m. Baseball was the next most popular sport, as bettors spent $122.4m on baseball bets, bringing in $7.6m for casinos.Parlay cards were the most profitable type of sports bet for Nevada casinos, producing $5.4m in revenue from $11.7m of bets.Read more on iGB North America. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter 31st October 2019 | By Daniel O’Boyle
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter The Attorney General of Oklahoma has thrown the future of two new tribal compacts into doubt by arguing that Governor Kevin Stitt didn’t have the authority to negotiate agreements for products not covered by the state’s tribal gaming regulations. The Attorney General of Oklahoma has thrown the future of two new tribal compacts into doubt by arguing that Governor Kevin Stitt didn’t have the authority to negotiate agreements for products not covered by the state’s tribal gaming regulations. Earlier this week Stitt announced that he had agreed new compacts with the the Otoe-Missouria Tribe and the Comanche Nation, allowing each to offer Class III gaming – including sports betting – at their casinos in the state.However AG Mike Hunter told iGB North America that the agreements were not authorized by Title 3A, Section 261 of the Oklahoma Tribal Gaming Act.“The governor has the authority to negotiate compacts with the tribes on behalf of the state,” Hunter noted.“However, only gaming activities authorized by the act may be the subject of a tribal gaming compact. Sports betting is not a prescribed ‘covered game’ under the act.”Read the full story on iGB North America. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Oklahoma AG casts doubt on legality of tribal compacts Email Address Regions: US Oklahoma Casino & games Topics: Casino & games Legal & compliance Sports betting Tribal gaming 23rd April 2020 | By contenteditor
18th June 2020 | By Daniel O’Boyle Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Gamblers in Nevada will be required to wear masks if they wish to play at gaming tables that do not have barriers in place, according to the latest safety regulations from the Nevada Gaming Control Board.In addition, updated regulations to prevent transmission of novel coronavirus (Covid-19) state that all casinos must make masks available to any customer who wants one.Casinos reopened on 4 June, after closing in March as the virus spread across the globe, but with several new restrictions for health and safety reasons.Operators are limited to half of their fire code occupancy, while player limits were set for table games at three players per blackjack table, six players per craps table, four players per roulette table and four players per poker table.Read more on iGB North America. Casino & games Topics: Casino & games Legal & compliance Regions: US Nevada Email Address AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Masks required at Nevada gaming tables Gamblers in Nevada will be required to wear masks if they wish to play at gaming tables that do not have barriers in place, according to the latest safety regulations from the Nevada Gaming Control Board.
30th June 2020 | By Daniel O’Boyle Legal & compliance AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Spelinspektionen: Licensees’ player protection plans lacking Tags: Online Gambling Topics: Legal & compliance Many operators licensed in Sweden have failed to develop fully comprehensive plans to prevent and deal with problem gambling, the Swedish Gaming Authority (Spelinspektionen) has said, after conducting a survey of operators’ duty of care plans. Many operators licensed in Sweden have failed to develop fully comprehensive plans to prevent and deal with problem gambling, the Swedish Gaming Inspectorate (Spelinspektionen) has said, after conducting a survey of operators’ duty of care plans.According to the Swedish Gaming Act, which came into effect on 1 January, 2019, all licensees have a duty of care to protect players against excessive gambling and help excessive gamblers to reduce their levels of play.Each is required to have an action plan setting out how it will deal with these issues and interact with players gambling beyond their means. All 67 licensed operators in Sweden submitted their duty of care action plan to Spelinspektionen for the survey in Spring 2020.Of these licensees, Spelinspektionen said ten failed to mention which indicators they used when monitoring players’ gambling.“The Gaming Inspectorate believes that it is necessary for the companies to identify and indicate which indicators the company believes that they need to follow to find players who show signs of exaggerated gambling,” Spelinspektionen said.The regulator said that ten duty of care plans also lacked a clear system for following up with players who show signs of excessive gambling.Spelinspektionen added that players who have previously self-excluded should be contacted by operators to ensure they were happy and playing sustainably. It said that “over half” of companies did this.The regulator also noted that the definition of “excessive gambling” in the Gambling Act is based on limits players set for themselves. In addition, it noted that constitutional advice on the bill determined that licensees should show extra vigilance with customers who have set particularly high deposit limits.“The survey shows that almost all companies, according to their action plans, take into account that increasing a player’s deposit limit is an indication of increased risk,” Spelinspektionen said. “However, it is also important that the companies pay special attention to those players who have set high limits (which they rarely or never reach) when creating accounts as these players are not caught by checks based on players reaching their limits or raising their limits.”Spelinspektionen also noted that a document it released preceding the Gaming Act notes three types of players: “pleasure players”, “at-risk players” and “problem players”. It said that at-risk players should “be referred to information intended to counteract risky gambling” and that “almost all” licensees had outlined a plan for this.When it came to reducing levels of play among excessive gamblers, the regulator again said that about ten licensees fell short, this time by failing to provide sufficient information about applying restrictions. It added that a further “handful” of licensees had “inadequate descriptions” of which restrictions to apply.Spelinspektionen said that on top of this, some licensees only applied restrictions if the player personally said they had a gambling problem and requested their accounts be limited.“The Gaming Inspectorate believes that the measures taken in this area are central to being able to fulfill the duty of care and that the action plans should be clearer to meet the requirements of the Gaming Act,” ot said.All licensees must strive for improvement in each of the aforementioned areas, it added.“The consequences of the companies not identifying relevant aspects of the duty of care and having incomplete action plans are that players do not have the protection required by the legislation,” Spelinspektionen explained. “It is therefore of utmost importance that companies take heed of this survey and, based on it, take relevant improvement measures in their respective action plans.”Sweden is set to introduce new mandatory deposit and bonus limits for casino games on 2 July. Deposits will be capped at SEK5,000 (£401/€459/$495) per week, while bonuses, which may only be offered once per player, will be limited to SEK100. Spelinspektionen have said the rules could prove difficult to implement in time and may help the unlicenced market more than they would enhance player protection. Regions: Europe Nordics Sweden Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Address
Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Horse racing Regions: Europe Nordics Sweden Swedish online operator association Branschföreningen för Onlinespel (BOS) has welcomed the decision by a government enquiry to recommend against a statutory betting levy for horse racing. Topics: Sports betting Regulation Horse racing 29th October 2020 | By Daniel O’Boyle BOS welcomes enquiry’s dismissal of racing levy Former racing monopoly AB Trav och Galopp (ATG) had previously called for a uniform betting levy to be paid by all operators offering bets on racing, citing the fact that currently it pays its annual surplus, around SEK2bn per year, to support the racing industry while other operators are not required to make similar payments. She noted that ATG still holds a 98% market share in horse racing and the fact that ATG’s own profits have increased since the Swedish market opened up as it was able to offer more verticals such as sports betting and casino. “Without our contribution, there is no prize money, no research, no breeder premiums and no maintenance of the courses,” ATG chief executive Hasse Lord Skarplöth said. BOS’s reaction follows an announcement by Anna-Lena Sörenson, head of the Swedish Gambling Market Enquiry, in business newspaper Dagens Industri that the fees would not be applied. ATG’s complaints prompted an enquiry led by Sörenson into whether a levy should be applied on racing betting. The Enquiry is set to make a decision on whether to apply a similar levy to bets on other sports, such as football or ice hockey, by 16 December. Hoffstedt said that, given the decision on horse racing, the logical decision would be to also reject this levy. Email Address AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Tags: BOS ATG AB Trav och Galopp Branschföreningen för Onlinespel Anna-Lena Sörenson However, Sörenson rejected this concept, arguing that the concern that re-regulated betting would lead to reduced income for the racing industry has not materialised after almost two years. “I welcome this sensible conclusion from the Enquiry,” he said. “On a principal level it regards whether one can own data that is open for everyone, it may be the outcome of a horse race, a presidential election or tomorrow’s weather. The answer to that question must be that there cannot be any ownership to such open and accessible information.” BOS secretary general Gustaf Hoffstedt, who holds a seat in the Gambling Market Enquiry’s expert group, said Sörenson made the right decision.
“The ever-changing restrictions coupled with curfews, which in particular have a seismic impact on our Grosvenor venues, have resulted in an exceptionally challenging first half for the group. I have remained incredibly impressed with our teams who have displayed high levels of professionalism and adaptability under the continuously changing circumstances. However, other operating costs of £124.3m – which easily outstripped additional operating income of £28.8m – meant that Rank’s operating loss for the half stood at £52.9m. Rank Group H1 revenue falls 55% as operator posts £48.6m loss “Despite the difficulties we are facing, they have continued, through a range of initiatives, to help our local communities, front line workers and those who are vulnerable.” 28th January 2021 | By Conor Mulheir Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter In 2020, the operator’s lenders agreed a 12-month extension of Rank’s existing debt waivers, under the condition that it held liquidity of £50m. With closing cash and available facilities of £128.3m, it was confident it would meet the liquidity test through the ongoing concern period. Chief executive John O’Reilly said significant affordability restrictions had a serious impact on digital revenue. Underlying operating loss for Rank – which does not include integration costs for Stride or other one-off expenses – came in at £41.8m for the half, after the same period last year saw an underlying profit of £58.7m. Mecca Bingo venues reported a loss of £6.1m, compared to a £15.5m profit in 2019, and its international venues showed a loss of £600,000, compared to a £4.2m profit in the previous year. The impact of Stride, new venues and permanent closures were worth another £20.7m in revenue. This meant Rank’s overall revenue amounted to £177.6m, down 55%. Of this total, £66m came from digital operations of the business, up 1%, and £90.9m came from the operator’s venues, down 70% on a like-for-like basis. The Rank Group saw revenue fall 55% in the first half of its 2020-21 fiscal year, with land-based closures resulting from novel coronavirus (Covid-19) exacerbated by the impact of new social responsibility measures on digital revenue. Following its successful £70m equity placing in November, combined with the support of lending banks, O’Reilly said he believes the business has the balance sheet strength to survive an extended period of closure. Total loss before taxation stood at £59.4m. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter A lack of firm guidance on when venues will be able to reopen meant the business continued to face uncertainty, he said, but the group remains focused on managing its liquidity position. For the same period in 2019, Rank posted an operating profit of £55.0m. After costs of sales totalling £135m, gross profit stood at £42.6m, down 76.8%. Regions: UK & Ireland Casino & games “There is no doubt that the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic has been far beyond anything we or any other leisure operator could have imagined or planned for,” said John O’Reilly, chief executive of Rank Group. Underlying like-for-like net gaming revenue in the six months to 31 December 2020 came to £156.9m, down 58% year-on-year. This does not factor in the acquisition and integration of Stride Gaming, new venues and permanent venue closures. Rank incurred a further £18.4m in central and corporate costs. The group’s Grosvenor venues posted a loss of £22.0m, compared to a £48.1m profit in H1 2019. Tags: The Rank Group Every segment of Grosvenor’s operations made a loss, including digital, which lost £5.8m, compared to an £8.1m profit in 2019. The business received £9.8m in tax credits for a post-tax loss of £49.6m, and after posting £1m in profit after tax from discontinued operations, its final loss stood at £48.6m, compared to a £39.8m profit the year before. He said the business had taken a stringent approach in applying affordability restrictions, particularly on higher staking customers, which impacted revenues in its UK-facing digital business in the half. The operator said the closure of its venues for much of H1 and restrictions on when they could reopen led to the reduction in net gaming revenue. Topics: Casino & games Finance Bingo Land-based casino Online casino H1 results 2020 Email Address
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Sports betting data provider Sportradar has signed a new data and content partnership with media conglomerate NBCUniversal’s Sports Regional Networks. Sportradar signs data and content partnership with NBC Uncategorized 13th May 2021 | By Conor Mulheir Sportradar said these products together enable NBC to drive more personalized storytelling based on the market and specific fan interests. As part of the deal, Sportradar will provide NBC with a suite of solutions and offerings from its Broadcast Services aimed at enhancing the company’s live-game sports coverage. Regions: US Read the full story on iGB North America. Email Address With access to Sportradar’s live data interface, NBC will be able to deliver faster data updates on-screen and better graphics to complement live game action, the supplier said. Topics: Uncategorized The networks will also gain access to specialized league data, allowing them to track deeper storylines throughout the course of a game. Tags: Sportradar NBCUniversal NBC Sports Regional Networks The expanded arrangement builds upon an existing betting data and content partnership between the two companies, through which NBC recently produced an alternative betting broadcast of a Chicago Bulls NBA game. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter
CricketLatest Sports NewsSports BusinessNewsSport Cricket TAGSBCCIBoard of Control for Cricket in Indiacricket AustraliaICCInternational Cricket Council SHARE Australian media outrageous as India forces Kangaroos to follow FTP Cricket Cricket By Kunal Dhyani – April 12, 2019 by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeSuresh Raina issues statement after arrest, says the incident in Mumbai was ‘unintentional’UndoPUBG Mobile Launch Date: Fresh Job Listings on LinkedIn suggest possible Release?UndoIPL 2020 : Srikanth and fans slams MS Dhoni, says ‘wasted 15 Cr on Jadhav & Chawla’UndoHowever, the BCCI’s stand that has compelled Australia to amend the plans for their home games has not gone well with the Australian media.Also Read: Plea to prevent BCCI from representing India dismissedBCCI ombudsman to decide quantum of Sreesanth’s punishment“India have flexed their financial and political muscle, forcing Cricket Australia to reshape its 2019-20 home fixture, which will now, incredibly, not feature a one-day international for the first time in more than 40 years,” writed Jon Pierik for Sydney Morning Herald. “It’s understood New Zealand Cricket has agreed to the series being postponed, although it’s another blow in the chequered history of the Chappell-Hadlee Trophy.“The decision also means there won’t be any ODIs in Australia next summer, for the three matches against the Black Caps were the only series scheduled. One-day internationals have been a staple of Australian home summers since the World Series Cricket revolution of 1977 and remain a highly-coveted television product despite attendances slipping.”Pakistan will visit Australia during the summer Down Under but there are no ODI fixtures. The tour will feature only two Tests and three Twenty20 internationals while Sri Lanka will open the season with three T20 internationals.Also Read: Trouble for BCCI CEO; CAB writes to SC amicus curiae against clean chitIPL 2019: BCCI ethics officer sends notice to Sourav GangulyICC World Cup 2019: BCCI spends ₹ 2 crore on match tickets WTC Final IND vs NZ: Virat Kohli displays his dancing skills on the beats of Bharat Army’s Dhol; Watch video Cricket RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Cricket ENG-W vs IND-W: Sneh Rana reveals England sledged a lot but we did not pay attention Euro 2020- Switzerland beat Turkey 3-1: Shaqiri’s brace keep Switzerland hopes alive; Turkey face exit from Euros Cricket WTC Final Day 3 Stumps: India remove Conway and Latham but Kiwis on top; NZ 101/2 (49 ovs) trail by 116 runs Australian media is crying foul as the Board of Control for Cricket in India has declined Cricket Australia’s request to postpone their scheduled three-match One-Day International series in January next year. Hosts BCCI instead has advised to advance the games by several days.The International Cricket Council’s Future Tours Programme has marked late January for Australia’s three-match ODI series in India. However, the Aussies wanted to defer the series to accommodate One Day Internationals at home against trans-Tasman rivals New Zealand, who will be in Australia for a Test series which ends with the New Year’s Test. Australia wanted to staple their traditional ODI fixtures with the Test Series, insisting India to defer the three games to sometime later in the year. PSL 2021 Qualifier 1 ISL vs MUL LIVE: best way to watch Islamabad United vs Multan Sultans Live Streaming in your country, India, Follow… BCCI Apex Council Meet: BCCI to bid for 3 major global events in next tournament cycle starting from 2024; Check Cricket Cricket YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Week|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsoredUndo WTC Final LIVE: Devon Conway continues red-hot form, slams fifty to provide New Zealand dream start PSL 2021 Eliminator 1 PES vs KAR LIVE: best way to watch Peshawar Zalmi vs Karachi Kings Live Streaming in your country, India, Follow Live update Previous articleDC vs KKR: Ponting hints at targeting Kolkata Knight Riders’ starsNext articleJapan replaces Olympics Minister after latest gaffe Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. Facebook Twitter WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 3 Live: South Africa lose early wickets; SA 50/3 (16.4 ov)- Follow Live Updates Football Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Tokyo Olympics: BCCI provides fuel in Indian Olympic flame, to contribute Rs 10 crore Latest Sports News