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Evolution gaming doubles revenues as new RNG optimisation roadmap begins

Evolution Gaming reports a period of high activity, as its gaming business continues to benefit from an expanded product catalogue and games selection.  The Stockholm Nasdaq games studio has attributed a ‘very strong global demand’ for live casino offerings as the primary factor behind its Q3 growth, which has seen its total operating revenues increase by 97% to €276 million …

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Fast Track debuts Singularity model

iGaming operators will be able to deliver 1:1 experiences to players following the launch of Fast Track’s Singularity model. The Singularity Model features an engine that observes every action the player makes in real time and uses machine learning and computations to establish a comprehensive player profile. Once a player profile has been created, the Singularity model tailors the content, …

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Scientific Games confirms $6bn cash sale of lottery division

Scientific Games Corporation (SGC) has announced this morning that it will sell its SG Lottery unit to Brookfield Business Partners and its institutional partners for a total sum of $6.05 billion.  The consideration will consist of $5.825 billion in cash and an earn-out of up to $225 million dependent on the achievement of specified EBITDA targets in 2022 and 2023. …

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EGBA welcomes Irish regulatory plans but expresses concern at free bet ban

Proposals to introduce a regulatory body to provide greater oversight of the Irish betting and gaming industry have been welcomed by the European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA), but the organisation remains concerned about some potential measures. Described as an ‘extremely powerful’ regulatory body by Ireland’s Minister of State for Law Reform, Youth Justice and Immigration, James Browne TD, the …

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SBC announces 2022 conference and exhibition calendar

SBC Events 2022 schedule

SBC has announced details of its in-person events programme for 2022, with betting and igaming industry conferences and exhibitions scheduled for Malta, London, New Jersey, Barcelona, Kyiv, and Cancún. The media and events specialist resumed its physical conferences in the second half of 2021 with a series of successful shows that provided the industry with new business opportunities and the …

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IBIA updates Optimum Betting Market study to address LatAm sector

The International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) has released Spanish and Portuguese language versions of its Optimum Betting Market study in recognition of the burgeoning Latin American sorts wagering sector. By updating the report, the IBIA hopes to ‘assist the development of betting regulation’ in countries in the region such as Brazil by assessing existing regulatory models in Colombia, Mexico and …

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Bally’s bulks up tech unit by acquiring Degree 53 

Bally’s Corporation continues its digital makeover announcing that it has agreed to acquire Manchester-based igaming innovation studio Degree 53, to help build-up its UX, design and technical capabilities.  Founded in 2013 by engineer Andrew Daniels, Degree 53 is a specialist agency in software, UX and app development for igaming and sports betting operators.  Degree 53 clients include Betfred, Scientific Games, …

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Howard League inquiry calls for CJS to overhaul its approach to problem gambling crimes 

The Howard League has called for an overhaul in how the UK’s Criminal Justice System (CJS) addresses ‘crimes linked to problem gambling’. The headline remark was made by the League’s ‘Commission on Crime and Problem Gambling’ – a research unit led by Lord Goldsmith QC, that has examined links between problem gambling and crimes committed during the past two-years.  Publishing …

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Europe accounts for 169 betting alerts in GLMS Q3 update

The Global Lottery Monitoring System (GLMS) has identified 358 suspicious sports betting alerts throughout the third quarter of 2021, with Europe accounting for the majority of alerts. Publishing its Q3 update, the GLMS reported that it was alerted to 169 cases of suspicious wagering activity in Europe – a trend which was demonstrated in its Q1 2021 report earlier this …

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GamCare cites ‘change, growth and challenges’ in final review of three-year strategy

Nearing the end of its three-year strategy, GamCare has highlighted the last 12 months of the initiative as ‘an incredible period of change, growth, and of course, recent challenge’, citing a number of major developments for both itself and the industry. Identifying a number of ‘key sector developments’ for 2020/21 in its Trustees Annual Review, the gambling harm awareness charity …

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