North America

Perelman fund reviews majority shareholding in Scientific Games

MacAndrews & Forbes, the investment fund of American billionaire Ronald Perelman, has filed an SEC note informing that it is exploring a full divestment of its shareholding in Scientific Games Corporation (SGC).  The wholly-owned fund of finance tycoon Perelman has placed its 39% shareholding in SGC under review, but underlined that it has yet to determine a future outcome for …

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All-in Global: ‘Fantastyc’ markets around the world

All-in Global, the number one language service provider in the gaming industry, has gathered the most relevant data to highlight hot fantasy markets for SBC News readers, and advise interested companies on how to prepare “local” fantasy content. In 2019, it was estimated that almost 46 million adults (18+) played fantasy sports in the US. In comparison, the Fantasy Premier …

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Federal or provincial… Canada stuck at regulatory crossroads

Canada’s continued resistance towards legalising a ‘single sports betting’ framework has perplexed industry observers, as a subject matter that has all political party support, professional sports’ blessings and a ready-made audience.  One-by-one as US states regulate sports wagering, the Great White North continues its slumber on adopting some form of a modern sport betting framework, replacing its antiquated parlay systems. …

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SBC Digital Summit North America’s stellar line-up brings together betting & gaming industry’s major players

SBC Digital Summit North America Speakers

SBC Digital Summit North America gets underway on Tuesday July 14, when all the major international and U.S. betting & gaming operators will be joined by leading suppliers, affiliates, regulators, and sports organizations for three days of high-level content, networking and product showcases.  The virtual conference and exhibition features a stellar 100-strong speaker roster, giving delegates the opportunity to learn …

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Covid uncertainties see G2E 2020 cancelled

The 2020 Global Gaming Expo (G2E 2020), organised by the American Gaming Association (AGA) and partner Reed Exhibitions has been cancelled due to the continuing uncertainties of event impacts caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The move to cancel the event, commonly known as ‘G2E Vegas’ and set to take place at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in the city in early October, …

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GVC and MGM activate $450m playbook for JV prospects

Shareholders of GVC Holdings and MGM Resorts have sanctioned a further funding round in joint-venture property ROAR Digital, increasing investment in the US market venture to $450 million. The funding is approved to accelerate ROAR’s flagship sportsbook property of BetMGM, which since its launch in 2018 is on track to operate in 11 US states by the end of year …

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Virtual Live Racing builds US presence with Joey D Michaels appointment

Virtual Live Racing (VLR) has strengthened its senior leadership team after naming online betting and racing industry executive Joey D Michaels as new VP of Business Development. Michaels, who has 35 years of experience in senior management roles within the racing industry, will take charge of establishing new relationships with track owners across the US. In addition, he will also …

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Spotlight Sports Group enhances US content

Spotlight Sports Group has revealed plans to grow its content portfolio with more in-depth analysis, pre-game and in-game statistics and picks for the four major US sports. The new content will be aimed at both retail outlets and online sportsbooks, having been designed to ‘educate and reach new customers across the US’ as more states continue to legalise sports betting. …

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SBC Digital Summit North America to examine key challenges for the land-based industry

SBC Digital Summit North America

The Land-Based track at SBC Digital Summit North America will see senior executives share their ideas for how sportsbooks, tribal casinos, and lotteries can bounce back from the financial damage caused by the COVID-19 shutdown. The North American edition of SBC’s highly-successful virtual conference and exhibition series takes place on July 14-16 2020, with content and associated networking sessions from …

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Betfair US 2020 – Biden takes pole position but punters side with Trump

Fourth of July celebrations could not hide President Donald Trump’s struggles to retain his administration, as Betfair Politics stated that Joe Biden is now 8/11 favourite to win the upcoming US 2020 Presidential Election (3 November). Tracking a ‘nightmare June’ for Trump, in which his Presidency has been scarred by the social unrest caused by the COVID-19 lockdown and Black …

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