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Scientific Games announces raft of casino system installations

Scientific Games has announced that its casino management system has gone live with the first of 28 casinos, as part of a new deal with the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission (AGLC) The “comprehensive agreement” will see the company install its SDS slot accounting and player tracking system, an integrated system that monitors slot machines, other gaming devices and player gaming …

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Caesars forms heavyweight Advisory Committee to lead Japan bid

US gambling operator Caesars Entertainment is increasing its focus on winning a Japan ‘integrated resorts’ licence, forming a strategic ‘Japan Advisory Committee’. Global gambling stakeholders are closely monitoring Japan movements, as the Shinzo Abe government drafts the new ‘Integrated Resorts’ bill, allowing for Japan’s first casinos to be operated in ‘selected large-scale’ leisure complexes, which will cater for hotels, gaming …

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GAN and SBTECH form strategic US partnership

Updating the market, B2B gambling enterprise turnkey systems provider GAN has confirmed that it has entered a strategic US services partnership with betting platform and software supplier SBTECH.  The partnership will see SBTECH’s sports betting provisions integrated within GAN’s enterprise platform software ‘GameSTACK’. Moving forward, GAN management will be able to offer sports betting services to ‘select partners’ of its …

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Betradar to launch sports betting solutions for US market

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Betradar has detailed plans to launch “a comprehensive range of tools and services” to companies looking to provide sports betting in a post PASPA United States. Acknowledging a variety of permutations could yet impact the landscape following the Supreme Court ruling, it was detailed that existing operators, in addition to new entrants, could benefit from the firm’s expertise in navigating …

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Bill Healey – LetBet – Preparing for a new future

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Blockchain-based online gambling platform LetBet is the latest company to tap into the hype surrounding cryptocurrency, as it takes the first steps to unveil its own digital currency, entitled LBT. The new currency has been touted as a solution to the delayed payout systems of traditional gambling sites, as well as a way to remove the third party element, and …

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Betting on Football casts its eye over the sports betting world

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Betting on Football 2018, held at Stamford Bridge from 20-23 March, will demonstrate its international appeal by delivering updates around the biggest sports betting jurisdictions. Global Market Profiles, which takes place on the first full day of #bofcon2018 on Wednesday 21 March, is one of five main tracks at the event, which will feature a total of more than 40 …

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New Jersey’s PASPA repeal becomes a high stakes ruling for all US states

The Supreme Court Justices’ review of New Jersey repealing the provisions of the 1992 ‘Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA)’, has become a high stakes battle for all federal US states. A report published by US gambling research consultancy Eilers & Krejcik Gaming has indicated that 18 states may move to introduce licensed sports betting bills, with 11 having …

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Stars Group appoints Observer to its Board of Directors

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The Stars Group Inc. has announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Mr. Tang Hao and his affiliated entity Discovery Key Investments Limited. Mr. Tang Hao currently holds 26,455,200 common shares of the Company, representing approximately 17.9% of the outstanding common shares of The Stars Group. In connection with that agreement, Melvin Yanmin Zhang has been appointed …

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Happy Pay boosts jackpots with RISQ deal

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London-based tech firm RISQ has announced a new deal with Happy Pay that will boost the jackpots of the game developer up to a record level of £25 million. RISQ’s insurance-backed solution enables the creation of non-networked prizes across a wide range of game types and channels. Since launching with RISQ at the start of January, Happy Pay’s operating partners have …

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Income Access in first of its kind deal with Michigan Lottery

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Michigan Lottery has launched an affiliate program with Income Access, in a deal that represents the first of its kind for an American state lottery brand. Income Access, Paysafe’s marketing technology and services provider, will power the firm via its tracking and analytics platform. Through the integration, members of the Michigan Lottery affiliate program will be enabled to promote “one …

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