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EveryMatrix files application for New Jersey gaming licence

New Jersey

EveryMatrix has applied for a licence with the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) to supply casino operators in the Garden State through its iGaming integration platform and gaming aggregator, CasinoEngine. The technology provider has filed an application to service the state where gross gaming revenue (GGR) for online casino is approaching $1 billion for 2020, including a record …

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GAN acquires Coolbet for €150m to accelerate sportsbook ambitions

GAN Plc has reached a ‘definitive agreement’ to acquire Malta-licensed operator ‘Coolbet’ for a total consideration of €149 million. The igaming software supplier will acquire Coolbet from its operating firm Vincent Group Malta, which will see it takeover the operator’s brand IP, trading and proprietary software assets.  Updating investors, GAN branded Coolbet one of the fastest-growing European B2C operators, who …

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CrustLab: Pairing industry ‘know-how’ with software expertise


Many companies have the technical capacity to deliver custom software for web development and mobile applications, yet delivering solutions specifically tailored to the gambling industry can often come with a different set of challenges.  Adam Gontarz, CEO of CrustLab, explains why his company’s ‘industry know-how’ stands it apart from the competition, before discussing the impact of Apple guidelines, the size …

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Triggy links with Pinnacle to launch live score app

Triggy AB has teamed up with Pinnacle to launch a new branded live score app for the operator which will help drive both customer acquisition and retention. Through the ‘Pinnacle Live Soccer Scores’ app, players will be able to follow games and teams to get personalised, relevant push notifications. Björn Nilsson, co-founder at Triggy AB, commented: “The release of ‘Pinnacle …

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Martin Lycka – O Canada when will you revamp sports betting?

Despite all the sports betting regulatory action in the US following last week’s votes, GVC Holdings Senior Vice President of US Regulatory Affairs & Responsible Gambling Martin Lycka is looking at the reaction further north. The fearless men who stand on guard at the Ontario border, through snow, wind and sleet, noticed something rapidly whirling through the plains of Michigan …

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GVC promotes Martin Lycka to lead US regulatory affairs

Martin Lycka

GVC Holdings has continued to restructure its global senior management team after confirming the promotion of Martin Lycka to the newly created role of ‘Senior Vice President of US Regulatory Affairs & Responsible Gambling’. Lycka has formally served as GVC’s Director of Regulatory Affairs (2018-2020), leading the FTSE100 firm’s management of regulatory stakeholders, group-wide licensing requirements and compliance controls and …

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Suitors await Caesars call on William Hill’s ‘non-US’ assets

City news sources report that New York investment fund Apollo Global Management will bid to acquire William Hill Plc’s ‘non-US assets’, as the FTSE250 firm moves to merge with US strategic partner Caesars Entertainment. Apollo had formally announced its intentions to bid for an outright acquisition of William Hill. However, the investment fund’s pursuit of the heritage UK betting group …

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Oddschecker US election traffic trumps 2016 figures

As the US election has dominated the news over the last few days, oddschecker has revealed that the election night on 4 November 2020 was the highest day for traffic in its 21-year history. The affiliate stated that the traffic on election night was 19.4% higher than its previous highest day, which was 14 April 2018 for the Aintree Grand …

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Inside Edge ‘Masters 2020’ special: The race for the green jacket

Masters - May 31, 2019 - USA - Tiger Woods celebrates after winning the Masters last month, his fifth title at Augusta National and his 15th major championship. (Credit Image: © TNS via ZUMA Wire)

It seems like a lifetime since we saw Tiger Woods in Sunday red punching the air at Augusta upon winning his 15th major at The Masters, writes Nick Haynes from Form Labs. In all fairness, it has been the longest break between two Masters tournaments since World War II. Yet speaking of breaks, we have the international football break coming …

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GiG Media MD Jonas Warrer reflects on Q3 growth


You may have read about the full company Q3 results for Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) this week, but how about a closer look at GiG Media – the media arm of the business driving growth for igaming clients by generating leads through its digital marketing channels. We got some more feedback from GiG Media’s Managing Director Jonas Warrer (pictured), as …

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