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Domino effect… CGA wants Canada to pop next for sports betting

Canada’s pro sports betting lobby has been reinvigorated by this week’s US Supreme Court repeal of PASPA federal laws. Following Monday’s SCOTUS judgement, the Canadian Gaming Association (CGA) issued a fast response welcoming PASPA’s repeal, which will open the US to state-sanctioned sports betting. CGA governance will now push Canada’s governing Liberal Party, to review the nations gambling code following …

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SBC Global launches Americas dedicated website

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Sports betting event organiser and media company SBC Global has launched a brand new website this week dedicated to covering news and developments in the burgeoning Americas markets. SBC Americas (www.sbcamericas.com) will specialise in all aspects of sportsbook, betting, gaming and gambling in the Americas including North, Central, Latin and South America as well as Canada and the Caribbean. Joining …

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Ontario policy veteran Paul Burns takes Canada CGA leadership

The Canadian Gaming Association (CGA) has confirmed the appointment of Paul Burns as new President and Chief Executive Officer of its trade and industry representative body. Burns was a founding member of the CGA, and has acted as a key stakeholder in the organisations initiatives and policy acting as Vice President of Affairs since 2015. A 20-year Canadian gambling executive, …

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OPTIMA – the choice for those who want to lead and be different

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Sports betting and gaming solutions provider OPTIMA enjoyed a frantic end to 2017, completing two key deals in addition to scooping the SBC Award for Standalone Platform Provider of the Year. Beginning the new year where they left off the old, Jacob Lopez, OPTIMA Chief Executive Officer, spoke to SBC at last week’s ICE Totally Gaming held at the ExCeL …

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Gambling.com enters regulated United States market

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Gambling.com has revealed the latest arm of its global expansion, with the release of a localised version of its site in the United States. The group has detailed that this is the first step of its plan to take market share in the growing, regulated US online gambling market. Kevin McCrystle, Chief Operating Officer for Gambling.com Group, said “Gambling.com USA is …

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OPTIMA – The continued growth of the serverless solution

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Betting solutions provider OPTIMA concluded a successful 2017 by not only agreeing a deal to supply Betfred with its Multi-Channel Gaming Suite platform, but also by being crowned Standalone Platform Provider of the Year at the SBC Awards.    OPTIMA received the award, which its CEO Jacob Lopez described as “a great accomplishment” in the same month that it also reached a …

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Scientific Games secures unanimous Yes Vote for NYX deal closure

Nasdaq-listed industry technology supplier Scientific Games Corporation (SGC) has today confirmed that it has secured the outright approval of NYX Gaming shareholders to acquire the business for $630 million. Since November, SGC governance has moved buy-up shares in Toronto TSX-listed NYX as the technology group seeks to accelerate the growth of its digital services and operations. Updating the market, SGC …

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Three way partnership results in Atlantic Lottery relaunch

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A new three way partnership between IWG, Scientific Games and Atlantic Lottery, is to result in a relaunch of the Canadian Lottery’s entire online instant win offering. Scientific Games is set to provide an omni channel gaming system, which is to integrate with the IWG Progressive Play Remote Gaming Server (RGS), giving users access to both IWG and third party …

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FIFA seeks ‘stronger ethical code’ for its World Cup 2026 bidding process

FIFA governance has presented its official guiding mandate for the bidding process to host its 2026 World Cup tournament. World football’s governing body has presented its official guidelines to the committees representing North America’s joint bid of USA-Canada-Mexico competing against Morocco for the right to host football’s biggest tournament. Presenting a 35-page document, FIFA governance has made bidding parties’ aware of key …

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New business & partnerships deliver for Paysafe Group this H1 2017

Publishing its H1 2017 interim results, digital payments services provider Paysafe Group plc has reported an 11% increase in group revenues to $538 million. The leading industry payments provider, Paysafe is currently the subject of a £3 billion takeover deal by the combination of private equity firms CVC Capital and Blackstone (bid proposed on August 2017). Closing its H1 2017, …

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