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Juniper study predicts DFS consumer spend will double by 2021

A new study from Juniper Research has predicted that consumer spend on daily fantasy sports (DFS) will double from $2.6 billion in 2016 to $5.3 billion by 2021. Juniper also anticipates that FanDuel and DraftKings, two companies that were referenced in the study and represent a combined 90% market share, will merge imminently to consolidate their dominance. North America continues …

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TonyBet pushes into Lithuania with NYX OGS

Online operator TonyBet has turned to technology supplier NYX Gaming Group to launch its NYX Open Gaming System (OGS) to service the regulated markets in Lithuania, Estonia, Denmark and UK. This is the first operator launch for NYX Gaming Group in the regulated market of Lithuania which gives NYX the ability to deliver its portfolio of slots and table game titles …

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SBTech celebrating ‘very strong and successful year’ at Super Show

Sportsbetting supplier SBTech is to showcase its cutting-edge product portfolio at the iGaming Super Show in Amsterdam June 7th – 10th at stand B60. SBTech believes combination of localised offerings, expert legal oversight, versatile tools and expert industry knowledge has positioned it as a ‘world-leading sportsbetting provider’. This is shown be the wide geographical spread of its operating partners, who are based in the …

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Yggdrasil Gaming to continue push into UK

Yggdrasil Gaming has further expansion plans for the UK to build on the slot developer’s strong start to 2016. The Swedish firm went live in the UK in Q1 and CEO Fredrik Elmqvist wants to see Yggdrasil’s games get a wider reach in the market. He commented: “We are already live with six operators in the UK and there will …

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Bookmakers lick wounds after ‘Worst Ever Cheltenham’

As Cheltenham Festival organisers clean the stands and pull-down the hospitality tents, UK and Irish bookmakers have left this year’s racing spectacle bruised and battered. Returning to their offices, bookmakers will have to fork out an expensive festival tab of + £60 million as punters cashed in on multiple favourites. Suffering a severe post-festival come-down, nearly all bookmaker PR teams have …

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Aspire Global expands casino offering with Microgaming’s Quickfire platform

Malta-based online gaming operator Aspire Global has signed an agreement for Quickfire, powered by Microgaming. Later this month, Aspire Global will go live with the Quickfire platform, adding Microgaming’s popular titles to its existing content portfolio and enabling its white label partners, and their players, to enjoy games such as Game of Thrones™, Thunderstruck, Terminator 2™ and plenty more. Aspire Global and …

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DraftKings agrees Premier League club partnerships ahead of UK launch

It has been announced that daily fantasy sports operator DraftKings has bagged itself deals with three Premier League clubs including Liverpool, Arsenal and Watford. DraftKings had been set to launch in the UK in late 2015 but this was delayed until early 2016, with a further detailed announcement expected in the very near future. The company has been fighting legal battles …

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Racing UK launches HD channel

Racing UK has announced that it is to become the first dedicated horseracing channel to offer high definition coverage to its UK viewers. The HD service will go live on March 7th on Sky channel 432. Over 600 race meetings per year will be broadcast in all their glory, including all 28 races from the Cheltenham Festival which gets started …

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UKGC pushes for fee amendments

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) is planning to advise the government to amend the current fees regulations, in order to take account of the significant changes in the population of operators that it regulates and to address identified problems in the current fees structure. The UKGC  is therefore developing its advice to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. The commission …

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888 reports strong momentum in sports betting

888 Holdings has seen like for like revenue increased by 9% to US$244.9m for the first half of the year, helped in a small part by a strong performance in its fledgling sports betting business. Adjusted EBITDA at the firm decreased by 17% to US$40.9m, but the firm has billed this as an impressive result given the introduction of UK …

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