Tag Archives: USA

Worldpay & Paysafe form ‘breakthrough collaboration’ for fast changing US gambling scene

Seeking to deliver the best payment systems and digital transaction services for the radically alerted US gambling market post-PASPA, Worldpay Inc and Paysafe Group have this morning confirmed the development of a ‘strategic collaboration’. The two leading players in digital financial services, state that they will collaborate to enhance US gambling’s operational value chain for all current and future stakeholders. …

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DraftKings enhances New Jersey footprint

DraftKings has partnered with the Resorts Casino Hotel, the first casino hotel in New Jersey, for the launch of a premium sports betting experience at the venue. The operator has announced that the sports betting venue, which is set to open its doors in at the end of this month is nearing completion, pending approval from the Division of Gaming Enforcement. …

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6 of the Best – Scout Gaming Group’s Joakim Renman

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This week’s 6 of the Best comes from Joakim Renman, Commercial Director at Scout Gaming Group. Continue reading to discover which iconic World Cup is a particular sporting highlight, which rapper with a messiah complex stands out from the crowd and who wins out of the Thailand vs USA dilemma. Best Holiday It’s a close race between Thailand and USA. …

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NFL opens to casino advertising with caveats

The NFL is set to allow land-based casino operators the right to sponsor its team franchises, lifting the league’s long-standing ban on gambling advertising/marketing. Last week, NFL Chief Media Officer Brian Rolapp revealed at a business conference that league governance would permit casino advertising during NFL 2018/19 games. The decision to allow casino advertising has been undertaken by the NFL’s …

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The Stars Group eyes all possibilities to maximise US growth

Having outlined that he was “very pleased” with The Stars Group interim performance, Group CEO Rafi Ashkenazi, states that he is open to further partnerships when it comes to capitalising on US expansion. Pending CMA approval, The Stars Group is on the brink of completing its $4.7 billion acquisition of Sky Bet, a transaction that will significantly strengthen its sports betting capabilities, …

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Winning Post: Complications continue over Italian regulations

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Australia: betting market – new (Aussie) rules? In Australia, the coming of POC taxes, combined with the tightening of online gaming regulations, has been well reported. But now we can see it starting to shape the Australian market through financial results, especially given the wave of consolidation – and market exits. While the majority of operators are seeing these developments …

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Paddy Power Betfair positive on performance despite facing new international realities

FTSE100 betting group Paddy Power Betfair Plc (PPB) has readjusted its full-year 2018 underlying EBITDA to be between £460 – 480 million range, detailing that its momentum will be impacted by the introduction of ‘new taxes in Australia and costs incurred by its acquisition of US fantasy sports operator FanDuel’. Despite the cost adjustments, PPB governance declares positive interim H1 …

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ESSA reveals US vision as 62 suspicious alerts raised in Q2

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ESSA has reported a total of 62 cases of suspicious betting to the relevant authorities during the second quarter of 2018, involving eight different sports. The international betting integrity body highlights the vast majority (44) emanated from tennis, with football next in line with 12 suspicious alerts, followed by bowls, handball, boxing, basketball, beach volleyball and esports which had one …

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The World Cup’s Finest with SBC Global MD Andrew McCarron

In The World Cup’s Finest we ask various individuals to delve into their own personal history of football’s quadrennial showpiece extravaganza, selecting a number of favourites as well as revealing what is their very first World Cup memory. For the final entry in our summer series we have looked internally, with our Managing Director Andrew McCarron the final entrant in …

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Paddy Power Betfair confirms FanDuel merger for US expansion

Paddy Power Betfair and FanDuel have confirmed the creation of a new operator to the US market, merging its Betfair US brand with renowned daily fantasy sports operator FanDuel. The combination enriches the potential online betting experience in the US, and creates the largest online sports destination in the country, with a range of products and experiences for all sports fans. FanDuel …

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