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California Sports Betting

article OP/ED: Legalized sports betting could generate millions for California as state considers cuts to public services (6/2/2020)
(California) -- There is much about the future of post-COVID-19 California that is unknown. But this we know with certainty: Cities across the state have been hit with...
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eSports

article Lamborghini is getting into esports. Wait. What? (6/2/2020)
(USA) -- Lamborghini has always tried to build its reputation around luxury, prestige, and speed. And starting this weekend, the company hopes to become synonymous with...
article FACEIT and VISA Plan $450K Esports Program, Launch Debit Card in Russia (6/2/2020)
(Russia) -- Tournament operator FACEIT and VISA will launch a $450K USD grassroots esports program in Russia, through new partner Gazprombank.
article How Unikrn’s UMode is levelling up gaming (6/2/2020)
(Internet) -- The world of competitive video gaming is easily one of the most underrated and exciting strands of the entertainment industry. Its roots in the world of...
article Gamers Getting Paid: Play One Up Raises $3.1M Seed From Three Curve, Pro Athletes (6/2/2020)
(Wall Street) -- Play One Up, an e-sports mobile app that allows gamers to compete for money, has raised $3.1 million in a seed round led by Three Curve Capital, the...
article Gambling Today: Esports Betting Keeps Climbing (6/1/2020)
(Internet) -- When the COVID-19 shutdown put a halt to March Madness, along with the NBA, NHL and MLB, it also crippled the billion-dollar sports betting industry that...
press release Esports Entertainment Group +9% after setting up shop in U.S. (5/26/2020)
(Wall Street) -- Esports Entertainment Group (NASDAQ:GMBL) announces the formation of a new wholly owned subsidiary called GMBL New Jersey for the express purpose of...
article Inter Miami goalkeeper Luis Robles invests in eSports betting site. This is why (5/22/2020)
(Internet) -- Among the lessons Luis Robles has learned while being quarantined during the COVID-19 pandemic is just how fanatical his Inter Miami teammates — and...
article Puerto Rico moves one step closer to esports regulation (5/20/2020)
(Puerto Rico) -- Esports looks to have emerged as a leading light amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and a near total shutdown of land-based activities and live...
article Amazon's Twitch leads a booming esports six-figure-salary job market in coronavirus era (5/19/2020)
(Internet) -- While baseball, basketball, soccer and pretty much every other sport on the planet remains shut down during the coronavirus pandemic, there's one corner of...
article Pandemic Brings Gaming Boom That Adds Billions to Makers’ Wealth (5/19/2020)
(Internet) -- Rapper Travis Scott zoomed onto stage riding an asteroid during a concert witnessed last month by British YouTube videographer Jon Hutchinson. The special...
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Fantasy Sports

article Matt Williams column: 'Ultimate' teams fill the fantasy sports void (6/2/2020)
(Massachusetts) -- Now 84 days of no sports, giving us way too much time to pass by playing video games... Confession time: I am something of a junkie when it comes to...
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Flutter Entertainment

article Parent Company Of FanDuel, Fox Bet Raises $1 Billion, With Eye On US Expansion (6/2/2020)
(USA) -- While the coronavirus pandemic has led to short-term discomfort for sports betting companies, the parent company of FanDuel and Fox Bet sees another angle:...
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Louisiana Gaming

article Louisiana Senate approves daily fantasy sports legislation (6/2/2020)
(Louisiana) -- On Friday, the Louisiana Senate approved a measure that will allow residents of the state to take part in real money online fantasy sports.
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New York Gaming

article Mobile sports gambling efforts in New York hit a speed bump (6/2/2020)
(New York) -- In order for New York State to even consider making provisions for legal online sports gambling, Spectrum Gaming Group must first submit a study on the...
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Oregon Gaming

article Oregon Sports Betting Market Could Soon Include Virtual Sports (6/2/2020)
(Oregon) -- Oregon may become the second state to add online virtual sports to its catalog of sports betting options. State gaming regulators have worked overtime to...
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Sports Betting

article Content Keeps Bettors Nearby as Gambling Companies Wait Out Hiatus (6/2/2020)
(USA) -- As the coronavirus pandemic shut down sports across the globe, theScore saw its sports betting handle dry up. Still, theScore CEO John Levy said engagement on...
article Sports Bettors’ Habits Change During Quarantine, And The Industry Adapts (5/22/2020)
(Internet) -- Even as sports like UFC, NASCAR, and the German Bundesliga start to reappear, the prevailing theme in the sports wagering industry during the COVID-19...
article BLOG: Off A Big Weekend, Sportsbooks Are Optimistic For Momentum Through The Summer (5/20/2020)
(USA) -- The sports gambling world came back to life last weekend thanks to UFC, NASCAR and golf being on TV again. One of these days or weeks, there will be summer NBA...
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Nevada Gaming

article Why Is There So Much Secrecy Around Nevada Online Poker Revenue? (6/1/2020)
(Nevada) -- Online poker was one of the few forms of gambling available during April, with all 989 US casinos closed by the coronavirus pandemic. Those shutdowns drove...
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Video Gaming

article NetEnt Suspends Street Fighter II Over Responsible Gambling Concerns (6/1/2020)
(Internet) -- NetEnt recently released their brand new slot called Street Fighter II: The World Warrior. However, just one week after its launch, the Swedish operator...
article EA Sports retains 'Madden NFL' exclusive video game rights (5/28/2020)
(Internet) -- The Madden NFL video game series will be the only game of its kind on the market for years to come after publisher Electronic Arts struck terms on a...
article NFL, EA pact positions Madden for takeoff with future consoles (5/28/2020)
(Internet) -- As the gaming world's landscape continues to change and a new frontier appears on the horizon, the NFL is sticking with its trusted partner. The NFL,...
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Washington, D.C. Gaming

article D.C. sports gambling gets off to a rocky start, but city agency says it’s ‘working as intended’ (6/1/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- Technical issues continued to plague GambetDC, Washington’s online entry to the legal sports gambling market, over its first weekend of...
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Massachusetts Gaming

article Massachusetts Lottery Director Says Online Games Critical for Future Success, COVID Expediting Need (5/31/2020)
(Massachusetts) -- Massachusetts Lottery Director Michael Sweeney says the state needs to authorize online games, otherwise the lottery as in current form could become...
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Facebook

article Facebook’s New App Wants Sports Fans Looking at Their Mobile Phones (5/29/2020)
(Internet) -- Facebook has created an app that’s designed to lure the eyeballs of sports fans from their televisions to their mobile devices. The app, dubbed Venue...
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Online Gaming

article Virus could lead more states to OK sports, online betting (5/29/2020)
(USA) -- The coronavirus pandemic could lead to a quicker expansion of sports betting and internet gambling in the U.S. as states deal with huge budget deficits and look...
article Led by bet365, top gambling websites traffic see monthly drop in April (5/20/2020)
(Internet) -- Yogonet latest data partnership with the online visibility management and content marketing SaaS platform, SEMrush, has brought the first results in terms...
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Online Poker

article Online poker betting hits a record high during the pandemic (5/29/2020)
(USA) -- With most sports leagues on hiatus and casinos across the country closed because of the coronavirus, a lot of people have been placing bets online from home,...
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Wire Act

article US AG Barr and DOJ File Reply Brief in Wire Act Case (5/27/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- Remember the Wire Act case? It was kind of a big deal before the coronavirus pandemic flipped everyone’s worlds upside down. The case of the...
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Connecticut Gaming

article BLOG: Will Swift Reopening Of Tribal Casinos Sour Online Gambling Negotiations In Connecticut? (5/26/2020)
(Connecticut) -- In less than a week, the two tribal casinos in Connecticut will reopen against the state government’s express wishes. Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun...
article COLUMN: Why not online gambling for Connecticut’s tribes? Drive-in casinos? (5/23/2020)
(Connecticut) -- I would generally caution against second-guessing and criticizing Gov. Ned Lamont for his fraught decision-making in the midst of this public health...
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DraftKings

article With no pro sports, DraftKings bets on fantasy, esports and ping pong (5/26/2020)
(Internet) -- The newly-public betting website DraftKings Inc. is delving deeper into e-sports and other nontraditional sporting activities as the coronavirus-driven...
article Soaring DraftKings Stock Makes Israeli Entrepreneur A Billionaire (5/18/2020)
(Worldwide) -- On Friday, DraftKings released its first quarterly earnings since the reverse merger last month that took the company public and gave fans a chance to...
article Soaring DraftKings Stock Makes Israeli Entrepreneur A Billionaire (5/18/2020)
(Worldwide) -- On Friday, DraftKings released its first quarterly earnings since the reverse merger last month that took the company public and gave fans a chance to...
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Macau Gaming

article Casino cities embrace online play or lose out: experts (5/25/2020)
(Macau) -- The coronavirus pandemic has been touted in some quarters as an opportunity for bricks and mortar casino operators and their host jurisdictions to re-examine...
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Michigan Gaming

article Michigan takes another step forward for potential 2020 online betting (5/25/2020)
(Michigan) -- Michigan originally planned on launching online sports betting in 2021. Now, there’s a chance it may be coming sooner. The Michigan Gaming and...
article Michigan Starts Vetting Online Gambling Suppliers; Launch Timeline Still Uncertain (5/18/2020)
(Michigan) -- Regulators in Michigan are laying the foundation for the pending launch of online gambling in their state. Per a press release issued last Friday, the...
article Michigan Gaming Control Board begins accepting online gaming supplier licensing forms (5/18/2020)
(Michigan) -- The Michigan Gaming Control Board has started accepting online gaming supplier licensing forms. The forms and related information can be found in a new...
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Poker

article Dan Bilzerian Accuses Daniel Cates of Being Subject of Bill Perkins Cheating Allegations (5/25/2020)
(USA) -- The Bill Perkins cheating allegations took a new turn Monday as Dan Bilzerian named Daniel Cates as the unnamed high-stakes pro implicated in the scandal.
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Pennsylvania Gaming

article Pa. board: Internet gaming soars (5/24/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- People may not have been able to walk into Pennsylvania casinos during April due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, but it doesn’t mean they...
article Despite uptick in some online gambling, casino revenues seeing a staggering drop (5/18/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- First, the good news for the Pennsylvania gaming industry: Revenue for online casino-type games skyrocketed 73 percent in April compared to the...
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Australia Gaming

article Problem gamblers go online as venue bets are off (5/23/2020)
(Australia) -- New figures have revealed people are increasingly gambling online since gaming venues across the territory were forced to close to help prevent the spread...
article Digital on the rise but land-based COVID struggle sees Aristocrat profit fall 12.8% in 1H20 (5/21/2020)
(Australia) -- Australian slot machine giant Aristocrat Leisure Limited reported a 12.8% decline in net profit after tax and before amortization to AU$368.1 million and...
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New Jersey Gaming

article Bridgeton man wins $1 million on Golden Nugget online slot game (5/23/2020)
(New Jersey) -- A Bridgeton man won $1 million on a single spin while playing a video slot game on Golden Nugget Online Casino. The man, identified as Scotty W., won the...
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UK Gambling

article Gamblers using bank apps to freeze accounts as they battle lockdown temptation (5/23/2020)
(UK) -- Thousands of gamblers are using banking apps to freeze their accounts as they battle lockdown temptation. Since last October addicts have been able to halt...
article Online gambling increases in Northampton during lockdown - and gamblers are spending more time and money, according to new report (5/21/2020)
(UK) -- Search interest in casinos online has soared in Northampton since the coronavirus lockdown began, according to Google. The town is in the search engine's top...
article Online casino searches at 'all-time high' during lockdown (5/20/2020)
(UK) -- Search interest in online casinos has hit an all-time high in the UK since lockdown began, data shows. Google Trends shows gambling has moved online amid the...
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Maryland Gaming

press release Online Gambling in Maryland – Will It Be Legal? (5/20/2020)
(Maryland) -- No one can deny the rapid growth of online gambling. Especially, if you look at the numbers. The market size of the sector is expected to grow by almost $...
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Indiana Gaming

article Indiana Sports Betting Market Set To Add Caesars Sportsbook App To Online Options (5/18/2020)
(Indiana) -- Indiana sports betting will get its seventh app this week after Caesars received approval from regulators to launch Tuesday. Officials from Caesars did not...
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Other News

article TheScore CEO John Levy on why sports betting is going mainstream (6/2/2020)
(Canada) -- Sports media and betting are on their way to being inextricably intertwined. “If you look at the traditional way sports betting has been launched in...
article IBIA signs MoU with Speel Verantwoord (6/2/2020)
(Netherlands) -- The International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) has struck a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Dutch online gambling trade association...
article Pariplay seals Estoril Sol partnership (6/2/2020)
(Portugal) -- iGaming content developer Pariplay has struck a supplier agreement with Estoril Sol Digital, the online arm of land-based casino operator Estoril Sol Group.
article FANDOM Appoint Segev LLP In iGaming Licence Endeavours (6/2/2020)
(British Columbia) -- FANDOM SPORTS Media has appointed Segev LLP as the lead lawyer on all global iGaming licencing endeavours. The Company will conduct a strategic...
article There are actually a ton of sports to bet on right now (5/19/2020)
(USA) -- In mid-March, when the sports world essentially shut itself completely down due to COVID-19, there was a gigantic void, not only for sports fans but for...
article There are actually a ton of sports to bet on right now (5/19/2020)
(USA) -- In mid-March, when the sports world essentially shut itself completely down due to COVID-19, there was a gigantic void, not only for sports fans but for...
article Danish gamblers not shifting their pandemic action online (5/13/2020)
(Europe) -- Denmark’s gamblers aren’t shifting their action online despite the mass closure of retail gambling options, while Spain’s government says...
article Portugal iGaming Dashboard - Q1 2020 (5/7/2020)
(Portugal) -- Portugal’s regulated operators generated their highest ever quarterly revenue total of €69.8m in the first three months of 2020, 47% up year-on-...
article Stadtcasino Baden generates CHF7.6m from igaming in 2019 (5/7/2020)
(Switzerland) -- Switzerland’s Stadtcasino Baden Group, operator of Grand Casino Baden and co-owner of Casino Davos, has revealed that it generated revenue of CHF7...
article Argentina’s online gaming market just hit a brick wall (5/7/2020)
(Argentina) -- Possibly taking a cue from Sheldon Adelson’s playbook, retail casino operators in Argentina just delivered a huge blow to the nascent online gaming...
article ICE North America Digital unveils final speakers and sponsors (5/5/2020)
(USA) -- Clarion Gaming’s ICE North America Digital has unveiled its final line-up of speakers and sponsors as the number of attendees passes the 1,700 mark. The...
article Is Sports Betting Losing the Race to Gambling Online? (4/26/2020)
(USA) -- For a long time, Nevada was the single US state where conventional sports betting was permissible. Since the US Supreme Court ruled in favor of New Jersey...
article Online gambling syndicate in PJ crippled with 12 arrests (4/26/2020)
(Malaysia) -- Police crippled a lucrative online gambling syndicate run by foreigners about two months after it started luring in gamblers. Petaling Jaya OPCD Asst Comm...
article Locked Down With A Stimulus Check And Online Casinos, Gambling Addicts Face A 'Perfect Storm' (4/25/2020)
(USA) -- Bob* only ever had to travel four miles to go to the casino. When the coronavirus pandemic shut it down, his gambling got even closer to home. Before March 13,...
article Italy’s retail gaming reopening timeline; no online casino surge (4/23/2020)
(Italy) -- Italy’s retail gambling operators are preparing to restart their operations while the country’s online operators say they haven’t seen the...
article 'It's like New Year's every day' – lockdowns drive increase in booze and pot sales (4/20/2020)
(New York) -- Locked in and locked down, American consumers are turning more to their favorite "vices." With the initial surge of panic buying over, wine and...
article Popularity of online gaming platforms in India increases during lockdown (4/18/2020)
(India) -- With India under lockdown since March 24, 2020 to slow down the Coronavirus covid-19 pandemic, Indian citizens are looking for options to entertain themselves...
article FanDuel Weathering Sports Shutdown Thanks To Horse Racing, Online Casino (4/17/2020)
(USA) -- FanDuel parent company Flutter reported a mere 8% year-on-year drop in US revenues for the four weeks after sports shut down March 15. The company said sports...
article Pandemic pushing states to reconsider online lottery sales (4/16/2020)
(USA) -- US state lotteries are taking a fresh look at the concept of selling tickets and other lottery products online as the COVID-19 pandemic decimates retail sales.
article The popularity of Live Casino Gambling in the World (4/11/2020)
(Worldwide) -- Technology helped the man land on the Moon, fly like a bird and connect all over the world. But, when it comes to the gambling industry, the internet was...

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