Category: news

  • 2023 Shaping Up To Be A Pivotal Year For U.S. Online Poker

    2023 Shaping Up To Be A Pivotal Year For U.S. Online Poker

    Long before sports betting, online poker was the online gambling product everyone wanted to legalize. But poker’s paltry revenue compared to sports betting and online casinos has made the product an afterthought in statehouses and corporate headquarters.  Meanwhile, poker players continue to pine for the good old days when tens of millions of poker players […]

  • FDJ agrees to acquire ZEturf Group in €175m deal

    FDJ agrees to acquire ZEturf Group in €175m deal

    French national lottery operator Française des Jeux (FDJ) has agreed to acquire online horse racing and sports betting brand ZEturf Group. The transaction places ZEturf’s value at €175.0m (£152.7m/$181.0m), with FDJ saying that additional consideration may be paid depending on performance in 2023. The announcement comes after FDJ in September entered into exclusive negotiations over a potential […]

  • 3 Oaks Gaming partners with Hub88

    3 Oaks Gaming partners with Hub88

    3 Oaks Gaming has signed a content integration agreement that will see its portfolio of slots go live with platform provider Hub88, a subsidiary of Yolo Investments. This deal will see Hub88’s innovative platform play host to the distributor’s exciting slots content, including games such as Sun of Egypt 3, Hit the Gold and Green […]

  • Codere Online losses widen despite revenue growth

    Codere Online losses widen despite revenue growth

    Online gaming operator Codere Online has announced that losses increased 73% quarter-on-quarter from €6.7m (£5.8m/ $7.0m) to €11.6m in Q3 despite revenue growth on both a sequential and annual basis. Much of the increased losses can be explained by increased marketing spend. Codere spent €5m more on marketing in Q3 than it did in Q2, […]

  • Sportradar publishes Q3 financial results

    Sportradar publishes Q3 financial results

    Sportradar Group AG has published financial results for its third quarter ended September 30 2022. Third Quarter 2022 Highlights Revenue in the third quarter of 2022 increased 31% to €178.8 million ($175.2 million)1 compared with the third quarter of 2021. 2022 year-to-date revenue grew 28% compared to the same nine months in 2021. The RoW […]

  • Updating payments for the smartphone revolution

    Updating payments for the smartphone revolution

    What will it take to align US gaming payments with the wider ecommerce ecosystem? iGB talks to Global Payments president Christopher Justice to find out. On 9 January 2007, Steve Jobs walked onto stage at the MacWorld Expo with a little black piece of glass and metal in his hand. “We’re gonna make some history […]

  • Ireland creates regulator and bans free-bets, daytime advertising

    Ireland creates regulator and bans free-bets, daytime advertising

    A number of gambling reform measures are slated for implementation in Ireland as the government has approved a new Gambling Regulation Bill. The legislation, which is led by the minister of state for law reform James Browne, will create the framework for the new licensing and regulatory regime in the sector. A new statutory authority […]

  • SUZOHAPP terminals to launch at Mohegan’s Niagara properties

    SUZOHAPP terminals to launch at Mohegan’s Niagara properties

    SUZOHAPP’s latest installation of sports betting terminals in Ontario will be in partnership with Mohegan and RBY Gaming. SUZOHAPP’s terminals, with full approval from the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario, will be the betting terminals at Fallsview Casino Resort and Casino Niagara when the two properties launch sports betting and continue to further their […]

  • GiG secures ISO 20000 certification

    GiG secures ISO 20000 certification

    Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) has been awarded the ISO 20000 certification for its platform, following an extensive review of its internal service management system, framework and practices. As an internationally recognised mark of quality, the certification awarded by the International Organisation for Standardization (ISO) and International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), demonstrates an organisation’s ability to efficiently […]

  • Uefa launches anti-match-fixing education initiative

    Uefa launches anti-match-fixing education initiative

    Uefa, football’s governing body in Europe, has launched a new education programme in an effort to tackle match-fixing issues in the sport. Organised by Uefa in collaboration with the University of Lausanne’s (UNIL) School of Criminal Justice, Fight the Fix (FTF) will support national associations’ integrity officers and representatives of institutions involved in fighting match-fixing. […]