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    The UK’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has warned William Hill and Flutter Entertainment to refine how their advertising targeting strategies, after promotions for each operator appeared in an app seen as being of particular appeal to minors.

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    Scientific Games has cited growth across its lottery and social businesses as key drivers of a year-on-year increase in revenue during the first quarter, while the supplier was also able to slash its net loss for the period.

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    SciPlay, the former social games subsidiary of Scientific Games, has begun trading on the Nasdaq Stock Market as part of its initial public offering (IPO). A total of 22m shares of Class A common stock have been made available at $16 per share.

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    SciPlay, the social gaming subsidiary of Scientific Games, has set out details of an initial public offering (IPO) of its Class A common stock with the aim of raising up to $352m (£270.7m/€313.0m).

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    SciPlay Corporation, the social gaming subsidiary of Scientific Games, has filed a registration statement with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for a proposed initial public offering (IPO) of a minority interest in its business.

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    London-listed online bingo and casino operator JPJ Group has credited efforts to diversify its geographic footprint with helping the business report record revenue and earnings in 2018. Revenue for the year ended December 31, 2018 was up 10% year-on-year at £319.6m (€373.5m/$424.0m), the highest full-year figure since the business was formed in 2014.

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    Social casino studio KamaGames has reported a 33% increase in revenue for 2018, with the Pokerist operator crediting its focus on personalised promotional campaigns and efforts to improve player retention as key drivers of growth.

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    Social pool betting operator i-pools has launched a new, free-to-play fantasy horseracing game with a jackpot prize of £1m (€1.2m/$1.3m), while Matt Steer has been named chief executive of the business, after it closed a new funding round.

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    Mobile games developer Gaming Realms has agreed to sell its B2C subsidiary Bear Group to River iGaming for a total consideration of £11.5m.

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    Strong growth in revenue failed to offset the impact of growing costs for Scientific Games in 2018, with the gaming solutions provider’s loss for the period growing to $352.4m (£269.3m/€310.1m). Revenue for the 12 months ended December 31, 2018 was up 9.1% year-on-year, with a marginal decline in gaming revenue - down 0.7% to $1.8bn - offset by strong growth in the social and digital divisions.

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    Playtech has reported a 54% year-on-year increase in revenue for 2018, though growth for the year was largely down to the acquisition of Italian operator Snaitech, with the solutions giant’s B2B division struggling.

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    California-based National Basketball Association (NBA) side the Sacramento Kings is to launch a new in-stadium lounge where players can play a virtual currency predictive betting game, powered by betting and fantasy sports solutions provider Swish Analytics.

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    The founders of UX design studio Bettor Faster have launched GamblingStartup.Ventures, a new mentoring programme for those looking to launch a new business in the industry.

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    Igaming platform and software provider GAN has said that it expects revenue for 2018 to come in ahead of market expectations after the business was boosted by a strong performance in the second half of the year.

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    The parent company of New York-based multi-purpose venue Madison Square Garden could be set to move into the sports betting market after applying to trademark its MSG brand for sports wagering purposes across online, mobile and social media

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    Inquiry will cover immersive technologies such as virtual and augmented reality, and explore esports regulations and opportunities

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    Company also boosted by NYX purchase as revenue climbs 7% in Q3

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    Commercial launch of new software in the pipeline

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    Becomes official sports app partner for Spanish football body

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    CEO says player retention will be boosted through $25m initiative

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