Ed Birkin, senior consultant at iGB's principal data partner H2 Gambling Capital, kicked off Thursday’s content at iGB Live! Online with by looking at the impact of novel coronavirus (Covid-19) on the sports betting sector.
GVC Holdings has reported an 11% year-on-year decline in revenue for the first half of 2020, though outgoing chief executive Kenneth Alexander hailed the strong performance of the operator’s online business during the period.
The Tennis Integrity Unit said operators reported suspicious betting activity around 24 matches between April and June while most major competitions were suspended as a result of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.
The Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) has closed seven off-course betting facilities (OTBs) and delayed the relaunch of Mark Six lottery draws after a resurgence of novel coronavirus (Covid-19) in the Chinese special administrative region.
Spanish gambling revenue grew 12.5% year-on-year in the first quarter of 2020, thanks to growth across all verticals including sports betting, despite the suspension of major sporting events from mid-March due to novel coronavirus (Covid-19).