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    Social casino operator KamaGames has announced a wide-ranging overhaul of its flagship Pokerist app, which sees the studio launch a social sports betting product for the first time. A range of additional features, including a new app guide, Alice and Wonderland-themed slot and referral programme for players, have also gone live.

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    Social betting startup Wager has launched its peer-to-peer betting platform for players in the UK market.

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    Zynga has reported a 41% year-on-year increase in revenue for the second quarter of 2019, driven by a record-breaking performance in the mobile channel. However rising costs saw the company's net loss widen for the quarter.

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    SciPlay, the former social games subsidiary of Scientific Games, has appointed former Electronic Arts executive Michael Marchetti as a director.

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    Scientific Games has reported a year-on-year increase in revenue for the first six months of 2019, while the supplier was also able to halve its net loss for the period.

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    Happy Friday igamers! This week Diary ponders the Gambling Commission's position on loot boxes, mulls Nicky Morgan's appointment to the DCMS, considers the latest developments in Sweden and reminds you to vote for the most influential women.

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    Social gaming operator KamaGames has cited the launch of new products, as well as its focus on personalised promotional campaigns, as the main reasons behind a year-on-year increase in revenue during the first half.

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    The Remote Gambling Association (RGA) and Association of British Bookmakers (ABB) are to be wound up and replaced by the Betting and Gaming Council, a new UK-facing operator body that aims to act as the industry’s mouthpiece. British Beer & Pub Association chief executive Brigid Simmonds will lead the new body.

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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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