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    US racetrack and casino operator Churchill Downs Incorporated (CDI) has cited its racing and online advance deposit wagering (ADW) divisions as key drivers of a 14.3% year-on-year increase in revenue for 2018.

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    Webis Holdings, the parent company of WatchandWager, has reported a drop in revenue and profit for the first half of its financial year, mainly due lower turnover activity in its international B2B division.

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    Delaware’s legal sports betting market has reported a 91.1% month-on-month decline in revenue for January, with less player activity resulting in a decline in amounts wagered.

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    DraftKings has agreed a multi-year partnership with Caesars Entertainment that will give the operator access to a number of state gambling markets as and when regulation is passed.

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    The Swedish gambling market saw revenue grow 1.5% in 2018, driven by growth in regulated and offshore igaming. Total revenue increased to SEK23.4bn (£1.9bn/€2.2bn/$2.5bn), with a 2.3% year-on-year decline in regulated market revenue to SEK16.7bn.

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    Portugal has posted €152.1m in online betting and gaming revenue for 2018, the second full year of regulation in the country, up 24% on the prior year.

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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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    Incoming Illinois Governor J.B Pritzker has raised hopes of legal sports betting in the state after including $200m in future tax revenue from wagering activities in his 2020 budget proposal.

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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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    France’s online gaming market reported year-on-year growth across all three legal verticals in 2018, with the sports betting vertical the standout performer. However ARJEL has suggested that with growth in other verticals still slow, a shift to a revenue-based tax regime may be key to safeguarding the industry in the long-term.

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    Finnish gaming monopoly operator Veikkaus has pledged to develop its digital offering over the next three years to ensure it doesn’t see profits cannibalised by offshore competition, after announcing slight declines in turnover and profit for 2018.

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    Kindred Group, the owner of Unibet, has reported a 20.8% rise in revenue for 2018, driven in part by a record fourth quarter and an all-time high in active customers for the period. However the operator saw increased costs in Q4 hit its bottom line, with profit for the quarter down 22.6% year-on-year.

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    The Rhode Island has generated just under $1m in revenue for the state's first full month of regulated, land-based sports betting, with punters wagering more than $13m in December.

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    The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has revealed that fantasy contest providers generated turnover of more than $15m (£11.6m/€13.2m) in the state last year after figures for December showed an 11.7% month-on-month drop in revenue.

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    Another strong month of sports betting activity concluded a successful first six months of legal wagering for Delaware, while an increase in stakes helped push annual online gaming revenue up 8% year-on-year

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    UK racecourse operator to contribute £27.1m (€30m/$34.4m) to horse racing industry prize pool next year

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    Total prize money contribution will be £15.3m in 2019, down from £17.5m in 2018

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    iGaming technology provider aims to build on growth in customer revenue and player spend with Pennsylvania launch

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    Sportsbooks see handle almost double in October, but revenue halves due to customers winning on NFL

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    A total of $571m was wagered, with sportsbooks winning $56.3m

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