South African gaming and entertainment business Tsogo Sun has struck a deal move into the country’s sports betting market through the acquisition of a 50.1% stake in local land-based and online operator Betcoza.
Gaming solutions giant Playtech expects earnings for the first half of 2020 to reach €160m, after a strong performance from its online and financials divisions helped offset novel coronavirus’ (Covid-19) disruption to retail and sports in the period.
William Hill has reported a 31.7% year-on-year decline in revenue for the first half of its financial year, though a £230.7m value added tax (VAT) refund allowed the operator to post a £115.6m net profit for the period.
Esports betting operator Luckbox expects to receive final approval for its listing on Toronto’s TSX Venture Exchange (TSXV) by October, and has set out an expansion roadmap that will see it grow its management team and launch a B2B arm.
Svenska Spel chief executive Patrik Hofbauer said the operator is showing signs of recovery following the disruption caused by novel coronavirus (Covid-19), which led to a 9.6% year-on-year revenue decline in the first half of the year.
Esports betting operator Esports Entertainment Group has announced that it will close its purchase of online betting and gaming operator Argyll Entertainment on or before 31 July, after finalising a definitive agreement for the acquisition.
Flutter Entertainment announced plans to accelerate US expansion and reduce debt through an equity placement that raised £812.6m, after revealing a 10% rise in revenue for the first 47 days of its second quarter.
The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has revealed that it anticipates B2C gross gaming revenue for 2020 to fall 12% below initial forecasts as a result of disruption caused by novel coronavirus (Covid-19).
Swedish gaming operator LeoVegas has reported a 3.6% year-on-year rise in revenue for the first quarter of 2020, aided by growth the Nordic region offsetting a decline in revenue from the rest of Europe.
The chief executives of a further seven Swedish licensees have signed a petition organised by operator association Branscheforenigen for Onlinespel (BOS), protesting tightening restrictions imposed by Minister for Health and Social Affairs Ardalan Shekarabi.