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    Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Andy Beshear has announced plans to significantly expand Kentucky’s legal gambling market by legalizing commercial casinos, sports betting and online gaming if elected.

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    Sports betting revenue in New Jersey was up 174.0% year-on-year in August, while the US state also saw revenue increases within its online gambling and land-based casino markets.

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    The New York Gaming Commission has reopened the tender process for an independent company to conduct a study into the expansion of the state’s gaming market.

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    New York’s four commercial casinos have reported revenue of $783,896 for August, with the market benefitting significantly from the launch of legal wagering at del Lago Resort & Casino and Resorts World Catskills.

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    Gambling operator Genting has opted to bring its online product range together under a single brand, with its online casino, live casino and sportsbook offering now available under the GentingBet name.

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    Revenue from Denmark's regulated online gaming market increased 6.1% year-on-year to DKK1.73bn (£210.2m/€232.0m/$256.1m) in the second quarter of 2019, with mobile growing in prominence and online casino's contribution close to overtaking sports betting revenue.

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    Increased B2C revenue resulting from Playtech’s 2018 acquisition of Italy’s Snaitech offset a decline in B2B revenue for the gaming solutions giant in H1, though the deal also resulted in increased depreciation and amortisation, and financial costs, which hit profits.

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    Mississippi’s regulated sports betting market has recorded a month-on-month decline in revenue for July, with amounts wagered also down over the month.

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    The Department of Justice (DoJ) has finally confirmed its intention to appeal the New Hampshire court ruling that set aside its revised opinion on the 1961 Wire Act.

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    GVC Holdings has revised its full year profit projections upwards for the second time this year after the operator’s online and European retail growth helped offset a weaker performance from its UK retail arm.

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    New Jersey’s regulated sports betting market has seen revenue leap to $17.9m in July, complementing slower growth from the state’s land-based and online casino verticals.

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    The German state of Hesse is gearing up to begin the process to award the country’s sports betting licences, with analysts warning that operators could see up to 70% of revenue disappear as a result of the restrictive operating model.

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    West Virginia’s sports betting market has reported revenue of $704,475.03 for the first five weeks of the state’s fiscal year, with Penn National Gaming’s Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races maintaining its leadership of the market. 

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    Asian gaming giant Melco Resorts and Entertainment has entered a partnership with City Football Group, the holding company that owns English Premier League champion Manchester City.

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    Churchill Downs reported a 25.8% increase in revenue to $477.4m for the second quarter of 2019 as new and newly-acquired casinos helped the company to a 64.3% rise in off-site gaming revenue.

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    The Nevada sports betting handle moved back ahead of New Jersey after the largest June intake in the state’s history, helping to bring total state gaming revenue back over $1bn for the first time since March 2019.

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    Rhode Island’s regulated sports betting sector has enjoyed its strongest month to date, with revenue hitting a new high of $2.2m in June. 

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    Operators looking to secure a sports betting licence for the federal German market must commit to cease offering all illegal forms of gambling, such as online casino, according to a new directive from the body responsible for processing applications.

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    Inspired Entertainment has agreed a deal to provide on-demand virtual sports and online casino content to Canadian provincial lottery operator Loto-Québec.

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    Swedish state-owned gaming business Svenska Spel has seen profits hit by increased regulatory costs in the first half of the year, though the operator noted that customer growth and revenue had recovered during the second quarter.

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