Revenue for Sazka Group-owned Greek gaming giant OPAP fell 34.8% year-on-year in the first half of the year due to the disruption caused by novel coronavirus (Covid-19). However, the operator said it saw performance rapidly recover once lockdown restrictions in Greece were eased and sporting events resumed.
Rank Group has reported a year-on-year decline in net gaming revenue (NGR) and net profit for its 2020 financial year, mainly due to the impact of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic on its land-based operations.
Danish gaming operator Danske Spil saw revenue decline 7.8% year-on-year to DKK2.30bn (£281.1m/€309.1m/$365.2m) for the six months to 30 June, though like-for-like profit fell by just 2.9% thanks to a strong period for its lottery division and lower costs.
Liseberg, an amusement park in the Swedish capital Gothenburg, has been hit with an SEK20,000 (£1,762/€1,932/$2,282) fine by the country’s Gaming Inspectorate (Spelinspektionen) after it allowed minors to play claw machines on the premises.
Camelot Lottery Solutions, the B2B arm of UK National Lottery operator Camelot, has launched a proprietary remote gaming server (RGS), which will be used to make its portfolio of online instant win games available to lotteries in all regulated jurisdictions.
PointsBet has signed a five-year deal to become a betting, gaming and fantasy sports partner of The University of Colorado Buffaloes, becoming the first operator to sign an agreement with a “Power Five” collegiate sports team.
Southern European and Latin American operator Codere was hit hard by novel coronavirus (Covid-19) in the first half of 2020, with the pandemic shuttering its land-based venues and the resulting lack of sports weighing down its online business.
Lawmakers in the Czech capital Prague have voted in favour of a new decree that would implement a ban on all technical gambling games in the city, with the draft legislation set to go in front of the City Council later this week.