Australian gambling trade association Responsible Wagering Australia (RWA) has called upon operators in the jurisdiction to remove any players engaging in the online abuse and harassment of athletes from their platforms.
South Korean social gaming operator DoubleU Games saw revenue for the first half of 2020 rise 27.6% year-on-year to KRW326.2bn (£211.6m/€232.3m/$271.9m), aided by the sixth consecutive quarter of growth from DoubleDown Interactive.
B2B fantasy sports supplier Scout Gaming announced it will launch a follow-on from last year’s Premier League season-long fantasy contest, The Quarter Million, by offering a guaranteed prize pool of €1m for the 2020-21 season.
Free-to-play variants of Inspired Entertainment’s virtual sports titles will be made available to US customers through FendOff Sports, a new social casino platform operated by the developers behind Chumba Casino.
Social games developer Zynga has completed its acquisition of Peak, the mobile gaming business behind the Toon Blast and Toy Blast game franchises, for a total purchase price of $1.85bn (£1.48bn/€1.65bn).
South Korean social gaming giant DoubleU Games has announced that it will put plans to list its social casino subsidiary DoubleDown Interactive on the Nasdaq stock exchange on hold, blaming economic uncertainty.
Andrew Wilkie, the Independent Australian Member of Parliament for Clark, Tasmania, has launched a push to have social casino games outlawed across Australia, in an effort to reduce gambling-related harm in the nation.
The Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma, has launched a new social casino product powered by Betconstruct, with the deal also allowing for the supplier to provide sports betting technology to the tribe’s non-profit igaming solutions arm GreySnow Group.