GVC Holdings has cited growth within its online gambling business as the main reason behind a 5% year-on-year increase in net gaming revenue during the six months to June 30, 2019, despite a decline in revenue within the operator’s UK retail arm.
The Rivers Casino & Resort in Schenectady has become the first licensed venue in New York to accept legal sports bets, six years to the month after land-based sports wagering was legalised in the state.
Gambling group Codere has appointed Luis Sánchez Serrano as its new corporate director of technology and digitalisation. Sánchez Serrano will report directly to group chief executive Vicente Di Loreto.
This month’s edition of the RP iGaming Index sees Regulus Partners’ Paul Leyland cautiously optimistic about an upswing in the performance of igaming stocks. Market consolidation, meanwhile, has boosted a number of constituent companies.
The Washington, DC Council has awarded Intralot a five-year contract to power the city lottery’s sports betting offering, despite mounting concerns over the manner in which the contract was handed to the Greek lottery and gaming solutions provider.
A new survey commissioned by Novomatic Group subsidiary Löwen Entertainment claims that more that 70% of the German public supports the roll-out of a uniform regulatory framework for all forms of gambling.
Community, the trade union that represents betting shop workers, has called on the government to support William Hill staff who could lose their jobs as a result of the bookmaker closing 700 of its betting shops across the UK.
La Française des Jeux’s (FDJ) acquisition of Sporting Solutions will see the French group use Solutions’ trading expertise to develop its B2C offering in its home market and its lottery-focused B2B activities internationally. But a clear vision of how to integrate the UK group into FDJ’s mega-structure will also be just as important if the deal is to be successful, writes Jake Pollard.
William Hill has entered into a consultation process over plans to close around 700 of its shops across the UK, as it seeks to rearrange its business following the government’s decision to reduce the maximum stake on fixed-odds betting terminals.
GambleAware has agreed a deal for data and analytics specalist ViewIt UK to operate and manage the information system for the National Gambling Treatment Service as part of a wider effort to tackle gambling-related harm in the UK.
The Remote Gambling Association (RGA) and Association of British Bookmakers (ABB) are to be wound up and replaced by the Betting and Gaming Council, a new UK-facing operator body that aims to act as the industry’s mouthpiece. British Beer & Pub Association chief executive Brigid Simmonds will lead the new body.