Detroit’s three commercial casinos generated revenue of $69.3m in August, the first results reported since the properties reopened following four and a half months closed due to novel coronavirus (Covid-19), while sports betting’s contribution grew to $1.97m.
Brigid Simmonds, chairman of UK trade association the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC), has called upon the Communities and Local Government Select Committee to place the needs of the retail betting industry at the centre of its inquiry into supporting high streets in the wake of the novel coronavirus (covid-19) pandemic.
Swedish gambling revenue for the second quarter of 2020 fell 4.1% to SEK5.94bn (£530.6m/€572.4m/$687.9m) as a 3.6% increase in online gambling revenue was not enough to offset the effects of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) on the land-based sector.
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.
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.
The significant expansion and diversification of Flutter Entertainment’s operations through its acquisition of The Stars Group helped the operator mitigate the disruption caused by novel coronavirus (Covid-19) in the first half of the year.
Denmark’s regulated gambling revenue fell 19.2% year-on-year in the first half of 2020, after novel coronavirus (Covid-19) slashed land-based gaming and sports betting’s contribution in the second quarter.
Online gambling revenues drastically increased in Portugal during lockdown, with operators bringing in revenue of €138.9m, up 44.2%, in the first half of 2020, new figures from the Serviço de Regulação e Inspeção de Jogos (SRIJ) have revealed.
New Jersey’s sports betting revenue climbed 65.2% year-on-year in July, but the state’s land-based casino market saw further declines as it continued to feel the impact of novel coronavirus (Covid-19) restrictions.
Online random number generator (RNG) games will face a three-second spin limit and may not be advertised outside of an operator’s website, according to the country’s new secondary legislation as part of its Gambling Reform Act.