Chinese lottery sales continued their recovery into April, though with the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic not allowing some provinces to resume sales until May, the monthly total was down 35.0% year-on-year.
Sweden's liicensed gambling operators reported revenue of SEK5.90bn in the first quarter of 2020, down 1.4% from 2019, according to new figures from regulator Spelinspektionen and the Swedish Tax Agency.
Danish gaming operator Danske Spil has reported a marginal year-over-year increase in revenue for the first quarter of 2020, with declines in its igaming and gaming machine arms mitigated by growth in its lottery business.
Australian gaming machine supplier Aristocrat Leisure has said a deferred tax asset of approximately AUD$1.0bn (£537.8m/€598.2m/US$657.7m) meant it was able to post $1.6bn in comprehensive profit for the first half of its financial year.
Saratoga Harness Racing’s planned purchase of Wildwood Casino in Cripple Creek, Colorado from American Gaming Group (AGG) has been canceled because of the effect of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) on both businesses.
Gambling tech giant Playtech has revealed it was able to perform as expected in the first quarter, experiencing a strong trading period despite its business being impacted by the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.
With the share prices of some of the major online players currently proving more resilient than expected following a period of vastly divergent performances across the sector, David McLeish analyses the immediate opportunities and likely drivers of consolidation plays over the next 12-18 months
Affiliate marketing business Net Gaming Europe has reported a 21.3% year-on-year decline in first quarter revenue, though new chief executive Robert Andersson claims that a refocused business has sufficient untapped potential to grow from Q2 onwards.
Australian gambling operator Tabcorp has announced it will not pay a dividend in relation to its 2020 financial year as part of its response to mitigate the impact of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic on the business.
Performance marketing specialist Atemi has reported a year-on-year rise in revenue and new depositing customers (NDCs) during the first quarter, while the business is forecasting forecast further growth in Q2 despite the ongoing novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.
Nigeria's National Lottery Regulatory Commission (NLRC) has assured sports betting operators in the country that the national government will continue to provide support to help businesses remain viable drying the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.
International Game Technology (IGT)’s revenue declined 17.9% to $940.2m in the first quarter of 2020, while a $296m impairment charge related to the effects of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) saw the supplier post a loss for the period.