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.
Land-based casino win helped push revenue in the regulated New Jersey gambling market up month-on-month to $283.8m (£225.7m/€251.6m) in June, despite the state seeing declines in both sports betting and online gaming revenue.
Casino games supplier NetEnt has put a year-on-year decline in revenue and operating profit in the first half of 2019 down to ongoing weak development in Nordic countries, again citing Sweden as a market of particular concern.
Happy Friday igamers! This week Diary wonders why this industry's job losses are being celebrated, questions the Swedish approach, considers the collateral damage in Ireland and ponders the lack of unity in the industry.
iGaming solutions giant Playtech has confirmed that Susan Ball is to step down from her role as a non-executive director. Ball only joined the board in August of last year, but will depart Playtech at the end of the month.
The Global Lottery Monitoring System (GLMS), the platform through which state lottery operators track suspicious betting activity, has signed up as a silver member of US advocacy body, the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG).
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.