Germany's leading gaming machine manufacturer and operator associations have expressed support for the third amended State Treaty on Gambling, but called for future regulations to go further by legalising online slots.
The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians, which operates the Four Winds chain of casinos in Indiana and Michigan, has begun negotiations to introduce Class III games, including sports betting, in its South Bend, Indiana venue.
NetEnt’s acquisition of Red Tiger Gaming was notable not only because it was the company’s first M&A activity in its existence, but also because it sees it take charge of one of the sector’s most exciting suppliers. Jake Pollard discusses the rationale behind the deal, and how the two businesses will work together going forward, with chief executive Therese Hillman.
A trio of associations representing French land-based casino operators and their staff have called on the country’s government to confirm that La Française des Jeux (FDJ) will remain prohibited from offering casino games once privatised.
Video Gaming Technologies (VGT), a subsidiary of Aristocrat Technologies, has reached a settlement worth $3m (£2.4m/€2.7m) with Class II and III games developer Castle Hill Gaming (CHG) over an intellectual property rights infringement lawsuit.
Swintt, a B2B casino games provider led by former chief executive of NYX Interactive and JPJ Group's Vera&John David Flynn, has announced a strategic investment in Indian casino games developer RNGplay.
Greek lotteries and gaming solutions provider Intralot has put a 7.6% year-on-year drop in reported consolidated revenue primarily down to declines within its B2C division, specifically in the Argentina and Bulgaria markets.
Austrian gaming giant Novomatic has reported a 1.8% year-on-year fall in revenue for the first half of its financial year, with changes to gaming regulations in core markets such as Germany and Italy blamed for the decline. This led to significant increases in depreciation and amortisation, which drove down profit for the period.
The New South Wales Gaming Machines Regulation 2019 and Casino Control Regulation 2019 will both come into effect on 1 September, bringing in changes predominantly related to harm minimisation measures.
Toronto-listed gaming operator and supplier Bragg Gaming has launched a strategic review of its online media division, comprising its GiveMeSport and GiveMeBet assets, with a view to selling off the unit to focus on B2B operations.
International Game Technology (IGT) has reached a settlement with video slot manufacturer GC2 Incorporated over a dispute related to copyright infringement and intellectual property licensing rights on certain gaming content. The supplier has also struck a deal to update the Oregon Lottery's central computer system with its INTELLIGEN software.
Inspired Entertainment saw revenue fall $10.2m (£8.4m/€9.1m) in the second quarter of its financial year, with the decline blamed on the UK government’s decision to reduce maximum B2 machine stakes to £2. The supplier posted a net loss of $10.7m for the period.
Gambling revenue in the regulated Latvian market climbed 14.7% year-on-year to €154.5m (£142.0m/$172.1m) in the first half of 2019, with national regulator the Lotteries and Gambling Supervisory Inspection (IAUI) citing growth across all verticals.