Financial

William Hill 2019 Half-year results Delivering on our strategy and well positioned for future growth

William Hill would have reported a £51m profit if not for the FOBT curbs but instead slumped to a £63.5m loss as it took a £97m one-off accounting charge related to the impact on the value of its bookmaking business.  The firm’s chief executive, Philip Bowcock, said: “We are making good progress against the five-year strategy we outlined last year, delivering strong revenue growth in the US and other international markets and positioning William Hill well for future growth.  

People

Studies show dramatic rise in online gambling during COVID-19 lockdowns

International Game Technology PLC Appoints Fabio Celadon as Executive Vice President, Strategy and Corporate Development

"Fabio Celadon is an important member of the senior leadership team at IGT," said Marco Sala, IGT CEO. "I look forward to his continued contributions in this new role."

IGT’s Dan Farnon Honored with an Emerging Leaders of Gaming 40 under 40 Award

“Dan’s award is based on the exceptional strength of his achievements with IGT over the past eight years,” said Nick Khin, IGT Chief Commercial Officer. “We’re proud to join the industry in celebrating his outstanding ability to build relationships, foster partnerships, and provide exceptional value to our strategic customers, ensuring that IGT delivers outstanding player experiences.”

Flutter appoints Andrew Higginson to its Board

Global Gaming Women Names GLI’s Christie Eickelman its New President

“Global Gaming Women has a strong mission statement, and our guiding principles of courage, integrity, and leadership continue to inspire our Board and the women we serve. We are grateful to the many companies and individuals who back GGW, and as we broaden our donor structure, we will ensure we will have the resources necessary to support the development of women at all levels throughout the industry,” Eickelman said.

Sports Betting

Scientific Games is set to power Tipico’s new iGaming offering in New Jersey after securing a deal to deliver its OpenGaming™ product suite.

New York Should Turn to Online Sports Betting to Boost Revenue, Says Muni Bond Manager

Big Ten football, if it happens this year, will only involve conference games. New Jersey online sportsbooks are among the affected parties

First Four Vendors Approved For TN Sports Betting Licenses

New Jersey Sports Betting, iGaming Numbers Grow In May

Betfred Selects Scientific Games to Launch their End-to-End Sports Betting Solutions in Pennsylvania

Scientific Games Chosen by FireKeepers Casino Hotel to Power Tribal Sports Betting and iGaming in Michigan

Kathy George, Chief Executive Officer at FireKeepers, said, "Our goal is to create a 360-degree entertainment experience, and we're building on the success of our award-winning casino, outstanding dining, entertainment and Four Diamond rated hotel.

Vermont Sports Betting Bill Introduced, Would Legalize Mobile Wagering

Tennessee Lawmaker Says State Plans To Roll Out Sports Betting In March

Michigan Gov. Whitmer Signs Bills To Legalize Sports Betting, Internet Gambling

888 has announced it has extended its sponsorship deal with the New York Jets of the National Football League

“The extension of the deal between the New York Jets and 888casino.com for a second year in a row only reaffirms our expansion efforts and reiterates the interest in online gaming within the US sports community,” said Yaniv Sherman, Head of Group Commercial Development. “The continuation of the partnership marks another milestone for 888casino.com in the US, as we continue to pioneer betting operations through this sponsorship agreement, our second consecutive with an NFL team!”

Rhode Island expands sports betting app to second casino

NJ Online Gambling Revenue Increases in July 2019

Scientific Games Launches Match HQ Line of Scoreboards, Bringing Sports Betting Experience to the Next Level for Punters

Kambi signs sportsbook deal with new igaming brand BetWarrior

Scientific Games and Oneida Indian Nation Receive Favorable National Indian Gaming Commission Determination on Sports Betting Partnership

Online-Only Sports Betting Now Legal in Tennessee as Gov. Lee Returns Bill Unsigned

NBA delivers official betting data ultimatum to US sportsbooks

Fantasy sports bill stalls in Senate

Louisiana Sports gambling tax approved despite still not being legalized; would fund education, more

Scientific Games, Big Time Gaming and Golden Nugget Bring Online Content to New Jersey

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Dylan Slaney, SVP Casino and Platforms for SG Digital, said: “Our CONNECT partner program gives developers and innovators the opportunity to offer their content to more players than ever before via one seamless integration, and this launch is a perfect example. By leveraging BTG’s innovative prowess, our strong game brands (both licensed and proprietary), and Golden Nugget’s loyal audience, we’ve created a truly unprecedented gaming ecosystem for New Jersey players.” “Golden Nugget Casino leads the New Jersey market with the largest portfolio of slot games,” said Thomas Winter, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Golden Nugget Online Casino. “Working with Scientific Games and Big Time Gaming to bring these innovative Megaways™ slot games to the U.S. provides our growing player base an exclusive first look at these games that are pioneering the online slots industry.”

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