FanDuel selects IGT for New Jersey sports betting

first_img Email Address Online and mobile wagering part of deal to be introduced in ‘the coming months’ FanDuel selects IGT for New Jersey sports betting Topics: Sports betting Strategy AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newslettercenter_img Sports betting Regions: US New Jersey 17th July 2018 | By contenteditor FanDuel Group has selected International Game Technology (IGT) to serve as the daily fantasy sports operator’s sports betting platform provider in New Jersey.As reported by iGamingBusiness.com, the FanDuel Sportsbook opened in the US at Meadowlands Racetrack in New Jersey on Saturday, just days after the company’s acquisition by Paddy Power Betfair’s US division was finalised. FanDuel will leverage Paddy Power Betfair’s pricing, trading and risk management capabilities, which have been integrated into the IGT platform, along with a bespoke user interface.After initially introducing “over-the-counter” sports wagering, the offering will be expanded “over the coming months” to include self-service kiosks and other retail services, as well as FanDuel Sportsbook-branded online and mobile wagering, also using the IGT technology.A spokesperson for IGT told iGamingBusiness.com that the company would not elaborate on whether the online and mobile offering would launch ahead of the start of the NFL American football season in September.“When we evaluated sports betting platform provider partners in the US, IGT was the ideal choice, based on the company’s proven history in the space and the quality, reliability and flexibility of the sports betting technology that it has deployed for customers around the world,” FanDuel CEO Matt King (pictured) said.Last month, IGT signed a deal to provide its sports betting platform to MGM Resorts International in New Jersey. Enrico Drago, IGT’s senior vice-president interactive, sports betting, licences, added: “As sports betting in the US continues to evolve, IGT is prepared to address the needs of its partners through proven solutions and technologies that can be deployed today to advance sports betting across land-based and mobile platforms.”last_img read more

NetEnt lands permanent iGaming licence in New Jersey

first_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter 18th February 2019 | By contenteditor NetEnt lands permanent iGaming licence in New Jersey Email Address Casino & games Regions: US New Jersey Tags: Online Gambling AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Topics: Casino & games Legal & compliance Swedish casino games developer NetEnt has been awarded a permanent Casino Service Industry Enterprise licence by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (NJDGE). Swedish casino games developer NetEnt has been awarded a permanent Casino Service Industry Enterprise licence by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (NJDGE).NetEnt has been active in the US state since 2015 under a transactional waiver while its full licence application was reviewed by the NJDGE, but the new licence cements its place in the New Jersey market.This approval marks the first time that NetEnt has secured a permanent online gaming licence in the US.The developer, which is active in New Jersey via its NetEnt Americas subsidiary, works with a number of operators in the state.Current New Jersey-facing customers include 888 Holdings, Gamesys US, Stars Group, Caesars Interactive Entertainment, Golden Nugget and Resorts Casino.“We have been present in New Jersey since 2015 and have supported the regulator throughout the licensing process,” NetEnt Americas managing director, Erik Nyman, said.“The license marks yet another step in our US expansion as we hope to enter additional states if and when they regulate online casino.”Confirmation of the licence comes after NetEnt CEO Therese Hillman demanded improvement from the developer, despite posting an 8.9% year-on-year increase in revenue in 2018. Revenue for the 12 months to December 31, 2018 amounted to SEK1.8bn (£150.6m/€171.8m/$194.4m).Hillman also said that NetEnt was following developments in the US in the wake of the Department of Justice’s Office of Legal Counsel revising its stance on the Wire Act.Hillman said the ruling has “created some uncertainty”, but at this stage does not see the need to reconsider its plans for the US market, citing New Jersey and Pennsylvania as key growth states.Image: Bob Jagendorflast_img read more

Gambling.com cites organic growth after posting profit in 2018

first_img Gambling.com cites organic growth after posting profit in 2018 Finance Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 27th February 2019 | By contenteditor Gambling.com Group has cited organic growth, in combination with M&A activity, as a key driver of a year-on-year increase in revenue for 2018, and for helping it post a profit for the period after making a loss in its 2017 financial year.Revenue for the 12 months through to December 31, 2018, amounted to €16.2m (£13.9m/$18.4m), up 63% on €9.97m in the previous year. The Nasdaq Stockholm-listed group has said that acquisitions played a major part in this increase, in combination with organic growth over the year. Organic growth for 2018 was 37% and, when excluding paid revenue, this stood at 46%. Search revenue was responsible for the majority of overall revenue, contributing €13.6m of the total, up from €7.57m in 2017. Paid revenue amounted to €2.62m, compared to €2.4m last year. The company noted an increase in expenses for the full year, with this amount up from €7.36m to €11.89m. Much of this was down to higher personnel expenses, the performance-marketing business spending €3.9m compared to €1.3m last year. The group said that it has scaled-up its operational resources in terms of management, personnel, full-time consultants and board of directors to support its wider growth plans. There were also increased expenses across direct costs related to paid revenue, with this rising from €2.38m to €2.58m, while depreciation and amortisation also climbed from €342,000 to €627,000. Elsewhere, non-recurring costs related to financing and investing increased from €222,000 to €849000, with other operating expenses up from €3.1m to €3.97m. However, despite the higher expenses, Gambling.com Group plc was able to post a healthy profit of €5.4m for the year, a stark improvement on the loss of €4.7m that was reported at the end of 2017. Operating profit increased from €2.6m to €4.3m, while profit before tax was also up from a loss of €4.8m to a positive of €5.5m. Adjusted EBITDA, excluding non-recurring costs, for the full year amounted to €5.8m, up 84% on €3.2m in 2017, while EBITDA climbed 69% year-on-year to €4.98m. Reflecting on the results, chief executive Charles Gillespie praised the performance, highlighting record revenue figures for the fourth quarter as a particular highlight. Q4 revenue amounted to €4.9m, up by 81% on €2.7m in 2017, while adjusted EBITDA increased 93% year-on-year to €1.4m and EBITDA 92% to €1.6m. Gambling.com experienced a loss of €477,000 for the quarter, but this was an improvement on the loss of €2.8m in the same period last year. “The group’s assets have continued to perform across the board, but particularly well in terms of organic search on the back of the Google algorithm updates from the second half of 2018,” Gillespie said. Gillespie also acknowledged regulatory changes in regions around the world that are likely to impact the business moving forward. In terms of the US, Gillespie is positive about opportunities in the US, despite the Department of Justice’s updated opinion on the Wire Act. “The legal standing of the updated opinion is highly contentious, has been vigorously attacked by former DOJ officials, politicians, legislators, attorneys general and the mainstream media, and already faces multiple court challenges,” he said. “We see the long-term effects of the new opinion being limited, but the short-term impact will be a headwind on states looking at regulating sports betting this year. “Despite the re-interpreted Wire Act, we have seen sports betting bills being introduced in 25 states so far in 2019. The proposals vary, many of which do not include provisions for a viable online gambling market in their current forms, but the amount of activity is extraordinary, and the general trend is positive.” Gillespie also gave opinion on changes in the European regulatory landscape, including in Sweden where the new, regulated market went live on January 1. Gillespie said that group assets are performing well in terms of new depositing customer production, but player value has somewhat decreased as the market absorbs the new taxes and fees required to operate. In December, the plc listed €16m in senior secured notes on the Nasdaq Stockholm exchange in a move Gillespie said would boost its credibility and support its expansion plans in the US. In terms of new regulations in the UK, where Remote Gaming Duty will increase from 15% to 21% as of April 1 this year, Gillespie said this represents “a small headwind in terms of player values” in what is the group’s largest market. “Despite the short-term regulatory challenges, we remain confident in our ability to deliver substantial growth over the next 12 months,” he said. “A key focus area for 2019 is diversifying away from the UK into other regulated markets. “We are also re-doubling our efforts to maintain our lead in terms of technology by investing further into our internal tools. “We remain determined to continue to build long-term value for the group by becoming a leader in performance marketing in the United States while further strengthening our position in Europe.”center_img Gambling.com Group has cited organic growth, in combination with M&A activity, as a key driver of a year-on-year increase in revenue for 2018, and for helping it post a profit for the period after making a loss in its 2017 financial year. 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Camelot launches Set For Life ad campaign

first_img Topics: Lottery Marketing & affiliates Camelot launches Set For Life ad campaign Camelot has rolled out an advertising campaign ahead of the upcoming launch of Set For Life, the new annuity game for the UK’s National Lottery that will pay jackpot winners £10,000 a month for the next 30 years. Camelot has rolled out an advertising campaign ahead of the upcoming launch of Set For Life, the new annuity game for the UK’s National Lottery that will pay jackpot winners £10,000 a month for the next 30 years. Unveiled in January, Set For Life pledges to pay jackpot winners up to £10,000 (€11,600/$13,100) a month for the next 30 years. Ahead of the new game’s launch on March 15, Camelot will commence a multi-channel marketing drive with communications agency adam&eveDDB. Running across television, video-on-demand, digital, out-of-home, radio, social and in-store point-of-sale, the campaign will feature the tagline “Make every month amazing”. The main television advert will debut during ITV’s Dancing on Ice on Sunday evening, while video-on-demand content will run across Channel 4 and Sky. Camelot will also have placements across Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and Facebook, while the operator will work with marketing agency Takumi to create a stream of content with a range of UK influencers over the next 12 months. “Set For Life offers National Lottery players something completely new and meets a different set of consumer needs, especially among younger people,” Set For Life marketing manager at Camelot, David Connelly, said. “It’s a great addition to our range of games and means that we now have a portfolio that offers something for everyone. We think players will be really excited by Set For Life – and that’s great news for sales and, most importantly, returns to Good Causes.” Tickets for the new game will cost £1.50 and go on sale on March 15, ahead of the inaugural draw on March 18. Tickets are available online, via the National Lottery mobile app and at approved retailers across the UK. Lottery Regions: UK & Irelandcenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter 8th March 2019 | By contenteditor Email Addresslast_img read more

Esports Entertainment eyes NASDAQ Capital Market listing

first_img Online gambling operator Esports Entertainment Group has applied to list its common shares on the NASDAQ Capital Market. Subject to relevant approvals, the operator will trade $11.5m worth of shares. Casino & games Esports Entertainment eyes NASDAQ Capital Market listing Topics: Casino & games Esports Finance Sports betting Video gaming Email Address Subscribe to the iGaming newslettercenter_img Online gambling operator Esports Entertainment Group has applied to list its common shares on the NASDAQ Capital Market.The esports betting operator noted that the number and type of securities to be offered, and the price range for the offering, had yet to be determined. However, it added, the proposed maximum aggregate offering was likely to be $11.5m (£9.0m/€10.1m).Joseph Gunnar & Co and Dinosaur Financial will serve as underwriters for the proposed offering.“Given the tremendous progress of our esports betting platform, including partnering with more than 190 esports teams from around the world, we believe the company is now well positioned to pursue additional growth opportunities,” Esports Entertainment chief executive Grant Johnson said.“A NASDAQ listing, if successful, will broaden our access to a larger and international group of investors as we seek to become a truly global company.”The operator intends to use funds generated from the planned listing to fund its Malta gaming licence application, and to establish a base in the country. It will also used funds raised through the initial public offering to pursue another licence, in a yet-to-be-selected Asian market.Funds will also be used to enhance its software and systems. Some would go towards developing and launching skill-based video game tournaments across PC, mobile and gaming consoles, as well as purchasing a software licence for its gambling platform.Last month the operator hired John Brackens, previously of Activision Blizzard, as its new chief information officer, the first major appointment since chief financial offer Christopher Malone joined in November 2018.Image: bfishadow AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 7th June 2019 | By contenteditor Tags: Online Gambling Video Gaminglast_img read more

DoJ to hold off on Wire Act enforcement until 2020

first_imgCasino & games AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter A memo from the US Deputy Attorney General has informed law enforcement staff working under the Department of Justice (DoJ) that there will be no attempt to enforce the revised interpretation of the Wire Act until 2020. Topics: Casino & games Legal & compliance Lottery Sports betting DFS Tags: Fantasy Sports Mobile Online Gambling Email Address Regions: US 13th June 2019 | By contenteditor DoJ to hold off on Wire Act enforcement until 2020 A memo from the US Deputy Attorney General has informed law enforcement staff working under the Department of Justice (DoJ) that there will be no attempt to enforce the revised interpretation of the Wire Act until 2020. The letter, from new Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen, extends the forbearance period for the revised opinion to December 31, 2019, or 60 days after the final judgement in New Hampshire’s legal challenge against the new opinion, whichever is later.The DoJ originally stated that it would enforce the law, based on the stance that the Wire Act applies to all forms of gambling, 90 days after the revised opinion was published in January, from April 15. In March this was pushed back to June 14. With that deadline falling tomorrow, the Department has now effectively stated that it will not prosecute companies for failing to comply with its interpretation of the Wire Act this year. Rosen has also informed law enforcement officials that the moratorium on prosecuting state lotteries for non-compliance, issued in April, remains in place. Read the full story on iGB North America. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletterlast_img read more

BGC launches £10m gambling education initiative

first_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Regions: UK & Ireland 15th May 2020 | By contenteditor “Raising awareness and harm prevention education is an important component to reduce gambling-related harms,” he explained. “By training professionals who have influence over young people’s learning, we will equip these professionals with the skills, knowledge and confidence to not only deliver the programme but also highlight the age-appropriate support available from GamCare.”The educational elements will be supported by a range of materials developed in accordance with educational best practice, with video and digital content to be developed to ensure it can be delivered during the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) lockdown.Those flagged as having been impacted by gambling related harm through the teaching will also be able to directly access help and support from GamCare.It is being funded by the BGC, which is providing money to the Charities Aid Foundation to be distributed based on YGAM and GamCare’s advice. The programme will also be assessed by an independent evaluator, to ensure it is fit for purpose.“As the new standards body representing most of the regulated industry, the BGC is delighted to be supporting this fantastic initiative,” BGC chief executive Michael Dugher said. “Educating our young people is vital if we are to ensure that they are better informed and fully aware of the potential risks.“It’s also essential that those who are teaching them are fully trained and able to look out for the tell-tale signs of any gambling-related harm and how to access help if required. Millions of people occasionally enjoy gambling, whether that’s on the National Lottery or on sports or bingo or gaming. The overwhelming majority of people who gamble in the UK do so in a safe way.“This important project and investment is part of our ongoing determination at the BGC to promote safer gambling and to further drive up standards.”The launch of the educational initiative is the latest in a series of social responsibility measures spearheaded by the BGC in recent weeks. Having initially set out ten commitments for members to protect players under lockdown, it then coordinated an industry-wide ban on audiovisual advertising from 7 May. The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) is to roll out a £10m independent education programme that aims to teach young people across the UK about the risks of gambling. Legal & compliance AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Topics: Legal & compliance People BGC launches £10m gambling education initiative The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) is to roll out a £10m (€11.3m/$12.2m) independent education programme that aims to teach young people across the UK about the risks of gambling.Through the initiative, the BGC aims to ensure all 11-19 year-olds in England, Wales and Northern Ireland receive at least one session of gambling awareness education as part of their secondary or further education.The programme, part of the BGC’s safer gambling commitments, will be delivered by GamCare and the Young Gamers & Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM), and aims to provide reach 120,000 young people directly.A further 100,000 education professionals, such as teachers, youth workers, community mental health practitioners, police and community sports trust will also be trained through the programme. By doing so, the BGC aims to ensure responsible adults have access to information about the risks of gambling, and the ability to identify gambling related harm in minors under their care.Information will also be provided to parents and families, to ensure young people are kept safe, and can be referred for help or support.“GamCare have been working with young people and youth facing professionals to deliver gambling education for many years,” GamCare chief executive Anna Hemmings explained. “What we see in the classroom tends to be polarised views on gambling, and a lack of clear understanding about its potential risks.“We are delighted to be working with YGAM and extending this much needed programme. We believe that gambling education should have parity with education around other risky behaviours and the extension of this programme will help us take a significant step towards achieving that aim.”YGAM founder and CEO Lee Willows added that the charity was delighted to be working alongside GamCare and the BGC to deliver such an ambitious programme. Email Addresslast_img read more

GC proposes end to autoplay and quick spin features

first_img9th July 2020 | By contenteditor Tags: Mobile Online Gambling Slot Machines GC proposes end to autoplay and quick spin features The Gambling Commission of Great Britain has launched a consultation onto changes to the design of online slots to make them safer for the consumers, in which it proposes banning autoplay functionality and quick spin features.Slots,according to Commission data are the largest online gambling product in terms of gross yield. While it is played by a relatively small number of players – 1.2% of GB adults – spend among these users was particularly high, due in part to features designed to increase intensity of play.“This means it poses a relatively high risk, reflected in its associated problem and moderate-risk gambling rates,” the regulator explained.The regulator acknowledged that the success of technology companies, digital content creators and gaming machine developers depends on their ability to establish and maintain engagement of consumers across multiple channels.“We also know that speed of play, frequency of betting opportunities, as well as other factors on offer can increase addiction and risk of harm,” it said.The consultation had been launched after concluding that an industry working group formed in January this year had failed to propose sufficient changes to protect players.This working group, led by Playtech and Scientific Games, has put forward plans to implement a minimum game cycle, and remove features that speed up play such as turbo or slam-stops, to reduce intensity of play. It also suggested split-screen slots be removed, to further discourage intensive play.However following a progress report in April, the Commission urged the game design group to go “further and faster” in reducing gambling harms. In June it then decided that the group had fallen “significantly short” of the progress expected, and would instead take the lead on developing new controls.It will therefore combine the working group’s recommendations with proposals from all licensees, and take suggestions for additional controls that can be implemented through the consultation. This is being done with the ultimate aim of reducing the intensity of slots, improving information available to consumers and to prohibit reverse withdrawals. The consultation does not, however, contain any proposals on stake or loss limits, something it noted in June that had been shown to have gained broad support through the working group.The Commission has first proposed amending the definition of slots in the remote gambling and software technical standards (RTS) to clarify that games that use non-traditional formats fall under its definition. This, it said, would minimise the risk of games being redesigned to circumvent new controls.It then aims to restrict consumers to playing one game at a time, noting that the Advisory Board for Safer Gambling (ABSG) has highlighted dangers associated with split-screen slots.Playing in this format, ABSG said, increased the risk of consumers losing control of their gambling. The Commission therefore aims to update the RTS to make it impossible for players to access more than one slot per account, even across multiple tabs, windows, browsers or mobile applications.Minimum game cycle speeds have also been suggested. With no minimum requirements in place online, the Commission believes this means faster, more intensive products are available than in other channels. To recitify this, it aims to bring online slots in line with B3 gambling machines, by introducing a minimum speed of 2.5 seconds.“This should not be seen as an indication that 2.5 seconds is perceived as a ‘safe’ or ‘unsafe’ game cycle speed, but that it will create parity between the online slots and offline B3 machine spin speed (mostly slots),” the Commission explained. “This will give us a baseline against which to assess going forward.”This minimum speed would in turn result in an end to turbo, quick spin or slam-stop features, something the regulator suggested could create an illusion of control for players. To create further positive friction, the Commission aims to prohibit autoplay functionality, something it said currently stops the customer from making decisions on whether to play.Animations celebrating losses disguised as wins (LDWs) could also be banned through the consultation. LDWs are in-game events, where a celebratory animation appears when a customer wins a sum below their original stake, making it appear they have won despite losing money.“We are concerned with the fairness of these celebratory effects, as we consider it important that consumers are empowered to use information about their play to make informed decisions,” the Gambling Commission explained. “This includes whether the outcome was a true ‘win’ in the sense that it returned more than their original, ‘total’ stake.”By removing the feature, customers would be able to better understand the content and outcome of their gambling, it added.This would be aided further by displaying the time and money spent on any one title. While consumers can see their spending and time history for their accounts, the Commission aims to expand on this, by having it displayed constantly on screen while they gamble.The regulator then aims to introduce further positive friction by making its temporary moratorium on reverse withdrawals permanent. Operators were asked to suspend this feature, whereby a customer can cancel a request to withdraw funds, until further notice on 12 May.“The evidence that we have gathered shows that the reverse withdrawal function presents a risk to engaged and vulnerable gamblers,” it explained. “It is often used when consumers are at an increased risk of experiencing gambling-related harms – for example, during a prolonged period of gambling or when chasing losses.”Finally, the Commission asks whether operators should have games that potentially fail to comply with the new requirements outlined in the consultation should have their titles re-tested by an independent testing house. Any title not compliant by the implementation date for the new controls would then have to be removed.“We will evaluate the impact of the controls and friction proposed in this consultation to reduce the intensity of the play experience for consumers and will take further action if necessary,” the regulator said in conclusion.“Proposals around the design of slots games are just the first step in keeping players safe. Slots is an area which has seen technological innovation in terms of product design and we expect operators to continually show an equal, and indeed greater, commitment to innovate in terms of consumer protection.”The consultation begins today (9 July) and runs until 3 September. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Address Regions: UK & Ireland The Gambling Commission of Great Britain has launched a consultation onto changes to the design of online slots to make them safer for the consumers, in which it proposes banning autoplay functionality and quick spin features. Casino & games AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Topics: Casino & games Legal & compliance Tech & innovation Slotslast_img read more

African Legends by Microgaming

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YGAM strengthens team with two new recruits

first_img Email Address YGAM also confirmed the appointment of Jo Burnham with a focus on marketing and external affairs. Burnham joins from Music Theatre Wales, and brings over ten years of experience working as a journalist and PR professional. YGAM strengthens team with two new recruits Tags: YGAM Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust YGAM has launched a number of training initiatives this year, including a collaboration with trade union Unison in August, a partnership with Betknowmore UK in September aimed at educating workers in the British gambling industry, and a further programme for general practitioners, also in conjunction with Betknowmore UK, alongside the Responsible Gambling Council and Bournemouth University, which was also launched in September. Regions: UK & Ireland He gained extensive experience of handling national press and engaging with political stakeholders through his work with Lavery. He is also a freelance writer, for national publications such as The Times, The Daily Mirror and Huffington Post. Topics: People moves Responsible gambling The charity has hired James Matthewson, previously spokesperson for former Labour Party chairman Ian Lavery MP. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwittercenter_img “They are joining the charity at an extremely exciting time as we continue to increase our growth, reach and impact. We are making great progress and the more highly skilled professionals we can attract, the more progress we can make in working with the industry and stakeholders to prevent gambling-related harms.” 20th November 2020 | By Conor Mulheir As part of 2020’s Safer Gambling Week, sports betting operator Football Index announced it would donate its shirt sponsorships of Nottingham Forest and Queens Park Rangers to the charity, as well as making a £5,000 donation, with a view to increasing awareness around the organisation’s work. People moves The Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) has expanded its communications team with two new hires. “I’m delighted to add James and Jo to my dynamic team,” YGAM director of external affairs Daniel Bliss said. Burnham has written for publications including Time Out and USA Today, and was previously part of the marketing teams for national arts organisations such as the dance-dedicated theatre Sadler’s Wells, and the Brighton Festival, the largest and most established multi-arts festival in England, which usually takes place annually in May. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletterlast_img read more