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AGA Tunes Marketing Standards, Reflecting Move Away From ‘Risk-Free’ Language

March 28, 2023 | By: Alex Weldon

The American Gaming Association (AGA) has updated its Responsible Marketing Code for Sports Wagering for the first time since its creation in 2019. The changes reflect adjustments already being made by operators and regulators in response to media criticism. These include a ban on using the words “risk-free” and most college partnerships. The AGA is a trade […]

Inspired Gaming To Create Aristocrat’s NFL-Themed Virtual Sports Games

March 27, 2023 | By: Chav Vasilev

Aristocrat Gaming has tapped long-time partner Inspired Gaming to develop its NFL-branded virtual sports games. The virtual football titles will feature team logos and other NFL intellectual property, such as the Super Bowl, league conferences, and more. Virtual sports provide a betting experience similar to online sportsbooks, but the outcome is determined by chance rather […]

Small Town, Big Casino: Is It a Winning Gamble?

March 23, 2023 | By: Devon Jackson

Casinos, especially full-featured resort casinos, present an economic opportunity. However, they can be a mixed blessing and can seem especially scary in smaller communities that already have more than their fair share of problems. The most common worries are crime and the direct impact of gambling on residents. Easier to overlook are the secondary economic […]

Michigan Close to Besting New Jersey in Per Capita Online Casino Revenue

March 21, 2023 | By: Alex Weldon

New Jersey has always been the top-performing online gambling state in per capita terms, but that may be about to change. Michigan online casinos and poker rooms won just under 53 cents per resident per day in February, compared to 55 cents for New Jersey. At current growth rates, the two will be neck-and-neck in March, and Michigan could […]

Everi Enters Historical Horse Racing Via Exacta Systems

March 10, 2023 | By: Chav Vasilev

Everi Holdings Inc. entered historical horse racing (HHR) through Exacta Systems’ technology. On March 2, Exacta announced Everi’s HHR games debuted at Boston Billiards Club and Casino in Nashua, NH. Exacta said among the HHR games on its system, Exacta Connect, are four “player-popular” titles: Patriot Extra Spin Triple Jackpot Gems Deluxe Wild Gems Extra Spin Blazin’ […]

PointsBet Says No US Expansion in 2023, Puts Focus On Existing Markets

March 8, 2023 | By: Robyn McNeil

PointsBet aims to curb US losses in 2023 by focusing on existing markets and pursuing high-value bettors. In the short term, that means passing on upcoming state launches. Long-term, however, the goal is long-term, sustainable success for the Aussie import. According to executives during a recent fiscal earnings call, the course correction is expected to […]

NorthStar Gaming Now Publicly Traded as TSXV:BET Following Reverse Takeover

March 7, 2023 | By: Alex Weldon

Investors will shortly be able to purchase shares in Ontario’s homegrown online gambling operator NorthStar Gaming. The company announced on Mar. 3 that it had completed the reverse takeover process it was undergoing to become a publicly-traded corporation. Technically speaking, the former NorthStar Gaming is now a subsidiary of another company, Baden Resources, which has now taken on […]

Bally’s to Cut Sports Betting Losses, Emphasize Online Casino in 2023

March 1, 2023 | By: Chav Vasilev

Incoming CEO Robeson Reeves says that the future of Bally’s Corporation lies in online casino gaming more than in sports betting. It’s the latest of several companies to have made that pivot in the face of headwinds in the highly competitive US sports betting space. The decision may come as a small consolation to investors. Bally’s reported $425 million […]

Analysts Rate DraftKings Stock a ‘Buy’ After Company Raises 2023 Outlook

February 22, 2023 | By: Chav Vasilev

DraftKings stock has risen 36% over the past month, prompting many financial advisors to move it into the “Buy” category. Much of that increase came on Feb. 17, following an earnings call in which CEO Jason Robins promised investors that the company would achieve profitability in 2024. The gains follow a long period in which analysts […]

US Online Casinos Make $510 Million in January 2023 Despite Slowdown

February 21, 2023 | By: Alex Weldon

Across six legal states, US online casinos produced over a half-billion in gross gaming revenue in January. However, they came up 4.8% short of the Bonus forecast for the month. That may suggest the industry’s growth is slowing down even more than expected. Full-year revenue rose 38% in 2022. Bonus projected that we’d see this slow to 21% in 2023. However, year-over-year growth in the monthly total for […]

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