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Playtech extends exclusive SSBT deal with Paddy Power

Playtech extends exclusive SSBT deal with Paddy Power

Playtech has announced the extension of its exclusive partnership with major retail and online brand Paddy Power.

The new multi-year deal builds on a longstanding relationship between the supplier and Flutter Entertainment-owned operator, which dates back more than 10 years.

As part of the new deal, Playtech will remain the exclusive provider of Self Service Betting Terminals (SSBTs) for Paddy Power in both the UK and Ireland.

Playtech said the new deal comes amid a period of growing popularity for sports betting terminals in retail shops, which was in evidence during the recent FIFA World Cup. It has recently rolled out new features such as the improved Betbuilder and Player Props.

Shimon Akad, chief operating officer at Playtech, said: “Paddy Power has grown into a leading force since its inception over 30 years ago, and we look forward to building on our successful partnership with them. Our software performance has made this ongoing collaboration possible, and we are set on pr..

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Caesars Sportsbook opens at Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino

Caesars Sportsbook opens at Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino

A new Caesars Sportsbook has launched at Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The new venue marks the first Caesars Sportsbook location in downtown Las Vegas.

The sportsbook offers three betting windows, a number of self-service betting kiosks, an LED TV viewing wall and several odds boards.

Downtown Grand celebrated the opening of the sportsbook with a ribbon cutting ceremony and an appearance by author and professional gambler Anthony Curits.

“We’re known for delivering elevated hotel experiences and the new Caesars Sportsbook is no exception,” said Andrew Economon, general manager of Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino.

“We know our guests will enjoy the exceptional offerings of this all-new sports betting venue.”

Last week, Caesars Entertainment entered into a sports betting partnership with Raynham Park in Massachusetts.

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Premier Greyhound Racing signs with UK’s retail betting leaders

Premier Greyhound Racing signs with UK’s retail betting leaders

Premier Greyhound Racing (PGR), the media rights business set up to supply greyhound racing coverage to the betting industry, has signed commercial deals with the UK’s four biggest retail betting operators.

The new partnerships will see PGR supply the retail operations of Entain’s Ladbrokes and Coral, William Hill, Paddy Power and Betfred.

The agreements will see the recently launched greyhound racing rights holder supply pictures from its British tracks to the operators’ shops from the start of 2024.

PGR, which is a joint venture between Arena Racing (ARC) and Entain, owns nine of the 20 licensed British greyhound tracks and the media rights for five independent tracks.

Mark Kingston, director of PGR, said: “As important as greyhound racing is to the betting industry as a whole, greyhounds have always been a fundamental part of the betting shop service. Signing up all major retail bookmakers to take the Premier Greyhound Racing service is therefore the biggest endorsement we could..

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Caesars enters sports betting partnership with Massachussetts’ Raynham Park

Caesars enters sports betting partnership with Massachussetts’ Raynham Park

Caesars Entertainment has partnered with Massachusetts’ Raynham Park to open a retail sports betting facility there, pending approvals, after the racing centre ended its ties with Bet365.

Caesars will operate a 30,000sq ft retail location at a 13-acre site, with construction set to be completed during H2 2023.

The 60,000sq ft entertainment complex at the former greyhound racecourse, located just south of Boston, will also feature two restaurants, bars and private event space.

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Tipico toasts new partnership with Ohio brewery

Tipico toasts new partnership with Ohio brewery

Sportsbook operator Tipico has entered into an exclusive partnership with the Rhinegeist Brewery in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Under the arrangement, the operator and the brewery will develop a new “Tipico Sports Deck” in the Rhinegeist Taproom, offering a special experience to sports fans in Cincinnati.

Due for completion early this year, the Tipico Sports Deck will feature nine televisions for watching sporting events, as well as a series of sports-themed activations and deck-style seating for visitors.

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World Series of Politics Episode 11: GeoComply’s Linsday Slader on Ohio

World Series of Politics Episode 11: GeoComply’s Linsday Slader on Ohio

The special guests keep coming on the World Series of Politics, with GeoComply’s Linsday Slader joining Brendan Bussmann and Brandt Iden to discuss Ohio’s sports betting launch. Also under discussion are Brazil, Macau and the US legislative session.

The geolocation specialist’s managing director of gaming says Ohio’s sports betting launch was one of the biggest market openings in the US to date.

Over the New Year weekend alone, GeoComply recorded more than 11.3 million geolocation transactions, and Slader says around 1.2 million accounts were set up in the first week of activity.

This episode also marks the World Series of Politics’ debut on Spotify! You can also listen on Apple Podcasts, and directly from this page.

Ohio betting flies out the blocks

There’s also a wider range of betting options than ever before, with 1,000 kiosks rolled out across Ohio, and it’s going to be interesting to see how this works in tandem with a widespread mobile offering. If it keeps up its early ..

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PointsBet opens new retail sportsbook in Illinois

PointsBet opens new retail sportsbook in Illinois

Sports betting operator PointsBet has extended its reach in Illinois with the launch of a new retail sportsbook in the Villa Park area of Chicago.

Located inside the Crazy Pour Sports Bar at Club Hawthorne, the facility is PointsBet’s fourth retail location in the state and will be operated through its partnership with Hawthorne Race Course.

Customers can place cash wagers directly with cashiers at three betting windows or at eight self-service kiosks, while visitors will also have access to Crazy Pour’s full-service beverage and dining options.

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Detroit casinos post gaming and sports betting revenue drops in 2022

Detroit casinos post gaming and sports betting revenue drops in 2022

Detroit’s three land-based commercial casinos reported a year-on-year decline in gaming revenue for 2022, with revenue down across both slots and tables games and sports betting.

Revenue for the 12 months to 31 December 2022 was $1.28bn, down 1.4% from $1.29bn in the previous year. Slots were responsible for $983.7m of total revenue, representing 77% of the market, then table games with $273.3m (21%) and sports betting at $18.8m (2%).

Analysing the performance by market sector, combined slots and table games revenue fell by 0.8% year-on-year to $1.26bn.

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Gaming bill filed as Texas gears up for 2023 legislative session

Gaming bill filed as Texas gears up for 2023 legislative session

The Texas legislature will consider a bill that would amend the state’s constitution to legalize casinos at a limited number of locations and set the stage to permit sports betting.

The proposed law – Senate Joint Resolution 17 – would devise the framework for a new body named the Texas Gaming Commission, which would supervise legalized gambling in Texas.

Casino gambling would be authorized at a “limited number of destination resorts and facilities” with the proceeds going towards tax relief and funding for education and public safety.

The amendment’s author is Houston-based state senator Carol Alvarado, a Democrat who initially pre-filed the bill on 14 November 2022.

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ICE London partners Gambling Business Group for High Street Gaming Hub

ICE London partners Gambling Business Group for High Street Gaming Hub

Clarion Gaming has entered into a partnership with strategic body the Gambling Business Group to run a new show floor feature at this year’s edition of ICE London.

Dedicated exclusively to licensed street gaming, the GBG High Street Hub will feature both contributions and insight from leading brands including Novomatic UK, Entain, Buzz Bingo, Merkur UK and GameNation.

The new hub will be situated adjacent to the Pillar Hall Casino, a networking space and bar for the land-based industry, and allow visitors to explore the latest developments in the street gaming sector.

ICE London 2023 will take place from 7-9 February at the ExCeL London,

“ICE London 2023 will be the biggest edition on record and I am delighted that this will include a section of the show floor dedicated to the street gaming sector of the business,” Clarion Gaming managing director Stuart Hunter said.

“Our strategy and remit is to work in partnership with the industry that we serve and our collaboration with the Ga..

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