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Tennis Integrity Unit bans players for betting, match-fixing

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balltennisnetThe Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) has said that it banned nine professional players for either betting or match-fixing activities in 2017.

In total, 13 players were sanctioned during the past 12 months, with five of these banned for match-fixing and a further four for betting.

The amount represents an increase on the nine players and officials that...

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UKGC probes online operators over protection efforts

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UK 190The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) is to investigate 17 online gaming firms regarding their approach to anti-money laundering and social responsibility.

In a letter to all online casino operators active in the UK market, the UKGC has raised concerns over the processes currently in place to address such issues.

The move comes after what the UKGC...

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Scientific Games completes acquisition of NYX

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Scientific Games to acquire NYX for $630mScientific Games has today (Friday) completed its acquisition of NYX Gaming Group in a deal worth around CAD$775m (€519.6m/US$626.5m).

In September, Scientific Games announced it had agreed terms on to merge with NYX and create a “global digital gaming and lottery powerhouse”.

Last month, Scientific Games shareholders unanimously voted to approve...

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Aristocrat hails digital growth as key financials rise

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Aristocrat Leisure 0Aristocrat Leisure has cited the performance of its digital segment as one of the main reasons behind financial growth in the 12 months to September 30.

Revenue for the full year amounted to A$2.45bn (€1.56bn/US$1.89bn), which represents a jump of 15.3% on the A$2.13bn generated in the previous year.

Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and...

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The Stars Group subsidiary offloads stake in Jackpotjoy

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thestarsgroupThe Stars Interactive Holdings subsidiary of The Stars Group has sold its entire stake in Jackpotjoy in order to increase the size of its share placing.

The company, which operates as an indirect subsidiary of Stars Group, held 5.6 million shares in Jackpotjoy, which represents 7.5% of the entire business.

However, as confirmed by Alliance News,...

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Nevada reveals further sports betting success in October

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USA 199Nevada has followed up on a record month for sports betting in September by surpassing the $500m (€419.6m) handle again in October.

September saw the US state set a new betting handle record of $558.4m, and the Nevada Gaming Control Board has now revealed that the handle in October came in at $522m.

This represents the best-ever performance by...

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GAN pens distribution deal with 1X2 NETWORK

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GANLogoGAN has entered into a content distribution partnership with 1X2 NETWORK.

Under the agreement, the 1X2 NETWORK collection of HTML5 virtual sports games, table games and slots will be made available to GAN client operators around the world.

GAN clients will have the option to access the content as a ‘Simulated Gaming’ option or for real-money reg...

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Cherry increases stake in Highlight Games

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Cherry lowers forecasts as ComeOn! integration continuesCherry has exercised an option to acquire an additional 12.5% of the shares in Highlight Games, taking its overall stake in the business to 37.5%.

In May, Cherry purchased 25% of the gaming technology company in a deal worth £2.4m (€2.7m/$3.2m), with the option to later acquire a further 26% share over the following 18 months.

Cherry has now...

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Prima Networks partners Italy’s Microgame

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italy 53 0Microgaming-powered Prima Networks has secured a reseller agreement with Italian gaming service provider Microgame.
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Gaming Nation completes takeover arrangement

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Gaming Nation completes purchase of BD Sport GroupGaming Nation has finalised its previously announced takeover by OC Special Opportunities Fund.

In August, Gaming Nation revealed that OC Special Opportunities Fund, a private investment fund managed by Orange Capital Ventures, had entered into a plan of arrangement to acquire 100% of the shares in the company.

After earlier this month saying that...

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