Month: August 2021

MRG sets sights on sports growth in Denmark with new licence

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Regions: Europe Nordics Denmark Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Legal & compliance 5th September 2018 | By contenteditor Email Address Topics: Legal & compliance Sports betting Tech & innovation Operator has been running casino sites in the country since December Tags: Mobile Online Gambling MRG sets sights on sports growth in Denmark with new licence MRG has set out plans to build on the early success of its online casino offering in Denmark by rolling out sports betting services under a new licence. Awarded by Danish regulator Spillemyndigheden, the licence will enable MRG to launch its entire sports betting portfolio in the country. MRG obtained a national casino licence in December of last year and has been operating the bingosjov.dk and bingoslottet.dk websites ever since. In a statement, MRG said its casino offering “has grown quickly and is a success in Denmark”, which in turn led the company to also pursue a sports licence. Per Norman (pictured), chief executive of MRG, told iGamingBusiness.com that it was always the firm’s intention to roll out its full service offering in Denmark. “Our gaming site Mr Green got its casino licence in Denmark at the end of last year and it has been in our strategy all the time to launch the full Mr Green offering including the sportsbook also in Denmark,” Norman said. “Mr Green’s casino offering has been a success in Denmark and after a quarter, revenue in Denmark amounted to 5% of MRG’s total revenue. “We want more Danes to discover and appreciate our Mr Green offering and enjoy a superior experience in a Green Gaming environment.” MRG, which earlier this year rebranded from Mr Green, is also seeking growth in other markets, having recently announced expansion into the Baltics. In addition, the operator is seeking to obtain a fresh approval in Sweden, having last month put forward an application for a licence ahead of the launch of a re-regulated market in January. Speaking to iGamingBusiness.com about this application, Norman said Sweden is an “important market” for the firm and that he is looking forward to re-regulation in the country.“The Swedish parliament approved a local gaming regulation in Sweden in June this year and it will come in place as of January 1, 2019,” Norman said. “This is something we have worked a long time for and we are looking forward to see Sweden finally becoming a regulated market. “Sweden is an important market to us even though it is not our largest market; it represented approximately 18% of total revenue in Q2 2018. “We recently handed in our applications and we are looking forward to continue to offer our Swedish customers entertainment in a ‘Green Gaming’, responsible gambling environment.”last_img read more

New operator VSODDS.BET going back to basics

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter New operator VSODDS.BET going back to basics Sportsbook ditches complex bonuses to lure “savvy” customers New online sports betting operator VSODDS.BET has launched today (Wednesday) promising to revolutionise the industry by offering market-leading odds to “savvy” consumers. VSODDS.BET, which is licenced in the Caribbean island of Curaçao, will provide only pre-match, fixed odds to players in core markets around the world. VSODDS.BET has launched with the intention of being a market disruptor and founder Dalius Dabashinskas told iGamingBusiness.com that it has set its sights on regulated markets across Europe, as well as the Commonwealth of Independent States. Dabashinskas added: “VSODDS.BET is all about offering players the best odds in the market. Our team of highly-skilled traders combine the dark art of bookmaking and state-of-the-art data feeds to crunch the numbers and offer our players odds that are more competitive than our rivals. “When it comes to having confidence in our brand and proposition, we believe that players are becoming more and more savvy, and that bonuses with hidden terms and conditions offer little value compared to properly calculated odds. “In some ways it is about going back to basics, but with a platform and brand that is modern, sleek and easy to use. The online sportsbook market is fiercely competitive, but we believe 100% that we have what it takes to stand out from the crowd and deliver a superior player experience.” VSODDS.BET offers odds and markets across a wide range of sports, including football, tennis, golf, basketball, Formula One, American football, ice hockey and handball, with more to be added in the coming months. Players can deposit and withdraw via all the major payment gateways, including debit and credit card, Visa and Mastercard, Skrill and bank transfer, and without incurring any fees. VSODDS.BET is also promising players “super-fast” transaction times. Dabashinskas acknowledged that operators have historically been cautious of offering pre-match odds, but he believes VSODDS.BET can strike the right balance between providing added value to players while also balancing risk from the company’s end. He added: “Our USP is very much our market-leading odds, so we have built a highly-skilled trading team to ensure we always offer the best value while also managing risk from our side. We have also launched with a simple and easy to use design and website, which we will fine-tune over the coming months based on player feedback. “In this regard, we are taking a slow and steady approach to our launch and roll out while we tweak our product and proposition to meet the demands of our players.” Topics: Sports betting Tech & innovation Sports betting Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter 5th September 2018 | By contenteditor Email Addresslast_img read more

SportPesa lands title sponsorship deal with F1’s Racing Point

first_img Tags: Online Gambling 14th February 2019 | By contenteditor Email Address Topics: Marketing & affiliates Sports betting Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Marketing & affiliatescenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter SportPesa has become the first online betting operator to enter into a title sponsorship agreement with a Formula One (F1) motor-racing team after striking a deal with Racing Point Force India. SportPesa lands title sponsorship deal with F1’s Racing Point SportPesa has become the first online betting operator to enter into a title sponsorship agreement with a Formula One (F1) motor-racing team after striking a deal with Racing Point Force India.Under the multi-year deal, which comes into effect from the 2019 F1 season, the team will be renamed as the SportPesa Racing Point F1 Team.SportPesa branding will feature on the front and rear wings, and engine cover of the team’s cars, which will retain their pink colour as part of the agreement. BWT will also continue as principal sponsor of the team.Adam Beighton, company director at SportPesa, said the new partnership is very important to the betting operator as it will enable SportPesa to expand into new territories and reach audiences across the globe.“Equally important is the platform it provides us, which enables us to stay true to our mission; to build and develop grassroots and professional sport in countries where we operate by bringing new opportunities to local communities,” he said.Otmar Szafnauer, team principal and CEO of SportPesa Racing Point F1 Team, added: “We are excited to have such an ambitious partner on board to help us deliver our team mission and look forward to working with them to bring the sport of Formula One closer to fans around the world.”SportPesa, which has operations in the UK, Kenya, Tanzania and South Africa, is no stranger to sports sponsorship, having worked with a number of teams and organisations since it foundation in 2014.The operator currently serves as the main shirt sponsor of English Premier League football club Everton, under a five-year deal signed in May 2017. The agreement runs from the 2017-18 season until 2021-22.In May 2018, SportPesa also agreed to become a partner of the final stages of last year’s Pro14 club rugby union tournament. SportPesa was the official gaming partner of the Pro14 Final Series, which took place in Dublin, Ireland.Image: emperornielast_img read more

Tropicana Atlantic City to launch sportsbook with William Hill

first_img8th March 2019 | By contenteditor AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Topics: Sports betting Regions: US New Jersey Eldorado Resorts-owned Tropicana Atlantic City is to open a new, permanent sportsbook in partnership with William Hill.The 5,000sq ft interactive space features more seats than any other sportsbook in Atlantic City, as well as a video display that can show up to 16 sports events at one time.Other facilities include eight betting windows, including one high-limit window, as well as elevated, VIP seating. Punters will be able to bet on a wide range of sports including American football, basketball, baseball, ice hockey, tennis and football.The new sportsbook will officially open to customers later today (March 8), with customers able to place bets seven days a week via the William Hill mobile app.“Sports betting has been an incredible addition to Tropicana,” Eldorado Resorts’ senior vice-president of operations, Eastern Region, Steve Callender, said. “Guests are not only coming to experience the sportsbook. They are also staying in the hotel, dining at our restaurants and enjoying all our non-gaming amenities. We expect to see these positive effects continue with the addition of our permanent location.”Joe Asher, CEO of William Hill US, added: “The new sportsbook at the Trop is proof of our collective commitment to provide our customers with the best possible experience. “Powered by our industry leading sports betting product, it will bring added excitement to sports fans that want to watch and wager at the Tropicana.”In September, William Hill agreed a deal to begin serving as the exclusive sports betting technology partner for all Eldorado Resorts’ land-based properties.This arrangement forms part of a 25-year, US-focused sports betting partnership, under which casino operator Eldorado has acquired a $50m (£38.2m/€44.6m) equity stake in William Hill, and 20% stake in its William Hill US subsidiary.Finalised in January, the deal includes measures for the two partners to invest equally in the development of in-venue sportsbooks, as well as developing the infrastructure to support in-casino, online and mobile wagering.William Hill holds the rights to operate online sports betting under the first skin to launch via Eldorado’s licence – in markets that require online operators to have a land-based partner – as well as the third skin where applicable.In addition, where regulation permits, William Hill will have the option to offer online casino and poker under any second skin launched via Eldorado’s licence.The deal continues a relationship that was first struck in 2012, and originally saw William Hill US power the casino operator’s Nevada sportsbooks.Image: Hilary Halliwellcenter_img Sports betting Eldorado Resorts-owned Tropicana Atlantic City in New Jersey is to open a new, permanent sportsbook in partnership with William Hill. The 5,000sq ft interactive space features more seats than any other sportsbook in Atlantic City, as well as a video display that can show up to 16 sports events at one time. Tropicana Atlantic City to launch sportsbook with William Hill Email Addresslast_img read more

Unibet launches first US sportsbook in New Jersey

first_img10th September 2019 | By contenteditor Kindred Group-owned Unibet has launched its first online sportsbook in the US, going live in New Jersey through its partnership with the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City.Unibet has been running online casino services with Hard Rock in the state since June of this year and will now expand this partnership to include sports betting.Kambi will serve as sportsbook supplier for the new platform, which will operate via the NJ.unibet.com domain, and through a mobile application.The operator added that it will support the launch with a significant marketing push, focused on the start of the new major league sports season in the US.Kindred and the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City together hold a joint Casino Service Industry Enterprise License in New Jersey.Read the full story on iGB North America.Image: formulanone Kindred Group-owned Unibet has launched its first online sportsbook in the US, going live in New Jersey through its partnership with the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City. Unibet launches first US sportsbook in New Jersey Topics: Sports betting Sports betting Regions: US Email Address Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Tags: Online Gambling AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterlast_img read more

SIS lands global deal with Argyll Entertainment

first_img Betting services supplier Sports Information Services (SIS) has agreed a deal to provide its 24/7 Mixed Racing Betting Channel to online gambling group Argyll Entertainment. 8th November 2019 | By contenteditor Betting services supplier Sports Information Services (SIS) has agreed a to provide its 24/7 Mixed Racing Betting Channel to online gambling group Argyll Entertainment.The channel, which features live streams of international horse racing and both British and Irish greyhound racing, is now available on Argyll’s SportNation.bet website. Argyll’s RedZone and GiveMeBet brands will also offer the service.Customers across the three brands can view live coverage of more than 19,000 horse races each year from over 80 racecourses across six continents, as well as more than 33,500 greyhound races.“Given the host of first-class international racing action on the horizon, the deal comes at the perfect time to secure the best possible experience for our customers when it comes to watching both horse and greyhound racing from around the world at any time,” Argyll’s commercial director Philip Bell said.Sandra McWilliams, sales director at SIS, added: “Our 24/7 Mixed Racing Betting Channel will offer Argyll’s customers quality betting events every three minutes, and we’re confident it will drive engagement and increase betting revenues.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Email Address SIS lands global deal with Argyll Entertainment Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Sports betting Topics: Sports bettinglast_img read more

Delaware sports betting revenue reaches $1.5m in January

first_img Email Address 11th February 2020 | By contenteditor Regions: US Delaware Delaware sports betting revenue reaches $1.5m in January Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter The Delaware Lottery has revealed a 5.5% year-on-year rise in sports betting revenue for January, despite an overall decline in player spending.Collective revenue from the three licensed operators in the state amounted to $1.5m (£1.2m/€1.4m) in January 2020, compared to $1.4m in the same month last year.However, consumers in Delaware spent less on sports betting this year, with the state’s handle down 23.6% from $11.9m to $9.1m. Player winnings also slipped by 28.2% to $7.4m.Delaware Park was the leading sports betting venue in the state for January, despite revenue falling 9.1% year-on-year to $886,783. The operator also saw its handle slip 33.7% from $8.1m to $5.4m.Read the full story  on iGB North America.center_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter The Delaware Lottery has revealed a 5.5% year-on-year rise in sports betting revenue for January, despite an overall decline in player spending. Topics: Finance Sports betting Financelast_img read more

Lottoland rolls out first UK charity lotto game

first_img Tags: Charitable Gaming AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Lottoland rolls out first UK charity lotto game Regions: UK & Ireland Lottery betting operator Lottoland has launched its first charity lottery game in the UK in the form of Win-Win Charity Lotto. Lottery betting operator Lottoland has launched its first charity lottery game in the UK in the form of Win-Win Charity Lotto.The new game will help raise money for four charities, with 20p from every £1 being donated to The British Red Cross, Hospice UK, Keep Britain Tidy and The Marine Conservation Society.Each bet on the Win-Win Charity Lotto will cost £1, with the jackpot to be fixed at £250,000 for every draw.Both the game format and results will be based on the French Lotto, with draws to take place every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. Five balls will be drawn out of a total of 49, with a further 10 bonus balls also set to feature.“We are delighted to be able to launch our charity lotto betting game here in the UK and are delighted to have these four fantastic charities on board, all of whom support amazing causes,” Lottoland chief executive Nigel Birrell said.“The whole team at Lottoland are excited to see the launch of the Win-Win Charity Lotto, it’s something we’ve been working on for some time and absolutely feels like the right step for the business.“We believe we’ve found a good balance, as the respective charities will all appeal to a different audience and yet are all equally, immeasurably important in what they do.”Mike Crossley, director of fundraising and marketing at The Marine Conservation Society, said the launch of the new lottery games comes at a time when charities of all kinds require additional support.Crossley said: “At what is such a challenging time for charities across every sector, it’s fantastic to have the support of Lottoland. The money raised by players of Lottoland will be immensely valuable to our ongoing work fighting for our ocean, working towards a cleaner, better-protected, healthier future where both nature and people thrive.” CSR Topics: Lottery Social responsibility CSR Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter 28th May 2020 | By contenteditor Email Addresslast_img read more

Bristol City and QPR sign up betting shirt sponsors

first_img Bristol City and QPR sign up betting shirt sponsors Tags: Online Gambling AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Online gambling operator MansionBet has agreed to become the new main shirt sponsor of English Championship football club Bristol City, while sports trading platform Football Index signed a similar deal with Queens Park Rangers (QPR). 20th August 2020 | By contenteditor Marketing & affiliates Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Online gambling operator MansionBet has agreed to become the new main shirt sponsor of English Championship football club Bristol City, while sports trading platform Football Index signed a similar deal with Queens Park Rangers (QPR).MansionBet branding will now appear on the front of City players’ shirts, while the operator will also serve as the club’s betting partner.In line with the club’s responsible gambling strategy, the MansionBet logo will not feature on youth kits.MansionBet previously sponsored Premier League clubs Tottenham Hotspur, Crystal Palace and recently relegated AFC Bournemouth, and also had partnerships in place with Manchester City and Newcastle United.“Sponsorship of a Championship team shows our continued focus and support of the UK market,” said Dana Bocker, head of integrated marketing at Mansion Group, which owns MansionBet. “Bristol City’s proud history within the English league and their growth over the last couple of years makes this an appealing partnership.”Bristol Sport Group head of commercial, Caroline Herbert, added: “With more than a decade of industry experience and a long tradition of sport sponsorship, MansionBet brings a huge amount of expertise and creativity to the partnership.”Meanwhile, City’s Championship rival QPR has struck up a new partnership with Football Index, the online platform that allows fans to use real money to buy and sell shares in players.The one-year deal will cover the 2020-21 campaign, though there is an option to extend for an additional year. Football Index branding will feature on the front of players’ jerseysNeil Kelly, chief executive of BetIndex, the parent company of Football Index, said: “We’re very excited to see this partnership help to grow awareness of the Football Index brand across an engaged football audience for the 2020-21 season.”QPR commercial director Euan Inglis added: “The team at Football Index have a very innovative approach in how they would like to engage with our fanbase through various content driven ideas and integration to our current and future digital assets.” Topics: Marketing & affiliates Sports betting Regions: UK & Ireland Email Addresslast_img read more

Dutch lottery to separate lottery and sports betting accounts

first_img Topics: Online lottery Online sports betting Regions: Netherlands Online sports betting Its Toto sports betting service will be governed by the new Remote Gambling Act, whereas the current Gambling Act will covers lottery products such as Lotto, Eurojackpot, Lucky Day and scratch cards. The Act had been due to become effective on 1 July, with the igaming market then opening for business from 1 January 2021, but this was delayed twice: first in November 2019 and then again in September of this year. Last week, Dutch regulator De Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) published standards for inspections under the new Remote Gambling Act. All prospective licensees must undergo an inspection of their gaming systems, with the report submitted to the KSA, in order to receive a licence. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter The Dutch regulated market is now set to open on 1 September 2021. 16th November 2020 | By Robert Fletcher The scheduled March launch date for the separate accounts will coincide with the planned implementation of the Remote Gambling Act. The Dutch National Lottery (Nationale Loterij) has announced it is to introduce separate online accounts for lottery and sports betting, ahead of the country launching its regulated online gambling market next year. From 1 March 2021, customers that want to place online sports bets and also play lottery games over the internet will need to have separate accounts for each vertical. This, the Nationale Loterij explained, is due to the two products being subject to different laws. Dutch lottery to separate lottery and sports betting accounts Last week also saw a consultation on the country’s new player protection rules for its new online gambling regime concluded. Proposals include a ban on offering timed bonuses and a requirement for operators to conduct risk analysis of all their games. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Addresslast_img read more