South Dakota senators propose sports betting amendment Email Address AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter A group of South Dakota senators and representatives have put forward a new amendment in an effort to legalise sports betting in the US state.Senate Joint Resolution 2 (SJR2) sets out plans to amend the state’s constitution in order to allow its residents to place legal wagers on sports events from inside the city limits of Deadwood.Precise details of the proposed law change were not published, but SJR2 does commit to putting the amendment to South Dakota voters at the state’s next general election.SJR2 also includes language whereby net proceeds from sports betting would devoted to the historic restoration and preservation of Deadwood, located in the far west of the state.Aside from sports betting, the amendment makes reference to other forms of gambling in South Dakota, including lottery and games of chance.SJR2 would allow for the legislature to authorise a state lottery or video games of chance, either separately by the state or jointly with one or more states. However, the legislature would not be able to expand this to to allow for private ownership.Public-spirited organisations such as charities and education bodies would be able to offer games of chance if all net proceeds from such activities were to go to educational, charitable, patriotic, religious, or similar uses.In total, 11 senators are backing the amendment, while 16 representatives are also behind the move.A similar joint resolution, to allow the city of Yankton to establish a venue offering roulette, keno, craps, limited card games, and slot machines, was proposed in January last year. However the motion, which was to raise additional funds for community and economic development in South Dakota, was voted down by lawmakers.Meanwhile lawmakers in the neighbouring state of North Dakota have also launched a push to legalise sports betting. Representative Jason Dockter has filed HB1254 to allow entities to run sports betting for charitable purposes in the state. Legal & compliance 28th January 2019 | By contenteditor Topics: Legal & compliance Sports betting Regions: US South Dakota A group of South Dakota senators and representatives have put forward a new amendment in an attempt to legalise sports betting one of the state’s largest cities. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter
Topics: Marketing & affiliates Sports betting Marketing & affiliates Regions: US Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Paddy Power Betfair’s US subsidiary FanDuel has enlisted marketing automation platform provider Fresh8 to support its advertising efforts in the US.The agreement will cover marketing projects across a range of platforms and support FanDuel in the states where it has launched sports betting, including its core New Jersey market.Fresh8 will use FanDuel’s wagering and CRM data to create and deliver machine-optimised marketing assets, which it said will help the operator save on time and costs associated with producing and distributing such content.FanDuel will first focus on using Fresh8 technology to build real time image and video-based advertising on its programmatic channels. This will then be rolled out to its affiliate partners, which can embed the technology with a single line of code.FanDuel’s integration with IGT means that Fresh8 will have launched its services across all major US sports betting platform providers, including Amelco, Kambi, SBTech and SG Digital.Aaron Dugan, head of online marketing at FanDuel, explained that the real time nature of sports betting meant manually-built campaigns are no longer viable, forcing operators to look for new, innovative solutions.“Fresh8 helps us distribute our proposition in real time and at massive distribution scale,” he said. “As soon as a bet is available in our platform, Fresh8 ensures it is also front and centre in every display, affiliate, and social advert we have.”Fresh8 Gaming CEO Andrew Sharland added: “We are delighted FanDuel chose us to help them achieve advertising scale across channels as they expand state-by-state across the US including helping them activate their tier one media company relationships.”FanDuel has enjoyed a successful start to legal sport betting in the US, with the operator among the highest-ranked brands in a number of states. In December, FanDuel was the biggest winner in New Jersey, reporting $9.1m (£7m/€8m) in revenue.Last month, FanDuel also generated $1.32m in revenue in Pennsylvania, second only to rival DraftKings on $1.35m. 30th January 2019 | By contenteditor FanDuel plans US advertising push with Fresh8 Paddy Power Betfair’s US subsidiary FanDuel has enlisted marketing automation platform provider Fresh8 to support its advertising efforts in the US. Tags: Online Gambling Email Address
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 20th March 2020 | By Daniel O’Boyle Galaxy Gaming revenue and earnings increase in 2019 Topics: Casino & games Finance Poker Table games Table games supplier Galaxy Gaming’s revenue increased 14.5% to $21.3m for 2019 and said it remains confident that it has the funds to survive the closure of many casinos due to the outbreak of Covid-19. Email Address Table games supplier Galaxy Gaming’s revenue increased 14.5% to $21.3m for 2019 and said it remains confident that it has the funds to survive the closure of many casinos due to the outbreak of Covid-19.The business’s earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation EBITDA, meanwhile, came to $8.8m, up 33.3% year-on-year.The business ended 2019 with cash reserves of $9.7m and long-term debt of $48.0m.As a land-based supplier, the casino closures and social distancing measures caused by the outbreak of the novel coronavirus disease (Covid-19) have had a major effect on Galaxy in 2020.Read more on iGB North America. Regions: US Casino & games Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Tags: Card Rooms and Poker
CSR Tags: Charitable Gaming 6th April 2020 | By Daniel O’Boyle Non-profit lottery operators in Denmark must now use the labelling scheme of the country’s Gambling Authority (Spillemyndigheden) when organising and marketing their games. Email Address Regions: Europe Nordics Denmark Non-profit lottery operators in Denmark must now use the labelling scheme of the country’s Gambling Authority (Spillemyndigheden) when organising and marketing their games.From 1 April, operators are required to ensure that their licence status, using the regulatory’s logo, appears on their websites, at the entrance to points of sale and on any other relevant material.However, Spillemyndigheden symbols do not need to appear on lottery tickets.The regulator explained that these would ensure players were aware they were gambling via a licensed provider.“The brand must be easily visible to the participant, and the organiser must at all times use the latest published version of the logo provided by the Gambling Authority,” Spillemyndigheden said.“Please note that the brand must not be changed in design, proportions or colors. In addition, the mark must not be used in a way that gives the impression that the Gambling Authority is a co-organiser or sponsor of the non-profit lottery.”The rule changes are part of a suite of reforms that have come into effect in Denmark this year. The country introduced new marketing regulations, requiring operators to incorporate new information and links in their gambling marketing, also from 1 April.On 1 January, Denmark introduced mandatory deposit limits. Player gambling data must also be kept on file for at least five years, and licensees will be required to develop internal rules, process and staff training on responsible gambling. Topics: Legal & compliance Lottery Social responsibility CSR Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Danish charity lotteries ordered to highlight credentials
Topics: Casino & games Legal & compliance Sports betting Email Address Casino & games Ukraine legislature passes bill to legalise gambling Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Ukraine’s legislature, the Verkhovna Rada, has passed a bill to regulate both land-based and online gambling in the country after a 248-95 vote at the second reading. Ukraine’s legislature, the Verkhovna Rada, has passed a bill to regulate both land-based and online gambling in the country after a 248-95 vote at the second reading.The bill, 2285-D was introduced by Oleg Marusyak as one of six alternatives to the reforms submitted by the Servant of the People Party-led government in Parliament in October 2019. Although it initially failed to pass at first reading in December of that year, it passed in another vote in January 2020 after some amendments including raising the legal age to gamble to 21.Online gambling, bookmaking and land-based casinos would all be legal under the bill, but casinos may only be located in hotels.The Rada has passed more than 100 of as-yet unpublished amendments in the weeks preceding the vote on the bill itself, after Deputies, mostly from opposition parties, presented more than 3,000 for consideration.Under the last published version of the bill, approved by the Committee on Finance, Tax and Customs Policy for its second reading, licence fees for online gambling were set at UAH30.7m (£906,000/€1.0m/$1.1m) and will be paid when a licence is renewed every five years. Bookmakers’ licence fees were set at UAH70.8m while a flat fee UAH121.6m was set for casinos located in hotels in Ukraine’s capital Kyiv, with a UAH70.8m fee for casinos in hotels elsewhere.This version of the bill also sets out restrictions on the origin and ownership of businesses in the market. The bill stated that all operators and slot machine suppliers “must not be controlled by residents of an occupying state and/or the aggressor state in relation to Ukraine”.Sources confirmed to iGB that this refers to Russian-owned businesses, as clarified in other Ukrainian legislation. The clause also applies to businesses with Russian directors, heads of accounting or ultimate beneficial ownership (UBOs), though it does not appear to apply to suppliers other than land-based slots, such as igaming content providers.Casinos were previously banned from advertising their services online or using third-party marketing, including affiliation. However, this was removed at the committee stage.The version of the bill passed by the committee said the parliamentary Committee on Finance, Tax and Customs Policy may appoint members of a Tender Commission, which then elects the chairman and members of the Gambling Commission.However, the legal committee of the Rada said that this is unconstitutional, as creation of a regulator is an executive function and a committee of the legislature does not have this power in its formation. It is not yet clear whether the Rada passed an amendment to address this.The Rada must now pass another act to setting out how the industry will be taxed. Currently, there are five different gambling tax bills for the Rada to consider.Last month, a new tax proposal for gambling, Bill 2713-D, was filed by Marusyak. This would set a 5% GGR tax on bookmaking, 10% for online gambling and for lotteries and 12.5% for slot machines. Although this bill appears the most likely to pass, it still must compete with four earlier bills, or the possibility of the Rada introducing another new tax bill.A bill jointly submitted by Marusyak and Marian Zablotskyi, Bill 2713, sets the tax rate for all gambling and lotteries at 25%. An alternative – 2713-1, submitted by Dmytro Natalukha – proposes a 7.5% GGR tax rate from bookmaking, 12.5% from online gambling and 22% from lotteries.A third, 2713-2, put forward by Oleksandr Dubinsky, also looks to establish a flat tax rate of 25% of GGR for all forms of gambling: online, land-based and lotteries. The final proposal, 2713-3, put forward by Artem Dubnov, would scrap specific gambling taxes entirely, with the government making money from the industry only through licence fees and normal business and income taxes.The bill would still need to be signed by President Volodymir Zelensky to come into effect. Zelensky has been a vocal supporter of regulated gambling in the past.In October 2019, Zelensky voiced his support for a government bill that would have allowed gambling only at hotels, which he said should help curtail the presence of illegal slot machines on the streets.After bill 2285-D was initially rejected, Zelensky announced he would begin to enforce Ukraine’s anti-gambling laws much more strictly. Since then, Ukrainian courts have ordered internet service providers to block access to many unlicensed igaming sites, including a list of 32 sites in February and 59 more in May.All gambling except state-run lotteries became illegal in Ukraine in 2009, after nine people were killed in a fire at a slots parlour in Dnipropetrovsk in the east of the nation, but the country has looked to reintroduce legal gambling since 2015, when a new bill to legalise and regulate gambling activities across the country was introduced.The country’s government had previously pledged in April 2017 to legalise gambling by 2018. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Regions: Europe Central and Eastern Europe Ukraine 14th July 2020 | By Daniel O’Boyle Tags: Online Gambling
After paying SEK360m in gaming duties and SEK260m in gaming-related costs, the operator’s net revenue from gaming operations for the three months to 30 September came to SEK1.30bn, down 8.0%. Tags: Svenska Spel She joins from her own consulting business and brings experience in local, regional and national politics. Svanström has worked in public affairs with a focus on international competition, changing legislation and government-related issues in sustainable business. Operators, as well as industry association Branschföreningen för Onlinespel (BOS), criticised the measures and suggested they would harm the market and its licensees, while encouraging players to use offshore, unlicensed operators. Topics: Casino & games People Sports betting People moves Restrictions imposed by the nation’s government in response to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic saw casino and slot players limited to a weekly deposit limit of SEK5,000 (£436/€431/$566), with a cap on bonuses of SEK100. Results published earlier this month that Svenska Spel’s third quarter revenue fell 8.2% year-on-year as growth in igaming and lottery failed to mitigate the ongoing shut-down of its Casino Cosmopol network and reduced numbers of land-based slots. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter He went on to describe major changes taking place in the gaming industry, including the Swedish government’s ongoing investigation into the market. “As a state-owned gaming company, Svenska Spel will be a role model for the industry. We want to take that responsibility on a broad front,” Mörnefält continued. “This includes creating increased knowledge and awareness of the challenges that the industry faces in the long and short term vis-à-vis our decision-makers.” Joakim Mörnefält, the operator’s communications director, commented: “I am very happy to welcome Erika Svanström to Svenska Spel. She will have an important role as responsible for our activities in public affairs.” Email Address Svenska Spel appoints new head of public affairs 28th October 2020 | By Conor Mulheir People Regions: Sweden She has been an advisor on public affairs issues at Svenska Spel since April 2019, and prior to that was communications manager at Sveriges Åkeriföretag, an industry association for transport and haulage. Swedish state-owned gaming operator Svenska Spel has appointed Erika Svanström as its new head of public affairs, effective as of 2 November.
Topics: Finance Lottery Sports betting Results 2020 State monopoly Online sports betting Retail sports betting Results 2020 Amounts staked via the Intralot-powered Gambet app climbed to $4.2m, with customers winning $3.4m. Assuming there were no adjustments, revenue was up 64.8% to $822,101 for the month, Gambet’s strongest to date. Washington D.C.’s lottery saw stakes grow 27.8% month-over-month in October, though its city-wide mobile offering continues to be outstripped by William Hill’s retail sportsbook at the US capital’s Capital One Arena. Read the full story on iGB North America. Tags: Intralot William Hill DC Lottery Gambet This also meant that since the app’s launch in May, customers have staked $10.6m via Gambet, winning $8.8m, for revenue of $1.8m. William Hill retains retail lead as D.C. market grows in October Amounts wagered at the venue were up 17.8% from September to $14.4m, with customers winning back $11.6m. This left revenue of $2.7m, up 108.2% month-on-month, and taxes of $271,777 for the city. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter However, the William Hill-branded temporary sportsbook at the Capital One Arena continues to outperform Gambet, despite its limited reach and lack of a mobile offering. 16th November 2020 | By Robin Harrison Regions: US Washington DC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Email Address
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter The measures took effect yesterday (24 November) and were developed in partnership with public health experts, business and economic leaders. Nevada casinos limited to 25% of capacity amid Covid-19 spike “As your Governor, I am confident that I did all I could to avoid further restrictions and keep us on the path forward, but now I must act. In this defining moment, I implore Nevadans to tap into their independent spirit and consider their own personal responsibility,” Governor Sisolak said. Land-based casino Under the new restrictions restaurants, bars, casinos and gaming operations, gyms, fitness facilities and other businesses and activities will be limited to 25% of their applicable fire code capacity, a significant decrease from the previous limit of 50%. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter 25th November 2020 | By Conor Mulheir Topics: Casino & games Land-based casino Read the full story on iGB North America. Tags: Covid-19 Regions: US Nevada Retail stores, including grocery stores, will continue to operate at 50% capacity. In addition, public gatherings will be limited to no more than 50 people, or 25% of a venue’s capacity, whichever is less. Nevada’s Governor Steve Sisolak has put in place a number of increased restrictions to help slow the spread of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19), including a limit of 25% capacity on casinos, to be in place for the next three weeks. “Ultimately, our individual actions decide whether we are going to prioritize getting our children into the classroom, allowing our businesses to operate under safe measures, and protecting our hospital system and healthcare workers,” he continued. Email Address
He sees in-person gambling as beneficial not only to the operator, but to players who may be struggling with problem gambling. “We’ve invested a very significant amount of money into our responsible gambling tools and player protection over the past 12 to 24 months. It’s an investment that we plan to accelerate over the next couple of years.” In July 2020, the company was forced to close a quarter of its UK clubs due to what it described as an “unsustainable working environment”. Despite initial support, owners Caledonia Investments sold Buzz Bingo to Intermediate Capital Group for a “nominal sum” in March. Forward thinking He stresses the potential of connecting clubs online, but remains hopeful for a return to in-person bingo. He speaks to Marese O’Hagan about his new role, the importance of the digital space, and the effects of the pandemic on retail bingo. Like the rest of the UK, Buzz Bingo could not escape the devastating effect the pandemic had on the retail industry. Aside from the pandemic, Buzz Bingo faces the everyday gambling issues shared by bingo operators nationwide. Buzz Bingo’s road to recovery “The technology headwind, and the Gambling Commission with a number of consultations about affordability and the review of the Gambling Act right now, make for a challenging environment from a regular troops perspective as well,” poses Mansour. Buzz Bingo, like the rest of the market, is operating in an uncertain environment. The review into the 2005 UK Gambling Act and the effect it has had on public perception have already made gambling a tricky landscape. Regions: UK & Ireland It helps that in the real world, paper bingo is consistently becoming less popular. “Now people walk in and it’s a touchpad device which naturally appeals to a younger demographic.” “I love what the art of possible is with technology. I got very excited about what we could do with cross-channel in omnichannel, and there’s not many operators that you can do this with now in the UK who haven’t [already] delivered it.” Persistent uncertainty 30th April 2021 | By Marese O’Hagan AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter For Buzz Bingo, these efforts to appeal to younger audiences tie intrinsically with the UK roadmap back to normality. “Later on in the year, around the summertime, there’s some really cool event-based bingo that we’re going to really build off in clubs that will definitively appeal to a younger audience.” Mansour’s wealth of experience could lend a hand to Buzz Bingo’s revival. Prior to his current role he was the group CEO of Bragg Gaming and managing director at Full Tilt. “Before Covid kicked in, the business was in a really strong position,” says Mansour. “It was growing really well. It’s been difficult to trade in retail obviously for the last 12, 13 months. I think in that time period we’d been open for about six weeks.” Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter It’s clear that recovery, coupled with day-to-day gambling matters, will not be straightforward. Looking towards what omnichanne l could provide – a route that has seen success for other operators – could bring a new lease of life to Buzz Bingo. “The digital space naturally appeals to younger audiences,” Mansour explains. “So if you consider that we’re tying digital with retail then we’ll naturally bring a younger audience together.” “This is my 21st year in gaming and a large majority of that has been online… there’s a fairly even split between consumer facing and B2B. I think what that does is give you a good advantage in terms of understanding the landscape from both perspectives.” Although smartphones have placed gambling right in our pockets, the worldwide drought of live experiences may bring young people into bingo clubs once more. Tags: Buzz Bingo Scouring the market “[Gambling regulation] is something that we must, as an industry, put at the front of everything we do,” says Mansour. And particularly now, with GambleAware’s second annual GB Treatment and Support survey reporting a 10% rise in problem gamblers using some form of treatment over the last 12 months. Juggling the enthusiastic welcoming back of customers with staunch player-protection initiatives is a delicate balance. Dominic Mansour “I think that the demographic of our customers is one that has been vaccinated first, which is great, and secondly are keen to get out of the house and get back to their old habits… Given that we’ve got all the safety in place and we’re very Covid-secure, they’ll be very keen to get out there again.” Email Address “I think we, as an omnichannel [business], have a slight advantage as face-to-face interaction with people is often a much easier way of gauging where they are, in terms of whether that person requires some kind of protection themselves. It’s much harder when it’s only digital.” “We’re excited for a strong return from our customer base – we’ve got high hopes.” Mansour believes that it will be a gradual return to normality for Buzz Bingo. “We’ve got some really exciting stuff in the pipeline later this year… So there’s some plans around simple, local entertainment -whether that’s comedy, music, quiz shows and so on – in the clubs.” “Bingo is one of the softest forms of gambling, and I think by that definition, players are actually quite protected as it’s difficult to lose large amounts of money,” Mansour declares. The issues faced by Buzz Bingo have had equally devastating effects on the wider market. Financial issues cause by lack of casino use have forced operators to adapt to the climate or continue to suffer. Ongoing regulation Mansour’s experience will be critical, as Buzz Bingo may need all the help it can get. Topics: Casino & games People Bingo Product & technology Bingo In one instance, Mansour hopes to take the mandatory opportunities enforced by the lockdowns further and integrate them into Buzz Bingo’s future offerings. “This whole pandemic has accelerated what we’re doing now – live video – and if we translated that into a live bingo game, whether that’s broadcast from a studio or broadcast from a club to online… that’s genuinely something we should aspire towards.” It’s clear how much Mansour believes in the potential of Buzz Bingo. In this ambiguous climate, there are more questions than answers. But there are moments of hope in Buzz Bingo’s operations. Although the lack of in-person gambling was a deadly blow, Buzz Bingo’s online gambling revenue has the potential to support the operator, for now. Online gaming can tend to appeal towards younger audiences, while the age bracket for online bingo is considerably wider. A recent WhichBingo.com report placed 80% of online bingo players in the 35-64 years old age bracket. This leaves a largely untouched 18-35 year old band – a group with prime marketing potential. Hopes of a return to normal for Buzz Bingo lie in the hands of its customers. Most UK retailers, whether in the bingo industry or not, seems to be following the Covid-secure emphasis route. But with many people moving online for their day-to-day affairs, it’s possible that online bingo may become a preferred method of play too. Although fairly new in his position, Mansour has big plans for Buzz Bingo. It’s a unique position for sure, one that couldn’t play out in tougher circumstances. UK operator Buzz Bingo has suffered considerably in the last year. Chief operating officer Dominic Mansour, a recent appointment, aims to rely on skills gained by going virtual and the perseverance of Buzz Bingo’s main audience to navigate a path out of the novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. With the conclusion of the call for evidence for the 2005 Gambling Act review looming, gambling operators may see even further restrictions on their operations. Mansour believes that Buzz Bingo’s customer loyalty and ability to adapt can see it through to the end.
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