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US – Pennsylvania sportsbooks surge in September

Betting volume at Pennsylvania’s online and retail sportsbooks in September was the second-most all-time for the state, nearly hitting $580m for just the second time. A spike in interest was inevitable during the first full month of football, but the surge in both sports betting and online casino gambling — which produced more than $110m…

US – New Jersey first to generate $1bn in sports bets in single month

New Jersey became the first US state to generate more than $1bn in sports betting in a single month by taking in $1.01bn in wagers in September. The new high for sports betting came as New Jersey also set a new high for online casino revenue, helping to push New Jersey to the total gaming revenue record ($453.6m). “The state’s gaming industry has…

UK – Entain completes takeover of Unikrn

Entain has completed its acquisition of the assets of Unikrn, a leader in esports betting and skill-based wagering. The deal paves the way for Entain to launch innovative new esports products for customers in 2022. Entain has bought the technology, products, platform, and brand from Unikrn which, together with its 50-strong international team, will spearhead…

US – FanDuel launches mobile sports betting in Connecticut

Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment and FanDuel Group, the premier online gaming company in the United States, launched a fully integrated, real money online gaming experience for residents and visitors to the state of Connecticut. Starting today, MoheganSunCasino.com, the Mohegan Sun Casino app and FanDuel Sportsbook app, are now available in the state of Connecticut on iOS and Android. Launching in Connecticut,…

US – Penn National Gaming completes Score Media and Gaming takeover

Penn National Gaming has completed its previously announced acquisition of Score Media and Gaming for total consideration of approximately $2bn in cash and stock. The acquisition of theScore fortifies Penn National’s digital media and gaming strategy, creating a complete one-stop entertainment destination. theScore is the third most popular sports media app in North America and…

Canada – FanDuel appoints Dale Hooper to lead Canadian sports betting charge

FanDuel Group has appointed Dale Hooper as its General Manager of Canada. In this newly created role, Mr. Hooper will be responsible for developing and implementing FanDuel Group’s long-term strategy in Canada in keeping with the nation’s regulatory and legalization process within each province. Hooper joins FanDuel Group from Deloitte Canada, where he most recently served as a Partner…

US – Chalkline partners with Covers to launch free-to-play games

Covers, one of the largest and most trusted online sources for sports betting information, has announced a partnership with Chalkline to deliver a suite of live-odds prediction games at freeplay.covers.com. Covers has launched Covers Freeplay, a series of live-odds, free-to-play pick’em and prop contests that lets players compete for cash prizes and Covers swag. Over…

US – PlayUp live in NJ enters US’s largest sports betting market

The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement granted full operational licensure for PlayUp, adding the largest sports betting market in the US to the company’s growing list of jurisdictions. The New Jersey launch comes after PlayUp was granted approval in Colorado, where it has been operational since March. New Jersey quickly became the next priority for the operator who started…

UK – Pronet Gaming adds proprietary Popular Bets & Events module to its platform

Emerging markets platform specialist Pronet Gaming has significantly boosted its offering with the addition of proprietary Popular Bets and Popular Events widgets, which show players the market’s current top-10 bets and top-10 events, automatically refreshing every five minutes. The innovation promises flexibility of use, allowing operators to display to different areas of their sites, and is optimised for both mobile and…