Daily Archives: May 2, 2023

German regulator classifies DFS as illegal gambling

German regulator Gemeinsamen Glücksspielbehörde der Länder (GGL) has classified “certain forms” of daily fantasy sports (DFS) as illegal gambling in Germany.

The classification occurred after GGL reviewed several forms of DFS, and concluded at a hearing that they could be classified as illegal gambling.

The regulator referred to Germany’s Fourth State Treaty on Gambling, which states that gambling must only be operated with the strict permission of the GGL.

GGL said that a “well-known” DFS provider ceased to operate in Germany after the hearing occured.

Ronald Benter, GGL board member, said that the decision had been made to protect German players from addiction and illegal gambling offerings.

“We find that our decisions are accepted by the providers and implemented promptly,” said Benter. “This protects consumers from illegal offers and the risk of betting and gambling addiction.”

GGL CEO Benjamin Schwanke added that keeping illegal gambling offerings at bay is a joint effort th..

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Bally’s to outsource tech stack

Land-based and online gaming operator Bally’s Corporation has announced sports betting supplier Kambi and PAM platform solution provider White Hat Gaming will power its sports betting services.

The deal, which consists of both online and land-based offerings, will see the providers supply the technological capabilities for sports betting to the business, as well as support the relaunch of Bally’s online sports betting platform Bally Bet.

The operator said that it expects Bally Bet to roll out across seven states and at four retail gaming locations by the end of 2023. The company further hinted that this may represent only the first stage of a global expansion.

Variable cost structure model

Through these partnerships, Bally’s said it wants to leverage Kambi and White Hat’s “proven” technology integration, licensing across regulated jurisdictions end-to-end, as well as the companies’ track record of executing “quick launches”.

The business said that another factor in why it has chos..

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RI sports betting revenue up in March despite handle decline

Sports wagering revenue in Rhode Island increased 8.1% year-on-year in March despite the US state reporting a decline in handle.

Players spent $41.5m betting on sports during the month, down 9.4% from $45.8m in March 2022 and also 3.7% lower than the $43.1m wagered in February this year.

Of this total, $30.0m was spent betting online, with the remaining $11.5m wagered at retail facilities at the Twin River and Tiverton Casino locations. Twin River took $6.2m in bets and Tiverton $5.3m.

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Colorado sports betting revenue up despite handle drop in March

Player spending on sports betting in Colorado declined 2.2% year-on-year in March, although the US state was still able to report an increase in revenue.

Handle for the month amounted to $494.4m, which was down from $505.6m in March 2022 but 16.3% ahead of the $425.1m wagered in February of this year.

Consumers bet $489.9m online during the month, while the remaining $4.5m was wagered at land-based, retail sportsbooks in the state.

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