Daily Archives: May 18, 2023

The Gaming Society launches second WNBA prediction game

Women’s sports betting platform Gaming Society has released its second annual free-to-play predictor game in partnership with the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA).

The W Prediction Game Presented by Gaming Society was released today (18 May), ahead of the 2023 WNBA season.

The game will allow fans to make predictions on WNBA match-ups throughout the 2023 season, utilising the Weekly Pick ‘Em and Live Gamification prediction games.

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MS sports betting revenue up despite handle dip in April

Mississippi experienced a year-on-year increase in sports betting revenue in April despite reporting a decline in handle.

Player spending for the month amounted to $31.8m, which was 10.4% lower than $35.5m in April 2022 and also 31.9% down from $46.7m in March of this year.

However, revenue reached $4.3m, which was up marginally from $4.2m in the same month last year but 14.0% lower than $5.0m in March.

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PA gambling revenue reaches $476.7m in April

Gambling revenue in Pennsylvania climbed 3.3% year-on-year in April but fell short of the monthly record set in March.

Total market revenue for the month amounted to $476.7m, up from $461.6m in April 2022 but 7.5% lower than the record $515.3m in March of this year.

Land-based slots, the primary source of revenue for the state, declined 2.2% year-on-year to $213.0m. Retail table games also slipped 7.8% to $84.4m.

In contrast, online casino gaming revenue jumped 21.3% to $137.2m. Internet slots revenue was up 24.7% to $95.6m and igaming tables revenue climbed 16.1% to $38.9m, although ipoker revenue slipped 7.0% to $2.7m.

Hollywood Casino at Penn National retained top spot with $58.5m in total igaming revenue. Valley Forge Casino Resort was second with $31.2m, then Rivers Casino Philadelphia on $26.1m.

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Brentford’s Toney banned for eight months over betting breach

The English Football Association (FA) has issued an eight-month ban to Brentford striker Ivan Toney after ruling he breached its betting rules.

The ban is effective immediately and will run through until 16 January 2024, with Toney not permitted to return to training with his club until the final four months of the ban, beginning 17 September.

Toney, who has been capped by England once, was charged with 262 breaches of FA Rule E8 between 25 February 2017 and 23 January 2021. The FA subsequently withdrew 30 of these breaches and Toney admitted to the remaining 232.

FA Rule E8 states any player, match official or coach must not bet, either directly or indirectly, on any matters related to football anywhere in the world.

News of the alleged breaches first broke in November when Toney posted a message on his social media account saying he was assisting the FA with an investigation.

Shortly afterwards the FA confirmed it had identified an initial 232 breaches before more breaches wer..

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