Daily Archives: September 25, 2023

BetMGM signs Hollywood star Chris Rock to support UK launch

MGM Resorts International has signed Hollywood actor Chris Rock to support the launch of its BetMGM brand in the UK market.

As an ambassador, Rock will feature in a range of marketing campaigns to promote the UK roll-out of BetMGM.

The first such campaign is now live, with Rock sharing details of various special offers to market the launch. These include bonuses and prices boosts, as well as information about exclusive content available from BetMGM.

BetMGM has also rolled out a responsible gambling advert specific to the UK market. Both campaigns are active across live sport, TV, out of home, digital, radio and social.

“We are incredibly excited to launch BetMGM in the UK and give customers something new,” BetMGM UK director Sam Behar said. “This campaign leverages the heritage of MGM Resorts’ best-in-class Las Vegas entertainment to deliver a unique proposition to the UK market.

“Alongside standout promotions and our A-list ambassador Chris Rock, this campaign clearly demonstra..

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New Hampshire reveals year-on-year sports betting decline in August

Sports betting revenue and handle in New Hampshire both declined year-on-year during August, although player spending was higher month-on-month.

Handle in New Hampshire reached $38.8m in August, down 10.6% from $43.4m for the same month in 2023. However, the total was 5.2% more than the $36.9m spent on sports betting in July this year.

Some $34.8m was spent betting online with DraftKings and $4.0m at retail sportsbooks in the state. DraftKings secured exclusive rights to offer sports betting online via the New Hampshire Lottery in November 2019.

As for gross gaming revenue, this was down both year-on-year and month-on-month in the state.

For August, revenue amounted to $3.4m, a drop of 19.1% from $4.2m last year and 2.9% behind $3.5m in July. Online betting accounted for $3.1m of revenue, with retail’s share at $270,235.

It was also revealed that New Hampshire collected $1.5m in sports betting tax in August.

Year-to-date sports betting spend surpasses $75.0m in New Hampshire

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Entain online revenue fails to meet expectations in Q3

Safer gambling measures, slower growth in key markets and sporting results hindered Entain's Q3 performance, although the group remains on track to hit EBITDA guidance.

In a trading update, Entain says online net gaming revenue (NGR) has been mixed across the group in recent weeks. While it still expects to achieve growth during Q3, Entain says that, on aggregate, this will be softer than anticipated.

Third quarter online NGR growth is now expected to rise by a high single-digit percent. However, Entain also says it will likely decline by a high single digit percent on a pro forma basis.

Reasons for this, Entain says, include adverse sports results impacting sports margins during September and slower growth than expected in Australia and Italy. It also noted the impact of safer gambling measures across the group and ongoing regulatory headwinds persisting longer than expected, particularly in the UK.

However, Entain also noted drivers of growth within its online business. The..

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