Daily Archives: November 28, 2023

PointsBet CEO: On course to deliver growth in FY25

PointsBet chief executive Sam Swanell has outlined a focus on technology to deliver growth in Australia and Canada following the group’s departure from the US.

Swanell told investors at the AGM that PointsBet remains on course to break even this year and deliver growth in FY25. The CEO reiterated the rationale behind the $225.0m sale of its US business to Fanatics. He also gave an update on growth targets in its remaining Australian and Canadian markets.

PointsBet CEO Sam Swanell

Central to its performance, Swanell said, will be the proprietary technology powering its own platforms as well as Fanatics. In total, PointsBet’s platform handled more than $7bn in wagers during the most recent financial year.

PointsBet also retains the rights to use and further develop the Banach “Oddsfactory” technology assets. This drives in-play, parlay products and cash-out features in Australia, Canada and the US.

“The strength of our technology has also been validated through our sale of the plat..

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New Hampshire sports betting handle hits seven-month high in October

Consumer spending on sports wagering in New Hampshire reached its highest level in seven months in October, while monthly revenue was its highest since January.

Handle for October reached $77.8m (£61.7m/€71.1m). This was 14.8% lower than $91.3m in October of 2022 but 16.5% ahead of $66.8m in September of this year. It was also the largest monthly spend in New Hampshire since a record $103.4m was bet in March 2023.

Of this total, $65.9m was bet on mobile and $12.0m at retail sportsbooks located across New Hampshire. This is according to figures published by the New Hampshire Lottery.

DraftKings remains the only operator offering online sports wagering in New Hampshire. It secured exclusive rights for the state in November 2019.

Betting revenue reaches $8.8m in October

Turning to gross gaming revenue, this amounted to $8.8m during October. This was down 3.3% from $9.1m in October last year but 41.9% higher than the $6.2m that was posted in September this year.

The lottery noted the..

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