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BetConstruct to enter Denmark with new licence

Online gaming and betting solutions provider BetConstruct has secured a new licence from the Danish Gambling Authority (Spillemyndigheden).

The licence will enable BetConstruct to offer the majority of its services and solutions to approved operators in the Danish market.

Content and solutions available in the country from BetConstruct will include, online casino games, sports betting and live casino, as well as retail solutions for betting shops.

BetConstruct said it plans to work with operators, software providers, payment processors and marketing affiliates as part of the expansion.

“Obtaining a licence from the Danish Gambling Authority is a sublime advantage for businesses to widen their game offerings, enter a new, less saturated market in Europe and provide safe and engaging services to players,” BetConstruct said.

“Hence, BetConstruct is proud to become one of the first providers to receive this prestigious licence.”

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Rhode Island sports betting revenue level in February

Revenue from sports betting in Rhode Island remained level year-on-year in February, while the state reported only a marginal increase in handle.

Wagering revenue for the month amounted to $3.6m, equalling the amount generated in the same month last year, but down 30.8% from $5.2m in January of this year.

Online betting accounted for $2.0m of revenue in February, while combined retail revenue from Twin River and Tiverton Casino reached $1.6m. Twin River retail revenue hit $1.9m, while Tiverton Casino posted $420,795 for the month.

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RSI and Connecticut Lottery to wind down sports betting partnership

Rush Street Interactive (RSI) and the Connecticut Lottery Corporation (CLC) have announced a joint plan to wind down their online and in-person sports betting partnership in the state.

Under the arrangement, RSI will continue to operate sports betting in Connecticut on behalf of the CLC until a replacement is selected, with the CLC to issue a request for proposals in the coming days.

Wagers placed on or at any of the nine Connecticut retail locations will remain valid and all wins will continue to be paid out appropriately, with RSI saying it will work with the CLC to minimise any disruptions to players or business partners.

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Mississippi governor signs sports betting study bill

Mississippi sports betting task force given all clear after governor Tate Reeves signed House Bill 606 into law.

The law – introduced by Republicans Rep. Casey Eure and Rep. Kevin Felsher – initially had a far more expansive goal of legalising mobile sports betting state-wide by allowing each of the state’s 26 land-based casinos to partner with an online sportsbook, but was significantly cut down in committee.

While in 2018 the state became one of the first in the country to legalise in-person sports betting following the Supreme Court striking down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) – which paved the way for sports betting authorisation – mobile sports betting has faced a much slower route to completion.

In 2018, Mississippi became one of the first states to legalise in-person sports betting after the Supreme Court struck down PASPA

As of 2023, only one online operator – BetMGM – has launched their app in the state. Players can only access the application w..

ULIS welcomes Lithuanian regulator as latest member

United Lotteries for Integrity in Sports (ULIS), the organisation formerly known as the Global Lottery Monitoring System (GLMS), has added the Lithuanian Gaming Control Authority (LGCA) to its membership network.

The LGCA has worked in partnership with ULIS since May 2018 via a cooperation agreement and will now officially become an associate member and to strengthen its cooperation with the organisation.

Membership will include exchange of information regarding suspicious sports and betting patterns among the wider ULIS network of partners.

“The two organisations share the same objectives, values, and commitment to tackle the phenomenon of match-fixing,” LGCA director Virginijus Dauksys said.

“The data and information we receive from ULIS, helps us to look carefully into the different sport events taking place in our country and it can be used as an important element of our investigations at the national level.”

ULIS announced it was to rebrand in October last year after members..

Vermont sports betting bill passes house 

Vermont has inched closer to having legalised sports betting in the state, as an act relating to sports wagering passed in the state House.

House Bill 127 was introduced by Democratic representative Matt Birong as well as nine other house members (6D, 3R).

The act aims to authorise the state’s Department of Liquor and Lottery to operate sports betting through contracts with operators, as well as also granting the office regulatory authority over the activity.

If passed, a bidding process will be conducted for the state to approve qualified operators to enter the new market.

Under the bill at least two, but no more than six, operators can be contracted by the commissioner to operate an online sportsbook in the state.

Additionally, there are a number of regulations set out in the bill to ensure safe gambling practices are put in place. Among these is the creation of the Responsible Gaming Special Fund, which is to be used by the Department of Mental Health for problem gambling ..

BetDex Exchange adds cricket markets to platform

BetDex has announced that its BetDex Exchange platform is set to add cricket markets to its offerings.

The BetDex Exchange already offers soccer, football and basketball betting on its blockchain-based platform.

The addition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) will correspond with the beginning of the 2023 cricket season.

The IPL is the men’s Twenty20 cricket league in India. A total of 10 teams participate across seven cities.

“The addition of IPL on the BetDex Exchange is an exciting milestone and a celebration of the ongoing expansion of our betting markets,” said Varun Sudhakar, CEO and co-founder of BetDex. “Adding the IPL has been a key goal of the team as we continue to add more sports markets across the globe for our community.”

Nigel Eccles, founder of FanDuel, first launched BetDex in October 2021.

Just over one year later, in November 2022, BetDex Exchange became licensed and regulated by the Isle of Man Gambling Supervisory Commission. This made it the first regulated..

NH sports betting market grows year-on-year in February

Sports wagering handle and revenue in New Hampshire both increased year-on-year in February, although the state also reported month-on-month declines.

Player spending for the month amounted to $87.0m, which was 22.7% more than $70.9m in February 2022 but 10.5% lower than $97.2m in January this year.

Of this total, $75.5m was wagered online, while the remaining $11.5m was spent betting at retail sportsbooks.

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Tab NZ pens long-term strategic partnering with Entain

Tab NZ, the sole holder of a betting licence in New Zealand, has entered into a long-term strategic partnership with Entain.

Under the arrangement, which remains subject to ministerial approval, Entain will support Tab NZ with delivering wagering and broadcast functions in the country for a period of 25 years.

Tab NZ said it took the decision to enter such a partnership due to increasing competition, rising costs, capital constraints and other challenges that have impacted its ability to deliver adequate funding to racing and sports.

With these challenges expected to increase, Tab NZ said it had spent the last six months engaging with a range of operators in relation to a strategic partnering arrangement and received a number of proposals, including the successful pitch from Entain.

Specific terms of the deal will remain commercially confidential until approval is granted, but it was confirmed that Entain was selected based on a wide range of criteria, including operational experti..

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