Category: iGaming

16 Sep 2019

Habanero agrees BetVictor deal

Premium slots and table games provider Habanero has launched its portfolio in the United Kingdom for the first time after agreeing a deal with BetVictor, a leading global gambling company.

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05 Sep 2019

NetEnt acquires casino software provider Red Tiger

NetEnt has entered into an agreement to acquire fast-growing online slot supplier Red Tiger Gaming Limited (“Red Tiger”) in an all-cash deal with an initial enterprise value of GBP 200 million plus a possible additional amount of maximum GBP 23 million in 2022.

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19 Aug 2019

Online and at the agency sports betting: here are the data for July 2019

The data of online, virtual and at the agency sports betting for the month of July 2019.

A July of €488.9 million for online sports betting and a payout, the amount that is returned to the players, of €441.7 million. While online virtual bets raised €14.5 million for an expense of just under €2 million. On the contrary, 48.1 million were spent at the agency.
In the data for single operator excellent the performance of Goldbet, that flies after the union with Intralot and exceeds 20%. On the podium also Snai (17.8%) and Eurobet (15.1%). Compared to a year ago, Sisal, F.lli Simone and Hbg online Gaming are also growing. 1.26% of Betaland to be reported.

These are the operators:

GOLDBET20,30%
SNAI17,84%
EUROBET15,06%
SISAL14,30%
LOTTOMATICA12,59%
SKS3658,30%
BETALAND1,26%
SUN BET0,92%
ADMIRAL SPORT0,89%
F.LLI SIMONE0,68%
TOTALBET0,61%
HBG ON LINE GAMING0,59%
GI.LU.PI.0,56%
AGENZIA M30,46%
REPLATZ0,25%
VITTORIA BET 20090,24%

Bet365’s market share is falling in remote betting, which always controls the remote market segment after one year, even if it loses 1 point. Sisal and Goldbet, increased of 21%, going from 6.2% in July 2018 to 8.2 in last July . Excellent performance also for E-Play24 and Multigioco.

Here is how the sports betting market was divided in July by the main operators:
BET36519,12%
SKS36511,88%
SNAI11,86%
EUROBET10,41%
SISAL8,57%
GOLDBET8,22%
LOTTOMATICA4,75%
BWIN3,01%
WILLIAM HILL2,79%
STARS GROUP2,08%
BETALAND1,89%
BETFAIR1,79%
VINCITU’ GROUP1,33%
BGAME1,23%
8881,23%
E-PLAY 241,12%
MICROGAME0,58%
GI.LU.PI.0,54%
REPLATZ0,51%
SCOMMETTENDO0,47%
DOMUS BET0,41%
BETFLAG0,39%
LEO VEGAS0,18%

06 Aug 2019

The growth of online gaming and the drive of casino games

Since the last Monopoly’s update, the continuous growth of online gaming has emerged, driven by casino games and virtual slots.

Online gaming sector continues to grow. As it clearly appears from the last update of the data provided by the Agenzia delle Dogane e dei Monopoli, through the publication of the Libro blu for 2018, the online segment went from a value of the “played” of about €17 billion in 2016 to that of 24.6 billion in 2019.
As is well known, the so-called “casino games” give the greatest boost, with particular regard to the virtual slot machines, which went from a “played” of about 7.1 billion in 2016 to that of over 12.8 billion in 2018. Confirming the strong appeal that this mode of gaming, in its legal form, continues to have on the public, confirming the choice of the legislator to regulate new forms of gaming to remove players from the illegal market, which is also very widespread in Italy.

MORE WINNINGS AND PROCEEDS – However, the winnings for players grow hand in hand with the bets: in 2018 online slots brought over 12.3 billion into the pockets of Italians, compared to about 6.8 billion in 2016 . While the Treasury received approximately 183 million in 2018 against approximately 132 million in 2016.

MORE LEGALITY AND AWARENESS – However, the regulator’s control in the online segment is also growing, as well as player awareness and legality. As clearly appears from the section of the Libro Blu concerning “controls and investigations”. As regards the online, the data reveal that in 2018 the quota of 1042 irregular gaming websites closed by the administration was reached, compared to 207 in 2007 or 580 in 2017. A clear sign of the still very strong proliferation of illegal websites in our country, fought by the activity of the regulator. However, the number of attempts to access such illegal websites registered by ADM shows greater awareness: in 2018, there were “only” about 269 million, compared to over 2.5 billion in 2009 and over 360 million in 2017.