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Novomatic digital shows growth, though land-based revenues fall

Austrian-based Novomatic Group said whilst its land-based division saw significant revenue loss, its online segment was able to generate growth in 2020. 

Scientific Games names new Chief Technology Officer Victor Blanco

Victor Blanco, who previously led Aristocrat's expansion into social casino and casual games will now oversee Scientific Games' technology strategy to support leadership across gaming, lottery, sports betting, and iGaming as well as support the development and execution of the company's games.

Pragmatic Play live casino products join GGPoker’s online casino

Pragmatic Play says its complete collection of Live Casino products have been made available on GGPoker’s online casino
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Battling sign-up abandonment

Online gambling operators on average lose around 30 percent of their potential customers during the initial sign-up process as a result of inefficient KYC processes, according to customer journey experts. 

Merged firm to take over largest Japan-facing online gambling brand

The merger of US-based Bally’s Corporation and UK-based Gamesys Group will, among other things, bring new leadership to the largest online gambling brand in Japan, Vera & John.

Evolution to buy Australia’s Big Time for EUR450m

Evolution Gaming Group said it agreed to buy Australian online slot company Big Time Gaming for EUR450 million ($535 million) in cash and stock.
Macau visitors up 207 percent in August

China’s cross border gambling fight steps up a notch

Any hopes that China’s anti-cross border gambling campaign may fade into the background have been dashed by Beijing’s latest pronouncements vowing a crackdown will be a key priority this year. 

China keeps up cross border gambling campaign

China's efforts to stamp out cross border gambling are showing no signs of abating, with the Chinese Minister of Public Security, Zhao Kezhi, saying that the strictest measures are needed to eradicate the practice.
Public Security Minister Zhao Kezhi

More than 3,400 online gaming ops taken down since 2020

Chinese police have broken up more than 3,400 gambling platforms, and over 2,800 illegal payment platforms and underground banks since the crackdown on cross border gambling began in 2020, said the Ministry of Public Security on Thursday. 

New rules set for Australian online gambling domain names

Foreign online gambling operators with registered domain names will be wise to review a change in rules which could limit their ability to secure and keep their Australian domain names. 

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Mass market dominance grows in Macau Q1

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1xBet gets nod for two Global Gaming Awards

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Macau sees travel demand from China in May Golden Week

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