Online Casino and Gambling News: August 2019

DraftKings Set to Launch in Iowa

Fantasy sports and sportsbetting giant DraftKings is gearing up to offer their services in the Hawkeye State after the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission approved of their operations within the state.

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Bet365 Begins New Jersey Soft Launch

Casino gaming group Bet365 has announced that they've begun the soft rollout of their New Jersey sportsbook, with the goal of launching shortly after the test period if all goes according to plan.

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Betfair Named Official Partner of CONMEBOL

Betting firm Betfair has been named an Official Partner of the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL), which will give the brand exposure in an emerging market.

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Rank Group Sees 22% Fall in Profit

Betting firm Rank Group has published their second-half 2019 financial results, noting that operating profits for the period were down 22% from the year prior.

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Germany Orders PayPal to Stop Facilitating Gambling Payments

The German government has dictated to online payment processing firm PayPal that they must not facilitate payments related to non-regulated online betting activity within the country moving forward.

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Casino Grand Luzern Launches Swiss Online Casino

Swiss land betting group Grand Casino Luzern has announced the launch of their online betting brand to players within the country.

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NetEnt Releases 'Butterfly Staxx 2' Slot

Swedish casino game developer NetEnt has announced that they've launched their newest video slot 'Butterfly Staxx 2', which lets players combine flowers and butterflies for a chance to win big.

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Apple Putting 17+ Restriction on Social Betting Apps

Technology group Apple has announced that social gambling apps on the App Store will carry a 17+ age restriction across all countries and regions.

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China Wants The Philippines to Ban Online Gambling

This week the Chinese Foreign Ministry stated that they want the government of the Philippines to outlaw all types of online gambling after the island nation halted the issuance of new betting licenses this week.

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Raketech Posts Second Quarter Financials

Gambling marketing firm Raketech has posted their second-quarter financial results, noting that revenues for the period dropped 6.1% from the year prior but profits were up significantly.

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