NetEnt has announced double-digit growth in revenues and operating profit for the first half of 2017.

The proposed FanDuel-DraftKings merger is now officially dead:

Early Thursday afternoon, FanDuel CEO Nigel Eccles issued a statement saying he believed it was “in the best interest of our shareholders, customers, employees and partners to terminate the merger agreement and move forward as an independent company.”

DraftKings CEO Jason Robins simultaneously issued a similar statement, saying the merger’s demise would allow his company to “singularly focus on our mission of providing the most innovative, and engaging interactive sports experience imaginable.”

European gambling technology provider BetConstruct has signed an agreement to provide its sportsbook technology to Spanish online operator PASTÓN.es.

Casinos can – and should – become the VIP destination for video gamers, according to Blaine Graboyes, co-founder of GameCo and The Gamer Agency.

Half of US state lotteries are suffering from declining revenues:

In 22 of the 44 states with lotteries, revenue declined between 2014 and 2015, the most recent year for which comprehensive numbers are available. Twenty-one states also saw declines from 2013 to 2014. “Jackpot fatigue” — a drop off in lottery play until jackpots get unusually huge — is contributing to the decline, as well as fewer millennials playing, and competition from other forms of gambling.

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