Portugal has announced the issuance of its eighth online gambling license to Estoril Sol to offer online sports betting services. The operator was already in possession of a Portuguese online casino license.

PokerStars parent company The Stars Group reported a 7.9% constant currency rise in Q2 revenues to $303.5m, with soaring casino revenues overcoming a significant decline in poker revenues.

Targeting hundreds of millions of Metal fans worldwide and having already partnered with some of the genre’s major stars, Metal Casino is to launch the world’s first gaming site for hard rock enthusiasts.

Paysafe, which owns Skrill, Neteller and Paysafecard, reported revenues of $538.7m (€458.5m) in the first half of this year, up 11% from $486.7m in the opening six months of last year.

Online gambling entrepreneur Calvin Ayre has been appointed Special Economic Envoy by the government of Antigua and Barbuda to advise on matters of blockchain and cryptocurrency technology.

Drugged-up rats turn out to be more risk-prone gamblers than their sober peers, South Korean researchers found.

Sports betting technology firm SBTech has further strengthened its expansion objectives by appointing Andrew Cochrane as its new Chief Commercial Officer.

Online poker operator PartyPoker has launched an updated version of its poker platform.

Maine has become the 15th US state to legalize paid-for daily fantasy sports (DFS) contests.

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