There are a lot of ambitious statements in today’s digest about bitcoin casinos and other news from the gaming world. Aristocrat wants to become a leader in online gambling. Tik Tok “wants” to be part of the casino world, and Michael Owen has become an ambassador for Punt Casino. Also, in the end, you will find some statistics from Sweden, as the authorities published online gambling revenue reports.
TikTok plans to enter the gaming market
Chinese social network TikTok is testing HTML5 games on its platform. The company is now trying out new features in Vietnam, and could roll them out to all of Southeast Asia by the third quarter. It is possible that gambling will also be added to the social network.
Aristocrat says it plans to become the world leader in online gambling
The Aristocrat brand in its latest report indicated the company’s goal for the coming years is to become the largest online gambling platform in the world. The company plans to expand first in the United States and avoid the European market for five years.
One of the Roland Garros qualifying matches could be fixed
The organizers of the tennis tournament “Roland Garros” discovered a suspicious match at the qualifying stage. It is assumed that the Israeli Dudi Sela and the Spaniard Bernabe Zapata-Miralles could hold a fixed duel. The meeting ended with the victory of the second with a score of 6:3, 6:0.
Two Australians were arrested for match-fixing in League of Legends
The police of the Australian state of Victoria have published charges against two citizens who were convicted of organizing fixed games in the League of Legends Pro League esports league. The review began in June 2021. The trial of the suspects will take place on September 26. They face up to 10 years in prison.
Former England international Michael Owen named ambassador for Punt Casino
Former England and Liverpool football player Michael Owen has become the ambassador of the Punt Casino cryptocurrency online casino. The Englishman also used to be the face of British bookmaker BetVictor.
Catenamedia increased revenue by 11% in the first quarter of 2022
Catenamedia, an igaming brand acquisition company, has released its first quarter 2022 results report. The company’s revenue amounted to 45.2 million euros, which is 11% more than in the previous period. The largest growth was recorded in North America, where revenue was increased by 32%. This region is the main one for the company and brings 65% of all profits.
Sweden’s gambling revenue up 6% in 2022
Sweden’s gross gambling revenue in the first quarter of 2022 was 625 million euros. This is 6% more than a year earlier. Online gambling accounted for 64% of all income. Another 18% are slot machines and lotteries. 13% – charitable lotteries.
Sportradar increased revenue in the first quarter of 2022
Sports statistics provider Sportradar has reported its results for the first quarter of 2022. The company’s revenue increased by $186.4 million, up 31% from a year earlier. In the US market, the company was able to achieve the highest revenue growth – by 124%.
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