Industry Snapshot:

INDUSTRY SNAPSHOT:

07th December, 2011 at 08:34:33
Source: http://www.azonlinecasinos.com

Acquisitions and Mergers:

- Betgenius Ltd acquired user experience and front-end specialist, Boolabus.

- Scientific Games Corporation completed its acquisition of Barcrest Group Limited.

- Sazka AS was acquired by Czech financial groups PPF AS and KKCG (S√ЃZKOV√Ѓ KANCEL√Ѓ, a.s.) for a consideration of 3.810 billion Czech Koruna.

- Full Tilt Poker bought by French business turnaround specialist Groupe Bernard Tapie, finalization of the deal hangs on the completion of various conditions..

- The reappearance of the well-known BetCris online poker subsidiary Americas Card Room was followed by its acquisition of Doyle's Room for an undisclosed consideration.

- Sportingbet Plc in a conditional binding agreement to acquire Danish online betting operations SHL, Danbook Limited and ISCI, Scandic Bookmakers Limited.

- East Pioneer Corporation B.V. supported by a services agreement with GVC Sports B.V., a subsidiary of GVC Holdings plc acquired Sportingbet plc's Turkish operation superbahis.com for a minimum consideration of £ 125 million in cash.

- Jackpot Capital Group sold Lucky Club Casino.com with its marketing partner Rich Club Affiliates.com to a group of unidentified investors for an undisclosed consideration.

- Fertitta Interactive, a division of a US land gambling group that developed the well-known Station and Golden Nugget casinos, has announced its acquisition for an undisclosed consideration of the assets of Cyberarts, a veteran online poker and social bingo software provider based in California and Alderney.

- Boylesports acquired William Hill's Irish retail estate of 15 shops for a cash consideration of Euro 1.5 million.

- Swedish software provider NYX Interactive AB (NYX) acquired Australian-based independent games supplier Nextgen Gaming Pty Ltd for an undisclosed consideration.

- Lucky Club Casino recently changed hands from Jackpot Capital to an unknown new operator.

- The European online gambling group Unibet inked an agreement to acquire 100% of the shares of French company Solfive SAS, owner of SPS Betting France SAS.

- Paddy Power plc has acquired Bulgarian games developer CT Networks Limited (Cayetano) for an undisclosed but "capped" consideration.

- Club 4 Aces.com on the Entraction online poker network has sold out to 24hPoker.com for an undisclosed consideration.

- Genting Casinos acquired Fox Poker Club, London's only dedicated poker venue, for an undisclosed sum.

- Pokerstars acquired Cara de Poker, a well-established Spanish website that is understood to have a significant player base.

- UK spreadbetting firm Gekko Global Markets acquired Irish spread betting firm Delta Index for an undisclosed consideration.

- Tattsbet Limited entered into a binding agreement to acquire the Tasmanian TOTE for an upfront consideration of A$ 118.4 million and the potential for a further A$ 15.4 million derived from a GST cash refund owed to the TOTE.

General:

- Parlay Games:

- Launched services with new customers; Paf bingo of √…lands Penningautomatf√∂rening and point-based bingo on Candystand.com with Publishers Clearing House Online (PCH.com, PCHCoupons.com, PCHGames.com, PCHLotto.com, PCHOnline.com, PCHOnlineSurveys.com, PCHSearchandWin.com and Candystand.com.

- Network partnerships and managed services arrangements with; Soccer Millionaire Limited, Barcelona Internet Marketing S.I. (www.bingorumba.es), Mediterranean Gaming Limited.

- Neogames:

- Will provide a selection of 40 plus scratch cards and instant win games to major online gambling group Sportingbet plc.

- Supply deal for the provision of a selection of online scratchcard and instant win games to the Mexican National Lottery, Lotería Nacional.

- Intralot's Peruvian subsidiary, Intralot de Peru, launched a new online product that was developed in collaboration with NeoGames, called "Click & Gana".

- PERFORM, Digital Sports Media Company:

- Signed TAB Sportsbet in a multi-year licencing deal for the provision of Watch&Bet..

- Launched a live sport streaming service with Broadcaster Al Jazeera's sports division, Al Jazeera Sport at Aljazeerasport.tv

- Partnered with Indian internet media firm Times Internet Limited (IndiaTimes) to connect Indian football fans with England's Barclays Premier League across online and mobile portals.

- ATP and WTA selected live sports data provider Enetpulse as its exclusive distributor of official live scoring tennis data.

- Bookmaker Ladbrokes entered into a games supply agreement with Blueprint Gaming and Ash Gaming and its mobile customers now have access to live streaming of AtTheRaces' live coverage of all British and Irish horseraces.

- Sporting Solutions, the B2B fixed odds in-play trading and pricing division of the Sporting Index Group signed GoldBet, Betinternet.com, Blue Square and 888sport to its service.

- Bettorlogic launched Nextbet, a unique tool that uses customer preference logic, combining performance data, customer data and details of the player's last bet, to offer additional, personalised bet propositions based on that selection.

- Microgaming:

- To provide CIRSA with online poker, casino and bingo software.

- Will provide Ladbrokes with its online casino and poker software in the newly liberalised Danish and Spanish markets.

QuickFire :

- Gaming content supply deal with Chili Casino.com

- Flash casino, soft games and live dealer casino product to supplement the 188Bet Casino.

- Flash casino for Russian and English language online casino site Red Star Casino.com.

- Microgaming's Prima Networks to its first Italian mobile operator, working with Neomobile Gaming utilizing QuickFire.

- The Asian-facing online sportsbook platform provider, Sunplus now trading as ONEworks.

- British Telecom and OnLive, a pioneer of cloud gaming technology, launched an on-demand video game service.

- The Montreal-based online gambling group Amaya Gaming:

- launched Kwachu 6/48 Lottery and an online gambling website BetKenya.com in the Republic of Kenya.

- Established Amaya Armenia, a new venture in partnership with the Armenian Government to establish a national Armenian lottery.

- Launched a short message service (SMS) game in Uganda titled "Yoola Obukadde SMS Game".

- Amaya Gaming subsidiary Chartwell Technology expanded its license agreement with Shufflemaster to offer its operators the popular Three Card Poker game across a wider geographic spread.

- Australian interactive television gambling provider Two Way landed a cornerstone investor, Malaysian entrepreneur Gerald Tan who will invest up to $2.04 million of expansion capital in the Company for TV wagering service and other advanced interactive media opportunities.

- CTXM to provide gaming content to Western Europe-focused Salutegame.com and a suite of fixed odds games to 32Red's internet gambling site.

- EveryMatrix:

- Added CTXM's XCasino suite to its offering, whilst CTXM licensees will be offered Everymatrix white label sports betting solutions.

- Provided its GamMatrix gaming management and payment processing solution to Tower Gaming.

- Play'nGo to provide EveryMatrix with Flash and mobile games content.

- EveryMatrix to provide sportsbook software to SportCity24, BetCave, ArtemisBet and Topsport.

- Gaming Media Group (GMG):

- GMG's The Poker Channel in distribution agreement with France Telecom, making the 24/7 network accessible to France Telecom and Orange TV subscribers.

- Play'n GO to provide GMG with e-gaming platform (EGP) for entry into the newly liberalised Danish online gambling market.

- Sports Betting Tech to provide GMG with a sportsbetting solution for the Danish market.

- USA suppliers of gambling games and equipment, Bally Technologies launched a new business division - Bally Interactive.

- Aristocrat secured a systems contract with Maryland Live! Casino including an online play-for-fun solution.

- Net Entertainment in gaming supply deal with Sky Betting & Gaming's SkyVegas.com.

- William Hill plc :

- Renewed its contract with Amalgamated Racing Ltd, owner of television channel Turf TV.

- Now offers live horseracing via a new bet-to-view service available on the Racing UK mobile Application.

- Betfred will utilize IGT's new Gibraltar office and data centre

- Zukido to supply Globet Sport with in-play sports betting platform.

- Betware to provide gaming platform to Spanish gambling group CIRSA.

- Openbet:

- Shuffle Master and OpenBet partnered to adapt a selection of Shuffle Master's proprietary table games to online.

- Teamed up with sports promoters, Matchroom Sport, Professional Darts Corporation and World Snooker, to develop a range of online slot and mini-casino games.

- Passoker, the provider of in-play betting technology, added Openbet to its client list, successfully integrating its product with the online software supplier's Remote Gaming Interface.

- Interactive gambling group NetPlay TV plc renewed its contract with Channel 5 following strong performance of its Supercasino.com on the channel.

- Scratchino Software Limited in supply deal with white label provider Plus-Five Gaming.

- Plus-Five Gaming launched a new white-label mobile and online casino at Betsphone.eu for Swedish operator Final Piece Gaming.

- Lottomatica Group merged its land-based division Spielo International with its online arm GTech G2.

- GTechG2 partnered with bidShopping on newly launched online gambling site Bidbingo.co.uk.

- GTechG2 will provide sports betting website digibet.com with instant casino games in a four year deal.

- GTechG2 will provide two new internet gambling sites, Pokerleaders and Spinwinners, with casino and poker gambling software along with a management system through an agreement with Xorti, a French holding company founded in 2009 and in possession of LGA Malta licensing.

- bwin.party:

- terrestrial casino operators MGM Resorts International and Boyd Gaming Corp. to partner with bwin.party interactive's online poker operations should internet poker be legalised in the USA.

- Party Poker offers Mac-friendly downloadable online poker software.

- bwin.party digital entertainment's Gioco Digitale has launched a live dealer casino solution on GDcasinò.it from Evolution Gaming

- Cantor Gaming launched The Venetian's new sportsbook and will operate the race and sportsbook and offer mobile gaming at the Las Vegas-situated Palms Casino Resort.

- Mahjong Logic Limited signed 66mahjong.com, Bodog88 and Kashbet.com.

- The second largest Philippine broadcaster GMA-7''s internet arm GMA New Media Inc (NMI) to launch online horse-betting venture in partnership with the Manila Jockey Club.

- Sportech plc subsidiary The Football Pools betting products made available on the Australian internet betting site Centrebet.

- OLIMP will license the Betgenius In-Play Manager product to generate in-running events, odds and lines for its online customers and retail outlets in Kazakhstan, South Africa and Russia. Betgenius also signed RunningBall AG for additional coverage of live betting events.

- South East Asian online gambling provider MatchMove Games in licensing agreement for Mahjong Time games.

- New Sky Bet podcast from Sky Betting and Gaming's online betting division.

- Online gambling operator 32Red Plc to use GB Group for its online identification verification processes.

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