Gambling News 10th May, 2012

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NEVADA LAND GAMBLING DOWN 11 PERCENT

10th May, 2012 at 16:25:52
Nevada Gaming Control Board reports that many of the state's major venues saw revenues decline

The Nevada Gaming Control Board reported Thursday that land gambling operations in the state suffered an 11 percent decline in revenues to $855 million in March compared to the same period a year ago.

Full Story: Nevada Land Gambling Down 11 Percent »

NEW JERSEY INTERNET GAMBLING BILL THROUGH ASSEMBLY COMMITTEE

10th May, 2012 at 16:25:52
House lawmakers join Senate committee colleagues, who approved the bill last month

Sen. Ray Lesniak's second attempt at getting an online gambling legalisation bill through the state Legislature enjoyed further success Thursday when the important House Regulatory Oversight and Gaming Committee voted 3-1, with one abstention, to send the bill to a vote of the full Assembly.

Full Story: New Jersey Internet Gambling Bill Through Assembly Committee »

ATLANTIC CITY REVENUES DOWN BY 10 PERCENT IN APRIL

10th May, 2012 at 16:25:52
Land casinos digest another poor month

The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement released April's numbers for Atlantic City Thursday, reporting that land casinos as a whole took in $260.6 million, a 10 percent decline from a year ago.

Full Story: Atlantic City Revenues Down By 10 Percent In April »

PLAYING CARD FIRM LAUNCHES MOBILE SOCIAL CASINO

10th May, 2012 at 09:37:44
US Playing Card Company partners with social mobile gaming outfit in new venture

Zeniz, a social mobile gaming company owned in partnership by The United States Playing Card Company and digi117 has launched Casino by Zeniz, a freemium casino app available now for iOS.

Full Story: Playing Card Firm Launches Mobile Social Casino »

iSOFTBET PROVIDES NEW GAMES TO ITALIAN ONLINE GAMBLING SITE

10th May, 2012 at 09:37:44
32 games in new suite for NetBet.it

The Italian online casino operator NetBet.it has announced that it has taken delivery of a new suite of 32 internet casino games from iSoftBet.

Full Story: Isoftbet Provides New Games To Italian Online Gambling Site »

NEW CHIEF FOR AUSSIE GAMES COMPANY IN THE UNITED STATES

10th May, 2012 at 09:37:44
Atul Bali has wide experience in the social gaming field

The Australian online and land gambling content supplier Aristocrat Leisure Limited has appointed Atul Bali to succeed Nick Khin as president of Aristocrat Americas, effective 30 June 2012 and subject to regulatory approvals.

Full Story: New Chief For Aussie Games Company In The United States »

ONLINE GAMBLING TECHNOLOGY PROVIDER REPORTS MORE LOSSES

10th May, 2012 at 07:15:05
Cryptologic first quarter losses almost quadruple in Q1-2012

Online gambling software developer Cryptologic, now under new management following the recent Amaya Gaming take-over, has posted a disappointing Q1-2012 report showing plenty of net cash available, but a net loss that has almost quadrupled since the same time last year.

Full Story: Online Gambling Technology Provider Reports More Losses »

RANK GROUP AND GALA CORAL RETURN TO THE NEGOTIATING TABLE

10th May, 2012 at 07:15:05
Rank re-opens GBP200 million casino deal talks with Gala Coral

It appears that Rank Group plc is still interested in acquiring Gala Coral group despite walking away from negotiations at the end of March this year (see previous reports).

Full Story: Rank Group And Gala Coral Return To The Negotiating Table »

INTERNET GAMBLING COULD BENEFIT, NOT PAIN, LAND CASINOS

10th May, 2012 at 03:34:51
Top land gambling exec Frank Fahrenkopf see online gambling as a feeder for land casinos

Frank Fahrenkopf, the chief executive of the US land gambling trade body the American Gaming Association, has spoken out in favour of internet gambling, reassuring interested parties that it is more likely to benefit land casinos than hurt them.

Full Story: Internet Gambling Could Benefit, Not Pain, Land Casinos »

SOUTHERN CONFERENCE DISCUSSES INTERNET GAMBLING

10th May, 2012 at 03:34:51
Much discussion on whether the feds or the states will regulate online gambling

Internet gambling was a main topic of discussion at yet another US conference this week when delegates gathered in Biloxi, Mississippi for the Southern Gaming Summit, reports WLOX.

Full Story: Southern Conference Discusses Internet Gambling »

NEW TECHIE DIRECTOR HIRED BY BODOG

10th May, 2012 at 03:34:51
Brand franchiser moving increasingly into software development

Online gambling brand franchiser Bodog appears to be moving increasingly into the field of software development with the appointment by Bodog UK this week of Sathish Seshadri as Software Development Director.

Full Story: New Techie Director Hired By Bodog »

INTERACTIVE OPERATIONS BOOST RANK RESULTS

10th May, 2012 at 03:34:51
Online casino gaming and bingo produce especially good revenues, and mobile is developing apace.

The UK-based land and online gambling Rank Group plc issued its interim management statement covering the 18 and 45 weeks period to 6 May 2012 on Thursday, noting that across the group there was 5 percent like-for-like revenue growth for the 18 weeks to 6 May 2012, with total revenue up 4 percent.

Full Story: Interactive Operations Boost Rank Results »