Gambling News 01st October, 2012

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SPORTINGBET CONFIRMS REJECTION OF WILL HILL-GVC OFFER (Update)

01st October, 2012 at 15:38:46
"This indicative offer significantly undervalues the business and its future prospects."

Sportingbet plc confirmed Monday that it has received an indicative offer from William Hill and GVC of 52.5 pence comprising of 45 pence in cash from William Hill and 7.5 pence in shares in GVC.

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WMS INTERACTIVE SUBSIDIARY IN IOWA LAND CASINO DEAL

01st October, 2012 at 15:38:46
Williams Interactive to supply white-label Play4Fun network platform to Meskwaki Bingo Casino

Williams Interactive, the online subsidiary of the WMS gambling group, has launched a first-of-its-kind, white-labeled B2B suite of interactive products and services on its Play4Fun Network platform with the Meskwaki Bingo Casino in Tama, Iowa.

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GAMBLING A NATIONAL SECURITY ISSUE IN HUNGARY ?

01st October, 2012 at 15:38:46
Determined to be caused by unnamed issues stemming from the gambling industry

A bill filed in the Hungarian Parliament today (Monday) reportedly described unidentified gambling industry related issues as posing a threat to Hungary's National Security.

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SHUFFLE MASTER REBRANDS TO SHFL ENTERTAINMENT

01st October, 2012 at 15:38:46
Name change effective immediately

Shuffle Master opens the next chapter with a new company name SHFL Entertainment, Inc. that it says incorporates the Company's mission and its impact in the casino gaming industry.

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PLAYSINO ACQUIRES POPOVER AND FOGHORN GAMES

01st October, 2012 at 15:38:46
Two strategic social gaming acquisitions

Social gaming software developer Playsino out of Santa Monica, California has acquired Popover Games, including the cross-platform Popover Poker, a number of other social casino games and most of Popover's employees. It has also acquired Foghorn Games, a joint-developer of Popover's social casino game Bingo Around the World, both for undisclosed considerations.

Full Story: Playsino Acquires Popover And Foghorn Games »

SPIN GAMES PARTNERS WITH GEOCOMPLY

01st October, 2012 at 08:06:57
GeoLocation embedded in games

Newcomer Nevada-based games developer Spin Games will embed geolocation capabilites in their games across PC, Mac and mobile devices in collaboration with Geolocation services provider GeoComply.

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AMAYA PARTNERS WITH ZUKIDO

01st October, 2012 at 08:06:57
Two game mobile development deal

Amaya Gaming's interactive arm has named mobile specialist Zukido as its mobile development partner.

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FUN88 EXPANDS OFFERING TO INCLUDE LIVE DEALER PRODUCT

01st October, 2012 at 08:06:57
Includes Baccarat 6, popular with Asian terrestrial players

Asian-facing online casino and sportsbook operator Fun88.com has expanded its casino portfolio to include a live dealer product supplied by Bodog Gaming.

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SPORTINGBET TURNS DOWN COMBINED WILL HILL-GVC OFFER (Update)

01st October, 2012 at 03:00:06
Reportedly GBP350 million takeover offer rejected?

The UK newspaper The Sunday Times reported over the weekend that online gambling group Sportingbet plc has rejected an acquisition offer of GBP 350 million from William Hill plc and GVC plc.

Full Story: Sportingbet Turns Down Combined Will Hill-gvc Offer (update) »

AMAYA GAMING TO USE SPORTSBOOK TECHNOLOGY FROM OFFSIDE GAMING

01st October, 2012 at 03:00:06
Internet and mobile sportsbook platform covered in new deal

Online sports betting technology provider Offsidegaming has secured a contract to supply the Montreal-based Amaya Gaming Group with sportsbook technology for retail and internet; the deal includes the supply of internet and mobile sports betting technology to Amaya and its subsidiaries, along with the development of a managed retail solution for roll out to a number of emerging markets.

Full Story: Amaya Gaming To Use Sportsbook Technology From Offside Gaming »