Gambling News 01st February, 2013

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GSA SETS ONLINE GAMING COMMITTEE IN MOTION

01st February, 2013 at 15:08:00
Invites collaboration and input from industry

The Gaming Standards Association (GSA), an international trade association representing manufacturers, suppliers, and operators in the gaming industry, has announced the creation of the Online Gaming Committee (OGC).

Full Story: Gsa Sets Online Gaming Committee In Motion »

BETSSON LAUNCHES FIRST MOBILE SOCIAL GAME

01st February, 2013 at 11:03:00
Partnership with social sports gaming firm opens up new segment for online gambling firm

Betsson AB has launched its first mobile social game in partnership with Florida-based social sports gaming firm OneUp Games.

Full Story: Betsson Launches First Mobile Social Game »

MR GREEN NAMES NEW CEO

01st February, 2013 at 11:03:00
Green Gaming Group to be established

Swedish online casino Mr Green has appointed Marcus Nylén as its new chief executive officer, effective February 1.

Full Story: Mr Green Names New Ceo »

MICROGAMING LAUNCHES THUNDERSTRUCK II ON MOBILE

01st February, 2013 at 11:03:00
Popular video slot optimised for mobile

Microgaming's Thunderstruck II video slot has been launched to its Android and iOS compatible Mobile Air client.

Full Story: Microgaming Launches Thunderstruck Ii On Mobile »

MACAU GAMING REVENUES SLOW DOWN

01st February, 2013 at 06:14:33
Rise in revenues lower than analyst expectations

Gambling in the former Portuguese enclave of Macau during January 2013 has yielded a 7.3 percent rise in gaming revenue, lower than the 10-12 percent expected by analysts reported Reuters.

Full Story: Macau Gaming Revenues Slow Down »

SPOKE IN THE WHEEL FOR SCIENTIFIC GAMES WMS ACQUISITION?

01st February, 2013 at 06:14:33
Fiduciary duties of directors investigated

Following the announcement of Scientific Games Corporation's acquisition of WMS Industries (see previous report), legal entity The Pomerantz Firm was quick to respond with the notification of an investigation, which it says has been initiated on behalf of WMS Industries' investors, into whether the company's directors breached their fiduciary duties by "failing to adequately shop the Company and maximise shareholder value".

Full Story: Spoke In The Wheel For Scientific Games Wms Acquisition? »

SHFL TO LAUNCH FIRST SOCIAL CASINO GAME

01st February, 2013 at 06:14:33
Set to debut at gambling exhibition

SHFL will introduce its first social casino game titled Mississippi Stud at the ICE 2013 expo kicking off in London from 5 -7 February 2013.

Full Story: Shfl To Launch First Social Casino Game »

PLAYSTUDIOS LAUNCHES JULES VERNE INSPIRED GAME

01st February, 2013 at 06:14:33
New game joins growing social network portfolio of casino-style offerings

Free-to-play social gaming developer PLAYSTUDIOS has released its much anticipated " Around the World in 80 Plays " into its myVEGAS social casino app on Facebook.

Full Story: Playstudios Launches Jules Verne Inspired Game »

AGCC APPOINTS NEW MEMBER

01st February, 2013 at 06:14:33
Lord succeeds retired Ray Birdseye

The States of Alderney have appointed Lord Faulkner of Worcester as a member of the Alderney Gambling Control Commission (AGCC).

Full Story: Agcc Appoints New Member »

NEW JERSEY INTERNET CAFE OPERATOR SENTENCED

01st February, 2013 at 00:49:09
Guilty plea on offering gambling at two internet cafes

Police raids on two New Jersey internet cafes last year (see previous reports) resulted in a Wayne man, 40-year-old Chester Ward, pleading guilty in court this week to running gambling operations on the premises.

Full Story: New Jersey Internet Cafe Operator Sentenced »