Gambling News 07th May, 2013

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MORE SOCIAL CASINO-STYLE GAME LAUNCHES

07th May, 2013 at 14:56:35
Big expectations from games developers

Two new social casino-style games have launched into the social and mobile environments titled Bingo Rider and StackJack.

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IVEY INITIATES LEGAL ACTION AGAINST GENTING GAMING CLUB (Update)

07th May, 2013 at 14:56:35
Claiming GBP 7.8 million in unpaid winnings

Top International poker pro Phil Ivey and reportedly initiated legal proceedings against the 184-year-old Mayfair-based Crockfords, owned by the Malaysian Genting gambling group.

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UK GAMBLING COMMISSION LATEST PARTICIPATION SURVEY RESULTS

07th May, 2013 at 14:56:35
Marginal increase in online gambling participation

The UK Gambling Commission has released the results of its quarterly gambling participation survey undertaken by ICM Research who conducted omnibus surveys on a sample of 4000 respondents.

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WMS INTERACTIVE DELIVERS STRONG GROWTH

07th May, 2013 at 10:48:59
Interactive products on the rise

WMS Industries Inc. presented strong interactive results in its first quarterly report of 2013.

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PAF DOUBLES SOCIAL CONTRIBUTION ON THE BACK OF STRONG RESULTS

07th May, 2013 at 10:48:59
Momentum continues on the upward curve

Finnish online gambling operator Åland Penningautomatförening (Paf) reported a 26 percent increase in Group operating profit amounting to Euro 24.7 million in its FY2012 financial review.

Full Story: Paf Doubles Social Contribution On The Back Of Strong Results »

2012 A BETTER YEAR FOR U.S. LAND GAMBLING INDUSTRY

07th May, 2013 at 06:31:12
Latest 'State of US Gambling' report by the AGA shows an overall 5 percent improvement in revenue

The American Gaming Association, trade body for most of the major non-tribal US land gambling groups, published its annual assessment of the industry this week, noting that overall gambling revenues increased by nearly 5 percent in 2012 and jobs held roughly steady.

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FBI AGENTS POSED AS ONLINE GAMBLERS IN OKLAHOMA INVESTIGATION (Update)

07th May, 2013 at 06:31:12
Undercover gambling activity led to a major internet sports betting bust

The Oklahoman newspaper reported Monday that undercover FBI employees won and lost thousands of dollars in a covert investigation of Oklahoma gambling operations, federal records show.

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ONLINE REVENUES BOOST CZECH GAMBLING GROUP

07th May, 2013 at 06:31:12
Internet sports betting gross win in Q1 2013 increased by 33.8 percent to Euro 13.6 million

Czech online and land betting company Fortuna Entertainment Group posted a 34.4 percent increase in EBITDA in the first quarter 2013 to Euro 11.3 million, with online operations making a substantial contribution.

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INTERNET OPERATIONS GOOD FOR CHERRY IN FIRST QUARTER 2013

07th May, 2013 at 06:31:12
Online revenues up 35 percent and deposits increased 84 percent.

The Swedish and Malta-based online and land gambling group Cherry has posted a solid Q1-2013 interim report ending March 31, and highlighting the following key performance indicators:

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BETFRED GOES LIVE WITH MOBILE SPORTS BOOK

07th May, 2013 at 06:31:12
Playtech partnership enables quick implementation

The British online and land gambling group Betfred has followed up on its launch of a Playtech-powered mobile casino recently (see previous reports) with a new in-house sportsbook.

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EZUGI ANNOUNCES LIVE DEALER CASINO AGREEMENT WITH TOM HORN ENTERPRISES

07th May, 2013 at 06:31:12
Deal gives Ezugi reciprocal use of some of Horn's content

Live dealer casino provider Ezugi has signed an agreement to provide Tom Horn Enterprises with its live casino offering.

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JACK GOLD PUNTERS HAVE NEW CONTENT FROM TODAY

07th May, 2013 at 06:31:12
Seven new games from Microgaming's Quickfire go live

Transforming a commercial agreement into a player-appealing online and mobile gambling activity has been quickly achieved through teamwork between online gambling operator Jack Gold Casino and content provider Microgaming, which this week saw a suite of 7 Microgaming Quickfire games, including a suite of video poker games, go live.

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BETFAIR FULL YEAR 2013 RESULTS POSTED

07th May, 2013 at 06:31:12
New CEO says business has gone through a significant period of change

The UK online gambling group Betfair plc, which is currently fighting off an acquisition attempt by a private equity partnership (see previous reports) has posted an unaudited trading update following the end of its financial year on 30 April 2013.

Full Story: Betfair Full Year 2013 Results Posted »