Gambling News 20th June, 2013

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PLAYTECH REPRESENTATIVE RESIGNS FROM SPORTECH BOARD

20th June, 2013 at 09:22:48
Weizer departs following change in Playtech holding

Playtech's disposal of its shareholding in Sportech plc, reducing its interest to less than 10 percent, has been followed by the resignation of Mor Weizer, CEO of Playtech, from the Sportech board of directors.

Full Story: Playtech Representative Resigns From Sportech Board »

GIBRALTAR PROVIDER ACQUIRES MOBILE TECHNOLOGY FIRM

20th June, 2013 at 05:50:32
Nektan extends its range with Mfuse acquisition

Mobile technology specialist Mfuse will soon become part of the Gibraltar-based Nektan online and social gambling provider group, extending the company's capabilities across several sectors.

Full Story: Gibraltar Provider Acquires Mobile Technology Firm »

LAND GAMBLING MOGUL WANTS ON LINE GAMBLING DECLARED ILLEGAL

20th June, 2013 at 05:50:32
Adelson appeals to Congress in business interview

Las Vegas Sands land gambling mogul Sheldon Adelson, well-known for his opposition to legalised online gambling in the United States, apparently remains behind the times in his latest Forbes business magazine article.

Full Story: Land Gambling Mogul Wants On Line Gambling Declared Illegal »

SKILLZ RAISES $5.5 MILLION IN NEW CAPITAL

20th June, 2013 at 05:50:32
Skill gaming provider boasts a million downloads since last April

Skillz, an online skill games provider that allows punters to compete for cash, has raised $5.5 million in new capital in a round of financing led by Atlas Venture. Earlier this year the company raised almost $1.3 million.

Full Story: Skillz Raises $5.5 Million In New Capital »

CANADIAN GAMING ASSOCIATION SPURS SENATE TO ACTION ON SPORTS BETTING BILL

20th June, 2013 at 05:50:32
Gambling chiefs impatient with stalling in the Senate; urges senators to 'get off your duffs'.

Sports betting bill C-290 was in the Canadian spotlight again this week with gambling executives becoming increasingly impatient with an over year-long stall in the Canadian Senate despite the measure receiving overwhelming support in the House of Commons in March last year.

Full Story: Canadian Gaming Association Spurs Senate To Action On Sports Betting Bill »