Gambling News 12th February, 2014

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AMAYA CLOSES WAGERLOGIC SALE (Update)

12th February, 2014 at 15:43:00
Continue to power Inter-brands

Amaya Gaming Group has completed the previously announced sale of its WagerLogic Malta Holdings Ltd subsidiary (see previous reports) to Goldstar Acquisition co Inc. for $70 million, less a closing working capital adjustment of $7.5 million.

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BETBRIGHT SPONSORS KEMPTON PARK CHASE

12th February, 2014 at 15:43:00
Ireland-based gaming group in multi-event sponsorship

Dedsert Ltd -owned sportsbook BetBright has been named as the new sponsor of the Kempton Park Chase, formerly known as The Racing Post Chase.

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NEW MOBILE OFFERINGS FROM MICROGAMING

12th February, 2014 at 15:43:00
Timely release for Valentines Day

Microgaming has added two new HTML5 mobile games to its portfolio this February; Starlight Kiss and The Twisted Circus.

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MOBILE GAMBLING TO REACH $62 BILLION IN 2018

12th February, 2014 at 15:43:00
Driven by previously untapped US market says research firm

UK-based Juniper Research's latest report predicts that annual wagers on mobile casinos and poker will reach $62 Billion globally by 2018, a six-fold increase on the $10 Billion wagered last year.

Full Story: Mobile Gambling To Reach $62 Billion In 2018 »

GAMEACCOUNT PARTNERS FOXWOODS RESORTS

12th February, 2014 at 15:43:00
"First ever Simulated Gaming online casino in the United States "

B2B gaming software developer GameAccount Network plc has entered into a partnership with Foxwoods Resort Casino for the launch of what it terms the "first ever Simulated Gaming online casino experience in the United States."

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HESSE MINISTRY ORDERED TO COMPLETE LICENCING PROCESS

12th February, 2014 at 15:43:00
Administrative Court finds delay in licence awards unreasonable

The Administrative Court of Wiesbaden has made an interim ruling ordering the Hesse Ministry of Interior and Sport to finalise the 20 German sports betting licence awards within three months.

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CONTRACTUAL DISPUTE LEAVES ONLINE CASINOS WITHOUT GAMES

12th February, 2014 at 01:56:53
Rumours of bad blood between BetSoft and EveryMatrix.

Rumours at the recent ICE show in London that a contractual dispute was causing bad blood between online gambling software provider BetSoft and white label supplier EveryMatrix resulted in at least one anxious operator calling a meeting with executive representatives of both companies last Thursday, who allegedly gave an assurance that gaming services would not be withheld.

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ADELSON WEBSITES HACKED

12th February, 2014 at 01:56:53
Attacks appear to have been motivated by land gambling mogul's foreign affairs opinions.

Both mainstream and industry media are currently carrying reports of a hack on the Las Vegas Sands websites owned by land gambling billionaire Sheldon Adelson.

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