Gambling News 24th July, 2014

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ISIS LABS ACQUIRES CANADIAN CASUAL GAMES DEVELOPER

24th July, 2014 at 11:58:38
Cdn$ 1.7 million paid for Toronto studio.

Vast Studios, a Toronto-based casual games developer of desktop and mobile products, has been acquired by social gaming software and platform provider Isis Labs for Cdn$ 1.7 million.

Full Story: Isis Labs Acquires Canadian Casual Games Developer »

U.K. ADVERTISING AUTHORITY BANS MORE ONLINE GAMBLING ADVERTS

24th July, 2014 at 11:58:38
Spin Palace and Jackpot Cafe the latest to be criticised.

Britain's advertising watchdog, the Advertising Standards Authority has again been active; banning advertisements flighted by Spin Palace and Jackpot Cafe.

Full Story: U.k. Advertising Authority Bans More Online Gambling Adverts »

NEW GAME FROM SWEDEN

24th July, 2014 at 11:58:38
Yggdrasil unveils Magic Mushrooms slot.

Swedish online gambling content developer Yggdrasil Gaming has some fun with fungi in its latest slot unveiled Thursday and titled Magic Mushrooms.

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HUNDREDS OF COMPUTERS CRUSHED

24th July, 2014 at 11:58:38
Malaysian police take online gambling equipment permanently off the market.

752 computer sets seized in Malaysian police anti-online gambling operations last year were destroyed in Georgetown Thursday by police intent on taking the equipment permanently off the market.

Full Story: Hundreds Of Computers Crushed »

SPORTS BETTING SAVES THE FRENCH ONLINE MARKET

24th July, 2014 at 11:58:38
Sports betting vertical the only one to deliver strong results in second quarter.

The situation for French online poker may be dire (see previous reports) but the nation's online sports betting vertical - boosted by the World Cup football in Brazil - delivered strong results in the second quarter 2014, with regulator ARJEL reporting:

Full Story: Sports Betting Saves The French Online Market »

DELAWARE'S JUNE ONLINE GAMBLING REVENUES UP

24th July, 2014 at 11:58:38
But poker continues to languish.

Figures for June 2014 online gambling in the state of Delaware have been released by the state lottery, recording an increase of 7.1 percent on the numbers for May, but noting a continuing decline in online poker popularity.

Full Story: Delaware's June Online Gambling Revenues Up »

PROBLEM FOR DUTCH ONLINE GAMBLING

24th July, 2014 at 11:58:38
Top government advisory body criticises online gambling plans.

The Dutch government's plan to launch legalised online gambling in the Netherlands next year has hit what may be a speed bump.

Full Story: Problem For Dutch Online Gambling »

BETSOFT INKS CONTENT DEAL WITH SBTECH

24th July, 2014 at 03:27:54
Veteran operator 10Bet the first to benefit.

Online casino games developer BetSoft Gaming has announced an agreement with turnkey gaming and sports betting solutions provider SBTech that will see it supplying its complete inventory of games to SBTech clients.

Full Story: Betsoft Inks Content Deal With Sbtech »

BRITISH POLITICIANS MULLING EXPANDED LEVY ON GAMBLING

24th July, 2014 at 03:27:54
Labour MPs want to raise more money for social spending.

Opposition Labour Party politicians in the UK are reportedly planning to extend the current horse racing levy paid on horse racing bets taken by bookmaking companies to retail and online sports betting in general, raising millions which they plan to spend on social projects associated with problem gambling and grass roots sports development.

Full Story: British Politicians Mulling Expanded Levy On Gambling »

MOBILE CASINO OPERATOR SET TO SPONSOR NEWCASTLE UNITED FC

24th July, 2014 at 03:27:54
Fruity King makes a bid for shirt sponsorship deal with UK Premier League team.

Official confirmation from both parties is yet to be published, but it appears that mobile casino operator Fruity King is a serious bidder for a shirt sponsorship deal with British Premier League football club Newcastle United.

Full Story: Mobile Casino Operator Set To Sponsor Newcastle United Fc »

NEW RELEASES FROM NET ENTERTAINMENT

24th July, 2014 at 03:27:54
Swedish provider launches Lost Island video slot and Piggy Riches Touch.

Two new slot releases have been announced by Swedish online gambling software developer Net Entertainment, Lost Island and Piggy Riches Touch.

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