Gambling News 28th August, 2014

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MACAU LAND CASINO WARNS ON TRADEMARKS

28th August, 2014 at 13:25:38
Online casino operators making use of the Galaxy name, beware!

Following the example set by several US land gambling groups, Macau-based casino operator Galaxy Entertainment Group Ltd has fired a general warning shot across the bows of online casino operators that it says are infringing its trademark rights.

Full Story: Macau Land Casino Warns On Trademarks »

LIVE DEALER ADDS LIVE BACCARAT TO PORTFOLIO

28th August, 2014 at 13:25:38
Entwine Tech's new VIP Baccarat game provides a new tool for operators toenhance the VIP experience.

The Manila-based live dealer technology provider Entwine Tech has announced the addition of a new VIP baccarat game to its live casino platform.

Full Story: Live Dealer Adds Live Baccarat To Portfolio »

STREET FOOTBALL IN LATEST BETFRED TELEVISION ADVERT

28th August, 2014 at 13:25:38
Two middle-aged footballers keep the ball in the air.

Two middle-aged football punters move along an urban street showing their skills at keeping the ball in the air in the latest Betfred television advert, devised by the Brothers and Sisters agency.

Full Story: Street Football In Latest Betfred Television Advert »

CHIEF EXEC CHANGE AT MAJOR U.S. ONLINE AND LAND RACING FIRM

28th August, 2014 at 13:25:38
William Carstanjen takes up the reins at Churchill Downs.

Top US internet and land gaming and racing operator Churchill Downs Incorporated (CDI) has appointed William Carstanjen as its new CEO.

Full Story: Chief Exec Change At Major U.s. Online And Land Racing Firm »

SOFTSWISS POWER FOR NEW ONLINE CASINO

28th August, 2014 at 13:25:38
Land-based Princess Casinos International takes its brand online.

Princess Casinos International, which operates 36 land casinos around the world, is to enter the online casino and sports betting world with Princess Casino Online, powered by Austrian online gambling software developer SoftSwiss.

Full Story: Softswiss Power For New Online Casino »

NEW CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER FOR BETCLIC

28th August, 2014 at 13:25:38
Henrik Svensson will oversee development marketing and commercial projects.

The Betclic Everest online gambling group has appointed Henrik Svensson, formerly marketing executive for the Mr Green online casino group, as chief marketing officer.

Full Story: New Chief Marketing Officer For Betclic »

ONLINE VERSION OF CASH COASTER SLOT LAUNCHED

28th August, 2014 at 13:25:38
Hugely popular on land, this funfair themed game is now available on internet casinos powered by IGT.

For several years land slot fans have enjoyed IGT's colourful, funfair-themed Cash Coaster slot, which has now been launched in online format at operators like Kerching Casino and Vera & John casino.

Full Story: Online Version Of Cash Coaster Slot Launched »

DOLLY SLOT NOW MORE WIDELY AVAILABLE

28th August, 2014 at 13:25:38
Unibet offering latest Leander Games video slot.

For some months the Leander Games slot themed on country and western singer Dolly Parton has been exclusive online at Gala Casino, but this popular product is now more widely available.

Full Story: Dolly Slot Now More Widely Available »

RECORD ANNUAL REVENUES FOR BALLY TECH

28th August, 2014 at 04:28:32
US land and online gambling supplier revenues up 22 percent.

Bally Technologies, Inc., a major US gambling equipment and content supplier to a number of popular online casinos, has posted its fiscal FY 2014 results, highlighting record revenues up 22 percent to $1.2 billion, pushed by increases of 30 percent in systems revenue and a stand-out performance from wide area progressive network revenues.

Full Story: Record Annual Revenues For Bally Tech »

OPAP RESULTS HIT BY 2010 TAX DEMAND

28th August, 2014 at 04:28:32
Greek online and land gambling monopoly reports Q2 results.

Earlier this week the privatised Greek gambling monopoly OPAP warned the market that a tax demand dating from 2010 would impact its quarterly earnings (see previous report), and that proved to be the case Wednesday, when the operator booked a Euro 29.6 million tax debit, explaining that historically it had negotiated a deferred payment with the Greek government which fell due in the second quarter.

Full Story: Opap Results Hit By 2010 Tax Demand »

SWEDISH GAMBLING DECLINES IN FIRST HALF 2014

28th August, 2014 at 04:28:32
National revenues down 3 percent.

Sweden's restrictive gambling regulatory regime continues to hobble the industry in the Nordic nation, with Lotteriinspektionen - Sweden's gambling and lottery authority - reporting this week that in the first half of 2014 revenues declined by 3 percent compared to H1-2013.

Full Story: Swedish Gambling Declines In First Half 2014 »

ARE GAMBLERS GREEDY BIRD BRAINS?

28th August, 2014 at 04:28:32
New academic study says there are similarities with pigeons!

Psychologists at Warwick University in the United Kingdom say the risky decisions that gamblers make are similar to the tendencies of greedy pigeons!

Full Story: Are Gamblers Greedy Bird Brains? »

STRONG GROWTH AT PADDY POWER PLC

28th August, 2014 at 04:28:32
But adverse sports results have an impact on operating profit.

Online and land gambling group Paddy Power plc has released its H1-2014 results for the six months ended 30 June 2014, underlining strong growth but a decline in operating profit following adverse sports results.

Full Story: Strong Growth At Paddy Power Plc »

PLAYTECH CONTINUES TO SHINE

28th August, 2014 at 04:28:32
Good financial performance; major turnkey agreements won in key markets.

Playtech plc, a UK-listed online gambling software provider, has filed its interim results for the six months to June 30 2014, underlining an impressive financial performance and solid business deals in ket markets.

Full Story: Playtech Continues To Shine »