Gambling News 01st September, 2014

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SBTECH TIES UP BETFIRST PLATFORM DEAL

01st September, 2014 at 13:52:24
For online, live and mobile sportsbetting

SBTech has entered into an agreement with Belgian online and terrestrial operator BetFIRST for the provision of its online, live and mobile sports betting platform in the regulated Belgian market.

Full Story: Sbtech Ties Up Betfirst Platform Deal »

MTR GAMING INCLUB PLATFORM ADD MOBILE GAMES

01st September, 2014 at 13:52:24
Joker Poker included in new offer

US operator MTR Gaming Group has expanded its free-to-play online casino with a range of new mobile slot and table games.

Full Story: Mtr Gaming Inclub Platform Add Mobile Games »

POKERCENT LICENCE SUSPENDED

01st September, 2014 at 11:04:21
Gambling Commission requires new software certification

Silverline Interactiv Technologies' (trading as PokerCent ) UK Gambling Commission licence has been suspended and a review launched under section 116 of the 2005 UK Gambling Act.

Full Story: Pokercent Licence Suspended »

HITSTARS APPROVED BY AAMS

01st September, 2014 at 11:04:21
New Italian-facing offer from Slovenian operator

Slovenian HIT Casino land-operator has been given approval by the Italian regulator to launch HitStars.it.

Full Story: Hitstars Approved By Aams »

OPAP ACQUIRES PAYZONE HELLAS

01st September, 2014 at 11:04:21
Now owns largest network of payment terminals in Greece

OPAP susbsidiary OPAP Investments has coughed up Euro 7.75 million for a 90 percent stake in the Payzone Group, the largest mobile phone top-up network in Greece with over 11000 POS terminals.

Full Story: Opap Acquires Payzone Hellas »

BET BUTLER GOES OFFLINE

01st September, 2014 at 11:04:21
Considers offer from third party

UK betting concierge BetButler Limited has gone offline, saying its has been approached by an unnamed third-party regulated gaming business for the acquisition of its customer database, including all balances and pending withdrawal requests, of the business.

Full Story: Bet Butler Goes Offline »

I.G.R.G. APPOINTS NEW CHAIRMAN

01st September, 2014 at 11:04:21
Plans to proactively identify and implement improvements

The recently formed UK Industry Group for Responsible Gambling (IGRG) has named Barry Hardy as its new chairman.

Full Story: I.g.r.g. Appoints New Chairman »

YGGDRASIL GAMING SAY FUTURE IS ROSY

01st September, 2014 at 11:04:21
In H1 Update

Yggdrasil Gaming has released its own H1 update following the release of record turnover but declines in EBITDA from parent company Cherry AB (see previous reports).

Full Story: Yggdrasil Gaming Say Future Is Rosy »

TOP MOVIE STARS IN AUSSIE CASINO PROMO

01st September, 2014 at 03:11:05
The dream combo: Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Robert De Niro directed by Martin Scorsese.

Australian gambling mogul James Packer's international casino company, Melco-Crown Entertainment is betting big bucks on a new short film and video feature designed to promote its activities around the world, engaging the services of renowned Hollywood director Martin Scorsese and the sheer star power of actors Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro.

Full Story: Top Movie Stars In Aussie Casino Promo »

IDENTITY OF XL MEDIA'S ACQUISITION REVEALED (Update)

01st September, 2014 at 03:11:05
Digital marketing firm pays up to $19 million for Israeli social gaming marketer ExciteAd Digital Marketing Ltd.

A question puzzling a number of industry observers recently following an intriguing press release from digital performance marketing services firm XLMedia was answered in a follow up press release Monday.

Full Story: Identity Of Xl Media's Acquisition Revealed (update) »

MACAU REVENUES DIP FOR THIRD MONTH RUNNING

01st September, 2014 at 03:11:05
August revenues lower than anticipated as Chinese punters cut spending.

Macau's Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau released its Macau gambling numbers for August Monday, reporting that casino revenue declined for the third consecutive month as mainland Chinese punters cut their spending.

Full Story: Macau Revenues Dip For Third Month Running »