Gambling News 30th January, 2015

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MULTI-CHANNEL LAUNCH FOR NEW I.G.T. SLOT

30th January, 2015 at 13:05:06
Already a popular land casino game in the US, Prowling Panther is now available online and on mobile devices.

International Game Technology's popular land-based slot Prowling Panther has been formatted for online and mobile use and launched simultaneously on both channels in the UK this week.

Full Story: Multi-channel Launch For New I.g.t. Slot »

NEW LICENSEE FOR QUICKFIRE

30th January, 2015 at 13:05:06
NetBet opts for Microgaming's Quickfire selection of games.

Quickfire games have been added to the gaming suite at NetBet online casino following a deal signed late last year with owner Cosmo Gaming Company Ltd, a well-established online sportsbook and casino operator.

Full Story: New Licensee For Quickfire »

NEW LEADER FOR BETCONSTRUCT

30th January, 2015 at 13:05:06
Respected industry veteran Vahe Baloulian has over 15 years online gambling industry experience.

Online and land gambling services firm BetConstruct, which has operations based in London, Los Angeles and Yerevan in Armenia, has appointed industry veteran Vahe Baloulian as chief executive.

Full Story: New Leader For Betconstruct »

BWIN.PARTY TAKLES ANOTHER LOOK AT NET REVENUE AND CASHFLOW

30th January, 2015 at 13:05:06
Online gambling operator anticipates an additional Euro 15 million VAT hit.

In a statement Friday online gambling group Bwin.Party Digital Entertainment advised that it is to review its net revenue and cash flow figures as a result of new European Union valued added tax regulations which take effect from January 2015.

Full Story: Bwin.party Takles Another Look At Net Revenue And Cashflow »

GOWAGER VENTURE ABANDONED BY THE GUARDIAN?

30th January, 2015 at 13:05:06
Unconfirmed reports suggest that public pressure is behind the move to halt online sports betting venture after only a year of operations.

The Guardian newspaper, which has been at the forefront of reportage on the controversial Fixed Odds Betting Terminals in retail betting shops (see previous reports) has itself attracted criticism due to its involvement in the GoWager online sports betting enterprise.

Full Story: Gowager Venture Abandoned By The Guardian? »

BETFAIR OPERATIONAL CHIEF ON THE WAY OUT

30th January, 2015 at 13:05:06
Ian Chuter has been operations director at Betfair since mid-2011 and will be hard to replace.

For reasons that are not yet clear, Betfair's highly experienced group operations director, Ian Chuter, is to leave the company after three-and-half years in-post.

Full Story: Betfair Operational Chief On The Way Out »

RUSSIAN GAMBLING ZONES REORGANISED

30th January, 2015 at 13:05:06
Azov-City taken off the list in favour of Sochi.

According to the Russian media agency TASS, businesses in Azov-City, one of the demarcated Russian gambling zones, have received a letter from Alexey Sheyan, Krasnodar Krai Minister of Strategic Development, informing them that the zone has to be "liquidated" by April 1, 2015.

Full Story: Russian Gambling Zones Reorganised »

ALDERNEY SLASHES COST OF LICENSES

30th January, 2015 at 13:05:06
Online gambling licenses jurisdiction ties to be more competitive in a narrowing market.

The Alderney online gambling licensing jurisdiction has announced major reductions in licensing fees as competition for business hots up in a market where national jurisdictions are increasingly dominant.

Full Story: Alderney Slashes Cost Of Licenses »

GECO GAMING IN R.G.S. PLATFORM DEAL.

30th January, 2015 at 01:24:48
Agreement with CORE Gaming will enable distribution to the global gambling community.

HTML5 games developer, CORE Gaming, has inked a partnership agreement with GECO Gaming that will give CORE a proprietary RGS (remote gaming server) platform for distribution to the global gambling community, and make available over 100 HTML5 games to a wider audience via GECO's gaming server.

Full Story: Geco Gaming In R.g.s. Platform Deal. »

ONLINE CASINO DISPUTES KEEP MEDIATOR BUSY IN 2014

30th January, 2015 at 01:24:48
Casinomeister's dispute resolutions manager publishes his 2014 report.

Max Drayman, the dispute resolutions manager for the Casinomeister online gambling information site, has published his 2014 report, noting that whilst there was a 20 percent reduction in player complaints, the amount of money involved was higher...and that the incidence of casino operators using the ethereal "not in the spirit of the bonus" excuse for unfairly failing to meet their obligations has grown.

Full Story: Online Casino Disputes Keep Mediator Busy In 2014 »