Gambling News 22nd April, 2015

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LAUNCH OF TIPP3 IN GERMAN MARKET FORGES AHEAD (Update)

22nd April, 2015 at 19:02:00
New sports betting offer enters German market

Deutsche Telekom launched its tipp3.de sports betting website in partnership with Österreichische Sportwetten GmbH in to the German market this week despite the stalled licensing process.

Full Story: Launch Of Tipp3 In German Market Forges Ahead (update) »

BETCLIC EVEREST NAMED OFFICIAL PARTNER OF LIGUE NATIONALE DE BASKET

22nd April, 2015 at 19:02:00
Clinches deal with men's professional club basketball league

French gaming operator BetClic Everest Group has become the official betting partner of the Ligue Nationale de Basket (LNB), the governing body of men's professional club basketball in France.

Full Story: Betclic Everest Named Official Partner Of Ligue Nationale De Basket »

WINVIEW INC CLOSES SECOND FINANCING ROUND

22nd April, 2015 at 19:02:00
Raise $1.5 million towards completion and launch of real-time sports app

Silicon Valley-based developer WinView, Inc. has closed a second round of financing raising $1.5 million.

Full Story: Winview Inc Closes Second Financing Round »

GAMING REALMS REPORT ON TRANSFORMATIONAL YEAR

22nd April, 2015 at 14:12:31
Revenue growth affected by increased marketing and operational expenditure.

Online gaming provider Gaming Realms plc, reported on its results for the fifteen month period ended December 31, 2014 saying its impressive revenue increase was impacted by increased marketing and operating costs.

Full Story: Gaming Realms Report On Transformational Year »

PLAYTECH BOOSTS ONLINE GAMBLING STAFF HEADCOUNT

22nd April, 2015 at 10:55:44
600 global staff in Omni-channel push.

Online gambling software provider Playtech plc has announced that it is adding a further 300 employees to its 4,000 strong global workforce in the next eight months as it prepares to undertake several large-scale omni-channel projects in the UK and emerging markets.

Full Story: Playtech Boosts Online Gambling Staff Headcount »

LADBROKES IRELAND ENTERS EXAMINERSHIP

22nd April, 2015 at 10:55:44
Irish operation suffered losses of around Euro 5 million last year.

The Irish operations of international land and online betting firm Ladbrokes have been placed into examinership by the High Court, giving it protection against creditors.

Full Story: Ladbrokes Ireland Enters Examinership »

ISRAELI PROSECUTORS CONSIDERING OPTIONS AGAINST CREDIT CARD ISSUER

22nd April, 2015 at 10:55:44
Investigations indicate that billions of shekels in illicit online gambling transactions may have been facilitated.

Prosecutors in Israel are mulling the possibility of an indictment on credit card issuer Cal following an investigation that may indicate that the company was used to clear billions of shekels in online gambling and other illicit transactions, reports the publication Haaretz.

Full Story: Israeli Prosecutors Considering Options Against Credit Card Issuer »

SOCIAL GAMING CLASS ACTION SHAPING UP AGAINST 'MACHINE ZONE'

22nd April, 2015 at 10:55:44
"Freeplay" casino component generated over $600 million.

Social video game players who engaged with the freeplay casino component of Machine Zone's popular mobile-device app "Game of War" lost millions of dollars, and have launched a class action, reports Courthouse News.

Full Story: Social Gaming Class Action Shaping Up Against 'machine Zone' »

AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT MULLS EXTENDING PRE-COMMITMENT TO ONLINE GAMBLING

22nd April, 2015 at 10:55:44
New measures proposed in national harm minimisation and consumer protection standards for licensed online gambling activities.

The Australian federal government is considering the extension of pre-commitment requirements to online gambling, making it mandatory for Internet punters to set their own deposit limits, reports the Australian Associated Press news agency..

Full Story: Australian Government Mulls Extending Pre-commitment To Online Gambling »

BAD SPORTS RESULTS HAMMER LADBROKES PROFIT

22nd April, 2015 at 10:55:44
Operating profit plunges 60 percent to GBP 14.3 million compared to the previous quarter.

The latest quarterly results report from the land and online gambling group Ladbrokes plc reveals that operating profits plunged 60 percent quarter-on-quarter as a result of unfavourable football and horse-racing results.

Full Story: Bad Sports Results Hammer Ladbrokes Profit »