Gambling News 05th May, 2015

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RANK GROUP APPOINT CHRISTOPHER BELL (Update)

05th May, 2015 at 21:00:46
Former Ladbrokes CEO takes on role of independent director

The Rank Group Plc has appointed Christopher Bell (57) to the board as a senior independent director effective June 1, 2015. Bell will also serve on Rank's audit committee.

Full Story: Rank Group Appoint Christopher Bell (update) »

GAMBLIT GAMBLING HIRES CMO IN EXEC SHUFFLE

05th May, 2015 at 21:00:46
Caters for two distinct marketing initiatives as company progresses transitional process

U.S. gaming technology firm Gamblit Gaming has appointed Darion Lowenstein as chief marketing officer.

Full Story: Gamblit Gambling Hires Cmo In Exec Shuffle »

GREEK GAMING ON THE RISE

05th May, 2015 at 21:00:46
Fiscal 2014 breaks five year fast

Figures released for the 2014 fiscal year by the Hellenic Gaming Commission (HGC) show a 9 percent increase in wagers placed amounting to Euro 5.9 billion.

Full Story: Greek Gaming On The Rise »

ONLINE GAMBLING INDUSTRY VETERAN TAKING STRIDE GAMING PUBLIC

05th May, 2015 at 08:23:47
Former Sportingbet CEO Nigel Payne has big plans for online bingo operation.

Industry veteran and former Sportingbet CEO Nigel Payne is to float the multi-branded online bingo business Stride Gaming on London's Alternative Investment Market this week to assemble the financial clout required for growth through acquisitions.

Full Story: Online Gambling Industry Veteran Taking Stride Gaming Public »

ONLINE GAMBLING TO FEATURE IN TOP TELEVISION SHOW

05th May, 2015 at 08:23:47
CSI: Cyber episode will centre on online gambling....but not in a good way.

Television entertainment media are reporting that online gambling will be the focus in a new episode of the popular television action drama CSI: Cyber due for screening on CBS this Wednesday at 10 p.m. Eastern/9 p.m. Central time.

Full Story: Online Gambling To Feature In Top Television Show »

KENTUCKY SENATE AFFIRMS FANTASY SPORTS IS LEGAL

05th May, 2015 at 08:23:47
37 vs. 1 vote that fantasy sports is a game of skill.

The legislative recognition by the state of Kentucky of fantasy sports as a game of skill and therefore not gambling took a major pace forward Monday when the state Senate voted 37 to 1 in favour of the pastime. The measure now moves to the state House.

Full Story: Kentucky Senate Affirms Fantasy Sports Is Legal »

POSITIVE TRADING UPDATE FROM G.V.C. HOLDINGS

05th May, 2015 at 08:23:47
15.5 Euro cents dividend to be paid to shareholders.

Online gambling group GVC Holdings plc has posted a trading update ahead of its AGM on the Isle of Man today, advising that, subject to AGM approval, shareholders will receive a dividend of 15.5 Euro cents.

Full Story: Positive Trading Update From G.v.c. Holdings »

NEKTAN IN WHITE LABEL CASINO DEAL WITH IRISH TELEVISION CHANNEL

05th May, 2015 at 08:23:47
Gibraltar company to to create and operate a white-label multi-platform real-money casino under TV3's '3games.ie' brand.

B2B online gambling platform provider Nektan has reached an agreement with Ireland commercial broadcaster TV3 Group to create and operate a white-label multi-platform real-money casino under TV3's '3games.ie' brand.

Full Story: Nektan In White Label Casino Deal With Irish Television Channel »

GAMING1 DEBUTS ITS FIRST ONLINE CASINO AND SPORTSBOOK

05th May, 2015 at 08:23:47
Multi-channel offering for Belgium-licensed Circus.be.

Online gambling platform provider Gaming1 has announced the launch of its first white label managed casino and sportsbook platform to meet the growing demand for mobile betting and gaming.

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