Gambling News 07th May, 2015

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S.N.A.I. AND COGEMAT TO MERGE

07th May, 2015 at 17:21:10
Euro 225 million agreement signed.

The Italian gambling market was buzzing Thursday as news of a major Euro 225 million merger between sports betting operator Gruppo SNAI and technology, equipment and content provider Cogemat broke.

Full Story: S.n.a.i. And Cogemat To Merge »

ENDORPHINA SIGNS UP RUSSIAN OPERATOR

07th May, 2015 at 17:21:10
Prague games provider seals deal with 1xBet.

Endorphina, the up-and-coming online gambling games developer from Prague, has announced a new deal with Russian online and land gambling group 1xBet.

Full Story: Endorphina Signs Up Russian Operator »

PADDY POWER'S LATEST IS CRUEL BUT ACCURATE

07th May, 2015 at 17:21:10
Betting company is offering odds on which MPs will be out after the election.

With election fever at its height today (Thursday) as British voters headed for the pools in a general election, land and online betting group Paddy Power pulled one of its famous publicity stunts, hiring a large green truck emblazoned with the words "You're getting sacked in the morning" and parking it in front of the Houses of Parliament in London.

Full Story: Paddy Power's Latest Is Cruel But Accurate »

LADBROKES CHAIRMAN CALLS IT A DAY

07th May, 2015 at 10:04:19
Peter Erskine steps down after six years in the hot seat.

Peter Erskine, the chairman of the Ladbrokes online and land gambling group for the past six years, has announced his intention to step down this year, and will assist the company in finding a successor and ensuring an efficient transfer of authority.

Full Story: Ladbrokes Chairman Calls It A Day »

ONLINE GAMBLING SOFTWARE PROVIDER TO ENTER OPERATOR SECTOR

07th May, 2015 at 10:04:19
Silver Goose 8 acquiring outlets.

Silver Goose 8, the Philippines gambling products developer and supplier which counts PAGCOR among its clients, has announced that it is currently acquiring operating gaming outlets in order to provide electronic casino games to the Philippines community.

Full Story: Online Gambling Software Provider To Enter Operator Sector »

LEADING QUESTIONS IN C.S.I.G PENNSYLVANIA POLL (Update)

07th May, 2015 at 10:04:19
An example of how leading questions can influence responses.

Two examples of statements framed for a controversial Harper Polling survey on the acceptability of online gambling to 513 Pennsylvanians recently (see previous report) show how views can be skewed by the way in which pollsters frame their questions.

Full Story: Leading Questions In C.s.i.g Pennsylvania Poll (update) »

ONLINE GAMBLING SLOWS IN BRITAIN

07th May, 2015 at 10:04:19
Latest Gambling Commission prevalence study shows that the National Lottery remains the top gambling choice.

The latest UK Gambling Commission Q1-2015 prevalence study indicates that participation in gambling has eased, falling 5 percentage points to 51 percent y-o-y, according to survey respondents asked whether they had gambled online in the last four weeks.

Full Story: Online Gambling Slows In Britain »

ZYNGA PLANNING STAFF CUTS

07th May, 2015 at 10:04:19
18 percent cut envisaged to get back to profitability.

Despite a relatively positive first quarter in which revenues rose 9 percent to $183.3 million and net losses were reduced to $46.5 million, the troubled San Francisco-based social gaming giant Zynga has announced plans to cut staff numbers.

Full Story: Zynga Planning Staff Cuts »

EVOLUTION GAMING POSTS INTERIM REPORT

07th May, 2015 at 10:04:19
Revenues, operating profit and EBITDA all up.

Live dealer provider Evolution Gaming has published its first interim report since publicly listing, showcasing growth in revenues, operating profit and EBITDA.

Full Story: Evolution Gaming Posts Interim Report »