Gambling News 01st July, 2015

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R.A.W.A. LOBBYING INTENSIFIES IN CONGRESS

01st July, 2015 at 19:56:52
Lottery retail association representatives active in promoting banning bill.

The online gambling-savvy Michelle Minton, who has consistently published factual and positive articles and papers on the industry and its technologies, wrote in The Hill blog this week that the lobbying battle for and against Sheldon Adelson's Restoration of America's Wire Act has intensified in Washington DC.

Full Story: R.a.w.a. Lobbying Intensifies In Congress »

SPORTSBOOK HIRES NEW MARKETING CHIEF

01st July, 2015 at 19:56:52
188BET appoints Karl Riley as head of UK, European and Latin American marketing.

188BET has announced the appointment of experienced marketer Karl Riley as head of marketing in Europe, Latin America and the UK.

Full Story: Sportsbook Hires New Marketing Chief »

PLAYTECH EXEC SET TO MOVE TO GALA CORAL GROUP

01st July, 2015 at 19:56:52
Segev appointed chief strategy officer.

Playtech's chief operating officer, Shay Segev, has moved to the Gala Coral Group as chief strategy officer after a nine year career with Playtech which included a relatively brief spell as CEO of Retail operations.

Full Story: Playtech Exec Set To Move To Gala Coral Group »

UK REGULATOR TACKLES BITCOIN OPERATORS

01st July, 2015 at 19:56:52
Bitcoin falls under Gambling Commission's "money's worth" category.

The UK Gambling Commission has written to a number of unlicensed Bitcoin operators who are offering their services in the UK market.

Full Story: Uk Regulator Tackles Bitcoin Operators »

INTERIM CHIEF OF HOLLAND CASINO FORCED TO RESIGN

01st July, 2015 at 19:56:52
Admits mistakes in expense declarations.

Holland Casino 's interim chief executive officer Willem-Jan van den Dijssel will leave the company under a cloud for using his company credit card for personal expenses and making the repayments late.

Full Story: Interim Chief Of Holland Casino Forced To Resign »

ROMANIA BEGINS THE ISSUE OF TEMPORARY LICENCES

01st July, 2015 at 14:47:54
StanleyBet, Netbet and Winmasters first in line.

The Romanian gambling authority Oficiul Național pentru Jocuri (ONJN) has begun issuing its first provisional online gambling licences.

Full Story: Romania Begins The Issue Of Temporary Licences »

BETFRED DELIVERS

01st July, 2015 at 14:47:54
Despite competitive economic conditions and a rise in taxes.

The Done brothers-founded UK online gambling group Betfred delivered an 18-month report ending September 2014 showing a turnover of GBP 13.2 billion and gross profit of GBP 593 million, up from GBP 362 million 18 months ago.

Full Story: Betfred Delivers »

BETFAIR AND BET365 IN CO-SPONSORSHIP WITH ASTON VILLA FC

01st July, 2015 at 14:47:54
Significant commercial increase on Club's previous betting partnership.

English Premier League football club Aston Villa has entered into a co-exclusive betting partnership with Betfair and bet365.

Full Story: Betfair And Bet365 In Co-sponsorship With Aston Villa Fc »

PADDY POWER USHERS IN NEW CHAIRMAN (Update)

01st July, 2015 at 14:47:54
Change of guard

Paddy Power plc has confirmed the resignation of Nigel Northridge as Chairman of the Board and the succession appointment of Gary McGann effective today, July 1, 2015.

Full Story: Paddy Power Ushers In New Chairman (update) »

PLAYTECH IN ACQUISITION AGREEMENT WITH AVA TRADE LTD.

01st July, 2015 at 14:47:54
Agrees Euro 200 Million credit facility.

Playtech subsidiary TradeFX Limited has entered into a share acquisition agreement with Ava Trade, an online B2C CFD broker, for a $105 million consideration.

Full Story: Playtech In Acquisition Agreement With Ava Trade Ltd. »

NORSK TIPPING SELECTS PLAYTECH FOR INTERACTIVE CONTENT

01st July, 2015 at 08:11:25
Prized Norsk Tipping contract involves content across over 4,300 interactive gaming terminals.

Omni-channel gaming software and services supplier Playtech plc has won a major contract to supply Norway's state-owned gaming operator Norsk Tipping with locally adapted content across more than 4,300 interactive gaming terminals.

Full Story: Norsk Tipping Selects Playtech For Interactive Content »

ASTON VILLA SIGNS WITH TWO ONLINE GAMBLING FIRMS

01st July, 2015 at 07:48:41
UK football club seeks to build commercial revenues.

UK football club Aston Villa has announced that it has signed online gambling groups Betfair and Bet365 as official partners of the club, giving both companies co-exclusive rights in the betting category.

Full Story: Aston Villa Signs With Two Online Gambling Firms »

MACAU JUNE REVENUES THE LOWEST SINCE 2010

01st July, 2015 at 07:48:41
Gambling island's fortunes continue to wane.

The Macau Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau reports that casino revenues in June 2015 fell to their lowest level since November 2010, as China's slowing economy and a graft crackdown continue to impact business on the gambling island.

Full Story: Macau June Revenues The Lowest Since 2010 »

MR GREEN ONLINE CASINO AWARDED U.K. LICENCE

01st July, 2015 at 07:48:41
New licence follows authority to operate in Italian market.

AktieTorg-listed Mr Green & Co AB, through its subsidiary, internet casino Mr Green Ltd, has been awarded a UK online gambling operator licence.

Full Story: Mr Green Online Casino Awarded U.k. Licence »