Gambling News 30th September, 2015

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UNIBET FINALISES STAN JAMES ACQUISITION

30th September, 2015 at 19:56:36
Online business will continue business as usual.

Unibet Group plc' s acquisition of Stan James Group plc' s online business was finalised this week.

Full Story: Unibet Finalises Stan James Acquisition »

ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK AT DOUBLEDOWN

30th September, 2015 at 12:16:26
Based on hit TV series.

International Game Technology (IGT), in partnership with LionsGate, has developed a range of slots inspired by Jenji Kohan's TV drama series Orange is the New Black for IGT's social DoubleDown Casino and terrestrial casino floors.

Full Story: Orange Is The New Black At Doubledown »

RGF LAUNCH NATIONAL HELPLINE

30th September, 2015 at 12:16:26
Anonymous, confidential assistance for gambling-related problems

The 2014-founded, Malta-based Responsible Gaming Foundation (RGF) has launched a National Helpline to provide support and guidance for those experiencing any problems related to gambling.

Full Story: Rgf Launch National Helpline »

PERFORM EXPANDS RELATIONSHIP WITH FRESH8 GAMING

30th September, 2015 at 12:16:26
Targeted advertising opportunities.

Digital sports media group Perform Group will launch sports betting ad technology from Fresh8 Gaming across its media portfolio.

Full Story: Perform Expands Relationship With Fresh8 Gaming »

VEGAS CREST LAUNCH MOBILE GAMES FROM SAUCIFY

30th September, 2015 at 12:16:26
Boosts mobile portfolio to 135 games.

Vegas Crest Casino has launched a portfolio of 10 new mobile games from Saucify (formerly BetonSoft).

Full Story: Vegas Crest Launch Mobile Games From Saucify »

DRAFTKINGS MARKETING DEAL WITH NFLPA

30th September, 2015 at 12:16:26
Provides massive marketing potential.

Daily fantasy sports provider DraftKings has entered into a licensing partnership with the NFL Players Association (NFLPA), via its licensing and marketing arm NFL Players Inc., which will allow some of the NFL's top-rated players to participate in DraftKings' marketing efforts this season.

Full Story: Draftkings Marketing Deal With Nflpa »

CHINA'S GAMBLING CLAMPDOWN CHANGES THE ASIAN INDUSTRY

30th September, 2015 at 09:48:18
Analysts claim China remains important, but is no longer driving gambling growth in the region.

Macquarie analysts claim that China's clampdown on corruption and gambling is bringing about changes to the region's gambling industry in which China no longer drives gross gambling revenue growth; they predict that over the next two years the Chinese contribution to growth will be between 0 and just 3 percent.

Full Story: China's Gambling Clampdown Changes The Asian Industry »

A.G.A. SEEKS TO DISTANCE ITSELF FROM ILLEGAL U.S. GAMING

30th September, 2015 at 09:48:18
Cites organised crime involvement and releases research findings to back up claim.

Addressing an enforcement conference in the United States this week, American Gaming Association CEO Geoff Freeman sought to distance the legal and licensed American gaming industry in 40 states from the illegal activity in gambling across the nation, which he claimed was often associated with organised crime.

Full Story: A.g.a. Seeks To Distance Itself From Illegal U.s. Gaming »

ANOTHER BUMPER YEAR FOR BET365

30th September, 2015 at 09:48:18
Pre-tax profits rise 92 percent to GBP 410.2 million.

A 43 percent rise in sports gamblers has driven a 92 percent rise in pre-tax profits to GBP 410.2 million at online gambling group bet365...and the prospects for the UK headquartered company to grow organically rather than by mergers and acquisitions are good, analysts said this week.

Full Story: Another Bumper Year For Bet365 »

FULL BENCH OF APPEAL JUDGES IN NEW JERSEY CASE NOT NECESSARY, SAY SPORTS LEAGUES

30th September, 2015 at 09:48:18
"The Court is being asked to resolve a conflict that does not exist," claims sports leagues' lawyer.

The US national sports leagues are opposing New Jersey's request that a full bench of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals review the latest rejection of the state's appeal on its sports betting legalisation law (see previous reports).

Full Story: Full Bench Of Appeal Judges In New Jersey Case Not Necessary, Say Sports Leagues »

NEW JERSEY INTRODUCES OFFICIAL LICENCE SEAL FOR ONLINE GAMBLING SITES

30th September, 2015 at 09:48:18
All licensed sites required to display new "licensed and regulated" seal.

The New Jersey Directorate of Gaming Enforcement unveiled its new "licensed and regulated" seal Tuesday, announcing that all New Jersey regulated websites will be required to carry the design for the information and reassurance of visitors.

Full Story: New Jersey Introduces Official Licence Seal For Online Gambling Sites »

POWERFUL U.S. GUN LOBBY COULD SCUPPER R.A.W.A.

30th September, 2015 at 09:48:18
Conservatives fear online gambling ban could open the door to further federal interference in individual states.

The publication New American posed an interesting question this week, suggesting that the jealously guarded right to bear arms in the United States could be endangered if Sheldon Adelson's Restoration of the American Wire Act was passed as a federal law.

Full Story: Powerful U.s. Gun Lobby Could Scupper R.a.w.a. »

GAMECO MAKES GOOD ON PROMISE OF MORE INNOVATION IN CASINO GAMES

30th September, 2015 at 09:48:18
Launches new land casino machine designed to attract a wider demographic.

Three weeks ago the US gambling machine maker GameCo pledged to launch a new-style casino gaming machine designed to appeal to the younger demographic seeking more variety and skill-based action in casino gaming, and this week at the G2E show in Las Vegas the company lived up to its promise.

Full Story: Gameco Makes Good On Promise Of More Innovation In Casino Games »

FIRST NETENT GAMES LAUNCHED IN NEW JERSEY ONLINE CASINO MARKET

30th September, 2015 at 09:48:18
Company takes its first stride into the North American regulated market.

Online gambling games and software developer NetEnt has wasted no time in following up on its announcement that it has achieved regulatory 'transactional waiver' approval to offer games to New Jersey online gambling operators (see previous report).

Full Story: First Netent Games Launched In New Jersey Online Casino Market »