Gambling News 13th October, 2015

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PLAYTECH APPOINTS FORMER BETFAIR DIRECTOR

13th October, 2015 at 14:26:15
Experienced industry vet handed wide-ranging remit.

Former Betfair group operations director Ian Chuter has been appointed as a strategic advisor to Playtech.

Full Story: Playtech Appoints Former Betfair Director »

GENESIS GAMING LAUNCH NEW TITLE ON OPENBET PLATFORM

13th October, 2015 at 14:26:15
Animated science fiction offer exclusively for Sky Vegas

Software developer Genesis Gaming has launched its new "Star Crystals" title on the OpenBet Platform exclusively for Sky Vegas.

Full Story: Genesis Gaming Launch New Title On Openbet Platform »

SG UNIVERSE PLAY4FUN NETWORK LAUNCHED WITH SWINOMISH CASINO

13th October, 2015 at 14:26:15
Extends Mobile Concierge partnership.

Scientific Games Interactive has launched its Play4Fun social gaming platform with Swinomish Casino & Lodge in Anacortes, Washington.

Full Story: Sg Universe Play4fun Network Launched With Swinomish Casino »

WINNEROO ACQUIRES LUDOS MEDIA

13th October, 2015 at 14:26:15
Rebrands as Ludos Interactive.

Gaming firm Winneroo has acquired London-based marketing company Ludos Media and rebranded as Ludos Interactive to support a multi-brand strategy and the introduction of a B2B offer.

Full Story: Winneroo Acquires Ludos Media »

HIGH 5 GAMES IN CONTENT DEAL WITH CARNIVAL CRUISE SHIPS

13th October, 2015 at 14:26:15
Takes to the high seas.

Software developer High 5 Games (H5G) has partnered Carnival Corporation & PLC for the provision of a range of content through its VAULT remote gaming server.

Full Story: High 5 Games In Content Deal With Carnival Cruise Ships »

U.I.G.E.A. AUTHOR SAYS HE DID NOT ENVISAGE DAILY FANTASY SPORTS

13th October, 2015 at 08:00:53
Retired Republican Congressman Jim Leach speaks out on "cauldron of daily betting."

The politician who caused untold damage and billions of dollars in losses for online gambling companies in the United States with his "follow the money trail" 2006 Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA), Jim Leach, has characterised the daily fantasy sports phenomenon as a "cauldron of daily betting" as the DFS furore in the States rolls on.

Full Story: U.i.g.e.a. Author Says He Did Not Envisage Daily Fantasy Sports »

SCIENTIFIC GAMES LAUNCHES MOBILE APPS FOR TWO STATE LOTTERIES

13th October, 2015 at 08:00:53
Arkansas Scholarship Lottery and Maryland Lottery and Gaming take apps on board.

Scientific Games Corporation has announced the launch of official mobile apps for the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery and Maryland Lottery and Gaming.

Full Story: Scientific Games Launches Mobile Apps For Two State Lotteries »

START LIVE ENTERS THE LIVE DEALER VERTICAL

13th October, 2015 at 08:00:53
Land casino company developed its own software.

Cambodian land casino operator StartLive (not to be confused with UKGC-regulated online operator Smart Live!) says it has developed its own software technology to enter the business-to-business end of the live dealer casino vertical, combining its land and online activities into one package.

Full Story: Start Live Enters The Live Dealer Vertical »

ANTI-ONLINE GAMBLING POLITICIAN RUNNING FOR REPUBLICAN SPEAKER POSITION

13th October, 2015 at 08:00:53
Utah Republican Representative Jason Chaffetz fancies his chances as successor to John Boehner

Mention the name of Utah conservative Republican politician Jason Chaffetz (48) in online gambling circles and the immediate association is with Sheldon Adelson's Restoration of America's Wire Act, an online gambling banning bill that Chaffetz is trying to drive through the House of Representatives (see previous reports).

Full Story: Anti-online Gambling Politician Running For Republican Speaker Position »

CONNECTICUT SENATOR CALLS FOR D.F.S. PROBE

13th October, 2015 at 08:00:53
Blumenthal writes to Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission as "insider" row continues.

The Democratic Party Senator for Connecticut, Richard Blumenthal, has joined the growing ranks of enforcement and political figures urging a federal government investigation of the daily fantasy sports industry.

Full Story: Connecticut Senator Calls For D.f.s. Probe »

AUSSIE GAMING MINISTER WANTS TOUGHER GAMBLING ADVERTISING LAWS

13th October, 2015 at 08:00:53
Victoria Gaming and Liquor Regulation Minister Jane Garrett wants gambling review to include advertising.

In Australia, the Gaming and Liquor Regulation Minister for Victoria, Jane Garrett, has suggested that the federal government review of online gambling be expanded to include the "onslaught" of pervasive gambling advertising throughout the nation.

Full Story: Aussie Gaming Minister Wants Tougher Gambling Advertising Laws »