Gambling News 03rd November, 2015

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ACTIVISION BLIZZARD ACQUIRES KING

03rd November, 2015 at 15:53:42
Aims to lead interactive entertainment sector.

Activision Blizzard (Activision) will acquire Candy-Crush hit game makers King Digital Entertainment (KING) for $5.9 billion.

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ANOTHER LACKLUSTRE QUARTER FOR FRENCH INTERNET GAMBLING

03rd November, 2015 at 06:02:06
Limited player pools, high taxation and restricted betting options continue to weigh on the market.

The latest quarterly results from the French online gambling regulator ARJEL show a persistent pattern of weakness, with sportsbetting the only vertical making any real impact with a year-on-year rise of 3 percent to Euro 62 million, thanks to a 5 percent increase in punters to 165,000.

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D.D.O.S. ATTACKS ON ONLINE GAMBLING OPERATORS BECOMING MORE FREQUENT

03rd November, 2015 at 06:02:06
Statistics underline the absolutely necessity for strong counter measures.

Online gambling numbers that operators should ponder include the fact that 9 in 20 online companies are targeted by Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks; 3 out of 4 that are attacked are attacked more than once; 9 out of 10 sites that have been targeted in a DDoS assault were hit in the last 12 months; and 1 in those 10 have been hit in the last week.

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