Gambling News 21st January, 2016

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ANOTHER RECORD YEAR FOR ONLINE CASINO GROUP

21st January, 2016 at 15:46:49
32 Red issues FY trading update showing NGR up 51 percent in 2015.

The Gibraltar-based online casino group 32Red has reported another record operational year in a trading update that showcased a year-on-year rise in net gaming revenue of 51 percent at GBP48.6 million.

Full Story: Another Record Year For Online Casino Group »

FRENCH REGULATOR REPORTS ON F.Y. ONLINE GAMBLING PERFORMANCE

21st January, 2016 at 15:46:49
But high taxation and restricted player pools remain a problem for operators.

ARJEL, the French online gambling regulator, has reported on the industry's performance in the ring-fenced French market through 2015, noting that betting volumes have shown growth, but profits have remained under pressure.

Full Story: French Regulator Reports On F.y. Online Gambling Performance »

NEW C.E.O. AT BETVICTOR BOLSTERS EXECUTIVE TEAM

21st January, 2016 at 15:46:49
Five new senior managers appointed.

The recently appointed CEO at BetVictor in Gibraltar, Andreas Meinrad, has bolstered his top management team with five new appointments announced this week.

Full Story: New C.e.o. At Betvictor Bolsters Executive Team »

SKILLZ CLAIMS FIRST CROSS-PLATFORM MULTIPLAYER SYSTEM FOR MOBILE

21st January, 2016 at 15:46:49
Players can compete with one another across Android and iOS devices.

Mobile eSports company Skillz has claimed that it is the first to launch a cross-platform multi-player system for mobile punters, enabling players on Android and iOS systems to compete against one another in the 150,000 daily competitions currently available on the Skillz website.

Full Story: Skillz Claims First Cross-platform Multiplayer System For Mobile »

ADJUSTED GUIDANCE FROM AMAYA POINTS TO MIXED EXPECTATIONS

21st January, 2016 at 15:46:49
2015 FY details expected soon.

Online gambling behemoth Amaya Inc., published an update today (Thursday) to its 2015 full-year financial guidance as previously announced on November 10, 2015.

Full Story: Adjusted Guidance From Amaya Points To Mixed Expectations »

FRANCAISE DES JEUJX TO SPONSOR FRENCH OLYMPICS BID

21st January, 2016 at 15:46:49
Gambling group the first to back French bid to secure the 2024 games.

The major French gambling group Francaise des Jeux has put up an initial Euro 2 million as the first sponsor for France's Paris bid committee chasing the right to host the 2024 Olympic Games.

Full Story: Francaise Des Jeujx To Sponsor French Olympics Bid »

YORKSHIREMAN IN MAJOR PROGRESSIVE WIN AT CASUMO ONLINE CASINO

21st January, 2016 at 15:46:49
NetEnt's Mega Fortune progressive struck again with a GBP 2 million win.

A Yorkshireman in his 30s has become an overnight multi-millionaire after landing a GBP 2,065,627.64 mobile jackpot with online casino Casumo.com...and the lucky winner scooped the massive win from a stake of just GBP5!

Full Story: Yorkshireman In Major Progressive Win At Casumo Online Casino »

NETENT LAUNCHES MAJOR ONLINE SLOT

21st January, 2016 at 10:35:03
Guns 'N Roses has been anticipated for months.

The Swedish online gambling software and games provider NetEnt has finally released its much-anticipated new online slot Guns 'N Roses following a branding deal last year with the legendary rock band of the same name, describing the game as the company's biggest branded offering so far.

Full Story: Netent Launches Major Online Slot »

ENGLISH ONLINE PUNTER PREVAILS IN CASE AGAINST IRISH SPREADBETTING FIRM

21st January, 2016 at 08:53:31
Despite Irish laws against the recovery of gambling debts, punter wins the day.

The Irish media are reporting a court case this week in which an online gambler from Nottingham in England successfully litigated against an Irish online spread betting firm despite an Irish law disallowing the recovery of gambling debts.

Full Story: English Online Punter Prevails In Case Against Irish Spreadbetting Firm »

BETSOFT LINES UP THE TREATS FOR I.C.E. SHOW

21st January, 2016 at 08:53:31
Three new games to be previewed at London gambling expo.

Online gambling software and games developer BetSoft will be previewing at least three new games at the upcoming International Casino Expo in London, a spokesman said this week.

Full Story: Betsoft Lines Up The Treats For I.c.e. Show »

ANOTHER LOSER GAMBLING CLAIM DEFEATED

21st January, 2016 at 08:53:31
Federal court in Washington State dismisses claim against a social casino.

The lack of a value prize in a social casino game meant that the action did not constitute gambling, a federal court ruled last November, according to a report just published in the National Law Review.

Full Story: Another Loser Gambling Claim Defeated »

WILLIAM HILL LOCKS HORNS WITH AUSSIE NEWSPAPER

21st January, 2016 at 08:53:31
Demands retraction on in-play betting comments.

The Australian operations of William Hill has demanded a retraction of inaccurate comments on its in-play betting offer contained in a Herald Sun article recently.

Full Story: William Hill Locks Horns With Aussie Newspaper »

AUSTRALIAN OPEN TENNIS BETTING MASSIVELY UP

21st January, 2016 at 08:53:31
Gambling corruption story may have triggered an upsurge in punter interest.

William Hill's Australian operations have seen a massive 258 percent year-on-year increase to in-play gambling activity during the first two days of the Australian Open tennis competition, which has been the centre of attention over the past few days following a BBC and Buzzfeed expose on match-fixing in tennis (see previous reports).

Full Story: Australian Open Tennis Betting Massively Up »