Gambling News 02nd June, 2016

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NEW BITCOIN SPORTSBOOK LAUNCHES

02nd June, 2016 at 19:29:06
Sportsbet.io gives players the chance to win tickets to the final of Euro 2016 football championship.

Coin Gaming, the operator of bitcoin-denominated casino Bitcasino.io, has launched Sportsbet.io, a new bitcoin-only sportsbook, in good time for the Euro 2016 football championships.

Full Story: New Bitcoin Sportsbook Launches »

MORE E-SPORTS LICENSES DUE IN ITALY

02nd June, 2016 at 19:29:06
Regulator wants to ensure that the burgeoning industry is properly controlled and supervised.

The fast-growing eSports vertical has prompted the Italian gaming regulator Agenzia delle Dogane e dei Monopoli (ADM), to announce that in the interests of exercising and supervising the booming sector it intends to issue further eSports betting licenses.

Full Story: More E-sports Licenses Due In Italy »

NEW NETENT SLOT PREVIEWED

02nd June, 2016 at 19:29:06
3,125 Ways to Win with "When Pigs Fly".

The Swedish online gambling games developer NetEnt released the preview of a new online slot Thursday, announcing the imminent arrival of the 3,125 Ways to Win game "When Pigs Fly".

Full Story: New Netent Slot Previewed »

NEW SURVEY HIGHLIGHTS ONLINE GAMBLING TRAFFIC SOURCES

02nd June, 2016 at 19:29:06
SimilarWeb study shows that more can be done in social media marketing, and highlights the importance of affiliate activity.

A new independent study by SimilarWeb claims that only 37 percent of online gambling traffic is direct, with referrals (ie mainly affiliate) activity delivering 24 percent; followed by 22 percent of traffic attributable to advertising; and 17 percent from SEO work.

Full Story: New Survey Highlights Online Gambling Traffic Sources »

32RED AND KAMBI EXTEND PARTNERSHIP

02nd June, 2016 at 19:29:06
Sportsbetting teamwork over the last 2 years has pleased both parties.

The UK online gambling group 32Red and its sports betting platform provider Kambi have announced an extension to their two-year partnership.

Full Story: 32red And Kambi Extend Partnership »

BETFAIR TO EXTEND ARSENAL FC SPONSORSHIP TO 2019

02nd June, 2016 at 19:29:06
Online gambling group to serve as Premier League football club's official betting partner in the UK, Europe, South and Central America.

Top online betting brand Betfair has announced that it is to continue as the official sponsor and betting partner for Arsenal FC through to 2019 in an extension of its partnership agreement with the English Premier League football club.

Full Story: Betfair To Extend Arsenal Fc Sponsorship To 2019 »

ONLINE A MAJOR CONTRIBUTOR TO GAMBLING MARKET IN DENMARK

02nd June, 2016 at 19:29:06
Licensed Internet operators contribute almost two-thirds of sports betting revenue.

Figures for Q1-2016 released this week by the Danish regulator Spillemyndigheden indicate that almost two-thirds of sports betting revenues generated by licensed operators in the Danish gambling market come from internet enterprises.

Full Story: Online A Major Contributor To Gambling Market In Denmark »

MACAU REVENUE DOWN 9.6 PERCENT IN MAY

02nd June, 2016 at 09:44:19
Pace of decline rises month-on-month.

Official figures from the Macau government show that once again revenues on the gambling island fell in May 2016, dropping 9.6 percent on a year-on-year basis with analysts noting that the pace of decline appears to have accelerated on a month-on-month basis.

Full Story: Macau Revenue Down 9.6 Percent In May »

PHILWEB RAISING CAPITAL FOR EXPANSION OF INTERNET GAMBLING ASSETS

02nd June, 2016 at 09:44:19
Company plans to raise US$128.6 million from sale of shares.

The Philippino gambling group PhilWeb Corporation has announced a capital raising initiative to fund expansion of its internet cafe gambling facilities, revealing that it plans to raise US$128.6 million through the sale of treasury and subsidiary-held shares.

Full Story: Philweb Raising Capital For Expansion Of Internet Gambling Assets »

INNOVATIVE MARKETING FROM RANK GROUP CASINO SUBSIDIARY

02nd June, 2016 at 09:44:19
Online and land casino operator Grosvenor Casinos launches new London taxi project.

Grosvenor Casinos, a Rank Group online and land casino gambling subsidiary, has launched an innovative plan to push up its brand profile in the London area and attract punters to its venues.

Full Story: Innovative Marketing From Rank Group Casino Subsidiary »

HACKERS RETALIATE ON CZECH GOVERNMENT PLANS TO ISP BLOCK GAMBLING SITES

02nd June, 2016 at 09:44:19
Distributed denial of services attack mounted on Senate.cz website.

Justifying their action by claiming that the Czech government is censoring the internet with its initiative to ISP-block unlicensed online gambling websites, unknown hackers launched a DDoS assault on the Senate.cz website this week, taking the site down for around 24 hours.

Full Story: Hackers Retaliate On Czech Government Plans To Isp Block Gambling Sites »

SPANISH REGULATOR PUBLISHES 2015 ANNUAL REPORT

02nd June, 2016 at 09:44:19
DGOJ publication covers all aspects of the market.

The Spanish General Directorate for the Regulation of Gaming Activities ("DGOJ") has published through its website its 2015 Annual Report on the regulated market.

Full Story: Spanish Regulator Publishes 2015 Annual Report »

CASINO GAMES DEVELOPER SWITCHES TO HTML5

02nd June, 2016 at 09:44:19
Concept Gaming converts 32 online games to more versatile HTML5 format.

Online gambling games developer Concept Gaming has revealed that it has converted 32 of its Flash-based gamed to the more versatile HTML5 format. The games include Multi-Hand Blackjack, Roulette, Slots and Keno.

Full Story: Casino Games Developer Switches To Html5 »

TURNER TO HEAD SPREAD BETTING FIRM

02nd June, 2016 at 09:44:19
Appointed to lead Sporting Index.

Industry veteran Paul Turner has been appointed to head spread betting firm Sporting Index in a promotion from within from his previous post as marketing director of the UK company.

Full Story: Turner To Head Spread Betting Firm »