Gambling News 23rd June, 2016

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ROMANIAN LICENCES FOR MICROGAMING'S PRIMA NETWORK

23rd June, 2016 at 17:01:27
Regulator Oficiul Național pentru Jocuri de Noroc grants Class ii supplier licences ahead of market opening in July.

Prima Networks, powered by Microgaming, has been awarded Class II licences by Romania's gambling regulator, Oficiul Național pentru Jocuri de Noroc (ONJN), ahead of the regulated market opening later this month.

Full Story: Romanian Licences For Microgaming's Prima Network »

NYX RAISES MORE CAPITAL THROUGH $10.5 MILLION PRIVATE PLACEMENT

23rd June, 2016 at 17:01:27
Unidentified private investor takes up offer.

Online gambling software and games provider NYX Gaming has announced that it has secured a private placement of $10.5 million with an unidentified private investor.

Full Story: Nyx Raises More Capital Through $10.5 Million Private Placement »

PADDY POWER CLOSES ISLE OF MAN OFFICE AND HEADS FOR MALTA

23rd June, 2016 at 17:01:27
10 jobs impacted by gambling group's decision.

The Isle of Man Examiner newspaper reports that Paddy Power is to close its licensing office on the Isle of Man, where it has been active for some years, following the merger with Betfair (see previous reports).

Full Story: Paddy Power Closes Isle Of Man Office And Heads For Malta »

GOOD NEWS FROM THE U.S.A.

23rd June, 2016 at 09:59:18
Positive moves in California and Pennsylvania...but the latter was a cliff-hanger.

Online gambling progressed in California and Pennsylvania Wednesday....but at one point it looked as if yet another failure due to VGT confusion would scuttle legalisation in the latter state.

Full Story: Good News From The U.s.a. »

HOPES HIGH FOR BRAZIL LEGALISATION

23rd June, 2016 at 09:59:18
Gambling reform bill expected in the national House.

Brazilian media reports this week have triggered hopes for online gambling legalisation in the vast South American nation, with the expectation that within the next week the national House will see a new gaming reform bill (PL442/1991) featuring the genre, although it may take some time to pass.

Full Story: Hopes High For Brazil Legalisation »

GAMEACCOUNT NETWORK FINED IN NEW JERSEY

23rd June, 2016 at 09:59:18
Simulated Gaming provider hit with $25,000 penalty on geolocation error.

Dermot Smurfit's GameAccount Network simulated gaming provider firm has been fined $25,000 by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement for breaching geolocation regulations by allowing small numbers of online punters outside New Jersey's borders to gamble through the GAN Android real-money app offered by Betfair.

Full Story: Gameaccount Network Fined In New Jersey »

SOUTH AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT UNVEILS NEW BETTING TAX

23rd June, 2016 at 09:59:18
"Place of consumption" the principle to be applied as provincial politicians look for more tax revenue.

Australian media reports Thursday indicate that the provincial government of South Australia has agreed on a new "place of consumption" betting tax that they expect will raise an additional A$9.2 million a year for local government coffers.

Full Story: South Australian Government Unveils New Betting Tax »

CHINESE ARCADE FAVOURITE THE THEME OF LATEST XIN GAMING ONLINE SLOT

23rd June, 2016 at 09:59:18
Fish Hunter King is a 5 reel, 50 pay-line game.

Philippines-based online gambling software and games developer XIN Gaming has launched a new slot titled Fish Hunter King with a colourful theme based on a popular Chinese arcade game.

Full Story: Chinese Arcade Favourite The Theme Of Latest Xin Gaming Online Slot »