Gambling News 30th June, 2016

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GIG ACQUIRES BETIT IN EURO 54 BILLION DEAL

30th June, 2016 at 20:14:35
A variety of Nordic-facing online sites change hands in major online casino sale.

Well known Nordic-facing online casino brands Thrills, Kaboo and Superlenny will soon be part of the Gaming Innovation Group following a Euro 54 million operator acquisition deal in which the Betit Group has been bought by Oslo-based GIG, which already owns Guts, Betspin and Rizk.

Full Story: Gig Acquires Betit In Euro 54 Billion Deal »

AMAYA BOARD CHANGES ANNOUNCED

30th June, 2016 at 20:14:35
But little else is disclosed following secretive meeting with shareholders.

Amaya's much commented upon secretive meeting with shareholders in Montreal this week (see previous report) has been followed by an announcement regarding changes to the online gambling group's board of directors.

Full Story: Amaya Board Changes Announced »

NEW PHILIPPINES PRESIDENT COULD PROVE A PROBLEM FOR ONLINE GAMBLING

30th June, 2016 at 20:14:35
Reports that the autocratic Rodrigo Duterte has a ban on online gambling as one of his priorities.

Entering his first day in office this week, the new President of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, reportedly told his Cabinet that he intended to halt what he referred to as the 'proliferation' of online gambling.

Full Story: New Philippines President Could Prove A Problem For Online Gambling »

UK GAMBLING COMMISSION REPORT NOTES GROWTH OF ONLINE COMPONENT

30th June, 2016 at 20:14:35
Double digit increase in overall industry.

Figures from the UK Gambling Commission indicate noticeable growth in the overall industry, with financial spread betting, foreign exchange, and contracts-for-difference all prevalent in the UK market, much of it online.

Full Story: Uk Gambling Commission Report Notes Growth Of Online Component »

888SPORT TO SPONSOR NOTTINGHAM FOREST FC

30th June, 2016 at 20:14:35
One-year shirt sponsorship signed.

Online sportsbetting operator 888Sport has signed a one-year shirt sponsorship agreement with the Nottingham Forest football club following several weeks of speculation in football circles.

Full Story: 888sport To Sponsor Nottingham Forest Fc »

ONLINE BOOKMAKER SPONSORS LEYTON ORIENT FC.

30th June, 2016 at 20:14:35
EnergyBet signs up as a shirt sponsor.

Online bookmaker EnergyBet has signed a two-year shirt sponsorship deal with the Leyton Orient second league football club in the UK

Full Story: Online Bookmaker Sponsors Leyton Orient Fc. »

'BILLION DOLLAR' ONLINE SPORTSBETTING RING SHUTDOWN IN NEW YORK

30th June, 2016 at 20:14:35
Authorities have broken up a global sports gambling ring, leading to the arrest of four men.

The New York newspaper Metro reported Thursday that Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson has issued a statement detailing the arrest and arraignment in Brooklyn of four men on charges of enterprise corruption, first-degree promoting gambling, second-degree possession of gambling records and fifth-degree conspiracy.

Full Story: 'billion Dollar' Online Sportsbetting Ring Shutdown In New York »

BETSOFT IN PARTNERSHIP DEAL WITH ASIAN OPERATOR

30th June, 2016 at 20:14:35
Online gambling games provider teams up with Asia Weinet.

Betsoft, an online gambling games provider, has announced a partnership deal with Asian systems developer and live dealer casino operator Asia Weinet, and will supply the Asian company with its full suite of desktop and mobile 3D gaming content.

Full Story: Betsoft In Partnership Deal With Asian Operator »

THREE NEW ONLINE GAMES FROM ROMANIAN DEVELOPER.

30th June, 2016 at 09:28:35
HTML5 used in development of new slots.

Bucharest, Romania-based games developer CasinoWebScripts has released three new HTM5-based online slot games titled Secret Agent, The Cheese Burglars, and Bee Party.

Full Story: Three New Online Games From Romanian Developer. »

DANISH ONLINE GAMING COMPANY ACQUIRED BY INVESTMENT GROUP

30th June, 2016 at 09:28:35
Gaming A/S has grown at 34 percent annually since launch in 2011.

Danish investment companies Genua and Dansk Automat Expert Holding have sold Århus-based online gambling company Gaming A/S to investment group Erhvervsinvest for an undisclosed consideration. As part of the transaction, Lars Holtug, a former senior partner at PwC in Denmark, will become chair of Gaming's board.

Full Story: Danish Online Gaming Company Acquired By Investment Group »

ONLINE GAMBLING ON THE DUTCH POLITICAL AGENDA TODAY

30th June, 2016 at 09:28:35
Dutch Lower House set to again debate much-delayed online gambling legalisation bill.

Operators and industry observers alike are hoping that the much-delayed Dutch legalisation of online gambling will move forward today (Thursday) following yet another discussion on the issue in the Dutch parliament's Lower House.

Full Story: Online Gambling On The Dutch Political Agenda Today »

BREXIT GENERATED MASSIVE BETTING VOLUMES

30th June, 2016 at 09:28:35
Estimates place wagers for and against Britain's EU membership at GBP 120 million.

Betting on whether British voters would opt to stay or leave the European Union - the Brexit issue - reportedly reached GBP 120 million, with UK bookmakers generally feeling varying degrees of pain as a result of the unexpected "out" result.

Full Story: Brexit Generated Massive Betting Volumes »

BETSSON SUBSIDIARY SPONSORS DUTCH HOCKEY

30th June, 2016 at 09:28:35
Kroon online casino inks agreement with Nederlandse IJshockey Bond

Kroon online casino, a Dutch-facing subsidiary of the Swedish Betsson gambling group, has entered into a two-year sponsorship deal with Dutch ice hockey association Nederlandse IJshockey Bond, conditional on the legalisation of online gambling in the Netherlands.

Full Story: Betsson Subsidiary Sponsors Dutch Hockey »

PLAYTECH LAUNCHES VIRTUAL TENNIS PRODUCT

30th June, 2016 at 09:28:35
Omni-channel release for new game

Online gambling software and games developer Playtech has announced the launch of a new virtual tennis product across all delivery channels through its licensees.

Full Story: Playtech Launches Virtual Tennis Product »

LADBROKES TAKES SIS VIRTUAL GAMING SUITE ON BOARD

30th June, 2016 at 09:28:35
UK gambling group bolsters summer line-up with SIS on-demand virtual gaming suite.

Online betting and gaming provider SIS has signed a deal to deliver its portfolio of on-demand racing games to the UK land and online gambling group Ladbrokes

Full Story: Ladbrokes Takes Sis Virtual Gaming Suite On Board »