Gambling News 09th August, 2016

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NYX GAMING GROUP TAKE ON GAMEVY CONTENT

09th August, 2016 at 20:52:09
Innovative, unusual content proving popular.

NYX Gaming Group is the latest to sign up for online gambling games developer start-up Gamevy content following a similar deal with the Quickfire platform last week (see previous report).

Full Story: Nyx Gaming Group Take On Gamevy Content »

UKGC DISPUTES BETOWEN LICENSING CLAIM (Update)

09th August, 2016 at 20:52:09
Expresses concern over sports betting operation and promises action.

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has posted notice advising consumers beware of SmartLive Casino -powered online sports betting operator Betowen.com.

Full Story: Ukgc Disputes Betowen Licensing Claim (update) »

PHILWEB FAILS TO CONVINCE PAGCOR (Update)

09th August, 2016 at 20:52:09
In last minute talks with regulator.

Embattled PhilWeb failed to convince the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) to extend its contract in last minute talks held Tuesday, GMA News reports.

Full Story: Philweb Fails To Convince Pagcor (update) »

COINGAMING LAUNCH ONETOUCH BLACKJACK

09th August, 2016 at 14:41:46
Mobile blackjack marketed as "playable with the use of one finger".

Bitcoin platform provider CoinGaming.io has agreed a supply deal with OneTouch for the provision of their new OneTouch Blackjack product.

Full Story: Coingaming Launch Onetouch Blackjack »

NEW PREMIER LEAGUE SPONSORSHIP DEALS

09th August, 2016 at 14:41:46
Official betting and gaming partnerships for Asian region

Asian-facing betting and gaming firm TLCBET is the latest to be named an official betting and gaming partner to Premier League division Middlesbrough Football Club whose marketing efforts will be specific to the Asian region.

Full Story: New Premier League Sponsorship Deals »

NZRB AND TABCORP AWARDED COMMINGLING AUTHORISATION

09th August, 2016 at 14:41:46
Public benefit outweighs lessening of competition.

The New Zealand Commerce Commission (NZCC) has given preliminary authorisation to the New Zealand Racing Board (NZRB) to commingle totalisator horse and greyhound racing betting pools with Tabcorp Wagering Manager in Australia.

Full Story: Nzrb And Tabcorp Awarded Commingling Authorisation »

HUUUGE RAISES $4.6 M IN SERIES B FUNDING ROUND.

09th August, 2016 at 14:41:46
Funding allocated to boosting further growth.

California-based social casino games developer Huuuge Inc. recently completed a Series B investment round led by Asia Pacific-based investors Woori Technology Investment.

Full Story: Huuuge Raises $4.6 M In Series B Funding Round. »

BETSSON SIGN UP FOR RED TIGER GAMING CONTENT

09th August, 2016 at 14:41:46
Range of new content integrated in Casino and Live Casino portfolio.

Red Tiger Gaming signed another content supply deal this week with high profile Swedish operator Betsson.

Full Story: Betsson Sign Up For Red Tiger Gaming Content »

LIVE DEALER ACTION IMMINENT AT GOLDEN NUGGET ONLINE CASINO

09th August, 2016 at 09:09:39
First New Jersey-licensed operation to launch live dealer facilities.

US media reports from New Jersey indicate that the online arm of Atlantic City operator Golden Nugget casino is about to achieve a first in the jurisdiction by introducing live dealer action.

Full Story: Live Dealer Action Imminent At Golden Nugget Online Casino »

RUSSIAN INTERNET REGULATOR TIGHTENS SCREWS AGAIN ON ILLEGAL ONLINE OPERATORS

09th August, 2016 at 09:09:39
Roskomnadzor directs banks and e-processors to review records to ensure compliance with gambling laws.

In another move aimed at tightening control over illegal online gambling, the Russian Internet regulator Roskomnadzor has directed banks and e-processing companies to review their records to ensure compliance with Russian gambling laws, according to an Isvestia report Monday.

Full Story: Russian Internet Regulator Tightens Screws Again On Illegal Online Operators »

ONLINE CASINO OPERATOR CRITICISED OVER MADDIE MCCANN REFERENCE

09th August, 2016 at 09:09:39
Sometimes guerrilla marketing goes too far.

Online gambling operator Fruity King is developing something of a reputation for its at times clumsy attempts at guerrilla marketing, but this week it overstepped the mark when it referred to the long-missing child Maddie McCann in a tweet that attempted to capitalise on the high value transfer of professional footballer Paul Pogba to Manchester United.

Full Story: Online Casino Operator Criticised Over Maddie Mccann Reference »

BELT TIGHTENING AT PLAYTECH?

09th August, 2016 at 09:09:39
Online gambling provider reduces requirement for office space in Israel amid talk of staff cutbacks.

The Israeli publication Globes has reported that online gambling provider Playtech is scaling back its requirement for office space in Israel, claiming that the company has informed major commercial building developer Azrieli Group Ltd., that it is reducing the space it wished to rent in Tel Aviv's Sarona Tower.

Full Story: Belt Tightening At Playtech? »

U.S. MARSHALS SET TO AUCTION OFF CONFISCATED BITCOIN STASH

09th August, 2016 at 09:09:39
Feds hope to realise $1.6 million for state coffers.

According to the Reuters news agency the US Marshals Service plans to auction off over 2,700 Bitcoins with a value around $1.6 million on August 22.

Full Story: U.s. Marshals Set To Auction Off Confiscated Bitcoin Stash »