Gambling News 15th August, 2016

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GAN TO LAUNCH SIMULATED GAMING WITH CHICKASAW NATION (Update)

15th August, 2016 at 20:50:57
Largest US contract client to date.

GameAccount Network (GAN) has revealed the Chickasaw Nation as its newest and biggest US client for the launch of a social casino offer developed on its proprietary Simulated Gaming platform.

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MGA SUSPEND SMART GAMING GROUP LICENCE

15th August, 2016 at 20:50:57
Malta authority now investigating operator.

First Online Limited's (previously known as Smart Gaming Group ) woes continue as the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) follow the UK Gambling Commission's lead and suspend the company's remote gaming licence MGA/CL1/574/2009.

Full Story: Mga Suspend Smart Gaming Group Licence »

RGA APPOINT KPMG FOR SELF EXCLUSION STUDY

15th August, 2016 at 16:52:36
In collaboration with the KPMG and the UK Gambling Commission.

The Remote Gaming Association (RGA) has appointed KPMG to undertake a scoping study of the National Online Self-Exclusion Scheme (NOSES) followed by KPMG's continued support and advice during the implementation process.

Full Story: Rga Appoint Kpmg For Self Exclusion Study »

CHERRY WRAPS UP GAME LOUNGE ACQUISITION (Update)

15th August, 2016 at 16:52:36
Settles final deferred payment.

Cherry has completed its full deferred payment regarding its acquisition of Game Lounge Ltd.

Full Story: Cherry Wraps Up Game Lounge Acquisition (update) »

ORYX GAMING TAKE ON GOLD CLUB CONTENT

15th August, 2016 at 16:52:36
Expand game portfolio with Slovenia-based provider content.

ORYX Gaming has partnered Slovenian slot manufacturer and game designer Gold Club for a selection of online and mobile slot games.

Full Story: Oryx Gaming Take On Gold Club Content »

SENET GROUP TO BE LED BY FORMER ONLINE DATING REGULATORY CHIEF

15th August, 2016 at 16:52:36
Succeeds founder of responsible gambling standards body.

Former Online Dating Association (ODA) chief George Kidd will take on the role of chief executive officer of the Senet Group, a UK-based independent responsible gambling industry body.

Full Story: Senet Group To Be Led By Former Online Dating Regulatory Chief »

PLAY'N GO SIGNS MULTI-BRAND DEAL WITH MAJOR ONLINE GAMBLING GROUP

15th August, 2016 at 08:24:27
GVC online casinos to expand gaming suites.

Swedish supplier Play'n GO has signed an agreement with GVC Holdings plc, that will see its full suite of games rolled out across the online gambling group's casino brands.

Full Story: Play'n Go Signs Multi-brand Deal With Major Online Gambling Group »

WILLIAM HILL IN AUSTRALIA LOSING MARKET SHARE

15th August, 2016 at 08:24:27
Contributing factor in Hill's declining digital fortunes.

A June 2016 presentation to William Hill group executives by the chief exec of the group's Australian operations, Tom Waterhouse, provided the Sydney Morning Herald with material for an article Monday which noted that the Australian operation's mainly digital market share has dropped from 17 percent to 12 percent.

Full Story: William Hill In Australia Losing Market Share »

NEW DIRECTOR POST FOR I.T. SPECIALIST

15th August, 2016 at 08:24:27
Mike Jones appointed as Director of Software Engineering at SIS.

Online and retail betting markets supplier SIS has appointed Mike Jones as Director of Software Engineering following a successful interim period.

Full Story: New Director Post For I.t. Specialist »

AUSSIES BELIEVE THAT BETTING IS AN INTEGRAL PART OF SPORT

15th August, 2016 at 06:55:19
New academic study shows that three out of four children and 90 percent of adults believe betting is a normal element in sports.

A gambling study carried out by researchers at the Curtin and Deakin universities has revealed that Australians believe betting is now an integral part of sports, according to a 9 News report Monday.

Full Story: Aussies Believe That Betting Is An Integral Part Of Sport »

ENGLAND FOOTBALL MANAGER CUTS TIES WITH ONLINE GAMBLING FIRM

15th August, 2016 at 06:55:19
Sam Allardyce distances himself from My Club Betting as claims of the owner's former liquidation surface.

England football manager Sam Allardyce (61) is taking no chances with his personal reputation, it appears following news that he has quit as brand ambassador to My Club Betting, an online football betting company, and is to return shares awarded to him.

Full Story: England Football Manager Cuts Ties With Online Gambling Firm »

888-RANK CONSORTIUM UPS OFFER FOR WILLIAM HILL (Update)

15th August, 2016 at 06:55:19
But William Hill again rejects bid.

In a statement Monday the UK online and land gambling group William Hill plc advised that it had received a revised acquisition bid from the 888 Holdings-Rank plc alliance on Sunday 14 August, but that the board of directors had again rejected the proposal.

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