Gambling News 17th August, 2016

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EVOLUTION GAMING HAILS 2ND QUARTER PERFORMANCE

17th August, 2016 at 14:29:58
As the company celebrates its 10th Anniversary of operations.

Evolution Gaming Group AB has reported strong second quarter 2016 results that delivered a 50 percent increase in revenue during this their tenth year of operation.

Full Story: Evolution Gaming Hails 2nd Quarter Performance »

GAN LAUNCH LADY LUCK WITH ISLE OF CAPRI

17th August, 2016 at 14:29:58
New social casino launch to be followed by Lady Luck Solitaire later this year.

US land based casino operator Isle of Capri Casinos has launched its Lady Luck social casino brand under a new interactive arm of the company.

Full Story: Gan Launch Lady Luck With Isle Of Capri »

BETSSON PICKS STAKELOGIC CONTENT

17th August, 2016 at 14:29:58
First titles already live.

Greentube subsidiary StakeLogic has scored a significant content supply deal with Betsson in which its first slot titles have already launched across Betsson channels.

Full Story: Betsson Picks Stakelogic Content »

BIGGEST E-SPORTS TOURNAMENT PRIZE YET AWARDED

17th August, 2016 at 10:55:51
Dota 2 team gets $9.1 million for winning The International 2016.

In what is being hailed on eSports sites as the biggest yet tournament prize, the Wings Gaming Dota 2 team from China has picked up $9.1 million for its triumph in the 2016 International tournament.

Full Story: Biggest E-sports Tournament Prize Yet Awarded »

TEETHING PROBLEMS AT SUNBETS?

17th August, 2016 at 10:55:51
Growing number of forum complaints follows launch this week.

Online gambling message boards lit up this week following the launch of the Tabcorp-Sun newspaper betting website Sunbets in the UK market, boosted by a reportedly GBP 3 million publicity and advertising campaign.

Full Story: Teething Problems At Sunbets? »

SPORTSBET PUSHES BACK ON SOUTH AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT'S TAX PLAN (Update)

17th August, 2016 at 10:55:51
Betting company scraps plans for a A$20 million high tech data facility in Adelaide.

Online betting company Sportsbet pushed back against the South Australian government's proposed 15 percent place-of-consumption NGR tax (see previous reports) this week by scrapping plans for a $20 million high-tech data facility in Adelaide.

Full Story: Sportsbet Pushes Back On South Australian Government's Tax Plan (update) »

AWFUL Q2-2016 FOR PHILWEB

17th August, 2016 at 10:55:51
Nine-fold decline in profitability at beleaguered Philippines online gambling company.

The embattled Philippines online gambling technology supplier Philweb Corp., has posted its Q2-2016 results amidst the chaos caused by new national president Rodrigo Duterte (see previous reports), reporting a nine-fold weakening in profitability due mainly to asset impairments.

Full Story: Awful Q2-2016 For Philweb »

POLISH COMPANY ACCUSED OF A CONFLICT OF E-SPORTS INTEREST

17th August, 2016 at 10:55:51
Companies should not own competitive professional teams and betting-promotional websites simultaneously.

Another conflict of interest allegation has surfaced in the eSports sector, linking promotional and until recently skin-betting site CSGOLounge with competitive professional eSports Counter Strike team Virtus.pro with the same Poland-based owner.

Full Story: Polish Company Accused Of A Conflict Of E-sports Interest »

ONLINE GAMBLING OPERATOR SCORES AN OWN GOAL

17th August, 2016 at 10:55:51
Betway apologises for tweet about player on a team it sponsors.

Apparently an over-zealous member of the Betway Twitter team was responsible for an own goal this week when a tweet criticised professional football player Michail Antonio (26) - a right-back on the West Ham team, which Betway sponsors.

Full Story: Online Gambling Operator Scores An Own Goal »

HUGO THE TROLL IN LATEST PLAY'N GO SLOT

17th August, 2016 at 10:55:51
Old Nordic video game and interactive TV character at centre of theme.

Play'n Go has released its latest online slot, titled Hugo after a friendly anime troll-like character that featured in the 'nineties era of video gaming and interactive television, giving a nostalgia value to the generation growing up at that time.

Full Story: Hugo The Troll In Latest Play'n Go Slot »