Gambling News 18th August, 2016

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PAGCOR SPURNS ONGPIN'S OFFER TO DONATE HIS PHILWEB MAJORITY SHAREHOLDING (Update)

18th August, 2016 at 17:13:03
Pagcor chief says the issue is not Ongpin's ownership of Philweb, but President Duterte's stand against online gambling.

Fomer Philweb chairman Roberto Ongpin's offer to donate his majority shareholding in the company to Pagcor (see previous reports) has been spurned by Pagcor chief Andrea Domingo, according to reports Thursday in Philippines media.

Full Story: Pagcor Spurns Ongpin's Offer To Donate His Philweb Majority Shareholding (update) »

LEO VEGAS T.V. CAMPAIGN LAUNCHES TODAY

18th August, 2016 at 17:13:03
Content celebrates the play found in everyday situations.

High profile mobile casino operator Leo Vegas launches a major television drive today (Thursday) with the content celebrating the play found in everyday situations.

Full Story: Leo Vegas T.v. Campaign Launches Today »

MAINSTREAM MEDIA PICK UP ON ONLINE CASINO OPERATOR'S WOES

18th August, 2016 at 17:13:03
Seaniemac has reportedly accumulated $9.4 million in losses.

Seaniemac, an over-the-counter US penny stock company which entered the online casino sector in 2013, attracted the negative attention of the mainstream Independent newspaper this week as it attempted to raise new capital.

Full Story: Mainstream Media Pick Up On Online Casino Operator's Woes »

TEMPOBET CLINCHES MIDDLESBROUGH FC DEAL

18th August, 2016 at 11:33:33
Online sportsbook signs up as an Official Betting Partner

Online sportsbook Tempobet has penned a deal to become a partner of newly-promoted Middlesbrough Football Club in the English Premier League.

Full Story: Tempobet Clinches Middlesbrough Fc Deal »

ASIA-FACING ONLINE SPORTSBETTING FIRM BACKS TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR

18th August, 2016 at 11:33:33
FUN88 in two year deal as Official Betting Partner.

Asia-facing online bookmaker FUN88 has announced a two-year partnership deal which sees it become the Asia and Latin America official betting partner of English Premier League football team Tottenham Hotspur.

Full Story: Asia-facing Online Sportsbetting Firm Backs Tottenham Hotspur »

NEW Q2-2016 RECORDS FOR GAMING INNOVATION GROUP

18th August, 2016 at 11:33:33
EBITDA and revenue both soar at online gambling group.

The Norwegian Gaming Innovation Group, which operates online gambling sites, has reported record Q2-2016 results with positive growth in both revenue and EBITDA.

Full Story: New Q2-2016 Records For Gaming Innovation Group »

SKYBET PARTNERS CLOUDERA

18th August, 2016 at 07:09:43
For delivery of real-time services and targeted promotions.

Data management and analytics platform services provider Cloudera has partnered Sky Bet for the delivery of real-time services and targeted promotions for its gaming customers and sports punters.

Full Story: Skybet Partners Cloudera »

NEXTGEN REFRESH PROVEN SLOT TITLE

18th August, 2016 at 07:09:43
Emerald Isle updated.

NYX Gaming-owned development studio NextGen Gaming has given its Irish-themed Emerald Isle title's graphics and animations a "modern refresh".

Full Story: Nextgen Refresh Proven Slot Title »

LADBROKES AUSTRALIA LAUNCH NEW AD CAMPAIGN

18th August, 2016 at 07:09:43
"Up for the Challenge?"

Ladbrokes Australia has launched a new ad campaign carrying the strapline "Up for the Challenge".

Full Story: Ladbrokes Australia Launch New Ad Campaign »

DRAFTKINGS LAUNCH PRIVATE LEAGUES

18th August, 2016 at 07:09:43
Aims to attract recreational players.

US daily fantasy sports (DFS) operator DraftKings has released "DraftKings Leagues" in a new product update saying it hopes "to enhance its community and attract recreational DFS players".

Full Story: Draftkings Launch Private Leagues »

AWC TO DISBAND AND REGROUP AFTER WILLIAM HILL WITHDRAWAL (Update)

18th August, 2016 at 07:09:43
Wider, renewed body to be formed.

The Australian Wagering Council (AWC), a trade association representing the interests of online bookmakers such as Sportsbet, William Hill, Betfair and Bet365 has said it will disband following the withdrawal of William Hill on the back of the Government's in-play betting ban as the association is now "less representative" than they would like.

Full Story: Awc To Disband And Regroup After William Hill Withdrawal (update) »