Gambling News 31st August, 2016

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888 DISMISSES POSSIBLE MERGE WITH RANK RUMOURS (Update)

31st August, 2016 at 21:08:56
After failed William Hill bid.

Speculation on a possible merger between The Rank Group and 888 Holdings following their partnership in the failed William Hill bid have been put to bed by 888 chief executive officer Itai Frieberger.

Full Story: 888 Dismisses Possible Merge With Rank Rumours (update) »

VALVE IN HOT WATER WITH BRITISH TELECOMMUNICATIONS?

31st August, 2016 at 21:08:56
Patent Infringement Lawsuit Filed in Delaware Federal Court.

According to ESPN eSports, Valve Corporation is being sued by British Telecommunications (BT) for patent infringements in its Steam social entertainment platform and market place.

Full Story: Valve In Hot Water With British Telecommunications? »

LADBROKES FINDS ITSELF FOCUS OF UK ASA SCRUTINY ONCE AGAIN

31st August, 2016 at 21:08:56
Fails to include significant terms and conditions.

Ladbrokes has been pulled up once again on an online promotion that the UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) deemed misleading in its final determination.

Full Story: Ladbrokes Finds Itself Focus Of Uk Asa Scrutiny Once Again »

FRENCH OLYMPIC BETTING STATS

31st August, 2016 at 21:08:56
77 percent increase in wagering from London to Rio.

French gambling regulator ARJEL has released a general overview of online sports betting during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Full Story: French Olympic Betting Stats »

TIPBET INTEGRATE FREE ESPORTS LIVE STREAMING

31st August, 2016 at 21:08:56
In bid to attract new generation of bettors.

Tipbet has announced the implementation of a free Live Stream Channel for ESL eSports, supported by Betradar.

Full Story: Tipbet Integrate Free Esports Live Streaming »

BETSOFT LAUNCH NEW ASIAN-INSPIRED TITLE

31st August, 2016 at 21:08:56
Feature and graphic-rich offer.

Software developer Betsoft has previewed its latest title, the Asian-inspired Great 88.

Full Story: Betsoft Launch New Asian-inspired Title »

WHOPPING WIN ON MICROGAMING'S MEGA MOOLAH

31st August, 2016 at 14:10:25
Marked as largest ever mobile jackpot win.

Microgaming's Mega Moolah jackpot paid out Euro 7,968,311.26 to Zodiac Casino mobile punter "D.P.", on an astonishing GBP 1 bet, this past Sunday.

Full Story: Whopping Win On Microgaming's Mega Moolah »

FRANKIEL NAMED HR DIRECTOR BY PMU

31st August, 2016 at 14:10:25
Former deputy HR director moving up.

French operator Pari Mutuel Urbain has appointed deputy human resources director Bruno Frankiel to the role of human resources director.

Full Story: Frankiel Named Hr Director By Pmu »

GAMING REALMS PLC COMPLETES SUBSCRIPTION

31st August, 2016 at 14:10:25
Raises GBP 2.5 million.

Gaming Realms has issued the remaining 1,750,000 new ordinary shares at 20p per share following a subscription in which a number of investors participated, raising GBP 2.5 million.

Full Story: Gaming Realms Plc Completes Subscription »

YGGDRASIL ISSUES IMPRESSIVE H1 2016 UPDATE

31st August, 2016 at 14:10:25
Results heartening after significant investment in infrastructure.

In an update on its H1 2016 for the period ending June 30, 2016 (see previous report), Yggdrasil Gaming has reported an impressive 661 percent y-o-y increase in revenue along with other sterling results.

Full Story: Yggdrasil Issues Impressive H1 2016 Update »

KENYA RAISE GAMBLING TAXES

31st August, 2016 at 14:10:25
Amid calls for tighter regulation.

Kenyan members of parliament reportedly approved an increase in betting taxes during a parliamentary session Tuesday.

Full Story: Kenya Raise Gambling Taxes »

TANGELO GAMES PLEASED WITH MOBILE GROWTH

31st August, 2016 at 14:10:25
In Q2/2016 report.

Toronto social gaming firm Tangelo Games Corp. (formerly Imperus Technologies ) has reported a 13 percent growth in revenue from mobile games over the previous quarter, a key focus area for the company, within its H1 and Q2/2016 report for the period ending June 30 2016.

Full Story: Tangelo Games Pleased With Mobile Growth »

NEW ONLINE SLOT FROM iSOFTBET

31st August, 2016 at 09:46:20
Pirate action galore in new Skulls of Legend five-reeler.

The apparently popular pirate theme has been exploited in iSoftBet's latest video slot release, a 5 reel, 30 pay-line game branded Skulls of Legend that comes replete with symbols like ghostly ships, exotic parakeets, treasure maps, swords and cutlasses, and skulls that glow in the dark.

Full Story: New Online Slot From Isoftbet »

THE ZOMBIES ARE COMING!

31st August, 2016 at 09:46:20
Microgaming hints at its next game.

Scheduled for release by Microgaming in the not-too-distant future is a video slot with an imaginative theme that combines the popular zombie cult with an amusing and up-to-the-minute Lost Vegas (geddit?) gambling city-located Survivors vs. Zombies scene.

Full Story: The Zombies Are Coming! »

CORAL POSTS THIRD QUARTER RESULTS

31st August, 2016 at 09:46:20
Ladbrokes-merged company reports on performance in twelve weeks ended July 2 2016, with online operations especially strong.

In accordance with Listing Rule 5.6.15G(4) on the London Stock Exchange, Ladbrokes plc has published results from merged partner Gala Coral for the twelve weeks ended July 2 2016 (the third quarter), when the merger became effective.

Full Story: Coral Posts Third Quarter Results »