Gambling News 15th September, 2016

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PLAYTECH LAUNCHES NEW NATIVE APP

15th September, 2016 at 16:15:02
Bet365 the first operator to offer new product.

Playtech has announced the launch at operator Bet365 of its new native mobile betting app, claiming that it boasts loading speeds three times faster than HTML5, and users can play from a choice of over a hundred games in seconds with improved performance across all Android and iOS devices.

Full Story: Playtech Launches New Native App »

SOCIAL CASINO GAMING CONTINUES TO GROW

15th September, 2016 at 16:15:02
Newzoo study shows that in the USA alone there are 73.9 million social casino gamers.

The independent research group Newzoo has started promoting its latest survey on social casino gaming, noting that in the US alone, there are 73.9 million social casino gamers... and more than half of these spend money.

Full Story: Social Casino Gaming Continues To Grow »

JEWISH CHARITY ORGANISATION EMBROILED IN A.M.F. INSIDE TRADING INVESTIGATION (Update)

15th September, 2016 at 16:15:02
Cdn$87,000 in small bills found in found in rabbi's car.

The Canadian Jewish News and other related media are reporting the startling news that a Jewish charity organisation may be embroiled in the Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF) investigation into insider trading allegations against former Amaya CEO David Baazov and other associated persons.

Full Story: Jewish Charity Organisation Embroiled In A.m.f. Inside Trading Investigation (update) »

TURKISH ONLINE GAMBLING RING DISMANTLED

15th September, 2016 at 08:53:47
Alleged mastermind said to be a UK gambling executive.

The police in Istanbul, Turkey have reported the breakup of a major online gambling ring following a tip-off that led to a five-month investigation and a nation-wide police swoop this week.

Full Story: Turkish Online Gambling Ring Dismantled »

POKER PRO ISSUES HEADS UP CHALLENGE TO LAND CASINO MOGUL

15th September, 2016 at 08:53:47
Brian Rast invites Sheldon Adelson to back up his statement that poker is not a game of skill.

Land casino tycoon Sheldon Adelson predictably ruffled a few feathers in the poker community last week when he claimed in a Yahoo interview that poker was not a game decided by skill and is therefore clearly gambling and exploitive (but not including his own land casino activities, apparently).

Full Story: Poker Pro Issues Heads Up Challenge To Land Casino Mogul »

ONLINE BETTING EXEMPTIONS IN SINGAPORE

15th September, 2016 at 08:53:47
Singapore Pools and the Singapore Turf Club are preparing to launch online betting services.

According to reports in The Straits Times. Singapore online punters will soon - perhaps by the end of next month - be able to legally make bets on Singapore Pools and Singapore Turf Club online sites currently in preparation in anticipation of getting the green light from the authorities.

Full Story: Online Betting Exemptions In Singapore »

888SPORTS LAUNCHES NEW T.V. CAMPAIGN

15th September, 2016 at 08:53:47
'Take'Em On' designed to deepen viewer engagement with a competitive thrust.

888Sports has launched its new television campaign in the UK under the title 'Take'Em On'.

Full Story: 888sports Launches New T.v. Campaign »

PR EXPERT JOINS AMERICAN GAMING ASSOCIATION

15th September, 2016 at 08:53:47
Erik Balsbaugh will help land gambling trade body achieve changes in US sports betting legislation.

Erik Balbaugh, a PR veteran with experience in both Washington DC and Boston as a consultant, has been appointed as VP Public Affairs by the land gambling trade body the American Gaming Association.

Full Story: Pr Expert Joins American Gaming Association »