Gambling News 28th September, 2016

The news service here at azonlinecasinos.com provides content from respected news sources across the gaming industry. The news is sourced from dedicated reporters responsible for gathering content across related verticals, including current news on gamblibg legislation, land-based gambling, games development, software licensing, casino, bingo and sports/bookmaker news. For specific poker news, check out the Bluffed Poker website.

The news is updated instantly on the website or in the case of third party news items, within minutes of the report being received to our dedicated Newscenter mailbox. There is also an RSS feed containing all new stories.

For more information, please contact the news editor by telephone on (UK) +44 845 833 0462 (9am - 5pm GMT) or by email to editor [a@t] azonlinecasinos .com with any queries. * Please do not use this email address for advertising requests * (see contact page).

PENNSYLVANIA ONLINE GAMING HEARING POSTPONED TO OCTOBER (Update)

28th September, 2016 at 20:29:28
Still no explanation...and the Senate has less than a week before adjournment.

The cancellation of Tuesday's Pennsylvania House Gaming Oversight Committee's exploratory hearing on DFS and online gambling has been followed by an announcement that the hearing will now take place on October 18, leaving the matter in limbo as the omnibus HR 2150 gambling bill sits in the Senate.

Full Story: Pennsylvania Online Gaming Hearing Postponed To October (update) »

NEW MD FOR SKY BET DEUTSCHLAND

28th September, 2016 at 20:29:28
UK gambling firm focuses on expansion.

Sky Betting & Gaming has announced the appointment of Jochen Weiner as managing director for Sky Bet Deutschland reporting directly to chief executive officer Richard Flint.

Full Story: New Md For Sky Bet Deutschland »

WILLIAM HILL EXITS RUSSIA

28th September, 2016 at 20:29:28
Cites legislatory concerns.

Betting Business Russia reports the exit of William Hill from the Russian territory, quoting a customer advisory from William Hill's Casino Club, that reads:

Full Story: William Hill Exits Russia »

POC TAX FOR OTHER AUSSIE STATES?

28th September, 2016 at 20:29:28
Tabcorp CEO believes its a real possibility.

In an interview with The Australian, Tabcorp chief executive offer David Attenborough warned "global rivals" of his belief that other Australian states are moving fast to follow South Australia's lead in implementing a point of consumption tax.

Full Story: Poc Tax For Other Aussie States? »

GVC TAKE ON MICROGAMING'S QUICKFIRE SOLUTION

28th September, 2016 at 20:29:28
For Spain, Belgium and Bulgaria regions.

GVC will enhance its online casino offer in Spain, Belgium and Bulgaria following a new content supply deal with Microgaming's Quickfire.

Full Story: Gvc Take On Microgaming's Quickfire Solution »

BETSTARS SIGNIFICANTLY EXPANDS OFFER

28th September, 2016 at 20:29:28
Increases U.S. sports selection.

Amaya's sports betting business BetStars is significantly expanding its U.S. sports offering to include 348 new betting markets across American Football and Major League Baseball (MLB).

Full Story: Betstars Significantly Expands Offer »

SPORAGA TO SET UP SHOP IN IOM

28th September, 2016 at 12:56:20
Follows successful Beta period in Brazilian market.

Daily fantasy sports company Sporaga Limited has been granted a license by the I sle of Man's Department of Economic Developmen t to develop operations on the island.

Full Story: Sporaga To Set Up Shop In Iom »

XLMEDIA SUCCESS CONTINUES IN H1 2016

28th September, 2016 at 12:56:20
Investment in technology platform paying off.

Online gambling marketing company XLMedia, which operates websites driving players to online casino operators, delivered robust interim results for the first half of 2016, attributing its success to investment in technology.

Full Story: Xlmedia Success Continues In H1 2016 »

BETCONSTRUCT TAKE ON REALISTIC GAMES CONTENT

28th September, 2016 at 12:56:20
Online table and slot games.

BetConstruct has agreed a deal in which it will integrate a range of Realistic Games online table and slot content including blackjack, roulette and slot titles Super Graphics Upside Down, The Fruit Factory and Fireworks.

Full Story: Betconstruct Take On Realistic Games Content »

NETBET AND LADBROKES ADS ASSESSED BY ASA

28th September, 2016 at 12:56:20
Both deemed to be in breach of UK marketing codes.

A TV ad for Cosmo Gaming's NetBet online casino was determined by the UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) as glamorising online gambling following a single complaint.

Full Story: Netbet And Ladbrokes Ads Assessed By Asa »

LADBROKES HEADS NORTH FOR NEW ONLINE GAMBLING LICENCE

28th September, 2016 at 08:52:09
Norfolk Island licensing changes prompt switch to Northern Territory regulation.

Ladbrokes has confirmed rumours earlier this month that it was about to change its online gambling licensing jurisdiction, announcing that it is to switch to Northern Territory licensing from September 28.

Full Story: Ladbrokes Heads North For New Online Gambling Licence »

PENNSYLVANIA DISAPPOINTMENT

28th September, 2016 at 08:52:09
House hearing on DFS and online gambling cancelled without explanation.

The Pennsylvania House Gaming Oversight Committee hearing on daily fantasy sports and online gambling legalisation scheduled for Tuesday did not take place, and there has thus far been no explanation for its cancellation, Pennsylvania media reports indicate.

Full Story: Pennsylvania Disappointment »

KAMA GAMES IN NEW DEAL WITH VIBER MESSAGING SERVICE

28th September, 2016 at 08:52:09
Irish social casino games developer's products now accessible via messaging app.

Mobile social casino games developer Kama Games has announced an agreement with Viber which will see its products accessible on the latter's mobile messaging service platforms.

Full Story: Kama Games In New Deal With Viber Messaging Service »