Gambling News 29th September, 2016

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ONLINE GAMBLING OPERATOR SIGNS E-SPORTS TEAM

29th September, 2016 at 21:49:26
Betway and Ninjas in Pyjamas eSports players sign contract.

Online gambling operator Betway has bolstered its eSports activities by signing a sponsorship deal with one of the world's top eSports teams, the Sweden-based Ninjas in Pyjamas.

Full Story: Online Gambling Operator Signs E-sports Team »

NEW SLOT FROM STAKELOGIC

29th September, 2016 at 21:49:26
John Doe theme has a film noir feel to it.

Stakelogic, a Malta-based games developer in the Novomatic Interactive group, has announced the launch of its latest online slot, a 5 reel, 40 pay-line game with a film noir theme titled John Doe.

Full Story: New Slot From Stakelogic »

SINGAPORE IS ENFORCING ITS ANTI-ONLINE GAMBLING LAWS

29th September, 2016 at 21:49:26
Authorities report more than 120 persons have been arrested since the Remote Gaming Act came into force.

The Singapore Ministry of Home Affairs has reported on enforcement progress on the Remote Gaming Act, legislation designed to halt illegal online gambling in the Asian nation.

Full Story: Singapore Is Enforcing Its Anti-online Gambling Laws »

NEVADA GAMBLING NUMBERS SLIP IN AUGUST

29th September, 2016 at 21:49:26
Double digit decline on the Las Vegas Strip.

The Nevada Gaming Control Commission released its statistics for the month of August 2016 Thursday, reporting that statewide gaming revenue fell 5 percent year-on-year to $860.7 million, with the Las Vegas Strip turning in a poor performance with revenues down 15 percent at $451 million.

Full Story: Nevada Gambling Numbers Slip In August »

IGT TO PAY FINE FOR SIDELINING A WHISTLEBLOWER

29th September, 2016 at 21:49:26
Gambling supply company agrees to pay $500,000.

The US Securities and Exchange Commission announced Thursday that online gambling supply company International Game Technology has agreed to pay a fine of $500,000 for side-lining an employee who reported the company to the SEC regarding the IGT cost accounting model.

Full Story: Igt To Pay Fine For Sidelining A Whistleblower »

STRONG ONLINE GAMBLING COMPONENT AMONG ISRAEL'S BILLIONAIRES

29th September, 2016 at 13:40:19
Six out of 29 made their fortunes on internet gambling.

The Israeli newspaper "Globes" published an interesting article Wednesday, ranking top Israeli high-tech entrepreneurs and billionaires in a list of 29 that includes six who made their fortunes from online gambling:

Full Story: Strong Online Gambling Component Among Israel's Billionaires »

GVC EXPANDS REGULATED MARKETS CASINO OFFER WITH iSOFTBET CONTENT

29th September, 2016 at 13:40:19
Multi-year agreement involves the supply of over 40 games.

GVC has followed up on its agreement to carry Microgaming Quickfire games (see previous report) with a similar multi-year deal with games developer iSoftBet.

Full Story: Gvc Expands Regulated Markets Casino Offer With Isoftbet Content »

MICROGAMING'S ZOMBIES ARE ON THE WAY

29th September, 2016 at 13:40:19
New online slot scheduled for release in October.

Microgaming has released details on its latest slot, Lost Vegas which launches in October and allows players to decide whether they want to play as either Zombies or Survivors...and they can switch sides at any time.

Full Story: Microgaming's Zombies Are On The Way »

UK NEWSPAPER FIRM IN ONLINE GAMBLING DEAL WITH GAMING REALMS

29th September, 2016 at 13:40:19
Express Newspapers has plans to launch two online gambling websites.

UK online gambling games and platform supplier Gaming Realms and Express Newspapers - publisher of the Daily Express and the Daily Star newspapers - have agreed a real-money social gaming partnership that will see the launch of two social gaming websites branded Star Wins and Express Wins.

Full Story: Uk Newspaper Firm In Online Gambling Deal With Gaming Realms »

CHANGE OF NAME FOR UNIBET HOLDING GROUP?

29th September, 2016 at 13:40:19
Directors plan to change title to Kindred Group.

The directors of the publicly-listed European online gambling group Unibet have advised shareholders that they are considering a name change to Kindred Group plc in order to improve "synergy, clarity and flexibility" for the larger group.

Full Story: Change Of Name For Unibet Holding Group? »

MACAU LAW FIRM SAYS ONLINE GAMBLING LEGALISATION COULD HELP

29th September, 2016 at 08:23:45
Suggestion that government should reconsider bans on internet gambling.

In a paper published by the International Law Office, Macau legal firm Rato, Ling, Lei and Cortés lawyers have suggested that the legalisation of online gambling could provide a much-needed fillip to the island's gambling industry and "breathe new life" into what was once a booming market.

Full Story: Macau Law Firm Says Online Gambling Legalisation Could Help »

CAMBODIAN ONLINE GAMBLING RING SHUTTERED DUE TO BUREAUCRATIC PROBLEMS

29th September, 2016 at 08:23:45
Online gambling company was operated from a karaoke parlour by 63 Chinese nationals.

The Cambodia Daily newspaper reports that police in Poipet have shut down an online gambling company being run out of a karaoke parlour, and have interrogated 63 Chinese nationals associated with the enterprise.

Full Story: Cambodian Online Gambling Ring Shuttered Due To Bureaucratic Problems »

SENATORS BEHIND LATEST ATTEMPT TO HOBBLE ONLINE GAMBLING NAMED (Update)

29th September, 2016 at 08:23:45
More indications that Adelson money may be motivating latest attack on US online gambling.

A growing number of US publications are picking up on the introduction to the US Senate last week of bill S.3376 aka "RAWA v.2.0" ( see previous reports.

Full Story: Senators Behind Latest Attempt To Hobble Online Gambling Named (update) »

U.S. VS. EUROPE GOLF THE TARGET FOR PADDY POWER'S LATEST MARKETING

29th September, 2016 at 08:23:45
Former newspaper editor, TV personality and egotist Piers Morgan fronts in an amusing new television commercial.

Piers Morgan, described by online and land gambling group Paddy Power as "Britain's biggest loudmouth", is the front man for the company's latest television advertisement, which focuses attention on the upcoming USA vs. Europe Ryder Cup golf competition.

Full Story: U.s. Vs. Europe Golf The Target For Paddy Power's Latest Marketing »