Gambling News 08th October, 2016

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NEW OWNERS FOR ONLINE GAMBLING GIANT?

08th October, 2016 at 08:01:33
William Hill confirms it is in 'merger of equals' talks with Amaya.

Late Friday was an exciting time in the UK and Canada as rumours surged that the original owners of Pokerstars, the Scheinberg family, were interested in re-acquiring the company - now a subsidiary of the Amaya online gambling group.

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OPPOSITION MOUNTS TO UK CLAMPDOWN ON GAMBLING ADVERTISING (Update)

08th October, 2016 at 08:01:33
Rumours that Department of Culture, Media and Sport plans another review disturb the market.

Friday's speculation that the UK government's Department of Culture, Media and Sport may be planning a new review of FOBTs, social media gambling promotion and day-time gambling advertisements (see previous report) have continued to disturb the market and generate comment.

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MORE EVIDENCE OF A CANADIAN EXIT BY NETENT

08th October, 2016 at 08:01:33
Online gambling technology and games provider has yet to make public its position on Canada.

Whilst the Swedish online gambling technology and games provider NetEnt has yet to publically clarify its stance on Canadian operators using its products, the company continues to privately urge operators not to offer its games in the Canadian market.

Full Story: More Evidence Of A Canadian Exit By Netent »