Gambling News 18th October, 2016

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WILLIAM HILL STATEMENT ON AMAYA TALKS (Update)

18th October, 2016 at 20:13:40
Company confirms it ended talks after it canvassed views of major shareholders.

William Hill has followed Amaya Inc's lead, distributing a press release in response to the failure of merger talks with the Canadian firm (see previous reports).

Full Story: William Hill Statement On Amaya Talks (update) »

INSPIRED IN VIRTUAL SPORTS DEAL WITH EVERYMATRIX

18th October, 2016 at 20:13:40
Via Virtuals Connect platform.

Inspired has entered into a supply deal with EveryMatrix for its Virtual Sports product.

Full Story: Inspired In Virtual Sports Deal With Everymatrix »

ENDORPHINA LAUNCH TWERK

18th October, 2016 at 20:13:40
Risqué dance moves power this offer.

Games developer Endorphina has launched " Twerk ", a new slot it debuted at ICE London earlier this year.

Full Story: Endorphina Launch Twerk »

VALVE REFUTES GAMBLING RESPONSIBILITY CLAIMS (Update)

18th October, 2016 at 20:13:40
No link to illegal gambling sites says eSports platform provider.

In response to a demand from the Washington State Gambling Commission in which eSports provider Valve was required to "explain" itself in terms of accusations that it was aiding online gambling through its marketplace subsidiary Steam (see previous reports), Valve has posted a public denial of any wrongdoing whatsoever.

Full Story: Valve Refutes Gambling Responsibility Claims (update) »

BTOBET INTEGRATE NYX OGS

18th October, 2016 at 14:12:17
Full suite of desktop and mobile content.

Proprietary platform provider BtoBet has partnered NYX Gaming Group for the integration of NYX's Open Gaming Server (OGS) to its B Neuron omni-channel sports betting and gaming platform.

Full Story: Btobet Integrate Nyx Ogs »

BETSSON LAUNCH ANYTIME'S PLAYTIME CAMPAIGN

18th October, 2016 at 14:12:17
Research shows customers play to break monotony during short breaks throughout their day.

Betsson has adopted the strapline " Anytime's Playtime " in its newest campaign based on customer focus groups.

Full Story: Betsson Launch Anytime's Playtime Campaign »

BETTING ACCOUNT MANAGER APP

18th October, 2016 at 14:12:17
Simplifies keeping track of numerous betting accounts.

AppBet is a new free-to-download betting account aggregator application launched on the iOS and Android platforms with Paddy Power, Betfair, Ladbrokes, BoyleSports and Betway.

Full Story: Betting Account Manager App »

AMAYA RELEASE PRELIMINARY THIRD QUARTER RESULTS

18th October, 2016 at 14:12:17
Continued growth in sportsbetting and casino verticals.

Amaya Inc. has cautiously released a selection of preliminary results based on its "management's initial review of operations and performance".

Full Story: Amaya Release Preliminary Third Quarter Results »

DIGITAL OPERATIONS THE STARS OF LADBROKES' THIRD QUARTER REPORT

18th October, 2016 at 10:36:20
Double digit increases in moist online activity.

The UK online and land gambling group Ladbrokes has reported improved results in its Q3-2016 performance, with digital channels doing especially well in achieving double digit growth.

Full Story: Digital Operations The Stars Of Ladbrokes' Third Quarter Report »

WILLIAM HILL ABANDONS MERGER TALKS WITH AMAYA (Update)

18th October, 2016 at 09:34:33
UK gambling group walks away after consulting mainly dissenting shareholders.

William Hill's GBP 4.5 billion merger talks with Canada's Amaya online gambling group were abandoned Tuesday in an announcement by the company that it had decided to walk away from the negotiating table following consultation with major shareholders.

Full Story: William Hill Abandons Merger Talks With Amaya (update) »

TABCORP - TATTS MERGER TALKS NOW OFFICIAL

18th October, 2016 at 09:34:33
Companies enter into trading halts ahead of a merger announcement to be made Wednesday.

Speculation around a possible Tatts-Tabcorp merger in Australia was confirmed Tuesday when the two gambling giants entered into trading halts ahead of a merger announcement to be made on Wednesday.

Full Story: Tabcorp - Tatts Merger Talks Now Official »

DETAINED AUSSIES RECEIVE CONSULAR SUPPORT IN CHINA (Update)

18th October, 2016 at 09:34:33
Crown Resorts hires lawyers as consular officials establish contact with detained execs in Shanghai.

Overnight developments on the detention of 18 Crown Resorts employees in China - including three visiting Australian managers - were briefed by the company Tuesday.

Full Story: Detained Aussies Receive Consular Support In China (update) »

MICHIGAN SENATOR STILL OPTIMISTIC ON INTERNET GAMBLING LEGALISATION (Update)

18th October, 2016 at 09:34:33
Senator Kowall says there is still ample time to push his bill through.

Whilst most US eyes are on the resumption of the online gambling legalisation discussion in Pennsylvania tomorrow (Wednesday), Senator Mike Kowalls in Michigan reminds observers that Michigan is still very much in the running for the position of fourth US state to legalise online gambling.

Full Story: Michigan Senator Still Optimistic On Internet Gambling Legalisation (update) »

INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION INTERESTED IN E-SPORTS?

18th October, 2016 at 09:34:33
FIFA future planning includes an investigation of eSports possibilities.

The recent publication of international football federation FIFA's "Vision for the Future" plan revealed a growing interest by the body in the impact and potential of eSports activity; sufficient to prompt it to establish an investigative team to examine possibilities.

Full Story: International Football Association Interested In E-sports? »

BETSSON EXPANDING ON MALTA

18th October, 2016 at 09:34:33
Gambling group to open a second Maltese office for 300 mainly Support staff.

The Swedish online gambling group Betsson has announced that it is to open a second Maltese office, this one in St Julians and big enough to cater for 300 staff engaged mainly in Support activity.

Full Story: Betsson Expanding On Malta »