Gambling News 19th October, 2016

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GSA MEMBERSHIP SWELLS BY FOURTEEN

19th October, 2016 at 19:09:08
Diverse geographical representation.

The Gaming Standards Association (GSA) has welcomed fourteen new members to its ranks.

Full Story: Gsa Membership Swells By Fourteen »

WAIT AND SEE ON PENNSYLVANIA IGAMING PROPOSAL

19th October, 2016 at 19:09:08
Overall tone of hearing positive.

The Pennsylvania House Gaming Oversight Committee heard from the Poker Players Alliance (PPA) as it resumed discussions regarding online gambling legislation today (Wednesday).

Full Story: Wait And See On Pennsylvania Igaming Proposal »

CROWN EXEC'S STILL AWAIT CHARGES (Update)

19th October, 2016 at 19:09:08
Detention could stretch up to 37 days before charges are laid.

According to the Shanghai Daily, three Australian Crown Resorts Ltd's executives remain detained in a Chinese detention centre.

Full Story: Crown Exec's Still Await Charges (update) »

OPTIMA LAUNCH COLOSSUS BETS

19th October, 2016 at 12:06:32
Already live with African betting firm NairaBET.

Interactive sports betting and e-gaming software and services provider Optima has partnered sports pool betting company Colossus Bets for integration of its product across web, mobile and retail platforms.

Full Story: Optima Launch Colossus Bets »

IGT IN PATENT DEAL WITH EVERI GAMES

19th October, 2016 at 12:06:32
For use of patented game features

International Game Technology and Everi Games Holding Inc. have reached a patent cross-licensing agreement that will allow Everi Games to offer content that include any of the patented game features from the IGT portfolio for which Everi will pay IGT licensing fees.

Full Story: Igt In Patent Deal With Everi Games »

ONLINE GAMBLING FIRMS KEEP UK AD WATCHDOG BUSY

19th October, 2016 at 12:06:32
Common thread seems to be the omission of significant terms and conditions in the main body of the ads.

TitanBet was taken to task for an email promo that a single complainant challenged as misleading. The UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) upheld the complaint and reminded the firm to ensure significant terms and conditions were prominently relayed to customers within the promotional material.

Full Story: Online Gambling Firms Keep Uk Ad Watchdog Busy »

TABCORP CONFIRMS AGREED ACQUISITION MOVE ON TATTS

19th October, 2016 at 09:19:50
Pressure in the Australian market from online gambling motivates successful merge talks.

Australia's Tabcorp Holdings confirmed in a statement Wednesday that it has agreed to acquire rival Tatts Group for around A$6.4 billion ($4.9 billion), forming a powerful consolidated company capable of competing against the growing foreign-owned online gambling invasion of the market and ensuring shareholder value is retained and expanded.

Full Story: Tabcorp Confirms Agreed Acquisition Move On Tatts »

SIX ONLINE GAMBLING NATIONAL REGULATORS BRING FORWARD MEETING

19th October, 2016 at 09:19:50
Speculation that there may be a new sense of urgency following French decision to allow betting exchange and poker player pool sharing.

National regulators from France, Spain, Austria, Portugal, the UK and Germany have reportedly brought forward to November a liaison meeting originally planned for next year, triggering speculation that the recent approval by the French Senate of poker and betting exchange player pool sharing (see previous report) has added an element of urgency to their deliberations.

Full Story: Six Online Gambling National Regulators Bring Forward Meeting »

TEMPOBET NETS ARSENAL BETTING DEAL

19th October, 2016 at 09:19:50
Online sportsbook becomes official betting partner for the Gunners

Online sportsbook Tempobet has added to its English football portfolio by penning a deal to become a regional betting partner of Arsenal Football Club.

Full Story: Tempobet Nets Arsenal Betting Deal »

EXCLUSIVE MR GREEN DEBUT FOR LIGHTNING BOX'S LATEST SLOT

19th October, 2016 at 09:19:50
Astro Cat touches down in Europe.

Astro Cat, the latest slot title release from developer Lightning Box Games, has touched down in Europe for the first time after going exclusively live with online casino operator Mr Green.

Full Story: Exclusive Mr Green Debut For Lightning Box's Latest Slot »