Gambling News 26th October, 2016

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NEW CHIEF CUSTOMER OFFICER AT WILLIAM HILL

26th October, 2016 at 19:55:11
Group Director of Change takes on a new position

William Hill's group director of change, Cem Miralay, has taken up a new position within the company as chief customer officer.

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GALAXY GROUP ACQUIRE ESPORTS BRANDS

26th October, 2016 at 19:55:11
From Vital Media.

Galaxy Group Ltd has announced the acquisition of VitalBet and "other eSports brands" from Vital Media for an undisclosed consideration as it seeks to strengthen its position within the eSports sector.

Full Story: Galaxy Group Acquire Esports Brands »

LADBROKES CORAL MERGER APPROVED BY CMA (Update)

26th October, 2016 at 19:55:11
Following divestment of retail betting properties.

Ladbrokes plc and Coral welcomed the Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) decision Wednesday which gave final approval on their merger deal.

Full Story: Ladbrokes Coral Merger Approved By Cma (update) »

100 COMPUTERS SEIZED IN PHILIPPINES RAID

26th October, 2016 at 19:55:11
Operated under the guise of a gaming services provider.

Philippines authorities smashed an illegal online gambling ring situated in a commercial building in Makati City this week.

Full Story: 100 Computers Seized In Philippines Raid »

PAF ESTABLISH CUSTOMER CENTRE IN SPAIN

26th October, 2016 at 19:55:11
Goal is to build and maintain customer-centric approach.

Nordic gaming entertainment company PAF has established a new customer service centre at its recently opened offices in Madrid, saying the centre will enable the company to build closer relationships and strengthen ties with its customers as it looks to expand further in the market.

Full Story: Paf Establish Customer Centre In Spain »

ICE 2017 TO DEBUT INNOVATION QUARTER

26th October, 2016 at 19:55:11
Additional space secured to accommodate new, fledgling suppliers.

ICE 2017 continues to innovate securing an additional hall at the ExCeL centre which will be dubbed the " Innovation Quarter ". The hall will house new, fledgling suppliers supported by a dedicated pre-show and in-venue marketing and promotional program.

Full Story: Ice 2017 To Debut Innovation Quarter »

LADBROKES AD IN CONFLICT WITH ASA CODE

26th October, 2016 at 14:34:14
Email promotion scrutinized following complaint.

A Ladbrokes Casino email promo has fallen foul of the UK's Advertising Standards Authority who deemed significant terms and conditions concerning bonusing to be unclear or misleading.

Full Story: Ladbrokes Ad In Conflict With Asa Code »

LEON AWARDED FIFTH RUSSIAN ONLINE LICENSE

26th October, 2016 at 14:34:14
Authorised to offer sports betting in Russian market.

Russian bookmaker Leon has been awarded the fifth online sports betting license from Russian regulator Roskomnadzor.

Full Story: Leon Awarded Fifth Russian Online License »

CODERE APUESTAS LAUNCH NEW WEBSITE

26th October, 2016 at 14:34:14
Fully responsive platform and new casino games.

Sports betting operator Codere has launched a new fully responsive web platform that simplifies and optimises access from all devices.

Full Story: Codere Apuestas Launch New Website »

SUN BETS SUPPORT BRITISH RACING

26th October, 2016 at 14:34:14
Sponsors All-Weather Championship race.

British tabloid newspaper The Sun's online betting operation, Sun Bets, has become the third sponsor of British Racing's All-Weather Championships scheduled to run later this week.

Full Story: Sun Bets Support British Racing »

PENNSYLVANIA ONLINE GAMBLING BRANDING DEBATE (Update)

26th October, 2016 at 08:23:37
Is this protectionist move going too far?

The conversation on the legalisation of online gambling in Pennsylvania took a new turn Tuesday when the spokesman for a land gambling operator suggested that any legislation should bar out-of-state online operators from entering into partnerships with state land casinos for the purposes of setting up branded real-money gambling websites.

Full Story: Pennsylvania Online Gambling Branding Debate (update) »

CHINESE POLICE ACTION AGAINST CROWN EMPLOYEES WIDENS (Update)

26th October, 2016 at 08:23:37
87 questioned, with ten detained.

The Chinese police action against Crown Resorts local staff (see previous reports) is wider than at first thought, judging by local media reports Tuesday.

Full Story: Chinese Police Action Against Crown Employees Widens (update) »

DESPITE PROTESTS, SINGAPORE ONLINE GAMBLING BEGINS (Update)

26th October, 2016 at 08:23:37
November 15 launch date advised by Singapore Turf Club.

Singapore media reports indicated Tuesday that restricted online gambling services offered by the Singapore Pools have started online operations, whilst Singapore Turf Club will commence online betting activity on November 15.

Full Story: Despite Protests, Singapore Online Gambling Begins (update) »

STAN JAMES RETAIL NOW LIVE WITH NEW OPTIMA SERVERLESS EPOS TERMINALS.

26th October, 2016 at 08:23:37
Technology saves time, space and costs at retail bookmaker.

A move to the Optima serverless electronic point of sales system (EPOS) has enabled the respected independent UK bookmaking firm Stan James to cut costs considerably and save staff work and space.

Full Story: Stan James Retail Now Live With New Optima Serverless Epos Terminals. »

EXPANSION AT SWEDISH GAMES DEVELOPER YGGDRASIL

26th October, 2016 at 08:23:37
Corporate reorganisation to see expansion at Stockholm operation as company targets new hires

The Swedish online gambling games developer Yggdrasil Gaming is to establish a new parent company and expand its Stockholm office as it bolsters its presence in Sweden with a raft of new hires.

Full Story: Expansion At Swedish Games Developer Yggdrasil »