Gambling News 22nd November, 2016

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DFS SPEND TO DOUBLE BY 2021 SAYS JUNIPER

22nd November, 2016 at 21:02:15
Margins to exceed online casino providers by 4X.

The latest study from analyst firm Juniper Research says customer spend on Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) will double by 2021 to $5.3 billion, while margins are expected to reach over four times those of traditional online casino providers.

Full Story: Dfs Spend To Double By 2021 Says Juniper »

SKRILL AND NETELLER WITHDRAW PREPAID CARDS

22nd November, 2016 at 21:02:15
From over 100 countries.

PaySafe Group e-commerce brands Skrill and Neteller are withdrawing their Skrill Prepaid MasterCard and Net+ Prepaid MasterCard services from at least 100 countries.

Full Story: Skrill And Neteller Withdraw Prepaid Cards »

POKERSTARS LAUNCH ONLINE CASINO APP

22nd November, 2016 at 21:02:15
Casino Rush developed for the modern gamer.

PokerStars has launched Casino Rush, a fast play mobile social casino app offering free-to-play poker, casino and slots across both iOS and Android platforms.

Full Story: Pokerstars Launch Online Casino App »

REVISED BERMUDA GAMING LAW PASSED

22nd November, 2016 at 16:31:17
By House of Assembly.

Following a reportedly hot, four-hour debate, revised casino legislation was passed by members of Bermuda's House of Assembly earlier this week.

Full Story: Revised Bermuda Gaming Law Passed »

WINAMAX OPTS FOR PERFORM'S WATCH&BET

22nd November, 2016 at 16:31:17
Boosts in-play betting service.

French-based operator Winamax SAS has opted for Perform Group 's live streaming Watch&Bet service gaining access to over 18,000 live events per year.

Full Story: Winamax Opts For Perform's Watch&bet »

PLAYTECH LAUNCH PRESTIGE BACCARAT

22nd November, 2016 at 16:31:17
Builds on portfolio containing previous Prestige Roulette release.

Playtech has expanded its live dealer Prestige table game range with the addition of Baccarat.

Full Story: Playtech Launch Prestige Baccarat »

TABCORP FALLS AFOUL OF AUSSIE ADVERTISING STANDARDS BOARD

22nd November, 2016 at 06:31:57
Viewers claimed TV advert portrayed excessive participation in gambling activities.

Australia's Advertising Standards Board has upheld a complaint from viewers that Tabcorp's "flashback weekend" television advert portrayed excessive gambling participation, but the gambling group is disputing the finding, and has requested an independent review of the case, claiming that the ad does not breach the Wagering Code.

Full Story: Tabcorp Falls Afoul Of Aussie Advertising Standards Board »

FORMER INDIAN POLICE CHIEF SAYS ONLINE GAMBLING SHOULD BE LEGALISED

22nd November, 2016 at 06:31:57
Cites Sikkim provincial regulatory regime and claims that legalisation will create taxes and jobs.

Indian media reports are quoting a former director of the Central Bureau of Investigation, Ranjit Sinha, who has advocated the legalisation of online sports betting and gaming, arguing that the industry has significant revenue generating potential, has public support, and could create tax revenues and jobs.

Full Story: Former Indian Police Chief Says Online Gambling Should Be Legalised »

POKER PLAYER WINS A MILLION FOR WEIGHT LOSS

22nd November, 2016 at 06:31:57
Tom Hall drops 27.5 lbs in six weeks.

Hong Kong-based poker cash game ace and businessman Tom Hall won almost a million dollars in a different style of gambling this week - he picked up $950,000 on a prop bet with an unidentified gambler that he could drop 26 lbs in body weight in under two months.

Full Story: Poker Player Wins A Million For Weight Loss »

PADDY POWER APPLAUDED ON GENDER BALANCE

22nd November, 2016 at 06:31:57
FTSE Woman Leaders Report places gambling group in top 20 companies for female advancement.

The Paddy Power-Betfair gambling group has been named in the top 20 list of UK companies that have advanced women leadership at senior management levels.

Full Story: Paddy Power Applauded On Gender Balance »