Gambling News 10th January, 2017

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MAJOR ONLINE GAMBLING BUST IN VIETNAM

10th January, 2017 at 19:29:38
Generated US$13.4 million in six months.

Vietnam's Hi-Tech Criminals Prevention division has reported the detention of two local men who allegedly ran a Philippines-registered online gambling operation that has processed US$13.4 million in bets since June 2016.

Full Story: Major Online Gambling Bust In Vietnam »

EVERYMATRIX AWARDED ROMANIAN LICENSES

10th January, 2017 at 14:19:21
Already holds a substantial office presence in the country.

Online gambling firm EveryMatrix has been granted two Class II licenses from the Romanian National Gambling Office (ONJN).

Full Story: Everymatrix Awarded Romanian Licenses »

SHERIFF GAMING DEBACLE RESURFACES

10th January, 2017 at 09:18:29
Former CEO claims in media interview that he is suing Dutch government for Euro 75 million.

The 2013 shutdown of Sheriff Gaming and its parent company Bubble Group by Dutch tax and police officials (see previous reports) resurfaced this week in an interview with former CEO Stijn Flapper (38) with the Dutch newspaper Financieele Dagblad.

Full Story: Sheriff Gaming Debacle Resurfaces »

SCHEINBERGS GIVE AMAYA SOME BREATHING SPACE OVER RATIONAL GROUP DEBT OBLIGATION.

10th January, 2017 at 09:18:29
Agreement extends maturity on debt of $197.7 million.

The Montreal-based online gambling group Amaya Inc. has announced that it has reached agreement with "a major creditor" (believed to be the Scheinberg family who previously owned the Rational Group) which extends the maturity on a debt obligation of $197.7 million, pre-empting the need for a dilutive equity raise.

Full Story: Scheinbergs Give Amaya Some Breathing Space Over Rational Group Debt Obligation. »

JAPANESE FLAVOUR TO GANAPATI ONLINE GAMBLING CONTENT

10th January, 2017 at 09:18:29
Distributor plans to showcase some interesting new concepts at the upcoming ICE Totally Gaming show in London.

Online gambling games distributor Ganapati is planning on unveiling some interesting new gaming content at the upcoming ICE Totally Gaming conference and expo in London early February.

Full Story: Japanese Flavour To Ganapati Online Gambling Content »

BRIT HORSERACE PUNTERS PLAGUED BY COVERAGE BLACKOUT MONDAY

10th January, 2017 at 09:18:29
Dispute between bookies and racecourses over media rights impacts betting shop coverage.

A bitter dispute between bookies and racecourses over media rights payments spilled over into retail betting shops coverage Monday, blacking out punters' viewing of the races across the country.

Full Story: Brit Horserace Punters Plagued By Coverage Blackout Monday »

DIGITAIN JOINS FORCES WITH BETSOFT GAMING

10th January, 2017 at 09:18:29
Platform provider to integrate supplier's slots and table games.

Armenia-based multi-channel sportsbook and casino platform provider Digitain has inked an agreement with BetSoft Gaming to integrate the supplier's full suite of slots and table games into its product portfolio.

Full Story: Digitain Joins Forces With Betsoft Gaming »

EXECUTIVE MOVES AND A TRADING UPDATE FROM PLAYTECH

10th January, 2017 at 09:18:29
Online gambling group appoints new financial division CEO.

Online gambling and financial services group Playtech plc announced Tuesday that chief financial officer Ron Hoffman is to move up to the CEO position in the group's financial products division and will accordingly step down from the main board of directors.

Full Story: Executive Moves And A Trading Update From Playtech »

DIGITAL SPORTS TECH INKS RUSSIAN DEAL

10th January, 2017 at 09:18:29
Another operator opts for Player Prop betting product.

Digital Sports Tech reports that it has secured another operator for its popular Player Prop betting product in a deal that represents its first entry into the Russian market.

Full Story: Digital Sports Tech Inks Russian Deal »