Gambling News 13th January, 2017

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LATNER APPOINTED PLAYTECH LEGAL COUNSEL

13th January, 2017 at 14:56:17
Legal expert previously advised Playtech from the London law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner.

Legal expert Alex Latner must have impressed Playtech as the online gambling company's adviser whilst he was a 20-year veteran partner at the London law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner - the company has appointed him its permanent General Counsel.

Full Story: Latner Appointed Playtech Legal Counsel »

ONLINE GAMBLING GAMES DEVELOPER ENTERS LATVIAN MARKET

13th January, 2017 at 14:56:17
Play'n Go's deal with Optibet will be mutually beneficial.

Swedish online gambling games and software developer Play 'n Go has a foot in the door of the Latvian online gambling market following a content provision agreement with local online casino operator Optibet, which is offering the developer's full range of desktop and mobile games in its internet and retail betting operations.

Full Story: Online Gambling Games Developer Enters Latvian Market »

ONLINE GAMBLING APP VENDOR TO CLOSE END JANUARY

13th January, 2017 at 14:56:17
Not clear why Betcade is folding its cards after some strenuous marketing.

David Chang's imaginative venture to start an app store devoted to mobile gambling products (see previous reports) appears to have hit the wall, with the entrepreneur announcing Thursday that all operations will cease at the end of this (January) month.

Full Story: Online Gambling App Vendor To Close End January »

AUSSIE DEVELOPER CLOSE TO REALISING SKILL GAME AMBITIONS

13th January, 2017 at 14:56:17
Royal Wins close to the launch of a new real-money skill game product.

According to a company statement released Thursday, the Australian games developer Royal Wins is all set to launch a real-money mobile skill game on the Android platform, with plans well advanced for an iOS version soon after, App Store permission allowing.

Full Story: Aussie Developer Close To Realising Skill Game Ambitions »

NETENT GIVES LEOVEGAS EXCLUSIVITY ON NEW ONLINE SLOT

13th January, 2017 at 14:56:17
Scruffy Duck game developed in conjunction with the mobile casino operator.

Online gambling software provider NetEnt and mobile casino operator LeoVegas have collaborated to develop a new 5 reel 25 pay-line slot titled Scruffy Duck, with the operator granted exclusivity until February 8.

Full Story: Netent Gives Leovegas Exclusivity On New Online Slot »

ATLANTIC CITY ONLINE GAMBLING CONTINUES TO PROSPER IN DECEMBER

13th January, 2017 at 08:31:28
Monthly revenues from online gambling reach $18.4 million - a year-on-year rise of 31 percent.

Hot on the heels of the FY2016 Atlantic City numbers released Thursday by the New Jersey Division for Gaming Enforcement (see previous report) comes the news that December 2016 was another good month for online gambling.

Full Story: Atlantic City Online Gambling Continues To Prosper In December »

PRO-ONLINE GAMBLING GROUPS PUSH BACK ON ATTEMPTS TO INFLUENCE INCOMING TRUMP ADMINISTRATION (Update)

13th January, 2017 at 08:31:28
Nine action groups correspond with Vice President Elect and Attorney General nominee.

Last year's appeal by ten state Attorney's General to the incoming Trump administration asking for its support on the Restoration of America's Wire Act has been followed by some push back from nine civil liberties groups that have corresponded with vice president elect Mike Pence and the Attorney General nominee Jeff Sessions, urging them not to support crony capitalism and trample on states' rights.

Full Story: Pro-online Gambling Groups Push Back On Attempts To Influence Incoming Trump Administration (update) »

WHAT'S HAPPENED TO CASINO CLUB WORLD?

13th January, 2017 at 08:31:28
Once a consistent contender for top casino awards, things appear to have changed....and not for the better.

Industry observers were speculating on apparent changes in ownership this week at Casino Club World, a long established and much respected online casino group that over the past decade was repeatedly the recipient of top casino and management awards.

Full Story: What's Happened To Casino Club World? »

WALL STREET JOURNAL AND ADELSON CALL IT A DRAW IN LIBEL LAWSUIT

13th January, 2017 at 08:31:28
Publication reports that the issue has been settled.

A libel suit launched in 2013 by Las Vegas land casino mogul Sheldon Adelson against a Wall Street Journal writer has been dismissed by mutual consent, with each side agreeing to bear their own legal costs, no monetary award and the article in question untouched...in short pretty much a draw.

Full Story: Wall Street Journal And Adelson Call It A Draw In Libel Lawsuit »

SWEDISH BETTING FIRM ENTERS KENYAN MARKET

13th January, 2017 at 08:31:28
SpiffX partners with local firm Cheza Gaming.

Swedish mobile sports betting firm SpiffX intends to leverage the booming mobile-based sports betting business in Kenya and has partnered with local company Cheza Gaming to enter the market

Full Story: Swedish Betting Firm Enters Kenyan Market »