Gambling News 15th February, 2017

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MR GREEN REVISED STRATEGY PAYING OFF

15th February, 2017 at 19:27:22
Strong full year 2016 revenue results but EBITDA dips below 2015.

Mr Green reported one of its strongest quarters ever in terms of revenue growth, number of active customers and customer deposits in its Q4/2016 and Full Year report, saying its new Mr Green 2.0 business strategy is now starting to deliver results.

Full Story: Mr Green Revised Strategy Paying Off »

LADBROKES SPONSOR ALICE SPRINGS TURF CLUB

15th February, 2017 at 19:27:22
Achieves naming rights for Pioneer Park racecourse.

Online bookmaker Ladbrokes has struck a five-year deal with Alice Springs Turf Club (ASTC) in Australia's Northern Territory.

Full Story: Ladbrokes Sponsor Alice Springs Turf Club »

MAIDEN QUARTER RESULTS FROM INSPIRED ENTERTAINMENT

15th February, 2017 at 19:27:22
Company feels the impact of adverse currency fluctuations.

Inspired Entertainment has released its maiden quarterly results following Hydra Industries Acquisition Corp's acquisition of Inspired Gaming Group and the consolidated company's rebrand to Inspired Entertainment Inc.

Full Story: Maiden Quarter Results From Inspired Entertainment »

LEOVEGAS SPORTS TO LAUNCH IN IRISH MARKET

15th February, 2017 at 19:27:22
Following additional license award.

LeoVegas has been awarded an Irish gaming license for the launch of its sportsbook to accompany its already established mobile gaming offer in the market.

Full Story: Leovegas Sports To Launch In Irish Market »

LA LIGA AND PADDY POWER BETFAIR RENEW MOU

15th February, 2017 at 19:27:22
Cooperation towards ensuring sports integrity.

Liga de Fútbol Profesional (LFP), who administer the top tier football league in Spain, and Paddy Power Betfair have renewed their commitment to the continued collaboration in maintaining integrity in sport with the signing of a new memorandum of understanding (MoU).

Full Story: La Liga And Paddy Power Betfair Renew Mou »

GIG PROVIDES OPERATIONAL UPDATE

15th February, 2017 at 19:27:22
Plots sports betting launch in UK market to complement online casino offer.

In an operational update, Gaming Innovation Group (GIG) reported continued growth in its B2B segment which delivered all time high revenues in January 2017, offset by a small decline in its B2C segment compared to the previous month.

Full Story: Gig Provides Operational Update »

EVOKE GAMING EXPANDS NYX GAMING PARTNERSHIP

15th February, 2017 at 19:27:22
All brands now operating on one gaming platform.

Bonnier Growth Media's Evoke Gaming will extend and expand its relationship with NYX Gaming Group for the continuing supply of its online gaming platform, NYX Open Platform System (OPS), while also migrating its Redbet brand to the platform.

Full Story: Evoke Gaming Expands Nyx Gaming Partnership »

SUN BETS IN SUTTON UNITED SPONSORSHIP

15th February, 2017 at 17:36:24
Jersey sponsor for upcoming Arsenal clash.

Online betting operator Sun Bets has inked a one-off sponsorship deal with English association football club Sutton United for its upcoming televised clash against Arsenal FC in the FA Cup fifth round tie.

Full Story: Sun Bets In Sutton United Sponsorship »

NSW GOVT TO SCRUTINISE CROWNBET DEAL WITH CLUBSNSW (Update)

15th February, 2017 at 17:36:24
Controversy now surrounds the award of the tender.

The New South Wales (NSW) government will investigate a $300 million deal struck between Australian online betting operator CrownBet and ClubsNSW (see previous reports).

Full Story: Nsw Govt To Scrutinise Crownbet Deal With Clubsnsw (update) »

NEW STANDALONE VIDEO GAMING BILL COULD COMPLICATE LEGALISATION IN PENNSYLVANIA

15th February, 2017 at 07:54:38
HB469 proposes allowing limited numbers of video gaming terminals in non-profit clubs.

Video gaming terminals, a subject of some sensitivity and opposition from land casino owners in Pennsylvania which created confusion and havoc in online gambling legalisation attempts last year (see previous reports) are back in focus this week following the introduction of a standalone bill proposing that limited numbers of the machines be permitted in non-profit clubs.

Full Story: New Standalone Video Gaming Bill Could Complicate Legalisation In Pennsylvania »

NEW STUDY PREDICTS E-SPORTS REVENUES WILL GROW 41.3 PERCENT THIS YEAR

15th February, 2017 at 07:54:38
Newzoo research predicts revenues will reach $696 million in 2017.

The independent research firm Newzoo has released its latest research on eSports, predicting that industry revenues are set to grow 41.3 percent and will reach $696 million in 2017.

Full Story: New Study Predicts E-sports Revenues Will Grow 41.3 Percent This Year »

ONLINE GAMBLING 'FACILITATOR' RETURNS TO THE PHILIPPINES

15th February, 2017 at 07:54:38
Wally Sombero denies attempting to bribe Justice Secretary.

Wally Sombero, the former police officer and alleged "facilitator" for online gambling mogul Jack Lam, returned to the Philippines this week after apparently reaching a deal that will keep him out of jail on allegations that he attempted to bribe senior immigration officials and even the country's Justice Secretary, Vitaliano Aguirre (see previous reports).

Full Story: Online Gambling 'facilitator' Returns To The Philippines »

ATLANTIC CITY ONLINE GAMBLING CONTINUES TO RETURN DOUBLE DIGIT REVENUES

15th February, 2017 at 07:54:38
January figures released this week show a 28.6 percent year-on-year improvement.

Figures for January released Tuesday by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement show that Atlantic City's online gambling revenues have continued to trend upward, rising 28.6 percent year-on-year to $18.8 million and making a real contribution to land operator profits.

Full Story: Atlantic City Online Gambling Continues To Return Double Digit Revenues »

I.G.T. IN NORSK TIPPING DEAL

15th February, 2017 at 07:54:38
US supplier to provide interactive casino and Instant Win game libraries and custom games to Norwegian gambling monopoly.

International Game Technology has announced a new contract signing which will see it providing interactive casino and Instant Win game libraries and custom games through a remote game server to Norwegian gambling group Norsk Tipping.

Full Story: I.g.t. In Norsk Tipping Deal »