Gambling News 23rd February, 2017

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LATEST YGGDRASIL SLOT RE-IMAGINES THE BEAUTY AND THE BEAST LOVE STORY

23rd February, 2017 at 15:21:29
Golden Bet feature gives players a chance to improve their Free Spin opportunities.

Yggdrasil Gaming's latest slot - launching Thursday - Beauty and The Beast, transports players to a make-believe wonderland, bringing to life a classic fairy tale with quality graphics and artwork, and an immersive soundscape.

Full Story: Latest Yggdrasil Slot Re-imagines The Beauty And The Beast Love Story »

NETENT LAUNCH TRAIN HEIST SLOT

23rd February, 2017 at 15:21:29
Four different Wild features in new game.

Online gambling software and games developer NetEnt has launched its much-publicised new slot Wild Wild West: The Great Train Heist, promising players a wild ride with a theme that harks back to the pioneering railroad days of America.

Full Story: Netent Launch Train Heist Slot »

WILLIAM HILL TO TAKE iSOFTBET ONLINE CONTENT ON BOARD

23rd February, 2017 at 15:21:29
Full portfolio of HTML5 games to be supplied.

Online and mobile game supplier iSoftBet has inked a content deal that will see it provide its full portfolio of HTML5 online and mobile games to the giant UK online and land gambling group, working via the Openbet RGI.

Full Story: William Hill To Take Isoftbet Online Content On Board »

MORE DELAYS ON MEXICAN ONLINE GAMBLING LAWS

23rd February, 2017 at 08:37:42
Trade body chief opines that it may take until late 2018 - or beyond - for changes to be implemented.

Mexico's sweeping gambling changes, which embrace online gambling, are unlikely to be implemented until late 2018 (and maybe beyond that) as the politicians continue to wrangle over the content of the Law of Games and Sweepstakes.

Full Story: More Delays On Mexican Online Gambling Laws »

KENYAN TAXMAN GIVES EVIDENCE AT GAMBLING HEARING (Update)

23rd February, 2017 at 08:37:42
Gambling firms contributed KRA Sh4.7 billion, Commissioner General John Njiraini reports.

Kenyan gambling firms have since June 2014 contributed KRA Sh4.7 billion to state coffers, Kenya Revenue Authority Commissioner General John Njiraini told lawmakers this week at a hearing on gambling reform conducted by Parliament's Labour and Social Welfare Committee.

Full Story: Kenyan Taxman Gives Evidence At Gambling Hearing (update) »

ALLEGED ONLINE GAMBLING HACKER NAMED IN ASSASSINATION OF NORTH KOREAN LEADER'S BROTHER

23rd February, 2017 at 08:37:42
Malaysian police have arrested Ri Jong-chol (46).

Rogue state North Korea's alleged use of an army of thousands of IT hackers to plunder e-commerce and run illegal online gambling and other websites in order to earn foreign exchange was again under the microscope this week as Malaysian police investigating the murder of Kim Jong-nam, brother of the North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, arrested Ri Jong-chol (46), a local IT man believed to have a shady online gambling history.

Full Story: Alleged Online Gambling Hacker Named In Assassination Of North Korean Leader's Brother »

RUSSIAN FEDS HIKE FINES ON NON-COMPLIANT INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDERS

23rd February, 2017 at 08:37:42
Not huge fines by Western standards, but this is Russia.

Russian internet and telecommunications regulator Roskomnadzor has drawn the attention of Russian internet service providers to new fines signed into the federal code of offences this week by national president Vladimir Putin.

Full Story: Russian Feds Hike Fines On Non-compliant Internet Service Providers »

ULTRAPLAY CONNECTS WITH BETINVEST AND GOLDEN RACE

23rd February, 2017 at 08:37:42
Sports and eSports betting platform provider expands its content.

Sports and eSports betting platform provider UltraPlay has expanded its content in partnership deals with Golden Race and Betinvest.

Full Story: Ultraplay Connects With Betinvest And Golden Race »

2017 I.C.E. SHOW THE BIGGEST YET

23rd February, 2017 at 08:37:42
Organisers claim visitor numbers topped 30,000.

Clarion Events, the organisers of the annual ICE Totally Gaming show in London, claim that 2017 visitor numbers were 30,213, topping previous records and rising 5.7 percent for a sixth year running of growth.

Full Story: 2017 I.c.e. Show The Biggest Yet »

HUUUUGE GAMES ON A ROLL

23rd February, 2017 at 08:37:42
Californian social casino developer has made remarkable progress since launching in 2015.

The publication GameBeat has flagged up-and-coming social casino developer Huuuge Games as a company to watch in the sector, pointing out that since launch in 2015 the California, Germany and Poland-based firm has burgeoned into a successful enterprise employing over 150 people despite competition from the likes of Playtika, Scientific Games, Aristocrat, Zynga, and IGT.

Full Story: Huuuuge Games On A Roll »

PLAYTECH UPBEAT ON FY-2016 RESULTS

23rd February, 2017 at 08:37:42
A busy year for online gambling software and games developer.

Online gambling software and games developer Playtech has posted its FY-2016 results, flagging a busy year with many achievements.

Full Story: Playtech Upbeat On Fy-2016 Results »

KINDRED GROUP TO ACQUIRE 32RED GROUP

23rd February, 2017 at 08:37:42
Former Unibet online gambling group prepared to spend GBP176 million on deal.

The Reuters news agency reported Thursday that the Kindred online gambling group (formerly known as Unibet) has announced its planned acquisition of the 32Red online gambling group for a consideration of almost GBP 176 million.

Full Story: Kindred Group To Acquire 32red Group »