Gambling News 27th February, 2017

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DANCING DRAGON SPRING FESTIVAL FROM PLAYSON

27th February, 2017 at 22:47:21
Simple, Asian-themed HTML5 offer.

Playson has rolled out its " Dancing Dragon Spring Festival " HTML5-built slot to a wider audience.

Full Story: Dancing Dragon Spring Festival From Playson »

JAPANESE ANIME THEMED ONLINE CASINO LAUNCHED

27th February, 2017 at 22:47:21
LuckyNiki.com goes live.

LuckyNiki.com is a new online casino powered by SkillonNet's mobile and desktop platforms.

Full Story: Japanese Anime Themed Online Casino Launched »

KINDRED GROUP STATES INTEREST IN DANSKE SPIL ACQUISITION

27th February, 2017 at 22:47:21
But Danish Government not ready to commit.

Hot on the heels of Kindred Group's (formerly Unibet) acquisition of 32Red, Danish newspaper Børsen reports the company's continued interest in acquiring elements of State-owned gaming company Danske Spil.

Full Story: Kindred Group States Interest In Danske Spil Acquisition »

IWG APPOINT EXPERIENCED IGAMING EXEC AS CCO

27th February, 2017 at 15:39:52
Held executive positions with Mecca, Tombola and NYX Gaming Group.

Instant Win Games (IWG) has announced the appointment of Leon Thomas as chief commercial officer.

Full Story: Iwg Appoint Experienced Igaming Exec As Cco »

MATCHBOOK CHOOSE EVOLUTION LIVE CASINO

27th February, 2017 at 15:39:52
Boosts customer offer with complete Live Casino portfolio.

Sports betting exchange Matchbook will expand its Live Casino offer with Evolution Gaming's complete Live Casino portfolio for desktop, tablet and smartphone during the second quarter of this year.

Full Story: Matchbook Choose Evolution Live Casino »

FOREST MANIA FROM ISOFTBET

27th February, 2017 at 15:39:52
Fun addition to slots portfolio.

iSoftBet's latest omni-channel release is a 100-line, double reel game set to a forest theme.

Full Story: Forest Mania From Isoftbet »

FENWAY GAMES LAUNCH SNAPPLAY ON HQ SPORTS

27th February, 2017 at 15:39:52
Penetrates Chinese sports market.

UK-based mobile and social sports games developer Fenway Games is set to launch SnapPlay on China's social media sports platform HQ Sports following a deal with Haiqiu Technology.

Full Story: Fenway Games Launch Snapplay On Hq Sports »

ITALIAN ONLINE GAMBLING BOSS SENTENCED

27th February, 2017 at 09:44:57
Three-year judicial process concludes with heavy jail sentence for Nicola Femia.

Nicola 'Rocco' Femia, an Italian entrepreneur allegedly linked to organised crime, has been found guilty in a Bologna court and sentenced to almost 27 years in jail following a three-year judicial process arising from his involvement in illegal online gambling operations in the Emilia-Romagna region.

Full Story: Italian Online Gambling Boss Sentenced »

EXPECTATIONS MOUNT ON SWEDISH ONLINE GAMBLING CHANGES (Update)

27th February, 2017 at 09:44:57
Will the new regulatory system by similar to that deployed by the Danes?

The much debated and delayed changes to the Swedish gambling industry, and in particular the online sector, will hopefully be made clearer at the end of next (March) month, when the government's review of the industry and its recommendations for change will be published.

Full Story: Expectations Mount On Swedish Online Gambling Changes (update) »

NEW DIRECTOR PROPOSED FOR NETENT

27th February, 2017 at 09:44:57
Former CFO put forward for election.

Maria Hedengren, a former chief financial officer for NetEnt, has been proposed for a directorship of the company by the nomination committee of the board.

Full Story: New Director Proposed For Netent »

LADBROKES HIT WITH GBP 70 MILLION TAX BILL

27th February, 2017 at 09:44:57
UK Tax Tribunal finds that gambling group and its auditor exploited a 2008 tax loophole.

UK online and land gambling group Ladbrokes has been hit with an expensive GBP 70 million tax bill following a ruling by the UK Tax Tribunal that the company and its auditor Deloitte intentionally avoided taxation by exploiting a 2008 regulatory loophole concerning loans between companies and third parties, thus minimising the gambling group's full-year tax due.

Full Story: Ladbrokes Hit With Gbp 70 Million Tax Bill »

NEW RECORD SET FOR BITCOIN DOMAIN

27th February, 2017 at 09:44:57
Online casino company pays $28,000 for Bitcoin.Casino domain.

A new record for Bitcoin-related domain sales has been claimed by Sedo, which has reported that the domain Bitcoin.Casino has been bought by Florida-based Casino Holdings Inc., for $28,000.

Full Story: New Record Set For Bitcoin Domain »

PLAYTECH SUBSIDIARY'S BETTRACKER BRINGS ONLINE INNOVATION TO THE BETTING SHOP SECTOR

27th February, 2017 at 09:44:57
BGT's BetTracker app touted as "revolutionary".

Playtech BGT Sports has issued a statement advising that the company is set to launch its innovative BetTracker product, an app that allows punters to transfer their sports bets to their mobile devices after placing them in-shop.

Full Story: Playtech Subsidiary's Bettracker Brings Online Innovation To The Betting Shop Sector »

SLOTFATHER II ON THE WAY

27th February, 2017 at 09:44:57
BetSoft advised March 20 launch date for latest version of a popular online slot.

Online gambling games developer BetSoft made much of its upcoming sequel to the popular Slotfather slot at the recent ICE expo in London, and has followed this up with an advisory that Slotfather II is set for release on March 20.

Full Story: Slotfather Ii On The Way »