Gambling News 03rd March, 2017

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INSTACASINO BUYS CHANCE HILL ONLINE CASINO

03rd March, 2017 at 16:21:26
The rumour mill has been grinding away on the forums for a week or more, but at last there is now an official statement.

Instacasino has announced that it has bought the Chance Hill online casino from the owners of sister site Ikubu for an undisclosed consideration.

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PLAYTECH CLAIMS A CZECH FIRST WITH LAUNCH OF FORTUNA ONLINE CASINO

03rd March, 2017 at 12:53:37
First to go live in newly regulated Czech market.

Playtech plc has claimed that its client Fortuna Entertainment is the first to go live with a licensed online casino in the newly regulated Czech market.

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NEW CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER FOR iGAMING CLOUD

03rd March, 2017 at 12:53:37
Cristina Niculae has an impressive c.v.

Gaming Innovation Group subsidiary iGaming Cloud (iGC) announced the appointment of a new executive Friday, naming Cristina Niculae as its new chief operating officer.

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TRADING UPDATE FROM SCIENTIFIC GAMING

03rd March, 2017 at 12:53:37
Group operating losses reduced as revenues grow.

US gambling supplies, games and equipment provider Scientific Games issued a trading update this week detailing a reduction in operating losses and improved revenues in the last quarter of 2016.

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NEW JERSEY SENATOR MOVES TO PROTECT STATE ONLINE GAMBLING INDUSTRY FROM FEDERAL INTERFERENCE

03rd March, 2017 at 09:20:39
Sen. Jim Whelan files a Senate companion bill to that introduced earlier this year in the Assembly by Assemblyman Vincent Mazzeo.

New Jersey state Senator Jim Whelan, a long-time supporter of online gambling, has moved to protect the state's flourishing online gambling industry by introducing a resolution calling on Congress and the current US administration to "oppose any actions that would prohibit states to conduct Internet gaming."

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MORE DETAIL NOW AVAILABLE ON MICHIGAN ONLINE GAMBLING LEGALISATION BILL (Update)

03rd March, 2017 at 09:20:39
S203 very similar to last year's unsuccessful proposal

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MORE OPPOSITION TO KENYA GAMBLING REFORM PROPOSAL (Update)

03rd March, 2017 at 09:20:39
Kenya MP Jakoyo Midiwo takes more flak on his flawed online gambling proposals.

By noiw you would have thought that Kenya MP Jakoyo Midiwo would have had enough of a battering over his gambling reform proposals to call it a day; from gambling operators and the Interior Ministry to the taxman, his Betting, Lotteries and Gaming (Amendment) Bill, 2016 has been roundly hammered and criticised, exposing serious flaws.

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BETSSON ACQUIRES SPANISH ONLINE CASINO OPERATOR FOR EURO 3 MILLION

03rd March, 2017 at 09:20:39
Premier Casino boasts a player base of 260,000.

Online gambling group Betsson announced Friday that it has entered the Spanish online casino market with the acquisition of Premier Casino for Euro 3 million.

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