Gambling News 09th March, 2017

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ONLINE CASINO MR GREEN TAKES PRAGMATIC PLAY GAMES ON BOARD

09th March, 2017 at 21:39:16
Over 150 HTML5 digital casino games in portfolio.

Online casino operator Mr Green has confirmed that it has taken on board a suite of over 150 HTML5 games from developer Pragmatic Play.

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NO-EDGE ONLINE CASINO RAISES A MILLION IN FIRST WEEK OF CROWDFUNDING

09th March, 2017 at 21:39:16
Crowdsale success enables developer start-up to get down to work.

Edgeless, the Lithuanian online casino start-up that proposes to do away with the traditional house edge, has reportedly raised a million dollars in its first week of crowdfunding on the Crowdsale site, enabling the company to start development work.

Full Story: No-edge Online Casino Raises A Million In First Week Of Crowdfunding »

NEW INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR JOINS I.G.T. BOARD

09th March, 2017 at 16:57:00
Heather J. McGregor CBE has enjoyed a distinguished career in business.

International Game Technology plc has announced the appointment of Heather J. McGregor (54) as an independent director to the group's board effective March 8, 2017.

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DOUBLE BALL ROULETTE NOW LIVE WITH ONLINE OPERATORS

09th March, 2017 at 16:57:00
Game features two balls with the possibility of two winning numbers from a single spin

Live dealer provider Evolution has announced that its latest game, Double Ball Roulette, is now live with operators.

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NEW ONLINE GAMBLING LEGALISATION BILL FILED IN PENNSYLVANIA SENATE (Update)

09th March, 2017 at 08:36:08
SB477 appears to be a companion bill for Rep. George Dunbar's HB392, and mirrors last year's unsuccessful HB2150.

A group of Pennsylvania Republican Party senators, Sens. Thomas Killion, Guy Reschenthaler, Camera Bartolotta and Patrick Stefano has filed a companion online gambling legalisation measure to HB392, an extensive intrastate gaming reform bill introduced in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives a month ago and currently with the House Gaming Oversight Committee (see previous reports).

Full Story: New Online Gambling Legalisation Bill Filed In Pennsylvania Senate (update) »

AUSTRALIAN COMPETITION COMMISSION MULLS TATTS-TABCORP MERGER (Update)

09th March, 2017 at 08:36:08
Statement from ACCC says merger "raises complex competition issues in a range of different areas, and industry participants have provided many differing views".

It may be a while yet before the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) publishes its opinion on the proposed A$11.3 billion merger between gambling groups Tatts and Tabcorp, judging by a statement from the Commission Thursday.

Full Story: Australian Competition Commission Mulls Tatts-tabcorp Merger (update) »

MICHIGAN SENATE COMMITTEE ADVANCES ONLINE GAMBLING LEGALISATION BILL (Update)

09th March, 2017 at 08:36:08
Sen. Mike Kowall's SB203 moves forward on a 7 to 1 vote.

Michigan Senator Mike Kowall's online gambling legalisation bill SB203, filed earlier this month (see previous report) has made rapid progress, passing throught the Senate Regulatory Reform Committee and advancing to the Senate for consideration on a vote of 7 to 1.

Full Story: Michigan Senate Committee Advances Online Gambling Legalisation Bill (update) »

GVC EXTENDS LEAP GAMING AGREEMENT

09th March, 2017 at 08:36:08
More virtual sports for GVC online gambling sites.

Online gambling group GVC Holdings has confirmed that it has extended its virtual sports content deal with Leap Gaming, building on the content for its operational sites, which include Bwin Casino and Party Casino.

Full Story: Gvc Extends Leap Gaming Agreement »

EMBARRASSING FINANCIAL GLITCH FOR WILLIAM HILL PLC

09th March, 2017 at 08:36:08
Third party payment provider screws up by double dipping player accounts.

Online and land gambling group William Hill plc had the embarrassing task of apologising to an unknown number of its punters this week for a third party payment provider's screw-up that resulted in online punters' accounts being debited twice for the same transactions.

Full Story: Embarrassing Financial Glitch For William Hill Plc »

DEDICATED ONLINE GAMBLING REGULATOR FOR THE PHILIPPINES?

09th March, 2017 at 08:36:08
Senator broaches the idea at hearing into online gambling corruption.

Media reports from the Philippines report that a local Senator has suggested a bold new move to improve the control of online gambling.

Full Story: Dedicated Online Gambling Regulator For The Philippines? »