Gambling News 10th March, 2017

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IS NOVOMATIC PLANNING TO GO PUBLIC?

10th March, 2017 at 21:27:24
Austrian gaming technology group reportedly mulling a London or Frankfurt listing.

According to a Reuters news agency report Friday Austrian gaming technology giant Novomatic is mulling an IPO in London or Frankfurt, assisted by the Australian investment banking group Macquarie.

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POKERSTARS CASINO MAKES THREE MILLIONAIRES IN ONE MONTH

10th March, 2017 at 19:59:37
Over $4.2 million won from million dollar jackpots at PokerStars Casino in 27 days from end-January to end-February this year..

Pokerstars online casino has released a statement detailing the award of three million-dollar jackpots within 27 days - a total of $4.2 million - with the big wins occurring on the exclusive million dollar slot Millionaires Island, which was hit twice in the period, paying out over $2.9 million to two university students.

Full Story: Pokerstars Casino Makes Three Millionaires In One Month »

GAMING INNOVATION GROUP SUBSIDIARY IN ANOTHER SIGNIFICANT AFFILIATE ACQUISITION

10th March, 2017 at 19:59:37
Euro 11.5 million paid for affiliate marketing website Casinotopsonline.

GIG's online marketing subsidiary Innovation Labs has announced an agreement to acquire affiliate website Casinotopsonline.com for a consideration of Euro 11.5 million - the company's largest acquisition to date as it moves to strengthen its position in Europe.

Full Story: Gaming Innovation Group Subsidiary In Another Significant Affiliate Acquisition »

PHILWEB TO ACQUIRE 15 PAGCOR ONLINE OPERATIONS

10th March, 2017 at 10:19:28
Consideration of 7.5 million shares agreed.

Struggling Philippines online gambling group Philweb has announced that it has signed an agreement with Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (Pagcor) to acquire 15 online operations for a consideration of 7.5 million Philweb shares.

Full Story: Philweb To Acquire 15 Pagcor Online Operations »

TVG AND TABCORP SUBSIDIARY SKY RACING WORLD EXPAND PARTNERSHIP

10th March, 2017 at 10:19:28
New agreement delivers increased TV coverage of Australian racing on TVG and TVG2.

Tabcorp's US-based subsidiary, Sky Racing World, which distributes southern hemisphere racing to the Americas, has announced an extended partnership with California-based television and horserace wagering website TVG that has already started to deliver increased TV coverage of Australian racing on TVG and TVG2.

Full Story: Tvg And Tabcorp Subsidiary Sky Racing World Expand Partnership »

AFFILIATE FURORE OVER AFFILIATE EDGE CHANGES

10th March, 2017 at 10:19:28
Worrying allegations of player de-tagging motivate affiliate marketers to remove links as key employees hand in their notices.

Changes at Affiliate Edge, a formerly respected and award-winning online casino group trading for the last decade as the Club World Casino group, are creating increasingly large ripples in the affiliate marketing community as evidence of de-tagging players referred by affiliates surfaces, prompting growing numbers of affys to remove their links to the casinos in the group, identified as:

Full Story: Affiliate Furore Over Affiliate Edge Changes »

BOWCOCK CONFIRMED AS C.E.O. AT WILLIAM HILL PLC

10th March, 2017 at 10:19:28
Executive has been acting CEO since July 2016.

The board of William Hill plc finally announced Friday that interim CEO Philip Bowcock is confirmed in post as the permanent chief executive of the group.

Full Story: Bowcock Confirmed As C.e.o. At William Hill Plc »

CEZA REITERATES ITS DENIAL THAT IT AUTHORISED JACK LAM ONLINE GAMBLING OPERATIONS

10th March, 2017 at 10:19:28
Authority issues statement responding to Pagcor allegations.

The online gambling feuding in the Philippines continued this week as the Senate wound up its extensive enquiry into the online gambling affairs of Macau mogul Jack Lam, and the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (Pagcor) alleged that "the government has been losing at least P6 billion annually from unregulated online gaming franchises granted by CEZA such as the shuttered operations of fugitive Jack Lam."

Full Story: Ceza Reiterates Its Denial That It Authorised Jack Lam Online Gambling Operations »

PHILIPPINES SENATE ENQUIRY CONCLUDES (Update)

10th March, 2017 at 10:19:28
Senior Immigration duo come in for criticism, but other parties accused of improper conduct appear to escape largely unscathed.

Thursday saw the conclusion of the extensive Philippines Senate enquiry into the Jack Lam affair, in which members of the panel had to sift through a morass of bribery and corruption accusations and counter-accusations against senior government figures, foreign operator and gambling mogul Jack Lam and a so-called "facilitator" of an alleged P50 million bribery scandal, along with evidence from an extensive list of witnesses (see previous reports).

Full Story: Philippines Senate Enquiry Concludes (update) »