Gambling News 15th March, 2017

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WEST VIRGINIA TAKES ANOTHER PUNT AT LEGALISING ONLINE GAMBLING (Update)

15th March, 2017 at 21:07:36
Second interactive gambling bill filed this month.

West Virginia lawmakers filed a second interactive gambling bill, HB 3067, this week seeking to legalise Internet gaming, managed and licensed through existing authorized gaming facilities in West Virginia.

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PLAYTECH FOUNDER SELLS 4 PERCENT SHARE

15th March, 2017 at 16:08:44
Further sales subject to a lock-up agreement until end May 2017.

In a stock exchange announcement Wednesday, Playtech founder Teddy Sagi, through his investment company Brickington Trading Limited (Brickington), has sold off 13 million Playtech shares to Boussard & Gouvaudan Investment Management LLP for 872.5 pence per share or a total sum of GBP 113.4 million.

Full Story: Playtech Founder Sells 4 Percent Share »

RESPIN CLINCH FIRST TIER 1 US CASINO DEAL

15th March, 2017 at 16:08:44
For launch of Rapid Games in-venue mobile games platform.

Nektan's US operating subsidiary Respin Games LLC has clinched its first major contract with an unidentified Tier-1 U.S. casino operator to launch a real money in-venue mobile games solution into the US casino market.

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PLAYTECH LIVE DEBUTS GRAND ROYALE FLAGSHIP BRAND

15th March, 2017 at 16:08:44
First of a series of new concepts is deployed.

Playtech Live has launched its flagship Live Casino brand, Grand Royale, from its new European studios, the first of many new concepts that will create the company's next generation Live Casino offering.

Full Story: Playtech Live Debuts Grand Royale Flagship Brand »

SKIN BETTING ATTRACTING SEVERAL GAMBLING AUTHORITIES ATTENTION

15th March, 2017 at 16:08:44
It's a form of illegal wagering, and a danger to children, regulatory authorities concur.

The practice of wagering virtual in-game items ( skin betting ) from popular games such as CS:GO and FIFA is legally defined as gambling, the Norwegian Gambling Authority has noted in a public communication, warning operators will face tough sanctions if they offer these services.

Full Story: Skin Betting Attracting Several Gambling Authorities Attention »

ONLINE GAMBLING RING SENTENCES HANDED DOWN IN VIETNAM

15th March, 2017 at 05:41:33
64 persons, including alleged Singapore national ring leader, punished after being arrested late 2015.

Police action against an online gambling ring back in 2015 came to a conclusion with the sentencing of 64 persons in a Vietnamese court Monday, with alleged ring leader Wong Boon Leong (38) facing the heaviest punishment of 14 months and 24 days in prison.

Full Story: Online Gambling Ring Sentences Handed Down In Vietnam »

NEW GAME FROM iSOFTBET

15th March, 2017 at 05:41:33
Developer releases Beetle Jewels.

The latest game from iSoftBet features a swarm of extraordinary insects, each one carrying a precious gem, in a 5-reel, 10 pay-line slot format with Scatters, Wilds, Free Spins, Multipliers, Random Symbols and Expanding Wilds.

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