Gambling News 21st March, 2017

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CODERE CHOOSES EVOLUTION GAMING FOR MEXICAN MARKET

21st March, 2017 at 23:23:12
Live casino provider expands into LatAm market.

Spanish gaming operator Codere has chosen Evolution Gaming as its exclusive Live Casino provider for Mexico.

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EGT INTERACTIVE IN CONTENT SUPPLY DEAL WITH OEG

21st March, 2017 at 23:23:12
Busy month for Bulgarian online gaming provider.

Bulgarian online gambling software and solutions provider EGT Interactive has signed a content supply deal with Olympic Entertainment Group (OEG) in which a suite of its land based, adapted for online, games will feature on OEG's interactive platform olybet.com across the operator's online estate in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.

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MYBET LIVE ON NEW ONLINE GAMING PLATFORM

21st March, 2017 at 23:23:12
Catching up with speed of innovation in the industry.

Berlin-headquartered online casino and sports betting operator mybet Group went live on a new sports betting and casino platform developed by Amelco, Tuesday.

Full Story: Mybet Live On New Online Gaming Platform »

UK BOOKMAKERS ADVISED TO "BRACE YOURSELVES"

21st March, 2017 at 21:54:56
Government may be about to act on FOBTs, says MP.

British MP John Whittingdale, who formally held responsibility for gambling in the UK government, warned UK bookmakers to brace themselves for some bad news on FOBTs Tuesday whilst addressing the Association of British Bookmakers' annual meeting in London.

Full Story: Uk Bookmakers Advised To "brace Yourselves" »

MORE DETAILS ON COSTA ONLINE GAMBLING LEGALISATION BILL IN PENNSYLVANIA (Update)

21st March, 2017 at 21:54:56
Senator Jay Costa introduces his bill SB524 with the support of three other senators.

Earlier this year Pennsylvania Senate Minority Leader Jay Costa flagged his intention to introduce an online gambling and gaming reform bill (see previous report) and this week made good on his word with the introduction of SB524.

Full Story: More Details On Costa Online Gambling Legalisation Bill In Pennsylvania (update) »

STAKE LOGIC DARTS HEROES LAUNCH WITH KINDRED GROUP

21st March, 2017 at 14:44:19
Darts pros meet super heroes.

Stake Logic B.V, a wholly owned subsidiary of Greentube and part of NOVOMATIC Interactive, has launched its new " Darts Heroes " 3D slot title with Kindred Group (formerly Unibet).

Full Story: Stake Logic Darts Heroes Launch With Kindred Group »

INDONESIAN ONLINE GAMBLING BUST

21st March, 2017 at 14:44:19
Nets three suspects.

Authorities in the Indonesian province of Papua have arrested three alleged online gambling operators of an unidentified website, reportedly rooted in Germany.

Full Story: Indonesian Online Gambling Bust »

ENERGYBET WITHDRAWS FROM POLISH MARKET

21st March, 2017 at 14:44:19
Cites unfriendly regulatory regime.

EnergyBet has issued a statement detailing the reasons behind its impending withdrawal from the Polish market.

Full Story: Energybet Withdraws From Polish Market »

NYX GAMING GROUP REPORT RECORD BREAKING CHELTENHAM

21st March, 2017 at 14:44:19
Mobile channel accounts for 76 percent of all bets on Openbet platform.

NYX Gaming Group, through its subsidiary Openbet, has revealed a 36 percent increase in peak bets per minute at a record-breaking Cheltenham Horseracing Festival, 76 percent of which were placed via the mobile channel.

Full Story: Nyx Gaming Group Report Record Breaking Cheltenham »

AUSTRALIAN SENATE PASSES CONTROVERSIAL INTERACTIVE GAMBLING AMENDMENT BILL (Update)

21st March, 2017 at 11:24:11
Legislation closes loopholes in old Act, effectively outlawing online poker and in-play betting.

The Australian federal Senate acted Tuesday to close loopholes in 2001 online gambling prohibition laws by passing the much debated Interactive Gambling Amendment Bill 2016, reports the Huffington Post.

Full Story: Australian Senate Passes Controversial Interactive Gambling Amendment Bill (update) »

RUSSIAN DUMA APPROVES LEVY ON BOOKMAKING FIRMS (Update)

21st March, 2017 at 11:24:11
Law requires bookmakers to pay 5 percent of revenues every quarter towards the development of sports.

The hammer has finally fallen on bookmakers operating in Russia, who have been warned that a new levy is about to impact their operating costs; on Monday the Russian Duma (parliament) approved legislation imposing a sports development levy of 5 percent of revenue on such companies, payable quarterly and with a stipulation that deductions should not be less than the rouble equivalent of US$260,723 per quarter.

Full Story: Russian Duma Approves Levy On Bookmaking Firms (update) »

CHINA'S TIGHTER CONTROLS ON CAPITAL RESULT IN MAJOR DROP IN OUTGOING INVESTMENT

21st March, 2017 at 11:24:11
Foreign companies likely to feel the impact as Q1-2017 sees a significant 74 percent decline in outgoing investment capital.

The Chinese government's tightened controls on capital as it struggles with a sluggish economy will likely impact nations, especially emerging economies, and companies outside the massive country, according to a report by risk consultants Steve Vickers & Associates.

Full Story: China's Tighter Controls On Capital Result In Major Drop In Outgoing Investment »

IRISH JUDGE AFFIRMS THAT GAMBLNG DEBTS CANNOT BE ENFORCED

21st March, 2017 at 11:24:11
Judge cites 1956 Gaming and Lotteries Act, which states that "every contract by way of gaming or wagering is void."

Irish punters and operators alike were given a reminder Monday that gambling debts are unenforceable in the Republic when Judge Francis Comerford confirmed the fact, citing the 1956 Gaming and Lotteries Act, which asserts that "every contract by way of gaming or wagering is void."

Full Story: Irish Judge Affirms That Gamblng Debts Cannot Be Enforced »

FLORIDA ABANDONS CHARGES AGAINST ALLEGED GAMBLING RING LEADER (Update)

21st March, 2017 at 11:24:11
2013 issue finalised at last.

Kelly Mathis, a Florida lawyer charged with heading a $300 million nation-wide gambling ring titled Allied Veterans of the World back in 2013 (see previous reports) is now free of the matter following a decision by the state Attorney General to abandon further litigation.

Full Story: Florida Abandons Charges Against Alleged Gambling Ring Leader (update) »

NETENT LAUNCHES JUNGLE SPIRIT - CALL OF THE WILD

21st March, 2017 at 11:24:11
243-bet way, 5-reel, 3-row video sloT features free spins, a symbol expansion feature, and a new Butterfly Boost feature.

Online gambling software and games provider NetEnt has launched its new Jungle Spirit: Call of the Wild game, a 243-bet way, 5-reel, 3-row video slot that features free spins, a symbol expansion feature, and a new Butterfly Boost feature.

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