Gambling News 23rd March, 2017

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ONLINE GAMBLING INFORMATION SITE REVAMPED AND RELAUNCHED

23rd March, 2017 at 21:19:42
Casinomeister.com is now more secure and mobile friendly, with added content following extensive revamp.

For the first time in eleven years, the online gambling information website Casinomeister.com has been relaunched. Founded in 1998, this is the first relaunch since 2006, revitalising the enterprise and adding additional security and content.

Full Story: Online Gambling Information Site Revamped And Relaunched »

NETPLAYTV SHAREHOLDERS APPROVE BETSSON ACQUISITION

23rd March, 2017 at 21:19:42
Betsson advises timeline to acquisition.

Gambling group Betsson has issued a statement on its proposed acquisition of NetPlayTV as announced in February this year (see previous reports), advising that NetPlay shareholders have approved the deal, and setting out a timetable for completion.

Full Story: Netplaytv Shareholders Approve Betsson Acquisition »

POINT OF CONSUMPTION PLANS FOR NEW ZEALAND ONLINE GAMBLING?

23rd March, 2017 at 21:19:42
Government to tighten regulations on horse race online wagering.

New Zealand's minister for horse racing, Nathan Guy, has indicated that government is planning changes to the 2003 Racing Act, apparently in an effort to shield the local New Zealand Racing Board from competitive international operators.

Full Story: Point Of Consumption Plans For New Zealand Online Gambling? »

NAGALAND ISSUES ITS FIRST MULTI-GAME ONLINE GAMBLING LICENCE

23rd March, 2017 at 09:52:25
Indian provincial regulatory jurisdiction approves application of Sachar Gaming.

Sachar Gaming, an online gambling operator which runs the KhelPlay Rummy.com website, has been awarded the first multi-game online gambling licence issued by the Indian provincial regulatory jurisdiction Nagaland.

Full Story: Nagaland Issues Its First Multi-game Online Gambling Licence »

SEARCH FOR UNITY IN PHILIPPINES ONLINE GAMBLING

23rd March, 2017 at 09:52:25
CEZA Administrator Jose Mari Ponce suggests a meeting on fees and taxes with Pagcor and the Aurora Pacific Economic Zone.

Speaking at the ASEAN conference earlier this week, the Administrator of the Cagayan Economic Zone Authority online gambling licensing organisation, Jose Mari Ponce, suggested that a meeting by officials of the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation, the Aurora Pacific Economic Zone and CEZA could help to develop harmony in licensing fees and regulations in order to address the presently confusing situation from the online casino operator perspective.

Full Story: Search For Unity In Philippines Online Gambling »

YOUTUBE DEAL FOR E-SPORTS PLATFORM

23rd March, 2017 at 09:52:25
Faceit secures multi-year deal for live streaming of its eSports contests.

The UK-based eSports tournament platform and creator of the eSports Championship Series (ECS), Faceit has confirmed that it has inked a multi-year deal with Youtube for the live streaming of ECS contests, now entering a third season.

Full Story: Youtube Deal For E-sports Platform »

NEW INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR FOR ONLINE GAMBLING GROUP

23rd March, 2017 at 09:52:25
GVC appoints former Virgin Gaming exec Will Whitehorn to the board.

Online Gambling group GVC Holdings plc has announced the appointment of Will Whitehorn to the company's board of directors as Senior Independent Director.

Full Story: New Independent Director For Online Gambling Group »

GVC HOLDINGS POSTS 2016 RESULTS

23rd March, 2017 at 09:52:25
Group NGR tops 9 percent, but bwin acquisition ensures a pre-tax loss of Euro 138.6 million

Online gambling group GVC Holdings plc announced its preliminary results for the year ended 31 December 2015 Thursday, reporting a pre-tax loss of Euro 138.6 million, compared with a Euro 25.5 million profit the previous year, on revenue up to Euro 823.3 million from Euro 246.5 million. The company flagged the following highlights:

Full Story: Gvc Holdings Posts 2016 Results »

ANOTHER FOBT RED FLAG FOR UK BOOKIES (Update)

23rd March, 2017 at 09:52:25
Fitch Ratings opines that staking limit cuts could benefit the online side of the industry.

British MP John Whittingdale's warning earlier this week that UK bookmakers should brace themselves for FOBT staking limit restrictions (see previous report) has been echoed by the respected Fitch Ratings organisation, which said in a statement Wednesday that retail betting shop operators like Ladbrokes and William Hill could be particularly hard hit if staking limits are drastically reduced.

Full Story: Another Fobt Red Flag For Uk Bookies (update) »

CHERRY GAMING TO ADOPT THE COMEON! BRAND FOR THE BUSINESS (Update)

23rd March, 2017 at 09:52:25
April 1st will see the ComeOn! brand used across the Cherry iGaming business.

The acquisition of the ComeOn! online casino gambling group by the Cherry Group (see previous reports) has been followed by a statement today (Thursday) that the integration project between Cherry iGaming and ComeOn!, will assume the brand ComeOn! with effect from April 1 2017.

Full Story: Cherry Gaming To Adopt The Comeon! Brand For The Business (update) »

YGGDRASIL ANNOUNCES THE RETURN OF THE CHIBEASTIES

23rd March, 2017 at 09:52:25
Another slot adventure for popular theme.

The Chibeasties are back with the launch Thursday of Yggdrasil Gaming's new slot sequel, Chibeasties 2.

Full Story: Yggdrasil Announces The Return Of The Chibeasties »