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MGM the big winner at Global Gaming Awards 2014

Thursday, 2nd October 2014
US casino operator MGM Resorts International picked up three of the 12 prizes on offer at this year’s Global Gaming Awards. A great result for the firm saw it emerge victorious in the Land-Based Operator...
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Ultimate Gaming departs New Jersey

Tuesday, 30th September 2014
Ultimate Gaming has withdrawn from the New Jersey internet gaming market after terminating its online agreement with Trump Taj Mahal Associates. The operator ended the partnership following what it described...
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Caesars to install Bally products

Monday, 22nd September 2014
Operator Caesars Entertainment is to install several table products from provider Bally Technologies at its casinos across the UK. With the aim of increasing performance and excitement in table-game pits,...
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Bookmakers announce self-regulation plans

Friday, 19th September 2014
Four of Britain’s leading bookmakers have joined forces to create a self-regulatory body. William Hill, Ladbrokes, Coral and Paddy Power have come together to form The Senet Group, an independent body...
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Ladbrokes unveils new poker app

Friday, 12th September 2014
Operator Ladbrokes has launched a new poker app on iOS and Android platforms. Customers can now play cash tables and Speed Poker from their mobile devices, while the product also offers a UK first in the...
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New Jersey makes sports betting progress

Friday, 12th September 2014
Casinos and racetracks in New Jersey have been informed that they can offer sports betting without fear of criminal or civil liability. A combined Statewide Directive has been issued by the Attorney General’s...
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Playtech to power GazzaBet offering

Wednesday, 10th September 2014
Italian daily sports newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport has partnered with provider Playtech to launch an online sports-betting portal and mobile offering. The five-year deal with RCS MediaGroup, which...
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Paddy Power names Andy McCue as future CEO

Friday, 5th September 2014
Operator Paddy Power has appointed Andy McCue as chief executive designate following Patrick Kennedy's decision to depart at the end of the year. McCue, who is currently managing director of retail in...
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NBA commissioner thinks US sports betting is inevitable

Friday, 5th September 2014
NBA commissioner Adam Silver believes that legalised sports betting will soon grow across the US and that basketball is likely to profit from it. Speaking at the Bloomberg Sports Business Summit in New...
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GamCrowd closes crowdfunding after eclipsing target

Friday, 5th September 2014
GamCrowd has closed its initial equity crowdfunding round after successfully ‘self-funding’ on its own platform, GamCrowd.com. The London-based company is an equity crowdfunding and sourcing platform focused...
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William Hill to launch Twitter age screening

Friday, 5th September 2014
William Hill is set to be the first bookmaker in Europe to introduce age screening across its Twitter accounts. Britain’s biggest bookmaker believes this extra level of security will help ensure only...
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Bally to provide casino systems to OLG

Thursday, 4th September 2014
Las Vegas-based manufacturer Bally Technologies will provide the central casino gaming system to the provincial agency Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG). The new system will form part of OLG's...
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DraftKings raises $41m in successful funding round

Tuesday, 2nd September 2014
The daily cash fantasy site DraftKings has raised $41m in its latest venture funding round, bringing its total outside investments to $75m. The lead investor was merchant bank The Raine Group. "Daily fantasy...
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Playtech acquires Aristocrat Lotteries

Tuesday, 2nd September 2014
Software and services provider Playtech has agreed to purchase Aristocrat Lotteries, a subsidiary of Australian supplier Aristocrat Leisure. Playtech will pay €10.5m in cash, subject to certain adjustments...
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Bally reveals record revenue

Thursday, 28th August 2014
The gaming machine manufacturer Bally Technologies has reported record revenue of $1.2bn for the year to 30 June 2014. That marks a 21% increase from 2013 for the Las Vegas-based company. The jump was...
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RAY launches live casino powered by Playtech

Tuesday, 26th August 2014
Finland's national gaming operator RAY has rolled out a live casino site powered by provider Playtech. The studio will be located in Espoo ̶ Finland's second largest city ̶ and house Blackjack...
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Crown agrees licence reforms

Tuesday, 26th August 2014
Australian casino operator Crown Resorts Limited has reached an agreement with the Victorian Government on a number of reforms to the Melbourne Casino Licence. Crown says the changes will improve the competitiveness...
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NYX announces Spin Games partnership

Tuesday, 26th August 2014
Supplier NYX Gaming Group has agreed a distribution deal with developer Spin Games. The arrangement will see NYX, via its NYX Interactive subsidiary, distribute Spin’s titles to regulated online gaming...
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Scientific Games' buy-out of Bally accelerates

Thursday, 21st August 2014
Scientific Games' purchase of fellow provider Bally Technologies received a boost on Wednesday as the companies received an early termination of the 'waiting period' stipulated by antitrust laws. Termination...
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PayPal eyes New Jersey gaming market

Thursday, 21st August 2014
The internet wallet PayPal is positioning itself to process online gambling payments in regulated US markets for the first time. The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) said Wednesday that...
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Intralot reports revenue rise

Thursday, 21st August 2014
Supplier Intralot has announced a 26.3% year-on-year increase in consolidated revenues for the first half of 2014. The figure reached €905.5m for the six months ending 30 June 2014, up from €717.2m the...
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William Hill scores deal with Aston Villa

Wednesday, 20th August 2014
Britain's largest bookmaker William Hill has become the official UK and Ireland betting partner of Premier League club Aston Villa. Villa acting chief executive Robin Russell said: "We are delighted to...
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Coral inks two-year deal with Everton FC

Monday, 18th August 2014
Coral Interactive, the online arm of the UK bookmaker, has become the official European betting partner of Everton FC. The deal will run through the 2014/15 and 15/16 seasons, and see Coral promoted throughout...
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KPMG announced as Global Gaming Awards 2014 official voting adjudicator

Friday, 15th August 2014
The Global Gaming Awards are pleased to confirm one of the world's biggest corporate advisory firms KPMG Gibraltar as an official partner. The Global Gaming Awards are a set of industry awards which recognise...
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Colossus Bets unveils new £1m bet

Thursday, 14th August 2014
Operator Colossus Bets has launched a new £1m HDA15 football jackpot. The HDA15 is a weekly 15-leg pool bet with a 1X2 format, comprising of a minimum £500,000 win fund and a minimum £500,000 bonus. The...
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NYX Gaming Group granted Gibraltar remote gambling licence

Tuesday, 12th August 2014
NYX Gaming continues to expand as it announced that the group has been granted a Gibraltar B2B licence to provide remote gambling services. The licence allows NYX Gaming to offer its NextGen Gaming slots...
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Amusement industry calls for FOBTs

Tuesday, 12th August 2014
The amusement industry trade representative BACTA has demanded that fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs) be allowed into their properties such as bingo halls and amusement arcades. In a letter to MPs and...
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Finnplay announces daily fantasy platform

Tuesday, 12th August 2014
Finnish i-gaming provider Finnplay has launched a daily pay-to-play fantasy-sports platform called FantasyBet. FantasyBet aims to tap into the high growth in live fantasy sports games across Europe ahead...
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Matchbook.com announced as official betting partner of Brentford FC

Monday, 11th August 2014
Sports-betting exchange Matchbook.com has inked a one-year betting partnership with Championship football club Brentford FC. The deal will see the Matchbook logo displayed prominently on Brentford shirts,...
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New Jersey denied sports-betting bill

Monday, 11th August 2014
New Jersey governor Chris Christie has vetoed a bill that would have legalised sports betting in the state. The legislation would have side-stepped federal law and allowed bookmaking operations at the...
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