Gambling news

Relax Gaming signs Max Win to Silver Bullet partner programme

18 Feb 2019

Relax Gaming has boosted its Silver Bullet partner programme with the addition of Max Win Gaming. Under the terms of the deal, Max Win Gaming will provide new and exclusive content, including the provision of two brand new titles in 2019. The provider will also develop unique content for Relax Gaming as part of the …

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Spain core target market for Bede Gaming in 2019

18 Feb 2019

Bede Gaming has identified further expansion in Spain as a core target for 2019. The Bede platform, fully-licensed by the DGOJ, offers a range of  proactive marketing tools, a portfolio of more than 3,000 games, two direct sportsbooks with Kambi and SBTech live and a robust automated responsible gambling system that allows deposit limits and …

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NetEnt awarded permanent license for New Jersey market

18 Feb 2019

NetEnt has been granted a permanent Casino Service Industry Enterprise License from the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE). The company, through its subsidiary NetEnt Americas LLC, has been operating in New Jersey since 2015 under a transactional waiver from the DGE. “We are very pleased to obtain our first permanent online gaming license in the US. We have been …

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Greentube secures distribution deal with Digitain

18 Feb 2019

NOVOMATIC Interactive division’s Greentube has secured a content distribution deal with Digitain. A wide selection of Greentube content has been integrated to Digitain’s platform in which TotoGaming will be the first operator to offer the content in the Armenian market. Daniel Lechner, Head of Sales for Greentube: “We are more than excited to work together with Digitain and provide our wide …

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Ganapati readies launch of ‘Samurai Girl’

18 Feb 2019

Ganapati will release its newest slot ‘Samurai Girl’ on February 28, developed in collaboration with Japanese betting firm Chariloto Co., Ltd and entertainment service provider, CYBIRD Co., Ltd. Ganapati’s Chariloto/CYBIRD Collaboration operates the online sales of betting on bicycle racing and auto racing under Japan’s Government-regulated and authorised category “public sports”. “This partnership with Chariloto is a positive step …

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BetSoft clinches deal with River iGaming

18 Feb 2019

Betsoft Gaming has inked a multi-national deal with Malta-based B2B and B2C gaming provider iRiver Gaming for the supply of its full portfolio of gaming content accredited for regulated markets in which River iGaming operates, including all marquee titles from the developer’s SLOTS3 series. Annamaria Anastasi, marketing director at Betsoft Gaming: “River has very quickly carved out a …

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Bet365 in the spotlight as bonus and VIP strategy revealed

18 Feb 2019

The United Kingdom’s Gambling Commission (UKGC), despite being known as one of the most active regulators in the industry, has come under fire following the infiltration of bet365’s employee training centre by a Daily Mail journalist. The expose reveals bet365 awarding “big losers” weekly cash returns of up to 10 percent to keep vulnerable customers locked in a cycle of …

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Bangladesh blocks online gambling sites

17 Feb 2019

176 online gambling websites have been blocked following an instruction from the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) to internet gateway and telecom departments this past weekend. “It might take few more hours to block all the sites completely as blocking any site is so technical,” Md Emdadul Hoque, general secretary of the Internet Service Provider Association of Bangladesh (ISPAB), said. Telecom …

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Norwegian authority orders bank block of six Malta-based operators

17 Feb 2019

Norwegian gaming authority Lotteri-og stiftelsestilsynet has reportedly ordered local banking institutions to block gambling transactions from six Malta-based online gambling firms who it says are operating in the market illegally. The six companies identified in a Times of Malta report were Betsson Group, L&L Europe Players Ltd, Co-Gaming Ltd and Gaming Innovation Group, who were formally warned by the authority …

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Cross border online gambling bust

17 Feb 2019

A Chinese cross-border online gambling operation has been bust following a complaint to authorities by a gambler who said he lost over 100,000 yuan on social platform QQ back in November 2018 (see previous report). An investigation by Chinese Police found the business, involving over 130 million yuan (approx. GBP 14.8 million), was operated by Chinese nationals …

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Philippine senate eyes influx of Chinese working for online casino ops

17 Feb 2019

Philippines-based offshore gaming operators (POGOs) will only receive license renewals from the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp (PAGCOR) once they have registered with the Philippines Bureau of Internal Revenue (PBIR). The PBIR intends casting its tax net over the “tens of thousands” of Chinese entering the country to work for 50 plus POGOs, a statement released Sunday said. According …

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Paddy Power online punter becomes multi-millionaire

17 Feb 2019

Paddy Power customer, Sean Doyle, has won a Euro 4.86 million jackpot on Blueprint Gaming’s Mars Attacks slot. Doyle (33), a chef from Newcastle, won the massive jackpot on a Euro 10 stake.

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Veikkaus pledges digital revamp

16 Feb 2019

Finnish gaming monopoly Veikkaus said it will focus on its digital offer in the years ahead following the release of its 2018 Annual Report in which total turnover declined 2.4 percent and profit slipped 0.7 percent. Veikkaus’ 2019-2021 strategy details the further development of digital operations in order to remain current in a shifting gaming landscape. President …

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MGA cancels World-of-bets.eu gaming license

16 Feb 2019

The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has notified of the cancellation of World-of-bets.eu Limited’s gaming licence MGA/B2C/159/2013. No further information was made available.

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UKGC calls for comment on further changes to LCCP requirements

16 Feb 2019

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) is once again calling for public comment on further changes to the Licence Conditions and Codes of Practice (LCCP) specifically concerning Alternative Dispute Resolution, Customer Interaction and Gambling Blocking Software. The UKGC is proposing that licensees be required to only use ADR providers that meet its additional standards as well as suggesting operators provide …

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Digitain to distribute Greentube content

16 Feb 2019

Casino and sports betting platform provider Digitain has agreed a content distribution deal with Novomatic interactive division, Greentube. A selection of Greentube slots have been integrated to Digital’s platform for online casinos doing business in the Armenian market. The first Digital licensee to go live with Greentube’s content will be Totogaming.

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New Hampshire first to take on U.S. DoJ

16 Feb 2019

The New Hampshire Lottery Commission is the first U.S. State to take on the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Legal Counsel through the legal system referencing its recent reversal of a 2011 opinion on the Federal Wire Act (see previous reports). Our readers will recall New Jersey and Pennsylvania State Attorney General’s Gurbir S. Grewal and Josh Shapiro recently joined forces in a letter …

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SoftSwiss deals with Favbet

16 Feb 2019

Softswiss has penned a deal with Favbet (Favorit) for the integration of its Game Aggregator. CIS-focused Favbet, established in 1999, now offers a complete iGaming stable with the addition of casino games to its sportsbetting and lottery offer. As a preferred online provider, Softswiss aggregator content rolled out across Favbet-owned brands include BGaming, Betsoft, Belatra, Habanero, …

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Microgaming enters Czech Republic

16 Feb 2019

Microgaming has made its debut in the Czech Republic with the integration of a range of its most popular games on Tipsport. Microgaming’s entrance into the Czech Republic continues a well-executed strategy of expansion into key regulated markets around the world, following successful entries into Colombia, Bulgaria and Denmark in 2018, and Sweden at the beginning of …

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Oddsshark banned from operating in New Jersey

15 Feb 2019

New Jersey casinos and internet gaming operators have been ordered to cease doing business with affiliate marketer OddsShark.com by the New Jersey Deputy Attorney General (NJDAG) after an investigation discovered the site promoting offshore betting websites alongside licensed New Jersey operators. In a letter addressed to OddsShark exec, Kostakis Konstantinou, the NJDAG said: “The Division has accessed your website located …

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Evolution Gaming report strong performance in year end 2018 report

15 Feb 2019

Live dealer provider, Evolution Gaming, has published its full year 2018 report outlining a strong performance that saw operating revenues increase by 38 percent to Euro 245.4 million, a 34 percent rise in EBITDA to Euro 107.7 million, and profit of Euro 83.5 million (2017: Euro 62.1 million). Earnings per share amounted to Euro 2.32 (2017: …

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Betfair launch Play Smart campaign

15 Feb 2019

Betfair has launched its newest media campaign featuring top footballers from professional football clubs Barcelona, Arsenal and Juventus. The Play Smart campaign, created by Leo Burnett London, is the sponsorship evolution of the Betfair campaign ‘Where Gut Instinct Meets Smarts’, and builds on the cognitive process of blending instincts, intelligence and competitiveness and the ability to ‘Play Smart’. The …

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SoftSwiss boosts Quickspin content portfolio

15 Feb 2019

SoftSwiss has boosted its selection of QuickSpin titles to forty following an expansion of an existing deal. “The game developer [Quickspin] and SoftSwiss share a unifying belief, which we have mentioned time and again: quality ahead of quantity,” a Softswiss statement reads. “With just over 40 video slots in their portfolio at the time of writing, the brand …

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Desert Gem from Kalamba Games

15 Feb 2019

Kalamba Games’ new release ‘Desert Gem’ will take players on a treasure hunt for gold and gems to unlock bonus rounds, free spins and bonus jackpots. This 4×5 video slot incorporates the HyperBet feature enabling players to adjust game volatility and win potential by setting the number of gold symbols in the reels. Selecting more gold symbols increases the …

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