Friday, December 29, 2017
In a newly established role, Caroline Palm has joined LeoVegas as chief human resources officer. Palm joins from Serendipity Group, where she was responsible for the Group s strategic work within HR. She is expected to start 14 February, 2018 and will form part of LeoVegas management team. “I am passionate about working in fast-growing [ ] The post LeoVegas appoints Caroline Palm as HR boss appeared first on iGaming Times.
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Bet90.com has underlined its South American ambitions agreeing to a strategic partnership with the Paulista Football Federation (FPF). Under the terms of the partnership, Bet90 will be visible across all Paulista A1, A2 and Copa Sao Paulo pitchside advertising, and the operator will hold naming and logo rights, man of the match presenting rights, [ ] The post Bet90 jets to Brazil with FPF partnership appeared first on iGaming Times.
Efforts to tackle gaming addiction received a significant boost after the World Health Organisation (WHO) included “gaming disorder” in a draft classification paper. The addictive qualities of video games have been subject to debate amongst health experts and psychologists for more than a decade. Although still in draft form, the WHO’s 2018 International [ ] The post WHO considers classifying gaming addiction as disorder appeared first on iGaming Times.
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Spinomenal, a cross-platform games supplier, has signed a partnership with BtoBet. “We constantly strive to reach the perfect balance of amazing graphics, fun game flow and easy access for worldwide clients,” Spinomenal’s CEO Lior Shvartz said. “Since its foundation, Spinomenal has created more than 85 original cross-platform games and we are just getting [ ] The post Btobet and Spinomenal become partners in iGaming appeared first on iGaming Times.
Scout Gaming Group has entered into an agreement with Nordic Leisure to deliver a Daily Fantasy Sports platform. The agreement gives Nordic Leisure full access to Scout Gaming s DFS platform enabling them to offer a complete Daily Fantasy Sports solution across its subsidiaries and to all of its customers. The platform is expected to [ ] The post Scout strikes DFS deal with Nordic Leisure appeared first on iGaming Times.
Thursday, December 28, 2017
New Hampshire legislators killed a bill that would have legalised online poker and casino games, dashing dreams of a second win in 2017 for US iGaming freedoms. On 31 October, just one day after Pennsylvania became the fourth state to legalise online gambling, members of a House executive session in New Hampshire voted unanimously [ ] The post iGaming bill dashed in US libertarian stronghold state appeared first on iGaming Times.
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Todor Zahariev, managing director, EGT Interactive, reflects on a successful 2017 and provides a glimpse of what attendees can expect from the company at ICE London. As we reach the end of the year, what have been the highlights of 2017 for the company? It has been a great year. We have achieved stable [ ] The post Buoyant EGT Interactive look to the future at ICE appeared first on iGaming Times.
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The ABB’s chief executive Malcolm George says the latest set of stats from the Gambling Commission signal “very bad news” for Britain’s retail sector. The regulator revealed a drop in UK betting shops of some four per- cent in only the last six months. There are now only 8,502 betting outlets in Britain; the [ ] The post UK Gambling Commission stats reveal “very bad news” for betting shops appeared first on iGaming Times.
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Swedish slot designer Yggdrasil has made yet more strides into the British market now set to feature on Tabcorp’s Sun Vegas. Tabcorp, in partnership itself with UK’s most read tabloid, The Sun, will benefit from Yggdrasil’s award-winning promotional tools, BOOST as well the social sharing tool BRAG. “It has been almost two [ ] The post Yggdrasil adds The Sun, Tabcorp to UK rosta appeared first on iGaming Times.
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Wednesday, December 27, 2017
Premium slots and table games provider Habanero is inviting players to a festive fiesta in its upcoming release, 5 Mariachis. The vibrant 5
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Premier Kladionica, NSoft’s VIP client, has has added Lucky Six and Greyhound Races to its website portfolio. The games were released on Seven Platform web channel, making the first step of complete transition to the new platform. The games are available in the area of the Republic of Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina. In [ ] The post NSoft releases two titles on Seven Platform for Premier appeared first on iGaming Times.
A German court of last resort has upheld the ban imposed on online casino, poker and scratch card games. Two operators one based in Gibraltar and the other in Malta which appealed against a prohibition order had their dreams dashed at the high court at the end of October, when it was [ ] The post German high court upholds iGaming ban appeared first on iGaming Times.
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A new authority will preside over regulating gambling in Hungary, following the European Court of Justice (ECJ)’s discovery that the Central European country s regulatory system violates EU law. Previously, a department of the Hungarian Tax and Customs Administration wielded the power over gambling operators. In June 2017, the ECJ rapped the Hungarian regulator on [ ] The post New sheriff in Hungary after landmark Unibet case appeared first on iGaming Times.
The Czech Republic has given its first international sports betting licence to Star’s Group’s betting subsidiary BetStars, after a legislative overhaul at the beginning of the year allowed foreign gambling providers into the market. Stars already has online poker and casino services accessible from the Czech Republic, after becoming the first company to [ ] The post BetStars achieves second first in Czech Republic appeared first on iGaming Times.
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Friday, December 22, 2017
GVC is set to buy Ladbrokes Coral in a game-changing deal for the UK betting industry. Should the acquisition go ahead, shareholders in GVC which owns the Bwin, Sportingbet and Foxy Bingo brands will hold 53.5 percent of the combined group. Ladbrokes Coral chair John Kelly said: “Ladbrokes Coral board believes [ ] The post High stakes: GVC to buy Ladbrokes Coral for a potential £4bn appeared first on iGaming Times.
Thursday, December 21, 2017
EDITEC, an African gambling operator, has signed a partnership agreement with BtoBet. Online, EDITEC operates under the renowned brands of Premier Bet, SBA, Guinee Games, and R&S Betting and is one of the fastest growing online operators in a number of regions in Africa, already with a well-established retail estate and network of agents. Alex Rutherford, [ ] The post EDITEC choose BtoBet as technological partner in Africa appeared first on iGaming Times.
ICE London (6th – 8th February, ExCeL London, UK) has underlined its credentials as a centre of learning for the international gaming community with confirmation of the free entry Seminar Programme that will take place both close to the show floor in the South Gallery of the ExCeL Centre, and on the show floor itself. [ ] The post ICE learning opportunities continue with free seminars appeared first on iGaming Times.
NYX Gaming shareholders paved the way for Scientific Games takeover to reach completion in a matter of weeks, after an overwhelming majority voted in favour of the deal. Nine to one gave the takeover their blessing at a general meeting on 20 December. We are thrilled by the strong support from NYX shareholders and we [ ] The post NYX shareholders approve Scientific Games takeover appeared first on iGaming Times.
The disco-themed SBC Awards provided SBC Events with a fittingly stunning finish to 2017, a year in which both its headline conferences more than doubled their growth. The success of the ceremony at the Artillery Garden, which featured a silent auction that raised £1,700 for GambleAware and saw bet365 collect the Bookmaker of the [ ] The post SBC Awards caps “landmark year” for SBC Events appeared first on iGaming Times.
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
BetConstruct has signed a multi-year content distribution deal with Spinomenal Ltd. The agreement will see Spinomenal’s entire suite game titles being made available on BetConstruct’s game aggregation platform. The content has already been integrated into BetConstruct’s propriety gaming platform, where the provider already has over 40 integrations, and available for their operators to add to their [ ] The post BetConstruct boosts casino offering with Spinomenal deal appeared first on iGaming Times.
Online betting website X-bet has made accusations of match-fixing at the ProDota Cup, and terminated its sponsorship contract to the eSports tournament. According to X-bet’s spokesperson Russ Stevens, betting irregularities and collusion took place between Sqreen’s Squad vs Nemiga Gaming during the Upper-Bracket Preliminary of ProDota Cup Europe #25. However, the company added [ ] The post X-bet ends sponsorship with ProDota Cup over match-fixing claims appeared first on iGaming Times.
The Board of Sports Information Services (SIS) today announced the departure of its chairman, Roger Devlin, with effect from 31 January, 2018. Devlin had taken the helm for nine years, and is set to become chairman at William Hill. In a statement, the SIS’s board offered its “congratulations to Mr Devlin, and looks forward [ ] The post SIS chairman departs for William Hill appeared first on iGaming Times.
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
British slots and table games provider Realistic Games has appointed Robert Lee as its new commercial director. Lee, who has been instrumental in growing both the supplier’s product and client portfolio since joining in early 2016, previously held the position of Senior Commercial Manager. He will now be responsible for directing the commercial operation [ ] The post Realistic Games names new commercial director appeared first on iGaming Times.
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Clarion Gaming has ripped up its own rule book by declaring not one, but two winning entries for its #myparadice trip competition run through social media. Such was the quality of entries that the organisers of the world’s biggest gaming technology event (6th 8th February, ExCeL London, UK) have named Gambling education charity, YGAM [ ] The post ICE London visitors win trip to Paradise appeared first on iGaming Times.
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Greentube has extended its agreement with the Kindred Group to launch its diverse and exciting game content on the popular online casino www.unibet.co.uk. The slots include UK land-based arcade, bingo, casino and pub titles with games from NOVOMATIC UK, Greentube UK, Astra and Bell-Fruit Games. These are supplemented by NOVOMATIC blue-chip slots such as [ ] The post Greentube slots go live with Kindred Group in the UK appeared first on iGaming Times.
For the first time, the team from Merkur Gaming presented an in-house exhibition in Croatia. Numerous customers from Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia and Montenegro took advantage of 6 December to inform themselves about the latest product highlights from the company and four other exhibiting companies at Zagreb’s Hotel International. At the same time, the Hotel [ ] The post First Merkur in-house exhibition in Zagreb appeared first on iGaming Times.
Lottoland is launching the world’s first officially licensed Bitcoin lotto jackpot, amidst growing interest in the cryptocurrency. The jackpot is seeded at 1,000 Bitcoins (£14.1m), with draws expected daily, excluding Sundays. Bitcoin Lotto is based on the typical lottery format 6/49 (choosing six numbers out of 49 balls), with the odds of [ ] The post Lottoland takes Bitcoin revolution to lottery appeared first on iGaming Times.
Vermantia, an omni-channel providers, and the Arena Racing Company (“ARC”) are set to launch the first Live Greyhound Racing Channel in Africa, with YangaBet. The channel will include a compact daily schedule of top quality greyhound racing, from fully accredited UK and Australian tracks, enabling betting on at least 120 premium live greyhound races [ ] The post Vermantia and ARC to to launch Africa’s first live greyhound racing channel appeared first on iGaming Times.
Monday, December 18, 2017
Betsoft Gaming will be providing BetFlag with gaming titles following a partnership deal with the Italian operator. BetFlag will be taking on Betsoft’s collection of AAMS-approved Slots3™ games, including GIOVANNI’S GEMS and FIRE & STEEL. The Italian company will also be offering Betsoft’s AAMS-approved ToGo™ titles for the mobile sector. “BetFlag have significant reach [ ] The post Betsoft Gaming secures an Italian job with BetFlag partnership appeared first on iGaming Times.
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Pollard Equities has entered into an agreement with Scientific Games, expressing its support for the latter company’s proposed takeover of NYX Gaming. Pollard, the majority stakeholder of Pollard Banknote, owns 8.6 million ordinary shares of NYX and four million warrants. The announcement comes weeks after William Hill backed down from a legal spat with [ ] The post Pollard throws support behind NYX acquisition appeared first on iGaming Times.
UltraPlay has added the popular card game GWENT to its eSports betting portfolio. Peter Ivanov, head of eSports trading at UltraPlay, said: “Gwent is a perfect choice for a card game that offers endless fun to the players. The eSports betting brands using UltraPlay’s products will be one step ahead of the competition providing another [ ] The post UltraPlay boosts eSports betting offering with GWENT appeared first on iGaming Times.
Friday, December 15, 2017
Cryptopay MD, Eric Benz is consumed by a desire to ‘shape the future of money.’ A Founding Director of the UK Digital Currency Association, Benz looks ahead to ICE London (6th – 8th February, ExCeL London, UK), where he will be part of the new 4,000sqm section dedicated to the fast moving world of payments [ ] The post Shaping the future of money at ICE London appeared first on iGaming Times.
Specialist virtuals provider Kiron Interactive has put pen to paper on an agreement with online operator Pinnacle. Under the terms of the agreement, Kiron will make its online bet management platform, Betman Online, available to the operator through the Iforium platform. Kiron’s full gaming portfolio will be at the disposal of Pinnacle customers, [ ] The post Kiron Interactive partners with Pinnacle appeared first on iGaming Times.
iSoftBet and BtoBet have signed a partnership in a bid to help both companies expand in Europe, Africa and Latin America. Under the agreement, iSoftBet’s portfolio of games will be fully integrated into BtoBet’s platform. “We are always looking to increase the distribution of our games, and this deal with BtoBet helps us to [ ] The post iSoftBet and BtoBet join forces in new deal appeared first on iGaming Times.
The Asia Lottery Expo and Forum is set to make its official debut on May 15-17, 2018 in Macau, with aims to “deliver a business, learning and networking platform exclusively designed for lottery professionals”, the organisers said. The three-day event follows the success of the Asia Lottery Forum and 7th China Lottery Industry [ ] The post Asia Lottery Expo & Forum 2018 to make its debut appeared first on iGaming Times.
Playtech has purpose-built and designed a dedicated Christmas experience full of magic and festive cheer featuring its best-performing Roulette and Unlimited Blackjack. Following the success of last year’s Christmas Roulette, as well as the strong performance of Playtech’s promotional Halloween Fortune and Paradise Roulette tables, the 2017 room has been extended to two [ ] The post Playtech presents Christmas Live Casino appeared first on iGaming Times.
Thursday, December 14, 2017
Todor Zahariev, Managing Director, EGT Interactive, reflects on a successful 2017 and provides a glimpse of what attendees can expect from the company at ICE London As we reach the end of the year, what have been the highlights of 2017 for the company? It has been a great year. We have achieved stable growth [ ] The post Buoyant EGT Interactive look to the future at ICE appeared first on iGaming Times.
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Riot s UK office has hired Mo Fadl, former head of esports at Wargaming, to develop UK Leage of Legends (LoL) esports. Fadl will be at the centre of the developer s efforts to enhance its esports community and has himself been an active member of the LoL community since joining in 2010. His appointment [ ] The post Riot Games UK enlists Mo Fadl to head esports community appeared first on iGaming Times.
Slots provider Magnet Gaming has agreed a deal to distribute its portfolio of games to Estonian social gaming operator Chanz. The Danish provider’s full suite of HTML5 slots will be made available via www.chanz.com. Popular titles such as Fish Tank, Gold Rush, Diamond Express and Candy Kingdom, as well as latest releases Treasure Coast [ ] The post Magnet Gaming agrees Chanz deal appeared first on iGaming Times.
EveryMatrix has launched its second generation of bonus system with PlayFrank.com. The second instalment of the Unified Bonus System (UBS) is a modular bonus system to create, manage and report on bonusing for casino and sports products. It is designed to help operators combine bonus programs and promotional packages activated by various triggers. PlayFrank [ ] The post EveryMatrix launches new bonus system with PlayFrank.com appeared first on iGaming Times.
Evert Montero, President of Colombian trade body, Fecoljuegos has urged fellow gaming professionals to book their flights and hotel accomodation and be a part of ICE London 2018, the world’s biggest gaming technology event. Speaking two months ahead of ICE welcoming the world of gaming to London (6th – 8th February) he confirmed: I [ ] The post Fecoljuegos President urges compatriots to join him in London appeared first on iGaming Times.
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Wednesday, December 13, 2017
After a session of oral arguments in the case of Christie vs NCAA, five of nine justices suggest they would side with New Jersey, and repeal America’s federal sports betting ban. Legal sports betting in the US came a step closer on 4 December, as a majority of Supreme Court justices appeared to [ ] The post Justices lean towards New Jersey in Supreme Court case appeared first on iGaming Times.
The Betting on Football 2018 expo will feature three exclusive events targeting those involved in affiliate marketing, esports and football-based sponsorship. To mark the fifth edition of the largest international football and betting trade conference, held at Stamford Bridge from 20-23 March, SBC Events will launch the Affiliate Insider Bootcamp, Esports Insider Super [ ] The post Betting on Football 2018 unveils three new eventsb appeared first on iGaming Times.
This week a new player enters the international online gaming market: Alegriabet.com. After more than one year of development, the site, licensed in Curacao, has “created a state-of-the-art platform combining the leading technology and security available,” according to their statement. The site is expected to make inroads into the millennial market. A spokesperson for [ ] The post Algeriabet.com launches, aims to conquer millennial market appeared first on iGaming Times.
The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) has signed a new integrity partnership with Sportradar. Under the deal, hundreds of matches each year will be covered by Sportradar’s Fraud Detection System (FDS) across all the ITTF’s major events, including the ITTF World Table Tennis Championships, Men’s & Women’s World Cup and the ITTF World Tour. [ ] The post Sportradar to tackle match fixing for Int Table Tennis Federation appeared first on iGaming Times.
SBTech has added Action Betting to its range of in-play products, a mobile-first feature that suggests markets of interest to players through contextual alerts and call-to-action betting options. Powered by SBTech’s machine learning algorithm, Action Betting creates instant notifications when a specific incident occurs in a match, such as a free kick, red or [ ] The post SBTech launches new mobile in-play feature appeared first on iGaming Times.
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
The eSports industry is here and it’s massive. Ahead of his appearance at the ICE VOX eSports Conference (Tuesday 6th February), John Parker, Board Director, M&C Saatchi, shines a light on a phenomenon which is projected to attract bets totalling in excess of $23 billion by 2020. Can eSports really be described as a [ ] The post M&C Saatchi prepare for ICE VOX eSports Conference appeared first on iGaming Times.
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Evert Montero, President of Colombian trade body, Fecoljuegos, has been confirmed as non-executive Chairman of Juegos Miami, the bespoke business event which was created by Clarion Gaming to meet the specific demands of the Pan-Latin American and Caribbean markets. Acknowledging the accolade, he said: I am not accepting this honour as Evert Montero. Rather [ ] The post Evert Montero to drive development of Juegos Miami appeared first on iGaming Times.
Simon Trim, CEO at Sporting Group, believes the time is right for lotteries to step up their sportsbook game, with the tools now available to level the playing field with deep-pocketed, private competitors. With the increasing costs of pictures and data, increases in taxation and the overheads of conforming to local licensing regimes (such [ ] The post Lotteries leveraging supplier solutions can compete with private operators appeared first on iGaming Times.
Ladbrokes Coral is expected to launch a new football betting function for their Retail Companion Apps this week. The new function, Football Bet Filter, will allow football punters to build their own accumulators based on personal filters. It is designed to assist football punters who like to place accumulator bets and will allow them [ ] The post Ladbrokes Coral go for personal with new app extension appeared first on iGaming Times.