Swedish firm adds Roxy Palace bingo owner, a perennial target
Malta | 27/02/2017
Kindred Group Plc, the Swedish online gaming company formerly known as Unibet, agreed to buy smaller U.K. rival 32Red Plc for GBP 175.6M (USD 219M), the latest deal in a wave of betting industry consolidation.
Spain | 27/02/2017
The General Directorate for the Regulation of Gambling Affairs (the “DGOJ”) has recently published its fourth quarterly report analyzing the evolution of the Spanish market for online gambling, which reflects the data referred to the period between October and December 2016. The DGOJ drafts this report on quarterly basis based on data provided by the authorized gaming operators, and this particular quarter reflects that, in comparison with the previous quarter, there has been an increase in the amounts gambled in all game types and variables analyzed.
Online casinos make up for 20% of all gambling
United Kingdom | 27/02/2017
The UK Gambling Commission’s most recent figures indicate that online casinos, and other gambling sites, make up a third of the UK’s gambling revenue. £4.5 billion over a 12 month period includes the lottery, several thousand betting shops and 145 casinos and it shows a massive increase in online gambling.
Exclusive interview with Aleš Gornjec, General Manager, Comtrade Gaming
United Kingdom | 27/02/2017
Comtrade Gaming's Aleš Gornjec talks multi-channel convergence in the gaming industry and underlines the benefits of its sCore, iCore, gCore platforms for casino operators: "Our product lines recognize the necessity in consolidating operator, regulator and vendor needs."
Company's digital content, eInstant games now available to Norwegian players
Norway | 24/02/2017
Norsk Tipping has awarded the Scientific Games two new three-year contracts to provide interactive casino and eInstant games. The deals, which Scientific Games won following a competitive procurement process, may be extended for one additional year.
NetRefer to empower Btty with premium product suite
Malta | 23/02/2017
NetRefer has recently partnered with Btty.
Mobile developments, AWP online slots, dealer games and social gaming solutions on show
United Kingdom | 23/02/2017
Greentube featured as a key exhibitor on the Novomatic stand at ICE Totally Gaming. The latest range of Omni-channel gaming products were exhibited in the Novomatic Interactive area.
Lawmakers try once again to approve real-money poker sites
United States | 22/02/2017
Despite failed efforts over the past decade to legalize and regulate real-money online poker sites, the state of California will try again in 2017.
BCLC says it recognizes the growing popularity of daily fantasy, but isn't adding it just yet
Canada | 22/02/2017
A gambling researcher is calling on Canada's provincial lottery corporations to enter the controversial business of daily fantasy sports, citing their ability to best regulate the activity that has been characterized as illegal gambling by some U.S. states.
“Businesses need to get their house in order”
United Kingdom | 22/02/2017
Gambling Commission CEO Sarah Harrison has told the industry that she has ‘grave concerns’ about the sign up bonuses offered by the industry and that the regulator is working with the Competition and Markets Authority to make sure everything is above board.