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Realistic Games Relocates its Office to Gibraltar

As a result of an increase in business, Realistic Games has moved its office from Reading to Gibraltar. Over the course of a year Realistic Games has signed contracts with...

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Stan James Plc Not Up for Sale

Stories have been swirling around regarding plans to sell Stan James plc as a result of the upcoming UK point-of-consumption regulatory and taxation regulation have been addressed by the company. On Tuesday, Chief executive officer Denis Kelly said, "We were surprised at the article published by the EGR as it is not accurate. "Yes, there have been redunda...

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Continental Gaming Launches New Online Casino

Continental Gaming (Malta) Ltd has launched a new medieval online casino geared toward the UK market., with licensing in Malta, will feature more than 130 games powered by the Oxford UK-based provider Genii Games. Dukes will be available on various platforms which in...

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Aristocrat Hires New Exec

Aristocrat has taken on IBM veteran exec Maureen Sweeny as chief commercial officer to oversee Class III sales and global marketing, including the Americas, Australia and New Zealand, Asia Pacific and EMEA. Sweeny will officially join the team as of September 22, 2014 after 30 years with IBM Corporation. Aristocrat CEO Jamie Odell said, “Maureen’s first-c...

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Jack Gold Casino to Close

Jack Gold Casino released a statement on Wednesday saying that "it has ceased taking bets for the time being" with hopes of a resolution. Head of Customer Acquisition and Casino Manager for Jack Gold Casino Mauro Orru took...

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Antigua & Barbuda Offer United States $100 Million Settlement

Information regarding the $100 million settlement between Antigua & Barbuda and the USA has been revealed by Prime Minister Gaston Browne. They've offered to settle with the US to resolve the dispute that has lasted over a decade. “We have reduced the amount of the claim. In fact, we are now asking for US$100 million, negotiable, of course,” Browne said a...

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32Red Acquires Go Wild UK Database

32Red Plc has announced its acquisition of Go Wild Casino’s UK customer database from Go Wild Malta Ltd for an undisclosed price tag. Go Wild’s UK players will be redirected to the 32Red platform no later than September 15, 2014. Matt Booth, Commercial Director for 32Red Plc, said, "This acquisition fits well with our growth strategy for the UK market. Th...

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William Hill Blocks Underage Viewers from Twitter Accounts

Age verification tools have been extended to William Hill’s Twitter accounts preventing all underage viewers from accessing the content. “Age verification, disclosure, and consumer protection is paramount across our entire business, and over the last few years has become even more important within our owned digital IP channels such as our apps and website," s...

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Gaming Realms Acquires eGaming Marketing Company

Online gaming developer Gaming Realms Plc has officially acquired eGaming specialist marketing company Blueburra Holdings Ltd in a deal worth up to GBP 10.5 million. A number of skins on the Dragonfish are associated with Blueburra in addition to a...

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Portugal Submits Tax Amendments to European Commission

Amendments to Portugal’s online gambling legislation have been turned over to the TRIS, European Commission for approval. Online games of chance will be subject to a 15 percent tax and 8 percent for online sports bets up to Euro 30 million. Amounts exceeding this will be capped at 30 percent for games of chance and 16 percent for sports wagers. Tax income w...

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iGB Affiliate Extends VIP Invitations to Affiliates for Upcoming Conference in Barcelona

The Barcelona Affiliate Conference will take place next month from 23rd – 26th of October 2014 at the Barcelona International Convention Centre with an invitation extended to top affiliates to be a part of the exclusive VIP program. The VIP program will take place at the conference and with the goal of drawing in the best in the industry to attend the confere...

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NBA Commissioner Believes Legalized Sports Betting is Imminent for USA

Adam Silver, commissioner of North America's National Basketball Association (NBA) league, expressed his belief that sports betting will eventually be legalized in the US as a means to aid state budgets and as a result increased interest from Americans. Silver spoke at the Bloomberg Sport Business Summit and stated that the NBA betting on games and legalizati...

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New Online Gambling Legislation in Singapore

If an online gambling bill isn’t passed soon in Singapore, the word is it will be banned. The Remote Gambling Bill, tabled on Monday, includes blocking measures for websites, payments and marketing restrictions in support of enforcement procedures pertaining to illegal remote gambling activities via Internet, telephone and other communications technology....

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888 Holdings Acquisition Rumors

The Wall Street Journal reported this week that the the Permira private equity group is taking a step toward the acquisition of online gambling group 888 Holdings plc. Neither company has addressed the rumor. The publication notes that Permira’s intere...

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KPMG Summit Date Released

KPMG Isle of Man will be hosting the 5th edition of its eGaming Summit on 11th November at the Villa Marina, Isle of Man. The one day Summit provides a place for the industry to come together to discuss the region’s future in the global market. This year will feature the introduction of the International Masters of Gaming Law master classes which have been ben...

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XL Media Acquires Social Gaming Marketer, ExciteAd

Online gaming marketing network XL Media has confirmed the purchase of ExciteAd Digital Marketing, social gaming marketer, for a $19 million price tag. XL Media was just listed on London AIM in March 2014. The acquisition will see the company add ExciteAd services to its own marketing arsenal. The acquisition will allow for growth and entrance into new markets...

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Australian Casino Promo to Feature Hollywood’s Finest

James Packer’s Melco-Crown Entertainment casino company has a new marketing strategy to promote activities which includes a new short film and video feature in collaboration with Hollywood director Martin Scorsese and actors Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro. RatPac Entertainment is said to be producing the film which involves a script from Terre...

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Gamblers Compared to Pigeons

UK psychologists at Warwick University claim that the risks that gamblers make are similar to the actions of greedy pigeons. "Both humans and pigeons were shown to be less risk averse for high rewards than they were for low rewards and this is linked to our past memories and experiences of making risky decisions," said Dr. Elliot Ludvig,, one of the authors....

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Changes at Club Gold Casino – Update

Club Gold Casino management has released information regarding recent changes to marketing affiliates. The blame for the software switch is being placed on bonus inflexibility. Affiliate manager Lisa Chambers said, "It is understandable that you too will have many questions, they will all be answered as soon as the paramount items have been taken care of....

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NetEnt Partners with Betfair

Net Entertainment NE AB has entered into an agreement with Betfair expanding its presence in the UK market. Betfair launched in 1999 and holds its gambling licenses in Gibraltar, Malta, Spain, Italy, the United States and Australia. “This agreement will further strengthen NetEnt’s exposure on the UK market but also in other parts of Europe,” said NetEnt's M...

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