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ICE 2014 – Asia Breakfast Focus Panel

True to its status as being a window on the global market, ICE Totally Gaming is hosting a high-level business breakfast which will examine the future of gaming in Asia and ask whether the continent will continue to be the primary driver of the global gaming market. In association with the inaugural Japan Gaming Congress (JgC), the Asia Breakfast Focus …

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PickLive sign with Indian lottery

Picklive Limited, operators and suppliers of next-generation fantasy sports and social gaming is delighted to announce that it has entered into an investment deal and joint venture with Indian based lottery distributor and operator, the Sugal & Damani Group (“SND”), to launch daily fantasy cricket games for real money prizes in the lucrative Indian market.  . The joint venture will …

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Racing in casinos a virtual treat

Kiron Interactive Co-founder and co-CEO Steven Spartinos believes they have found the answer for casino operators and customers looking for fresh ideas! Barring developments in the look and feel of slot games, many casinos offer the same products today as they did 20 years ago. Roulette tables remain identical, blackjack cards are still dealt the same way, and craps dice …

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Paddy Power Kim Jong Un Gifts – Contravene UN Sanctions

Irish news sources report that sports betting operator Paddy Power may have presented giftes to North Korean Republic leader – Kim Jong Un. Reports suggest that the Irish gaming operator presented the leader of North Korea with gifts that included Irish Whiskey set. These gifts may have contravened with current UN sanctions. The bookmaker faced criticism of its PR and …

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ICE 2014 – Focus on Gaming in India

For the first time at ICE, India will take centre stage with a dedicated free to attend seminar focusing on the current state of the country’s gaming regulatory framework. Taking place on Tuesday 4th February in the South Gallery (Rooms 23-26) the aim of the seminar is to provide delegates with an objective and in-depth understanding of the state of …

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UK Gambling Bill to Raise Costs, Cause Advertising & IT Headaches

The UK is set to introduce new gambling legislation that may create major compliance issues and raise costs for Asian operators, especially those counting on accessing millions of Asian sports fans through sports sponsorship and other advertising. Global gaming expert Steve Donoughue, Senior Associate of E-gamingexperts.com, and Dr Peter Chadha -CEO of DrPete Inc – examine the implications. The UK …

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Paddy Power Pulls Dennis Rodman North Korea Sponsorship

Irish sports betting operator Paddy Power  has announced the withdrawal of its sponsorship of former Chicago Bulls and Detroit Pistons basketballer Dennis Rodman trips to North Korea in response to “recent events” in the communist Republic of North Korea. Mr Rodman returned from his third trip to North Korea on Monday, ten days after it was revealed by foreign news …

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SGC Blog – Expert Panel – Global Player Values!

Another expert panel hosted by IGB’s Micheal Caselli, panelists Alfonso Villar CEO of PlaySpace, Christ Wirght, Founder of GameAnalytics and Diego Millar Co-founder of Jampp shed insight into player lifetime values, acquisition costs and defining player performance metrics for social gambling products. The panel gives insight into performance and analysis of player value in social gaming regions of North America, …

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500.com File For US IPO

Chinese digital lottery and sports betting operator 500.com has filed for a $150m initial public offering. The Chinese operator has yet to declare how many US depositary shares it is willing to to offer in its initial filing. 500.com has applied to list on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol WBAI. Deutsche Bank AG is managing the offering. …

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