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Quixant Sign Ainsworth Technology Computing Agreement

SBC News Quixant Sign Ainsworth Technology Computing Agreement

Quixant – a leading provider of specialised computing and system platforms for casino gaming and betting machine applications – has signed a multi-year contract with Ainsworth Game Technology, a premier manufacturer of global gaming solutions. Under the terms of the agreement, Quixant will supply Ainsworth with a new series of computer platforms for its gaming machine products for a five year duration …

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Black Diamond set to sparkle

SBC News Black Diamond set to sparkle

The 2013 Black Diamond Poker Open (BDPO) reached record levels with $1,200,000 in prize money and, this, 3rd year of the event is set to see prize money more than double with $3,000,000 up for grabs. Qualifying starts on Tuesday, 9 February. Why has the BDPO been so popular? Online tournaments are seen by many casual poker players as the …

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Israel Sports Betting Board goes live with new platform

SBC News Israel Sports Betting Board goes live with new platform

The Israel Sports Betting Board (ISBB), which has exclusive rights operator for sports betting in Israel, is now live with a system developed by British sports betting software provider LVS Ltd and its French counterpart, lottery solutions specialist Lotsys SAS (FDJ Group). LVS and Lotsys won an international tender to supply their Advanced Betting & Lottery Platform technology (ABP) to …

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PickLive sign with Indian lottery

SBC News 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

SBC News 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

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

SBC News 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

SBC News 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!

SBC News 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

SBC News 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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