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Canadian authorities unlikely to prosecute Paddy Power data hacker

The person responsible for stealing information relating to 649,055 Paddy Power customers is unlikely to face criminal prosecution. Instead, Canadian authorities have said the case is a civil matter and also declined to identify the individual. The Irish bookmaker said the full extent of the 2010 hacking episode became known to the company in recent months when it took legal action with the …

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Brian Mattingley –sports betting is a big opportunity for 888

Speaking to industry and financial analysts at the 888 Holdings’ ‘Earnings Call’ on Tuesday 5 August, CEO Brian Mattingley and Chief Operating Office Itai Frieberger gave further insight into the operators ambitions with regards to its sports betting product – 888 Sports. 888 Gaming’s Emerging Offering channel, which incorporates its 888Sport sportsbook, saw an increase of 15% to $7m for the second …

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Larsen promoted to Commercial Director at NetPlay TV

NetPlay TV plc, the interactive gaming company which operates the TV gaming brands SuperCasino and Jackpot247, has appointed Bjarke Johannes Lund Larsen to the Board and role of Commercial Director with immediate effect. Larsen, 31, joined NetPlay in January 2007, and is currently Chief Operating Officer of the subsidiary NetPlayTV Group Ltd. He has extensive experience in the online gaming …

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Grosvenor’s GUKPT sees 90% increase in players

The recent GUKPT event in Reading last week has proved a huge success for owner Grosvenor Casinos. 268 players entered the £500+50 main event – a huge 90% increase on the same event last year. When the dust settled it was young English pro Paul Vas Nunes who walked away with the coveted trophy and the lion’s share of the …

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Elray gaming launches SimVRacing

Elray Gaming, the online gaming and turnkey solution subsidiary of Elray Resources Incorporated, has launched its proprietary virtual horse racing product. SimVRacing, a virtual thoroughbred horse racing product, is now live, with races taking place every four minutes at four different race tracks. Elray has developed the technology and owns the intellectual property of the product, having completed the acquisition …

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SIS strengthens its content streaming capabilities

Broadcaster Satellite Information Services (SIS) has established an ongoing relationship with Level 3 Communications Inc., one of the largest content delivery network providers in the world. The firms describe this as ‘a significant agreement between two market leaders’ and facilitates the delivery of SIS’s existing and future rights-based streamed betting content services over a global network. This relationship emphasises SIS’s …

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Inspired signs gaming development partnership

Inspired Gaming Group, supplier of Virtual Sports and SBG Video Lottery games, has announced a game development partnership with Ian Livingstone. Livingstone is described as one of the founding fathers of the UK games industry. As co-founder of Games Workshop, he launched Dungeons & Dragons in Europe. He co-authored the multi-million selling Fighting Fantasy gamebook series and has launched many …

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Realistic Games gains UK Remote Gambling Software Licence

Realistic Games has become one of the first producers of slots and table games to be granted a Remote Gambling Software Operating Licence by the UK Gambling Commission. The company is now among only a handful of suppliers who have the required licensing in place to comply with the new Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Act. The Act, which passed into law …

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Bingo boost for 888 Holdings

Online operator 888 Holdings has recorded an increase in revenues of 15% to US$111m for the second quarter of the year, with all divisions experiencing growth. 888’s Emerging Offering channel, which incorporates its 888Sport sportsbook, saw an increase of 15% to $7m, with casino, poker and bingo all experiencing uplifts of 15%, 2% and 17% respectively. On the B2B side, …

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Chief Exec Paul Bittar set to leave BHA

Paul Bittar Chief Executive of the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) is set to leave his leading governance role with BHA at the end of the year, once his three year contract ends.Paul Bittar was appointed Chief Executive of BHA in September 2011, having previously worked for Racing Victoria (Australia) and for the New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing Association. BHA senior management …

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