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Heart-breaking near miss for Colossus Bets HDA15 jackpot punter

Colossus Bets, home of the £10,000,000 Colossus and the world’s biggest football and sports jackpots, saw one player hit the proverbial crossbar in their £1,000,000 HDA15 football jackpot this evening.  The last surviving player in the weekend’s pool, who placed the bet through Betfair, just needed Manchester City to beat Roma in the UEFA Champions League fixture earlier this evening to …

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Colossus Bets player offered £324,477 cash out

Football pools jackpots betting operator Colossus Bets,  announced that the last surviving player in the weekend’s £1,000,000 HDA15 Football Jackpot has been offered £324,477 for 100% of their live ticket with just two legs left to go. Having played through Betfair, one of Colossus Bets’ B2B partner sites, the player was made the offer of £324,477 for the ticket following Stoke’s 1-0 victory …

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Atul Bali joins Metric Gaming as corporate advisor

Metric Gaming LLC, have announced the appointment of Atul Bali as corporate strategy advisor, as Metric Gaming looks to expand its business and technology services in the coming months Mr. Bali is the President of the Games Division at RealNetworks Inc., having previously served as the President & CEO of Aristocrat Technologies Inc.  Prior to joining Aristocrat, Mr. Bali served as …

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GameAccount sees fall in revenues & profits for H1 2014

Online gaming systems provider GameAccount Network published its 2014 H1 interim results, recording a first half loss and revenue fall. The company posted a Gross Revenues of £13.2 million (down 22% on H1 2013 £16.98 million). The decline in revenues effected reported Net Revenues and Clean EBITDA. The system provider published a 53.5% fall in net revenues of 4.16 million …

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UK bookmakers protest proposal of local planning permissions

UK bookmakers have asked the government to review planned proposals that would require retail betting operators to apply for council planning permissions when opening up new high street retail branches. Under current classifications betting shops are classed under the same bracket as financial services and estate agents. UK retail betting operators currently are not required to apply to councils for …

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Sergei Efimenko – Favbet – Thinking East

With numerous  Western European igaming markets reporting revenue declines in 2014, SBC caught up with Favbet Chief Operating Officer Sergei Efimenko to discuss Eastern European sports betting growth and how to create a betting audience in Eastern European markets. Sergei Efimenko discusses market intricacies, social and economic impacts that effect the regions gambling markets. Giving SBC readers real insight into …

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GTECH forms steering committee for IGT integration

GTECH SpA Chief Executive Officer Marco Sala announced via a corporate video that GTECH senior management had begun to plan the integration of recently acquired International Game Technologies (IGT), in what will become one of the gambling industry’s biggest technology operators. Sala stated that the board of GTECH, had created a steering committee in order to aid the process of …

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GTECH amends IGT acquisition terms

Lottery and gambling technology providers GTECH SpA amended the payments terms of its $4.7 billion acquisition of International Game Technology (IGT). GTECH eliminated the terms which allowed investors to choose between all stock or all cash for holdings in IGT. The price of purchase set at $18.25 per share will be paid by GTECH offering $13.69 per share cash, plus …

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EveryMatrix launches Yahtzee as 2,000th game on CasinoEngine

EveryMatrix has announced that its most successful software product CasinoEngine, is now able to offer 2,000 games with the live launch of Yahtzee developed by Williams Interactive. The iconic Hasbro game is another addition to the Williams Interactive Game Server library of authentic Vegas style games. A unique persistent-state mechanic in the Yahtzee Party Bonus allows players to save bonus …

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32Red posts record performance for H1 2014

Ahead of the introduction of the UK POC tax and changes in gambling regulations, igaming operator 32Red Plc published its H1 2014 interim results.  The operator produced record results with regards to gaming revenues and EBITDA. 32Red recorded H1 2014 Gross Gaming Revenues of £ 22.6 million (+ 19% on H1 2013 £19 million),   the operator was able to produce …

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