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Chris Bell Aims To Float XL Media in London AIM

Former Chief Executive of Ladbrokes Plc, Chris Bell is set to bring Israeli igaming marketing and player acquisition operator XL Media to the London Alternative Investment Market (AIM).  Mr Bell, appointed to  aid the floatation of the company has appointed bankers  Cenkos Securities to undertake the proposed stock market flotation. XL Media provides digital marketing and  player acquisition services for igaming …

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Maria Miller Asks Gambling Commission to Toughen Code Up

The Association of British Bookmakers (ABB) may have passed a voluntary code of conduct for the gambling industry; however UK Culture Secretary Maria Miller has asked the UK Gambling Commission to revise the proposed Code for Responsible Gambling and Player Protection, with a view to further strengthening player protection with regards to gambling products, both online and at retail level. …

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Bet365 Exits Philippine Market

 Igaming operator Bet365 sent Philippine players notifications, serving notice that the operator would no longer accept wagers from accounts and IP’s connected to the Philippines. The statement made public, notified existing Philippine customers that from the 28th of February the operator would no longer be taking bets and marketing its products to Philippine players.  Players would be given a period …

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Mor Weizer – ‘Playtech have the Firepower and Appetite to do Buyouts.”

UK Newspaper the Daily Telegraph reported that Israeli based igaming software supplier Playtech may be looking to acquire business ventures in the coming months. Playtech may undertake a series of acquisitions in order to strengthen its existing portfolio of igaming products and services. Speaking to the British newspaper CEO Mor Weizer commented that the management of Playtech were on the …

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Bitcoin Public Fears Amid Hack of Mt Gox

Mt Gox, a major Bitcoin currency exchange,  has declared itself bankrupt in a Tokyo district court hearing this Friday 28 February. A company lawyer cited outstanding debts of $63.2 million against company assets valued at $37.7 million. The Bitcoin trader had suffered a security breach (hack) that resulted in the crypto currency being  stolen from its platform and customer savings …

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Professor Mark Griffiths – Helping customers set their limits

Professor Mark Griffiths of Nottingham Trent University is a Chartered Psychologist and Director of the International Gaming Research Unit. He was the expert adviser on the ABB’s new Code of Conduct which hopes to reduce the chance of people getting into problems while player betting shop gaming machines. SBC:  What do you think is the key measure that bookmakers have …

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BetConstruct Sign Content Partnership With BetSoft

iGaming solutions provider BetConstruct as announced a strategic content partnership with igaming content provider BetSoftGaming, which will see BetConstruct publish a range of  BetSoftGaming’s titles on its gaming solutions platform. BetConstruct’s igaming platform  will now feature BetSoftGaming’s popular 3D slot titles, offering players the chance to wager on slots such as RockStar, The Heist and Mad Scientist. BetSoftGamings currently boasts over …

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Code Of Conduct Set to Tackle Problem Gambling

The recent government  debate and increased media coverage regarding problem gambling, the  promotion and advertising of betting and gambling services and the expansion of UK betting shops has triggered the UK gambling industry to launch a code of conduct in order to tackle issues and concerns effecting the industry and its customers. As of March 1, the UK gambling commission …

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UK Betting Heavyweights Support ABB Code

UK gambling operators have come together to support the recent launch of the Association of British Bookmakers (ABB)  Code for Responsible Gambling and Player Protection. The code will come into action on the 1st of March 2014, and will look to bring new best practices for better protection of  UK betting and gambling customers. The newly designed code implemented by the ABB, …

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Belgian PPO confiscate €600,000 of Betclic Funds

The Belgian Public Prosecution Office (PPO) has seized €600,000 of French igaming operator – Betclic funds. The PPO claim the operator had directly broken Belgium law and policy regarding igaming wagering and transactions. The PPO claim that they are acting under Belgium financial law, which allows them to directly confiscate funds associated with Belgium non regulated igaming operators. This is …

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