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Poker takes centre stage at iGaming North America

Several real-money online poker networks have gone live in Nevada, Delaware and New Jersey, and as a result the exclusive forum dedicated to online poker player issues will return to iGaming North America 2014. This year, the poker track at iGNA has an enlarged poker player panel along with the addition of a timely poker-specific session: Regulated Online Poker – …

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Playtech Payout as 2013 Profits Surge

Igaming software and services provider Playtech PLC announced publically the issuing of a public dividends to investors and shareholders, as the company saw revenues rise in the fianancial year of 2013. Playtech’s performance was boosted by strong sales revenues in 2013, and further aided by the successful sale of its share in igaming operator William Hill PLC and William Hill …

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SBC Interview – Chris North Talks GamCrowd iGaming Funding

SBC business correspondent Mark McGuinness caught up with businessman and industry entrepreneur Chris North to chat about his latest venture, GamCrowd which looks to disrupt the traditional way start-ups and existing companies seek funding and investment in the gambling sector. GamCrowd is a specialist igaming crowd funding platform, GamCrowd aims to bring better funding, industry knowledge,  to entrepreneurs and investors …

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Picklive Announce Poker Style Champions League Fantasy Game with The Telegraph Media

Picklive Limited, operators and suppliers of next-generation daily fantasy sports and social gaming are launching a unique poker room style based fantasy Champions League game with the Telegraph Media Group. The deal will allow the Telegraph to offer its current 200,000 fantasy players to play for a four figure cash prize using a poker room based contest with a fusion …

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GTECH Tender £18m for Probability PLC

Business news sources the Wall Street Journal and Interactive Investor report that shares in Probability PLC have rocketed by 47.6% to 46.50 pence in the wake of news of a recommended cash acquisition by gaming and lotteries software supplier GTech Group. News sources report that GTech are prepared to acquire the mobile gaming operator, for a sum of £18m. The …

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Maltco get behind match-fixing seminar

Maltese lottery operators Maltco Lotteries have helped organise a seminar to discuss the issues of match fixing. “Building National Networks in the EU to fight Match-Fixing”  was held last week in collaboration with the Institute for International and Strategic Relations (IRIS) and the European Lotteries and was supported by the European Commission. Maltco Lotteries said it took up the initiative …

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32 Red Select M.i. Media

Igaming and sports betting operator 32Red has appointed London based media planning agency M.i. Media to handle its media planning, strategy and buying as part of a new marketing drive for its key brands. According to marketing newsource MediaWeek.co.uk,  Gibraltar operated 32Red is expected to increase its media spend to around £6 million (€7.3 million/$10 million) this year in order …

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Award nominations for BiG night

The BiG Foundation is looking for nominations for two awards that will be announced during its BiG Sports Dinner on 1 April.  The awards will be nominated and awarded by a panel of judges consisting of well-known individuals across a selection of sports. The BiG Award for the Best Sports Betting Campaign: The award will go to the campaign deemed …

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SBC Interview Robbie Lyle ArsenalFan.TV – YouTube Star

Looking ahead to the upcoming Football World Cup in Brazil, team SBC interview’s ArsenalFan.TV’s, Director and Founder Robbie Lyle. Robbie sheds insight into why he set up  his popular Youtube channel and website – ArsenalFan.TV, and how his young business has gained popularity through using social media channels. Robbie is a Surveyor by profession with experience of working in the …

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Stanleybet Returns to the UK High-Street

Betting retail operators Stanleybet announced the return of its betting services to the UK public, with the opening of a new premise located in Liverpool. The betting shop will be opened at the end of the week and will see the return of the Stanleybet sports betting brand to the UK. Stanleybet had sold its 600 UK retail betting outlets …

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