IGaming

UKGC has harsh words for gaming industry amid more regulatory action

Online gambling’s reputation continues to be dragged through the mud this November, as the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) this morning confirms that it had imposed further action on two UK-licensed operators for failing ‘to prevent money laundering and keeping consumers safe from gambling-related harms’. As previously reported this month, Daub Alderney, a subsidiary of London-AIM listed Stride Gaming was fined £7.1 …

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Recruitment challenge for US gambling firms, finds Betting Jobs Salary Survey

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Betting Jobs Director Fiona Hickey said that effective recruitment has been one of the biggest challenges in the post-PASPA US market, where a lack of local talent combined with difficulties in obtaining work permits and visas for overseas candidates has caused headaches for gambling companies. Hickey spoke to SBC News shortly after publishing the firm’s free-to-access Salary Survey, which found …

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BetConstruct Casino aggregator gets fresh update from Evoplay Entertainment

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The industry’s first 3D/VR slot games from Evoplay Entertainment have delivered a fresh update to the BetConstruct Casino aggregator. The game development studio has agreed a deal which sees its most innovative titles made available to BetConstruct’s casino customers. Evoplay’s portfolio includes over 50 slots, table and instant games, including the first 3D/VR slots game, ‘Necromancer’, which was debuted at …

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partypoker makes Czech market return through King’s Resort

Following a two year hiatus, GVC Holdings’ subsidiary partypoker has confirmed that it will re-enter the Czech Republic online gambling marketplace in partnership with local casino operator King’s Resort Rozvadov.  The licence, granted by the Czech Ministry of Finance, sees partypoker become the second international operator to gain an online gambling licence in the country, allowing it to operate its flagship online poker services. Tom Waters, …

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BetBright orders ‘best behaviour’ from ConversionBet

BetBright has announced that it will boost its online casino personalisation and behavioural learning capabilities by integrating ConversionBet software within its proprietary platform. Partnering with Middlesbrough-based ConversionBet, BetBright seeks to better understand its customer journeys, selections and engagements taking place across its casino inventory. Customised for online gambling incumbents, ConversionBet software is developed on the ethos that ‘every click represents …

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Nigel Birrell: Lottoland – High Court has missed the opportunity to help innovators

Nigel Birrell, Chief Executive of Lottoland, has published an official statement following the High Court of England & Wales’ rejection of the combined ‘EuroMillions appeal’ against DCMS and its interested parties – the UKGC and National Lottery operator Camelot UK. This week, Lord Justice Green and Justice Gross rejected Lottoland and Multi Lotto UK’s February High Court appeal seeking to annul DCMS approved ‘Gambling …

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High Court stands by DCMS orders on EuroMillions third-party betting

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Operators of digital lottery syndicates have been handed a severe blow by the High Court of England & Wales, which has rejected the combined appeal of Lottoland and Multi Lotto UK to allow bets on ‘EuroMillions’ draws in other countries.   In February of this year, Lottoland and Multi Lotto sanctioned a high court appeal against the UK Department for …

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Sportech broadens gaming capacities with LOT.TO strategic investment

LSE-listed wagering and racing systems provider Sportech Plc has entered a ‘strategic alliance‘ with London-based iLottery systems provider LOT.TO – seeking to ‘broaden its suite of gaming opportunities’. Sportech has moved to acquire LOT.TO’s enterprise outright on a share-for-share basis. The transaction sees LOT.TO continue to operate as a stand-alone outfit, with Sportech confirming that ‘the acquisition would be non-material …

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Vereeni & RB Capital back Kalamba Games as new igaming hot property

Venture capital fund Vereeni Investments has agreed on an investment partnership with industry brokerage RB Capital to acquire a 20% equity share in hi-definition igaming development studio Kalamba Games. The transaction is conducted for an undisclosed seven-figure sum and will seek to accelerate the introduction in game capacities for Kalamba partners, whilst accelerating the content provider’s commercial pipeline. RB Capital specialises in identifying the industry’s best value investments, …

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Vera&John delivers for JPJ against a tougher UK backdrop

The governance of London-listed online gambling firm JPJ Group Plc signs off on its latest Q3 2018 trading update (period ending 30 September), confident of delivering on its full-year 2018 corporate expectations. Reporting increased customer activity across its overall portfolio, while maintaining a higher gaming revenue per customer of £99 (10% increase), JPJ records Q3 revenues of £78 million- up …

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