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Ireland’s Betting Bill to be reviewed by EC

The Irish Government have submitted the final revision of its proposed Betting Bill to the European Commission (EC). Irish ministers are hoping to implement remote betting regulations and taxes on the online gambling industry by the end of 2014. The Bill will be reviewed by the EC, in order to comply with European anti-monopoly and ethical business practices. The EC …

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SBTech adds premium casino inventory

igaming software provider, SBTech have added significant premium casino and virtual sport content to their powerful eGaming platform through strategic partnerships with leading gaming providers: Net Entertainment, Betsoft Gaming, iSoftBet and Kiron Interactive, in addition to Microgaming which is already integrated. To meet our operators’ demand for a more high quality and premium content, the explosion in online, mobile and …

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AGEM establishes Mexican committee

The Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers (AGEM) today announced that its Board of Directors has approved the creation of the new AGEM Mexico Committee based in Mexico City, which will focus on issues specific to the Mexican market that affect a wide range of gaming suppliers. Current AGEM member companies with a presence in Mexico include Ainsworth Game Technology, Amatic …

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Betfair withdraws betting exchange from Austria

Betfair informed Austrian customers that it would no longer take wagers on its betting exchange from July 14. The decision was undertaken after a review of the market by senior management. Betfair operates in Austria, under a regional igaming issued in April 2005 by the country’s gambling commission. Austria represents the firm’s second operational jurisdiction after the UK Betfair will …

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Sportradar partners with Onefootball app

Sportradar,  suppliers of sports-related data, is pleased to announce the integrationof its soccer data feeds into the Onefootball application for mobile devices. The cooperation with the world’s leading mobile football community, based in Berlin, started on June 1st 2014. With coverage of over 100 countries, 240+ soccer leagues and 40 languages, Sportradar provides the broadest soccer coverage in the market. …

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Focus on stadium naming rights – part 1 – The Origins

In the Premier League season of 2014/15 there will be six clubs with a commercially named stadium. This is more than ever before. Throughout the lower leagues this figure escalates to twenty-one clubs in total in England’s top five leagues. This is including those with stadiums which are known by two names, one traditional, one commercial (often temporary deals) such …

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Euromat announces Nick Harding as chief representative of BACTA

European Gaming and Amusement Federation: Euromat, has announced the appointment of Nick Harding, CEO of gaming low stake operator  Praesepe as the chief representative of  British Amusement Industry – BACTA Harding  has over 30 years experience in the gambling sector said: “I’m passionate about the gaming entertainment industry so I’m pleased to be more closely involved with EUROMAT as the voice of …

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Greek Fiscal Secretary urges government to tackle illegal gambling

Greece’s General Secretary for fiscal transparency Giorgos Sourlas, has urged the Greek Government to toughen up its prosecution of illegal gambling operations. Speaking to the Greek General Assembly on Tuesday July 2, Sourlas estimated that more than €5 billion (£3.98 billion) per year was being wagered on illegal betting operators. Sourlas stated that illegal gambling and sports betting were harming …

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On-course bookmakers fail age test

On-course betting operators are being warned that they must do more to prevent underage gambling after every track bookmaker approached in a test purchasing operation served a 16-year-old without asking for proof of age. People must be 18 or over to place bets at a racecourse. The tests were undertaken at Ascot on 20 June 2014 under the supervision of …

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Casino Technology games available via NYX

NYX OGS continues its rapid expansion with a content portfolio agreement with leading land-based provider Casino Technology. The agreement allows NYX to distribute Casino Technology’s games to new players via the integration of Casino Technology’s ELEPHANT Remote Game Server with one of the world’s leading gaming content distribution platforms, NYX OGS. “Expansion in the virtual space is part of the …

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