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Two new games from Realistic

SBC News Two new games from Realistic

British slots and table games supplier Realistic Games has unveiled two innovative new slot games. Mobile and desktop versions of the five-reel 6 Appeal and the three-reel Jackpot Cherries will be rolled out across a host of operators, and will also be available to all new clients. 6 Appeal features a top prize of 2000 x total stake, which is …

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Brazil micro-site launched by FREEBETS.com

SBC News Brazil micro-site launched by FREEBETS.com

Online betting service and affiliate FREEBETS.com has launched a Brazil 2014 micro-site full of previews, stats and betting offers. Available at www.freebets.com/2014-world-cup, the site offers a comprehensive preview of the hotly-anticipated football showpiece with expert analysis from the FREEBETS.com team on all 32 sides competing, with qualifying journeys, the manager, key players, World Cup history and betting tips all listed. …

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Marc Pedersen: Playing the waiting game

SBC News Marc Pedersen: Playing the waiting game

Having attended last week’s I-gaming Forum in Stockholm, SBC’s Affiliate Correspondent Marc Pedersen explains why the industry is waiting for two Scandinavian governments to get their acts together. The I-gaming Forum in Stockholm’s Grand Hotel provided a frustrating update on the development of two of the main Scandinavian markets insomuch as there has been no movement at all. It had …

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Paddy Power out in front of social engagement

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Marketing and communication via Facebook and Twitter are becoming more and more important for online gambling operators. The researchers at MECN therefore compiled an overview of the activities and successes of the key online gambling operators on the key social networks. In nearly all social communities analysed, Paddy Power and PokerStars currently (Q1 2014 analyses) rank at the top. Paddy …

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Phumelela Gaming taken to South African court over unfair pricing

SBC News Phumelela Gaming taken to South African court over unfair pricing

Phumelela Gaming and Leisure Ltd South Africa’s biggest racetrack owners, have been taken to court over unfair increases in racetrack fees operations and track broadcasting. South African news sources report that 37 regional bookmakers, mostly operating from the Gauteng province, have filed against the Johannesburg racetrack operator. Phumelela Gaming and Leisure Ltd increased the price to purchase live broadcasts of …

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Paddy Power extends Callcredit ID service contract

SBC News Paddy Power extends Callcredit ID service contract

Paddy Power has extended its contract with Callcredit Information Group to use its ID verification package for a further two years. The Irish bookmaker will continue to use Callcredit’s CallValidate in order to check the identity of players signing up to its online betting service. The solution provides validation of a customers’ name, address and date of birth details, whilst …

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Plumbee launches Mirrorball Bingo

SBC News Plumbee launches Mirrorball Bingo

Plumbee has launched its second flagship game, under the Mirrorball brand: Mirrorball Bingo. The game, at launch contains three different bingo rooms and one major feature. The rooms carry different themes, two of which, ‘Alice’s Adventures’ and ‘Dragon Valley’ remain loyal to the fairy tale universe which has made the success of Mirrorball Slots. The third room is branded ‘Deal …

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McGill becomes non-exec director at GameAccount

SBC News McGill becomes non-exec director at GameAccount

GameAccount Network, a developer and supplier of enterprise-level B2B gaming software and online gaming content, has announced the appointment of Seamus McGill as an independent, non-executive director with immediate effect. McGill has 18 years’ experience in the gaming and technology industries and is currently President of Joingo, a mobile software company in San Jose, California, with overall responsibility for company …

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Fred Done selects Injured Jockey Fund as the Betfred Charity of the Year

SBC News Fred Done selects Injured Jockey Fund as the Betfred Charity of the Year

Fred Done owner of UK sports betting and gambling operator Betfred has plans to raise £2.2 million for the Injured Jockey Fund (IJF). The money raised from Betfred donations will be used for the creation of Jack Berry House, an injury centre in Malton North Yorkshire which will focus on the rehabilitation of injured jockeys. The injury centre is currently …

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Erkki Nikunen appointed Finnplay VP of Sales

SBC News Erkki Nikunen appointed Finnplay VP of Sales

Finnplay, the Gaming software provider, which specializes in agile, affordable and customized gaming solutions, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Erkki Nikunen as Vice President of Sales for the company. Prior to joining Finnplay, Mr. Nikunen served in various management roles in Paf an association governed by public law on the Finnish island of Åland and whose role …

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