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Will new ARJEL boss stick or twist?

SBC News Will new ARJEL boss stick or twist?

Graham Wood, director of the iGaming Consultancy, looks at the task facing ARJEL’s new President. French punters may be hopeful that a change at the top of the country’s gaming authority ARJEL could mean a change of direction, but it is likely that they will be disappointed. Jean-François Vilotte, the outgoing President is likely to have left because he failed …

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Net Entertainment Add Social Twist

SBC News Net Entertainment Add Social Twist

 Net Entertainment provider of high-quality online casino games, is pushing the online casino boundaries with the launch of its ExtendTM API framework. Net Entertainment ExtendTM enables operators to build tailored and completely customised gaming experiences that are triggered by real-time data through the powerful API. Development teams can use their creativity to graphically enhance customers’ game play to deliver a …

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IGT Strike Action Gaming Partnership

SBC News IGT Strike Action Gaming Partnership

IGT (NYSE: IGT), today confirmed its continued commitment to innovation and industry leadership in video poker.  The Company has reached an exclusive agreement with long-time partner Action Gaming to extend collaboration on development of multi-hand video poker games for land-based and online play.  As part of the agreement, IGT has purchased patents from Action Gaming which are currently utilized in …

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GTECH to Close International Poker Network

SBC News GTECH to Close International Poker Network

iGaming software and lottery technology supplier are set to cease operations of its poker software – International Poker Network (known in the poker industry as the IPN Network), by the second quarter of 2014. The closure of their poker network, which supplied GTech igaming clients with turnkey services to promote poker to their customer base, will see the igaming software …

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New mobile sportsbook boosts Ladbrokes

SBC News New mobile sportsbook boosts Ladbrokes

Some good news for Ladbrokes in the bookmaker’s poor annual results has come in the shape of its mobile strategy. The firm launched its new mobile sportsbook in December and has seen amounts staked and sign ups up by more than 50% and active players growing by more than 30% year on year since the launch. Over the 2013 mobile …

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‘Disappointing’ results from Ladbrokes

SBC News 'Disappointing' results from Ladbrokes

Ladbrokes chief executive Richard Glynn has labelled his firm’s annual results for 2013 as ‘disappointing’ but maintains that the bookmaker has made ‘real operational progress’ during the year. The figures were never going to be good after a series of profit warnings during the period, but the company has posted a 32.9% drop in group operating profit to £138.3m with …

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Topping To Stay At William Hill Until 2015

SBC News Topping To Stay At William Hill Until 2015

Ralph Topping will remain in charge of Britain’s biggest bookmaker until the end of next year, the company said yesterday. The firm issued a statement clarifying its position on Topping’s replacement, after reports in the media suggested that it had accelerated its original plan (William Hill share price: Ralph Topping to retire sooner than expected). William Hill said in a …

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Ladbrokes pay to be linked to social responsibility

SBC News Ladbrokes pay to be linked to social responsibility

Ladbrokes have reacted to the prevailing concerns over problem gambling in betting shops by altering the pay structure of its executives to take social responsibility targets into account. With the campaign against bookmakers, and B2 gaming machines in particular, in full force since the turn of the year, Ladbrokes have taken the smart move to underline how important the firm …

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Fidens Labs Hit £1 Million Mark

SBC News Fidens Labs Hit £1 Million Mark

Fidens, the Football Form Labs-operated tax-free betting syndicate trading on football, has broken the £1million mark under management as it continues its rapid growth. The syndicate uses high-powered algorithms, a comprehensive proprietary worldwide information source, and efficient bet placement to gain the best possible price on football markets. Following six years of development, Fidens has made over 9,400 trades since launching in …

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Bodugi get licence suspended

SBC News Bodugi get licence suspended

Social betting operators Bodugi have had their licence suspended by the UK Gambling Commission after complaints that users could not access their money. Bodugi’s lack of dialogue with the regulator has forced the Commission to suspend the operating licence. In a statement, the regulator said: “The Gambling Commission has commenced a review under section 116 of the Gambling Act 2005 …

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