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Habanero reports record month-on-month growth ahead of European expansion

A strengthened international commercial pipeline has helped industry slots and games developer Habanero achieve a ‘record breaking start’ to its 2017. Updating the market, Habanero management informs that its games portfolio is currently growing at a 15% average month-on-month increase. The firm’s growth in its game metrics has been assisted by new commercial partnerships. In Europe Habanero has secured new platform ... Read More »

Betcade returns to business having secured critical funding

Betcade the ‘real-money’ dedicated gaming/gambling app store has returned to business having gained critical investment from Vancouver-based private equity firm Columbia Ventures Corporations (CVC).  At the start of the year, Batcade management had issued a corporate statement informing industry stakeholders that the company had ceased its operations. At the time Betcade management did not disclose any specific reason as to ... Read More »

ITV launches Racing App featuring £100,000 William Hill predictor game

UK broadcaster ITV has announced the launch of its new ITV Racing app sponsored by William Hill. The app which is currently available on the Apple iTunes store will complement ITV Sports racing coverage and will feature a £100,000 predictor game. Seeking to support its new racing coverage for 2017, ITV has added video clips, results, racing news plus a ... Read More »

Strong commercial pipeline delivers full-year 2016 growth for NetEnt

Boosted by a strengthened commercial pipeline, Stockholm-listed industry content and games developer NetEnt has declared full-year 2016 corporate revenues of SEK 1.45 billion (£130 million).  Closing its full-year 2016 performance, NetEnt governance would declare a group operating profit of SEK 536 million (£48 million) up 33% on corresponding 2015’s SEK 402 million (£36 million). Detailing 2016 highlights, NetEnt governance stated ... Read More »

XLMedia seeks US & Asia mobile boost with $5 million Clicksmob acquisition

Updating the market, London AIM-listed industry marketing specialist XLMedia Plc continues its strategic M&A activity by confirming that it has agreed to acquire mobile marketing platform Clicksmob Inc for $5 million. The ‘all-cash’ deal will see XLMedia purchase Clicksmob assets and IPs outright, as the company seeks to boost its mobile player acquisition services. Issuing a purchase note, XLMedia governance ... Read More »

Nektan appoints Patrick Sinclair as new CFO

London AIM-listed mobile gambling specialist Nektan Plc has confirmed the appointment of Patrick Sinclair as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) with immediate effect. Sinclair joins Nektan from international property developer Sweett Group Plc, where he served as CFO and in further senior management roles for the developer between 2012-2016. In addition to overseeing Nektan’s day-to-day financial operations, Sinclair has ... Read More »

Betcade confirms that it will cease operations this January

Issuing a corporate statement, David Chang the CEO & Founder of dedicated ‘real-money’ gaming/gambling app store Betcade has informed stakeholders and the media that his firm will cease operating by the end of January 2017. Updating the market, Chang did not detail specifics as to why Betcade has chosen to stop its operations. Chang thanked all stakeholders associated with the ... Read More »

Sports ‘all-in-one’ disruptor Sportdec seeks €3 million funding round

Irish start-up Sportdec is seeking to close a €3 million round in venture funding this Q1 2017 as the company seeks to bridge sports content, social gaming and betting through its mobile app expansion. Led by former Sky Betting & Gaming Head of Social Games Bruce Bale (CEO), Sportdec has pitched itself as the ‘ultimate fan-centric app’ delivering all forms ... Read More »

AppBet launches cash-back bonus after hitting 1,000 sign-ups

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AppBet has introduced a £10 cash-back bonus for new betting accounts set up through the app, after securing 1,000 sign-ups during its first month online. The free online service, which is exceeding Q1 targets despite only limited promotion, allows users to integrate their betting accounts in one place. The app’s developers are now looking to add more bookmakers to the ... Read More »

‘Tinder for betting’ Bookee wins industry ‘Brightest Minds Showcase’ at iGaming Entrepreneur Conference

Industry start-up Bookee has been awarded the ‘Brightest Minds Showcase’ at the 2016 iGaming Entrepreneur Conference (8 December Grange Hotel London). Pitching to a panel of industry experts, Bookee which describes itself as the ‘Tinder for betting app’ won the contest ahead of 12 rivals competing for the top prize of a ‘mentoring and professional’ services package worth more than ... Read More »