North America

Vermantia offers 360 view of virtual product

Vermantia, an innovative and fast growing gaming content provider, has launched 360Virtual, a groundbreaking end-to-end Virtual Games service. 360Virtual is a full Virtual product portfolio built on industry-leading, plug-and-play technology. Vermantia is launching five new premium virtual games including Cycling, Motor-Racing, Table Tennis, Badminton and Archery, enhancing its robust portfolio of 10 games, offered with the widest range of betting …

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Playtech eyes further corporate acquisitions

Playtech Chief Executive Mor Weizer and company chairman Alan Jackson, made public that the igaming software and services provider was on the look-out for potential acquisitions in the coming months. Playtech are reported to be sitting on a €527 million (£427 million) cash balance, after the software provider paid out €188 million (£152 million) in exceptional and ordinary dividends for …

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New Jersey new releases from KGM Gaming & Spin Games

The gaming content developer, SPIN GAMES, has successfully teamed up with the US firm KGM GAMING in order to produce six new HTML5 games in the regulated New Jersey interactive gaming market. These had been promised as part of an agreement set in December 2013. These games will be accessible on the site www.CaesarsCasino.com, having been integrated on the Roc …

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Kip Levin appointed CEO of Betfair USA & TVG

Betfair PLC  announced the appointment of Kip Levin as the new CEO of its U.S. businesses comprising TVG, America’s Horseracing Network, and Betfair Casino, its U.S. online casino gambling and poker operation currently available in New Jersey.  Mr. Levin will be responsible for leading and managing all aspects of the U.S. business operations, including the development and execution of regional strategies while …

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Facebook & Gambling – Part 2 – Playing the Game

SBC’s Sam Cooke has taken a look at how the gambling industry has approached Facebook and how Facebook has handled the gambling industry. In this second of three parts, he examines the current status quo. So what is the current state of the relationship between the gambling industry and Facebook? This is a site which dwarfs all other social networking …

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Football Pools doubles new player recruitment

Tote betting service provider Sportech has refinanced its bank debt and doubled new player recruitment within Football Pools, the firm today revealed. The UK based sports gaming company processes over $13 billion (£7.7bn) in bets annually, and has a presence in 30 countries throughout mainland Europe and North America. It recently opened a sports bar and betting venue in Connecticut, …

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Betting on Football: the Vegas experience

Exclusively for today’s Betting on Football Conference, Don Best‘s Todd Fuhrman interviews Jay Kornegay, VP of Race & Sports Operations at The LVH, about the role football plays in Las Vegas sportsbooks. Don Best Sports, with offices in Las Vegas, United States and Vancouver, Canada, is the leading provider of US sports information to the sports betting industry. Don Best …

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CashBet launches in the UK with one eye on the US

CashBet  has officially launched its real-money online gambling platform in the United Kingdom following permissions granted by the Alderney Gambling Control Commission. The first game to go live on CashBet’s platform will be Casino Island Adventure from developer Gamzio, Inc. Additionally, CashBet is now eligible for a transactional waiver in the state of New Jersey and is actively seeking a …

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Transformational year for GameAccount

Gaming software developer GameAccount Network boosted net revenue by almost £7m last year, financial records detail. The company, listed on both the Irish and London Stock Exchanges, increased net returns to £12.3m by December 31st, a jump of 123% on 2012 figures. Profit before tax yielded £1.6m, versus a subsequent loss of £1m the year previous. Commenting on some of …

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Kentucky Derby on Racing UK

Racing UK will televise America’s most prestigious race, the 2014 Kentucky Derby, in an exclusive programme aired on Saturday night. The Churchill Downs meeting will feature bookies’ favourite, California Chrome, and is due off at approximately 11.24pm. The specialist UK and Irish horseracing channel will incorporate the award-winning NBC coverage from the course, with Angus McNae and James Willoughby on-hand …

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