North America

GTECH set to buy IGT for $4.7 billion

After weeks of speculation GTECH SpA have confirmed that it will buy Las Vegas based slots machine and gambling provisions manufacturer International Game Technology (IGT) for $4.7 billion (£2.74 billion). Business news sources speculate that GTECH have structured the purchase of IGT using cash and stock equity. The further inclusion of $1.7 billion in net debt, will see the total …

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Secure Trading and First Data Corporation partner to create US payment solution

Secure Trading and First Data Corporation today announced a partnership that offers a new payment mechanism to process online gambling transactions in U.S. states where the activity has been legalized. Secure Trading and First Data have worked together to design an easy-to-use, general purpose reloadable prepaid offering combining the powerful compliance tools of their ST-1 solution and First Data’s PayLucky™ Solutions. …

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DGE reports consecutive New Jersey igaming decline

The State of New Jersey reported declining  igaming revenues for a third consecutive month in June. Igaming figures published by the Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) reported total revenues down 9.5% month on month to $9.5 million (£5.6 million). The DGE reported that online casino contributed $7.5 million (4.4 million) of total revenues, with online poker supporting revenues of $2 …

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Vegas betting ring busted

Eight people have been arrested after the FBI and the Nevada Gaming Control Board foiled an illegal sports betting operation within a popular Las Vegas hotel. Investigators believe the men, all of Asian origin, took wagers on World Cup games, after staff installed electronic, computer equipment and DSL lines in Caesars Palace, a luxury strip establishment. One of the defendants …

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Nicky Senyard – Income Access – Bringing Full Service for Access Digital Marketing

Having recently launched new specialist igaming marketing agency Access Digital Marketing, Team SBC caught up with Income Access CEO Nicky Senyard, to discuss new marketing values and practices entering the sector and upcoming plans for Income Access new agency. An igaming industry veteran, Nicky Senyard has consulted the biggest names in igaming with regards to player acquisition, marketing strategy and …

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Bwin sportsbook picks up the slack

Bwin.party has reported a mixed quarter, with sportsbook performance filling in for a drop in poker and casino business. The company revealed that, since the end of June, volumes and gross win margins from the FIFA World Cup have been strong and overall the tournament performance has been in-line with management’s expectations Bwin’s sports betting operation in Italy became the …

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Krantz to spearhead NetEnt’s US ambitions

Slots developer NetEnt has announced that Björn Krantz, Managing Director at Net Entertainment Malta Ltd, will lead the company’s expansion into North America. NetEnt has been closely monitoring and evaluating the developments in North America. and now believes the prerequisites and timing is right for NetEnt to intensify its efforts to enter both the United States and Canada. NetEnt’s initial …

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Paddy Power challenges Denver Broncos Wes Welker

  Paddy Power, part owners of race hores Slade Power and Sole Power, who are set to run in Saturday’s July Cup at Newmarket, have issued a twitter charity challenge to American Football star Wes Welker, who owns US raider Undrafted in the same Group 1 contest. Welker is a wide receiver and return specialist for the Denver Broncos of …

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Willie Brown to talk on igaming ban at GiGse

Willie Brown, former Mayor of San Francisco, will appear alongside former Governor of Pennsylvania, Ed Rendell and former Governor of Nevada, Bob Miller at GiGse in San Francisco, CA on July 14 to discuss proposed ban on internet gambling and rights of individual states to decide their gaming policy. Named during his time in the California legislature as one of …

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Pinnacle raises the limit to $1m for WC Final

Pinnacle Sports is taking World Cup betting to the limit by accepting $1,000,000 bets on the final in Rio on July 13th. The Curaçao-based operation’s incredible limits offer high-rolling bettors the chance to back up their judgement with a considerable bankroll. Those with deep-enough pockets can actually bet that maximum amount over and over again. And should those monster bets …

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