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Kentucky Derby on Racing UK

SBC News 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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GTECH appoints Donna Kimmel as VP of Human Resources

SBC News GTECH appoints Donna Kimmel as VP of Human Resources

GTECH has announced that Donna Kimmel has joined its senior management team to help lead the global Human Resources organisation. As Senior Vice President of Human Resources, she will be responsible for overseeing Human Resources operations for GTECH’s Americas and International regions as well as the centralised Products and Services organisation and corporate level Human Resources functions. Kimmel, who brings more …

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Lorne Weil steps down from Sportech board

SBC News Lorne Weil steps down from Sportech board

Sportech PLC has announced that Lorne Weil has resigned from the operators board with immediate effect.  The announcement comes as the operator is set to undertake a corporate re-alignment of senior management responsibilities. Sportech confirmed that Weil, will remain in contact with the company in an advisory position, as the operator undertakes its re-alignment and looks for his replacement. Weil, …

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Pariplay sign content partnership with Intralot USA

SBC News Pariplay sign content partnership with Intralot USA

Igaming software provider and games studio  Pariplay  has signed a strategic partnership with Intralot USA, a worldwide supplier of integrated processing systems for lottery organizations. The partnership will see Pariplay deliver instant win games and scratch games to Intralot TAP serviced kiosks stationed in licensed gaming points in the US states of Ohio, Idaho and Washington DC. Pariplay confirmed that …

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PokerStars plans for California poker legislation

SBC News PokerStars plans for California poker legislation

PokerStars has joined forces with the Morongo Band of Mission Indians, California’s (and the world’s) three largest card clubs – the Commerce Club, the Hawaiian Gardens Casino and the Bicycle Casino. The deal has agreed that once California enacts legislation authorising intrastate online poker, PokerStars will serve as the subcontractor providing the online poker platform and related services for a …

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IGT post 66% decline in earnings – Q2 2014 figures

SBC News IGT post 66% decline in earnings - Q2 2014 figures

International Game Technology (IGT) – manufacturer of slots and gambling software, has posted its 2014 Q2 earnings report in which the company reported a 66% decline in earnings. During the quarter, IGT posted a net income of $25.7 million, compared to the  $78.2 million generated in the same three-month period in 2013. Further bad news regarding corporate performance saw the …

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Majestic Star Casino partners with Bally Tech

SBC News Majestic Star Casino partners with Bally Tech

International gambling supplier Bally Technologies INC has been selected by Majestic Star Casino & Hotel as supplier for its igaming inventory. The land based casino plans to enter the regulated US igaming market using Bally Technologies newly built interactive gaming platform. The casino plans to utilize the iGaming platform to provide its players with an array of play-for-free poker, slot, …

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Mark McGuinness: Could iBeacons be used to communicate to sports bettors?

SBC News Mark McGuinness: Could iBeacons be used to communicate to sports bettors?

SBC Business writer Mark McGuinness of Mainstream Marketing & Communications looks at the potential for the industry to harness one of the latest developments – the iBeacon. Our industry is encountering momentous change on a daily basis. In fact our digital lives are changing so much. We don’t even know it’s happening as they way in which we connect and communicate …

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Pariplay set to convert Atari titles into real money games

SBC News Pariplay set to convert Atari titles into real money games

Entertainment games publisher Atari, have announced a strategic partnership with Pariplay, which will see Atari’s popular interactive games inventory converted into real money  gaming formats, which will be further available to gaming and gambling operators. Popular titles set to be converted to real money formats include – Pong, Tempest and Asteroids Atari’s partnership with Pariplay, will see the distribution of …

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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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