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Social games to reach US$7bn revenues by 2015

The global industry body representing social games companies with over 300 million players, the International Social Games Association (ISGA), has released research by Harvest Strategy into the evolution, use and impact of social games. The report undertakes both a review of existing academic literature and data surrounding social games as well as a survey of consumer behaviour and perceptions across …

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Aristocrat boosts numbers

Slots developer Aristocrat Leisure Limited has revealed that group performance for the six months to 31 March 2014 was ahead of the prior corresponding period, with reported profit after tax and non-controlling interest of AUS$57.4m representing a 9.1 per cent increase over the prior year. The firm said that the result was driven by improving operational delivery, particularly share growth …

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Merlin’s Magic sequel now available on Flash & HTML5

NextGen Gaming, the Sydney, Australia based games studio of NYX Gaming Group, has released the Flash & HTML5 versions of Merlin’s Magic Respins. The sequel to the 2012 smash Merlin’s Millions, NextGen’s latest premium slots adventure features 50 win lines over 5 reels, with stacked wilds and an exclusive multi-level SuperBet mechanic sat behind three bonus features. Additional enhancements include …

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Tabcorp CEO criticises online bookmakers

David Attenborough, CEO of TABCORP, has openly slammed online-only bookmakers in Australia over the relatively low rates of tax they pay, the minimal contributions they return to the racing industry, and their reliance on extending credit to their customers. Tabcorp is the major operator of retail TABs in New South Wales (NSW) and Victoria in Australia, and in these locations, …

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Australian expedition paying off for William Hill

The gaming company, which marks 80 years in business this year, has seen massive increases in growth down under, with net revenue alone rising by almost 500 per cent. Commenting on the release of its Q1 results for the 13 weeks ended 1 April 2014, and the platforms currently in place in Australia, Chief Executive Ralph Topping, said: “Our focus …

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William Hill announces technical migration of Australian brands into one platform

William Hill has announced the complete migration of its three acquired Australian brands- Centrebet, Tom Waterhouse and Sportingbet Australia. The integration will see all brands managed under a single platform, promoting unified technologies and products to its Australian customer base. William Hill will maintain all three brands active, which counters previous industry speculation that the operator would be looking to …

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FFA extend Sportradar partnership

Sportradar has  extended its partnership with Football Federation Australia (FFA). Sportradar already provides its industry leading Fraud Detection System (FDS) to the FFA to cover the A-League and FFA Cup competitions. Under this extended agreement the FDS will monitor betting patterns on the state National Premier Leagues (NPLs) for the 2014 season. In addition Sportradar has become the ‘Official Sports …

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