Tag Archives: china

Clarion confirms 91 first time exhibitors for ICE 2017

Clarion Events has confirmed that a total of 91 gaming organisations from across 34 nations will be exhibiting at ICE for the first time in February 2017. Kate Chambers, Managing Director of Clarion’s gaming division, has described the large number of first time exhibitors as the ‘X Factor’ in the success story of the industry’s biggest B2B gaming event. For first …

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Red Alert…500.com enters six straight quarters with 0 revenues!

New York-listed Chinese sports lottery operator 500.com, has reported its sixth straight quarter with no corporate revenues, as concerns continue to mount regarding the firm’s future. 500.com is still under ‘temporary’ suspension of its lottery services  issued by the Chinese Ministry of Finance, who in April 2015 placed a ban on all lottery transactions via online or third party networks. …

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Caesars Entertainment offloads Playtika to Chinese consortium for $4 billion

Embattled Caesars Entertainment Corporation (CEC) has agreed to sell its mobile and social gaming asset Playtika Studios to a multi-party Chinese consortium led by  Shi Yuzhu (Founder of Giant Interactive Group) in a $4.4 billion all-cash deal. Updating the market on Sunday, CEC governance stated that it had entered a ‘definitive agreement’ for the sale of Playtika a core part …

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Shi Yuzhu led consortium eyes Caesars Interactive acquisition

Bloomberg Technology has reported that a Chinese consortium led by tech billionaire Shi Yuzhu (Founder of Giant Interactive Group) is in talks to acquire Caesars Interactive from Caesars Entertainment Corp (CEC). The Yuzhu-led group has entered negotiations with CEC governance following an auction process with CEC targeting a $4 billion valuation for its asset. Undisclosed deal insiders have stated that …

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Baidu under investigation for promotion of betting websites

The Cyber Administration of China (CAC) regulator of digital services, is reported to be investigated Chinese media giant Baidu regarding the advertising of illegal gambling sites on its search engine listings. Chinese governmental concerns have arisen following numerous cases of illegal online gambling and betting operators being promoted on Baidu listings, breaching national gambling laws. Baidu, China’s largest search engine …

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Perform extends Chinese football content with Baidu partnership

China’s largest search engine Baidu, has formed an exclusive partnership with sports data and content provider Perform Group which will see the creation of football news and analysis portal Goal.Baidu. Offering live match feeds and football insights through Perform data subsidiary Opta, the partnership aims to become the leading Chinese-language football portal, with Perform governance stating the partnership is one …

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Hennie Blaauw: How Yggdrasil keeps pushing the boundaries on game design

Hennie Blaauw, Yggdrasil Gaming’s Creative Art Lead, discusses the process of creating a brand new title for the slot market and the freedom that the team has in the development. What’s the process for the design of a brand new game at Yggdrasil? How much input do you have? Does the design fit around the mathematics? Every game starts with the design …

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