IGaming

William Hill Begin Search For Replacment of Ralph Topping

Gaming operator William Hill has began their search to replace existing CEO Ralph Topping 62. Mr Toppng has declared his intention of staying with the operator until the end of 2015. Ralph Topping has served as an employee of William Hill for more than forty years, joining the company in 1973.Topping was appointed internally as the CEO of William Hill Global …

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Greek Blackout Hits bwin.party Profits

The Greek Government internet access block on selected igaming verticals will  hit revenue and profit at bwin.party this year. A corporate statement published by the London Stock exchange listed company, issued a Q4 2013 profit warning to shareholders. The operator is currently undertaking new corporate strategy to focus on fewer markets and with better clarified regulations, for the company to …

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South African Gaming Revenues on the Rise

A report on gaming conducted by financial accountancy services – Price Waterhouse Coopers (PWC) has published that all forms of gaming have increased during 2013 despite the country’s economic downturn. The report published studies into gaming in the region, analyzing South African player behavior, further studies on individual game performances and revenues, and gives insight into why the South African …

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SBC Interviews Shaun Pyrah Director of Strategy for Six Faces

Following on from EIG 2013 Barcelona, SBC Business Correspondent Mark McGuinness met with Six Faces’s Shaun Pyrah, Director of Strategy & Product.  Based in Hobart Australia, the  start up Six Faces aims to develop convergence between social games and real money gambling, through its carefully constructed product portfolio. Mark McGuinness, discusses product convergence between social and real money gaming,  Six …

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SBC interviews Julien Cunze, CEO and Co-Founder of Btwiice

SBC business correspondent Mark McGuinness interviews  Julien Cunze, CEO and Co-Founder Btwiice. Sports betting insurance start up aims to  bookmakers with an all-inclusive solutions to exploit the ‘cash-in’ trend through offering their player base secured betting insurances when they play on a a partner platform.  Btwiice were recently selected to compete at the EIG Expo Barcelona 2013 Start-Up Launch Pad. …

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Betfair To Launch Heavyweight Ad Campaign For New Jersey Market

After agreeing a partnership with Atlantic City’s Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino, UK igaming operator Betfair has announced that it will launch a heavyweight advertising campaign to target the newly igaming regulated New Jersey region, through social media, broadcast, digital and radio channels. Betfair have prepared for the launch of the campaign by launching website LetsPlayNJ..com The website although lacking …

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Amaya Sell B2C Division Wagerlogic

Amaya Gaming Group have announced the intended sale of its B2C division – Wagerlogic to Toronto based Goldstar Acquisitionco Inc for a reported (US) $70m. Wagerlogic the B2C division of Amaya Gaming Group, was acquired in April 2011 as part of Amaya Gaming’s (US) $35m acquisition of troubled igaming software provider CryptoLogic Limited the parent company of Wagerlogic. Wagerlogic operates …

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The Digital Betting Landscape Undergoes Drastic Change

In the last five or six years the landscape of online betting has changed dramatically. But is the new one regulatory regime per country model likely to become the future for the gaming business? The slightly Wild West model where gaming operators based themselves in “good guy” regulatory environments such as Gibraltar and Malta and then went into battle with …

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Tough Summer Sees Revenue Fall For Rank Group

iGaming Operator Rank Group Plc has announced ‘disappointing performance’ in revenue for Q3 of 2013. Like for like revenue has decreased by 7% in the 15 weeks through to October 2013. Rank Group has cited the hot British summer and the lack of a major international football schedule as the reasons for the decline in sales and revenues that has …

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Svenska Spel End All Player Bonuses

Sweden’s state run gaming operator Svenska Spel has taken a bold step by preventing all forms of player bonus offerings on its igaming verticals. Svenska Spel are looking to curve problem gambling in Sweden, the operator believes that promotion of igaming bonus and game incentives are ‘socially irresponsible’ for the Swedish gaming market. The operator has taken the decision to …

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