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Finnish Cabinet Committee Set to Punish Unregulated Operators

Finland’s Cabinet Committee of Economic Policy shed outlines of new measures designed to strengthen the country’s gambling state monopoly. New measures are set to be implemented in order to deter and punish unregulated operators targeting the Finnish market and breaching the current rules and regulations of the Finnish Lotteries Act. The Committee are set to have a special emphasis on …

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The British Poker Awards Set For March 3

The British Poker Awards is just one week away, and poker enthusiasts still have a chance to join this historic event. Members of the public wishing to join the stars of the game at the Hippodrome Casino on March 3rd can purchase tickets from the Hippodrome website to give themselves a chance to meet, or even play poker against, the best poker talents from the UK …

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Microgaming feel the Jungle Heat

Microgaming have given their multi-player offering a big boost with an enormous €100K network tournament and a brand new tournament slot, Girls with Guns – Jungle Heat Following the successful Festive Frenzy tournament in December, Microgaming have scheduled another gigantic network tournament for March, March to Riches. Utilising The Finer Reels of Life game, the tournament runs for the entire …

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Betfair’s Michael Bischoff Warns of Hidden Cloud Costs

Michael Bischoff CIO of Betfair has warned that public cloud computing offers several hidden costs to users and business, which must be taken into account, when undertaking data sifts. S The operator Betfair used cloud services solutions under VMware Technology – vCloud Hybrid, a competitor to such cloud and data services as Rackspace and Amazon Web Services.  Speaking to Computing.co.uk …

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IGT Strike Action Gaming Partnership

IGT (NYSE: IGT), today confirmed its continued commitment to innovation and industry leadership in video poker.  The Company has reached an exclusive agreement with long-time partner Action Gaming to extend collaboration on development of multi-hand video poker games for land-based and online play.  As part of the agreement, IGT has purchased patents from Action Gaming which are currently utilized in …

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GTECH to Close International Poker Network

iGaming software and lottery technology supplier are set to cease operations of its poker software – International Poker Network (known in the poker industry as the IPN Network), by the second quarter of 2014. The closure of their poker network, which supplied GTech igaming clients with turnkey services to promote poker to their customer base, will see the igaming software …

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BetTech & Telspace Combat Cyber Crime

 BetTech Gaming, the global provider of turnkey gaming solutions to market-dominating clients, has partnered with Telspace Systems to significantly boost its security operations. Telspace Systems has been awarded a multi-year contract to conduct round-the-clock attack and penetration testing and analysis. They will also run vulnerability assessments and source code reviews, handle large, complex transactional systems and provide training. The preventative measure will benefit all …

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POC needs to be ‘properly enforced’

Ladbrokes have called for ‘proper enforcement’ of the point of consumption (POC) licensing of online gaming when it is introduced in the UK later this year. The firm estimate that the new tax, despite being planned for December this year, will hit their 2014 revenues by £2m and they want to see some benefit for this expense. They said: “How …

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Reutter Appointed as William Hill Digital Director

iGaming and sports betting operator William Hill have announced the appointment of Juergen Reutter as its new online operations director. Juergen Reutter will take over digital and mobile operations from the Gibraltar office of the operator and steps up from his previous position as Director of Mobile Gaming for William Hill Online, where Reutter served for 18 months. Reutter has …

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Commission launch online licence application

The UK Gambling Commission have launched an online application service. Prospective operators applying for a remote licence or for a non-remote licence alongside a remote licence are required to use the online service available via the Gambling Commission website. The move is aimed at improving the service provided by the Commission. Applicants can navigate through the application in a way that reflects …

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