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NETELLER becomes Crystal Palace sponsor

Payments firm Optimal Payments Plc has become the official sponsor of Crystal Palace Football Club for the 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons. Optimal Payments will use the platform to raise the global awareness of its NETELLER service and Net+ Card stored-value offering which will be displayed on the front of the team’s shirts from the start of the 2014/15 English Premier …

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James Henderson: ‘I’m a great believer in multichannel activity’

The William Hill website is hosting an interview with new CEO James Henderson. Here is a transcript of what he had to say. You’ve been introduced today as William Hill’s CEO designate. What are your thoughts about taking over the top job? I’m absolutely delighted to be able to take over the job at William Hill, especially in its 80th …

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Twitter Ads API now has a Glow

Glow Digital Media (Glow), the global provider of social media technology solutions, has announced its official Twitter integration and Ads API partnership. The invitation to build into the Twitter Ads API and bring dynamic technology to its advertising arsenal means that Glow is now a truly cross platform social media solution. This will further increase advertising options available to its …

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Bally completes $100m acquisition of social casino operator

Bally Technologies, Inc, a leader in gaming machines, table-game products, casino-management systems, has completed the acquisition of  online social casino company Dragonplay Ltd for $100m. Launched in 2010, Dragonplay ranks among the 10 top-grossing game developers in the social casino genre with approximately 700,000 daily active users and nearly three million monthly active users across all platforms. Total consideration includes …

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AGEM establishes Mexican committee

The Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers (AGEM) today announced that its Board of Directors has approved the creation of the new AGEM Mexico Committee based in Mexico City, which will focus on issues specific to the Mexican market that affect a wide range of gaming suppliers. Current AGEM member companies with a presence in Mexico include Ainsworth Game Technology, Amatic …

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Atlantic City casino industry suffers from burgeoning north-east US gambling market

The historic gambling city of New Jersey, Atlantic City, is in crisis. It seems it’s biggest draw; it’s casinos, have reached a point of saturation. Of the twelve that were open at the start of 2014, it looks likely that only nine will remain by September. Caesars Entertainment, which has bemoaned the fact that there are too many casinos in …

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Ray Lesniak – New Jersey sports betting still a reality

New Jersey’s efforts to legalise sports betting are not over according to Senator Raymond ‘Ray’ Lesniak. The Senator who was a key member of the committee which brought forward the sports betting appeal to the Supreme Court, believes that the state of New Jersey could still offer sport betting through legal technicalities concerning gambling within the state. Last Monday, in …

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History of the bitcoin – infographic

BetVIP.com, the world’s first licensed bitcoin-only sportsbook, has released an Infographic detailing the rise of the popular but controversial digital currency.

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bwin to launch IGT slot portfolio

Global gaming entertainment giant International Game Technology has partnered with bwin.party digital entertainment to launch many of IGT’s top-performing interactive games on the bwin platform. IGT is supplying its content to bwin.party, which has recently launched online poker and casino offerings in New Jersey under the license of Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa (a long-term IGT land-based casino customer), for …

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Finalists selected to pitch at GiGse’s annual Start-Up launch pad

Solutions that leverage iBeacons, bitcoin, innovative slot content, artificial intelligence in poker and minigames in social gaming are to be showcased during GiGse’s start-up competition that will see five companies pitching for the vote of the investors and of the 700-plus social and real-money gaming industry executives. Start-Up LaunchPad is part of the 14th Global iGaming Summit & Expo (GiGse), …

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