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Lorne Weil steps down from Sportech board

Sportech PLC has announced that Lorne Weil has resigned from the operators board with immediate effect.  The announcement comes as the operator is set to undertake a corporate re-alignment of senior management responsibilities. Sportech confirmed that Weil, will remain in contact with the company in an advisory position, as the operator undertakes its re-alignment and looks for his replacement. Weil, …

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Pariplay sign content partnership with Intralot USA

Igaming software provider and games studio  Pariplay  has signed a strategic partnership with Intralot USA, a worldwide supplier of integrated processing systems for lottery organizations. The partnership will see Pariplay deliver instant win games and scratch games to Intralot TAP serviced kiosks stationed in licensed gaming points in the US states of Ohio, Idaho and Washington DC. Pariplay confirmed that …

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PokerStars plans for California poker legislation

PokerStars has joined forces with the Morongo Band of Mission Indians, California’s (and the world’s) three largest card clubs – the Commerce Club, the Hawaiian Gardens Casino and the Bicycle Casino. The deal has agreed that once California enacts legislation authorising intrastate online poker, PokerStars will serve as the subcontractor providing the online poker platform and related services for a …

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IGT post 66% decline in earnings – Q2 2014 figures

International Game Technology (IGT) – manufacturer of slots and gambling software, has posted its 2014 Q2 earnings report in which the company reported a 66% decline in earnings. During the quarter, IGT posted a net income of $25.7 million, compared to the  $78.2 million generated in the same three-month period in 2013. Further bad news regarding corporate performance saw the …

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Majestic Star Casino partners with Bally Tech

International gambling supplier Bally Technologies INC has been selected by Majestic Star Casino & Hotel as supplier for its igaming inventory. The land based casino plans to enter the regulated US igaming market using Bally Technologies newly built interactive gaming platform. The casino plans to utilize the iGaming platform to provide its players with an array of play-for-free poker, slot, …

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Mark McGuinness: Could iBeacons be used to communicate to sports bettors?

SBC Business writer Mark McGuinness of Mainstream Marketing & Communications looks at the potential for the industry to harness one of the latest developments – the iBeacon. Our industry is encountering momentous change on a daily basis. In fact our digital lives are changing so much. We don’t even know it’s happening as they way in which we connect and communicate …

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Pariplay set to convert Atari titles into real money games

Entertainment games publisher Atari, have announced a strategic partnership with Pariplay, which will see Atari’s popular interactive games inventory converted into real money  gaming formats, which will be further available to gaming and gambling operators. Popular titles set to be converted to real money formats include – Pong, Tempest and Asteroids Atari’s partnership with Pariplay, will see the distribution of …

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McGill becomes non-exec director at GameAccount

GameAccount Network, a developer and supplier of enterprise-level B2B gaming software and online gaming content, has announced the appointment of Seamus McGill as an independent, non-executive director with immediate effect. McGill has 18 years’ experience in the gaming and technology industries and is currently President of Joingo, a mobile software company in San Jose, California, with overall responsibility for company …

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Bali Appointed as RealNetworks’ Games President

RealNetworks announced the appointment of Atul Bali  as President of RealNetworks’ games division. Bali a gambling industry veteran with more than 20 years of global experience, Bali will oversee RealNetworks’ games portfolio, which includes the Slingo® brand, and the GameHouse and Zylom game distribution networks.  Bali starts at RealNetworks later this month. He and his family will relocate from the …

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Turf TV funnels £45m of bookmaker money to racing

Live racing and data provider Turf TV recorded a year of strong growth in 2013, having secured record numbers of subscribers and returned £45m to the racing industry. Turf TV owner Amalgamated Racing Limited (AMRAC) owns live broadcast rights for 34 of Britain’s racecourses, including festivals at Ascot, Cheltenham and Epsom. It also provides TV pictures and data to betting …

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