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Kiron & Vermantia to launch African Virtual Games portfolio

Kiron Interactive has partnered with distribution and broadcast expert Vermantia to set up the first pan-African satellite channel dedicated to virtual games. The premium service will showcase their market-leading Virtual Games portfolio, including horses, dogs, football, motor-racing and cycling, with plans to introduce other virtual sports and number games – including Keno – later this year. The 24/7 channel, featuring …

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Bookmakers launch GambleAware week

The UK’s high street betting shops have officially launched GambleAware Week as part of their ongoing commitment to promote responsible gambling. The week is designed to educate customers about the tools available to help them stay in control and includes measures to increase the number of players setting voluntary limits on gaming machines. It coincides with the launch of new …

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BCLC launches OpenBet Promote system

Sports betting platform provider Openbet has partnered with BCLC (British Columbia Lottery Corporation) to deploy its next generation Promote system in the casino environment. Promote has been integrated to a gigantic 12-screen display to create a cinematic-style experience at the venue in New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada. The new screen will completely change the customer experience within the venue and …

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IGT shareholders to vote on GTECH merger

International Game Technology (IGT) shareholders will vote on 10 February to pass the planned $.6.4 billion merger agreement with GTECH SpA. The shareholder vote will be held at MGM Grand Lad Vegas, and will require the approval of Nevada Gaming Board. If approved the merger will see GTECH and IGT form a new company head-quartered in the UK. IGT agreed last …

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German Handball League forms data partnership with Sportradar

The German Handball League (HBL)  has announced a data partnership with Sportradar, who will become the league’s “Official Data Partner”, starting with the upcoming 2015/16 season. Under the agreement, Sportradar will be granted the right to exclusively collect, archive and distribute “Official HBL Data” to both the media and betting industry as well as to the HBL itself and its …

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PGI providing pools technology for Dubai racing

Isle of Man-based Premier Gateway International Ltd (PGI) is working with the Emirates Racing Authority as the host of the international horse race betting pools for this year’s Dubai racing season, which includes the Dubai World Cup Carnival – the richest race meeting in the world. The Dubai World Cup Carnival is a series of 11 highly-competitive race meetings that …

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Paul Whetsell and John Bailey appointed to Boyd Gaming board

Boyd Gaming Corporation  today announced that Paul Whetsell and John Bailey have been appointed to its Board of Directors. Whetsell is President and Chief Executive Officer of Loews Hotels & Resorts, owner and operator of 22 upscale hotels and resorts across the United States and Canada.  Bailey is managing partner of Bailey Kennedy, a Las Vegas law firm specializing in corporate and gaming law. “Paul and John are outstanding …

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Stanleybet loses EU suit over Italian licenses appeal

Stanley International online betting subsidiary Stanleybet Italia has lost its European Union (EU) lawsuit against Italian authorities regarding the assigned length of gambling licenses. The European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled in favour of Italian gambling regulators, dismissing that betting licenses for new market entrants lasting 40 months were not unfair in comparison to established Italian gambling firms that had …

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IOA Group announces Paul Langham as new Chairman

Paul Langham has been named as the new Chairman of the IOA Group, succeeding John Powell who has stepped down after 15-years at the helm of what is the UK’s largest independent machine operator. Langham has 40 years’ experience in the industry and is Managing Director of leading operating company Town & County Leisure, was confirmed in his post at the …

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Regulators cooperate for consistency in gambling test-purchases

Milton Keynes Council and Reading Borough Council have developed inspection plans for their Primary Authority partners Ladbrokes and Paddy Power. The inspection plans contain national inspection strategies which together will cover a large portion of the betting sector. The primary authorities worked with each other, and with the Gambling Commission, to develop the inspection plans in response to business concerns …

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