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Facebook & Gambling – Part 3 – The Next Steps

SBC’s Sam Cooke has taken a look at how the gambling industry has approached Facebook and how Facebook has handled the gambling industry. In the final of three parts, he speculates what will be possible in the future. The United States America and gambling have not always seen eye to eye. It is a nation in which just twenty years …

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Facebook & Gambling – Part 2 – Playing the Game

SBC’s Sam Cooke has taken a look at how the gambling industry has approached Facebook and how Facebook has handled the gambling industry. In this second of three parts, he examines the current status quo. So what is the current state of the relationship between the gambling industry and Facebook? This is a site which dwarfs all other social networking …

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Gambling & Facebook – The Context

In a three part series SBC’s Sam Cooke has taken a look at how the gambling industry has approached Facebook and how Facebook has handled the gambling products. In this first of three parts, Sam Cooke breaks down the context in which gambling companies operate on Facebook.  In 2011 Facebook underwent a policy change which saw advertising rules for gambling …

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Paddy Power set to relaunch Facebook betting app

Paddy Power are set to relaunch its Facebook real money sports betting app, as the bookmaker looks to leverage its Facebook presence and coverage by offering customers the ability to place bets through its Facebook app.The new version of its real money gaming app, will be re-branded ‘Paddy Power  Social’ (previously named ‘Paddy Power In-play app’). Paddy Power were the …

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Quickspin & Gala Coral agree UK retail partnership

Gambling operator Gala Coral and casino games developer Quickspin have agreed an inventory partnership which will see Quickspin gaming inventory available to customers through Gala Coral UK retail betting shops. Quickspin games will be available to customers through infinity gaming machines in Coral retail betting shops. The games developer stated that their games inventory is due to be adapted to …

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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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Cohen Joins Akamon Studios as Chief Product Officer

Social gambling studio Akamon have announced the appointment of Alex Cohen as Chief Product Officer. Cohen joins the from gambling software provider – Quickspin, where Cohen headed up game design for four years. Cohen will be tasked with managing all product verticals for the Spanish based social gaming studio. Cohen has been further supported with the recent news that Akamon …

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Gala Coral announce social partnership with Ruby Seven Studio

Gala Coral have announced its first venture into the social gaming sector, by agreeing a strategic partnership with San Francisco based mobile gaming and social games studio – Ruby Seven Studio. The social games developer is set to develop exclusive social and real money games for the igaming operator, as Coral looks to expand its igaming inventory and create a …

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Social Ad Group’s Oliver Southgate on reaching your audience

Start-up business The Social Ad Group takes social media content produced by sports journalists and pundits, and looks for outcomes from a sports betting angle, giving users the chance to bet on people’s insider knowledge, hints and tips. The firm recently won Best use of Technology by a Bookmaker or Gaming Company at the Sports Technology Awards. Chief Technology Officer …

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Proposals to educate about gambling in Irish schools

A report in Monday’s Irish Independent suggests that over 100,000 Irishmen and women have a gambling problem, with those in the under-25 age category significantly more at risk. The article quotes Paul Mullins from Aiséirí, a group that provides community and residential services to help young people, adults and families overcome and recover from addiction. Mullins works as an addiction …

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