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Cherry AB reports widespread growth despite ComeOn restructure

Despite lowering its full-year 2017 corporate forecast last week, Stockholm-listed online gambling group Cherry AB has reported ‘widespread growth’ across its assets for its Q3 2017 trading update (period ending 30 September). Improved player activity throughout its verticals, sees Cherry report a 165% increase in group revenues to SEK 567 million (€58 million – Q3 2016: SEK 214 million). Cherry’s …

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ICE Africa announced for 2018 as Clarion expands scope

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Clarion Gaming has announced the creation of ICE Africa for 2018, and has taken the strategic step to fast track the development of Gaming Africa to coincide with it. This follows what Clarion Managing Director Kate Chambers described as a “hugely positive coming together of all sectors of the industry”, in what will be the first occasion the ICE brand …

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Yggdrasil agrees Pinnacle deal

Yggdrasil Gaming has agreed a deal to supply Pinnacle with its content and promotional tools. The deal with the online gaming operator will see popular Yggdrasil titles, such as Jungle Books and Pumpkin Smash, made available to its customers for the first time. To help support and promote the slots Pinnacle will be granted access to Boost, its collection of …

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Sports betting ban “tramples on state sovereignty” says attorney general

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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has described the US federal sports betting ban as unconstitutional, in a statement published by the American Sports Betting Coalition (ASBC). The comments were made in relation to the state of New Jersey’s Supreme Court betting case, in which the state is attempting to partially repeal laws under the federal Professional and Amateur Sports Protection …

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Gala Interactive hit with £2.3m penalty package for social responsibility failures

Gala Interactive is to pay a £2.3m penalty package for breaching regulations which protect consumers, a Gambling Commission investigation has revealed. The action relates to two ‘VIP’ customers, who displayed problem gambling behaviour in wagering £1.3m of stolen money. Customer A lost £837,545 in a 14 month period, during which time he placed 842,020 bets, depositing almost £49,000 on one day …

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Yggdrasil enters Danish market with Jackpotjoy partnership

Yggdrasil Gaming has made its first move into the Danish market with an agreement to provide its games and promotional tools to Jackpotjoy Group brands Vera&John and InterCasino. As part of the deal, both Vera&John and InterCasino will offer its customers in Denmark the full portfolio of Yggdrasil titles, including the latest slots release Jungle Book. The brands will also …

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Global Gaming strengthens senior team with new Head of Affiliates

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Igaming industry frontrunner Global Gaming has bolstered its affiliate department with the appointment of Elaine Gardiner as the new Head of Affiliates. Gardiner joins from Cherry Group, having worked for the operator’s affiliate division since 2013, most recently holding the position of Senior Affiliate Program Manager. She played a key role in the development of its affiliate tracking software Omarsys, …

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Asia slowdown and bingo delivery issues see Playtech miss 2017 market forecast

Ahead of its Q3 trading update (released on 14 November), FTSE-listed gambling technology firm Playtech Plc has issued a corporate update detailing that it has experienced a slowdown in Asia and problems with the delivery of its Sun Bingo supplier contract. Updating investors, Playtech governance has detailed that the combined impacts will see the technology firm deliver annual profits 5% …

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RISQ launches £25 million jackpot RNG booster

Industry insurance specialist RISQ has launched its new ‘gaming first’ random number generator platform boosting client jackpots by up to £25 million. The industry-specific generator can be attached to a number of client games including slots, tables games, lottery, keno, bingo, and instant win. Furthermore, RISQ states that clients will be able to tailor the generator to individual needs for …

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Clarion Gaming announces new consolidated event iGB Live

Clarion Gaming has announced that the iGaming Super Show, EiG, and the Amsterdam Affiliate Conference will come together for a new consolidated event, iGB Live. The creation of iGB Live is part of the commitment made by Clarion to streamline the events calendar and provide stakeholders with the opportunity to engage across the entire iGaming space at a single event. …

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