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Prince of Darkness and Metal Casino join forces

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The ‘Godfather of Metal’ Ozzy Osbourne has signed a deal with Metal Casino, the self confessed “biggest, boldest and most hardcore online casino on the planet,” to become both a brand ambassador and part owner of the company. Launched in August of this year Metal Casino promises it’s players a harder rush through the use of the edgiest games, and …

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SportPesa “thrilled” with new Football Manager partnership

Kenyan sports betting operator, SportPesa has agreed a five-year deal to become an official partner of Football Manager. As part of this innovative partnership, SportPesa will receive in-game advertising during match simulations and dual-branded content will appear on the operator’s growing social media channels. Speaking about the partnership, Shaun Simmonds Head of Marketing for SportPesa said: “We’re thrilled to finalise …

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Simon Westbury – VSoftCo – Providing a 360-degree service

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This week, virtual games provider VSoftCo signed a new deal with Sport-Shotz, a provider of sports themed casino games. Just after the story broke, we caught up with VSoftCo’s Chief Commercial Officer Simon Westbury to discuss a shift towards virtuals in the digital arena, whether they should be treated as a casino or sports betting product, and how cross channel learning …

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David Clifton: Licensing Expert – Death knell sounded for FOBTs?

On 31 October, Gambling Minister Tracey Crouch announced the launch of a 12-week consultation on proposals for changes to gaming machines and social responsibility measures that will run until 23 January 2018. The consultation covers Government proposals relating to: maximum stakes and prizes for all categories of gaming machines permitted under the Gambling Act 2005 (including a reduction in the maximum stakes …

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Kindred Group commits to Stockholm ‘Urban Escape’ office migration

European online gambling firm Kindred Group Plc has confirmed that it will move its ‘home’ Stockholm office to new premises within the ‘Urban Escape Project’ in central Stockholm, a business property currently being developed by AMF Fastigheter. Updating stakeholders, Kindred details that it has agreed to terms with AMF Fastigheter with a view to move its Stockholm operations to the ‘Urban …

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Mexican growth leads Codere corporate recovery

Refinanced Spanish gambling firm Grupo Codere continues its strong corporate recovery, as the company reports KPI and metric growth for its Q3 2017 trading update (period ending 30 September). Primarily driven by growth in its Spanish and Mexican divisions, Codere would record Q3 2017 group operating profits of €401 million up 3% on corresponding 2016’s €390 million. Despite facing adverse currency …

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EveryMatrix delivers new front-end technology for building intelligent gaming websites

Seeking to bring greater flexibility for its client operations, industry platform and software provider EveryMatrix has announced the launch of ReactCasino.com, built with its new ‘front-end’ technology website development capabilities. Updating stakeholders, EveryMatrix development details that its new front-end technology is a result of continued product and software investment, with a view to optimising client assets. As a result of …

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Sky Bet raises £6,000 for Give A Duck charity

As part of an 8-hour company Charity Hack Day “Hack 4 Quacks,” Sky Betting & Gaming techies raised over £6,000 for Leeds-based charity Give a Duck this week.  The event utilised employees’ tech, coding and bug hunting skills to help unearth security flaws across several key company systems, with cash awards for the severity of the bug. Furthermore, uncovering security flaws …

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Inspired provides Virtual sports solace for football fans in Italy

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Inspired Entertainment has provided some crumbs of comfort to disillusioned Italy football fans by taking its Premium Matchday product into the country with Eurobet. The technology company, which already supplies its Virtual Sports products in more than 35,000 venues worldwide, will feature on dedicated channels in Eurobet retail venues, with one channel solely reserved for Football Matchday and Platinum Football. Specifically …

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UKGC outlines fairer and safer gambling strategy

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The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has set out a new three-year five-point plan, to build on its previous work and help shape a well-regulated gambling market. With 63% of people having gambled within the last year, the strategy states that “the risks are changing and evolving and the industry needs to move farther and faster to address them. A well-regulated …

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