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ICS‑digital’s Ben Jones: iGaming and the future of entertainment

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After hitting £31.23 billion by the end of 2016, the iGaming industry’s total worth is forecasted to reach £57.73 billion by the end of 2020, writes ICS‑digital Marketing Executive Ben Jones. In the past decade, the world of iGaming has exploded. Since the introduction of new legislation in 2014, the UK’s remote gambling sector alone has increased more than three …

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Marathonbet and Microgaming in new bingo software deal

Marathonbet have announced Microgaming as their new exclusive software supplier of bingo, bringing a significant expansion to its online gaming collection. The deal will allow customers to benefit from a larger bingo selection, including over 400 casino in bingo side games. Dave Mills, Marathonbet Gaming Manager, said: “We’re thrilled to be launching a comprehensive Bingo selection for our customers to …

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Sun Bingo targets two Guinness World Records in Blackpool

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Sun Bingo has procured 75 oversized bingo balls (70cm) and a 4×4 metre bingo card, as the company prepares to break two GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS ™ in Blackpool on Saturday 3 June. The UK-based bingo site, established in 2008, has targeted the current world records for the largest set of bingo balls and the largest bingo card. The event will be hosted …

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Ortiz Gaming books appointment with Doctor Bingo

Brazilian social gaming operator Gamesmart has launched a series of new video bingo games exclusively on Facebook from Ortiz Gaming. Under its Brazilian facing brand Doctor Bingo, Gamesmart will be able to offer its players Ortiz Gaming’s popular video bingo titles, including titles Six Bingo, Triple Bonus, and Match Mania. The partnership kicked off with the release of Ace Mania …

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Grosvenor digital performance boosted by new platform

Rank’s online Grosvenor casino business has seen revenue boosted by 35% so far this year, but its online Mecca bingo brand has seen a dip during the same period. The firm launched its new digital platform, supplied by Bede Gaming, earlier on this year and its introduction has caused some short-term friction for the bingo brand, which saw revenues drop 5% as …

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Gambling Commission wins Greene King appeal

The Upper Tribunal has found that the Gambling Commission acted within its powers when it refused to grant Greene King a bingo operating licence to provide commercial bingo in its pubs. At a hearing in London, Greene King’s lawyers argued that the Commission had exceeded its powers when it refused to grant a licence enabling Greene King to offer bingo …

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Ipsos MORI to conduct study of problem gambling in licensed bingo premises

Market research firm Ipsos Mori has been commissioned by the Responsible Gambling Trust (RGT) to undertake a study of the nature and extent of problem gambling behaviour in licensed bingo retail operations in Great Britain. RGT and the Bingo Association will facilitate participation of licensed bingo retail operators to provide data and practical support to the research programme. Work on the project …

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Industry Snapshot – Overview

The Gambling Commission in Great Britain releases bi-annual reports on the latest statistics from across the gambling industry. It covers betting shops, arcades, bingo, casinos, gaming machine manufacturers, lotteries and remote gambling. This is the first in a series of mini reports on the latest statistics released, and will give an overview of the gambling industry as a whole. The …

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Online performance boosts Gala Coral’s quarter

Gala Coral has bucked a trend by announcing good trading figures for the group’s third quarter period, ending 4 July. Net Revenue of £305.0m was 6% ahead of last year, and EBITDA of £65.7m was up 8%, boosted by continued growth in Online and Gala Retail. The figures are despite the £7.2m extra costs of gaming machines caused by an …

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Intertain furthers bingo inventory with Parlay software acquisition

Toronto listed igaming group Intertain continues its market expansion through strategic acquisition by announcing the acquisition of online bingo technology Parlay Group for CAD $2.8 million (£1.4 million). The agreed deal will see Intertain acquire Parlay Group software source code, plus domain URL’s Bingo.ca. The acquisition of Parlay software sees Intertain boost its online bingo services, having acquired Gamesys, operator …

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