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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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Gamesys, Gala & Betway win big at WhichBingo 2015 Online Bingo Awards

Tuesday 9 June saw the 12th annual WhichBingo Awards aboard the WW1 warship HMS President (London). The awards ceremony recognises the best in product, marketing and customer services in the online bingo sector. Online bingo media portal WhichBingo announced the winners of nine award categories voted on by members of whichbingo.co.uk. The awards night hosted by comedian Sanderson Jones and …

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Bingobombo.com goes to Patagonia

Patagonia Entertainment has announced that it has signed an agreement with BingoBombo.com to deliver nine Video Bingo games to its newly launched play for money site. BingoBombo.com specialises in Video Bingo games, where players can find a variety of the latest internationally sourced games. Patagonia Entertainment’s delivery to BingoBombo.com will include popular titles such as Super Pachinko and Super Hot …

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Balance needed between exclusive and ‘parity’ products

Ed Pownall, global PR director for Bodog Brand, believes there is mileage in being innovative, and that in-house product development can provide games with a bigger customer base. Speaking in the latest issue of Betting Business interactive, Pownall said differentiation is achievable even using ubiquitous slot games. He explained: “There has to be a balance between ‘parity products’ and ‘exclusive …

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Tax environment needs new business culture in gambling

Paul Leyland, Principle Consultant at Regulus Partners, is of the opinion that a heavy tax burden will hit growth in the industry this year, although there are prospects for the industry to flourish longer-term. 2015 was always going to be a difficult year for gambling operators from a fiscal perspective: UK remote Point of Consumption taxes (15% revenue from December …

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First-Tier Tribunal questions Gambling Commission’s powers over premises

David Clifton, of gambling consultancy Clifton Davies, looks at the latest challenge to the Gambling Commission’s decision making process. A Decision Notice delivered on 8 December 2014 by the First-Tier Tribunal, quashing the Gambling Commission’s refusal to grant Greene King a bingo operating licence, has been reported in the pub industry press (The Publican’s Morning Advertiser) as “opening the door …

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White Hat gains UK licence

White Hat Gaming, the bingo and casino content provider, has been granted a UK gambling license for its online bingo network. White Hat says the licence from the UK Gambling Commission emphasises its commitment to providing a safe and secure online gaming environment. Only the most trusted igaming companies have been approved for a UK licence, which is the gold …

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Jones moves from bingo to casino at Rank Group

Casino and bingo entertainment provider The Rank Group has appointed Mark Jones to the position of Managing Director for Grosvenor Casinos. Jones, 54, joined The Rank Group Plc in 2009 and is currently Managing Director of Mecca Bingo. Prior to this he has held a number of senior management posts in the leisure industry, including chief executive of Pizza Hut …

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Bingo boost for 888 Holdings

Online operator 888 Holdings has recorded an increase in revenues of 15% to US$111m for the second quarter of the year, with all divisions experiencing growth. 888’s Emerging Offering channel, which incorporates its 888Sport sportsbook, saw an increase of 15% to $7m, with casino, poker and bingo all experiencing uplifts of 15%, 2% and 17% respectively. On the B2B side, …

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