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Canadian authorities unlikely to prosecute Paddy Power data hacker

The person responsible for stealing information relating to 649,055 Paddy Power customers is unlikely to face criminal prosecution. Instead, Canadian authorities have said the case is a civil matter and also declined to identify the individual. The Irish bookmaker said the full extent of the 2010 hacking episode became known to the company in recent months when it took legal action with the …

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Paddy Power hit by ‘historical data breach’

Paddy Power has revealed that some personal information relating to 649,055 customers was compromised during a cyber attack on their IT system four years ago. The Irish bookmaker is contacting certain clients in relation to what it deems “an historical data breach”. However, the group said no financial information or passwords were compromised in the incident and customers’ accounts are …

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Matchbook.com exits Canada

Sports betting exchange Matchbook.com, issued a statement to their Canadian player base announcing that the operator would no longer accept wagers from Canada. The betting exchange operator, has requested all Canadian players to begin to withdraw funds from their Matchbook.com accounts. In an email sent to players, the operator stated that from Wednesday the 23rd of July, it would no …

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Krantz to spearhead NetEnt’s US ambitions

Slots developer NetEnt has announced that Björn Krantz, Managing Director at Net Entertainment Malta Ltd, will lead the company’s expansion into North America. NetEnt has been closely monitoring and evaluating the developments in North America. and now believes the prerequisites and timing is right for NetEnt to intensify its efforts to enter both the United States and Canada. NetEnt’s initial …

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Ihre Consulting has Guts

Guts Affiliates, the official affiliate program for guts.com, has instructed Ihre Consulting to assist it with affiliate recruitment and assist them in growing to the next level. Guts.com targets casino players and sports bettors from many countries, but specifically Norway, Sweden, Finland, Canada, Australia, Germany and UK. They have multiple currencies, languages and 24/7 customer support in Norwegian, Swedish, English …

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History of the bitcoin – infographic

BetVIP.com, the world’s first licensed bitcoin-only sportsbook, has released an Infographic detailing the rise of the popular but controversial digital currency.

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GTECH to develop new platform for Canada

GTech Canada ULC is leading a consortium to develop a “multi-channel content application platform”. GTech Canada is a subsidiary of GTech SpA, a leading commercial lottery operator and provider of technology in regulated gaming markets, including slot machines under the SPIELO brand. GTech Canada says the new project will enable simultaneous deployment of new games across mobile, Internet and land-based …

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Amaya to snap up $4.9bn PokerStars

Amaya Gaming Group has agreed a sensational US$4.9bn (£2.9bn)  deal to acquire The Rational Group, operator of the world’s biggest online poker brands PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker. The deal is backed by Blackstone Group LP’s credit division, GSO Capital Partners, which will buy more than $600 million in convertible preferred shares and other securities. Deutsche Bank, Barclays and Macquarie …

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Optimal Payments gets involved with GiGse

Online payment solutions provider Optimal Payments has announced its VIP sponsorship and attendance at the 14th annual Global iGaming Summit & Expo (GiGse) from July 14 to 16, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency in San Francisco. GiGse brings together over 700 of the top executives and decision-makers in the regulated iGaming market to discuss the latest trends and emerging developments …

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Skrill Exit Canadian iGaming Market

Skrill the online payment and transaction service provider, has confirmed that it will withdraw transaction services for igaming operators targeting Canada. Skrill sent an email communication to igaming operators stating that from January 2nd 2014 transactions to operator products and website would be halted, Skrill looks to halt all gaming transactions by the 31st of January 2014.The payment services provider …

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