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Lottery debate planned on new look Dutch market

Event organiser Gaming In Holland has announced  that representatives of the major operators of the State lottery De Lotto and the National Postcode Lottery, shall be debating pending regulatory changes in the lucrative Dutch lottery market at its June conference. Until recently, the Netherlands lotteries market was regulated by the Netherlands Gaming Control Board, but from April 2012 this responsibility …

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Playtech posts Q1 2015 revenue uplift with new clients & services

FTSE 250 listed igaming technology supplier Playtech posted its 2015 opening quarter performance, reporting top line metric growth on all key verticals as the operator extended its technology provisions and signed new customers in the period. In what has so far been a tough first quarter for online gambling operators who have faced increasing tax costs and unfavourable sports result …

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Bookmaker devices amongst first published Apple Watch apps

The general release of the Apple Watch on Friday 24 April, saw some 3000 dedicated Apple Watch apps published to the public. Bookmakers, William Hill, Coral, Unibet, and Ladbrokes Australia were the first industry operators to release customised apps into the Apple Watch eco-system. The industry bragging rights for first publicised release were shared by Ladbrokes Australia and William Hill, …

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Playtech to hire 600 staff as it prepares for major omni-channel push

Industry leading software and services provider Playtech, has announced today that it is looking to add a further 300 employees to its 4000 global workforce in the next eight months, as the company looks to roll-out several large scale omni-channel projects in the UK and emerging markets. Playtech has outlined that it will look to significantly grow its investment and …

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Playtech acquires 91% stake in TradeFX with €208 million cash offer

iGaming technology and software provider Playtech Plc has conditionally agreed to acquire a 91% stake in currency trading and binary options operator TradeFX Limited. The acquisition deal for TradeFX is potentially worth €458 million, as Playtech are prepared to make an initial cash payment of €208 million, combined with corporate performance related caveats valued at an additional €250 million. TradeFX …

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Jim Mullen named as new Ladbrokes chief

Ladbrokes has announced that its Managing Director of Digital Jim Mullen is to be the next Chief Executive, taking over on April 1st from Richard Glynn. Mullen joined the business in November 2013 after three years at William Hill where he was COO of their on line operations. Since arriving at Ladbrokes he has led the operational transformation of Ladbrokes’ …

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Unibet ends Playtech bingo partnership as operator pushes for stand alone product in 2015

Unibet Plc has announced that it will not renew its online bingo platform provisions partnership with Playtech’s Virtue Fusion network, as the operator will look to develop and launch its in-house bingo product using development studio Relax Gaming. The decision to discontinue its partnership with Virtue Fusion/Playtech follows last year’s launch of its standalone poker room, as the operators looks …

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Mansion Group closes German casino operations

Mansion Group has confirmed that five of its leading casino brands are set to exit the German online gambling market. The software and igaming provisions provider has withdrawn German online casino services for Mansion Casino, Slots Heaven, Les A Casino, Casino.com and Club777. The Playtech powered casino operator confirmed the closure of services for these five brands on 1 February. …

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London Baby Sponsor Profile: Iforium

It’s two years since Phil Parry became CEO at Iforium, and he hopes that 2015 will see the firm’s Gameflex and Wagerflex solutions taken up by more operators than ever before. What has your company and its services and operations learned from 2014? 2014 proved a year of rapid progression and growth for Iforium. It saw Iforium expand the team, …

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Richard Thorp – FSB Technology – 2014 Betting Industry Review

FSB Technology’s Business Development Director Richard Thorp reflects on 2014 and looks forward to another challenging year. When it comes to the betting and gaming industry, I think it’s safe to say that we will look back on 2014 as both the best of times and the worst. It’s biggest event by far, for UK-facing operators and suppliers at least, was …

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