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    UK betting operator 666BET will expand its offering with two new products after it signed a deal with software and services firm Metric Gaming.

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    Online gaming operator MetroPlay is to enter the sports betting market after teaming up with services provider BetConstruct.

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    US fantasy sports operator DraftKings has further expanded its presence in the professional sports sector by entering into a partnership with mixed martial arts (MMA) promoter the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).

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    The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) has granted its approval for the Resorts Casino in Atlantic City to launch a full online gaming service in the US state.

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    Pennsylvania State Representative John Payne has introduced a new internet gaming bill in the US state in an effort to help boost its casino industry.

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    UK bookmaker Ladbrokes  reported a fall in year-on-year profit for 2014 after an increase in digital revenue was offset by wider costs in the business resulting in the closure of 60 betting shops.

Press Releases

Intelligence Centre

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    20 February 2015

    The Gamesys-Intertain deal is great for all parties involved and clarifies the lines between B2B and B2C for Gamesys while providing Intertain with an excellent supplier platform. The deal has the potential for major B2B movements and provides regulated scale and volume, but there will be issues ahead for Gamesys, notably the fact that all its profits will now be going to Intertain, reports Scott Longley

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    1 January 2015

    The Gambling Commission recently stepped up protection for customer funds, with a formal monthly reporting mechanism due in 2015. Operators would be well advised to start planning with their finance teams to ensure full compliance, writes Bahar Alaeddini of Harris Hagan.

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    While most investors speculate on Bitcoin’s daily price, few have taken a look at the long-term viability of Bitcoin. This panel recorded at the Bitcoin4iGaming Conference asks Oxford Economist Jonathan Levin and Bitcoin Mega-Miner Jez San to explain their rationale behind their long-term positions in non-fiat crypto currencies.

News Analysis

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    Playtech has the cash reserves to carry out serious M&A but the speed at which markets are regulating is still slow. Asia meanwhile remains a risk for the group, Scott Longley reports.

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    Richard Glynn’s final set of full year results as Ladbrokes chief executive illustrate one of the key flaws of his tenure at the helm: it has taken too long for the group to reach anywhere near this stage, writes Jake Pollard.

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    EU sanctioning OPAP monopoly to operate video-lottery terminals (VLT) in its home market means OPAP can focus on the VLT roll-out while online operators and local casinos believe EU decision constitutes state aid.