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    Imperus Technologies Corp, a specialist in social networking, mobile and real-money gaming, has announced it is to launch a mobile version of its ‘Bingo Trip’ social gaming application.

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    Online daily fantasy sports operator Major League Fantasy has struck a new partnership with North American NBA basketball franchise the Golden State Warriors.

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    Online gaming systems and software provider GameAccount Network has launched online baccarat game EZ Baccarat in partnership with DEQ Systems Corp.

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    BetConstruct, a developer of online and land-based betting and gaming services, has entered into a partnership with internet casino and sports betting platform provider Gaming1.

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    Online gaming operator Unibet has appointed interim head of poker Andrew West to the role on a full-time basis.

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    A director at online betting operator 666Bet has been arrested in connection with a £21 million (€28.7 million/$31.1 million) fraud and money-laundering investigation, according to the Independent on Sunday newspaper.

Press Releases

Intelligence Centre

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    27 March 2015

    With 888 publishing another excellent set of results earlier this week and William Hill announcing its own 'online schematic' shortly before, the in-house vs. outsourcing tech debate continues to hold sway in the igaming sector.      

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    16 March 2015

    Esports attract huge audiences and for the igaming sector offer operators and betting platforms the possibility of promoting peer-to-peer bets. However, beyond the opportunities for online betting entrepreneurs to harness the potential offered by these huge player numbers, it is worth wondering whether e-sports can enter the commercial mainstream. 

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    11 March 2015

    Sweden remains a key market for Nordic operators such as Unibet, Betsson and Mr Green and in many ways offers an optimal environment: minimal regulation and taxation and a population keen on gambling. However, those companies appear reluctant to divulge much detail about their activities there, but with regulation at least 18 months off, will some investors be tempted to take a punt early on one of those operators?

News Analysis

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    Spain’s licensed betting operators expect to have recorded some €20m in stakes during last Sunday’s Barcelona-Real Madrid clasico, but for former Juego Online chief executive Dina Niron, operators are still waiting for the roll out of online slots later this year.

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    bwin party’s results announcement yesterday were not overly positive but at least the group can fall back on its sportsbook platform to turn things round. However, all the hard work that is going on indoors needs to translate into performance.

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    William Hill and Ladbrokes share some similarities but when it comes to online betting and gaming, they move in totally different circles. And following its results announcement that it would pay a dividend in 2015 without increasing online marketing spend, Ladbrokes has its work cut out if it wants to make a dent in its arch-rival's lead. Scott Longley goes through the figures.