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    In typical Playtech style, the igaming giant sets out its betting stall, Betfair links up with Snapchat, Spain should beware not regulating slots and some media not so eagle eyed. 

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    The Danish Gambling Authority (Ministry of Taxation) has revealed that gross gaming revenue in the country increased from DKK2.045 billion (€273 million/$375 million) in 2012 to DKK2.375 billion in 2013 despite a sharp fall in online poker revenue.

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    Australian gaming company Tatts has reported a slight fall in net profit in the six months through to December 31, but remains confident of its full-year results, according to the Australian newspaper.

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    Online gaming software giant Playtech has announced it will pay shareholders a special dividend of £100m (€122m/US$167m) after registering a significant rise in full-year profits for 2013.

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    Betting operator Gala Coral has reported a 12% increase on year-on-year sales to £356.1 million (€432.8 million/$592.6 million) for the first quarter of the 2014 financial year.

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    Michael Buckley, the chairman of Gaming Realms, has hailed the mobile and social gaming venture’s “significant progress” in 2013 after it registered an increase in quarterly revenue.

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    Swedish gaming operator Cherry has registered a net loss of SEK8.2m (€902,000/$1.3 million) for 2013.

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    Further details have emerged of mobile games developer King's proposed flotation on the New York Stock Exchange.

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    Online casino software provider SkillOnNet has acquired the igaming website JackpotParty.com from Scientific Games subsidiary WMS for an undisclosed amount.

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    Investment vehicle SpringOwl Gibraltar Partners has agreed a deal to acquire 6.1% of bwin.party and secured the right to appoint one director to the board of the online gambling giant.

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    Social gaming company Mango Games has appointed Rahul Razdan as its new chief executive officer.

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    Gaming industry entertainment solutions provider Amaya Gaming Group has completed its acquisition of North American games and systems designer, manufacturer and services firm Diamond Game Enterprises.

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    Interactive gaming software and services provider GTECH has agreed a deal to acquire specialist mobile gambling provider and operator Probability Plc.

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    Ladbrokes has confirmed that it will be closing 40-50 betting outlets in the near future as it looks to optimise its retail estate in “secondary locations”.

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    BetConstruct has signed Belgian gaming group Goldenpalace.be to target Belgian punters in run up to World Cup.

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    GamCrowd, a new crowd-funding and sourcing platform that aims to help start-up companies in the gambling industry, has opened its registration site for potential investors.

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    CasinoBitco.in, the Bitcoin-only gaming service and sportsbook, has acquired Bitcoin gaming properties Bit777.com, Peerbet.org and Peerdice.org from online gaming solutions provider Ultraplay.

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    Reports that the William Hill chief executive Ralph Topping is set to leave the bookmaker a year earlier than planned have been clarified by a spokesperson for the group who explained that the bookmaker’s board was planning ahead to give itself plenty of time to find his replacement.

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    Social gaming company Zynga has filed to offer up to $126 million (€92 million) on behalf of some of the new shareholders it obtained during its acquisition of mobile gaming firm NaturalMotion, according to the Wall Street Journal newspaper

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    US operator Caesars Interactive Entertainment (CIE) has completed the acquisition of Pacific Interactive, the social gaming company behind the House of Fun social and mobile casino-themed games.

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