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    Online gaming and sports betting provider mybet Holding has cited the impact of its expanding sports wagering and online horse racing businesses as the main reasons behind a year-on-year jump in revenue during 2014.

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    Online gaming operator 888 has reported record-breaking results in 2014 after it achieved widespread year-on-year growth across its businesses.

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    Online gaming operator bwin.party has confirmed that talks over the possibility of selling all or part of its business to potential suitors have entered an advanced stage.

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    Norbert Teufelberger, chief executive officer of bwin.party, said that despite having suffered a year-on-year drop in revenue during 2014, the online gaming operator was still able to make “solid” progress.

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    Online gaming consumer business PokerStars is set to launch its new internet sportsbook ahead of schedule during the first quarter of 2015.

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    Online gambling company Betfair saw a 50% increase in its active customer base in the first half of 2014 and is to return £200 million (€254.6m/$313.5m) to shareholders.

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    Spanish gambling regulator Dirección General de Ordenación del Juego (DGOJ) has cited the impact of this year’s Fifa World Cup national football team tournament as the main reason behind a year-on-year jump in national online gaming revenue in the three months through to September 30.

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    Canadian gaming provider Amaya Gaming has hailed the “immediate” impact of its takeover of Rational Group, the operator of online poker brands PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker, after posting a huge year-on-year increase in quarterly revenue.

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    Online gaming operator 888 has cited the “outstanding” performance of its internet casino business as the driving force behind record revenue posted during the three months through to September 30.

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    Online gaming operator bwin.party has reported that despite losses in its casino, poker and bingo divisions, the success of its sports betting arm helped it achieve year-on-year revenue growth during the three months to September 30, 2014.

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    Norbert Teufelberger, chief executive officer of bwin.party, said the online gaming operator must undergo ‘major change’ if it is to improve on its ‘mixed’ performance during the six months to June 30, 2014.

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    Canadian gaming provider Amaya Gaming has set its sights on further growth after posting positive financial figures for the first half of 2014.

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    Online gaming and betting provider mybet Holding has cited the success of its sports betting business as the main reason behind a slight year-on-year increase in revenue during the first six months of the year.

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    Online gaming operator 888 has reported a year-on-year rise in all key financial metrics in the second quarter of 2014 to register record revenue figures for the first half of the year.

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    Online casino and sportsbook operator GVC Holdings has cited the impact of football’s Fifa World Cup as the main reason behind an increase to record levels of revenue during the three months to June 30, 2014.

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    Online gaming operator bwin.party has reported a ‘mixed’ revenue performance during the three months through to June 30, 2014, with a good showing from its sports business helping to offset softer performances by its poker and casino services.

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    Bookmaker Ladbrokes has announced the integration of the PayPal online payment system into its mobile platform in an effort to improve the service for its UK customers.

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    Online gaming operator 888 has confirmed that its internet poker brand 888poker has ended its endorsement deal with Luis Suarez after he Uruguay international footballer was handed a ban by football's world governing body Fifa for biting an opponent.

     

     

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    Fantasy sports start-up DraftKings has agreed a deal to become the official and exclusive fantasy sports sponsor of the 2014 World Series of Poker (WSOP) global gaming event.

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    This week the iGB Diary marvels at Willie Brown's damascene conversion, wonders why Paddy was so soft on Giggsy, roots for gender equality and praises Ladbrokes (yes you read that right).  

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