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Ladbrokes in talks to buy Betdaq
8 January 2013
The Guardian newspaper reported Ladbrokes is prepared to pay about $48.2 million for the business. »
WAP three times bigger than smartphone for gambling usage in Asia
7 January 2013
Bodog88 has launched a new smartphone and WAP interface allowing access to all bet types in both formats.»
Fahrenkopf to step down at AGA
7 January 2013
The tenure of the organization’s first and only chief executive was marked by significant accomplishments.»
2012 review of online gambling industry by Calvin Ayre
26 December 2012
Bodog founder Calvin Ayre has tested his predictions for 2012 against the reality of another tumultuous year in online gaming.»
Regulators' chief signed onto Caesars system to see how it worked
21 December 2012
Gaming Commission Chairman Pete Bernhard said he signed onto the Caesars Interactive-owned Playtika social gaming website recently to familiarize himself with how the business operates. »
Sportech Plc announces acquisition of eBet
20 December 2012
Sportech PLlc announces acquisition of eBet, a leading provider of Internet and mobile betting services for horse racing in North America. »
New products, redesigned website help virtual game developer CasinoWebScripts meet customer needs
19 December 2012
CasinoWebScripts found success in the world of virtual gaming and is now expanding to offer new games and a website that combines functionality, service and information.»
Mobile social casino from AbZorba Games hits 1 million app installs
19 December 2012
AbZorba Games’ Hub of Fun™ mobile social casino has reached the significant milestone of 1 million app installations.»
Cantor Gaming adds Torrey Pines Pub to growing list of betting outlets
19 December 2012
The company said Tuesday it expects to allow customers at Torrey Pines Pub to place mobile bets within 30 days. »
Cantor Gaming signs deal with Becker Gaming properties
18 December 2012
Becker Gaming operates four Charlie's Bars in Las Vegas. Customers will be able to open an account, fund their account, withdraw money and wager through their accounts, Cantor Gaming officials said in a statement.»
Analyst gives MGM Resorts edge over Penn National in race for Massachusetts gaming license
17 December 2012
Credit Suisse gaming analyst Joel Simkins attended a Springfield town-hall-style meeting and came away with the impression that MGM Resorts is the “clear favorite” of Springfield officials.»
Biggest ever online bingo win is life-changer for winner
17 December 2012
One very lucky online bingo player at ButlersBingo.com has won a life-changing £5.88 million GBP Progressive Jackpot on Microgaming’s Bingo Network. »
Paddy Power to purchase IGT mobile games
14 December 2012
IGT officials said Thursday that the agreement represents a "significant extension to the companies' existing partnership." »
Penn National Gaming submits application fees in Massachusetts
14 December 2012
Penn National Gaming has transmitted non-refundable application fees of $250,000 to the City of Springfield and $400,000 to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in its bid to acquire a Massachusetts gaming license.»
888 enters into contract to launch real-money gaming on Facebook
12 December 2012
The agreement will see 888 offer its award-winning real-money bingo, casino and slot games through the Facebook platform in the U.K.»
SBTech enters African market with exclusive Betland deal
12 December 2012
The new partnership will see SBTech provide top-quality land-based and betting-shop solutions for the African market. »
Sportech Venues approved to provide exclusive online horse race wagering in Connecticut
11 December 2012
The company will offer Internet wagering on North America's finest horse racing through its Winners brand Account Wagering service. »
MGM Resorts in battle with Penn for lone western Massachusetts casino license
10 December 2012
Springfield leaders reportedly told officials from both MGM and Penn to play nice: The city doesn't want a repeat of what happened in Maryland. »
Former Cantor Gaming executive pleads not guilty in court
7 December 2012
Michael Cristalli, a Las Vegas lawyer, expected to reach a favorable resolution of the charges against his client, Michael Colbert, that "will allow him to go ahead and resume a career that he worked so hard to build over the years."»
Social gaming giant Zynga seeks suitability from Nevada regulators
7 December 2012
Zynga, which makes free-play social games such as Words with Friends, FarmVille and Mafia Wars, has been hinting at finding a way to jump into the potential U.S. regulated online gaming industry. The company operates the free-play Zynga Poker.»
Interest groups clash over online poker
6 December 2012
Interest groups have heightened their lobbying efforts as the 112th Congress closes in on adjournment at the end of the year. Proponents hope - and opponents worry - that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., will attach the bill to must-pass legislation during the lame-duck session.»
Healys to host free seminar on U.K. draft iGaming legislation
6 December 2012
On December 3, 2012 the U.K. government released draft legislation requiring all U.K.-facing offshore businesses to be licensed in the U.K.»
OneTwoTrade announces partnership with Income Access
5 December 2012
The joint venture offers industry-leading marketing solutions for affiliates.»
American Gaming Association lobbies for Web poker legislation
4 December 2012
The AGA launched a lobbying and educational effort urging Congress to pass a federal online poker bill by the end of the session in an effort to block gaming's rapid expansion on a state-by-state basis. »
Cantor Gaming opens new Silverton sports book
3 December 2012
Cantor Gaming opened its eighth race and sports book on Thursday, as the company continues to invest millions of dollars to expand its lines of business in Southern Nevada to include sports books, poker rooms, mobile and self-service wagering stations in bars and restaurants.»