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first_img Email Address Casino & games 25th May 2018 | By Louella Hughes Topics: Casino & games Slots Book of Gods by Big Time Gamingcenter_img Book of Gods is the next chapter in symbol cloning with all the features a player expects from a “book” slot with a lot more surprises in store. Book of Gods has a unique first to market base game cloning system with huge win potential in both the base game and the feature, were top paying cloned symbols are added with every re-trigger. A must have game for “Book of” fans in all jurisdictions.Find out more here. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterlast_img read more

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Online gaming boosts Loto-Québec’s results

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first_img A sharp increase in online gaming revenues has helped Canadian provincial lottery operator Loto-Québec to post an improved financial outlook for the 2017-18 fiscal year.Loto-Québec’s net profits improved by 8.5% to C$1.335bn (£764m/€877m/$1.02bn), with turnover edging up by 3.7% as the operator reported improved results across all key metrics.However, it was the performance of online gaming – albeit currently the operator’s smallest division, through the EspaceJeux.com platform – which stood out, with sales rocketing by 37.5% to hit C$118m, improving on the momentum of the previous year, when the division posted a 29.7% increase.Online casino revenue improved by 40.6% to C$64.3m, while online lottery sales improved by 34% to C$53.7m.The results would appear to vindicate Loto-Québec’s decision to bring all of its online products under the same umbrella earlier this year, including bingo, casino, lotteries, poker and sports betting.Lottery operations continued to be the operator’s primary revenue-generator, accounting for sales of $1.881bn, a 2.9% rise. Loto-Québec’s four casinos generated total sales of C$906.9m – an 8.1% increase.The dividend contribution to the public purse increased by 8.7% to C$1.31bn – C$169m more than the target set by Finance Minister Carlos Leitao.Related article: Loto-Québec launches new online lottery service Finance AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Online gaming boosts Loto-Québec’s results Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Topics: Financecenter_img 15th June 2018 | By contenteditor A sharp increase in online gaming revenues has helped Canadian provincial lottery operator Loto-Québec to post an improved financial outlook for the 2017-18 fiscal year. Regions: Canada Quebec Email Addresslast_img read more

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New Hills US marketing chief ‘excited’ by growth potential

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first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Email Address New Hills US marketing chief ‘excited’ by growth potential William Hill’s US division has appointed Sharon Otterman as its new chief marketing officer as part of its ongoing growth plans in the country.Otterman was previously executive vice-president and chief marketing officer at the Madison Square Garden Company and also served in the same roles at media company NBCUniversal.Earlier in her career, Otterman was vice-president of marketing at US sports broadcaster ESPN.Speaking to iGaming Business, Otterman said: “As a huge sports fan and sports marketer, I am so excited to tap into the pent up consumer demand in the US, with a brand that fans trust.“My goal is to continue the great work that has been done in Nevada to let fans fans know the William Hill brand across the US.“As more and more states allow sports wagering, I see a new industry having positive impacts: sports TV ratings increasing, sports ticket sales increasing and sports betting overall becoming more mainstream.”Otterman added: “The popularity of sports betting has never been higher.“I am thrilled to join William Hill, the international leader in this industry, to help serve an expanding, engaged customer base.”Otterman joins at a busy time for William Hill US, following the recent regulation of sports betting in a number of states across the US.William Hill is now working with Monmouth Park Racetrack in Long Branch and Ocean Resort Casino in New Jersey after both venues began started taking sports bets in June.Joe Asher, chief executive of William Hill US, said: “Sharon is a proven leader and we are thrilled that we could pull her away from one of the most high-profile jobs in sports marketing to join William Hill.” 24th July 2018 | By contenteditor Regions: UScenter_img Marketing & affiliates Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Former Madison Square Garden Company EVP to drive marketing at William Hill US Topics: Marketing & affiliates Sports bettinglast_img read more

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WMRecruit commits to All-in Diversity Project

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first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter WMRecruit commits to All-in Diversity Project Specialist recruitment agency WMRecruit has thrown its support behind the All-in Diversity Project after agreeing to become a strategic partner of the initiative.WMRecruit, the first independent recruitment agency to commit to the not-for-profit initiative, will work with the All-in Diversity Project to promote diversity in the gambling sector.The two parties will focus on ensuring that a diverse range of individuals are present in the industry’s talent pool, as well as tackling diversity, equality and inclusion challenges in the workplace.‘All-In are true diversity and inclusion champions within an industry that is notoriously male dominated, until very recently,” WM Recruit recruitment manager Jo Galt said. “Together, we can open up more opportunities to provide fresh and diverse talent into the gaming industry.”Kelly Kehn, co-founder of the All-in Diversity Project, added: “We are so pleased to be partnering with a specialist who is looking to shake up the traditional approach to recruitment.“We strongly believe that parenthood should be considered a boon – not a barrier to career development and progression. Employers need to recognise that being a parent is no longer defined by gender and failing to adopt parent-friendly working practices will only serve to drive talent away.”WMRecruit joins the likes of Paddy Power Betfair, Caesars Entertainment and IGT in supporting the initiative.The All-in Diversity Project also confirmed this week that Shelley White, chief executive of the Responsible Gambling Council, is to join to its advisory board. Casino & games Topics: Casino & games Lottery Sports betting Strategy Tags: Online Gambling OTB and Betting Shopscenter_img 26th March 2019 | By contenteditor Specialist recruitment agency WMRecruit has thrown its support behind the All-in Diversity Project after agreeing to become a strategic partner of the initiative. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Addresslast_img read more

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PokerStars bolsters European services with Paysafe

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first_imgCasino & games Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter PokerStars bolsters European services with Paysafe Tags: Card Rooms and Poker Online Gambling Payments The Stars Group has agreed a deal to roll out Paysafe Group’s Rapid Transfer payment solution with its PokerStars flagship poker brand in 10 European countries. The Stars Group has agreed a deal to roll out Paysafe Group’s Rapid Transfer payment solution with its PokerStars flagship poker brand in 10 European countries.Registered customers will now be able to use Rapid Transfer to make deposits using their online banking details.Rapid Transfer enables users to make online payments instantly from their bank account, without having to leave an operator or merchant’s website. Customers also receive instant confirmation of their payment.PokerStars has not yet released the full roster of countries where Rapid Transfer will be available to its customers, but iGamingBusiness.com understands that both the UK and Spain are on the list.PokerStars already allows customers to make transactions using other Paysafe digital payment solutions including Skrill, NETELLER and paysafecard.Lorenzo Pellegrino, chief executive of Skrill, NETELLER and Income Access at Paysafe, said: “PokerStars’ position as a market leader is reflected across everything they do. We are delighted to be supporting them to ensure this quality service for players spans across the deposit methods they offer, via Rapid Transfer in addition to Skrill, NETELLER and paysafecard.”Image: Santeri Viinamäki AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 16th July 2019 | By contenteditor Regions: Europe Topics: Casino & games Tech & innovation Poker Email Addresslast_img read more

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Rhode Island wagering revenue slumps in July

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first_img Email Address Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Tags: Race Track and Racino 29th August 2019 | By contenteditor AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Finance Rhode Island’s regulated sports betting market has reported a 61.5% month-on-month decline in revenue for July.Having posted the market’s highest monthly total to date in June, revenue fell from $2.1m to $827,579. Amounts wagered over the month dropped 43.5% to $14.7m, with customers winning back $7.5m.The vast majority of wagering activity took place at the Twin River Casino in Lincoln, where customers staked $6.6m, and the venue paid out $6.0m in winnings, leaving revenue of $622,041. Read the full story on iGB North America. Topics: Finance Sports betting Horse racing Regions: US Rhode Island Rhode Island wagering revenue slumps in July Rhode Island’s regulated sports betting market has reported a 61.5% month-on-month decline in revenue for July. However, mobile betting may soon launch in the state, with a roll out planned for the start of the National Football League season.last_img read more

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Gaming Realms adds Sportingbet founder Blandford to board

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first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Mobile games developer Gaming Realms has appointed Mark Blandford, the founder of Sportingbet, to its board as a non-executive director. Blandford will take on the new role with immediate effect. People Topics: People Strategy Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Mobile games developer Gaming Realms has appointed Mark Blandford, the founder of Sportingbet, to its board as a non-executive director.Blandford, who will take on his new role with immediate effect, founded and launched Sportingbet.com in 1998, and in 2001 floated the online operator on AIM.In 2007, Blandford stepped down from the Sportingbet board, prior to its sale in 2013 in a deal worth £485m (€555.5m/$612.2m). Sportingbet’s assets were split between William Hill and GVC Holdings.Since leaving Sportingbet, Blandford has served as a director with a number of businesses, including internet company Intela, mobile gaming developer Mfuse and private finance firm Borro.com.Blandford is also currently chairman of sports betting solutions provider FSB Technology.“We are delighted that Mark has agreed to join the company; he has significant board experience in public companies and the online gaming industry,” Gaming Realms’ non-executive chairman Michael Buckley said. “We welcome him and greatly look forward to working with him.”The appointment comes after Gaming Realms last week announced that its co-founder, Simon Collins, had opted to step down from his role as a non-executive director on its board. Gaming Realms did not disclose the reasons behind his exit.center_img Gaming Realms adds Sportingbet founder Blandford to board Tags: Mobile 15th October 2019 | By contenteditor Email Addresslast_img read more

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Spelinspektionen warns ATG after bonusing glitch

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first_img The Swedish Gaming Authority (Spelinspektionen) has warned AB Trav och Galopp (ATG) over technical problems that have made it possible to receive bonuses more than once. Tags: Online Gambling AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Legal & compliance Spelinspektionen warns ATG after bonusing glitch The Swedish Gaming Authority (Spelinspektionen) has warned ATG over technical problems that have made it possible to receive bonuses more than once.On 14 February, ATG sent a letter to Spelinspektionen, informing the regulator that players had been given a bonus even though they had already received one in the past. Under the Swedish Gambling Act of 2018, which set the framework for Sweden’s regulated market, licensees may only offer a bonus to players only for the first time they play the licensee’s games.According to ATG, the incident happened because of a migration of the operator’s servers, with players’ bonus history not updating with the migration.In total, 15 customers were able to use second bonuses, worth a combined SEK850 (£69.50/€78.35/$87.48) because of the glitch, which lasted for five and a half hours on 14 January.“ATG has stated that the company takes a very serious view of what has happened, and even though the incident is linked to the relocation of servers, the company has reviewed the procedures for new customer offers so that something similar should not happen again,” Spelinspektionen said.Spelinspektionen director-general Camilla Rosenberg opted not to take any action over the error, noting that it only lasted briefly, was due to a technical error and that it was self-reported.“The violation has only affected a few people and has been going on for a short time,” she said. “In addition, ATG has on its own initiative reported the violation to Spelinspektionen and made a correction.“In its overall assessment, Spelinspektionen therefore considers that the violation in this case is less serious and that a warning may be regarded as sufficient intervention.”Patrick Brissman, ATG’s  chief corporate communication officer, said the operator regrets the error and always makes an effort to stay compliant.“Following the regulations is the foundation of our entire business,” Brissman said. “Therefore, it is a matter of course for us to report when we discover that an error has been committed. We regret and continue to work focused on avoiding any errors that may occur.” Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Topics: Legal & compliance Marketing & affiliates Email Address 13th March 2020 | By Daniel O’Boyle Regions: Europe Nordics Swedenlast_img read more

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IGT to power Circa’s sports betting app in Colorado

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first_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 16th April 2020 | By contenteditor Lottery Regions: US Colorado Missouri International Game Technology (IGT) has agreed a deal to power Circa Sports’ mobile sports betting application in Colorado.Under the agreement, IGT will provide its PlaySports platform for the new Circa Sports offering, allowing consumers in the state to place bets on mobile.In February, Las Vegas-based sports betting brand Circa Sports linked up with casino operator Century Casinos to launch online sports wagering services in Colorado.The 15-year agreement stated that Circa Sports would roll out its mobile sports betting app in under the master license issued to one of Century’s licensed venues. The app was scheduled to launch on or around May 1, 2020.Read the full story on iGB North America. IGT to power Circa’s sports betting app in Colorado International Game Technology (IGT) has agreed a deal to power Circa Sports’ mobile sports betting application in Colorado. Topics: Lottery Sports betting Tech & innovation Email Address Tags: Mobilelast_img read more

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Swiss regulators add 61 sites to igaming blacklists

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first_img Swiss regulators add 61 sites to igaming blacklists Legal & compliance Swiss gambling regulators Eidgenössische Spielbankenkommission (ESBK) and the Inter-Cantonal Lotteries and Betting Commission (Comlot) have added a further 61 websites to the country’s blacklists of unlicensed igaming operators. 19th May 2020 | By Daniel O’Boyle AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Email Address Tags: Online Gambling Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Swiss gambling regulators Eidgenössische Spielbankenkommission (ESBK) and the Inter-Cantonal Lotteries and Betting Commission (Comlot) have added a further 61 websites to the country’s blacklists of unlicensed igaming operators.On the ESBK’s list, new sites include bet365’s 365sb.com site, the fourth bet365 site to be blocked, after bet365.com, bet365.it and bet365.dk.Also listed were 1betasia.com, 3Winorama.com, 5Dimes.mobi, two sites from Argo Casino, Avalon78.com, Bahingo28.com, Baocasino.com, Betamo.com, Kingbilly.com, Bet-at-home789.com and playamo31.com.In addition, Betchan32.com, Bobcasino18.com, Cashpotcasinos.com, Casinoestrella2020.com, Joocasino11.com, Isbet837.com, redkings.com, richcasino.com and n1casino5.com were blocked, as were Slotum.com, Spinia6.com, Spinsamba.com, Tigergaming.com, Tonybet.com and Wazamba777.com.Two sites each from Diamond Club VIP Casino, Lucky31, MrXBet, Vavada and Dublinbet were also added to the ESBK list, along with six from 22Bet.Among the newly listed websites on Comlot’s list are alpenwetten.com, bahigo28.com, exbeteu.com, fortunejack.com and three sites operated by Exclusivebet.  Also added to the list were gwbet.com, helwettia.com, heritagesports.com, solobet14.com, wettpionier.com and two sites from Eurolotto.A site listed as ea2ohqdtmxmb.com was also blocked by the ESBK, while Interwetten7.com appeared on both lists.Swiss internet service providers are required to block access to the latest additions immediately.The blacklists were first released in September last year and the ESBK and Comlot have updated the blacklists on a regular basis since then, most recently in March. Regions: Europe Central and Eastern Europe Switzerland Topics: Legal & compliancelast_img read more

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