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Leading UK and Irish bookmakers William Hill and Paddy Power have become the latest operators to join the EU-based sports integrity watchdog, the European Sports Security Association (ESSA) - bringing the total members of ESSA to fifteen operators.

As part of a strategic reorganisation, Austrian online gaming operator Interwetten has launched a new B2B division which will provide customers with its proprietary sportsbetting platform and associated services. The reorganisation also sees former chief financial officer Rita Landauer promoted to the role of CEO.

Israel is set to offer its citizens an expanded legal sports betting offering with the Israel Sports Betting Board (ISBB) launching an international tender for an online sports betting platform.

Significantly strengthening the company’s balance sheet, live TV gaming specialist NetPlayTV plc has announced that it has conditionally raised £2.5m through a placing of more than 83 million shares which the company said will ensure sufficient funding for the business to complete its restructuring and return to profitability.

Following Tipp24’s announcement in late September that it would be focusing efforts on rebuilding its German lottery brokerage business, rival German operator Jaxx SE has said that it will seek to carve out a dominant position in the German sports betting market and will cease any further investment in the lottery segment.

Genting Alderney has launched a new Cash-In-Cash-Out (CICO) facility which allows UK players of the company’s poker brands, GentingPoker.com or CircusPoker.com, to deposit or withdraw cash from their online poker accounts through one of the 46 Genting casinos across the country.

US gaming giant Harrah’s Entertainment Inc. has set the price range for its initial public offering on Nasdaq, in the process dropping the Harrah’s brand as its corporate name.

Bettorlogic, the form analyst company backed by Andrew Black and Nigel Payne, has announced that Pinnacle Sports has become the latest licensee for the company’s in-play bet stimulation technology, Livelogic.

Lottomatica subsidiary GTECH Global Services Corp. has been awarded a ten year contract by China’s Shenzhen Welfare Lottery Centre which will see the company upgrade an existing Keno system and commence online lottery sales.

America’s Foxwoods Development Co. LLC, operator of the Foxwoods Resort Casino, has entered the international online gaming market through a joint venture which will combine online casino gaming with weekly television game shows from The Price is Right and Family Feud producer Jonathan Goodson.

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