In The Spotlight
KamaGames' Pokerist Texas Poker has been a consistent performer in the social casino market but the studio has long believed it can do better. With a new London office set up and PokerStars’ former head of mobile joining the team, the company believes it can grow into a business capable of disrupting the sector’s top tier.
Gibraltar-based Lottoland has experienced huge success since its inception in 2013 as a B2C lottery provider. Now it wants to replicate that success in the B2B space. Chief executive Nigel Birrell and B2B director Michael Bogie speak to Gaming Intelligence about the logic behind the move.
William Hill was the UK’s leading bookmaker – online and off – but the numbers have gone into reverse, executives have left in droves and CEO James Henderson has issued a profit warning. Gaming Intelligence looks for the causes of its malaise and asks where it goes from here.
Toronto-listed iGaming supplier NYX Gaming Group has agreed a CAD$10.5m private placement offering with a private investor, which will be used to settle in part amounts owing by its US subsidiary to another investor.
A proposal to amend the Netherlands remote gaming bill and ban any operators who are sponsoring a Dutch sports team from offering odds on those games, has been attacked by the country’s main football league, while the Dutch parliament prepares for its long-awaited hearing on the bill this evening.
Operator association the Australian Wagering Council (AWC) has slammed the South Australian government’s decision to introduce a Point of Consumption (PoC) tax on all betting companies offering services in the state, claiming that it was untenable in practice and a major blow for customers, racing and sporting bodies.
Brazilian lawmakers have introduced new legislation which would establish a regulatory framework for gaming in Brazil, although it explicitly bans any form of betting including online.
Australia gaming supplier Ainsworth Game Technology (AGT) confirmed Monday that a resolution to approve the sale of its founder Len Ainsworth’s 52.2 per cent holding to NOVOMATIC has been passed by shareholders.
Dutch gambling regulator Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has issued an incremental penalty to a Dutch call centre for selling German lottery tickets without authorisation.
The UK’s Responsible Gambling Trust has appointed Kate Lampard CBE as its new chair of the board of trustees.
It’s private equity versus David Baazov as PokerStars faces its second takeover in two years. Whoever wins, big changes lie in store for the world’s biggest poker company.