In The Spotlight
Operators have long fought to attract a fraction of console gaming’s huge audience but the growing popularity of electronic sports (eSports) could finally help bring a wider audience to social and real-money gaming
Recent hacker attacks on Betfair, Unibet and the New Jersey online gambling sites have pushed security up the agenda. What should be done?
Around 18 months into a major turnaround of the business, mybet chief executive Sven Ivo Brinck abruptly announced his departure. Gaming Intelligence talks to the outgoing CEO about this remarkable state of affairs.
Now in his ninth year as chief executive of Playtech, Mor Weizer is more enthused about the company’s growth prospects than ever before.
Playtech acquisition target Plus500, the AIM-listed CFD provider, has reported a 44 per cent increase in revenue to US$56.2m for the third quarter of 2015, although the company warned that its full year profit is not expected to match that of last year.
Online gaming operator Betway has paid out a potential world record amount to a UK customer who won an online slots jackpot playing Microgaming’s Mega Moolah game last week.
The Association of German Machine Manufacturers (Deutsche Automatenwirtschaft) has spoken out in support of the resolution passed by the Hesse parliament calling for a total overhaul of the country’s gambling legislation.
Tennis continues to be the sport most likely to be targeted for betting-related corruption with 48 alerts for suspicious activity in the third quarter of the year, according to the latest report from sporting integrity body ESSA.
Sweden’s Nordic Leisure confirmed Tuesday that it has made a formal bid to acquire sportsbook solutions supplier Betting Promotion, just days after acquiring sports results and information portal Score 24.
French video games developer Gameloft has moved into the social casino market with the launch of a new free-to-play app based on the popular US police procedural TV franchise CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.
US gaming and lottery supplier Scientific Games Corporation has revealed that two of its lottery partners have moved into the mobile space, with the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery and Maryland Lottery and Gaming launching new apps for iOS and Android devices.
Playtech has hired former Betfair and William Hill group operations director Ian Chuter as a strategic advisor with a wide-ranging remit focusing on gaming, sports betting, and mergers and acquisitions.