In The Spotlight
Now in his ninth year as chief executive of Playtech, Mor Weizer is more enthused about the company’s growth prospects than ever before.
Gaming Intelligence interviewed an ebullient Sean Ryan, the VP of platform partnerships at Facebook, in a near-empty hall at the end of a long day at the World Gaming Executive Summit in Barcelona. His words of wisdom are worth hearing so here they are for a wider audience.
Playtech and OpenBet may have been the early movers in developing their omni-channel offerings, but competitors such as Inspired and Scientific Games are emerging alongside smaller companies hoping their cutting-edge technology will help them carve out a niche in this emerging market.
Toronto-listed gaming software provider Contagious Gaming has recorded a net loss of CAD$7.7m for the year ended March 31st, despite posting a 52 per cent increase in revenue during the year.
Swedish casino games developer NetEnt has paid out a €4.6m jackpot to a LeoVegas.com customer playing the mobile version of the popular Mega Fortune Dreams game.
Las Vegas’ Treasure Island Hotel and Casino has launched a new mobile sports betting offering for its customers following a partnership with multi-platform gaming solutions provider Miomni Gaming.
New Jersey resident Joseph Graziano, owner of the US-facing Beteagle.com website, has been jailed for 18 months for his involvement in the illegal online sports betting business which had connections with the Genovese Crime Family of La Cosa Nostra.
Macau-based casino operator Galaxy Entertainment Group has moved to diversify its business by acquiring a minority stake in Société des Bains de Mer (SBM), part-owner of iGaming operator Betclic Everest Group.
Daily fantasy sports operator DraftKings confirmed Monday that it has secured a $300m Series D round of funding led by FOX Sports, and which also included major North American sports leagues Major League Baseball, the National Hockey League and Major League Soccer.
Bump 50:50, a division of Sportech Racing & Digital, has agreed partnerships with a number of charitable foundations linked to Canadian and US sporting teams which will see it supply technology to power raffles at sporting and entertainment events.
US gaming and lottery supplier Scientific Games Corporation has added to its executive team with the appointment of David Smail as the company’s new executive vice president and chief legal officer.