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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.

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.

The latest gambling participation figures released by the UK Gambling Commission show a 0.9 per cent decrease in the number of adults participating in at least one form of gambling in the past 12 months, with the National Lottery continuing to be the most popular form of gambling.

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.

Lottomatica Group subsidiary GTECH Global Services Corporation Limited has signed a twelve-year contract worth approximately €23m to provide a new lottery system solution and ongoing support services to La Française des Jeux (FDJ), the operator of the French National Lottery.

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.

Sportsbook technology provider Offsidegaming has announced its first B2B deal following the signing of an agreement with Argentina-licensed operator Elygra Online SA, Victor Chandler’s former local partner in the Argentinean online gaming market.

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.

With American companies increasingly recognising the importance of the internet for the future of the overall gambling sector, WMS Industries Inc., the US gaming machines giant, has taken its first step into the market with the soft launch of a UK facing online casino.

Canada’s Pacific Lottery Corporation (PLC) has warned that the company’s planned launch of a new mobile phone lottery service in Vietnam has been placed in doubt after the Government of Vietnam requested additional clarification on the proposed technology to be used.

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