HABANERO HAILS Robust Begin to 2017

In an industry update this week, games developer Habanero reported a record-breaking start to 2017 with clients’ gross gaming revenue, derived from Habanero’s portfolio of titles, growing by an average of 15.3 per cent month on month over the past year. Habanero points to its strength in the Asian market, highlighting its most recent content supply deal with mobile platform and content supplier GWIN along with similar deals in Austria with SKS365 and with platform provider and content …
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PLAYTECH’S BGT SPORTS EXTENDS BOYLESPORTS DEAL

Playtech BGT Sports, which provides omni-channel sports betting solutions, has extended its Self Service Betting Terminals (SSBTs) agreement with Irish bookmaking firm BoyleSports for another four years. As part of the deal, Playtech BGT Sports will supply an initial 325 terminals, taking the total number to over 600 across Boyle’s 220-strong estate with more to follow. The deployment of machines is expected to be completed by mid-April. The majority of the machines are Playtech BGT …
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BULLISH FORECAST FOR PENNSYLVANIA ONLINE GAMBLING

The US state of Pennsylvania has the potential to generate hundreds of millions of dollars in new tax revenue should the state pass legislation to legalise and regulate online casino games and poker, according to a recently released 14 page white paper by news and analytical research site PlayPennsylvania titled “Pennsylvania Online Gaming Revenue: A Billion-Dollar Opportunity.” For the five-year period from 2018 through 2022, Pennsylvania is projected to add around $ 426 million to …
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NEW TELEVISION ADVERT FROM ONLINE CASINO

Online casino operator PlayOJO.com has launched a television advertising campaign in the UK as part of an effort to promote its entrance into the online gaming market in that country. Created by the 101 advertising agency and shot by award-winning director Chris Woods, the new advert features Geoff Bell, star of films such as ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’. Bell plays a rogue PlayOJO employee, who ultimately resigns over the company’s policy of giving its players money back on every …
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NEVADA GAMBLING REVENUES FOR FEBRUARY RELEASED

The Nevada regulator has released revenue numbers for February 2017 which, at $ 945.5 million are down 4.5 percent on the $ 989.9 million achieved in corresponding period in 2016. However, observers have pointed out that due to the vagaries of the calendar, there was an extra February day last year. Michael Lawton, a senior research analyst with the Tax and License Division of the Nevada Gaming Control Board, said part of the monthly decline was because February 2016 had an extra …
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MR. GREEN ONLINE CASINO GROUP JOINS EXODUS FROM POLAND

The Mr Green online casino group announced late Tuesday that it is to join the growing number of online betting companies departing the ridiculously overtaxed market in Poland. In a communication to affiliate marketers, the company said that its decision, which takes immediate effect, is due to unfavourable regulatory developments in the country. The communication advised affiliate partners that Poland-based players who already have accounts with the operator would be able to access their …
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BLITZ ON THE WAY FOR CHINESE ONLINE GAMBLING

According to reports in China’s state media the government is planning a major clampdown on attempts by foreign land casino operators to lure high rolling Chinese punters to their casinos, and on the growing problem of illegal online gambling on the mainland. The state’s Xinhua news agency reported Wednesday that Public Security Minister Guo Shengkun will direct the drive. The report quoted the minister as saying: “We must seriously investigate and severely punish those …
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Latin american Gambling Progress Remained 2016

Respected online gambling research group Eilers and Krejick say that online gambling revenues in Europe grew by 6.6 percent year-on-year despite restrictions in Portugal, Poland and the Czech Republic, which spokesman Adam Krejcik said cost operators around Euro 500 million. The E & K study found that bet365 leads the market in the region, with an 8 percent market share, but that the largest online gambling firm is the recently merged Paddy Power Betfair group, which has 7 percent of the …
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NEKTAN IN DISTRIBUTION DEAL WITH HIGH 5 GAMES

B2B gaming solution and services provider Nektan has entered into an agreement with High 5 Games (H5G) under which it will exclusively distribute the developer’s real money gaming content in Europe and assume responsibility for the management of H5G’s technology and games. The deal also provides Nektan the rights to port H5G’s existing flash games and back catalogue into HTML5 for mobile distribution, and bring the licensing infrastructure under its own. The companies have further agreed that …
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