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GENII BOOSTS TAIN CONTENT, ADDING 130 CASINO GAMES
2015-08-03

Gaming technology provider Genii has partnered with Tain, adding more than 130 new casino games to the platform and solutions suppliers portfolio.

Tain significantly expands its casino portfolio offering to its operators with Geniis suite of interactive games, including the revolutionary Spin 16 titles.

Powered by patented technology that utilises the full area of touchscreen devices, Spin 16 allows a player to swipe up, down, left and right, producing a more immersive slots experience.

Nick Barr, Genii sales director, said: Tain's reach and client base, as well as experience gained from more than 15 years in the iGaming industry, makes this an exciting partnership for Genii."

Christer Fahlstedt, Tain CEO, added: "Genii's integration into the Tain platform further grows and diversifies our casino offering. With a loyal following among players, Genii's innovative games are a must-have for operators, and now Tain's customers around the world will be able to offer the entire portfolio of more than 130 titles."




STRONG Q3-2014 PERFORMANCE FROM WILLIAM HILL P.L.C.
2014-10-21

Online and land gambling group nfl football betting Online Bingo Play Slots Online in US NFL Odds William Hill plc has turned in another sparkling performance - particularly from its online enterprises - in an interim management report covering the period from 2 July 2014 to 20 October 2014.
The report shows that the third quarter saw strong year-on-year margin swing driving outstanding profit growth, with key performance indicators highlighting:
* Group net revenue up 23 percent and operating profit up 89 percent;
* Online operating profit up 126 percent, with wagering up 18 percent and mobile wagering up 38 percent;
* Online Gaming net revenue up 23 percent, with 116 percent growth in mobile gaming; and now contributes 31 percent of Online gaming net revenue;
* Online gaming net revenue (comprising 87 percent Casino, 8 percent Bingo, 5 percent Poker) continued to grow strongly, benefiting from investment in mobile gaming together with a wider differentiated product range.
* Retail operating profit up 31 percent, driven by strong gross win margin and ongoing machine strength;
* Eclipse gaming machine roll-out into second half of Retail estate now underway;
* Continued improvement in the Australian subsidiaries, with improved margin and operating efficiencies increasing operating profit substantially;
* Good US wagering growth up 21 pecent, with mobile growth up 88 percent;
* Involvement as a founder member in the responsible gaming adocacy organisation Senet Group;
CEO James Henderson said Tuesday:
The Group performed strongly in Q3 driven by both favourable sporting results and the continued development of our UK and international businesses. The period saw good gaming growth in both major channels and sports net revenue growth significantly boosted by a favourable year-on-year swing in win margin.
"Positive sporting results in the quarter, including a strong end to the World Cup, have moved us close to or ahead of normalised gross win margins on a year-to-date basis.
Online gaming continues to benefit from our investment in mobile and Sportsbook turnover growth remains healthy, with in-play turnover growth a particular feature, up 35 percent in Q3.
"In Retail, net revenue growth of 9 percent reflects a favourable sports margin, the benefit of the World Cup and a strengthening of machine gross win growth rates, despite the impact of 82 shop closures during the quarter.
Our international businesses are performing well. The progress made to date in William Hill Australia is delivering strong profit growth. Our work to optimise the customer base, following the onset of increased race field fees, has improved the gross win margin, with slightly reduced amounts wagered, as expected.
In Italy, we became number one in online sports betting in July with a 14 percent market share and in Spain we have further increased our online sports betting market share to 20 percent. William Hill US has continued to show growth in both wagering and profits.
"We continue to monitor closely potential developments in land-based sports betting in New Jersey.
Management expects operating profit for 2014 to be towards the top end of current consensus range assuming normalised results in the final quarter.


REVOLUTION VS. LOCK POKER LATEST (Update)
2013-11-12

In an increasingly bitter dispute following its departure from the Revolution Poker Network (see previous InfoPowa reports), Lock Poker has reportedly filed three complaints with the Curacao Licensing Authority against Revolution owners IAA Services Ltd.

Reporting on the complaints, the information site Gambling911 reveals that Lock Poker is now operating on a stand-alone basis, using software from the now closed Partouche Poker Network, and that it has allied with former Partouche skin MyPok.fr.
Lock is querying the legitimacy of the licensing of a Revolution skin which it claims attempted to commandeer its players during the acrimonious departure from the network.
Lock also questions the Revolution software, which it claims is "...a violation of the terms of a License and Settlement Agreement that was entered into with 1st Technology Ltd. in relation to certain patents held by 1st Technology."
1st Technology and its CEO, Dr. Scott Lewis, was involved in patent actions some years ago regarding online gambling, threatening several major industry companies, with especially acrimonious litigation against the Bodog group (see previous InfoPowa reports). Playtech was among those which decided to licence with 1st Technology rather than tangle with the company.
A third Lock complaint involves alleged irregularities in the distribution of funds held in trust, and accusations that "...Lock [Poker] was provided with contradictory and conflicting information by the Revolution Network operator.
Revolution had earlier claimed that Lock had not made payments due, and threatened to ...pursue Lock to the full extent possible by law to recover all monies owed and damages caused.
Lock Poker responded by claiming it had already paid $8 million to Revolution, Gambling911 reports.
Revolution will now have an opportunity to respond to Lock's formal complaints to its licensing jurisdiction; it is clear that this dispute has a way to run yet.


NEVADA AWARDS MORE ONLINE POKER LICENSES
2013-04-24

Station Casinos and Secure Trading are the latest companies to be awarded Nevada online poker licensing by the Nevada Gaming Commission, the Las Vegas Sun newspaper reported Thursday.

Secure Trading is an industry services supplier involved in payment processing, customer identification and geolocation services, and is a subsidiary of the well-known and pro-online gambling UK company UC Group Limited, which has actively promoted the cause of regulated online gambling for several years.

Station Casinos is a major land gambling group that already holds a Nevada online poker operator licence through its subsidiary Fertitta Interactive (see previous InfoPowa reports) but now has also been given a service provider licence for its Ultimate Gaming company, a sub-group that includes online poker software developer Cyberarts.

Station Casinos representatives received a serious grilling on their proposed use of their own software rather than that of a proven supplier, and gave assurances that every precaution against underage and problem gambling, collusion, fraud and money laundering, had been implemented.

Thomas Breitling of Station Casinos was optimistic about prospects: Some say its a $100 million market, he said, adding that his company had committed millions of dollars to development with online poker specifically in mind.

Tobin Prior, another spokesman for the company, said: It was frustrating to sit on the side-lines watching all this unlicensed and unregulated gambling taking place."

He revealed that the company has 38 full-time employees developing its online poker system in Las Vegas and said that number will rise to 100 in about a year.

A.G. Burnett, chairman of the Nevada Gaming Control Board, said all the systems approved by the Commission thus far are currently being evaluated in the agency laboratory, and that none has received approval to go forward yet.



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