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Jumbo heads to Mexico; Amaya hires Mountie; Casino Gran Madrid launches TV station

TAGs: Amaya Gaming, Australia, Casino Gran MAdrid, jumbo interactive, spain

news in brief may 2Australian lottery firm Jumbo Interactive has signed a deal with San Diego’s Sorteo Games to develop an online solution for lottery in Mexico. Jumbo will invest $2million into the scheme that will enable them to sell tickets for draws via the Internet and mobile devices for Lotería Nacional and Pronósticos – the country’s two largest lotteries. Nour-Dean Anakar, CEO and founder of Sorteo Games, said: “We welcome this investment from Jumbo, which will enable us to accelerate our roll-out programme in Mexico. The automation of the lotteries is progressing well, and now we can expand and promote our online lottery distribution channel quicker than anticipated.”

Canada’s Amaya Gaming Group have appointed two new advisors that will help out the company’s board of directors. The new appointments see Dr. Aubrey Zidenberg and Ben Soave join up with the company after very different career paths. Soave is a retired Canadian Mountie with experience in law enforcement whereas Zidenberg comes on board after an illustrious career in the gaming industry with time spent at some of the most reputable casino brands. Commenting on the two appointments was David Baazov, CEO and chairman, who said: “Mr. Soave’s experience will help us ensure we continue providing the highest level of security, integrity and transparency for our clients, including governments and gaming operators. Dr. Zidenberg is a pioneer and legend in the Canadian gaming industry and his experience assisting governments develop responsible gaming policies, practices and procedures will prove invaluable to Amaya as more and more North American governments seek partners to develop a tax efficient, regulated gaming industry within their respective jurisdictions.”

Spain’s Casino Gran Madrid has launched a new TV channel that offers punters live roulette games beamed directly from the Casino de Torrelodones. The channel broadcasts from 2am every day, is also available on Marca TV and has a 24-hour web stream for online play. The channel has been approved by the regulators and those that sign up to play will receive a welcome bonus of up to €200.

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