Locus Gaming launches; Play’n Go launch new studio; SIS and Intralot team up in Bulgaria

news in brief may 2

Two formers gambling industry directors have created a new company with details of their first product kept firmly under wraps. Locus Gaming is the brainchild of former Ladbrokes director and OpenBet directors Ed Andrewes and Mick d’Ancona with Andrewes explaining: “Even the most cursory glance at figures from the UK’s listed bookmakers shows that the mobile and tablet gaming market has exploded over the last few months to such an extent that the traditional website is increasingly by-passed in favour of these versions. This is the market where Locus Gaming will focus its products.”

Their first B2C product will be out in January 2013 and with an Isle of Man Gambling Supervisory Commission licence already in place, they’re ready to roll.

iGaming games developer Play’n Go has launched a new game studio in order to cope with consumer demand for new and innovative games. The new studio will focus on developing “bespoke” games to specification for the valued operators they call customers. The first game to be released is based on Finnish crime fiction movie series Vares.

Sports content provider Satellite Information Services (SIS) and INTRALOT have come together to launch a new TV service in the country’s betting shops. 700 shops will benefit from greyhound coverage on the SIS2 channel with further sports available in the coming months. George Irvine, Managing Director, SIS Betting, added: “Our relationship with INTRALOT is very important as we move into overseas markets. SIS is known for producing quality content and that coupled with INTRALOT’s ability to tailor services for local markets, world-leading technology and expertise, makes for a compelling partnership.”