Gaming Industry News Weekly Recap – Stories You Might Have Missed

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weekly-recap-march-23THE AMERICAS
888 Holdings received its Nevada interactive gaming license; the US Treasury put Bitcoin exchanges on notice; Illinois fined the Northstar Group $20m for missing lottery revenue targets; Canada busted more PlatinumSB employees; PokerStars’ parent company was one of 14 firms seeking a role in Delaware’s online gambling plans; Genting found themselves a Bahama mama; Station Casinos posted a profit in 2012 while Atlantic City’s Revel valued itself at 10 cents on the dollar; Floyd Mayweather Jr. admitted he loses a bet now and then and Caesars Entertainment was found to be carrying more debt than Ecuador.

Greece extended OPAP’s online betting monopoly until 2020; 32Red posted record profit in 2012; Danske Spil claimed a 60% slice of the liberalized Danish online market; online exchange betting looked a better bet in Italy; British bookies pushed back against FOBT hysteria; Pinnacle Sports surrendered its Alderney license; William Hill dotted the i’s on its Sportingbet acquisition while Unibet acquired Sportingbet’s stake in Bonza Gaming; OpenBet got a new CEO; Cyprus could have casinos in two years; PartyPoker lost Tony G and Kevin MacPhee lost it on Twitter after losing Liv Boeree; French investigators had questions about a deal involving ISPT backer Bernard Tapie; Vince Martin handicapped the field of European public company investment possibilities and Rebecca Liggero talked to Clive Archer about the Equity Poker Network.

Macau VIPs are back making croupiers miserable; AGTech doubled its revenues in 2012; Melco Crown delayed its Entertainment City casino opening until next year; Ladbrokes denied making a bid for bookie TomWaterhouse but William Hill’s Ralph Topping said Lads would be crap in Australia, anyway; Sports Alive’s former customers kissed their deposits goodbye; legal sports betting reappeared on the Vietnamese government’s agenda; South Korea announced a crackdown against online sports betting and’s David Leppo talked in-play betting in Asia.


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