Gaming Industry News Weekly Recap – Stories You Might Have Missed

weekly-recap-august-24THE AMERICAS
California state Sen. Lou Correa finally added details to his no-hope-of-passing online poker bill; Sportech’s US division outperformed its UK counterpart; AC casinos continued their uninterrupted swoon in Q2 and Revel was sued over its ‘deceptive’ slots promotion; Nevada solo act Ultimate Poker upgraded its software; Big Fish Games cut one-fifth of its workforce; Canada ordered the deportiation of an alleged Macau triad leader; Vince Martin crunched the numbers behind the Bally-SHFL merger, Rebecca Liggero profiled sports betting affiliates gearing up for another NFL season and Jason Kirk revealed why so many live poker rooms are shutting their doors.

English Premier League betting partnerships were all the rage this week, with SBOBET attempting to corner the market; the French gambling market lost players across all verticals in Q2; CVC Holdings acquired payment processors Skrill; Red Star Poker said ‘dasvidaniya to the troubled Revolution Gaming Network; mobile gambling specialists Probability said its customers weren’t hardened gamblers; Gala Coral’s online operations soared while retail bingo fizzled; Germany recognized Bitcoin as ‘private money’; Sam Miranda observed that Paddy Power moves in mischievous ways; 90 Digital CEO Nick Garner offered an SEO lesson in gaining Google’s trust; Michelle Orpe offered her female perspective on poker and Lee Davy interviewed everyone at the World Poker Tour Cypus except the person who really knows what happened to Lock Poker’s bank accounts.

Galaxy Entertainment posted record earnings thanks to Macau’s surging mass market; a Singapore website offered bounties on Macau casino deadbeats and the site operator says the site is working; Australian casino operators Echo Entertainment and Crown Ltd. each turned in respectable full-year earnings reports; Versace announced it will contribute a luxury hotel to SJM Holdings’ new development on Cotai; Bodog returned to the world of mixed martial arts by inking a deal with Rank Ultimate Fighting Federation (RUFF); Tatts Group posted strong online growth in FY13; the Philippines considered banning local residents from casinos; Angelia Ong convinced TCS John Huxley’s Cath Burns to preview some new electronic table games for the Asian market and Artabit’s Ayoub Naciri discussed Bitcoin remittance technology with Rebecca Liggero.