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Sporting Index launch new online casino; Tivoli shutter international online casino

TAGs: Evolution Gaming, sporting index, tivoli

tivoli-sporting-index-online-casinoLeading sports spread betting operator Sporting Index has launched a new casino offering, including a live dealer casino product.

Following a successful trial period, the UK-based Sporting Index has made its new casino offering available to desktop customers via two new tabs added to the company’s website. Mobile and tablet versions of the casino options are reportedly in the works.

Last November, platform provider EveryMatrix announced it would supply its Casino Engine solution to Sporting Index. A variety of third-party providers are now plugging casino content into this platform, including NetEnt, IGT and Micrograming. Sporting Index’s new live casino comes courtesy of NetEnt and dedicated live dealer specialists Evolution Gaming.

Sporting Index marketing director Paul Turner said the company was “proud to be extending our range” and called the casino diversification “an exciting step forward for the business.” The company says the desire to launch a casino product came following “significant” customer demand.

TIVOLI SHUTTERS UNDERPERFORMING INTERNATIONAL SITE
As one online casino opens, another closes. Tivoli A/S, which has operated slot machines in its native Denmark for over a century, announced this week that it was closing its international online casino.

Tivoli launched its Danish online casino in 2012 and the international site followed two years later. But while the Danish site has enjoyed continued growth since its launch, the company says the international site has “failed to achieve its objectives” and thus the axe must fall.

Tivoli commercial director Elisabeth Milton Hemmingsen said the international launch seemed to be a “natural” step given the success of its domestic online casino but the international site’s “deficit has been larger than expected since the start.” Hemmingsen said the company would refocus its efforts on the Danish site and the international site’s closure would not affect the company’s 2016 business forecast.

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