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Gaming Industry News Weekly Recap – Stories You Might Have Missed

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october-1-new-weekly-recapTHE AMERICAS
The Kahnawake Gaming Commission struck a deal with New Jersey’s Division of Gaming Enforcement to restrict US-facing sites; the latest federal anti-online gambling bill came just days after Sheldon Adelson gave $20m to the GOP; Caesars Entertainment finally reached a deal with its junior creditors; Las Vegas Sands was accused of flouting anti-money laundering laws (again); GameCo announced it was bringing skill-based games to Caesars’ Atlantic City casinos while Caesars’ Nevada casinos launched an automated comped drink system; DraftKings investigated the winner of its marquee NFL contest for possible collusion while Ohio debuted new daily fantasy sports legislation; a new massive form of DDoS attacks has online gambling sites worried; an online casino affiliate hacked dozens of prominent university websites; GAN posted another net loss despite a 75% rise in social casino revenue; Amazon Game Studios unveiled Twitch-specific currency and gambling systems; the Philadelphia 76ers ownership bought a pair of eSports franchises; Pennsylvania’s supreme court struck down the state’s local slots tax and Rebecca Liggero recapped Days One, Two, Three and Four of the G2E Las Vegas 2016 conference.

EUROPE
Unibet proposed rebranding its parent company as the Kindred Group while delaying the launch of Unibet Poker 2.0; NagaCorp dropped out of the race for the lone Cyprus casino license; the Ongame Network said it would close for good on Oct. 15; Holland Casino prepped a flashy new Amsterdam casino; PokerStars became lead sponsor of the Global Poker League; Wall Street veteran Bharath Rao explained how Bitcoin and blockchain tech had eliminated the need for trust; VegasMaster Magazine’s Julie Anderson explained the Darwinian nature of gambling apps; FremantleMedia’s Simon Murphy explained why bingo and television were meant for each other; 21Bet’s Richard Hogg offered an insider’s perspective on the cutthroat UK online betting industry; RunLastMan’s Graham Carrick wondered why gambling firms were ignoring 1b WhatsApp users; Play’N Go’s Johan Tonqvist pondered the future of omni-channel casino gambling and Ed Pownall focused his Industry Eye on some online gambling heavyweights.

ASIA and AUSTRALIA
Macau’s casino revenue rose for the second straight month; Singapore Pools and the Turf Club got the okay to launch online betting sites; casino operator Delta Corp made a bid to buy Indian rummy site Ace2Three.com; Global Gaming Asset Management won its wrongful termination suit against Bloomberry Resorts while Bloomberry publicly refuted Iao Kun Group’s claims of a Jeju Sun deal extension; Cambodia shut down a karaoke parlor’s online gambling site; Ladbrokes Australia shifted its licensing home to the Northern Territory; PAGCOR formally rejected PhilWeb’s mobile text lottery proposal while okaying the reopening of Leisure and Resorts World Corp’s eBingo operations; Australia’s anti-gambling legislators offered immunity to pokies whistleblowers; CrownBet’s new TV campaign made no mention of betting and Japan’s pro-casino legislators claimed to see opportunity in the Komeito party’s rank and file members.

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