Tag Archives: London Clubs International
- World Series of Poker Europe: A Trip Down Memory Lane
September 23, 2013
In 2006, the owners of the World Series of Poker (WSOP) brand, Harrah’s Entertainment, purchased the British gambling company, London Clubs International (LCI), for a fee of £279m, stating that the purchase was a way of establishing its presence in the British casino market. At the time of the purchase,...
- Zynga Slingo death watch; Empire’s social casino experiment a net win
August 14, 2013
Struggling social game outfit Zynga has announced it will shut down its branded version of popular slots-bingo hybrid game Slingo later this month. A year and a half ago, Zynga proudly announced the launch of Zynga Slingo as its first licensed game deal, but the writing was on the Facebook...
- LCI casinos not for sale; Caesars loses domain fight with Thai massage parlor
August 18, 2012
UK sportsbooks may have thoroughly enjoyed having the Olympic games come to town, but it was another story at London’s brick and mortar casinos. Richard Smith, general manager at Aspers Stratford, situated close to the Olympic Village, told GamblingCompliance that despite routine sightings of medal-wearing athletes – including swim star...
- BRIEFLY: Cryptologic execs resign; SIS scuppers OpenBet deal; AGCC licensees
April 5, 2012
Amaya Gaming’s ongoing takeover of software supplier Cryptologic has prompted a thorough executive spring cleaning at the soon to be acquired firm. Crypto CEO David Gavagan has resigned, along with CFO Huw Spiers, general counsel Nick Catros plus board members Simon Creedy Smith and James Wallace. Gavagan’s role will be...
- International Private Members Club loses license as Aspers Casino opens
December 1, 2011
London’s International Private Members Club has had its gaming permit revoked by Hackney Council for allegedly allowing too much poker (a contradiction in terms, surely) to go on under its roof. The joint applied for its license three years ago, claiming that its 11,000-members enjoyed such gentlemanly diversions as chess,...
Damian Aspinall Not Prepared to Gamble With The Future of the Wildcat
September 23, 2013