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William Hill Supports SG and NYX Acquisition Deal

Leading UK bookmaker and online gambling operator, William Hill, has announced it is supporting Scientific Games’ acquisition of NYX Gaming Group. This announcement came as surprise because, not long ago, the operator tried to stop the deal. When Scientific Games (SG) first entered into a definitive agreement to buy NYX Gaming Group for an estimated CAD$775 million (€512.7 million) back in September, the bookmaker didn’t seem to object to the deal. It wasn’t until later that it voiced concerns about the potential purchase and threatened to block the acquisition deal with its 32% stake in Scientific Games. The company’s...

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William Hill Launches In-House Content TCG

Popular online gambling operator, , has announced that it will be launching new in-house content from The Games Company (TGC) as part of a strategic distribution deal made possible via NYX Gaming Group. Under the agreement between Hill, NYX and TGC, the content supplied by The Games Company will be using the TGC's RGS, which is powered by the Black Cow Open Gaming Architecture software. The first game to be launched will be a Mexican-themed 5-reel slot called Mariachi Mayhem. This new title will be followed by more slots as well as instant win content. The plan is to...

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William Hill Gets Exclusive Lightning Box Games Slot

Lightning Box Games has made a deal with that will see Hill gain access to the slot design specialists' games. This agreement is notable for both parties as it marks Lighting Box's UK retail debut and William Hill gets to launch an exclusive game - Silver Lion Deluxe - from the Sydney-based games developer. The deluxe edition of Lightning Box's popular Silver Lion slot is now available to play across William Hill's 2,300+ network of Licensed Betting Offices (LBOs). The new William Hill exclusive version of the 4x5 reel, 10-payline Safari-themed slot features a new Bonus Respin feature designed...

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William Hill May Get Exclusive Content from iSoftBet

William Hill recently inked a deal with iSoftBet, an online and mobile casino game's supplier, which will offer its entire portfolio of gaming content to the The online and mobile casino content from iSoftBet will be integrated through Openbet RGI, providing William Hill players with plenty of more thrilling games, which will be added to the company's already diverse iGaming library. iSoftBet is well known in the industry for producing innovative software, such as its Neon Reels slot creation and popular branded titles like those based on movies, such as Paranormal Activity. According to the company's managing director, Nir...

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Results For the eGR Operator Awards 2014

The 10th edition of the eGR Operator Awards, which is one of the most significant events in the industry, took place on Monday 24 November at the Roadhouse in London. Over 800 leaders and decision makers gathered together to pay respect to those who have added great value to industry. PokerStars took home two awards, best Poker Operator as well as best mobile poker operator. Director of European Marketing for PokerStars, Tamar Yaniv said the following when accepting the award, “We are honoured to be recognized by eGaming for our performance over the last 12 months. We have worked...

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William Hill, Founder Of The William Hill Empire

The question on everyone’s mind is who is William Hill and how did the company William Hill that we know today actually begin? Well it was a long and gradual process, Hills interest in the industry and dedication and commitment began at young age. Let’s take a look back over the years and learn about William Hill history and who he was. Click To View The Timeline Of William's Hill Empire Info-graphic.   It started back in 1903, William Hill was born on July 16th 1903 in Birmingham England to a family of 13 children. He attended Old Know...

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Ladbrokes Casino Pulls the Plug in Canada

Ladbrokes Casino officially announced that it will close all gaming and sports betting operations in Canada after concerns over new regulations. All members of have 30 days to withdraw all funds from their accounts. The UK based gaming company made the decision after Canadian gaming regulators passed laws restricting online betting services to registered provincial lottery corporations. While the country still allows some overseas casino operators, Ladbrokes has pulled the plug on its services in Canada. A spokesman from Ladbrokes said, “We continually review the markets we operate in based on legal advice and Canada is not a material...

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New Advertising Regulations To Be Imposed On The UK

The upcoming advertising regulations that are set to be imposed on the UK, will not extend beyong the borders of the UK. In light of this, Ireland will not be affected by these regulations. A representative from Paddy Power stated that no plans for anything new are being introduced in Ireland, for now the new regulations are solely based on the current situation in the UK. Recently, advertising campaigns with a focus on betting have come under some scrutiny. Due to this controversy, betting companies such as Paddy Power, William Hill, Ladbrokes and Gala Coral have initiated a voluntary...

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MCG to Cancel Gambling Advertising Shown on Scoreboard

Melbourne Cricket Grounds (MCG) has made the decision to remove gambling advertising promotions that are currently being shown on its scoreboard during games. The Stadium is required to fulfil its obligations with Bet365 until the contract expires at the end of the season. From 2015 existing gambling advertising agreements with Bet365 will not be renewed. This decision comes after AFL chairman Mike Fitzpatrick out rightly expressed his dislike for the contentious replay highlights branded by Bet365 online betting company. AFL has for some time now disputed the fact that it is not in control of the scoreboard at its...

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William Hill Joins Forces With British Telecoms

William Hill, leading UK bookmaker has officially partnered with British Telecoms (BT), multinational telecommunications company. This partnership will allow William Hill to promote their services across the various BT media channels. Select sports betting promotions for William Hill will be seen on a number of the BT’s sports premiership broadcasts, over and above this William Hill will appear on BTSports.com and BT Sports mobile app. The sports betting operator will sponsor the following; BT sports broadcasts Premier League, Scottish Professional Football League and FA Cup games. since July 2014, led the way forward in this significant partnership. From day...

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GameAccount Casino Software at the Top of the Game

For those of us who play online casino games regularly, GameAccount should sound familiar. Never heard of them? Well, perhaps you’ve come across their games playing William Hill, Betfair, or PaddyPower Casino. Not to mention, the numerous awards given to GameAccount Network Casino software year after year including the EGR 2006 Innovation of the Year, 2011 Skill Games Supplier, 2012 Skill Games Supplier, and 2014 Skill Games Supplier. Clearly GameAccount has already made its name as an industry leader, and we’re here to explain why.

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Sky Vegas Casino Now Offers NetEnt Games

Leading online casino will now offer games from Net Entertainment or NetEnt casino software. Now players can access a large variety of games from NetEnt, a casino software operator known for exciting themes and state of the art graphics. Richard Flint, Sky Vegas Managing Director said, “We are delighted to add Net Entertainment’s outstanding games to the rich portfolio of content at Sky Vegas. We know these games will further reinforce our position as one of the best and most popular online and mobile casinos in the UK.” Chief of GMO and Managing Director at Net Entertainment, Björn Krantz,...

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Net Entertainment and William Hill Join Forces

Net Entertainment, a leading online casino operator, signed a deal with UK bookmaker, William Hill to supply a variety of online games for both PC and mobile devices. This partnership will allow William Hill casino to distribute games powered by Net Entertainment. “Net Entertainment is one of the leading suppliers of best in breed online casino content in the market today, and we are fully committed to make sure we can provide our player community with the very best experience, which now can be further realized through our agreement with Net Entertainment,”  said James Curwen, director of gaming at...

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New Tax Laws for Offshore Gambling Companies

UK online gambling companies based offshore will face new tax laws starting in December 2014. The government has announced new rules and penalties for those who don't adhere, governing online gaming revenue from UK gamblers. Offenders who do not pay the new taxes could face prison sentences. Online gambling operators, no matter where they are based, will have to pay taxes to the UK Treasury when the new laws kick in. Some of the country's largest gambling companies have their remote operations based offshore, such as William Hill, Betfair, Bwin.Party and Ladbrokes, will be affected by the laws. They...

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Major Online Gambling Operator Pulls Out Of Chinese Market

The Chinese online gambling services of William Hill PLC will be withdrawn from August 19 "for the foreseeable future," the betting group has advised marketing affiliates, citing the need to comply with national regulations. The notification reads: "We regret to inform you that William Hill has taken a decision to withdraw all of its online betting & gaming services for all residents of China for the foreseeable future. We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience this may cause you; however this decision has been taken for regulatory reasons beyond our control." "We will be suspending all accounts of all residents...

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