William Hill Casino and Playtech : end of the joint venture ?

End of the joint venture between Playtech and William Hill?

In 2008 William Hill, the well known gambling group and Playtech the leading online gaming software provider formed a joint venture. This joint venture was put in place to set up William Hill Online which went on to become a major online gambling operation. However over the years since the joint venture has been in

Italian Online Gambling Legislation and European Court of Justice Ruling

Italian Online Gambling Market

In January the Italian authorities presented a ministerial decree to the European Commission stating that betting exchanges would be regulated in Italy. (See article: Italian Online Gaming Market Opens up Even More). This would lead to the Italian online gaming market becoming more open to competition from online gaming operators from outside Italy who can

Bid to have all online gaming operators licensed in the UK

Bid to have all online gaming operators licensed in the UK

At the moment the United Kingdom accepts as legal online gaming operators who are licensed in countries on its “white list” as well as operators with licences from the UK Gambling Commission. Licences from jurisdictions within the European Economic Area (EEA) and Gibraltar are also accepted. However this situation could change because of a bill

Playtech Acquires Ash Gaming

Ash Gaming

Playtech, the online gaming software developer has bought Ash Gaming for 23 million pounds. Playtech had raised 156 million dollars for acquisitions. It has acquired 10 online gaming companies and the acquisition of Ash Gaming was its 4th in 2011. This is part of Playtech’s strategy to combine its technological expertise with the high class

PokerStars : one of the first fully licensed sites in Belgium

Pokerstars legal in Belgium

PokerStars and Circus Groupe’s site pokerstars.be is one of the first online sites in Belgium to gain an official full licence enabling it to offer online poker in Belgium. The licence was granted under the Casino de Namur A+ licence. The Casino de Namur in Wallonne in Belgium is one of 17 casinos owned by

New Casino Developments in Macau

Casinos Macau

Macau has now surpassed Las Vegas as the world’s gaming capital and it continues to attract investment by the world’s leading providers of casino resorts. It was recently announced by the Macau government that two applications for land grants would be approved in 2012. These land grants are for development on the Cotai strip which

Online Gaming Record Breakers

Mega Fortune NetEntertainement Slot Machine

Towards the end of 2011 two notable record breaking events made it into the latest edition of the Guinness Book of Records. The two most recent online gambling record breakers were the winning of the Mega Fortune progressive jackpot slot from Net Entertainment in September 2011 and the world’s largest ever online poker tournament organised