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January 29th General news ... Sports Wager was created to assist the sports bettor in properly handicapping .
Sports Wager was created to assist the sports bettor in properly handicapping .

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NEW GAMES FROM MICROGAMING LAUNCHED
2015-01-08

Microgaming licensees are fast off the mark as the new year starts, announcing the availability of five new games from the top software developer.

The games are in desktop (two) and mobile (three) format, with the former comprising download and instant-play video slots Castle Builder and Gung Pow, whilst the mobile offerings include Big Kahuna, Sure Win and Vegas Downtown Blackjack Gold on iOS and Android HD platforms.

Castle Builder players will be motivated by the additional challenge to build up to 30 castles for extra rewards in this new level-based slot, where players collect building materials as they spin, and win bonuses for each castle completed.

The 243 ways-to-win Gung Pow celebrates the Chinese New Year with free spins bonus features, tripled payouts, and a gamble feature that enables players to double or lose their winnings.

On the mobile front, Big Kahuna and Sure Win have long been popular MGS slot games in desktop format, and that popularity is now being translated into the mobile environment.




SCANDINAVIAN CLAMPDOWN ON GAMBLING ADVERTS?
2014-07-09

Gambling adverts in Swedish publications Football Live Betting Lines nfl football betting Online Bingo NFL Lines that are widely read or seen in neighbouring Nordic nations wishing to shield their populations from such incentives to gamble are an increasing source of concern, and the Swedish government is taking steps to address the situation.

The government has tasked the SPER (the country's Council on Gaming Ethics) with an independent review of gambling advertising content and activity in Swedish publications. The review will include the monitoring of all broadcast and publication channels involved in carrying gambling advertisements from both licensed and unlicensed operators accessing the local markets.

The use of Swedish media by operators who are not licensed will be a priority in the review, along with recommendations on how these intrusions can be halted, possibly by the formation of an advertising standards body.



LADBROKES CONFIRMS BETSTAR ACQUISITION (Update)
2014-04-09

UK land and online gambling group Ladbrokes has confirmed media reports yesterday (see previous InfoPowa reports) that it has acquired the Australian online sportsbetting company Betstar, advising that it paid A$ 22 million (GBP12.4 million) for the asset.
Betstar has approximately 40,000 registered customers and, in the year to 31 March 2014, it generated gross win of c.A$12.9 million on A$214 million amounts staked. On completion the business is projected to be break-even at an EBITDA level for the prior twelve months.
Annualised cost synergies of approximately A$5 million will be realised from the migration of Betstars operations to Ladbrokes digital platform and the acquisition is expected to be earnings accretive in its first year under Ladbrokes ownership.
The Betstar brand will be maintained, a Ladbrokes spokesman said.
The acquisition builds on the company's presence in the Australian market following last years acquisition of Bookmaker.com.au and the creation of Ladbrokes.com.au.
Commenting on the acquisition, Ladbrokes md for international operations, Damian Cope said:
Australia represents one of the most vibrant regulated sports betting markets in the world and todays announcement will see us add new customers to our growing presence. It offers us a chance to improve our market share and bring the innovative product development and marketing skills displayed by Ladbrokes.com.au to a wider audience.


MAJOR JACKPOT FOR NORWEGIAN MOBILE PUNTER
2014-03-07

In what it has billed as the biggest mobile jackpot win yet in Scandinavia, Net Entertainment has announced a Euro 2.45 million win on its Mega Fortune Touch mobile slot by a twenty-something Norwegian punter from Vestfold.
The lucky player hit the jackpot playing at the Betsson mobile casino on March 3rd, the software company revealed Friday, noting that the last big mobile win of Euro 658,148 occurred late January this year (see previous InfoPowa report).
The company also reiterates its claim to the biggest online progressive jackpot win ever - Euro 17.9 million - claimed on January 2013 and recognised by the Guinness Book of World Records.
Whilst the announcement reveals nothing about the lucky player or his plans for the windfall, Net Entertainment's chief product officer, Simon Hammon, said:
We couldnt be happier that Mega Fortune Touch has delivered a second huge payout since the turn of the year a record in Scandinavia. Players can enjoy Mega Fortune across all devices which enhances liquidity, so big wins can be won whether youre playing at home or on the move.