Today’s need-to-know news – Monday, January 12

Today’s need-to-know news – Monday, January 12

Monday, January 12, 2015

PokerStars parent company Amaya is “evaluating non-binding proposals from certain persons” for its Cadillac Jack B2B land-based gaming solutions business. Amaya also confirmed that it is initiating a share buy-back process and “intends to explore various strategic opportunities to divest its other B2B assets”... 

According to various reports, WSOP.com and 888’s online poker website 888.poker.com will begin sharing players from today (Monday) in New Jersey in a bid to enhance player liquidity. Both operations will continue with their separate rewards and VIP programmes...

William Hill, Konami Gaming, CG Technology, Greenwood Racing, Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority and Seminole Hard Rock Gaming have been named as new board members at the American Gaming Association, which now has 27 core members and 44 ‘ally’ members...

Online casino and sportsbook operator GVC Holdings has revealed impressive financial figures for 2014, with net gaming revenue having rocketed by 23 per cent year-on-year to €224.6m ($265m). The results were boosted by a strong finish to the year, with fourth-quarter total net gaming revenue increasing by 22 per cent to €59.4m...

Online gambling company VGambling has secured a permit from the Kahnawake Gaming Commission, which is based in the Kahnawake Mohawk Territory, a Native American reserve located in Quebec, Canada. The permit will allow VGambling, through its Arizona Corporation subsidiary, to offer real-money internet gaming worldwide...

Betvision has launched a new website in partnership with gambling platform provider The Gaming Platform. Betvision.com will offer a sportsbook with more than 18,000 unique betting events every week plus live casino and various slots, table and instant games...

And finally, the Sportster ‘betandwin’ social betting game, which was jointly launched by online gaming giant bwin.party and games publisher Nordeus on social networking website Facebook at the end of September, will close on January 30, just four months after launching.

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