Six things you need to know in gaming today – Wednesday, March 4

Six things you need to know in gaming today – Wednesday, March 4

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 Totally Gaming

William Hill has told TotallyGaming.com that it is “disappointed” after its mobile offering was removed from Apple’s iTunes App Store in Sweden. The UK gambling operator said it is “taking steps to attempt to resolve the matter” after, as reported yesterday on TotallyGaming.com, Apple temporarily removed the company’s apps following regulator Lotteriinspektionen’s complaint that a number of operators without a licence for the country were targeting Swedish customers. Unibet, Betfair and Bet365 are amongst those to have also had their apps removed...

Meanwhile, Ladbrokes is expecting a busy couple of months ahead of the UK General Election. The bookmaker’s head of political betting, Matthew Shaddick, told IBTimes UK that he expects wagering activity surrounding May’s poll to surpass £100m (€137.5m/$153.7m)...

Sticking with politics, Frank Fahrenkopf Jr, who helped Ronald Reagan and George HW Bush to election victories in the 1980s, has become a strategic adviser for mobile casino technology company JOINGO. “Mobile is positioned to make an indelible impact on the casino gaming industry,” the former chairman of the Republican National Committee and long-term president and chief executive officer of the American Gaming Association said...

Sportech, which owns the UK’s Football Pools, has reported a 5.4-per-cent drop in total group revenue to £104.1m and an eight-per-cent fall in EBITDA to £24m in 2014. The Sportech Racing and Digital arm provided some optimism, with revenue up by 2.3 per cent to £34.5m and EBITDA rising by 10 per cent to £8.1m...

Meanwhile, online casino and sportsbook operator BetVictor is hoping to push its non-football betting business through the launch of a new television advert campaign. The campaign will feature adverts focusing on BetVictor's service for betting on horse racing, tennis and cricket...

Finally, live-dealer streaming specialist Evolution Gaming’s Immersive Lite studio installation has gone live with its first licensee, PokerStars. The gaming operator’s new Live Casino is also powered by an “extensive dedicated environment” created by Evolution. Evolution says it is “the largest dedicated environment ever created” for one of its licensee’s launches.

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