Need-to-know news – Friday, January 16

Need-to-know news – Friday, January 16

Friday, January 16, 2015

PokerStars is set to launch its new online sportsbook earlier than planned in Q1 of this year, parent company Amaya Gaming has confirmed. New online and mobile versions will be rolled out in the coming months after the service is launched within certain markets early this year. In December, PokerStars rolled out its new online casino table games offering as it seeks to expand from its traditional focus on online poker...

Californian Assemblyman Mike Gatto has unveiled the first draft of proposed amendments to his online poker bill for the US state. Under the proposed changes, the original requirement that new players must visit a land-based gambling facility to open an online account would become optional. Gatto is also considering inserting heavier sanctions against unauthorised online poker operators. Amendments to the AB 9 legislation will appear after the bill has been referred to the first committee for a hearing...

 

In other US legislation news, Mississippi State Representative Bobby Moak, who tabled a new online gaming bill in the state earlier this week, has exclusively told TotallyGaming.com that he does not expect the legislation to pass. Moak has tried – and failed – to introduce an online gaming bill in each of the last three years. For more on the story, click here...

Contagious Sports, a subsidiary of lottery and gaming software solutions developer Contagious Gaming, has struck a licensing agreement with Manyx Interactive to provide its proprietary Goal Time software platform. The licence agreement grants Manyx the right to distribute Goal Time to licensed gaming operators in various African jurisdictions, with the approval of Contagious...

Malta’s Lotteries and Gaming Authority has been renamed the Malta Gaming Authority. The regulator said that the new name would help to promote Malta as the “jurisdiction of choice”...

Game design studio GameART has been signed up by Italian gaming services operator Sisal to produce new slots for the national video lottery terminal (VLT) Comma 6b market in a five-year deal.

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