Today’s need-to-know news – Friday, January 23

Today’s need-to-know news – Friday, January 23

Friday, January 23, 2015

Online operator 32Red has used a trading update to reveal impressive year-on-year revenue growth for the 12 months through to December 31. The firm saw net gaming revenue jump by 26 per cent to £32.1m (€42.2m/$48.2m) in 2014, with its online casino operation alone accounting for £29.3m … 

An ongoing push for the legalisation of online poker in California has been given a boost with the introduction of another bill. Put forward by Assemblyman Reginald Jones-Sawyer, Bill AB167 would establish a framework to authorise interstate online poker. This is the second online poker bill to have been submitted during California’s 2015 legislative session after Assemblyman Mike Gatto last month introduced his own bill…

Meanwhile, the battle for sports betting in New Jersey continues after two new pieces of legislation were put forward in the hope of legalising such activities. The legislation proposed by state Representatives Frank LoBiondo and Frank Pallone would provide changes in the law to allow legal sports betting in the state and across the US…

Amaya Gaming has blamed a software error for an inaccurate marketing message that was distributed to New Jersey customers of its Full Tilt online poker brand. Players were incorrectly told via the Full Tilt mobile application that the brand would soon be launching real-money game play in the US state. Full Tilt owner Amaya has apologised for the error and denied that it is planning to launch such a service…

Boyd Gaming has moved to strengthen its board with the appointment of Paul Whetsell and John Bailey. Whetsell currently serves as chief executive of hotel chain Loews while Bailey is an attorney based in the US gambling haven of Las Vegas, Nevada…

Camelot Group, operator of the UK National Lottery, has named Nikos Kryvossidis, former senior vice-president technology of OpenBet, as its new chief technology officer.

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