Today’s need-to-know news – Thursday, January 22

Today’s need-to-know news – Thursday, January 22

Thursday, January 22, 2015 Totally Gaming

Playtech is set to follow up record results in the third quarter of 2014 by posting “significant double digit growth” for the 12 months through to December 31. In a post-close trading statement, the online gaming specialist said that revenue and EBITDA for the full year would be “comfortably in line with the latest market consensus”. The latest success comes after the firm achieved record quarterly revenue during the three months until September 30, 2014...

NYX Gaming has further expanded its growing customer base after launching an online and mobile slot title in partnership with Paddy Power. ‘Merlin’s Millions Superbet’ is the first of a number of titles to be rolled out on the bookmaker’s platform via NextGen Gaming, the Australian games studio of NYX...

Yggdrasil has launched its new HTML5 framework, which will allow for tandem drops where desktop and mobile games are launched simultaneously. The first game on the new framework is the Dark Joker Rizes, a follow-up to Yggdrasil’s popular Jokerizer...

The Association of British Bookmakers has unveiled details of a new partnership with the Local Government Association in an effort to gain confidence from local councils across the UK...

Online operators in Delaware have been hit by the news that the US state suffered a slump in internet gaming revenue during December. Total online gaming revenue fell to $170,000 (€146,000) while internet poker revenue also dropped to $28,500, the latter figure being the third worst monthly result since the state first regulated online gaming in November 2013...

Finally, Amaya Gaming has appointed Chris Lewis, former commissioner of the Ontario Provincial Police, as an adviser to its board of directors. The firm has also opted to bring in George Sweny, previously of the Ontario Lottery Corporation, as its new vice-president of strategic ventures.

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