Playtech announced yesterday that they have formed a joint venture with Scientific Games, a US company that has strategic ties with state lottery operators. Through the new partnership, Playtech will provide online gambling software for use in gaming terminals currently offered by Scientific Games in the UK. The venture places Playtech in a prime position to re-enter the US online gambling market should it open in the future.
Financial Times: Playtech gets ahead of the game
Playtech made a huge step forward in the global lottery market by sealing a deal with Scientific Games, a gaming services provider in the US. The deal gives Scientific Games access to government contracts, and provides a boost to its Videobet machines business.
As US state governments begin to legislate for online gambling, their local lottery operators need online casino, poker, bingo and other online gambling products to remain competitive.
Fortunately for Playtech, Scientific Games supplies lottery systems in 31 US jurisdictions. This gives Playtech a direct route into a market that it was forced to exit back in 2006, when the Bush administration closed the doors to online gambling in the US.
Playtech’s chief executive Mor Weizer said: “This secures our position in the US and provides a great opportunity if and when the US market is regulated.”
After the announcement, Playtech shares jumped 18% to 515p, bringing it back to levels last not seen since August 2008.
Wall Street Journal: Playtech Signs Joint Ventures With Scientific Games
Playtech Ltd., a designer, developer and licensor of software for the online and land-based gambling industry, recently announced the creation of a strategic partnership with New York-based Scientific Games Corp. The partnership will see the companies jointly develop and market next-generation online and land-based gambling products and services to regulated gaming operators in the US and abroad.
Reuters: Playtech forms joint venture with Scientific Games
Online gambling software provider Playtech just announced the formation of a strategic partnership with US-based lottery operator Scientific Games.
The joint venture is called Scriplay. A statement released yesterday by Playtech Chief Executive Mor Wizer and Scientific Games Chief Exectutive Mike Chambrello described how the venture will combine Playtech’s technological expertise with Scientific Games’ experience and strong relationships with US state lotteries.
The statement further explains that the companies will “jointly develop and market next-generation internet and land-based gaming products and services to regulated gaming operators in the U.S. and other countries”.
“We have highly complementary skill-sets allied with a global reach and this partnership provides the opportunity to leverage off this combined know-how to maximum effect.”
After the announcement, shares in Playtech were trading at 475.5 pence, up 9%, valuing the business at 1.14 billion pounds ($1.86 billion).
The controversial issue of casino gambling in Alabama came to a peak when the state’s governor, Bob Riley, ordered a raid on a new $87.5 million casino in the middle of the night and the action was halted in its tracks by a judges blocking order.
LA Times: Judge halts state raid of $87M bingo casino in latest round of Alabama’s fight over gambling
Near 40 Alabama state troopers gathered before sunrise, Wednesday, for a Gov. Bob Riley approved raid. The target: bingo machines at a new, allegedly illegal, $87 million casino near Dothan.
Local officials moved quickly to defend the targeted site, going to a judge’s home after midnight to get an order blocking the raid. The order was given to police before they could seize the 1,700 electronic bingo machines at Country Crossing.
County Commissioner Mark Culver denounced the Governor’s Task Force on Illegal Gambling’s attempt to shut down the bingo and entertainment complex, which created 1,300 jobs in the struggling community.
Bill Eadington, a University of Nevada at Reno gambling expert, said Alabama casino investors relied on questionable laws to build, but casinos are hard to close when restaurants and hotels, that produce lots of jobs, are added.
ABC News: Judge Halts State Raid of Big Alabama Bingo Center
A rural Alabama county hungry for economic development staved off a state raid on a new bingo and entertainment center despite Bob Riley’s wishes to close it. The county won a middle-of-the-night court order barring the raid as agents from the governor’s anti-gambling task force massed near Country Crossing, an $87 million complex near Dothan.
Houston County Commissioner Mark Culver got the order from a judge’s home at 1:30 a.m. delivered it to the Governor’s Task Force on Illegal Gambling assembling for a pre-dawn raid. He was trying to save 1,300 jobs in a county with 8.7 percent unemployment.
The Houston County Commission approved the construction of Country Crossing in 2008 and created a method for it to issue up to $70 million in bonds for construction. Country Crossing sought to stop the raid, claiming it would harm the bond issue that’s supposed to be paid off with bingo revenue.
Alabama gambling centers have been expanding with restaurants and other attractions and portraying themselves as economic development projects providing needed jobs in a recession.
AP News: Midnight order halts Ala. raid of $87M casino
A Gov. Riley approved raid on bingo machines at a new, $87 million casino by himself was stopped before dawn on Wednesday by judge’s order blocking it. Houston County Commissioner Mark Culver secured the judge’s approval and signature.
It was a blow for the governor in Alabama’s odd, ongoing struggle for control over the state’s mushrooming gambling industry. Culver said, “We are going to do everything we can to protect the jobs of the people of Houston County,” in reference to the incident. The governor claims the machines are illegal and simply an attempt to compete with Mississippi’s coastal casinos.
Circuit Judge P.B. McLauchlin agreed that seizing the machines “would do irreparable harm” to the bond transaction and blocked any raid pending a court hearing Jan. 20.
Gambling legislation is a point of contention all over the world today, specifically the new Belgian gambling laws which restrict online casino games. Many countries are changing their policies on the subject and organization, such as the European Union, are making very influential decisions with regards to all member states.
Despite wishes on behalf of the European Union that its mandates be acknowledged and followed, some countries still insist on going against the grain. A few such countries are France, Poland and most recently Belgium. Speculations indicate that these countries have crossed the line intentionally in order to test Michel Barnier, the new European Commissioner.
Belgium has stirred the subject to the brink of boiling by recently passing a law regulating online gambling that did not address several points of contention with EU rules, as found by the European Commission.
The European Commission gave an official Detailed Opinion to Belgian legislators which pointed out which parts of Belgian gambling laws needed to be amended in order to comply with EU law. Some of the points pointed out by the European Commission include: an unjustified limit on licenses, requirements of servers being located in Belgium, and forbidding citizens to participate in EU licensed and regulated internet gambling in Belgium.
Secretary General of the European Gaming and Betting Association, Sigrid Ligne, condemned Belgium’s action saying that, “The law is not only highly questionable from a legal point of view, a high level of consumer protection can be achieved by specific and targeted legislation, not by protecting the operators with a vested interest in the current situation.”
On December 3rd, lawmakers passed Belgian gambling laws without taking into considerations concerns that were voiced by the European Commission. In doing so, the Belgian Government has subjected itself to infringement proceedings that may be held by the EC which believes Belgian gambling laws are illegal within the EU framework.
PartyGaming reported an unexpected increase in forth-quarter revenues, marking the first time in the last year and a half that they have seen growth. They attributed the growth to several factors, including the introduction of new games in their bingo and casino sections, and to a better loyalty system in their poker site. A strengthening dollar may also have contributed to the increasing success of the site.
Times Online: Online gaming groups say they are on winning streak
Two of the largest online gaming groups in Britain revealed yesterday that players are returning to the tables. PartyGaming just saw better their best quarter since the second quarter of 2008, while Sportingbet saw a similar increase in revenues.
PartyGaming reported growth across all categories, including internet bingo and online casino. KBC Peel Hunt, a stockbroker and advisory house, projected a 24% rise in revenue compared to the fourth quarter of 2008, making this the first rise in the past year and a half.
The site’s poker tables saw the biggest increases. PartyGaming recently revamped site and has been working hard to introduce better loyalty bonuses. PartyGaming’s chief executive Jim Ryan states, “Returning poker to growth has been a key focus for us. We are pleased to see that the initiatives introduced throughout the year are now feeding through into both operational and financial performance with increased player numbers and average net daily revenues.”
Meanwhile, Sportingbet spread a similar statement yesterday, remarking that the strength of their online sportsbook, which provides nearly 70% of their total revenue, has been thriving.
Financial Times: PartyGaming flush with poker revival
Poker revenue at PartyGaming returned to growth during the last quarter of 2009, showing the first increase in the last six quarters.
In a trading update, the internet gambling group revealed that major European-based poker operators have been facing strong competition from dominant US groups Full Tilt and PokerStars, which are using their liquidity in the unregulated US market to increase their strength in the European market.
Morgan Stanley suggets three reasons to explain PartyGaming’s poker recovery: a more regulated European market; a stronger dollar; and the company’s ever-improving loyalty schemes.
PartyGaming did not mention their early-stage merger discussions with Bwin, its Austrian-based online gambling rival. The company did, however, announce a £35m three-year loan, which it intends to use for mergers and acquisitions.
In a similar announcement, Sportingbet stated that it was confident of a “satisfactory outcome” for the next financial year. Sports betting represents almost 70% of group’s revenues and will be the main force behind their growth.
The New York Times: PartyGaming Sees FY Earnings Up on Poker
Online gambling firm PartyGaming announced that fourth-quarter trading was solid, due to a return to growth in their online poker operations. The company things full-year earnings may beat their own expectations.
PartyGaming’s revenue is in line with forecasts, though clean earnings )before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization) are expected to be slightly ahead of projections.
PartyGaming said that both its online casino and internet bingo businesses were both performing well due to the introduction of new games, higher jackpot payouts, and their Cashcade acquisition back in July. In their sports betting operations, the company also benefited from a good run of results.
Analysts expect that PartyGaming will report EBITDA of about USD 132 million (GBP 81.4 million) for the fiscal year 2009, according to a Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S poll of eight brokers.
British media on Sunday revealed that PartyGaming is in discussions with Austria’s bwin Interactive Entertainment AG, but bwin downplayed the report, saying it was not in any advanced talks. PartyGaming did not comment on market speculation.
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The agreement will be beneficial to both parties, and Cryptologic will earn revenues based on wagers placed on the games. Following the announcement, the online casino pro shares jumped considerably.
CryptoLogic Limited, an international developer of online casino games and software, just signed a multi-year agreement to license five or more of its best casino games to BetClic, a major European internet sportsbook.
This agreement covers a few of online casino pro CryptoLogic’s best online slot games, which will soon be featured on BetClic’s Games website. The games will be integrated with the help of Gaming Technology Solutions plc, CryptoLogic’s technology platform provider.
President and CEO of CryptoLogic Brian Hadfield said, “The popularity and demand for our industry-leading games remains strong as evidenced by this latest agreement with BetClic, a fast growing European operator. As each new licensee launches our games, we add a new and recurring revenue stream to our business while providing enhanced value and user experience for our partners’ customers.”
Nicolas Beraud, CEO of BetClic, announced, “We are excited about the prospect of adding quality branded content to our current portfolio. CryptoLogic games are instantly recognisable and are developed to the highest industry standards. This partnership further enhances our commitment to offering the best gaming experience to our diverse customer base.”
Cryptologic, a Dublin-based company specializing in online gaming software, is about to sign a deal with Betclic, global online sportsbook operator, and will soon be launching a series of new games in partnership with DC Comics and Paramount Digital Entertainment.
They expected to announce this week that the Malta-based online sports betting company Betclic will soon offer Cryptologic games on the casino portion of their website.
Betclic is primarily focused on sports betting, especially football. The group has businesses in 15 countries and caters to around 1.5 million customers. Betclic is working to develop its casino and poker casino offerings, which have become a standard part of online gambling sites.
Cryptologic has partnerships with DC Comics and Paramount Digital Entertainment (a parent company of Paramount Pictures), and develops games using characters owned by these groups, including Superman and Braveheart.
Shares in online gambling software and games developer CryptoLogic soared after an announcement that they have signed a licensing deal with BetClic, a major European online sportsbook. Betclic will license at least five games from CryptoLogic. This deal will provide recurring revenues for online casino pro CryptoLogic because income is to be based on all wagers placed on the games.
CryptoLogic reported a significant decline in revenues from $50.2m to $29.9m in the nine months prior to September 2009. The loss more than doubled, jumping from $6.48m to $13.5m. The decline was blamed on licensees acting too slowly in launching new games.
CryptoLogic shares are traded on the TSX, Main Market, and Nasdaq. The current online casino pro is half what it was in the middle of September.
While regular mortals either play free online blackjack or low limits at various online casinos, some play for millions.
Tropicana Casino, which prides itself on taming high rollers, and making them crawl home defeated and demoralized, took a drubbing at the hands of the blackjack master.
In April of this year Don Johnson, a famous blackjack high roller, beat various Atlantic City casinos for more than $15 million playing ultra-high limit blackjack card games. He return again in October for a second helping, deciding to visit Tropicana Casino, which fell victim to his elite black jack mastery of the card table in April to a tune of $5.5 million.
Tropicana Casino, which was hemorrhaging from the blackjack high roller’s advanced card counting prowess, had recovered a bit and its owner even sent out a challenge for Johnson to return.
‘The Beast of Blackjack’ or ‘The Atlantic City Assassin’, the nicknames that the world press has christened Don Johnson with, speak volumes of the pure fear that every casino pit boss feels in the pit of their stomach when the mighty blackjack master walks onto the casino floor.
The $5.5 million dollars that Johnson won at the Tropicana in a single day exploded his face and name on television and newspapers throughout the world. In essence making him as much of a star as his namesake, Don Johnson, the actor from Miami Vice episodes of the 1980s.
In October, Johnson the blackjack high roller was back for more and nothing was going to hold him back from unleashing the power of the ancient gods of blackjack upon Tropicana.
He paid a visit yet again to the Tropicana Casino, located in New Jersey, and took $2 million in a death defying two day gambling spree at the blackjack tables. The blackjack high roller’s win was confirmed when Tropicana CEO, Mr. Tony Rodio, admitted that the casino was the victim of the Atlantic City assassin’s fury.
“I went back in and did very well,” the normally press shy Don Johnson stated to reporters. Not bad for two days work.
Source: Blackjack Champ: Blackjack Expert Don Johnson Wins $2 Million at Tropicana Casino
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Don Johnson, blackjack expert beats casinos, not just one but three major casinos for over $15 million playing ultra-high limit blackjack card games. In December of 2010 he began his six month long session by decimating Caesars Atlantic City to the tune of $4,230,000. Between last December and April of 2011 he took $4,900,000 from the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa.
This April, he assassinated Tropicana Casino for $5,800,000 in 12 hours of intense $100,000/hand blackjack. Tropicana CEO was fired by the board for allowing a known blackjack champ to play at such high limits. By the end of April, Tropicana made the history books, by becoming the first casino in the 34 year history of Atlantic City to lose over an entire single operating month when the blackjack expert beats casinos. So that how things go in atlantic city when the man with the plan destroys a live casino.
Don Johnson stated during a brief interview with Atlantic City Star News that he hasn’t cheated in any way and that he is not a part of a global card counting cartel. He said he began playing $25/hand blackjack card games 15 years earlier and moved up to the ultra-high limits.
“Eventually, some blackjack expert beats casinos would have whack them. I’m glad it was me. I’m not breaking any laws. I’m beating them with my own skills,” Johnson said at the conclusion of the interview.
In fact, American casinos no longer want him as a guest. He is already banned by Harrah’s and Caesars in Las Vegas and Trump Taj Mahal Casino and Resorts Casino in Atlantic City. “I don’t think they will let me play anymore. If I don’t play blackjack, you wont hear much more because I would go to the horse races.”
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Mr. George Hayes, who is not of Mexican origin, hit the jackpot on the 5th of May, Cinco de Mayo – the celebration of Mexico’s victory over France in 1862 under General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguín. However, according to Mr. Hayes, his wife always liked to celebrate this holiday, which was the reason he decided to spend it in her favorite casino.
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