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Slots Industry News – August 2015

17/8/2015 – Amaya Breaks Into Fantasy Sports

amaya victivAmaya Gaming, the Canadian Giant with fingers in various gambling pies around the world, has recently acquired fantasy sports company Victiv. Victiv provides real money opportunities to take part in fantasy competitions involving mostly U.S. sports – basketball, ice hockey, baseball as well as golf.

Victiv will be rebranded as StarsDraft and interestingly the new operation will introduce real money online gaming (on fantasy sports) into the U.S. market.

Amaya has also announced the imminent release of a mobile casino within weeks after exceeding expectations in it’s online casino operations.

12/8/2015 – Scientific Games Increases Q2 Revenue

Scientific Games, owner of online slots providers such as Bally technologies and WMS Gaming have reported Q2 revenues up 66% when compared to the same period last year and $32.8m more than Q1.

The acquisition of Bally has been one of the driving forces of the increase and this includes significant cost savings such as the elimination of duplicate positions within the companies.

11/8/2015 – IGT Q2 Revenue Up 36%

Back in April 2015 IGT merged with Gtech SpA to become IGT Plc and have reported increased revenues of $1.29bn, up from $945.32m in the same period last year.

Consolidation of manufacturing and streamlined management are largely responsible for the increase, says IGT CEO Marco Sala.

10/8/2015 – Bet365 Obtains Malta License

Bet365 has been granted a Maltese Gaming Authority (MGA) sports betting license to complement it’s Gibraltar license. A Bet365 spokesperson said that this was to “obtain and maintain certain regulatory approvals as well as support  it’s operations in the evolving global regulatory environment“.