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Amaya Settles Debts With Rational Group

Rational Group Amaya

Online gambling software developer Amaya has now made its last payment on the purchase of its acquisition of the Rational Group. This comes as the final settlement of the previously postponed purchase price, which Amaya has been obligated to pay to finalise the deal. The Canadian gaming provider announced in June of 2014 that it


Canada’s Gambling Industry Bringing In Big Bucks

Canada's Gaming

In the past few years, the online gambling industry has seen a massive burst of growth – and while land-based operations may be becoming less popular in the face of advanced online solutions, they are still posing impressive growth statistics of their own. The Canadian gambling market has been no less successful, with the most


AR Set to Transform iGaming Industry

AR to Transform iGaming

Augmented reality, or AR, is one of the newest and most gripping trends in the world of virtual casino gaming. Virtual reality has been around for many decades, but only recently has the VR/AR trend truly taken off with audiences on a global scale. While augmented reality has certainly improved the offerings of the gaming


Name Change for Amaya?

Amaya Name Change

Along with its recent release of its first quarter trading report for 2017, Amaya, Inc.’s governance has proposed changing the company name to The Stars Group, Inc. The company, listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange, has had a busy Q1 and there is even more in the pipeline. Governance also explained that, following the name


Amaya Signs Robin Chhabra

Amaya's new MD

Canadian online casino software developer Amaya Inc has featured in casino news many times over the past few months. Now, the Toronto-based developer is gracing headlines yet again by confirming its latest corporate appointment: Robin Chhabra, who formerly held the position of Director of Strategy and Corporate Development at betting behemoth William Hill. SBC News


Canadian Wins partypoker Main Event

Party Poker Live

In the latest casino news, Canadian professional Jean-Pascal Savard has won the recent partypoker Million North America CA$5,300 Main Event. The player’s win is the largest in his career thus far, with Savard beating 1,168 competitors and taking home an exceptional $956,050, and the trophy. The Main Event was played in several stages, beginning with


William Hill Casino Remains on a Financial Rollercoaster

William Hill

William Hill, one of the UK’s leading providers of gaming and sports betting opportunities, has certainly been experiencing some rocky financial times over the past few months. To compound the issue, the provider has recently announced its fiscal results for the year ended December 27, 2016, showing a suboptimal 1% rise in revenues from its


Scientific Games Purchases Spicerack Media

SpcieRack Media

  Scientific Games Corporation has recently made an announcement regarding new progress in its latest business deal. The premium online gaming provider has now confirmed that it has completed the acquisition of Spicerack Media, a privately owned mobile and social gaming operator. Spicerack has now become an official subsidiary of Scientific Games. Having been established


Brexit Leaves 888 Gibraltar HQ Uncertain

Brexit concerns 888Casino

Major online casino and betting firm 888 Holdings has revealed a potential change of heart regarding one of its current jurisdictions. The company is currently scoping out alternatives to the prominent gambling hub of Gibraltar for its centre of operations. 888 has voiced concerns that ‘The Rock’, its Gibraltar-based business centre, could be affected negatively by


Evolution Gaming Inks New Canadian Studio Deal

Evolution Gaming in Canada

Major provider of live casino solutions Evolution Gaming has again headlined casino news with another exciting announcement. The firm has recently announced that it will be creating its first ever gaming studio outside of European borders after inking a deal with the Canadian British Columbia Lottery Corporation. The new deal between the Canadian lottery association