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FRENCH ONLINE POKER CONTINUES DECLINE
2015-05-05

Online poker once again failed to impress during the first quarter of 2015, the French regulatory authority ARJEL revealed in its first quarterly report of 2015.

The French regulated market yielded a total gross gaming revenue of Euro 190 million, largely attributed to a rise in sports betting as horse race betting remained flat and online poker declined.

French operators took stakes of Euro 351 million during the quarter, up 38 percent over the same period last year while gross profits amounted to Euro 63 million, up 17 percent.

Overall active player numbers grew 27 percent to 202000 and pay out ratios rose to 82.1 percent compared to 79 percent in quarter 1 of 2014.

Despite sports betting stakes in handball and basketball rising 87 percent and 42 percent respectively, football and tennis remained the most popular betting sports during the quarter. The sports betting sector delivered a 3 percent rise in gross gaming revenue.

Online poker saw a decline of 15 percent regarding cash game stakes with gross profits dropping a further 5 percent to Euro 61 million.

Horse race betting dipped 1 percent in terms of pari mutuel stakes to Euro 266 million. Gross profit remained static and amounted to Euro 66 million.

In related news, Christian Eckert, The French Budget Secretary reiterated the Countrys commitment to tackling problem gambling saying the French Government attaches much importance to the promotion of responsible recreational play while welcoming the launch of a new online initiative EVALUJEU today (Tuesday).

EVALUJEU will allow players to anonymously track and assess their personal gaming practices while benefiting from personalised advice.

Eckert also revealed a package of measures due to be presented as part of the online draft law which include:

Player protection: allowing players to use their gaming data for prevention purposes.
Consumer protection: a mediation mechanism which will facilitate the resolution of disputes.
And finally, a provision that will allow for the much anticipated sharing of European poker liquidity with other EU regulatory authorities in specific agreements with ARJEL.




WHO IS GAMEACCOUNT'S LATEST U.S. LAND CLIENT?
2014-09-08

Irish online gambling software provider GameAccount is rather coy in a statement issued Monday, advising that an unnamed US land c Apuestas Deportivas Apuestas NFL Futbol Americano Online Bingo Rooms Play Bingo online SITRAK C7H Costa Rica 1989 Suzuki GS500E Modificada asino operator has become a client for its B2B Simulated Gaming package.
Describing the client as a multi-State US casino operator," GameAccount reveals that the deal involves the provision of its Simulated Gaming online product for the entertainment and familiarisation of both new and existing players at the operator's land venues in the United States.
It is expected that GameAccount Network and the mystery client will launch the first Simulated Gaming website in the last quarter of 2014 subject to suitable regulatory approvals, following which the clients identity will be publicly disclosed.
The statement does not give any information on the possible regulatory jurisdiction/s which the land casino operator will use.
Simulated Gaming is an innovative Internet gaming service designed by GameAccount Network specifically for land-based US casinos to launch in advance of prospective real-money internet gaming regulation.
It includes a gaming-as-entertainment consumer website enabled with unique monetisation features and a portfolio of over 100 casino slot, table and skill-based games including poker, backgammon, gin rummy, poker dice and blackjack tournaments.
GameAccount boasts that Simulated Gaming, launched in the USA in January 2014, has been proven to monetise Internet traffic to existing websites operated by land-based US casinos, with more than 10 percent of players spending on average 3x more than players of social casino applications operated on Facebook.com.
"Simulated Gaming enables land-based US casinos to tap into the Social Casino market worth an estimated $1 billion per annum in the United States in 2013, increases property visitation among existing patrons and drives acquisition of new patrons," GameAccount claims.


PARTYPOKER INTERNATIONAL TV CAMPAIGN
2013-11-07

Berlin-based agency DDB Tribal has created an international TV campaign for Bwin's Party Poker platform using the strapline "The Game Is Changing".
The TV ad shows city streets teeming with people from a varied demographic, converging at an intersection as playing cards rain down from above. The ad is accompanied by a voice-over that talks about experiencing a new kind of poker.
The campaign, recently launched in the UK, will be followed by an international launch adapted to a multitude of markets.
Toby Pschorr, managing director of DDB Tribal Berlin told Horizont in an interview: "We have developed a fully integrated campaign for bwin.party that introduces the brand's identity and the main features of the new PartyPoker platform through digital and analog points such as outdoor media, online and TV."


CAKE POKER NETWORK TO CARRY TOPJACK PROGRESSIVE JACKPOTS
2013-04-24


Multi-million instant win jackpot games supplier Topjack Games has added network operator Cake Poker to its growing list of partners in its first major network deal. Topjack has provided the network with its suite of mega jackpot games for release to network skins in the coming weeks.

Cake Poker players can either use the multi-currency facilities to bet on the games, or loyalty points, because Topjack can connect any loyalty point, of any value as an alternate to real money currency.

Topjack CEO Nick Lynes said Thursday: We are absolutely thrilled to sign this deal and release Cake Poker today. Players on the network will now be able to enjoy our unique games and use their loyalty points to play for life changing jackpots.

We are the first company in the world to offer instant win mega jackpots on a wide range of games. With more products and bigger prizes to come, I hope this is the start of a long relationship with Cake Poker.



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2015-04-15

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