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New marketing officat Betsson. Amaya seeks to resolve player dispute.
Industry Insight

Amaya, Betsson, Paysafe and more in this week’s round-up of industry igaming news.


Paysafe Group released a statement Monday that revealed the extent of data breaches in 2011 which exposed the customer details of millions of customers of the two largest ewallet payment systems in the igaming industry.
Data Breach Exposed Details of Nearly 8 Million Skrill, NETELLER Accounts

Cyber attack in 2011-2012 exposed “limited account details” of millions of NETELLER and Skrill customer accounts.


A decision in the New York daily fantasy sports case can come as soon as this week. A group of PokerStars players plan to protest proposed changes to the company’s player reward program by staging a boycott of the site this week.
The Zeitgeist

Daily fantasy sports ruling expected, players boycott PokerStars and new details of NETELLER and Skrill data breach.


This week saw what should be the end of the contest to buy bwin.party, with GVC  emerging as the victor.
Industry Insight

GVC outbids 888 for bwin.party, Paypal comes to regulated online poker, Amaya enters the DFS market and more.


The competition to buy bwin.party looks far from decided, but Amaya has confirmed that it is no longer involved in the GVC bid.
Industry Insight

Amaya’s second quarter results met expectations with online poker revenues up 11% on the year.


Mark Frissora has now formally taken over from Gary Loveman as the President and CEO of Caesars Entertainment.
Industry Insight

Industry news is about to enter the quiet period immediately before Q2 and half-year results are announced.


Acquisitions have been the theme for the week with Playtech spending the biggest bucks as it becomes a major force in the retail online trading market.
Industry Insight

Amaya’s NASDAQ debut has been confirmed as June 8, but no new money will be raised.


Optimal Payments raises money from its investors by swapping three shares for five. Bettson returns money to its investors by exchanging one share for four.
Industry Insight

Bwin.party’s sale should be announced in the next few weeks—assuming it all goes through. CEO Norbert Teufelberger can expect a massive payday.


A hearing on the Restoration of the Wire Act (RAWA) was held last week in front of the House Sub-Committee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
US Insight

Federal efforts to both legalize in ban online poker, PokerStars in New Jersey and cross-border liquidity sharing in the US.


Payment processing for online gambling consolidates as Neteller and Skrill join forces. Fresh from fending off a takeover bid by William Hill, 888 Holdings has reported that 2014 was a record breaking year for the company.
Industry Insight

888 and Amaya show their heels to the rest of the industry.


The two biggest names in online gambling payment processing are to merge as Optimal Payments proposes to buy Skrill for over a billion dollars.
Optimal Payments Buys Skrill for €1.1 Billion

Skrill’s owner CVC Capital is set to make a profit of $400 million after buying the company two years ago.


Takeover talks break down between William Hill and 888. bwin.party’s share price breaks down after rumors that takeover talks with unnamed parties have ended—bwin.party has denied the rumor.
Industry Insight

Mixed results from the latest poker industry financial reports—Unibet & Boyd Gaming are pleased, but Zynga’s woes continue.


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