21 December 2016 GPWA Times Newsletter

Industry News
APCW: Holiday cheer and gambling bribes
We close out 2016 with stories involving gambling bribes in the U.S., takeover rumors from the U.K., internet blocking out of Canada and more trouble in Australia.

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Tipbet reports successful Christmas Charity event
The celebration that took place on 12 December saw the attendance of the current Maltese president, Marie Louise Coleiro Preca, and a donation from Tipbet to the Malta Community Chest Fund.

Codeta sees success in the U.K. market
The live casino provider has launched in the U.K. for the first time, offering players a sleek and intuitive site on which to play live dealer games.

1Click Games enters partnership with Kiron Interactive
Kiron's Betman Online remote game server will be delivered across 1Click Games' online casino network and its retail client base.

Win Systems acquires Gold Club
The leading technology supplier for the gaming and lottery industry has today announced it has acquired Gold Club in a deal worth an undisclosed amount.

GVC releases Pro table game series
Blackjack Pro and European Roulette Pro have been launched simultaneously across the company's casino brands, including bwin Casino, PartyCasino and Party Poker.

Magnet Gaming reveals Inspector online slot
The detective-themed game features two progressive jackpots, three bonus games and is available on both desktop and mobile.

iSoftBet unleashes Robo Smash Christmas edition
The festive variant of the company's newest online slot is available until 5 January 2017, after which point it will return to its original, non-holiday design.

Inspired to deploy virtual sports product in Poland
Following regulatory changes, the company's virtual sports will be available in Polish retail venues and online with betting operators.

Kiron to integrate Supervivo content
The virtual games specialist has signed an agreement with Link2Win that will see the integration of the Supervivo product into the Betman Online Remote Gaming System.

EveryMatrix strikes deal with CEGO
The online casino operator's brands will integrate content from NYX, Scientific Gaming, Magnet Gaming and Evolution via EveryMatrix's CasinoEngine product.

Betsoft announces official launch with Microgame
The provider of online casino games has officially delivered its product to Microgame, one of the leading gaming service providers in Italy.

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Last week, The Buzz made a post about GBGC's seven gambling predictions for 2017 (see below in Buzzy's World). So, for this week's poll we're asking what market they would most like to see open up and become legal. Besides voting, be sure to share your reasoning and how likely you feel it is that one or more of these countries will open up in the next year. View poll
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