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500.COM IN MAJOR CHINESE MOBILE DEAL
The rapidly growing Nasdaq-listed sports lottery firm 500.com has clinched a major two-year deal that will see it become the sole provider of online sports lottery products to the state-owned China Mobile, which operates the huge Points Mall online marketplace.
Points Mall online marketplace is an enterprise that has 770 million subscribers, who redeem loyalty points.
China Mobile subscribers will be able to use their loyalty points to buy online sports lottery products through 500.com as a result of the agreement.
Man San Law, founder, chairman and CEO of 500.com said Thursday: We expect to see sales volumes increase significantly as our products become available to China Mobile's 770 million subscribers.
We look forward to developing an even deeper relationship with China Mobile as we work to integrate our products into their vast ecosystem.
The products provided by the company will be available in all of China's 31 provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions. China Mobile will reimburse 500.com for the products purchased in cash.
500.com provides lottery purchase and information services to China Mobile users through its internet, mobile apps, WAP and SMS channels.
PREVIEW OF NEW ONLINE SLOT FROM NET ENTERTAINMENT
The prolific Swedish online gambling games developer Net Entertainment has made advance versions of its latest 5 reel, 9 pay-line Apuestas Deportivas Apuestas NFL Futbol Americano Online Bingo Rooms Play Bingo online SITRAK C7H Costa Rica online titled "Attraction" available to selected licensees and affiliates.
Players discussing the new game claim that it is a clone of the company's popular Starburst offering, with a theme based on magnetic attraction.
The game substitutes re-spins for free spins, with the magnetic symbol the key to rewards, along with more traditional awards like Wilds and a Bonus Game.
WILL HILL TO SPONSOR WORLD DARTS
Top British bookmaking company William Hill's digital division has signed an initial two-year deal with the Professional Darts Corporation (PDC) to sponsor the World Darts Championship at Alexandra Palace in London.
The seven-figure deal will see Britains biggest bookmaker become the title sponsor of the event - which will now be known as the William Hill World Darts Championship.
The 72-player tournament, staged by the PDC and broadcast live on Sky Sports, will be held throughout December and January, with play spanning the Christmas and New Year period before the first world champion of 2015 is crowned.
Reigning champion Michael van Gerwen who defeated Peter Wright on New Years Day to lift the Sid Waddell Trophy - is the early favourite with the sponsors to retain his crown, closely followed by 16-time World Champion Phil The Power Taylor.
The William Hill World Darts Championship will be the online firms second darts sponsorship, following on from their successful three-year sponsorship of the Grand Slam of Darts at the Wolverhampton Civic Hall from 2011-2013.
Kristof Fahy, chief marketing officer at William Hill, said, The World Darts Championship is a great addition to our brand sponsorship portfolio. Its a great fit. The UKs biggest bookmaker and the biggest event in Darts.
Andy Lee, managing director of William Hill Online said, Our online business has shown strong growth in recent years and we believe sponsorships like this will help us reach new audiences and continue to help us grow."
PDC Chairman Barry Hearn said: Since first being staged in 1993-94, this tournament has grown into the biggest in darts, not only in terms of prize money and stature with over GBP 1 million paid out in the sports richest event - but also with the fantastic crowds who flock to Alexandra Palace every year.
With over 50,000 fans attending live and hundreds of millions more watching on Sky Sports and around the world, the William Hill World Darts Championship has an amazing global reach.
U.S. AND JAPANESE AUTHORITIES MOVE ON BITCOIN
With a reported 50 to 60 percent of Bitcoin transactions involving online gambling, it is hardly surprising that the industry is keeping a close eye on developments in the highly volatile cyber-currency, which has come under DDoS attack on several sites recently, contributing to the bankruptcy of leading Bitcoin exchange Mt.Gox in Japan (see previous InfoPowa reports).
Whilst government officials around the world have so far not acted on the remarkable rise of Bitcoin in both volume and value, it now appears that they are taking a more active interest in the virtual currency.
Last week the Reuters news agency reported that Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara has sent subpoenas to Mt. Gox, other Bitcoin exchanges, and businesses that deal in Bitcoin to seek information on how they handled recent Distributed Denial of Services (DDoS) attacks.
At least three exchanges were forced to halt withdrawals of Bitcoins early February, including Mt. Gox, which was the largest at the time, but failed to resume service. That left customers unable to recover their funds, driving the value of the currency down.
Japanese authorities are also reacting, with Finance Minister Taro Aso saying Tuesday that the government is still trying to establish what caused the collapse of the Tokyo-based Mt. Gox and whether crime is involved.
"We still have not had a clear grasp of the situation," Aso said in response to a reporter's question after a cabinet meeting. "(We) don't know if it was a crime or just a bankruptcy."
Mt. Gox filed for bankruptcy protection in Japan last Friday, saying it may have lost nearly half a billion dollars worth of the virtual currency due to hacking into its faulty computer system.
Reuters says February was a tough month for Bitcoin investors, with cyber-attacks on several exchanges, and a sharp fall in Bitcoin's value. The losses were most dramatic on Mt. Gox, where the value of a Bitcoin fell to about $135 from $828.99 before February 7.
Some analysts have claimed that Mt. Gox's troubles may go deeper than cyber-attacks. Mike Hearn, a Bitcoin developer in Zurich, Switzerland, told Reuters:
"Mt Gox has been broken and it was obvious there was something really bad going on there for nearly a year. They were processing withdrawals very slowly and generally being very opaque about what was going on there."
Reuters reports that a document circulating on the Internet and purporting to be a crisis plan for Mt. Gox, said more than 744,000 Bitcoins were "missing due to malleability-related theft," and noted that the Bitcoin exchange had $174 million in liabilities against $32.75 million in assets.
It was not possible to verify the document, but if true, this would imply that approximately 6 percent of the 12.4 million Bitcoins minted could be considered missing, according to Reuters.
With government investigations now clearly commencing, developers are working on fixes to strengthen Bitcoin's software against cyber-attacks, says Gregory Maxwell, one of the Bitcoin software's core developers.
WHITE HAT GAMING ADDS EZUGI LIVE DEALER ACTION TO PLATFORM
Live dealer provider Ezugi and White Hat Gaming have inked a deal that will see Ezugi content on the White Hat Gaming platform soon.
The distribution deal involves Ezugi providing its entire portfolio of games including Black Jack, Roulette, Baccarat and Live Lottery. All of Ezugis live dealer games will be available in a mobile HTML5 version as well as the Android native application.
Max Wright, CEO of White Hat Gaming, said: This partnership further enhances the product offering to our clients, and confirms our commitment to working with the most innovative online live casino gaming providers.
Ezugi CEO Kfir Kugler said that a growing number of online gambling operators were opting for live dealer action, which his company was positioned to supply following product innovation and development.
BET365 TV AD AND WEBSITE CLAIMS BANNED BY ASA
The UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has banned a bet365 TV advertisement and website claim promoting a "Free Bet Offer" following receipt of two complaints.
The complainants challenged whether the "free bet" claims made on both platforms were misleading as they had to stake their own money to make the "free" bet.
Both ads offered " back any single winner at four to one or more on any race shown live on Channel Four and we'll give you a free bet to the same stake on the next live Channel Four race." On-screen text stated "FREE BETS" and the voice-over continued, "If your free bet also wins at odds of four to one or more, you qualify for a free bet on the next live Channel Four race. Keep backing those winners and we'll keep giving you free bets." Small on-screen text included "Max free bet 50 per race. Free bet winnings exclude stake".
The ASA said it did not consider that the promotion offered winning customers any 'free' element when making a subsequent bet and that the "free bet" claim was misleading. As such it may not appear again in its current form.