888 have been in the news a lot over the course of the last few months.
After a number of rumours suggesting their potential take over, they agreed a deal with Las Vegas giant Caesars to release a number of new games to the European market.
Reports in the London press yesterday suggested that Ladbrokes had begun to explore the possibilities of a £2.2bn merger with Playtech, the world’s largest casino software provider.
However, further press reports today have suggested that the rival UK bookmaker, William Hill might be able to block such a move thanks to an agreement that they have with Playtech stretching back to 2008.
A few weeks ago we reported that 888 looked to be on the verge of a merger with the popular UK bookmaker Ladbrokes.
However, according to reports coming out of Israel today, it seems as though Ladbrokes may well be facing competition from the casino giant, Playtech.
Bet365 are rumoured to be considering making an offer for the domain gambling.com, which went on sale today with an asking price of $10m.
However, according to media reports, they may well face competition from casino software giant Playtech who understandably believe that the domain would add considerable value to their business.
Thursday afternoon saw Ladbrokes poker, the largest online gambling company in the UK, announced that they’d be launching anonymous tables in their poker room.
For those of you not familiar with the Anonymous tables concept, it’s really very similar to how you’d normally play your poker. The only difference is that players can no longer see each others names or their avatars.
Research released on Monday has shown that gambling in the UK has risen by 40 per cent in the last twelve months.
The online marketing research group Nielsen has shown that an additional 3.2 million people logged in to various gaming websites and casinos in the last year – a figure which is perhaps put into context by the fact that Facebook grew by 2.2 million accounts over the same period.
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