Weekly News Roundup: Ladbrokes and Gala Coral merge, LeoVegas player wins big!

Loudspeaker News Time again for the weekly news roundup where we’ll be taking a brief look at everything the industry has to offer as the days get darker and the promise of new slots games grows a little stronger…

This week Bet365 Vegas mobile has two new titles. The white-lable casino industry is thriving as provider Live Bingo Network teams up with Microgaming, and SkillOnNet launches Evolution Live Casino games! Elsewhere, Ladbrokes and Gala Coral have merged to see them become the UK’s largest gambling company and we bring you news of another huge win at LeoVegas!


Bet365 Vegas Mobile Launch Headline NetEnt Games

Twin Spin and Neon Staxx posters in iPhone6 frameBet365 Vegas Mobile Casino has added two new headline acts to its phenomenal gaming line-up. Bet365 already boast one of the most comprehensive gaming experiences online, and the announcement that NetEnt’s Twin Spin and Neon Staxx are both launching is music to our ears.

Both games have been huge hits elsewhere across the gaming industry and the combination of Bet365’s dedicated mobile app and NetEnt’s fantastic software offering means players are sure to enjoy themselves.


Live Bingo Network integrates Microgaming Content

Microgaming Quickfire logoWhite label Bingo platform Live Bingo Network (LBN) has confirmed that it has agreed a games content partnership with Microgaming, which will bolster its UK slots and games inventory with over 200 titles. LBN currently partners well over 50 Bingo sites and offers a very strong range of bingo games, mobile compatibility, casino services and marketing for fledgling casinos.

The addition of Microgaming’s slots inventory through its Quickfire platform to LBN’s many partners will siginificantly build and diversify the offerings at these casinos and offer players a much greater range of choice when choosing their gaming experience.


SkillOnNet launches Evolution Live Casino Games on Mobile

Skillonnet Evolution combined logosCasino platform SkillOnNet has entered into a new partnership with Evolution Gaming. As the world leader in video-streamed ‘Live Dealer’ gaming, Evolution will provide content for SkillOnNet’s growing mobile content portfolio.

Evolution will provide the full suite of live casino games, including Roulette, Blackjack, Baccarat and Casino Hold’em. The dealer games will be rolled out on major online casino brands such as Megacasino, PlayMillion, EUcasino and SlotsMagic.com.


Ladbrokes and Gala Coral Merge

Ladbrokes Coral mergerLadbrokes and Gala Coral have merged to become Ladbrokes Coral, bringing together 2,100 shops from Ladbrokes and 1,845 from Coral. This makes Labrokes Coral the largest bookmaker in the UK – easily eclipsing the 2300 stores owned by gambling giant William Hill.

With nearly 4,000 betting shops and 30,000 employees, the combined group will have to sell some outlets to satisfy concerns from competition authorities over a monopoly. It will be listed on the London stock exchange, with both brands set to stay on the high street.

Ladbrokes, which boasts a 136-year history, has struggled to to embrace the internet in the same way as rivals William Hill and newer rivals such as Paddy Power and bet365, and hopes to catch up by joining forces with private equity-owned Coral.

Another Jackpot Win at LeoVegas!

LeoVegas lion logo A player by the name of Joakim from Sweden has won an extraordinary jackpot at LeoVegas. Joakim staked 10 SEK(£0.75) on NetEnt‘s progressive jackpot slot Mega Fortune Dreams to garner a win of 2,254,169 SEK (£168,764).

Joakim was understandably shocked and said the realisation that he’d won such a huge amount hadn’t quite sunk in yet! Mega Fortune Dreams is a 5-reel, 20-payline slot which offers three progressive jackpots of different sizes: rapid, major and mega.

About David Hall

David is a new member of the Droid Slots team, working as a writer to produce unique content about depositing methods, including digital currencies such as Bitcoin. As an English literature graduate and current masters student in film and literature, David has set his sights on becoming the Martin Scorsese of mobile gambling by bringing you some hard-hitting articles and stunning video reviews and tutorials. He also likes to make shiny comic strips.


The news comes thick and fast in the mobile casino industry, and as a player you’re more than forgiven for losing track of it at some point or another. Don’t worry though, we’ve got you covered on that account. Every Monday we bring together all the most important news stories of the last seven days, and serve them up in bite-sized bits for you to consume with ease. Whether it’s stories from the week that we’ve covered but think you might have missed, or news that we haven’t yet had the chance to bring you, it’s almost certain that you’ll find something in our weekly roundups that you’ll find as interesting as it is useful. We cover everything from industry news to the latest promotions, so our roundup articles tend to be a fascinating mixed bag of news.