Gambling News 21st September, 2010

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MORE ONLINE DEALS FOR INSPIRED GAMING

21st September, 2010 at 12:41:42
3 year agreements inked with major online gambling operators

Inspired Gaming lived up to its name this week, signing major online gambling operators Paddy Power and Victor Chandler to three-year deals that will see the company providing its virtual racing products, including horse racing, greyhound racing, speedway, motor racing and football.

Full Story: More Online Deals For Inspired Gaming »

BACK TO THE FAMILIAR

21st September, 2010 at 12:41:42
IGE has changed its name back to ICE

One of the industry's major annual shows, the International Casino Exhibition - or ICE as it is universally known - has recovered its original name after two years titled IGE - a brand that really didn't catch on.

Full Story: Back To The Familiar »

GREENTUBE ACHIEVES eCOGRA ACCREDITATION

21st September, 2010 at 12:41:42
Austrian software provider awarded software supplier seal

The Austrian online gaming developer Greentube I.E.S AG has joined the growing number of quality online gambling software providers that have passed a professional inspection and review process by the independent player protection and standards body eCOGRA.

Full Story: Greentube Achieves Ecogra Accreditation »

CHINESE AUTHORITIES RESET INTERNET GAMBLING LAWS

21st September, 2010 at 12:41:42
The recent anti-online gambling drive in China has developed new legal guidelines

China's determined enforcement of anti-online gambling laws should be strengthened by new guidelines developed for criminal law, based on police experiences in this year's enforcement drive (see previous InfoPowa reports).

Full Story: Chinese Authorities Reset Internet Gambling Laws »

WAGERWORKS GAMES FOR VICTOR CHANDLER ONLINE

21st September, 2010 at 12:41:42
500 000 players in 160 countries will have added choices

The internet gambling sites of the Victor Chandler group will soon be offering their 500 000 players in 160 countries additional game choices through their VC Casino product, following an agreement with software developer Wagerworks.

Full Story: Wagerworks Games For Victor Chandler Online »

BETFAIR TOP OF THE HITWISE POPS

21st September, 2010 at 12:41:42
UK internet gambling group still the top dog when it comes to sports betting visitors.

Live Odds and Scores.com reports that the latest Hitwise sports book rankings for the six months to August 2010 continue to be dominated by British online gambling group Betfair.

Full Story: Betfair Top Of The Hitwise Pops »

CASH STRAPPED UK GOVERNMENT TO PUT THE TOTE UP FOR SALE - AGAIN.

21st September, 2010 at 12:41:42
Late autumn bidding date likely

The new UK coalition government is to follow its predecessors in attempting once again to sell the Tote bookmaking organisation, reports the newspaper CityAM.

Full Story: Cash Strapped Uk Government To Put The Tote Up For Sale - Again. »

SPORTINGBET SETTLEMENT GOOD FOR BUSINESS (Update)

21st September, 2010 at 12:23:47
Positioning in a legalised US market and acquisition opportunities are possible benefits

Investors were clearly pleased with the news this week that Sportingbet had settled with the US authorities and cleaned its slate of pre-UIGEA hurdles (see previous InfoPowa report.)

Full Story: Sportingbet Settlement Good For Business (update) »

ONLINE GAMBLING SOFTWARE DEVELOPER RE-NAMED

21st September, 2010 at 12:23:47
Hermes Softlab will in future be known as ComTrade

Online gambling software developer Hermes Softlab has announced that it has re-named itself ComTrade.

Full Story: Online Gambling Software Developer Re-named »

PARTY GAMING TO OFFER FIXED ODDS FINANCIAL BETTING

21st September, 2010 at 12:23:47
Online gambling group in new deal with Cantor Gaming & Wagering

Cantor Gaming & Wagering Ltd, a financial fixed odds provider, has partnered with online gambling operator Party Gaming in providing its integrated fixed odds financial betting platform.

Full Story: Party Gaming To Offer Fixed Odds Financial Betting »

NEW MONEY FOR SOUTH AFRICAN ONLINE GAMBLING COMPANY

21st September, 2010 at 12:23:47
Purple Capital buys a majority stake in Powerbet Gaming

South African private equity company Purple Capital has acquired a majority stake in online gambling company Powerbet Gaming, which recently launched its latest online offering in the form of internet sports betting site Voltbet.com under a bookmakers license issued by the Western Cape Gambling and Racing Board.

Full Story: New Money For South African Online Gambling Company »

GLOBET ONLINE CASINO LAUNCHED (Update)

21st September, 2010 at 12:23:47
Chartwell Technology reports completion of implementation phase of agreement

The Canadian online gambling software provider Chartwell Technology has launched its online casino product with Globet International Sports Betting following an agreement signed only eight weeks ago (see previous InfoPowa report). The games suite is now live on Globet's website and is positioned to offer a diverse portfolio of over 100 casino games.

Full Story: Globet Online Casino Launched (update) »

NEW WILL HILL SITE TARGETS AUSTRIAN ONLINE GAMBLERS

21st September, 2010 at 12:23:47
'Bet like the British' slogan in major promotional campaign

Austrian internet gamblers are the target of a new dedicated Austrian website launched this week by the UK gambling group William Hill plc, supported by a major local advertising and television campaign using the slogan 'Wetten wie die Briten' or 'Bet like the British'. The campaign features renowned British comedian John Cleese.

Full Story: New Will Hill Site Targets Austrian Online Gamblers »

SPORTINGBET SETTLES U.S. POSITION (Update)

21st September, 2010 at 11:58:09
And at $33 million it's a better deal than expected

Making the mainstream headlines everywhere mid-week is the news that the UK internet gambling group Sportingbet.com has settled with the US Department of Justice regarding its pre-UIGEA activities. And the good news for investors is that, at $33 million, the deal is better than that experienced by other companies and individuals.

Full Story: Sportingbet Settles U.s. Position (update) »

HR2267 - CONGRESSMAN NOT OPTIMISTIC (Update)

21st September, 2010 at 11:58:09
Bid to legalise and regulate US internet gambling is running out of time

Internet gambling's US champion, Congressman Barney Frank, has dampened hopes of an early debate on his HR2267 proposal to legalise online gambling in the Unites States, telling the Washington DC publication The Hill that he thinks it unlikely that the bipartisan measure will reach the House floor before the midterm election distractions in November.

Full Story: Hr2267 - Congressman Not Optimistic (update) »