Gambling News 23rd September, 2010

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SPORTINGBET TO SPONSOR SPURS

23rd September, 2010 at 03:34:24
4 year partnership agreement signed

The famous UK football club Tottenham Hotspur has signed a four year sponsorship agreement with the major internet sports betting company Sportingbet.com, which will see the gambling company become Spur's official gaming partner with a brand presence at White Hart Lane stadium and within the club's communications channels.

Full Story: Sportingbet To Sponsor Spurs »

UKRAINE GAMBLING BAN SET TO BE LIFTED?

23rd September, 2010 at 03:34:24
Cabinet to discuss new approach to gambling early next week

Reports from the Ukraine indicate that the draconian ban on gambling in that country may be reconsidered at a Cabinet meeting scheduled for next Monday.

Full Story: Ukraine Gambling Ban Set To Be Lifted? »

ONLINE CASINO TO ADD SPORTS BOOK SERVICES

23rd September, 2010 at 03:34:24
All You Bet.com will be the new brand

Allslots Casino.com, a member of the Microgaming-powered Jackpot Factory group, is to launch a sports betting service in the near future, a company spokesman revealed this week..

Full Story: Online Casino To Add Sports Book Services »

OPAP A GOOD BET

23rd September, 2010 at 03:34:24
Investment publication says online gambling legalisation in Greece is imminent

The investment publication Seeking Alpha carried a detailed article on the Greek gambling monopoly OPAP this week, delving into its history and the challenges of the Greek economy, tax and regulatory changes that will see the introduction of a more enlightened approach to online gambling.

Full Story: Opap A Good Bet »

N.Y. LOTTERY ROW WITH MASTERCARD HEATS UP (Update)

23rd September, 2010 at 03:34:24
Credit card fees are illegal, says lottery spokesperson

The row over New York Lottery credit card subscribers being charged fees by Mastercard (see previous InfoPowa reports) heated up again this week, with a lottery spokesperson describing the imposition of fees by Mastercard as 'illegal'.

Full Story: N.y. Lottery Row With Mastercard Heats Up (update) »

BOOKIES LINING UP FOR TOTE AUCTION?

23rd September, 2010 at 03:34:24
But some hampered by 'archaic' laws.

The notification by the British government last week that it is again about to offer the Tote state betting organisation up for auction (see previous InfoPowa report) has triggered a slew of speculative media reports over the weekend.

Full Story: Bookies Lining Up For Tote Auction? »

SPANISH GOVERNMENT MAKES HEADWAY ON REGULATED ONLINE GAMBLING

23rd September, 2010 at 03:34:24
Council of Ministers has approved draft legislation

The excruciatingly slow progress of the Spanish government towards the full regulation of gambling moved forward another step last Friday when the Council of Ministers approved a draft of the new Gambling Act.

Full Story: Spanish Government Makes Headway On Regulated Online Gambling »

GREEKS LIKE TO GAMBLE, AND ONLINE IS NEXT (Update)

23rd September, 2010 at 03:28:39
Value of online gambling market in Greece estimated at Euro 2 billion

In an interview with the Agence France Presse news service this week, a senior official in the Greek government's Finance Ministry said the online gambling market in the country was worth an estimated Euro 2 billion a year, which the government intends to regulate and tax in the near future.

Full Story: Greeks Like To Gamble, And Online Is Next (update) »

ITALIAN LIVE DEALER AGREEMENT FOR MEDIALIVECASINO

23rd September, 2010 at 03:28:39
Malta-based live dealer provider to supply Italian licence holder with casino games

Media Live Casino.com, the Malta-based provider of live dealer casino action over the internet, has announced that it is to provide a range of games to the Italian online poker operator Italy Poker.it when the market in that country is opened to casino gaming.

Full Story: Italian Live Dealer Agreement For Medialivecasino »

SOCCER SUPPORT REJECTED ON RELIGIOUS GROUNDS

23rd September, 2010 at 03:27:56
New Muslim owner of Spanish football club ends William Hill shirt sponsorship

Only one year into a three year sponsorship deal with Spanish football club Malaga, William Hill plc has agreed to withdraw from the agreement after the new club owner raised objections on religious grounds.

Full Story: Soccer Support Rejected On Religious Grounds »

A STEP BACK IN KENTUCKY (Update)

23rd September, 2010 at 03:27:56
It's back to the trial court for domain seizure case.

The vexed question of whether the Interactive Media Entertainment & Gaming Association (iMEGA) or the Interactive Gaming Council (IGC) have legal standing in a long-running fight to stop the state governor of Kentucky seizing international internet domain names (see previous InfoPowa reports) is again in the headlines after a Kentucky Supreme Court ruling late last week.

Full Story: A Step Back In Kentucky (update) »