Gambling News 23rd November, 2010

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AUSSIE ONLINE PLAYER CHEATS CHARITY

23rd November, 2010 at 23:48:08
A$1.5 billion stolen, mostly to feed a penchant for online gambling

Internet gambler Dinesh Enoka Abeysuriya (29), described by his lawyer as a "lonely and depressed" Sri Lankan on an Australian work visa, has pleaded guilty to embezzling a Queensland charity out of A$1.5 million.

Full Story: Aussie Online Player Cheats Charity »

BINGO SIDE GAMES IN MICROGAMINGS LATEST RELEASE

23rd November, 2010 at 10:02:50
Four new side games added to bingo offering.

Online gaming provider, Microgaming , has added three well know slots, converted for use on licensees bingo sites as side games and a hitherto unknown game called Germinator as part of their new package.

Full Story: Bingo Side Games In Microgamings Latest Release »

BETFAIR FURORE CONTINUES (Update)

23rd November, 2010 at 09:39:26
Veiled threats and non-specific charges inflame situation

The allegedly botched Betfair promo that has seen the usually respectable UK online gambling group becoming the target of widespread player criticism on the message boards (see previous InfoPowa reports) entered a new phase this week as the company completed investigations into individual accounts and started firing off what many see as autocratic emails to its players.

Full Story: Betfair Furore Continues (update) »

ONLINE CASINO SCORES AMONG SWEDISH GAMBLING WEBSITES

23rd November, 2010 at 09:39:26
Mr Green the highest ranking internet casino operator in Internetworld Top 100

Mr. Green.com, the innovative online casino founded by two Betsson pioneers (see previous InfoPowa reports) has again scored high among internet gambling sites in Sweden's Internetworld awards.

Full Story: Online Casino Scores Among Swedish Gambling Websites »

FURTHER ACTION AGAINST PENNSYLVANIAN SPORTS BAR (UPDATE)

23rd November, 2010 at 09:16:13
Double whammy for sports bar owner in federal case

Further developments in the Federal case against a Wilkes-Barre Sports Bar owner, Patrick Patte Jr . (see previous InfoPowa reports) who pleaded guilty last month to aiding and abetting the wire transmission of illegal gambling information have now come back to bite him a second time with the possible revocation of his pub license.

Under Patte's plea agreement, he will pay $ 100,000 to prevent the building that houses both his residence and business being seized by the Federal Government ...

Full Story: Further Action Against Pennsylvanian Sports Bar (update) »

MONEYBOOKERS SET TO CHANGE NAME TO SKRILL

23rd November, 2010 at 04:33:55
MoneyBookers Have Vision Of Skrill Being The Next Google, Hoover Or Walkman

Online payment processor, MoneyBookers, have announced they will be rebranding under the new name Skrill. The popular online ewallet is commonly used by casino and poker player who prefer not to submit credit cards details online. Skrill is short for Skrilla, a widely used slang term for money and is thought to be in place by the end of next year. The name change isn't the only thing that will be changing, as users of Skrill will be the beneficiaries of a number of new services and procedures.

Full Story: Moneybookers Set To Change Name To Skrill »

SPANISH STUDY ONLINE GAMBLERS

23rd November, 2010 at 01:09:08
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid analyses perceptions on internet gambling behaviour.

The Carlos III University of Madrid has completed a first-time study on online gambler behaviour after analysing gambling patterns and perceptions among internet punters.

Full Story: Spanish Study Online Gamblers »

WILL 2011 BE THE YEAR OF ONLINE GAMBLING?

23rd November, 2010 at 01:09:08
Investment publication takes a bullish view

Recent major public company listings and mergers involving internet gambling groups in Europe, along with the "slight" possibility of a more liberalised US internet gambling market, are cited as indicators that the industry is gaining in popularity, according to a lengthy article in the investment publication Interactive Investor this week.

The article points to stockmarket gains of the world's biggest online gaming companies between 2004-2006 to illustrate how quickly ...

Full Story: Will 2011 Be The Year Of Online Gambling? »

ANOTHER MONTH OF RISING ONLINE GAMBLING TRAFFIC (Update)

23rd November, 2010 at 01:09:08
Latest ComscoreMedia numbers cover October activity in the US - traffic to online gambling sites doubles

Latest numbers from the independent internet measurement and monitoring organisation ComscoreMedia show that online gambling sites saw another month of increased traffic propelled by online poker tournaments, sports betting and interest due to legislative debates on the subject.

Full Story: Another Month Of Rising Online Gambling Traffic (update) »