Gambling News 08th December, 2010

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BETFAIR CASINO ROGUED (Update)

08th December, 2010 at 16:17:16
Botched promotion continues to generate heat for online gambling group

It's been several weeks now since the normally respectable Betfair Casino ran an apparently ill-considered promo which was pounced upon by players with pounds sterling and Euro benefits staring them in the face (see previous reports). Previously regarded as one of the leading Playtech casinos, this latest development has prompted many industry observers to question Betfair's ethics.

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TIGRESS MANAGEMENT ACQUIRES GRANDE VEGAS ONLINE CASINO

08th December, 2010 at 16:17:16
Purchase includes Grande Vegas Casino.com and affiliate programme Grande Vegas Affiliates.com

The Jackpot Capital Group has sold online casino Grande Vegas Casino for an undisclosed sum to Tigress Management Ltd. The purchase includes Grande Vegas Casino as well as its affiliate programme Grande Vegas Affiliates.

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GREEK UNIONS DEMAND PARTICIPATION IN ONLINE GAMBLING REFORM

08th December, 2010 at 16:17:16
OESIK submits resolution to Greek Government

UNI's affiliate in Greece, OESIK , the Hellenic federation of casino employees' unions, who represent 5000 employees in Greece, have submitted a resolution demanding the Greek Government - who was previously hostile on the issue of online gambling and have now done an about-turn - ban illegal online gambling operators as well as establish the gambling supervision commission with participation of trade union representatives.

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ASIA PREDICTED TO CLOSE GAMBLING REVENUE GAP ON USA BY 2014

08th December, 2010 at 09:11:16
PwC Predict That Macau Will Realise 66 Percent Of USA Gambling Revenue.

According to a new report released today by professional services firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), the gambling industries of Asia and Australia will move much closer to the United States in terms of gambling revenues by 2014. The report released by PwC predicts that, collectively, gambling hotspots in Asia, which include Macau, Singapore, South Korea, and Australia, will generate gambling revenues of around $62.9 billion (GBP38.8bn) by 2014. Last year their combined revenues were $21.8 ...

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WASHINGTON DC COUNCIL APPROVES ONLINE GAMBLING AMENDMENT

08th December, 2010 at 08:58:06
But there could still be some bumps along the way.

The federal government may be working hard to finish the year with some sort of legal online gambling but it seems the local Washington government is not waiting anymore. The D.C. Council on Tuesday did what most people believe Senator Harry Reid is doing in Congress, attached an online poker and fantasy sports gambling proposal into a massive budget bill. Introduced by Democrat Michael Brown, the amendment would allow customers to play online poker as long as they were playing within the ...

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CHRISTMAS TV DESPAIR DRIVES BRITS TO ONLINE GAMBLING

08th December, 2010 at 08:53:49
The number of people gambling online over Christmas looks set to rocket as the TV networks schedule nothing but repeats, repeats, repeats.

That's according to the UK's premier online casino 32Red, who says it witnessed a peak in online accesses on Christmas Day 2009. This year 32Red expects the corresponding figure to be even higher after the introduction of its new real-money Blackjack App for the iPhone, the first to be approved by Apple.

When the major channels announced their TV schedules for Christmas last week, the nation let out a collective sigh at the prospect of having to watch the same-old ...

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