Gambling News 14th January, 2011

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SPANISH REGION APPROVES ONLINE GAMBLING

14th January, 2011 at 11:33:49
Aragon pre-empts the more collective regulatory trend at national level.

Despite moves to treat the regulation of online gambling in Spain at a more collective national level, the autonomous region of Aragon has done its own thing and approved new betting legislation that embraces internet gambling in its provisions.

Full Story: Spanish Region Approves Online Gambling »

WHITE LIST PROBLEMS AHEAD FOR ONLINE GAMBLING?

14th January, 2011 at 03:13:20
Reports of an imminent crackdown in the UK

Avoiding heavy British gambling taxes, but still accessing the UK market through advertising, could be a thing of the past for online casinos, sportsbooks and poker rooms according to a report in the Daily Mail newspaper this week.

Full Story: White List Problems Ahead For Online Gambling? »

CONGRESSMAN'S WIFE GETS JAIL TIME

14th January, 2011 at 03:13:20
Tax charges stem from involvement in brother's online sportsbook

The trial and sentencing of Patrice Tierney, wife of a US Congressman and the source of wide industry reportage last year (see previous report) came to a conclusion this week with the defendant sentenced to a 30 day jail term.

Full Story: Congressman's Wife Gets Jail Time »

MARYLAND PROCESSOR COOPERATED WITH FEDS

14th January, 2011 at 03:13:20
Enforcers insisted on seal of secrecy to protect ongoing investigation

Maryland federal enforcement officials engaged in an important investigation into online gambling financial transactions, asked that court documents on a convicted accused be sealed, the Baltimore City Paper reported this week.

Full Story: Maryland Processor Cooperated With Feds »

OFFSHORE PLANS FOR THE TOTE?

14th January, 2011 at 03:13:20
State owned betting company to use Guernsey presence to sidestep UK tax

The state-owned bookie company The Tote, which is currently on the auction block for sale to private companies (see previous reports), apparently has plans to move at least some of its business to Guernsey in order to reduce tax liabilities incurred in UK operations.

Full Story: Offshore Plans For The Tote? »

RANK INTERACTIVE SIGNS CONTENT AGREEMENT WITH CHARTWELL

14th January, 2011 at 00:02:28
A major content supply agreement for Chartwell's stable of online gaming products and services

Online gaming and services provider, Chartwell Technology Inc. announced that remote gaming and betting firm Rank Interactive has signed a supply agreement with Chartwell for its stable of online gaming products and services.

Full Story: Rank Interactive Signs Content Agreement With Chartwell »