Gambling News 31st January, 2011

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SALE OF UK TOTE PROGRESSES TO NEXT STAGE (Update)

31st January, 2011 at 14:49:48
Names of contenders invited to proceed will not be made public

The UK minister for tourism and heritage, John Penrose released a statement on the progress of the proposed GBP200 million sale of the UK Tote this week.

Full Story: Sale Of Uk Tote Progresses To Next Stage (update) »

AN EXPENSIVE PROCRASTINATION

31st January, 2011 at 12:21:20
The South African government could be earning millions from online gambling legalisation

The ongoing procrastination by the South African government over the legalisation of online gambling (the issue has been dragging on for years - see numerous previous reports) again came under the spotlight on ITWeb's blog this week.

Full Story: An Expensive Procrastination »

ONLINE BINGO ACCOLADE FOR DRAGONFISH

31st January, 2011 at 12:21:20
888.com subsidiary voted "Most Popular Online Bingo Software."

Dragonfish, the B2B division of 888 Holdings plc, has been named as the provider of the 'Most Popular Online Bingo Software' at the 2011 BingoPort.co.uk Players' Choice Awards this week.

Full Story: Online Bingo Accolade For Dragonfish »

MORE DETAIL ON ITALIAN SURVEY (Update)

31st January, 2011 at 12:21:20
Turnover could double with the introduction of cash poker and online casino action

Estimates earlier this week that the Italian market could be in for major expansion (see previous report) have been fleshed out by independent research outfit Trust Partners.

Full Story: More Detail On Italian Survey (update) »

HOLLAND CASINO PRIVATISATION?

31st January, 2011 at 12:21:20
But has the casino monopoly been kept in the picture?

Creating more than a frisson of interest this week, the Dutch News.nl website reported that Dutch junior finance minister Frans Weekers has revealed that the Netherlands government is considering selling off the state-monopolised Holland Casino group.

Full Story: Holland Casino Privatisation? »

MEDIA CORP RELEASES STRONG Q1 RESULTS

31st January, 2011 at 03:54:06
Online poker and casino business shows 15.1 percent increase

Online gaming and media group, Media Corporation Plc (Media Corp) showed a strong start to its current financial year with a trading update for first quarter - 1 October 2010 to 31 December 2010.

Full Story: Media Corp Releases Strong Q1 Results »