Gambling News 16th February, 2011

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UK GAMBLING STUDY ACCENTING THE NEGATIVE (Update)

16th February, 2011 at 02:53:14
Reportage on the newly released UK Gambling Prevalence study often focuses on the negative

Perhaps predictably, much of the mainstream media focused on the negative aspect of gambling - problem players - in reportage on the UK Gambling Commission's third Prevalence of Gambling survey published Tuesday (see previous report).

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KAHNAWAKE PUBLISHES PLAYER DISPUTE STATS

16th February, 2011 at 02:53:14
In another move illustrative of more focused attention on respect for the player, licensing jurisdiction shares information.

The Kahnawake Gaming Commission built on its more open and player-sensitive policies this week with the inaugural release of player dispute statistics over the past year.

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SOCIAL GAMING FUELS ANOTHER DOTCOM BOOM?

16th February, 2011 at 02:53:14
Internet social gaming sites soar in value

Interesting company valuation and IPO numbers surfaced in the US media this week as social gaming sites made the headlines in merger talks and general reportage.

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HONG KONG JOCKEY CLUB FEELING THE HEAT

16th February, 2011 at 02:53:14
Over a third of wagers are going to the internet

The Bloomberg business news service reports that the Hong Kong Jockey Club, long used to a monopoly on gambling, is feeling the pressure of competition from what it describes as 'unauthorised Internet betting sites.'

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REPORT ON BC ONLINE GAMBLING DEBACLE RELEASED (Update)

16th February, 2011 at 02:53:14
Problems addressed, and player privacy now adequately protected say investigators

The privacy debacle that attended the launch of British Columbia's first venture into online gambling last year (see previous reports) was again under the spotlight this week following the release of the results of an independent investigation into the affair by the B.C. Information and Privacy Commissioner Elizabeth Denham.

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