Gambling News 17th February, 2011

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32RED VS WILL HILL COMPENSATION JUDGMENT POSTPONED (Update)

17th February, 2011 at 23:27:12
Presiding Judge will hand down judgment in a written summary

The London High Court's decision with regard to the award of legal costs, loss and damages related to 32Red Plc's two-year trademark infringement action against William Hill will be handed down in a written summary by the end of the month (February) although 32 Red plc requested an immediate decision on the matter.

Full Story: 32red Vs Will Hill Compensation Judgment Postponed (update) »

SOPHISTICATED SHUFFLE

17th February, 2011 at 23:27:12
FBI reveals details of multi-million dollar land casino scam

A dealer-based land casino scam that outwitted casino security at venues throughout the United States and Canada and generated over $7 million in ill-gotten gains culminated last month in a guilty plea by the ringleader, ending a long-running criminal 'enterprise' that has been characterised as the biggest card-cheating scam in FBI history.

Full Story: Sophisticated Shuffle »

ACCENTING THE NEGATIVE (Update)

17th February, 2011 at 23:27:12
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).

Full Story: Accenting The Negative (update) »

GAMBLES WITH WOLVES

17th February, 2011 at 23:27:12
Betfred to sponsor Brit football team

The UK football club Warrington Wolves has announced a partnership with internet bookmaker Betfred.com for this year's Super League season.

Full Story: Gambles With Wolves »

CHARTWELL LIVE DEALER PRODUCT OPERATIONAL (Update)

17th February, 2011 at 12:40:56
Live blackjack, roulette and baccarat in current offering with more to follow.

The anticipated new Live Dealer casino product from Canadian online gaming services provider, Chartwell Technology and its subsidiary Chartwell Games (see previous Infopowa report) is fully operational, announced the firm this week.

Full Story: Chartwell Live Dealer Product Operational (update) »

ASA STUDYING BETFAIRS HAPPY HOUR PROMO

17th February, 2011 at 12:04:25
Results of enquiry expected soon

The huge furore than ensued towards the end of last year following an apparently botched Betfair Casino promo (see previous reports) seems to have triggered one or more public complaints with Britain's advertising watchdog, the Advertising Standards Association.

Full Story: Asa Studying Betfairs Happy Hour Promo »

LADBROKES TO INVEST IN ONLINE

17th February, 2011 at 08:16:39
Gambling group to up its digital technology to keep abreast of the trend

On the back of a 20 percent rise in FY operating profit, UK gambling group Ladbrokes plc has said it intends enhancing its own technology through investment and flexible partnerships in order to boost its online competitiveness and web presence.

Full Story: Ladbrokes To Invest In Online »

UNIBET Q4 RESULTS LOWER THAN LAST YEAR

17th February, 2011 at 02:29:40
But online gambling group manages to better Q3 performance

The Q4 results released this week by online gambling operator Unibet were almost 16 percent down on the same period last year, but up on Q3 and showed improvement over the full year.

Full Story: Unibet Q4 Results Lower Than Last Year »

MORE DUTCH DEBATE (Update)

17th February, 2011 at 02:29:40
Operators in Holland displeased with licence auction plan

Online gambling firms operating in the Netherlands are opposed to government plans to auction a limited number of operating licences in 2012, the Financieele Dagblad newspaper reported this week.

Full Story: More Dutch Debate (update) »

PRESSURE MOUNTS ON NEW JERSEY GOVERNOR (Update)

17th February, 2011 at 02:29:40
The rewards flowing from online gambling regulation are considerable

In a move seen by many as increasing the pressure on New Jersey governor Chris Christie to sign off on a bill legalising intrastate online gambling, the action group iMEGA (Interactive Media Entertainment and Gaming Association) has released a new independent economic development study.

Full Story: Pressure Mounts On New Jersey Governor (update) »

BETFRED EXPANDS MOBILE

17th February, 2011 at 02:29:40
Gibraltar-licensed sports operator extends reach of mobile offering

Top UK internet bookie Betfred has extended the reach of its mobile gambling offering, now optimised for Android, iPhone and the iPad and available via the Betfred website.

Full Story: Betfred Expands Mobile »

JERSEY TO JOIN ONLINE GAMBLING LICENSING JURISDICTIONS

17th February, 2011 at 02:29:40
Convincing majority vote for Channel Island to start a regulatory system

Politicians on the Channel Island of Jersey, already a burgeoning financial services centre, have voted overwhelmingly to introduce an online gambling licensing regime.

Full Story: Jersey To Join Online Gambling Licensing Jurisdictions »

BETFRED GAMBLES WITH WOLVES

17th February, 2011 at 02:29:40
Betfred to sponsor Brit football team

The UK football club Warrington Wolves has announced a partnership with internet bookmaker Betfred.com for this year's Super League season.

Full Story: Betfred Gambles With Wolves »

LADBROKES POSTS 20 PERCENT RISE IN FY OPERATING PROFIT

17th February, 2011 at 02:29:40
UK betting group delivers results at the upper end of expectations

The 20 percent rise in full year operating profit reported this week by UK gambling group Ladbrokes plc should keep the shareholders happy. The land and online gambling group made an operating profit of GBP202.3 million pounds in 2010, up from GBP168.5 million the year before, thanks mainly to the popularity of new gambling machines and in-play betting.

Full Story: Ladbrokes Posts 20 Percent Rise In Fy Operating Profit »