Gambling News 23rd February, 2011

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FIRST PAN-EUROPEAN CONSUMER PROTECTION AGREEMENT FOR ONLINE GAMBLING

23rd February, 2011 at 08:21:47
Player protection and standards body welcomes agreement

eCOGRA CEO and the Chair of the CEN workshop agreement on "Responsible Remote Gambling Measures", Andrew Beveridge, has welcomed the publication of the first Pan-European consumer protection agreement by CEN.

Full Story: First Pan-european Consumer Protection Agreement For Online Gambling »

BETFAIR COMPANY ADS BANNED

23rd February, 2011 at 08:21:47
Betfair's 'Happy Hour' and 888.com's 8-spins ads squashed

Two well known online casinos ran foul of the UK Advertising Standards Authority this week for advertisements/promos deemed questionable and raised as complaints with the advertising watchdog.

Full Story: Betfair Company Ads Banned »

MAJOR DROP IN CENTREBET PROFITS

23rd February, 2011 at 08:21:47
But increased marketing-spend will reap benefits going forward

The Australian betting group Centrebet has released a set of results for the half year ended December 30 2010 that will likely not be well received by investors due to a decline of 70 percent in net profits, mainly attributed to a marketing splurge of A$1,9 million more than was invested in this activity in H1 2009.

Full Story: Major Drop In Centrebet Profits »

PLAYTECH RESPONDS TO WILLIAM HILL INJUNCTION (Update)

23rd February, 2011 at 03:38:22
Joint venture interests remain unaffected by litigation

Yesterday's surprise announcement by William Hill plc that it had secured an injunction against Playtech plc (see previous report) has been matched with a fast response from Playtech, brusquely pointing out that its interests in the William Hill Online joint venture are unaffected by the injunction.

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