Gambling News 21st March, 2011

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ANOTHER CLIENT FOR MICROGAMING'S QUICKFIRE

21st March, 2011 at 13:39:34
Victor Chandler signs up for gambling platform

Online gambling software provider Microgaming has signed up another customer for its increasingly popular flash technology Quickfire software platform, inking a supply agreement with the Victor Chandler internet gaming group this week.

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GREEK GOVERNMENT MAKES FURTHER CONCESSION IN GAMBLING REFORM PROPOSAL (Update)

21st March, 2011 at 13:39:34
Online operators will welcome latest change

Earlier this month it was a change from a tax on turnover to one on profits (see previous reports) - now the Greek government has apparently also removed provision for a 'black period' from its latest draft e-gaming bill currently before parliament.

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OPAP PROFITS DROP 3.3 PERCENT

21st March, 2011 at 13:39:34
Revenues fall 5.5 percent

The Greek gambling monopoly OPAP has posted a mediocre 2010 set of results, reporting that net profits dropped 3.5 percent when compared to 2009, and revenues declined 5.5 percent.

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PATENT VICTORY FOR ONLINE GAMBLING INDUSTRY

21st March, 2011 at 13:39:34
Sportsbetting.com defeats patent challenge

In what may be the first patent case tried to verdict in the United States by the online gambling industry, Interactive Systems, Inc. NV.,, the licensed operator of Sportsbetting.com, soundly defeated the patent infringement claim of Lottotron, Inc., based in New Jersey (see previous reports).

Full Story: Patent Victory For Online Gambling Industry »

ONLINE GAMBLING A MAJOR ELEMENT IN SWEDISH GAMBLING

21st March, 2011 at 03:11:34
26 percent of all gambling in Sweden takes place over the Internet

A key element in Sweden's busy gambling industry is the online sector, which accounts for 26 percent of all gambling in the wealthy Scandinavian country, according to new research by the Stockholm-based Research Institute of Industrial Economics.

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GERMAN CONFUSION (Update)

21st March, 2011 at 03:11:34
Conflicting court decisions on State Treaty on Gaming

Contradictory court rulings in German courts last week only added to the general confusion on the legality in EU terms of the monopolistic States Treaty on Gaming.

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