Gambling News 24th March, 2011

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DUTCH COUNCIL OF STATE RULES IN BETFAIRS FAVOUR (Update)

24th March, 2011 at 14:44:38
Protracted legal wrangle with Netherlands government comes to an end

Coming on the heels of the about turn the Dutch government has made in respect of online gambling, the Dutch publication juridischdagblad.nl reports that the Dutch Council of State has ruled in favour of betting exchange Betfair 's dispute against the Netherlands government over the right to provide gambling services to Dutch citizens.

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WINK BINGO SPONSORS REALITY SHOW

24th March, 2011 at 14:44:38
Surprise hit show has around 1 million viewers

Wink Bingo is sponsoring ITV2 reality show " The Only Way Is Essex " it was announced, this week.

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NEW INTERNET BINGO SITE LAUNCHED

24th March, 2011 at 13:30:02
Strictly Come Dancing Duo Gavin Henson and Katya Virshilas team up for the launch of 'Brits Bingo'

Players are welcomed by Strictly Come Dancing duo, Gavin Henson and Katya Virshilas at a new online bingo site launched this week titled Brits Bingo.

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ECOGRA ACQUIRED BY MANAGEMENT TO STRENGTHEN INDEPENDENCE

24th March, 2011 at 11:17:36
Player protection, software testing and standards body will retain Independent Directors

The London-based player protection and standards body eCOGRA has undergone a change in ownership following a successful management buy-out (MBO) initiative led by chief executive Andrew Beveridge.

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BET-AT-HOME TO SPONSOR ATP GERMAN OPEN

24th March, 2011 at 09:32:00
Second time around

Online gambling firm BetclicEverest 's subsidiary Bet-At-Home.com will be the title sponsor of the ATP German Open tennis championships for the next three years reports sportspromedia.com.

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CHARTWELL DEBUTS ULTIMATE TEXAS HOLD'EM

24th March, 2011 at 09:32:00
Popular land-based game will now be available online

Canadian gaming developer Chartwell Technology Inc. and its subsidiary Chartwell Games has announced that it is the first provider to bring "Ultimate Texas Hold'em" to online casino.

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MOBILE BETTING A HIT AT CHELTENHAM

24th March, 2011 at 03:42:44
Records broken, says mobile technology provider

The recent Cheltenham Festival horseracing event in the UK illustrated how popular mobile betting has become, with the numbers setting a new record, according to mobile gambling technology provider Mfuse.

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PLAYER SHOPS ALLEGED CHINESE ONLINE GAMBLING OPERATION

24th March, 2011 at 03:42:44
CCTV Accuses Shanda Subsidiary of illegal internet gambling

China Central Television exposed what it claimed was illegal online gambling activities on its "Topics in Focus" program last week, claiming that a player had revealed that Shanda Interactive subsidiary Bianfeng Group had facilitated online gambling for real money.

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THURSDAY IS GREEN PAPER DAY IN EUROPE (Update)

24th March, 2011 at 03:42:44
European Commission due to release its long-awaited Green Paper on Online Gambling

This week Thursday will see the publication of the European Commission's much anticipated Green Paper on Online Gambling and the start of a public consultation process that could influence profound regulatory changes across European internet gambling (see previous reports).

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