Gambling News 08th April, 2011

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POLISH SPORTS BETTING BILL PASSED (Update)

08th April, 2011 at 16:06:15
Operators to register.pl domains and conduct transactions through Polish banks

Poland legalised online sports betting, this week, with the passing of an inequitable bill by representatives from the countries Finance and Physical Culture Committee's.

Full Story: Polish Sports Betting Bill Passed (update) »

MFUSE/LADBROKES LAUNCH GRAND NATIONAL APP

08th April, 2011 at 16:06:15
Live betting application makes betting on world famous race simple

Mobile application developer, Mfuse, in conjunction with bookmaker Ladbrokes announced the launch of its mobile application "Easy Bet", this week.

The application developed specifically for the Grand National will provide a "fast, secure and easy way to bet" for mobile customers watching the 2011 race and future races (2012 Grand National runners). The race is a world-famous and ...

Full Story: Mfuse/ladbrokes Launch Grand National App »

NEW IPHONE GAMES FROM COZY

08th April, 2011 at 10:10:31
Bingo provider launches Multi Hand Blackjack for iPhone

The UK-based online, mobile and social gaming specialist company Cozy Games, perhaps better known for its bingo activities, has announced the launch of its Multi Hand Blackjack for the iPhone, initially on House of Bingo.co.uk.

Full Story: New Iphone Games From Cozy »

LIVE DEALER PROPOSITION IN THE PACIFIC

08th April, 2011 at 10:10:31
Commonwealth of Northern Marianas looking for investment in a new venture

The casino industry in the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas is seeking investors for a project that aims to pair live dealer internet action with several land casinos, according to Pacific Island Trade and Invest.

Full Story: Live Dealer Proposition In The Pacific »

US RACING FIRM TO PROVIDE DATA TO EUROPEAN ONLINE BOOKIE

08th April, 2011 at 10:10:31
Stan James in deal with the world's largest thoroughbred auction company and world-class race course

Gibraltar-based land and online bookmaker Stan James plc has clinched an important deal with Keeneland Association, the world's largest thoroughbred auction company and world-class race course located in Lexington, Kentucky.

Full Story: Us Racing Firm To Provide Data To European Online Bookie »

ENTERTAINMENT ENTREPRENEUR PLANS A ROULETTE GAME SHOW

08th April, 2011 at 10:10:31
Simon Cowell is planning a GBP 1 million roulette show for television

STV reports that the famous entertainment entrepreneur, Simon Cowell, is currently planning a UK roulette game show which would see 17,000 people in a televised live arena audience compete for a GBP1 million jackpot prize.

Full Story: Entertainment Entrepreneur Plans A Roulette Game Show »

CASINO-CLUB REJECTS EXTORTION ATTEMPT

08th April, 2011 at 10:10:31
This was no player....

Ending the week on a low note is an extortion attempt which came to light Friday on the Casinomeister.com gambling information portal.

Full Story: Casino-club Rejects Extortion Attempt »

VIRGIN MEDIA EMPLOYEES SACKED OVER ILLEGAL GAMBLING

08th April, 2011 at 03:13:39
Voiding order - first of its kind under the Gambling Act of 2005

The UK Gambling Commission announced the conclusion of a multi-agency investigation involving Virgin Media employees and suspicious betting patterns, this week.

Full Story: Virgin Media Employees Sacked Over Illegal Gambling »

GBP 345 000 WIN AT GALA BINGO

08th April, 2011 at 03:13:39
Sweet dreams for Manchester woman who hit jackpot on a GBP1 stake

A UK woman from Manchester scooped the popular Alice's Wonderland slot jackpot of GBP 345 000 on just a GBP1 stake at Gala Bingo.com while indulging in "a quick game before bedtime".

Full Story: Gbp 345 000 Win At Gala Bingo »

WAS CANADIAN I.T. CHIEF A CASUALTY OF PLAYNOW.COM DEBACLE?

08th April, 2011 at 03:13:39
March departure of a senior executive causes speculation

The embarrassing launch debacle of the British Columbia Lottery Corporation's online gambling venture Playnow.com (see previous reports) might have been the cause for a senior Corporation I.T. executive departing last month, media in Vancouver speculated this week.

Full Story: Was Canadian I.t. Chief A Casualty Of Playnow.com Debacle? »

LADBROKES PARTNER MAKES INROADS INTO CHINESE MARKET

08th April, 2011 at 03:13:39
AGTech to launch first fixed-odds rapid-draw sports lottery game in the PRC

UK land and online gambling group Ladbrokes could have a foot in the door of the immense Chinese lottery market through its partnership with sports lottery and leisure group AGTech Holdings Limited.

Full Story: Ladbrokes Partner Makes Inroads Into Chinese Market »

BETFAIR A HIT LAST YEAR

08th April, 2011 at 03:13:39
Hitwise stats reflect the group's pre-eminence in sports betting

The independent internet competitive intelligence monitor Hitwise has rated the Betfair group the most popular online gambling site for UK players through 2010.

Full Story: Betfair A Hit Last Year »

TOUGH YEAR FOR C.A.I.

08th April, 2011 at 03:13:39
Austrian gambling group suffers a Euro 35.2 million net loss in 2010

Casino Austria International management showed it was a master of understatement in reporting this week that 2010 had been a "challenging" year in which the company has suffered a Euro 35.2 million net loss after recording a net income of Euro 12.6 million in 2009.

Full Story: Tough Year For C.a.i. »