Gambling News 13th April, 2011

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PADDY POWER SUBJECTED TO DDOS ATTACK?

13th April, 2011 at 15:40:04
Site down for 24 hours

Online gambling group Paddy Power reportedly sustained what it described as "a protracted and malicious attack on our systems with the sole objective of bringing down our website" this week.

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SCHLESWIG-HOLSTEIN STANDS OUT IN NEW GERMAN GAMBLING PROPOSALS (Update)

13th April, 2011 at 14:17:53
Operators clearly prefer the more open and progressive approach taken by this Lander

The news that the 16 German Lander (states) are to largely break up their monopoly on gambling in favour of a more open and EU-compliant approach (see previous reports) has been followed by a press conference in Altenholz/Kiel at which major operators voiced their reaction.

It is fair to say that the majority of operators favoured the more progressive attitude of Schleswig-Holstein over other states that appear to want to retain some monopolistic elements, and that as a consequence, ...

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PUBLIC CONSULTATION INVITED ON EC GREEN PAPER

13th April, 2011 at 14:17:53
Public consultation questionnaire open until end July 2011

Following the release of the European Commission's Green Paper on Online Gambling towards the end of March 2011, the body has announced the release of a public follow-up consultation in the form of a questionnaire.

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PLAYER NUMBERS UP IN NETPLAY TV TRADING UPDATE

13th April, 2011 at 09:53:05
New casino players up 14.9 percent on Quarter 4 2010

Interactive gaming firm, NetPlay TV reported a strong end to 2010 and a continued improvement in performance into the first quarter of 2011 in a trading update presented this week.

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GTS AND LEANDER GAMES IN PARTNERSHIP

13th April, 2011 at 09:53:05
New gaming content for Playtech company

Playtech company, Gaming Technology Solutions (GTS ) and Argentinean gaming developer Leander Games have entered into a partnership agreement which will see Leander Games' full suite of games deployed to GTS customers operating from EdGE platform.

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WHITHER NOW WASHINGTON DC?

13th April, 2011 at 03:39:01
Tacit approval from a missed deadline, but what comes next?

Widespread US mainstream media stories this week have confirmed our earlier InfoPowa reports that online gambling is now a distinct possibility in the city-state of Washington DC due to Congress missing a deadline to oppose or complain.

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EUROPLAY-MALTA CAUTION

13th April, 2011 at 03:39:01
Three month delay in player payment is not acceptable

One of the most glaring examples of unacceptably slow online casino player payments surfaced on the Casinomeister.com website this week when the Net Entertainment-powered online gambling website Europlay-Malta was the subject of a warning to players.

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SHOCK SPORTS BETTING NUMBERS FROM FRANCE

13th April, 2011 at 03:39:01
Wagering revenues take a serious dip

Legal online sports betting in France appears to be undergoing a serious decline, according to reports in the newspaper Le Figaro this week, which claim that wagering revenues dived by a shocking 26.5 percent in Q1 2011 when compared with the previous quarter.

Full Story: Shock Sports Betting Numbers From France »

PMU BETTING NUMBERS RISE

13th April, 2011 at 03:39:01
3.8 percent growth reported in Q1/2011

Apparently little affected by the liberalisation of the French market or the difficult economic environment, the former French horseracing monopoly Pari Mutuel Urbain (PMU) has posted positive Q1/2011 results.

Full Story: Pmu Betting Numbers Rise »

POWERFUL CONSULTANCY FORMED

13th April, 2011 at 03:39:01
Gaming Edge and H2 Gambling Capital get it together

Two respected online gambling industry service companies have combined to form a powerful consultancy.

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TYCOONBET GOES WITH MAHJONG LOGIC

13th April, 2011 at 03:39:01
Integration of new games will support drive into Canadian and Asian markets

Online casino and poker operator Tycoonbet is to support its expansion ambitions in the Canadian and Chinese markets by integrating mahjong games from Mahjong Logic Limited, the company announced this week.

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OLG ACHIEVES HIGH RESPONSIBLE GAMBLING ACCREDITATION

13th April, 2011 at 03:39:01
Impressive recognition from World Lottery Association

When the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation launches online gambling operations for the provincial government next year (see previous reports), it will have one of the strongest responsible gambling programs in the business.

Full Story: Olg Achieves High Responsible Gambling Accreditation »