Gambling News 25th May, 2011

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CASINO GRAN MADRID LICENCED TO GO ONLINE

25th May, 2011 at 17:17:00
Established Spanish land-based casino awarded online licence

Spanish casino group, Casino Gran Madrid ( CGM ) has been awarded a licence to operate the first legal online casino in the Autonomous region of Madrid by the Di reccion General de Tributos y Ordenacion del Juego.

Full Story: Casino Gran Madrid Licenced To Go Online »

AGTECH ACQUIRES MOBILE LOTTERY PROVIDER

25th May, 2011 at 17:17:00
Acquisition enables the Group to tap the rapidly growing phone and mobile lottery sector in China.

AGTech Holdings Limited, a service provider in China's sports lottery market announced the acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Shenzhen Silvercreek Digital Technology Co., Ltd. ( Silvercreek ), a phone and lottery service provider in China for a consideration of RMB73 000 000 (approximately $ 11 240 000), this week.

Full Story: Agtech Acquires Mobile Lottery Provider »

JERSEY HEAD HUNTING IN ISRAEL

25th May, 2011 at 17:17:00
Minister leads delegation to Israel in bid to develop e-gaming

A thirty-strong official delegation led by Jersey's minister of economic development Alan Maclean visited Israel to meet with online gambling companies, Israeli government officials and business leaders reports the Wall Street Journal.

Full Story: Jersey Head Hunting In Israel »

XENOPHON RENEWS CALL FOR GAMBLING CRACKDOWN

25th May, 2011 at 17:17:00
Australian Senator attacks sports betting fraternity

South Australian Senator Nick Xenophon plans on better regulating online sportsbetting in Australia with the release for comment of a draft bill within the next week.

Full Story: Xenophon Renews Call For Gambling Crackdown »

NEW MICROGAMING OFFERINGS COMING IN JUNE

25th May, 2011 at 07:37:47
Licensees have started punting two new games

Microgaming casinos have started punting two new online games from the software developer which will be launched in June.

Full Story: New Microgaming Offerings Coming In June »

888 ACHIEVES ITALIAN ONLINE GAMBLING CERTIFICATE

25th May, 2011 at 07:37:47
AAMS gives the nod to online gambling group

The Gibraltar-based online gambling group 888.com reports that it has passed its first certification process ("Collaudo") with the Amministrazione Autonoma dei Monopoli di Stato (AAMS), the Italian regulatory authority.

Full Story: 888 Achieves Italian Online Gambling Certificate »

INTERNET CAFES TARGETTED IN ORANGE COUNTY

25th May, 2011 at 03:05:22
Commissioner appeals to mayor for tighter enforcement rules

The media in Orange County report that a recent shooting death at an internet cafe where devices similar to casino-style slot machines were set up has prompted County Commissioner Ted Edwards appeal for tighter rules empowering enforcement officials to take stronger action against such gambling outlets.

Full Story: Internet Cafes Targetted In Orange County »

MORE ONLINE CASINOS TO CLOSE?

25th May, 2011 at 02:38:48
Best Casino Partner affiliate program sends its members some bad news

Affiliate marketers already reeling from the Casino Coins departure from the market (see previous report) received more bad news Tuesday when the Best Casino Partners program advised that it was closing four internet casino brands: Online Vegas, Go Casino, Crazy Slots, and Grand Vegas.

Full Story: More Online Casinos To Close? »

ONLINE SPORTS BETTING BUST IN STATEN ISLAND

25th May, 2011 at 02:38:48
Betjerrys.com domain seized by federal prosecutors

The US publication SI Live reports that federal enforcement officials extended their blitz against online gambling sites Tuesday with the arrest of 28 men in a Staten Island, New Jersey and Pennsylvania bust of an online sports betting ring.

Full Story: Online Sports Betting Bust In Staten Island »

LAND GAMBLING CONFERENCE TOLD: 'INTERNET GAMBLING IS THE FUTURE' (Update)

25th May, 2011 at 02:38:48
More indications that US legalisation of online gambling may not be far off

Senior executives with US land gambling groups again emphasised this week that US-legalised internet gambling is the future for the casino industry.

Full Story: Land Gambling Conference Told: 'internet Gambling Is The Future' (update) »

FAUX FED E-CASH PROCESSOR SHUTS DOWN (Update)

25th May, 2011 at 02:38:48
Mission Accomplished, the feds close Linwood Payment Solutions

A key element in recent federal prosecutions into online gambling-related banking offences (see previous reports) has been a covert e-cash processing company - Linwood Payment Solutions - set up by federal enforcers two years ago to entrap online gambling companies and obtain information on their payment infrastructures.

Full Story: Faux Fed E-cash Processor Shuts Down (update) »