Gambling News 03rd June, 2011

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POLICE OFFICER INDICTED FOR ILLEGAL GAMBLING (Update)

03rd June, 2011 at 15:17:30
Year long investigation culminates in three charges of illegal gambling

Detective Roland Benavides, an Oklahoma City police officer was indicted and charged with illegal gambling by a Multi-County Grand Jury this week.

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ASA REVEALS SURVEY RESULTS

03rd June, 2011 at 15:17:30
Compliance rate of advertising in gambling sector

The UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has released the results of a survey it undertook to establish the compliance rate of advertisements in the gambling sector using the various media codes as reference.

Full Story: Asa Reveals Survey Results »

FORMER BSKYB CHIEF JOINS BETFAIR

03rd June, 2011 at 15:17:30
New global head of marketing and loyalty.

Online betting exchange, Betfair announced the appointment of Alasdair Wright as Global Head of Customer Marketing and Loyalty, this week.

Full Story: Former Bskyb Chief Joins Betfair »

WINGA TEAMS UP WITH PLAYTECH

03rd June, 2011 at 15:17:30
Mobile Casino Games for Buongiorno's eGaming Brand in the Italian Market

Online gaming developer and licensor, Playtech will provide mobile casino games in fun mode to Buongiorno in the Italian market and online casino once regulations permit.

Full Story: Winga Teams Up With Playtech »

VIRTUE FUSION BEST ONLINE BINGO SOFTWARE AWARD

03rd June, 2011 at 10:17:36
Voted the best by industry members

Playtech's internet bingo developer Virtue Fusion won Best Online Bingo Software for the third year in a row at the Online Bingo Industry Awards in recognition of its best-of-breed products.

Full Story: Virtue Fusion Best Online Bingo Software Award »

BETFRED THE VICTOR IN TOTE SALE (Update)

03rd June, 2011 at 08:59:39
A long running race comes to an end

Its official, UK Bookmaker Betfred has acquired the UK Horserace Totalisator Board (Tote) for GBP 265 million announced the UK Government's Department for Culture, Media and Sport, this week.

Full Story: Betfred The Victor In Tote Sale (update) »

EVERYMATRIX PARTNERS WITH OLYMPIAN TRADING

03rd June, 2011 at 08:59:39
Deal provides sportsbetting, gaming and bingo to multiple online brands

Olympian Trading Limited, parent company to IAM Corp who represent multiple online gaming brands including GR88.com and Bulldog777.com has entered into an agreement with gaming software firm EveryMatrix for the provision of its OddsMatrix sportsbook, GamMatrix gaming management platform and RakeMatrix bingo network.

Full Story: Everymatrix Partners With Olympian Trading »

BETFRED TO ACQUIRE THE TOTE

03rd June, 2011 at 08:07:54
Official announcement expected today

The Guardian newspaper reports that the long-running auction for the state-owned The Tote gambling company is over at last...and online and land gambling tycoon Fred Done of Betfred is the winner.

Full Story: Betfred To Acquire The Tote »

JERSEY ONLINE GAMBLING JURISDICTION WANTS UK ADVERT WHITE LISTING

03rd June, 2011 at 08:07:54
Island politicians are in talks with the UK government.

Relative newcomer to the roll call of online gambling jurisdictions, Jersey in the Channel Isles, has approached the British government with a request that its licensees be admitted to the UK advertising white list, enabling them to market their services in the United Kingdom, reports the BBC.

Full Story: Jersey Online Gambling Jurisdiction Wants Uk Advert White Listing »

INDICTED CANADIAN DENIES OWNERSHIP

03rd June, 2011 at 08:07:54
Have the feds got the wrong man?

Among the most recent indictments unsealed by federal enforcement agencies is one naming Canadian software specialist David Parchomchuk, and it could be either a wrongful prosecution or a new direction for US law actions against online gambling.

Full Story: Indicted Canadian Denies Ownership »

BETWARE TO PROVIDE NEW MOBILE SERICE FOR ICELANDIC LOTTERY

03rd June, 2011 at 08:07:54
Smartphone action for Icelandic punters

The Icelandic internet gambling software provider Betware has launched a new mobile solution for Iceland's Islensk Getspa national lottery, allowing players to participate in that nation's Lotto and Viking Lotto games using smartphones.

Full Story: Betware To Provide New Mobile Serice For Icelandic Lottery »

FINANCIAL REWARDS FOR POLICE IN BLACK FRIDAY STING

03rd June, 2011 at 02:08:24
County police department does well out of online poker site busts

It has been reported that Black Friday has proved profitable for county police forces assisting US federal authorities in their investigations into online gambling and subsequent cash and asset confiscations.

Full Story: Financial Rewards For Police In Black Friday Sting »

ONLINE GAMBLING ADDICTION SEES FINANCE MANAGER JAILED

03rd June, 2011 at 02:08:24
Company lost GBP117 000 due to manager's dishonesty

Samantha Grindrod, a 27-year-old finance manager for a firm in Bolton, UK, has been jailed for 16 months for misappropriating company funds which were subsequently spent on internet gambling and alcohol, the Manchester Evening News reports.

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