Gambling News 10th June, 2011

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SPIN3 APPROVED IN ECOGRA REVIEW

10th June, 2011 at 16:29:36
Certification attained for a third consecutive year

Microgaming powered mobile gambling provider, Spin 3 was awarded certification for its third consecutive eCOGRA review.

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BETFAIR UNHAPPY WITH GREEK ONLINE GAMBLING PROPOSALS (Update)

10th June, 2011 at 16:10:04
Internet gambling giant lodges complaint with European Commission

Having assisted in the construction of the Greek government's new proposals to licence and regulate online gambling, Betfair is less than pleased at the outcome and has taken its concerns to the European Commission, the group's legal director revealed this week.

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CRYPTOLOGIC'S MILLIONAIRES CLUB LIVES UP TO ITS NAME

10th June, 2011 at 16:10:04
Newcastle punter hits GBP 2.6 million jackpot

A 37-year-old civil service worker from Newcastle in the UK has become the latest online gambling multi-millionaire after hitting a GBP2.6 million jackpot on Cryptologic's Millionaires Club progressive slot.

Full Story: Cryptologic's Millionaires Club Lives Up To Its Name »

GERMANS STALL GAMBLING TREATY RULING

10th June, 2011 at 06:40:11
Schleswig-Holstein already has a solution, but other lander appear reluctant to adopt it.

The end of a highly restrictive and monopolistic German land and online gambling regime (see previous reports) may be in sight....but the final decision has been postponed until October this year and will in part depend on the position taken by the European Commission on new German proposals.

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S.A. AUTHORITIES HOLD BACK ON INTERNET GAMBLING BAN (Update)

10th June, 2011 at 06:40:11
Online gambling's future in South Africa remains unsure

Plans by the South African gambling authorities to ask the Reserve Bank to institute a block on credit cards used in internet gambling transactions have been put on hold pending the outcome of a Supreme High Court appeal, reports the daily newspaper The Times.

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MORE INTERNET GAMBLING FOR U.S. STATES

10th June, 2011 at 06:40:11
Increasing numbers of state lotteries are going online

The inequity of US legislation designed to hammer online gambling in the United States was again illustrated this week in an article which appeared in USA Today.

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VEGAS REVENUES STILL TROUBLE

10th June, 2011 at 06:40:11
April numbers still down on previous year

The Nevada Gaming Control Board said Thursday that statewide gambling revenues were $806 million in April, compared with $810 million in April 2010 -- a drop of less than 1 percent.

Full Story: Vegas Revenues Still Trouble »

CONCERNS OVER NEW SPANISH GAMBLING LAW

10th June, 2011 at 06:40:11
Liberalisation of the Spanish market might not take place in one initiative

Spanish politicians may have passed liberalisation laws on the nation's internet gambling, but it appears there is no guarantee that these will be implemented in a single initiative.

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