Gambling News 17th June, 2011

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BETCLIC TURF LAUNCHED

17th June, 2011 at 13:41:55
French horse race betting offering from online gaming specialist

Online gambling operator Betclic Everest Group launched Betclic Turf into the French market, this week.

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DDOS ATTACKER JAILED FOR EXTORTION

17th June, 2011 at 13:41:55
Jail time and a hefty fine for DDoS attack blackmail

A hacker based in Germany has been sentenced by a Dusseldorf court to a thirty-four month jail sentence for targeting six unidentified online gambling websites in a DDoS extortion scam ahead of the Soccer World Cup 2010.

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RGA DISAPPOINTED WITH CONSUMER RIGHTS DIRECTIVE

17th June, 2011 at 11:27:55
Gambling excluded from agreement

The Remote Gambling Association (RGA) has expressed its disappointment that gambling has been excluded from the general scope of the Consumer Rights Directive between EU institutions.

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BINGO.COM USHERS IN NEW LEADERSHIP

17th June, 2011 at 11:27:55
Ex president and ceo to continue as chairman

Bingo.com has announced the promotion of Jason Williams to the position of president and chief executive officer replacing Tarnie Williams who will continue as chairman of the company.

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BOYLESPORTS APPOINTS NEW COMMERCIAL MANAGER

17th June, 2011 at 11:27:55
Sharon Byrne to join senior management

Irish independent bookmaker Boylesports announced the appointment of Sharon Byrne to its senior management team, this week.

Full Story: Boylesports Appoints New Commercial Manager »

ONLINE OPERATIONS GOOD FOR U.S. RACING FIRM

17th June, 2011 at 03:07:35
Churchill Downs now a company that is increasingly reliant on less traditional revenues

The annual shareholders' meeting of US horseracing company Churchill Downs produced some interesting numbers this week, illustrating that the company is increasingly reliant on 'alternative' revenues such as online bets, made possible by carve-outs in US federal legislation.

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ONLINE GAMBLING THE ANSWER FOR SASKATCHEWAN FIRST NATIONS?

17th June, 2011 at 03:07:35
Declining revenues call for alternative revenue streams

The call by Saskatchewan First Nation tribes for the legalisation on online gambling in the Canadian province (see previous reports) has been given added momentum this week by the release of statistics showing a decline in revenues at Indian land casinos.

Full Story: Online Gambling The Answer For Saskatchewan First Nations? »