Gambling News 22nd June, 2011

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NEW CHIEF FOR RESPONSIBLE GAMBLING BODY

22nd June, 2011 at 15:07:30
Gamcare gets a new president

Lord Sharman of Redlynch, chairman of international insurance group Aviva, has been appointed as the new president of GamCare, the UK's national responsible gambling charity. He will take up his responsibilities in September this year, a Gamcare spokesman revealed this week.

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GAMBLING REVIEW COMMITTEE SEEKS OPINIONS

22nd June, 2011 at 15:07:30
The UK Gambling Act under review.

The UK government Department of Culture, Media and Sport is to appoint a Select Committee to review the gambling industry in general and the Gambling Act 2005 in particular.

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LIVE ONLINE GAMBLING IN SPANISH

22nd June, 2011 at 15:07:30
Castle Casino opens up new market possibilities with Spanish language facilities

Online casino Castle Casino.com has expanded its live dealer offering with a new Spanish speaking version of its live roulette game, with croupiers and staff broadcasting totally in Spanish.

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BULGARIAN ONLINE GAMBLING LAW HITS A STUMBLING BLOCK (Update)

22nd June, 2011 at 15:07:30
European Commission's detailed opinion could delay government plans to licence and regulate

Bulgaria 's revised draft online gambling regulatory legislation presented to the European Commission for approval in May this year (see previous reports) has again been given the thumbs down, according to early reports in the local media.

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QUICKFIRE SUPPLY DEAL WITH CASINO ROOM

22nd June, 2011 at 09:55:57
Established online casino site to offer Microgaming content

Isle of Man based QuickFire, powered by Microgaming, entered into a supply deal with Casino Room.com that will see its flash based casino product deployed on the established online casino site.

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U.S. DIGITAL GAMING CEO FORMALLY ANNOUNCED (Update)

22nd June, 2011 at 09:55:57
Remit to deploy most comprehensive internet gambling platform in U.S.

U.S. Digital Gaming, Inc. ("USDG") has formally announced the hiring of former FOX and Walt Disney Senior Executive Jon Richmond as its Chief Executive Officer (see previous reports).

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ONLINE GAMING PROVIDERS FINED IN VIETNAM

22nd June, 2011 at 09:55:57
Vietnam authority fines four operators

The Department of Information and Communications in Ho Chi Minh City has fined four online gaming providers for releasing games on the internet without the correct permissions reports a Vietnam News Source.

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LADBROKES IN DRIVE TO REVAMP ONLINE BUSINESS

22nd June, 2011 at 09:55:57
Re-organisation of the group structure on the cards

The Financial Times reports that UK land and online gambling group Ladbrokes' chief executive officer Richard Glynn is in the process of a re-organisation of the company's group structure.

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FINNISH STATE OPERATOR TO EXPAND

22nd June, 2011 at 09:55:57
Looking for partnerships through a newly developed subsidiary

Finland 's state-owned lottery operator, Veikkaus intends expanding into Russia, China and the U.S. and has established a subsidiary with this international expansion in mind.

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