Gambling News 19th July, 2011

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GALA CORAL E-GAMING EXEC MOVING TO LADBROKES

19th July, 2011 at 11:53:21
Pettit on the move

The former group electronic gaming director at Gala Coral, John Pettit, has been hired by rival gambling group Ladbrokes.

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MASSACHUSETTS MULLS INTERNET LOTTO PLAN

19th July, 2011 at 05:46:20
Online gambling's white knight supports proposal

In the same week that House Speaker Robert DeLeo filed legislation seeking to ban internet gambling in cyber cafes (see previous report), the Massachusetts House of Assembly is poised to consider selling state lottery tickets online and by credit card, reports the Boston Herald.

Full Story: Massachusetts Mulls Internet Lotto Plan »

MANAGEMENT BUY-OUT AT SCOT ONLINE AND LAND BOOKIE

19th July, 2011 at 05:46:20
Troubled bookmaker has 65 retail shops and an internet operation

Scotland's largest independent bookmaker, Scotbet, has been bought out by its management, the BBC reports.

Full Story: Management Buy-out At Scot Online And Land Bookie »

INTRALOT AND FORTUNA IN CZECH LOTTO PARTNERSHIP

19th July, 2011 at 05:46:20
Ten year contract signed

With the Czech lottery business up for grabs (see previous reports), the local Fortuna gambling group has partnered with Greek lottery specialist Intralot in a new 10 year deal that has seen Intralot supply Fortuna Entertainment subsidiary Fortuna SK with a central system and plans to provide up to 3,500 lottery terminals for the operation of lottery numerical, fast and instant games.

Full Story: Intralot And Fortuna In Czech Lotto Partnership »

MORE DETAIL ON E.C. OBJECTION TO GERMAN LAWS (Update)

19th July, 2011 at 05:46:20
German State Treaty is in breach of EU law, and here's why.

The preliminary news that the European Commission has rejected the protectionist and restrictive new German law on gambling (see previous report), has been given more depth by the release by the European Gaming and Betting Association of the reasons therefore.

Full Story: More Detail On E.c. Objection To German Laws (update) »

NEW AUSSIE LICENCE FOR TABCORP

19th July, 2011 at 05:46:20
A$410 million fee paid by gambling group to Victoria

The Australian gambling company Tabcorp has paid A$410 million to operate the state of Victoria's new wagering and gambling licence, reports the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

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