Gambling News 22nd July, 2011

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BALLY TECHNOLOGIES ACQUIRES MOBILE APP COMPANY

22nd July, 2011 at 14:09:08
Acquisition pushes Bally's mobile app business intentions

Gaming systems provider, Bally Technologies Inc announced the acquisition of MacroView Labs, a privately-held mobile-application and mobile platform developer, for an undisclosed consideration.

Full Story: Bally Technologies Acquires Mobile App Company »

BETFAIR MOBILE PRODUCTS UPDATED

22nd July, 2011 at 14:09:08
Significant update to mobile range, Betfair Touch and applications

Betting exchange Betfair has announced an update to its mobile product range, including key upgrades to Betfair Touch, the company's Mobile Web Application, and the launch of updated native iPhone and iPad applications into the Apple store.

Full Story: Betfair Mobile Products Updated »

WILL HILL EXTENDS AGREEMENT WITH SPL

22nd July, 2011 at 14:09:08
Three-year partnership deal

Bookmaker William Hill has extended its agreement with the Scottish Premier League (SPL) and will continue in its role as official betting partners in a three-year partnership deal.

Full Story: Will Hill Extends Agreement With Spl »

GREEK DRAFT GAMBLING BILL ROLLED INTO FINANCE MEASURE?

22nd July, 2011 at 14:09:08
But passing the online gambling provisions could bring the Government into conflict with the European Commission

The Greek Government has reportedly rolled its new gambling proposals into a must pass financial bill, but the pass of the bill, and therefore the gambling aspects could bring the Government into conflict with the European Commission.

Full Story: Greek Draft Gambling Bill Rolled Into Finance Measure? »

MYBET AWARDED BELGIAN SPORTS BETTING LICENCE

22nd July, 2011 at 10:13:13
With a view to an online extension once internet regulations are finalised

A licence to offer sports betting in Belgium has been granted to JAXX SE subsidiary myBet.com by the Belgian Gaming Commission.

Full Story: Mybet Awarded Belgian Sports Betting Licence »

SAPIENTNITRO AWARDED LADBROKES AD ACCOUNT (Update)

22nd July, 2011 at 10:13:13
Walker Media retained as media planning and buying agency

Bookmaker Ladbrokes has awarded its advertising account to UK-based SapientNitro, deepening an existing business relationship with SapientNitro already providing strategy and technology services to Ladbrokes' online and retail operations.

Full Story: Sapientnitro Awarded Ladbrokes Ad Account (update) »

POLICE CRACKDOWN ON GAMBLING MOTOR WORKERS (Update)

22nd July, 2011 at 10:13:13
Dozens of employees said to have been arrested

The Yonhap news agency reports that South Korean Police have become involved and arrested dozens of Hyundai Motor Co. employees following an internal company audit where 62 factory workers were found to have been involved in multi-million dollar illegal gambling during office hours (see previous report).

Full Story: Police Crackdown On Gambling Motor Workers (update) »

THEEWORD AWARDED BETFRED BUSINESS

22nd July, 2011 at 10:13:13
Manchester-based search agency awarded pay-per-click account

theEword, a Manchester-based search agency, has been awarded UK-bookmaker and new Tote owner Betfred's pay-per-click (PPC) account.

Full Story: Theeword Awarded Betfred Business »

A FRESH LOOK AT GAMBLING ADDICTION

22nd July, 2011 at 04:40:41
Has the expansion of land gambling increased the incidence of addiction; and what impact has internet betting had?

The media is considered by many associated with gambling to have an exaggerated and perhaps morbid interest in problem gambling, appearing at times to revel in recounting the spectacular downfall of addictive gamblers and the many side effects this generates. Whilst that is in some ways desirable in warning the public on the dangers of losing control, it is not always a balanced look at the subject.

Full Story: A Fresh Look At Gambling Addiction »

CASTLE CASINO LAUNCHES MORE LIVE DEALER ACTION

22nd July, 2011 at 04:40:41
Live from the Sporting Emporium in Dublin - internet roulette

Online casino operator Castle Entertainment Limited has announced the launch of its new live roulette game on Castle Casino.com. Powered by Visionary iGaming, the action is broadcast from the Sporting Emporium, a land casino in Dublin, Ireland.

Full Story: Castle Casino Launches More Live Dealer Action »

NEW LOOK FOR CASINO LUCK

22nd July, 2011 at 04:40:41
Veteran site gets a complete overhaul

First established in 1999, Casino Luck.com management announced this week that it has undergone a complete and extensive overhaul that includes a makeover in terms of design and gaming platform, bringing with it new games from the respected Net Entertainment software provider.

Full Story: New Look For Casino Luck »

DRAGONFISH WELCOMES EXPANDED ITALIAN ONLINE GAMBLING MARKET

22nd July, 2011 at 04:40:41
Several licensees currently launching in new poker and casino sectors

888 Holdings' business-to-business division, Dragonfish, is busy this week assisting licensees to launch its online casino offering into the dedicated Italian market, recently opened up by regulator AAMS (see previous reports).

Full Story: Dragonfish Welcomes Expanded Italian Online Gambling Market »