Gambling News 29th July, 2011

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REVIEW OF LATVIAN ONLINE GAMBLING LAW

29th July, 2011 at 15:33:36
Hefty general licence entry fees and stringent requirements for new operators

The Latvian Lotteries and Gambling Supervisory Inspection in conjunction with the Ministry of Finance is in the process of reviewing existing land and online gambling laws according to Vostokreport.com.

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NEW PROPOSAL FOR MASSACHUSETTS LOTTO ONLINE EXPANSION

29th July, 2011 at 15:33:36
Two-year pilot programme proposal

A new online gambling proposal Bill S.132 authorising the Massachusetts Lottery Commission to conduct an online gambling pilot programme has come to light.

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WIPO DOMAIN JUDGEMENT IN SPANISH COMPLAINT

29th July, 2011 at 15:33:36
Respondent intended taking advantage of a well-known brand

The World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) handed down judgment in a case brought by Gran Madrid Casino SA (casinogranmadrid.es) against the registered owner DISVEN2003 of casinogranmadrid.com, the website suffix the only differentiating factor between the two domain names.

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GREEKS MAY NOT SELL OFF GAMBLING MONOPOLY

29th July, 2011 at 03:58:33
Finance minister Venizelos says there may be other ways to raise funds via OPAP for financially troubled nation

The Greek minister of finance, Evangelos Venizelos, caused a stir Thursday by suggesting that the cash-strapped government may not sell its full stake in gaming monopoly OPAP, the key asset on the nation's 2011 privatisation list. He said that the country intends to meet its EU and IMF commitments, but that there may be alternatives to selling off the state's 34 percent interest in the gambling group.

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