Gambling News 24th August, 2011

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NEW PACT BOOSTS DOUBLE DOWN'S SOCIAL CASINO

24th August, 2011 at 11:46:05
Agreement with Wild Tangent broadens player opportunities

Double Down Interactive, the Seattle-based operator of Double Down Casino on the internet social network Facebook, has entered into a distribution partnership with Wild Tangent, a cross-platform games service that allows global consumers to access downloadable, online and social games through one Games App.

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ANOTHER SENIOR EXEC DEPARTS NET ENTERTAINMENT

24th August, 2011 at 09:46:05
CFO resigns and is replaced

Following the announcement of the resignation of chief executive officer Johan Öhman last month (see previous report), another senior executive's resignation has been reported by online gambling firm Net Entertainment.

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MCG BANS PROMOTION OF LIVE ODDS BETTING

24th August, 2011 at 09:46:05
Aussie stadium will not renew Betfair contract

With the contentious issue of live-odds promotion during sporting events in the cross-hairs of the Australian Government, the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) has banned the activity on its scoreboard during Australian Football League (AFL) fixtures.

Full Story: Mcg Bans Promotion Of Live Odds Betting »

ECOGRA TESTING CAPABILITY RECOGNISED BY ITALIAN AND INTERNATIONAL BODIES

24th August, 2011 at 08:26:06
Remote gambling standards and player protection body achieves accreditations of its own

eCOGRA, the independent player protection and standards body servicing the international remote gambling industry, has achieved two milestones of its own, successfully qualifying as a testing agency with the Italian regulator AAMS, and having its systems approved by ISO - a Geneva-based international standards authority.

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BUNGLING CASINO BANDIT SENTENCED (Update)

24th August, 2011 at 02:45:18
Bellagio robber awarded up to 11 years jail-time

The not-too-subtle Bellagio robber who charged into the famous casino, grabbed $1.5 million worth of chips and escaped on a motorcycle last December (see previous report), has been sentenced by a Nevada court to up to 11 years in prison.

Full Story: Bungling Casino Bandit Sentenced (update) »

U.S. COOPERATION REQUESTED IN CURACAO GAMBLING CASE

24th August, 2011 at 02:45:18
Federal judge freezes $28 million allegedly associated with an illegal gambling operation in former Dutch colony

The Wall Street Journal blog reports that over $28 million in possibly ill-gotten gains from a Curacao illegal gambling enterprise was frozen in the US this week by a federal judge following a request for assistance from the Curacao authorities.

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