Gambling News 07th September, 2011

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IN-PLAY SERVICE FOR THE RUGBY WORLD CUP

07th September, 2011 at 14:19:05
Sporting Solutions to provide up-to-the-minute data on New Zealand spectacle

Sporting Solutions, the business-to-business trading and pricing division of the Sporting Index Group, is providing its partners with a comprehensive in-play rugby union betting service for this year's Rugby World Cup, which starts in New Zealand this week.

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E.U. POLITICIANS DISCUSS INTERNET GAMBLING REGULATION

07th September, 2011 at 14:19:05
Should EU nations be given the option of banning online gambling outright or accepting EU-wide minimum standards?

A conference of European Union parliamentarians and industry representatives discussed the controversial question of online gambling regulation this week, examining a thorny problem in which fragmented regulatory approaches have complicated free access to many EU markets, triggering a plethora of court actions by aggrieved companies fighting individual state monopolies and stand-alone regulatory regimes, and European Commission infringement actions.

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MECCA BINGO DRUMMING UP AWARENESS

07th September, 2011 at 14:18:54
Mecca Bingo drives effort to increase registrations and mobile downloads

Mecca Bingo has embarked on two recent awareness campaigns with the launch of a Facebook promotion and its "Milk Media" campaign.

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SPORTING SOLUTIONS TO PROVIDE IN-PLAY RUGBY UNION SERVICE

07th September, 2011 at 14:18:54
New service in anticipation of the imminent Rugby World Cup

The Sporting Index Group's B2B trading and pricing division Sporting Solutions will provide its partners with a comprehensive in-play rugby union service ahead of this year's Rugby World Cup.

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POLITICAL WRANGLING IN DUTCH GAMBLING EXPANSION

07th September, 2011 at 08:25:25
Political parties critical of Deputy Ministers plans

Dutch MP's have threatened to block proposed legislation for gambling expansion in the Netherlands unless Deputy Justice Minister Fred Teeven takes decisive and proactive action to combat gambling addiction.

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AMAYA CLINCHES 20-YEAR EXCLUSIVE GAMING CONTRACT

07th September, 2011 at 08:25:25
Company to provide a full range of gaming solutions in Republic of Moldova

Canadian gaming provider Amaya Gaming Group has been awarded a 20-year exclusive contract with the National Lottery of Moldova in the Republic of Moldova to provide a complete range of gaming solutions.

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PRESSURE MOUNTS FOR LOWER FRENCH INTERNET GAMBLING TAX

07th September, 2011 at 03:09:12
Online gambling body AFJEL joins calls for tax reform

Pressure is mounting for a revision of the tough French taxation regime applied to online gambling, with the relatively new action group AFJEL joining calls for a more realistic approach.

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NET ENTERTAINMENT PROGRESSIVE TOPS EURO 10 MILLION (Update)

07th September, 2011 at 03:09:12
Megafortune all set to create a new internet gambling record

When the jackpot on Net Entertainment's progressive slot Megafortune is hit, some lucky online player will become an instant multi-millionaire; in just a week the jackpot has grown from Euro 9 037 200 to more than Euro 10 million...and counting.

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WASHINGTON DC INTERNET GAMBLING IN DANGER

07th September, 2011 at 03:09:12
Politician wants to put the kibosh on legalisation bill

Threats by Washington DC councilman Jack Evans to rein in the District's legalisation of online gambling (see previous reports) came closer this week when Evans wrote to the city's Office of the Inspector General requesting that he include the online gambling law in his investigation into questionable lottery practices in the District.

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ONLINE GAMBLING GROUP BETS ON MORE RELAXED FACEBOOK RULES

07th September, 2011 at 03:09:12
Betfair to increase its marketing investment in social networking

The publication New Media Age reports that internet gambling group Betfair will increase spend on Facebook activity following a relaxation of the social media site's rules on gambling brands (see previous report).

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