Gambling News 23rd September, 2011

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AUSSIE GAMBLING BRAND BLOCKED IN U.K.

23rd September, 2011 at 14:17:19
Crown Casino runs afoul of Crown Bingo

The Australian land casino group Crown Limited's plans to extend its brand to online gambling operations in England (see previous report) have run into difficulties following an objection lodged by the British online bingo operator Crown Bingo.

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RUCTIONS AT BETFAIR ANNUAL MEETING

23rd September, 2011 at 14:17:19
An interesting annual meeting to say the least

Betfair made the fundamental media liaison error of first trying to ban the press from their annual meeting and then after a journalist bought five shares to ensure attendance, banning shareholders who are journalists from the meeting as well.

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PLAY'N GO TO PROVIDE MOBILE GAMING TO PLUS-FIVE

23rd September, 2011 at 09:16:28
Mobile and tablet interactive slots, casino-style table games and others to Plus-Five customers

Swedish gaming developer Play'n GO entered into an agreement with Plus-Five Gaming to provide mobile and tablet gaming content to the white-label provider.

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KOREAN ILLEGAL ONLINE SPORTS BETTING WORTH BIG MONEY

23rd September, 2011 at 09:16:28
Billions of Dollars go to illegal gambling sites says Institute report

According to data from the state-run Korean Institute of Criminology, illegal online sports betting could be worth around 13 Trillion Won ($10 Billion) reports the Korea Times.

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NO ACTION ON D.C. ONLINE GAMBLING BILL UNTIL PUBLIC CONSULTATIONS COMPLETE (Update)

23rd September, 2011 at 02:14:27
Councilman Brown remains defiant, and a positive poll in the Washington Times

In Washington DC, the bad-tempered political row over the District's new law legalising online gambling (see previous reports) continued, although the chief antagonist, Councilman Jack Evans, conceded that threats to repeal the legislation could not be actioned until the public consultation phase had been concluded.

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BETSMART ADDS TWITTER PROMPTS TO ONLINE SPORTS BETTING

23rd September, 2011 at 02:14:27
New game chat widget said to enhance the player experience

Bet Smart Media has launched its Twitter 'Game Chat' widget, powered by SportsWidgets.com, as a white-label solution by Sports Interaction.

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