Gambling News 26th September, 2011

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SPORTS BETTING CENTRE STAGE AGAIN IN NEW JERSEY (Update)

26th September, 2011 at 15:50:56
Senate prepares for legalisation, and a new poll in the Garden State

Online gambling, and sports betting in particular is again front-and-centre in New Jersey politics as the week starts, with new that the Fairleigh Dickenson University PublicMind poll is about to be updated, a hearing by the Senate State Government and Wagering Committee is about to start, and a consultant is predicting that the state could earn up to $10 billion a year from legalised sports betting.

Full Story: Sports Betting Centre Stage Again In New Jersey (update) »

CASINO GAMES SUPPLIER TARGETS FACEBOOK

26th September, 2011 at 15:50:56
PopCap prepares to launch casino-style games on massive social gaming website

Online casino games developer PopCap could be getting ready to launch a series of casino-style games on Facebook, according to GeekWire.

Full Story: Casino Games Supplier Targets Facebook »

HUNGARY ONLINE GAMBLING TAX PROPOSAL (Update)

26th September, 2011 at 15:50:56
Specifics in tax amendment proposal

More details have emerged on proposed Hungarian online gambling regulations with a tax amendment proposal submitted to Parliament by the governing Fidesz party, according to local newswire MTI.

Full Story: Hungary Online Gambling Tax Proposal (update) »

MALAYSIAN ENTREPRENEUR INVESTS IN TWO WAY (Update)

26th September, 2011 at 08:57:39
Cornerstone investor and new Director welcomed

Following a trading halt pending a key capital raising announcement by Australian publicly-listed interactive television gambling provider Two Way (see previous report), the company has welcomed a cornerstone investor by way of Malaysian entrepreneur Gerald Tan.

Full Story: Malaysian Entrepreneur Invests In Two Way (update) »

20 ARRESTED IN PHILIPPINES ONLINE GAMBLING SWOOP

26th September, 2011 at 05:05:50
Police allege Korean organised crime involvement in live dealer activities

The Philippines police have been busy over the weekend, with a spokesman for the National Police Criminal Investigation and Detection Group announcing that a series of late night raids led to 20 arrests involving a Korean Jopok organised crime cell operating illegal online blackjack casinos in Pasig City.

Full Story: 20 Arrested In Philippines Online Gambling Swoop »

IRISH GAMBLING RESTRICTIONS PREVIEWED

26th September, 2011 at 05:05:50
Time delays on credit card transactions and restrictions on advertising among latest proposals

Ireland's extensive reform of its land and online gambling sectors appears to be moving apace, with Justice Minister Alan Shutter previewing some of the proposals in an interview with the Irish Examiner over the weekend.

Full Story: Irish Gambling Restrictions Previewed »

MALAYSIA TO GET TOUGH ON INTERNET GAMBLERS

26th September, 2011 at 05:05:50
Players to be prosecuted as well as operators

Malaysians caught gambling online may soon be taken to court together with owners and operators of the illegal online gambling premises, state police chief Datuk Wira Ayub Yaakob told the New Straits Times over the weekend.

Full Story: Malaysia To Get Tough On Internet Gamblers »

DANISH LIBERALISATION CREATES MORE COMPETITION FOR MALTA

26th September, 2011 at 05:05:50
Online gambling delivered 7.82 percent of Malta's GDP in 2008, 11 times higher than the EU's average of 0.68 percent.

The recent news that a European Commission finding supported lower tax rates for Danish online gambling operators than their land counterparts (see previous reports) will open up competition for Malta in the licensing jurisdiction stakes, predicts an article in the Malta Times.

Full Story: Danish Liberalisation Creates More Competition For Malta »