Gambling News 07th October, 2011

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NEW HEARINGS FOR SOUTH AFRICAN ONLINE GAMBLING

07th October, 2011 at 16:10:52
Public invited to submit their suggestions and concerns

Following the defeat of online gambling operator Casino Enterprises in the Bloemfontein Court of Appeal earlier this week (see previous report), there is renewed focus on the next step in the tortuous road to regulation in South Africa.

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TRIBAL RESENTMENT TO CORPORATE DOMINATION OF U.S. INTERNET GAMBLING

07th October, 2011 at 16:10:52
Seneca leader says American corporate gambling groups are seeking "an instant monopoly".

Internet gambling was in the news again as the week ended, with Seneca Nation President Robert Odawi Porter, testifying before a Senate committee in Washington, and critical of what he sees as the major American gambling corporates "seeking an instant monopoly" in legalised online gambling.

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NINE ARRESTS FOR 'SUSPICIOUS BETTING ACTIVITY' IN BRITAIN

07th October, 2011 at 16:10:52
Famous relatives caught up in police investigation

The UK mainstream media have been having a field day with allegations of "suspicious betting" and the arrest of nine men.

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FRENCH GAMBLING GROUP ON A ROLL

07th October, 2011 at 10:19:14
First nine months of the year put PMU in a strong position to top Euro 10 billion in turnover in 2011...and online gambling is a big contributor

The French online and land gambling group Pari Mutuel Urbain (PMU) is in a strong position for turnover to top Euro 10 billion by the end of the year based on its latest trading update, covering the nine months ended September 30 2011.

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SLOVAKIA TO SUBMIT PROPOSED ONLINE GAMBLING REGULATIONS TO E.C.

07th October, 2011 at 10:19:14
Plan is to put an end to unlicensed online operators accessing the market

Radical enforcement techniques such as ISP blocking may be adopted by the Slovakian government, which this week announced that its proposed legislation for the regulation of online gambling is soon to be presented to other EU member states and the European Commission in line with EU procedural rules.

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MEDIALIVE PITCHING FOR BULGARIAN BUSINESS

07th October, 2011 at 10:19:14
Malta's live dealer provider to showcase products at BEGE

The Malta-based live dealer provider Medialivecasino is targeting the Bulgarian market with its live roulette, Baccarat and blackjack offering, and will showcase its wares at the BEGE fair in Sofia later this (October) month.

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REACTION TO EC 'DO YOUR OWN THING' RESOLUTION

07th October, 2011 at 10:19:14
How can it be right that a different set of EU principles is applied to online gambling?

Yesterday's EU Parliament communication on the deliberations of European politicians regarding online gambling (see previous report) are stirring up some controversial questions, not least of which is the propriety of the apparent intention that a different set of EU free trade principles should be applied to internet gambling.

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