Gambling News 12th October, 2011

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WILLIAM HILL STRENGTHENS BOARD

12th October, 2011 at 23:48:13
Retail, media and human resource experience brought to the table

Bookmaker William Hill has appointed Georgina Harvey and Imelda Walsh as non-executive Directors effective November 1, 2011.

Full Story: William Hill Strengthens Board »

LOW INCIDENCE OF ONLINE GAMBLING IN IOWA

12th October, 2011 at 12:46:41
Internet gambling one of the least admitted genres

A study released this week by the Iowa Department of Public Health reveals that only 5 percent of respondents have ever gambled online, and of these only 2 percent have done so in the last 12 months.

Full Story: Low Incidence Of Online Gambling In Iowa »

MOBILE LOTTO AUGMENTS SVENSKA SPEL'S OFFERING

12th October, 2011 at 12:46:41
Customers' wish-list granted

Swedish state-owned gaming operator Svenska Spel augmented its mobile services this month with a mobile Lotto offering that it says has been repeatedly requested by its customers.

Full Story: Mobile Lotto Augments Svenska Spel's Offering »

ZYNGA TO LAUNCH INDEPENDENT SOCIAL GAMING WEBSITE (Update)

12th October, 2011 at 12:46:41
Facebook remains in the loop

On the back of a new multi games release announcement that included an online bingo and casino product (see previous report), Zynga's chief executive officer Mark Pincus has confirmed the impending launch of a Zynga independent social games site for Zynga games dubbed " Project Z " as part of its direct-to-consumer strategy.

Full Story: Zynga To Launch Independent Social Gaming Website (update) »

ONLINE GAMBLING BOOSTS TABCORP FIRST QUARTER

12th October, 2011 at 12:46:41
20 percent growth in internet wagering turnover

The Australian gambling group Tabcorp has defied the slow economy to report first quarter revenue growth in its financial year across all divisions.

Full Story: Online Gambling Boosts Tabcorp First Quarter »

CHINATOWN FROM WINADAY

12th October, 2011 at 12:46:41
Twenty-eighth proprietary slot added to online casino's portfolio

WinaDayCasino.com has enhanced its proprietary gaming suite with the new 21-payline video slot "ChinaTown".

Full Story: Chinatown From Winaday »

SPORTINGBET SIZES UP DANISH MARKET

12th October, 2011 at 09:36:30
Key acquisitions will make online gambling company one of the biggest players in Denmark's newly regulated market

Running close on the heels of mutually terminated offer discussions with Ladbrokes this week, online sportsbetting and gaming group Sportingbet Plc has announced a conditional binding agreement to acquire Danish online betting operations SHL, Danbook Limited (Danbook) and ISCI, Scandic Bookmakers Limited (Scandic) through its wholly owned subsidiaries, Sportingbet Holdings Limited and Interactive Sports (C.I.) Limited.

Full Story: Sportingbet Sizes Up Danish Market »

MEDIA CORP ON THE TURN AROUND

12th October, 2011 at 09:36:30
Company on the right track with growth across all business divisions

A trading update from advertising network and online gaming group Media Corporation plc (Media Corp) shows improvement with strong growth reported across all its business divisions for the company's financial year 2011 that ended September 30, 2011.

Full Story: Media Corp On The Turn Around »

BODOG EUROPE CONTINUES RECRUITMENT DRIVE

12th October, 2011 at 09:36:30
Appoints new Director of Business Development

Bodog Europe announced the appointment of Peter Woodfine as Director of Business Development this week.

Full Story: Bodog Europe Continues Recruitment Drive »

TERRESTRIAL CASINOS FOR CYPRUS?

12th October, 2011 at 09:36:30
About turn in views on gambling venues by Mediterranean island's Parliament

An apparent policy shift has seen the Cypriot Government, well known for its antipathy to online gambling, in an abrupt turn around this week where the Government now appears to be moving towards licenced land casinos on the Mediterranean island.

Full Story: Terrestrial Casinos For Cyprus? »

AUSSIE REGULATOR CLAMPS DOWN ON ILLEGAL INDUCEMENTS

12th October, 2011 at 09:36:30
No illegal inducements to encourage new betting accounts or customers

Regulators from the Australian State of Victoria have released a cautionary statement to bettors, warning them not to be drawn in to opening betting accounts on the basis of illegal inducements.

Full Story: Aussie Regulator Clamps Down On Illegal Inducements »

MICROGAMING IN SOFTWARE DEAL WITH SPANISH ONLINE GAMBLING GROUP

12th October, 2011 at 04:10:51
Poker, Casino and Bingo software in latest agreement

The Isle of Man internet gambling software provider Microgaming has announced the latest in a string of software deals, naming the top Spanish gambling group CIRSA as its latest licensee.

Full Story: Microgaming In Software Deal With Spanish Online Gambling Group »

LEGAL CONSIDERATIONS SHUT OUT CIRCUS CASINO PLAYERS (Update)

12th October, 2011 at 04:10:51
Ten countries excluded from playing by head office dictum

The online and land gambling owners of internet gambling operation Circus Casino.com have responded to questions regarding their short-notice exclusion of players from Canada and Norway (see previous report)...and the ban is wider than at first thought, extending to ten European countries.

Full Story: Legal Considerations Shut Out Circus Casino Players (update) »

GIBRALTAR HORSE RACE RULING UNDER REVIEW

12th October, 2011 at 04:10:51
Gibraltar's Supreme Court is taking another look at Betfred's GBP 823,272 issue

InfoPowa readers will recall earlier reports on the payout tussle between Gibraltar-licensed online bookie Betfred (the recent purchasers of The Tote) and five UK punters it accused of possibly collusive betting with the Irish trainer and gambler Barney Curley, withholding some GBP 823,272 with the support of the licensing authority.

Full Story: Gibraltar Horse Race Ruling Under Review »

ALDERNEY ONLINE GAMBLING REGULATOR TO REVIEW PROCESSES (Update)

12th October, 2011 at 04:10:51
Full Tilt Poker debacle suggests the need for a fresh look at financial requirements

The British Broadcasting Corporation reported Tuesday that the AlderneyGambling Control Commission is to hold a review following the Full Tilt Poker debacle, and the Commission's revocation of that operator's licence (see previous reports).

Full Story: Alderney Online Gambling Regulator To Review Processes (update) »