Gambling News 31st October, 2011

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ECOGRA APPROVED AS A TESTING AGENCY BY SPANISH GAMBLING AUTHORITY

31st October, 2011 at 06:03:47
Standards and player protection body approved for certifying both i-gaming software and information systems security

Following its recent accreditation as a full testing agency by the Italian regulator AAMS, the independent player protection and standards body eCOGRA has achieved similar status with the new Spanish gambling regulator, and is now approved to test and certify both i-gaming software and information systems security for the Spanish market.

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JERSEY EXPANDS LOTTERY OPTIONS

31st October, 2011 at 02:45:19
Global Draw selected for new electronic ticket system

The government of Jersey in the Channel Isles has contracted Scientific Games Corporation subsidiary The Global Draw to introduce its new electronic instant ticket (EIT) system, making the operation the first government lottery in Europe to sell tickets from EIT terminals.

Full Story: Jersey Expands Lottery Options »

CONCERNS OVER TURKISH FOOTBALL CORRUPTION

31st October, 2011 at 02:45:19
Local businessman uses the publicity to take a shot at the online competition

Turkish businessman Emin Hitay, who is chairman of an investment holding company bearing his name which has a shareholding in the legal Turkish betting site Bilyoner.com has expressed his concerns over corruption in Turkish football, which he claims could result in a 10 percent hit to his company's revenues.

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NOVEMBER A BIG MONTH FOR NEW JERSEY SPORTS BETTING (Update)

31st October, 2011 at 02:45:19
New Jersey voters will have the opportunity to voice their opinion in just over a week's time

In just over a week's time - on November 8 - New Jersey voters will have the opportunity to indicate in a public ballot whether they are for or against legalised sports betting in the state.

Full Story: November A Big Month For New Jersey Sports Betting (update) »

SOUTH AFRICAN GAMBLING HEARINGS COMMENCE

31st October, 2011 at 02:45:19
Industry representatives put their case to parliamentarians

The public consultation phase of the South African government's Department of Trade and Industry study on the recently presented Gambling Review Commission's report kicked off this week in Cape Town, with industry representatives from both land and online interests in attendance.

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