Gambling News 01st November, 2011

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ANOTHER BIG MONTH FOR MACAU

01st November, 2011 at 14:18:54
Golden Week holiday gives revenues a boost

Macau casino gambling revenue rose to a new record in October, propelled by an increase in mainland visitors during China's Golden Week national holidays.

Full Story: Another Big Month For Macau »

BRITISH HORSE RACING LEVY AGREED (Update)

01st November, 2011 at 14:18:54
This year's subsidiary is GBP72.4 million

Just inside the deadline for agreement (see previous report) the British horseracing industry and the nation's bookmakers agreed the annual levy this week, signing off on a deal worth GBP72.4 million to horseracing, which is suffering from low attendances and shrinking revenues.

Full Story: British Horse Racing Levy Agreed (update) »

AUSSIE OPPOSITION RELEASES DISCUSSION PAPER ON GAMBLING

01st November, 2011 at 14:18:54
Plans are being considered to boost counselling for problem gamblers, extend self-exclusion at pokie venues to family intervention and ban online companies from offering credit to punters.

Australia's precarious federal government continues to be driven on gambling decisions by independent MPs, it appeared this week as The Age newspaper reported that a policy discussion paper on gambling reform is being released by the opposition coalition.

Full Story: Aussie Opposition Releases Discussion Paper On Gambling »

BIDBINGO PITCHED ON BIDSHOPPING

01st November, 2011 at 14:18:54
GTech G2 partnership showcases online bingo site

Internet gambling software developer GTechG2 has unveiled a partnership with bidShopping to showcase the newly launched online gambling site Bidbingo.co.uk.

Full Story: Bidbingo Pitched On Bidshopping »

ONLINE GAMBLING A MARATHON, NOT A SPRINT

01st November, 2011 at 01:40:21
A quotable quote from one of several successful American businessmen keen on the internet poker market

Interest in the legalisation of US online poker continued unabated this week with an article by the respected Forbes magazine on how the business possibilities of internet poker have captured the imaginations of billionaire US businessmen.

Full Story: Online Gambling A Marathon, Not A Sprint »

U.K. HORSERACING LEVY NEAR AGREEMENT?

01st November, 2011 at 01:40:21
Negotiating parties want to avoid government intervention

The always controversial annual level of contribution to the British horseracing industry by UK bookies was again in the spotlight Monday as negotiators tried to avoid government involvement by reaching an agreement on this year's subsidy.

Full Story: U.k. Horseracing Levy Near Agreement? »