Gambling News 23rd November, 2011

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32RED IN THE NEWS

23rd November, 2011 at 13:54:03
Online ID verification and latest TV campaign

Online gambling operator 32Red Plc has selected the services of GB Group to manage its online identification verification processes.

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VICTOR CHANDLER REBRANDING AS BETVICTOR?

23rd November, 2011 at 13:54:03
Name resonates more effectively with players

The recent announcement that British bookmaker Victor Chandler had provided an alternative venue for Entraction Network-restricted players from Canada, Norway, Russia and Israel along with the launch of its Spanish language site earlier this year, both at Bet Victor.com (see previous reports), seemingly indicates that the company has embarked on a rebranding strategy across the board.

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GBP5.8 MILLION ON A LESS THAN GBP1 BET

23rd November, 2011 at 13:54:03
Fairy-tale ending for Maltese punter

An unnamed 41-year-old football punter from a small village in Malta will be ending his year Euro 683 739.88 richer after hitting it big on a less than Euro 1 accumulator bet placed online at William Hill.com.

Full Story: Gbp5.8 Million On A Less Than Gbp1 Bet »

NEW BINGO SITE FOR DECEMBER LAUNCH

23rd November, 2011 at 13:54:03
New bingo room with Australian flair

A new Malta-licenced online bingo site True Blue Bingo is set to launch in early December.

Full Story: New Bingo Site For December Launch »

PLAYTECH TO RAISE FUNDS FOR EXPANSION (Update)

23rd November, 2011 at 07:41:24
Joint venture and bolt-on acquisition opportunities identified

Estonia-based online gambling software provider Playtech Ltd has announced a 2.5 percent discounted offer of 215p each on 46 511 627 Placing Shares in a bid to raise GBP 100 million that will enable the company to pursue acquisition opportunities and investments mentioned recently in its interim results (see previous report).

Full Story: Playtech To Raise Funds For Expansion (update) »

888 CASINO UPGRADE

23rd November, 2011 at 07:41:24
Download and instant play version receive make over

Online gaming operator 888.com has upgraded its download and no-download instant versions of its 888casino software.

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RANK AND SPORTINGBET FOR GAMEACCOUNT SPAIN

23rd November, 2011 at 07:41:24
Two clients kick-off GameAccount's foray into the Spanish market

GameAccount Network's first two clients to enter the newly regulated Spanish online gaming market from January 1, 2012 will be Rank Group Plc and Sportingbet Plc, the network announced this week.

Full Story: Rank And Sportingbet For Gameaccount Spain »

GTECH G2 PARTNERS WITH DIGIBET

23rd November, 2011 at 07:41:24
Instant casino games supply deal

Online gaming software and services provider, GTECH G2 has entered into a four-year partnership deal with Gibraltar-based Di gibet Ltd.

Full Story: Gtech G2 Partners With Digibet »

WASHINGTON DC BRIEFS ON INTERNET GAMBLING COMPLETED (Update)

23rd November, 2011 at 03:21:14
No real opposition to the concept appears to have surfaced

Washington DC's controversial (and unilateral) legalisation of intrastate online gambling appears to have survived a series of eight public consultation briefings rather well, according to reports this week in the Washington Post.

Full Story: Washington Dc Briefs On Internet Gambling Completed (update) »

ONLINE GAMBLING ORGANISERS SENTENCED (Update)

23rd November, 2011 at 03:21:14
Probationary punishments handed out to two Scottsdale, Arizona men

Two Scottsdale, Arizona men were sentenced Monday for their involvement in an Internet sports gambling conspiracy.

Full Story: Online Gambling Organisers Sentenced (update) »

BODOG 88 ADDS CTXM CASINO GAMES

23rd November, 2011 at 03:21:14
New offerings will augment Asian-targeted site's sportsbook, poker and live dealer action

The Asian licensee of the Bodog brand, Bodog88Casino, has announced that it has taken on board casino games from software developer CTXM.

Full Story: Bodog 88 Adds Ctxm Casino Games »

MASSACHUSETTS CASINOS OPPOSED (Update)

23rd November, 2011 at 03:21:14
The fight is not over yet, says KG Urban

The ink had hardly dried on Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick's signing into law of the new state land gambling bill (see previous reports) this week when the first legal action against it was filed.

Full Story: Massachusetts Casinos Opposed (update) »

ZYNGA PLANNING AN ENTRY INTO THE CASINO AND BINGO SECTOR?

23rd November, 2011 at 03:21:14
But we're focused on the free social gaming approach, says company exec

One of the more interesting poker interviews this week was conducted by Poker News.com, which engaged with the general manager of social gaming phenomenon Zynga, Lo Toney.

Full Story: Zynga Planning An Entry Into The Casino And Bingo Sector? »

UK SECONDARY LICENSING FOR ONLINE GAMBLING LATEST (Update)

23rd November, 2011 at 03:21:14
Here's a thought - let's change the definition of where internet gambling takes place....

The discussions on secondary licensing for offshore online gambling companies wishing to access the British market continued this week with 20 MPs participating in an adjournment debate arranged by member of parliament Matthew Hancock in Westminster Hall.

Full Story: Uk Secondary Licensing For Online Gambling Latest (update) »

MAJOR LOAN FOR GREEK GAMBLING COMPANY

23rd November, 2011 at 03:21:14
Euros 300 million will be used to expand the business, says OPAP

OPAP, Europe's biggest betting company in which the debt-burdened Greek government has a significant stake, has secured a loan of up to Euro 300 million with a consortium of Greek banks to expand its business, its chief executive said on Tuesday.

Full Story: Major Loan For Greek Gambling Company »