Gambling News 28th November, 2011

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ONLINE GAMBLING'S U.S. POLITICAL WHITE KNIGHT TO RETIRE

28th November, 2011 at 15:49:06
Barney Frank will not seek reelection in 2013

One of online gambling's most consistent supporters in the US Congress, Rep. Barney Frank of Massachusetts, has confirmed that when his sixteenth term in Congress concludes in 2013 he will not seek re-election.

Full Story: Online Gambling's U.s. Political White Knight To Retire »

GIOCO DIGITALE ITALY GOES LIVE WITH EVOLUTION

28th November, 2011 at 07:13:18
And the launch of a new Instant Play Casino

bwin.party digital entertainment's Gioco Digitale has launched a live dealer casino solution on GDcasinò.it from Evolution Gaming, providing its customers with a selection of live online Roulette and Blackjack. These tables include Venezia Roulette which replicates the experience of playing in Italy 's finest land-based casinos with opulent interiors and native-speaking Italian dealers.

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BOYLESPORTS IN LEOPARDSTOWN SPONSORSHIP

28th November, 2011 at 07:13:18
Commitment to Irish racing in three-year sponsorship deal

Irish bookmaker Boylesports.com entered into a three-year sponsorship deal with Dublin County 's Leopardstown racecourse this week.

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RGA AND EGBA FILE GREEK LAW COMPLAINT WITH EC

28th November, 2011 at 05:20:10
Challenging Greek protectionist law

The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) and the Remote Gambling Association (RGA), who between them represent the majority of the largest European remote gambling operators, have confirmed the filing of a complaint with the European Commission on the newly adopted Greek online gambling law.

Full Story: Rga And Egba File Greek Law Complaint With Ec »

SECOND THOUGHTS ON SECONDARY TAXING OF ONLINE OPERATORS (Update)

28th November, 2011 at 02:32:57
Deloitte report may give pause for consideration

The UK Treasury is due to complete its review into the GBP1.7 billion British online gambling market next week, and will almost certainly recommend that a secondary licensing fee be imposed on offshore remote gaming companies wishing to access the UK market.

Full Story: Second Thoughts On Secondary Taxing Of Online Operators (update) »

SPORTS BETTERS TAKE MORE RISKS ONLINE, SAYS NEW STUDY

28th November, 2011 at 02:32:57
80 percent of internet gamblers are sports betting fans, Aussie study claims.

A new study published by the Southern Cross University in Australia claims that punters Downunder who bet over the internet are more likely to take bigger risks while betting than other gamblers.

Full Story: Sports Betters Take More Risks Online, Says New Study »