Gambling News 29th November, 2011

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EXPERIENCED INTERNET EXEC JOINS GALA CORAL

29th November, 2011 at 11:04:55
Per Widerström appointed managing director, Gala Interactive

The Gibraltar-based Gala Interactive division of the UK gambling group Gala Coral has a new md following the appointment last week of widely experienced Swedish exec Per Widerström, who was formerly with Bwin.party.digital as chief integration officer for the Bwin-Party Gaming merger and group games director.

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BLUESQUARE ADDS A SOCIAL ELEMENT TO IN-PLAY ACTION

29th November, 2011 at 11:04:55
UK online sportsbook invites punters to tweet or email TV pundits during sports events to discuss the game

UK online sports betting firm Bluesquare says Wednesday's Blue Square Bet Premier fixture between Wrexham and Darlington football teams will break new ground as it introduces the novel marketing idea of a fully interactive televised football match with social media messages discussed live on air.

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MAJOR WIN AT MR.GREEN INTERNET CASINO

29th November, 2011 at 02:53:40
Swedish player hits Euro 1.9 million jackpot

A single spin on the video slot Arabian Nights changed Swedish player Eva's life this week. Aged 52, the online gambler became an instant multi-millionaire after hitting a Euro 1.9 million jackpot at online casino Mr.Green.

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SUPPORT FOR ONLINE GAMBLING IN WASHINGTON DC (Update)

29th November, 2011 at 00:35:55
After nine briefing sessions, DC Lottery prepares for political hearings

It appears that Washington DC councillor Jack Evans is intent on pressing ahead with political hearings on the city's controversial legalisation of online gambling (see previous reports) despite a generally favourable reaction from the public attending briefing sessions he had insisted be held.

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MORE TAXES FOR KENYAN PUNTERS

29th November, 2011 at 00:35:55
Players could face a 20 percent withholding tax on their winnings

The Kenyan government appears to be moving toward an increase in taxation on gamblers, proposing the introduction of a 20 percent withholding tax on players' winnings, reports the Daily Nation.

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SERBIA TO REGULATE ONLINE GAMBLING

29th November, 2011 at 00:35:55
Trade association JAKTA hails successful lobbying effort

JAKTA, a trade association representing the interests of Serbian gaming operators, authorised technicians and producers of slot machines and equipment for games of chance, was in self-congratulatory mode this week following news that the government is to go the regulatory route on internet gambling.

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