Gambling News 08th December, 2011

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BETTING GROUP IN SPONSORSHIP DEAL WITH SPORTS RETAILER

08th December, 2011 at 12:06:34
Betfred signs up as official betting partner for sports retailer Kitbag.com

Sports retailer Kitbag.com and online betting group Betfred have partnered up in a mutually beneficial deal that will offer members of Betfred.com and Kitbag.com exclusive introductory deals and promotions that include free bets and product discounts.

Full Story: Betting Group In Sponsorship Deal With Sports Retailer »

ONLINE CASINO ENSURES THIS DAD HAS A MERRY CHRISTMAS

08th December, 2011 at 12:06:34
$207,241 win on the slots should give HenryW plenty of good cheer.

UK online punter and slots fan HenryW has been assured of a merry Christmas this year following a $207,241 jackpot hit on the Treasure Box progressive at online casino Slotland.com.

Full Story: Online Casino Ensures This Dad Has A Merry Christmas »

CASINOS IN JAPAN AT LAST?

08th December, 2011 at 12:06:34
150 legislators plan to introduce a gambling bill....but don't expect it to include online provisions just yet.

The Bloomberg business news agency has reported an initiative by 150 Japanese legislators aimed at introducing land casinos to a nation hungry for some serious slot and table gambling action...and a government that needs funds following recent earthquake and tsunami catastrophes.

Full Story: Casinos In Japan At Last? »

PHILIPPINES SENATOR WANTS A PROBE INTO INTERNET GAMBLING

08th December, 2011 at 12:06:34
Politician is concerned that here is just too much gambling available

Philippines Senator and chairman of the senate committee on games and amusement, Aquilino Pimentel III, has called for an investigation of land casino and internet gambling in the country, explaining that he is concerned by the rising number of gambling venues.

Full Story: Philippines Senator Wants A Probe Into Internet Gambling »

INTERNET GAMBLING SWEEPS IN SABAH

08th December, 2011 at 12:06:34
This year police have seized 574 computers and other machines from 63 illegal gambling premises in the Malaysian province

Police in the Sabah province have been busy this year, seizing 574 computers and other machines from 63 illegal gambling premises in the Malaysian province.

Full Story: Internet Gambling Sweeps In Sabah »

RANK GAMBLING GROUP SPONSORSHIP FOR X-FACTOR

08th December, 2011 at 04:01:42
Three year agreement signed with Fremantle Media

The British land and online gambling group Rank plc has announced a three-year sponsorship deal with Fremantle Media Enterprises (FME), in association with Syco, to be the official gaming partner of The X Factor television show.

Rank Group's brands comprising of Mecca Bingo, Grosvenor Casino and Blue Square, will have the rights to create an exclusive X Factor branded online bingo game, as well as a series of slots and mini games as a result of the agreement. Recently, a new slot machines ...

Full Story: Rank Gambling Group Sponsorship For X-factor »

TWO YEAR SPORTS BETTING AGREEMENT SIGNED BY ASIANLOGIC

08th December, 2011 at 02:41:55
Pool betting deal with Unibet's Kambi

Unibet's online pool betting subsidiary Kambi Sports Solutions has inked a two year deal to deliver Supertoto and Superscore services to the AsianLogic Group, which operates in the Asian Pacific market under an online gambling licence in the Philippines through CEZA.

Full Story: Two Year Sports Betting Agreement Signed By Asianlogic »

ADELSON CONFIRMS OPPOSITION TO ONLINE GAMBLING LEGALISATION (Update)

08th December, 2011 at 02:41:55
"It's a personal observation of concerns about technology," says spokesman.

The news this week that Las Vegas Sands mogul Sheldon Adelson is opposed to the legalisation of internet poker (see previous report) has created major ripples through both industry and mainstream media, and has since been confirmed by a Las Vegas Sands spokesman, Ron Reese.

Full Story: Adelson Confirms Opposition To Online Gambling Legalisation (update) »

TECHNOLOGY CHANGE FOR ONLINE GAMBLING IN WASHINGTON DC (Update)

08th December, 2011 at 02:41:55
Internet gambling will not be hosted on city's DC-NET internet system as originally planned

DC Lottery technical officials have ruffled more political feathers with the disclosure this week that the plan to host the new online gambling service in the District on the city's DC-NET system (see previous reports) has been changed.

Full Story: Technology Change For Online Gambling In Washington Dc (update) »

ONLIVE PROMISES A REVOLUTION IN MOBILE AND TABLET GAMING

08th December, 2011 at 02:41:55
High performance games can be translated to tablets and mobiles with new technology

OnLive, a US technology company that provides on-demand, instant-play video game services via the internet, claims that it is bringing console-class gaming to tablets and phones with a revolutionary OnLive app for tablet and mobile platforms.

Full Story: Onlive Promises A Revolution In Mobile And Tablet Gaming »