Gambling News 09th December, 2011

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UNIBET TO SUSPEND SPANISH OPERATIONS

09th December, 2011 at 14:13:53
Affiliates encouraged to promote to other Spanish speaking countries

Online gambling firm Unibet has announced, in an e-mail to affiliates, its withdrawal from the Spanish market in compliance with the country's new gambling legislation coming into force on January 1, 2012.

Full Story: Unibet To Suspend Spanish Operations »

DELAY IN IMPLEMENTATION OF FULL DANISH REGULATORY SYSTEMS (Update)

09th December, 2011 at 14:13:53
But January 1, 2012 market opening still on track

The Danish Gambling Authority (DGA) has announced a postponement of the entering into force of three executive orders on online betting, land betting and online casino in the soon-to-be regulated market from January 1, 2012 to February 1, 2012.

Full Story: Delay In Implementation Of Full Danish Regulatory Systems (update) »

GLOBAL ONLINE GAMBLING MARKET NOW WORTH $29.8 BILLION

09th December, 2011 at 08:50:15
Latest Research and Markets study shows annual growth averaging 13.7 percent

The respected research group Research and Markets has released its latest study of the global online gambling market, showing gross gaming win (the total amount waged by customers minus the total amount paid out to customers as winnings) of $29.8 billion in 2010.

Full Story: Global Online Gambling Market Now Worth $29.8 Billion »

SETBACK FOR AUSSIE ONLINE GAMBLING OPPONENT

09th December, 2011 at 08:50:15
Inquiry rejects online gambling bill proposed by Sen. Xenophon

Australian Internet gambling opponent Sen. Nick Xenophon's Interactive Gambling Bill was given the thumbs down by a Parliamentary Joint Select Committee on Gambling Reform this week.

Full Story: Setback For Aussie Online Gambling Opponent »

2012 OUTLOOK FOR ONLINE GAMBLING IN THE U.S. IS BRIGHT

09th December, 2011 at 01:30:13
"I do believe in 2012 there will be legal online poker in at least two or three states," says industry exec

Richard Bronson, the former Wynn Resorts exec who now heads turnkey online gambling provider US Digital Gaming, says the prospects for legalised online poker in the United States next year are good.

Full Story: 2012 Outlook For Online Gambling In The U.s. Is Bright »

ONTARIO READY TO MAKE ITS INTERNET GAMBLING MOVE (Update)

09th December, 2011 at 01:30:13
Canada's most populous province about to advertise Request for Proposals

Internet gambling technology and software providers will be on the alert today for an important move toward online gambling by Ontario, Canada's most populous province, which has been talking about an internet gambling program for the past two years (see previous reports).

Full Story: Ontario Ready To Make Its Internet Gambling Move (update) »

KYL CONFIRMS ADELSON MEETING ON INTERNET GAMBLING (Update)

09th December, 2011 at 01:30:13
Veteran anti-internet gambling senator was advised of land gambling magnate's opposition

Las Vegas Sands chairman Sheldon Adelson's opposition to online poker legalisation continued to create headlines in the United States Thursday, with veteran anti-internet gambling Senator Jon Kyl confirming that Adelson had met with him to brief him on his opposition to legalisation.

Full Story: Kyl Confirms Adelson Meeting On Internet Gambling (update) »

BETFAIR EXTENDS CYPRUS FOOTBALL SPONSORSHIP

09th December, 2011 at 01:30:13
UK online betting exchange is now Apollon Limassol's main sponsor

The UK online betting group Betfair plc has extended its sponsorship of the Cyprus first division football club Apollon Limassol after partnering with the team since August this year.

Full Story: Betfair Extends Cyprus Football Sponsorship »

NEW JERSEY SPORTS BETTING MEASURE PROGRESSES

09th December, 2011 at 01:30:13
Sen. Lesniak keeps the pressure on as sports betting bill heads for House of Assembly

New Jersey media report that Sen. Ray Lesniak's intrastate sports betting bill S-3113 continues to make rapid progress through legislative committees and was signed off by a Senate panel Thursday, clearing the way for it to go before the House for debate and perhaps a vote as early as next week.

Full Story: New Jersey Sports Betting Measure Progresses »