Gambling News 04th January, 2012

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AGCC CLARIFIES ITS CURRENT ROLE IN FTP SAGA (Update)

04th January, 2012 at 12:16:34
Full Tilt players to look elsewhere for assistance

A statement from the Alderney Gambling Control Commission (AGCC) confirmed that it continues to log incoming Full Tilt player complaints at the request of Police authorities.

Full Story: Agcc Clarifies Its Current Role In Ftp Saga (update) »

SOCIAL BETTING GAME LAUNCHES ON FACEBOOK

04th January, 2012 at 12:16:34
Similar concept to a Vegas Sportsbook

The industry saw another example of the thin line between social gaming and a potential cross-over to online gambling in Socialitize Ltd's launch of a new social betting game 2BET2 on Facebook this week.

Full Story: Social Betting Game Launches On Facebook »

ASA CENSURES PADDY POWER AD

04th January, 2012 at 09:05:07
ASA upholds socially irresponsible complaint

A press advertisement by Irish online gambling firm Paddy Power featuring football player Luiz Suarez with the strapline ""Money-back if Suarez scores. Liverpool v Man UTD. If Suarez scores we'll refund losing bets" was censured by the UK Advertising Standards Authority.

Full Story: Asa Censures Paddy Power Ad »

GIGAMEDIA RENEWED FOCUS ON SOCIAL GAMES

04th January, 2012 at 09:05:07
New direction in Mobile and Social Gaming

GigaMedia Limited's China online games platform Jidi Joy has announced the acquisition of an unidentified web-based social games development team based in Shanghai.

Full Story: Gigamedia Renewed Focus On Social Games »

ROBIN HOOD ONLINE BINGO LAUNCH

04th January, 2012 at 09:05:07
New Dragonfish-powered online bingo website

Following the recent launch of its Dragonfish-powered social network game Gossip Bingo, NewCo Entertainment Limited has launched another new online bingo destination at Robin Hood Bingo.com.

Full Story: Robin Hood Online Bingo Launch »

EVERYMATRIX LAUNCH IGAME MALTA AND DENMARK

04th January, 2012 at 01:39:39
OddsMatrix sportsbook for internet and mobile across numerous brands

Gaming provider EveryMatrix will provide online gambling operator iGame with a new back office platform with its OddsMatrix sportsbook and mobile solution in a deal sealed this week.

Full Story: Everymatrix Launch Igame Malta And Denmark »

FACEBOOK CASINO-STYLE GAMES FEATURE IN TOP LIST

04th January, 2012 at 01:39:39
Casino, slots and bingo popular with social gamers

Social networking giant Facebook's "most popular games of 2011" list features casino-style social game offerings, indicative perhaps of the crossover potential between social and online gambling.

Full Story: Facebook Casino-style Games Feature In Top List »

MAINE LOTTERY HAS NO IMMEDIATE INTERNET PLANS

04th January, 2012 at 01:39:39
Concerns that an internet extension may harm retail ticket sellers

Whilst a number of state lotteries in the US have expressed interest in the possibilities of internet action following the DoJ's change of heart regarding the Wire Act (see previous reports), the state of Maine is taking a more conservative approach it appears.

Full Story: Maine Lottery Has No Immediate Internet Plans »

TOUGH LUCK FOR SWEDISH LOTTERY LOSER

04th January, 2012 at 01:39:39
Alleged administrative foul-up denies woman a share of lotto winnings

A 32-year-old Swedish woman lost out on winning a share of 80.5 million kronor ($11.7 million) due to the Swedish Tax Agency (Skatteverket) having her registered at the wrong address, the English-language Swedish newspaper The Local.se reported this week.

Full Story: Tough Luck For Swedish Lottery Loser »

CRYPTOLOGIC ANNOUNCES MALTA LICENSING DEAL

04th January, 2012 at 01:39:39
Nominal consideration paid for OIGE licenses for Intercasino

Industry veteran software developer Cryptologic has announced that it has acquired, for a nominal consideration, the Maltese online gaming licenses for InterCasino from OIGE, a long-standing customer of the company's fully hosted online casino platform.

Full Story: Cryptologic Announces Malta Licensing Deal »