Gambling News 09th January, 2012

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XENOPHON WANTS FACEBOOK TO BAN ONLINE GAMBLING

09th January, 2012 at 12:58:14
Facebook will make money off vulnerable and addicted, says politician

South Australian anti-gambling campaigner and politician Senator Nick Xenophon has turned his attention to the possibility of real-money gambling on Facebook.

Full Story: Xenophon Wants Facebook To Ban Online Gambling »

INTRALOT AND GTECH VIE FOR MALTA BUSINESS

09th January, 2012 at 12:58:14
Concession should have renewed automatically says lotto giant

Greek lotto behemoth Intralot (trading as Maltco ) is fighting to keep its soon-to-expire seven year Maltese lotteries concession from falling into the hands of the only other bidder, Lottomatica subsidiary GTECH.

Full Story: Intralot And Gtech Vie For Malta Business »

FOREIGN OPERATORS STILL ACTIVE IN THE SOUTH AFRICAN ONLINE GAMBLING MARKET

09th January, 2012 at 12:58:14
Despite threats and court cases, SA internet punters are still gambling

During 2011 a long-running court battle between the South African authorities and online gambling operator Casino Enterprises (see previous reports) finally produced a ruling that proved unpopular with SA internet punters - online gambling in South Africa takes place at the point of consumption (i.e. on the player's device) and is therefore at present illegal in the country except for a few licensed sports betting sites.

Full Story: Foreign Operators Still Active In The South African Online Gambling Market »

AGA ELECTS NEW CHAIRMAN

09th January, 2012 at 09:16:54
Former vice-chairman elected to two-year term

Bally Technologies chief executive officer and director Richard Haddrill has been appointed to a two-year term as chairman of the U.S. commercial casino trade body, the American Gaming Association (AGA).

Full Story: Aga Elects New Chairman »

CORAL SPONSORSHIP IDENTS FOR FOOTBALL SHOW

09th January, 2012 at 09:16:54
Puppet marketing for UK gambling group

UK gambling group Coral's sponsorship of ESPN football show " Off the Ball " will feature a series of sponsor idents created by UK creative agency Partners Andrews Aldridge.

Full Story: Coral Sponsorship Idents For Football Show »

SCHLESWIG-HOLSTEIN LOTTO LIVE ONLINE

09th January, 2012 at 09:16:54
German state debuts intrastate online lottery

German state Schleswig-Holstein's step away from the other 15 member states' view on internet gambling has meant that as of January 4, 2012 Schleswig-Holstein residents have been able to play the NorthWest Lotto over the internet.

Full Story: Schleswig-holstein Lotto Live Online »

EVERYMATRIX IN SUPPLY DEAL WITH XPRO GAMING

09th January, 2012 at 09:16:54
Third party supplier to provide live dealer games

UK-based gaming provider EveryMatrix has entered into a partnership with XPRO Gaming that will see live casino games from the live dealer provider integrated into the GamMatrix gaming management platform.

Full Story: Everymatrix In Supply Deal With Xpro Gaming »

CTXM CLIENTS BENEFIT FROM EXTENDED MOBILE PORTFOLIO

09th January, 2012 at 09:16:54
Online casino software developer provides extended Mobile Casino game portfolio at no additional charge

CTXM has augmented its Mobile Casino game portfolio with additional games including card, slot, table and video poker offerings compatible on the iPhone, iPad, Android and Blackberry platforms.

Full Story: Ctxm Clients Benefit From Extended Mobile Portfolio »

MORE EQUITABLE GAMBLING TAXATION SUGGESTED BY INDUSTRY EXEC

09th January, 2012 at 00:43:56
Rank plc chairman Ian Burke wants harmonised taxation of all regulated forms of gambling under one simple and fair regime.

You might say that the UK publicly listed gambling group Rank plc has a foot in both the land and online gambling camps due to its mix of products, but this weekend its CEO and chairman, Ian Burke, came out strongly in favour of a more equitable and harmonised tax regime for both, flying in the face of claims by other top industry execs that increases in online gambling taxation would do more harm than good.

Full Story: More Equitable Gambling Taxation Suggested By Industry Exec »

BETTING EXCHANGE FOR LADBROKES?

09th January, 2012 at 00:43:56
We're talking technology - not company - acquisition says UK betting giant

British land and online betting giant, Ladbrokes, is negotiating with Irish billionaire Dermot Desmond, the owner of the Betdaq betting exchange, over a "technology" deal to revamp the bookmaker's faltering online business, according to a report over the weekend in the Telegraph newspaper.

Full Story: Betting Exchange For Ladbrokes? »