Gambling News 12th January, 2012

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INTERNET SITE'S POLITICAL PREDICTION GAME BACKFIRES

12th January, 2012 at 09:35:46
Not much to laugh about at Fun Town

A promotional initiative by the Taiwanese internet company Fun Town backfired last week when the local police started an investigative probe into its activities in terms of the island nation's electoral laws.

Full Story: Internet Site's Political Prediction Game Backfires »

ONLINE BETTING EXCHANGE WILL COLLABORATE TO DEFEAT OLYMPICS CORRUPTION

12th January, 2012 at 09:35:46
Betfair and the International Olympic Committee agree to partner in fighting betting corruption

Online betting exchange Betfair has agreed a deal to share information with the International Olympic Committee during the London 2012 Games, according to a BBC report.

Full Story: Online Betting Exchange Will Collaborate To Defeat Olympics Corruption »

INDEPENDENT TEST CHALLENGES AMIGOTECHS GAMBLING SOFTWARE

12th January, 2012 at 04:07:04
Certified Fair Gaming warns on Jacks or Better 50

The independent software certification company Certified Fair Gambling has flagged a game supplied by Panama-based Amigotechs (http://www.amigotechs.com/www2/en/as) of questionable fairness following a player complaint that led to a detailed examination of the Flash instant-play product.

Full Story: Independent Test Challenges Amigotechs Gambling Software »

NOTORIOUS FORMER LOBBYIST SPEAKS ON DoJ GAMBLING POLICY SWITCH

12th January, 2012 at 04:07:04
'Casino Jack' expects change in approach will generate some intense lobbying in the United States

The US Department of Justice's dramatic about-turn on internet gambling and the Wire Act (see previous reports) continued to excite mainstream media interest this week, with the Reuters television service asking notorious former lobbyist Jack 'Casino Jack' Abramoff, who did jail time for stepping over the line as a lobbyist in Washington, for his views.

Abramoff - who is no longer involved in lobbying - opined that the change will likely intensify ...

Full Story: Notorious Former Lobbyist Speaks On Doj Gambling Policy Switch »

KANSAS EYES ONLINE GAMBLING

12th January, 2012 at 04:07:04
Lottery director says political decisiveness is important

Dennis Wilson, the executive director of the Kansas state lottery, is among the latest executives to recognise the importance of the Department of Justice's change of posture on internet gambling and the Wire Act.

Full Story: Kansas Eyes Online Gambling »

NEVADA GOVERNOR NAMES MEMBERS OF REVITALISED GAMBLING BODY (Update)

12th January, 2012 at 04:07:04
Governor Sandoval announces his five picks for Gaming Policy Committee

Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval has made good on his promise last year to revitalise the state's Gaming Policy Committee, announcing the five choices allowed the governor to serve on the 11-member body.

Full Story: Nevada Governor Names Members Of Revitalised Gambling Body (update) »

UK ONLINE GAMBLING GROUP IN NEW DIGITAL MEDIA DEAL

12th January, 2012 at 04:07:04
Digital news outlet The Global Herald partners with William Hill plc

The UK online and land gambling group William Hill plc has agreed a sponsorship deal with online news outlet The Global Herald for sponsorship of its flagship Sports section.

Full Story: Uk Online Gambling Group In New Digital Media Deal »

NEW HOPE FOR GAMBLING MECCA

12th January, 2012 at 04:07:04
November numbers from Nevada more encouraging

The Nevada Gaming Control Board said Wednesday that November gambling revenue statewide rose 7.06 percent to $880.1 million, compared with November 2010, when licensees reported a gaming win of $822,097,967.

Full Story: New Hope For Gambling Mecca »

CRYPTOLOGIC SALE LATEST (Update)

12th January, 2012 at 04:07:04
Extension to 'put up or withdraw' rule requested

The potential sale of online gambling software developer Cryptologic to the Montreal-based Amaya Gaming group appears to be taking a little longer than anticipated as due diligence progresses and the companies remain in the negotiating phase.

Full Story: Cryptologic Sale Latest (update) »