Gambling News 18th January, 2012

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FORMER WILL HILL MOBILE EXEC TURNS TO CONSULTING

18th January, 2012 at 13:09:10
Michael Byrne moves on

William Hill plc's mobile gambling expert and head of its mobile gambling operations, Michael Byrne, has set up as a consultant in Gibraltar, having left the company earlier this month.

Full Story: Former Will Hill Mobile Exec Turns To Consulting »

WILL HILL IN SECOND DARTS SPONSORSHIP

18th January, 2012 at 09:07:39
Extension to relationship with Professional Darts Corporation

UK bookmaker and gaming operator William Hill has been named as the new official betting partner to McCoy's Premier League Darts, continuing its partnership with the Professional Darts Corporation (PDC) and its interest in the sport following the 2011 William Hill Grand Slam of Darts held at the Civic Hall in Wolverhampton.

Full Story: Will Hill In Second Darts Sponsorship »

LVS TO PROVIDE BETTING PLATFORM IN IVORY COAST

18th January, 2012 at 09:07:39
National lottery to launch football betting for large African football tournament

French National lottery operator La Française Des Jeux's (FDJ) sports book software subsidiary LVS has entered into a deal with Loterie National de Cote d'Ivoir (LONACI), the Ivory Coast 's exclusive gambling operator, for the provision of its Advanced Betting Platform (ABP).

Full Story: Lvs To Provide Betting Platform In Ivory Coast »

SBTECH DEBUTS MOBILE BETTING PLATFORM

18th January, 2012 at 04:44:40
Sports betting provider on trend with launch of popular channel

Interactive sports betting provider Sports Betting Tech (SBTECH) launched its first mobile betting platform for smart phones and tablet devices this week.

Full Story: Sbtech Debuts Mobile Betting Platform »

ILLEGAL GAMBLING SITE DISGUISED AS PRESCHOOL

18th January, 2012 at 04:44:40
Online gambling bust shuts down successful illegal business

South Korean officials have bust three members of a gang and indicted another nine for running an illegal gambling website that operated under the guise of a pre-school.

Full Story: Illegal Gambling Site Disguised As Preschool »

GOV. CHRISTIE SIGNS NEW JERSEY SPORTS BETTING BILL (Update)

18th January, 2012 at 01:33:42
Court challenge of the federal PASPA now seems inevitable

New Jersey Senator Ray Lesniak's bill seeking to legalise sports betting in the state and authorising a challenge of the federal Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) was signed off Tuesday by Governor Chris Christie...but on condition that the federal ban is overturned.

Full Story: Gov. Christie Signs New Jersey Sports Betting Bill (update) »

ISRAELI POLICE INVESTIGATE ILLEGAL ONLINE GAMBLING OPERATION

18th January, 2012 at 01:33:42
Still unnamed gambling operation earned over NIS 57 million, special investigating unit claims

In Israel, a special police criminal investigation unit, Lahav 433, is currently probing a mysterious and as yet unnamed online gambling ring which is alleged to have generated over NIS 57 million for its owners.

Full Story: Israeli Police Investigate Illegal Online Gambling Operation »

INTERNET GAMBLING THE FASTEST GROWING IN AUSTRALIA

18th January, 2012 at 01:33:42
Problem gambling researcher publishes new study

Australian problem gambling researcher Dr. Sally Gainsbury appears to have again ignited the mainstream press headlines Downunder with the release of her latest study on online gambling, which she says shows that the phenomenon is the fastest growing form of gambling in Australia, and carries concomitant risks to compulsive gamblers.

Full Story: Internet Gambling The Fastest Growing In Australia »