Gambling News 25th January, 2012

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PRIMA NETWORKS SIGNS MEDIA PROVIDING

25th January, 2012 at 15:21:03
Supply deal involving QuickFire casino

Prima Networks Limited powered by Microgaming has inked a deal with Media Providing S.r.l for the provision of its QuickFire casino software.

Full Story: Prima Networks Signs Media Providing »

PLAYTECH APPLIES FOR JERSEY REMOTE GAMBLING LICENCE

25th January, 2012 at 15:21:03
Jersey licence to support Channel Island based licencees

Playtech is in the news again with Jersey Enterprise confirming receipt of a remote gambling licence application from the online software provider (ref: list of Playtech casinos).

Full Story: Playtech Applies For Jersey Remote Gambling Licence »

FORTUNA LAUNCHES ONLINE BETTING IN POLAND

25th January, 2012 at 15:21:03
First to offer a licenced online service in Poland

The Polish Ministry of Finance granted an online betting licence to Fortuna zakłady bukmacherskie (Fortuna) earlier this week, making it the first bookmaker authorised to offer the online service to Polish clients.

Full Story: Fortuna Launches Online Betting In Poland »

SAIPAN SAYS NO TO REMOTE GAMBLING PROPOSAL (Update)

25th January, 2012 at 15:21:03
Cites unconstitutionality and economic hardship

Saipan's House Committee on Commerce and Tourism will not recommend the passage of a proposal for the establishment of a remote gaming industry on the island.

Full Story: Saipan Says No To Remote Gambling Proposal (update) »

LADBROKES SOUTH AFRICAN OPERATION ERRS

25th January, 2012 at 15:21:03
UK bookmaker techie removed international match in error

Ladbrokes lost important business due to a technician erroneously removing the one-day international cricket match between South Africa and Sri Lanka, that played this past weekend, off the new Ladbrokes.co.za website while managing traffic on the site.

Full Story: Ladbrokes South African Operation Errs »

NEW AD CAMPAIGN FOR VIRGIN BINGO

25th January, 2012 at 15:21:03
Willy Wonka meets Virgin Bingo in latest promotional effort

Virgin Games- owned website Virgin Bingo has launched a new television campaign forming part of a GBP 500 000 marketing campaign scheduled to run in the first quarter of 2012.

Full Story: New Ad Campaign For Virgin Bingo »

THE HOFF TO DEBUT ON OPENBET PLATFORM

25th January, 2012 at 15:21:03
Knight Rider rides again...

Fans of "The Hoff" will be excited to learn that OpenBet, working in partnership with MX Gaming, has announced the imminent launch of a fully branded David Hasselhoff slot game and scratch card.

Full Story: The Hoff To Debut On Openbet Platform »

PLAYTECH COURTING POTENTIAL US PARTNERS

25th January, 2012 at 05:30:20
Strategy gearing-up towards potential of U.S. online gambling market

Online gaming software provider Playtech is predictably courting a number of prospective partners in the U.S. in anticipation of the legalisation of the potentially lucrative market.

Full Story: Playtech Courting Potential Us Partners »

SNOOKER MATCH FLAGGED FOR UNUSUAL BETTING PATTERNS

25th January, 2012 at 05:30:20
Association initiates investigation

Unidentified bookmakers have flagged a snooker match, due to take place at the Snooker Shoot Out in Blackpool on Saturday January 28 between Joe Jogia and Matthew Selt, for the unusually high placing of bets on Selt to win reported the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA).

Full Story: Snooker Match Flagged For Unusual Betting Patterns »

LEOVEGAS MOBILE LIVE ON NYX INTERACTIVE PLATFORM

25th January, 2012 at 03:09:15
New mobile casino offering offers an impressive range of games

NYX Interactive has launched a new Swedish-facing mobile casino on its Rapid Platform this week.

Full Story: Leovegas Mobile Live On Nyx Interactive Platform »

WILLIAM HILL LOSES APPEAL AGAINST 32RED TRADEMARK RULING

25th January, 2012 at 03:09:15
Outcome of three-year court battle decided but costs to still be awarded in further hearing

British online gambling company 32Red has won its three-year trademark infringement battle against bookmaker William Hill following a judgment handed down by the British Court of Appeal s this week.

Full Story: William Hill Loses Appeal Against 32red Trademark Ruling »

DOJ OPINION A CURVE BALL FOR BONO MACK SUB-COMMITTEE (Update)

25th January, 2012 at 03:09:15
Next sub-committee hearing likely to feature DOJ

House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on Manufacturing's Chairwoman Mary Bono Mack (R-Calif.) has spoken out on the U.S. Department of Justice's reversal of its opinion on The Wire Act saying it "created considerable uncertainty for the legal future of online gambling".

Full Story: Doj Opinion A Curve Ball For Bono Mack Sub-committee (update) »

RESTRUCTURE OF SCIPLAY EXPANDS SCOPE (Update)

25th January, 2012 at 03:09:15
Arrangement affords both parties greater flexibility

The news broken earlier this week of a rumoured restructure of Scientific Games and Playtech joint venture SciPlay saw Scientific Games share-price fall by 10 percent on Monday but the companies, who backed-up the industry speculation with a formal announcement, believe that the restructure expands SciPlay's scope (see previous report).

Full Story: Restructure Of Sciplay Expands Scope (update) »