Gambling News 02nd February, 2012

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AMAYA GAMING DEAL ON CRYPTOLOGIC PROGRESSES (Update)

02nd February, 2012 at 11:00:00
Offer values veteran online gambling software developer at $35.8 million

It appears that the due diligence phase of Amaya Gaming's intended acquisition of Cryptologic (see previous reports) has been successful; the Montreal-based gaming group announced Thursday that it has struck a deal to buy up the remaining shares it does not already own of the gambling software maker with an offer that values Cryptologic at about US$ 35.8 million.

Full Story: Amaya Gaming Deal On Cryptologic Progresses (update) »

EVOLUTION ENTERS THE DUTCH LIVE DEALER SECTOR

02nd February, 2012 at 09:17:50
Deal with Oranje Casino is a Dutch first

Live dealer technology and services provider Evolution Gaming has inked its first Dutch deal with the Oranje Casino.com, for which it will provide services from two fully localised, dedicated live casino tables staffed by native speaking Dutch dealers.

Full Story: Evolution Enters The Dutch Live Dealer Sector »

ALDERNEY REGULATOR ESTABLISHES TIES WITH ONTARIO REGULATOR

02nd February, 2012 at 09:17:50
Memorandum of Understanding signed with Canadian provincial authority as plans to licence online gambling gather momentum

When Canada's most populous province, Ontario, becomes the nation's third to licence online gambling later this year, the Alderney Gambling Control Commission will have a foot in the collaboration door following a Memorandum of Understanding signed this week with the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario.

Full Story: Alderney Regulator Establishes Ties With Ontario Regulator »

TESTING COMPANY OPENS SPANISH OFFICE

02nd February, 2012 at 09:17:50
GLI stakes a claim to the testing sector in Spain's new gambling dispensation

The independent testing company Gaming Laboratories International has opened its newest laboratory location in Sant Cugat, Spain, near Barcelona, becoming an early services supplier in the newly liberalised gambling market in that country.

Full Story: Testing Company Opens Spanish Office »

WE WERE JUST A MEGAUPLOAD ADVERTISER, SAYS PARTY GAMING

02nd February, 2012 at 03:50:55
Puzzling why DoJ chose to single online gambling company out for mention in 72 page indictment.

The US Department of Justice copyright action against the Hong Kong-based giant file sharing site Megaupload.com has thrown up some interesting associated questions, among them why internet gambling company Party Gaming was singled out by the enforcement agency for mention in the 72 page indictment when it was, like other companies, simply an advertiser on the site.

Full Story: We Were Just A Megaupload Advertiser, Says Party Gaming »

REPEAL OF WASHINGTON DC LEGALISATION BILL APPEARS LIKELY (Update)

02nd February, 2012 at 03:50:55
Council Finance and Revenue Committee progresses proposed repeal of online gambling legalisation act.

With political opinion increasingly swinging to the negative on concerns over the way in which it was presented to lawmakers (see previous reports), it appears likely that Washington DC's thirteen-month-old law legalising online gambling is headed for repeal.

Full Story: Repeal Of Washington Dc Legalisation Bill Appears Likely (update) »

CONNECTICUT CONTROVERSY OVER ONLINE GAMBLING

02nd February, 2012 at 03:50:55
Governor faces some tough opposition as internet gambling debate continues

Connecticut governor Dannel Malloy may see the inevitability of legalised online gambling (see previous reports) but he is facing some tough opposition to the concept from Republican politicians in the state.

Full Story: Connecticut Controversy Over Online Gambling »