Gambling News 17th February, 2012

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GOAL.COM SIGNS PADDY POWER

17th February, 2012 at 09:03:19
Bookmaking partnership with football website

Irish gambling firm Paddy Power has entered into a partnership deal with digital sports media business PERFORM's football website Goal.com as its latest bookmaking partner.

Full Story: Goal.com Signs Paddy Power »

KOREAN ONLINE GAMBLING NETWORK BUST

17th February, 2012 at 09:03:19
Head of operation on the run

Korean and Thai authorities cracked down on an illegal internet gambling operation this week, arresting three male Koreans in their twenties.

Full Story: Korean Online Gambling Network Bust »

SVENSKA SPEL TO REVIEW OFFERINGS

17th February, 2012 at 09:03:19
Delivers below overall market growth

State-owned Swedish gaming operator Svenska Spel has announced a review of its current offerings following its 2011 fiscal report showcasing 5 percent growth in profit over 2010 amounting to $5.0007 billion and a 0.7 percent increase in net gaming revenue.

Full Story: Svenska Spel To Review Offerings »

UNIBET SEEKING AGENCY FOR GBP2M AD ACCOUNT

17th February, 2012 at 09:03:19
Swedish-owned online gambling firm calling for pitches

Unibet is reportedly in a bid to secure a new advertising agency to handle its GBP 2 million UK advertising account.

Full Story: Unibet Seeking Agency For Gbp2m Ad Account »

RAY DELIVERS RECORD RESULTS

17th February, 2012 at 09:03:19
Internet gambling exceeds expectations in first full year results

Finland 's Raha-automaattiyhdistys (RAY), a state owned gambling monopoly whose proceeds go to domestic charities and social welfare projects, has released record results for its 2011 financial year.

Full Story: Ray Delivers Record Results »

BETFAIR IN GREYHOUND SPONSORSHIP

17th February, 2012 at 09:03:19
New sponsor and subsequent increase in prize money

Online betting exchange Betfair has become the new sponsor of Irish greyhound race "the Shelbourne 600 " in a deal signed with the Irish Greyhound Board (IGB) and Shelbourne Park race course.

Full Story: Betfair In Greyhound Sponsorship »

CANADA SPORTS BETTING MOVES CLOSER (Update)

17th February, 2012 at 00:54:10
Comartin bill to receive a third Parliamentary reading soon.

It's a slow and tortuous political path, but a proposal to legalise single game sports betting in Canada has been quietly making progress over the past few months, and this week passed a key committee stage that has forwarded the bill for a parliamentary third reading before going to the Canadian Senate.

Full Story: Canada Sports Betting Moves Closer (update) »