Gambling News 22nd February, 2012

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EUROPEAN REGULATORS TO TRY FOR HARMONISED LAWS

22nd February, 2012 at 12:20:08
European Commission acts on 'to do' list from European Parliament

Europe 's diverse range of national online gambling regulators and experts are to come together for the first time under the auspices of the European Commission on February 27.

Full Story: European Regulators To Try For Harmonised Laws »

BOYD BOSS FLEXIBLE ON INTERNET GAMBLING LEGALISATION

22nd February, 2012 at 12:20:08
The preference is federal, but a state-by-state approach will not deter gambling group from entering the market, says CEO

Speaking at an earnings call on Boyd Gaming's Q4-2011 results Tuesday, the US gambling group's CEO Keith Smith talked briefly about the legalisation of online gambling in the United States, and how it may come about.

Full Story: Boyd Boss Flexible On Internet Gambling Legalisation »

TRIBAL CASINOS LAUNCH FIRST U.S. INTRANET GAMBLING

22nd February, 2012 at 12:20:08
Two Native American tribal casinos activate Atlantis's Tribal Gaming Network.

Atlantis Internet Group Corp (ATIG) claimed Tuesday that it made history with its launch of the first form of legal Intranet gaming within the United States. The company signed up the first two Native American tribal casinos for its Tribal Gaming Network.

Full Story: Tribal Casinos Launch First U.s. Intranet Gambling »

BETFRED PAYS OUT ON CURLEY BETS (Update)

22nd February, 2012 at 12:20:08
"Pact of silence" follows negotiated settlement

Readers will recall a major row between Newmarket trainer Barney Curley and Betfred that emerged over the bookmaker's refusal to pay out GBP 823 000 on bets placed by the Curley family in an unprecedented GBP 4 million betting coup towards the middle of last year (see previous reports).

Full Story: Betfred Pays Out On Curley Bets (update) »

BETFAIR AND IOC TEAM UP TO COMBAT ILLEGAL BETTING

22nd February, 2012 at 12:20:08
One of numerous MOU's signed with betting operators

Online betting exchange Betfair and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) in an effort to stamp out illegal betting on the 2012 London Olympics.

Full Story: Betfair And Ioc Team Up To Combat Illegal Betting »

PAF DEPUTY CEO APPOINTED

22nd February, 2012 at 12:20:08
Promotion from within

Finnish gambling monopoly Alands Penningautomatforening (PAF) has appointed Anders Wiklund to replace Thomas Lundberg in the role of deputy chief executive officer.

Full Story: Paf Deputy Ceo Appointed »

BINGO.COM IMPROVES RESULTS

22nd February, 2012 at 12:20:08
But still records sixth consecutive annual loss

Bingo.com, Ltd. presented its unaudited financial results for the fourth quarter 2011 showing an improvement in fortunes following a restructuring but not enough to escape its sixth consecutive annual loss.

Full Story: Bingo.com Improves Results »

UKRAINE TO RESTRICT PROBLEM GAMBLERS CIVIL RIGHTS

22nd February, 2012 at 12:20:08
Amendment to Civil Code to safeguard compulsive gamblers income and/or property

340 of 413 Ukraine Parliament members voted in favour of limiting the civil rights of problem gamblers this week.

Full Story: Ukraine To Restrict Problem Gamblers Civil Rights »

PADDY POWER DEBUTS SMART TV APP

22nd February, 2012 at 04:22:15
Betting from the comfort of your armchair via TV remote

Irish bookmaker Paddy Power has announced the launch of its Paddy Power Smart TV Application enabling customers to browse and place available bets using their TV remote control.

Full Story: Paddy Power Debuts Smart Tv App »

UTAH ANTI-ONLINE GAMBLING BILL MOVES FORWARD (Update)

22nd February, 2012 at 00:48:48
House approves, now it's off to the state Senate

Utah Representative Stephen Sandstrom's bill HB108, which seeks to maintain a total ban on internet gambling in the state, even if there is federal legalisation, was progressed to the Senate Tuesday on a House vote of 61 - 9.

Full Story: Utah Anti-online Gambling Bill Moves Forward (update) »

IOWA POLL STILL AGAINST ONLINE GAMBLING

22nd February, 2012 at 00:48:48
Most recent poll of 800 Iowans finds that 69 percent do not want internet gambling

The most recent regular state poll in Iowa, which sampled 800 adult Iowan opinions, has again delivered a vote against the introduction of online gambling in the state.

Full Story: Iowa Poll Still Against Online Gambling »