Gambling News 11th March, 2012

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IRISH ONLINE BOOKIES FACE TAX INCREASE

11th March, 2012 at 03:26:43
Newspaper sources claim tax hike to same levels as land bookmakers is imminent

The Sunday Independent newspaper claimed over the weekend that impeccable sources have revealed that online bookmakers operating in Ireland will be liable for the same betting taxes as high-street shops, to allow the horse racing industry to pay for itself.

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UK GAMBLING COMMISSION LAUNCHES PROBE INTO TV 'GAMBLING' SHOWS

11th March, 2012 at 03:26:43
Some of Britain's most popular TV game shows could be forced off the air

The future of some of Britain's most popular television game shows could be at risk following a decision by the UK Gambling Commission to launch a probe into whether such presentations constitute gambling, the Daily Mail reported over the weekend.

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BETSAFE: FINAL PAYMENT MADE BY BETSSON (Update)

11th March, 2012 at 03:26:43
Final payment of Euro 12.5 million effected through issue of new class B shares

The Swedish gambling group Betsson's final payment of Euro 12.5 million for Betsafe (through the acquisition of the holding company Artic Invest AS - see previous reports) has been achieved, the company reported this week.

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