Gambling News 21st March, 2012

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RGA DEEMS BETTING INTEGRITY SEMINAR CONSTRUCTIVE

21st March, 2012 at 14:47:31
Stakeholders will subscribe to an agreed Statement of Intent

The Betting Integrity Stakeholder Seminar held in London Tuesday was hailed as informative and constructive by the Remote Gambling Association and attendees from the UK Gambling Commission, Olympic authorities and the betting industry.

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NEW SIDE GAME FROM WORLD MATCH

21st March, 2012 at 14:47:31
Mini Blackjack side game launched

Malta-licenced developer World Match has released a mini Blackjack side game that it says retains the features of its original Black Jack: Double, Split and Insurance despite its diminished size.

Full Story: New Side Game From World Match »

SKY VEGAS DEBUTS MONKEY BUSINESS (Update)

21st March, 2012 at 14:47:31
Pays out GBP 17 million in first week of release

" Monkey Business ", a 5-reel, 20 payline slot launched exclusively at Sky Vegas this week.

Full Story: Sky Vegas Debuts Monkey Business (update) »

OPAP QUARTERLY PROFIT FALLS (Update)

21st March, 2012 at 14:47:31
Greek gambling firm's woes continue

Partially state-owned Greek gambling firm OPAP turned in disappointing quarterly figures reporting a 21 percent drop in its quarterly profit which was attributed to less gambling due to austerity measures instituted in the debt-laden country which have led to wage cuts and tax hikes.

Full Story: Opap Quarterly Profit Falls (update) »

BULGARIA GAMBLING COMMISSION BITES

21st March, 2012 at 14:47:31
Takes action against activity outside of regulatory boundaries

The Bulgarian State Commission on Gambling has taken mobile operator Cosmo Bulgaria Mobile (Globul) to court over a question and answer game played via text messaging over a four month period in 2009 and won.

Full Story: Bulgaria Gambling Commission Bites »

UK CONFIRMS INTENTION TO TAX REMOTE GAMBLING

21st March, 2012 at 11:23:16
But the offshore industry could have a little elbow room before implementation

British Chancellor George Osborne made it official in his budget speech this afternoon - online gambling is defined as taking place at the point of consumption, and offshore operators accessing the British market can expect secondary licensing and taxation.

Full Story: Uk Confirms Intention To Tax Remote Gambling »

BIG CASINO CLOSES AMID CONFUSION

21st March, 2012 at 11:23:16
Players left in the dark for six days

Last Friday online players at Big Casino.com, a Viaden-powered operation licensed on the Isle of Man, reported that the depositing facility on the website was inoperable, although all other services appeared to be working.

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TOP GAMBLING MARKETER JOINS KENILWORTH'S MOBILE INITIATIVE

21st March, 2012 at 11:23:16
George Hedrick appointed executive managing director of Kenilworth subsidiary KenSysCo Gaming, Inc.

Kenilworth Systems Corp. has announced the addition of veteran casino executive George Hedrick to the management team as Executive Managing Director of Kenilworth subsidiary KenSysCo Gaming, Inc.

Full Story: Top Gambling Marketer Joins Kenilworth's Mobile Initiative »

LADBROKES AND PMU BELGIAN TIE-UP

21st March, 2012 at 08:28:37
Expanded horse race pool betting service for Belgian punters

An extension to an agreement signed last year between French operator Pari Mutuel Urbain (PMU) and Ladbrokes has culminated in the launch of an International horse race pool betting service through Ladbrokes' Belgian betting shops.

Full Story: Ladbrokes And Pmu Belgian Tie-up »

BODOG EXITS SPANISH MARKET (Update)

21st March, 2012 at 08:28:37
From the U.S. to Europe...

Ahead of the implementation of new Spanish online gambling regulations and the issuing of licencing to approved applicants, Bodog Europe has withdrawn from the market

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ILLINOIS FIRST TO OFFER ONLINE LOTTERY TICKET SALES

21st March, 2012 at 04:22:57
March 25 is launch date for new service

Illinois will become the first state in the US to sell lottery tickets on the Internet come March 25, reports the The State Journal-Register newspaper.

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SPORTS BETTING THE FASTEST GROWING SECTOR IN AUSSIE GAMBLING

21st March, 2012 at 04:22:57
Latest study shows average annual growth over last five years is 14.7 percent

The availability of online and mobile technology has contributed significantly to sports betting becoming the fastest growing sector in Australian gambling, The Age newspaper reported Tuesday.

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ONLINE GAMBLING FIRM TO UP ITS GAME WITH VIDEOSTREAMING ACQUISITION

21st March, 2012 at 04:22:57
2UP Gaming plc to acquire European video streaming specialist Streamark

The Queensland-based Australian listed online gaming and entertainment company 2UP Gaming plc has inked a memorandum of understanding to acquire European based video streaming business Streamark.

Full Story: Online Gambling Firm To Up Its Game With Videostreaming Acquisition »

TECHNOLOGY SUMMIT DRAWS MAJOR LAND COMPANIES

21st March, 2012 at 04:22:57
Focus will be on interactive and internet technology in key Nevada conference

More evidence has emerged of the intense interest in online and mobile gambling currently being shown by US land gambling companies.

Full Story: Technology Summit Draws Major Land Companies »

AUSSIE ONLINE GAMBLING ENTREPRENEUR TO GIVE EVIDENCE IN U.S COURT (Update)

21st March, 2012 at 04:22:57
Tzvetkoff due to resurface soon

Former Aussie e-processing high-flyer turned state witness and informant, Daniel Tzvetkoff, will come out of hiding next month to give evidence in the April 9 New York trial of his erstwhile Las Vegas-based business partner, Chad Elie, and a Utah banker, John Campos, reports the Australian newspaper The Age.

Full Story: Aussie Online Gambling Entrepreneur To Give Evidence In U.s Court (update) »