Gambling News 23rd March, 2012

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NET ENTERTAINMENT POSITIVE PERFORMANCE

23rd March, 2012 at 15:28:31
Live Casino to be launched in the second half of the year

Online gambling supplier Net Entertainment delivered its Full Year 2011 results turning in a strong performance and exciting plans for the future.

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ARJEL NOTIFICATIONS

23rd March, 2012 at 15:28:31
Latest approvals for the French online gambling market

French online gambling regulatory body ARJEL has published the following approvals:

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THE END OF THE WEB AS WE KNOW IT?

23rd March, 2012 at 09:38:48
Research reveals a shift in how we get and share information

A new report from Pew Research Centre's Internet and American Life Project at the Imagining Center at Elon University has given an insight into future capabilities and trends when it comes to the use of the internet and the increasing popularity of Apps and the mobile channel.

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UK LOTTERY LAUNCHES MOBILE CHANNEL

23rd March, 2012 at 09:38:48
New version of website now optimised for mobile

Camelot UK Lotteries Limited has launched the UK National Lottery mobile channel allowing players the ability to buy tickets for draw-based games, check results and manage their account while on the move.

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NEW HIGH 5 GAMES SOCIAL SUBSIDIARY

23rd March, 2012 at 09:38:48
Focus on online, mobile and social game development

American game developer High 5 Games (H5G) has announced the development of a social subsidiary that will focus on the development of games for the online, mobile and social markets.

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BIG WIN BLACKJACK FOR IOS

23rd March, 2012 at 09:38:48
Free-to-play Blackjack app with an option to purchase premium content

Mobile developer Mobile Deluxe has augmented its portfolio of free-to-play Solitaire Deluxe and Big Win Slots with the addition of an Apple retina display optimised app titled Big Win Blackjack for iOS.

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PALM BEACH MOVES AGAINST INTERNET CAFES

23rd March, 2012 at 04:33:13
Florida county has a plan to block more internet gambling cafes from opening

In Florida, commissoners in Palm Beach county have voted 5-2 for a plan aimed at blocking new Internet gambling cafes from opening by imposing a year-long moratorium on business licenses for such enterprises.

Full Story: Palm Beach Moves Against Internet Cafes »

WASHINGTON DC AND 21 OTHER STATES MULLING INTERNET GAMBLING OPERATIONS (Update)

23rd March, 2012 at 04:33:13
AGA chief says lottery and poker are on the agendas of many states.

Speaking to the newspaper USA Today on Thursday, American Gaming Association chief Frank Fahrenkopf said that 21 individual US states, along with Washington DC, are considering online lottery sales or other wagering such as internet poker.

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MORE U.S. ONLINE SPORTSBETTING INDICTMENTS

23rd March, 2012 at 04:33:13
Two Missouri men indicted by a federal grand jury

The US Department of Justice may have backed away from its all-inclusive definition of gambling in terms of the Wire Act, but internet sports betting is definitely still a no-no, as two Missouri men found out this week when a federal grand jury in Springfield unsealed indictments against them and they were arrested in Joplin.

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FORMER WORLDSPREADS CHIEF HAS OTHER IRONS IN THE FIRE (Update)

23rd March, 2012 at 04:33:13
Conor Foley holds an 80 percent stake in a new business, the Sporting Circle, set up specifically to target high-rolling sports punters.

According to the Irish Times in a report published Thursday, the founder and former chief exec of disgraced financial spreadbetting company Worldspreads (see previous reports) Conor Foley has other irons in the gambling industry fire.

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FEMALE ONLINE GAMBLER STOLE GBP 230,000 FROM EMPLOYER

23rd March, 2012 at 01:06:40
Leeds accountant convicted on eight counts of fraud

For six years online gambler Kay Fearnley (56) got away with stealing a total of over GBP 230,000 from her employers, a marketing and public relations firm in Headingly, Yorkshire. But then the recession made her employers declare her job as an accounts clerk redundant, and her continuous pilfering of company finances was discovered.

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