Gambling News 27th March, 2012

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SPORTINGBET FIGHTS SPANISH ONLINE GAMBLING INJUNCTION (Update)

27th March, 2012 at 11:50:18
Claims that erroneous information was presented to the Court in a blatant attempt to disrupt the market.

Sportingbet plc took to the media Tuesday to protest against a Spanish injunction and serve notice that it intended to launch a judicial appeal in Spain.

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AN ACT OF KINDNESS AND GENEROSITY BY AN ONLINE CASINO

27th March, 2012 at 11:50:18
32Red steps in to assist disabled burglary victim

A disabled online gambler in the UK who was depressed after a burglary cleaned her out last week had her spirits lifted Monday by a generous gift from the management and staff of the 32Red online casino.

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CONSULTING THE PLAYERS

27th March, 2012 at 11:50:18
WinADay casino players on Facebook choose 'pet' theme for new slot game

WinADay Casino.com is consulting with players on Facebook on the development of its next online casino game, the company revealed Tuesday.

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A STEP TOWARD REGULATORY HARMONISATION IN ONLINE GAMBLING?

27th March, 2012 at 03:12:53
French regulator reveals a new spirit of understanding between France, Italy, Spain and Britain

Top French online gambling regulator and president of ARJEL, Jean-Francois Vilotte, reportedly revealed at a French conference this week that his organisation may soon enter into a memorandum of understanding with Italian regulator AAMS, British counterpart the UK Gambling Commission and Spain's National Gambling Commission.

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GAMBLING COMMISSION TO STAY WITHIN DCMS

27th March, 2012 at 03:12:53
British government department denies rumours of a switch in ministerial responsibilities

The British government's Department for Culture, Media and Sport has denied rumours circulating earlier this week that ministerial responsibility for the UK Gambling Commission will be switched to another ministry following this year's Olympic Games.

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ONLINE GAMBLING GROUP RELEASES YEAR END REPORT

27th March, 2012 at 03:12:53
888 Holdings delivered a creditable performance in 2011

The publicly listed online gambling group 888 Holdings plc has released its annual financial report for the year ended 31 December 2011.

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APPOINTMENT OF MATTINGLEY AS 888 CEO CONFIRMED (Update)

27th March, 2012 at 03:12:53
After running the group for a year as interim CEO, experienced industry veteran confirmed in the top job

Almost a year ago the sudden departure of 888 Holdings high profile CEO, Gigi Levy, brought about the temporary appointment of Brian Mattingley until a replacement was found.

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SPORTINGBET MAKES LAST PAYMENT TO U.S. GOVERNMENT (Update)

27th March, 2012 at 03:12:53
Final $6 million paid over to clean US slate

The Sportingbet plc international internet gambling group announced Tuesday that it has made its third and final payment of $6 million to the Office of the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, acting on behalf of the United States Department of Justice.

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