Gambling News 29th March, 2012

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DELAWARE LOOKING AT INTERNET GAMBLING

29th March, 2012 at 10:47:35
Online lottery, casino games and mobile offering proposed

The expansion of gambling in the U.S. State of Delaware is a hot topic this week following a plan revealed by Governor Jack Markell's administration at a weekly leadership meeting Tuesday that proposes some reduction in land casino taxes, replacing this revenue with other gambling modifications that include internet gambling.

Full Story: Delaware Looking At Internet Gambling »

COMPLICATIONS ON CAMPOS GUILT PLEA (Update)

29th March, 2012 at 10:47:35
New York judge wants an explanation for DoJ accepting guilt pleas...and the prosecution appears to have doubts about winning.

One of the Black Friday indictees, John Campos, expecting to enter a guilty plea before a New York judge Wednesday (see previous reports) found that complications have arisen.

Full Story: Complications On Campos Guilt Plea (update) »

RANK GROUP HALTS TALKS ON GALA CORAL ACQUISITION (Update)

29th March, 2012 at 10:47:35
Best interests of Rank shareholders not served by present proposals

The proposed acquisition by UK online and land gambling group Rank plc of rival Gala Coral is off the table, a statement from Rank revealed Thursday.

Full Story: Rank Group Halts Talks On Gala Coral Acquisition (update) »

LADBROKES IN INTERNET GAMBLING SOFTWARE DEAL WITH OPENBET

29th March, 2012 at 10:18:15
UK land and online gambling group renews its association with software provider

The UK online and land betting group Ladbrokes plc confirmed Thursday that it has renewed its association with software provider Openbet, inking a new long-running software supply agreement.

Full Story: Ladbrokes In Internet Gambling Software Deal With Openbet »

INDIANA TO JOIN THE ONLINE LOTTERY RUSH (Update)

29th March, 2012 at 10:18:15
Hoosier Lottery officials investigating the possibilities

With neighbours Illinois already involved in an online lottery pilot program, the pressure is on for Indiana's Hoosier Lottery to develop an internet presence, and officials this week confirmed that an investigation into the possibilities of using the internet for ticket sales has commenced.

Full Story: Indiana To Join The Online Lottery Rush (update) »

THREE FIRMS SHORTLISTED FOR GREEK ONLINE GAMBLING

29th March, 2012 at 10:18:15
GTech, Playtech and Intralot chosen as possible short list suppliers to OPAP

The giant Greek betting firm OPAP has shortlisted software firms GTech, Playtech and Intralot to provide services as part of its plan to expand into online betting, its chief executive revealed Thursday.

Full Story: Three Firms Shortlisted For Greek Online Gambling »

NEW INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT EXEC FOR LADBROKES?

29th March, 2012 at 10:18:15
South African-born senior manager in line for senior post in international business development.

Rumours sweeping the industry Wednesday were that 35-year Ladbrokes veteran and head of the betting company's international business development affairs, Kevin Hopgood is to strike out on his own in the consulting world.

Full Story: New International Development Exec For Ladbrokes? »

THE EARLY BIRD CATCHES BETVICTOR'S ACCOUNT

29th March, 2012 at 10:18:15
Online gambling firm is looking for the right advertising agency

BetVictor, the new brand representing gambling group Victor Chandler's internet activity, has engaged advertising appointment agency Oystercatchers in its search for a new home for its well-funded advertising account.

Full Story: The Early Bird Catches Betvictor's Account »

WILLIAM HILL EXTENDS LIVE DEALER OFFERING

29th March, 2012 at 10:18:15
Roulette and Blackjack Live now available in Italy

William Hill plc extended its live dealer offering to Italian players Wednesday, announcing the launch of a more extensive, rich and real gaming experience on its live dealer casino through the addition of Roulette Live and BlackJack Live.

Full Story: William Hill Extends Live Dealer Offering »

PANDA-ERING TO THE ONLINE PUNTER

29th March, 2012 at 10:18:15
OMI Gaming's new mobile slot launched

Mobile gamblers using devices compatible with the iOS, Android or Windows platforms will soon be able to enjoy a spin on the slots following the launch by OMI Gaming of its new 5 reel, 30 Ways to Win slot Benny the Panda.

Full Story: Panda-ering To The Online Punter »