Gambling News 30th March, 2012

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EVOLUTION LIVE CASINO FOR STARGAMES

30th March, 2012 at 14:44:33
Live dealer provider's recently awarded Malta Class 4 Licence sealed the deal

In an agreement inked this week, Evolution Gaming will provide Live Casino services for Malta-licenced online gaming operator StarGames.com.

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JAXX TO REBRAND TO STAR PERFORMER MYBET (Update)

30th March, 2012 at 14:44:33
Focus on sportsbetting, casino and poker in current Fiscal year

Following the announcement of strong growth in consolidated revenue for its 2011 fiscal year driven by the company's myBet brand and the intended divestment of its lottery business (see previous report), JAXX SE will rebrand to myBet Holding SE.

Full Story: Jaxx To Rebrand To Star Performer Mybet (update) »

ZYNGA ACQUIRES MOBILE DEVELOPER OMGPOP

30th March, 2012 at 14:44:33
Blockbuster mobile social game and portfolio of others snapped up

Social gaming giant Zynga acquired New York-based social game developer OMGPOP, the creators of the cult hit mobile game " Draw Something " and an additional 35 social games, for $210 Million, this month (March).

Full Story: Zynga Acquires Mobile Developer Omgpop »

BWIN.PARTY WILL DO ITS OWN THING ON SOCIAL GAMING

30th March, 2012 at 09:30:44
Joint CEO Teufelberger reveals that his company has already started putting together a dedicated business unit

One of the more interesting nuggets of information to emerge from the post-results press conference with Bwin.Party execs this week was the giant betting group's strategy for involvement in the burgeoning field of social network gambling.

Full Story: Bwin.party Will Do Its Own Thing On Social Gaming »

SPORTSBET AND BETFAIR LOSE OUT IN NEW SOUTH WALES COURT RULING

30th March, 2012 at 09:30:44
High Court appeal on racing fees fails

Horseracing officials in New South Wales were jubilant Thursday when an appeal against the imposition of racing fees by internet bookies Sportsbet and Betfair failed.

Full Story: Sportsbet And Betfair Lose Out In New South Wales Court Ruling »

RANK PLC APPOINTS NEW DIRECTOR

30th March, 2012 at 09:30:44
The Rt. Hon. Sir Richard Needham (Earl of Kilmorey) joins the board as an independent non-executive director.

The UK land and online gambling company Rank Group plc has announced the appointment of the Rt. Hon. Sir Richard Needham (Earl of Kilmorey) to the board as an independent non-executive director with effect from 1 May 2012.

Full Story: Rank Plc Appoints New Director »

BETFRED MOBILE LOTTERY PRODUCT

30th March, 2012 at 05:40:45
More emphasis on mobile channel

Bookmaker Betfred has launched a new lottery service this week through its mobile platform.

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LEROY'S APP FOR IPAD

30th March, 2012 at 05:40:45
Another mobile platform under its belt

Nevada-based Leroy's Sportsbook, owned by American Wagering, Inc., has received approval from the Nevada Gaming Control Board (NGCB) for the release of its Leroy's App for Apple iPad.

Full Story: Leroy's App For Ipad »

FURTHER DELAYS FOR SCHLESWIG HOLSTEIN INTERNET GAMBLING LICENSES?

30th March, 2012 at 02:34:57
EC approval of monitoring ordnance could take three months...and there's another political election in May

The path to sensibly regulated and licensed online gambling in Schleswig Holstein appears to have taken another unexpected turn with the news that licensing of what has been described as "many sports betting and gaming applicants" could be delayed by another three months.

Full Story: Further Delays For Schleswig Holstein Internet Gambling Licenses? »

TRADE ASSOCIATION URGES ONTARIO TO REGULATE INTERNET GAMBLING (Update)

30th March, 2012 at 02:34:57
A firm government policy will provide legal clarity, enhance player protection and generate revenues, says the Interactive Gaming Council

The non-profit, online gambling trade association, Interactive Gaming Council, has urged the Canadian province of Ontario to take a firm decision on the regulation and licensing of online gambling in the interests of legal clarity, enhanced player protection and the generation of tax revenues.

Full Story: Trade Association Urges Ontario To Regulate Internet Gambling (update) »

A FRESH MODEL FOR SOCIAL SPORTS BETTING

30th March, 2012 at 02:34:57
The founders of GrabFan claim legal safety for new sports prediction enterprise

American entrepreneur Steve Smith, co-founder and CEO of a new social gaming online enterprise branded GrabFan, is confident that he has achieved both US legality and a winning business model with his concept, which he describes as a mobile social sports gaming app that will allow users to create real-time sports predictions using a virtual currency. The virtual currency is then redeemable for real rewards.

Full Story: A Fresh Model For Social Sports Betting »

CRYPTOLOGIC ACQUISITION LATEST (Update)

30th March, 2012 at 02:34:57
Amaya gains support from shareholders and extends offer to April 18

The acquisition of industry software veteran Cryptologic by the Montreal-based Amaya Gaming may be taking some time, but progress is being made, according to a statement released by the two companies Thursday, which reveals that the offer has been extended again to April 18, and that it is wholly unconditional.

Full Story: Cryptologic Acquisition Latest (update) »

AUSSIE COURT DECISION ON RACING FEES FOR BOOKIES APPLAUDED BY TABCORP

30th March, 2012 at 02:34:57
High Court ruling on NSW race fields fees will impose a turnover based fee on wagering operators.

The major Australian gambling group Tabcorp has welcomed the New South Wales Race Fields decisions handed down this week by the High Court, which ruled in favour of Racing NSW's and Harness Racing NSW's race fields fee conditions, imposing a turnover based fee on wagering operators that could impact online companies like Sportsbet and Betfair.

Full Story: Aussie Court Decision On Racing Fees For Bookies Applauded By Tabcorp »