Gambling News 03rd April, 2012

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ONLINE GAMBLING IDENTITY THIEF CONVICTED

03rd April, 2012 at 13:30:42
London man scored almost GBP 80,000 using fraudulent passports, identity cards and false utility bills

A London court fired a warning shot this week against online punters who employ false identities and documents in order to register at online casinos.

Full Story: Online Gambling Identity Thief Convicted »

DOG FIGHTING GOES ONLINE

03rd April, 2012 at 13:30:42
Police break up an online gambling ring that videostreamed dog fights to punters.

Over the weekend police in San Pablo City, Philippines arrested seven South Koreans and rescued up to 300 dogs - many of them badly hurt - that had been forced to fight in a 'live dealer' version of the cruel sport.

Full Story: Dog Fighting Goes Online »

PROBLEM GAMBLER ASSISTANCE GOES ONLINE

03rd April, 2012 at 13:30:42
Ontario organisation launches online self-help tools

The Problem Gambling Institute of Ontario at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health launched a new weapon in the war against addictive gambling Tuesday - online self-help tools.

Full Story: Problem Gambler Assistance Goes Online »

SPEEDING UP LIVE DEALER ACTION

03rd April, 2012 at 13:30:42
Vision247 claims it has cracked the issues of time delay in live video transmissions

Live dealer providers will no doubt be studying a new product from UK company Vision247, which claims it has cracked the issues of time delay in live video transmissions with the launch of a new low latency service which reduces the delay in HLS (HTTP live streaming), the de facto delivery protocol for streaming broadcast content to any device over the internet.

Full Story: Speeding Up Live Dealer Action »

LVFH LAUNCHES NEW SOCIAL WAGERING PRODUCT (Update)

03rd April, 2012 at 13:30:42
Real Vegas Casino now live on Facebook

After weeks of hype, Las Vegas From Home finally launched its Real Vegas Casino social wagering product on Facebook Tuesday.

Full Story: Lvfh Launches New Social Wagering Product (update) »

CONTROVERSY OVER MOROCCAN PROPOSALS TO BAN TELEVISED GAMBLING

03rd April, 2012 at 13:30:42
Clashes loom over religious implications, and the possibility of a total ban

The new Moroccan Telecommunications Minister, Mustapha al-Khalfi, has created something of a political and religious uproar in the country with his desire to ban all live television transmission of gambling, with critics objecting to what they view as the Islamisation of the media.

Full Story: Controversy Over Moroccan Proposals To Ban Televised Gambling »

TOP LAWYERS HIRED BY ONLINE GAMBLING ENTREPRENEUR

03rd April, 2012 at 13:30:42
Calvin Ayre could be about to put up a stiff fight against US charges of money laundering

Industry observers appear torn between two possible motives behind internet gambling entrepreneur Calvin Ayre's disclosure this week that he has hired top legal guns Barry and Stuart Slotnick to defend him against money laundering charges in the United States.

Full Story: Top Lawyers Hired By Online Gambling Entrepreneur »

NEW JERSEY SENATE COMMITTEE APPROVES ONLINE GAMBLING BILL

03rd April, 2012 at 13:30:42
One abstention, 11 positive votes in committee stage

New Jersey Senator Ray Lesniak's latest bid to legalise online gambling in New Jersey received a major boost Tuesday when a Senate committee approved it by 11 votes to one abstention for a full Senate vote.

Full Story: New Jersey Senate Committee Approves Online Gambling Bill »

U.S. CASINO MOGUL INTERESTED IN 888.COM

03rd April, 2012 at 06:49:38
"We're talking to a number of parties in the US," internet gambling firm spokesman confirms.

Coming on the heels of April Fools Day, reports in the Times newspaper this week that American casino mogul Donald Trump was negotiating with 888.com on internet poker possibilities, were understandably treated with some caution; but it now appears that the reports were genuine.

Full Story: U.s. Casino Mogul Interested In 888.com »

C.E.O. DEPARTS CRYPTOLOGIC GROUP

03rd April, 2012 at 06:49:38
As Amaya moves in, Gavagan makes room

Amaya Gaming's takeover of internet gambling software provider Cryptologic entered a new phase this week with the departure of Crypto's chairman and interim chief executive officer, David Gavagan, and his replacement by Amaya's CEO David Baazov as the company's control of Cryptologic stock reached 80.79 percent.

Full Story: C.e.o. Departs Cryptologic Group »

SPAIN - NO LICENSES UNTIL MID-JUNE

03rd April, 2012 at 01:50:59
Straight from the horse's mouth....

The director general of the Spanish online gambling regulator, Enrique Alejo, reportedly told a Spanish gaming conference last week that processing the 59 applications for licenses for the Spanish market will take more time than anticipated....perhaps until mid-June this year....due to rigorous requirements the regulators are tasked with enforcing.

Full Story: Spain - No Licenses Until Mid-june »

ANOTHER DEFENDANT CHARGED IN MISSOURI GRAND JURY GAMBLING PROBE (Update)

03rd April, 2012 at 01:50:59
76-year-old Las Vegas and former Joplin resident named in internet sports betting charges

The Missouri Grand Jury investigation into internet sports betting (see previous report) has unsealed the indictment on a third man following a joint FBI and Internal Revenue Service probe, reports the Joplin Globe.

Full Story: Another Defendant Charged In Missouri Grand Jury Gambling Probe (update) »