Gambling News 12th April, 2012

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NEW ONLINE CARD GAME FROM WORLD MATCH

12th April, 2012 at 11:56:13
Casino Hold'em has the same dynamics as Texas Hold'em...but pits the player against the casino

Online gambling games developer World Match has released its latest offering, a card game dubbed Casino Hold'em which has the same dynamics as Texas Hold'em but, instead pits the player against the casino.

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CARAT WINS LUCRATIVE ONLINE GAMBLING CONTRACT

12th April, 2012 at 08:35:42
GBP 7 million Rank Interactive contract clinched

Rank Interactive, the gaming company that owns internet gambling operational brands Blue Square, Mecca Bingo and Grosvenor Casinos, has appointed advertising company Carat to handle its GBP 7 million media planning and buying account, reports Brand Republic.

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ECOGRA TESTING ACCREDITATION FOR INTERNET GAMBLING UPGRADED

12th April, 2012 at 08:35:42
Latest ISO accreditation empowers eCOGRA to test for the Danish online gambling market

The independent testing and standards company eCOGRA has successfully completed a rigorous assessment by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service to achieve an extension to its International Organisation for Standardisation ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accreditation.

Full Story: Ecogra Testing Accreditation For Internet Gambling Upgraded »

MEDIACORP SELLS UNDERPERFORMING INTERNET SUBSIDIARIES

12th April, 2012 at 08:35:42
Trading update reveals that Onthebox and Forexspace have been disposed of for a total of GBP 250,000

Sarah Vincent, chief executive officer of UK internet media and gambling company Media Corp, revealed in a trading update this week that the company has shed underperforming publishing subsidiaries Onthebox and Forexspace, along with the domains associated with them, for a total of GBP 250,000.

Full Story: Mediacorp Sells Underperforming Internet Subsidiaries »

ITALIAN ONLINE GAMBLING NUMBERS IMPROVE

12th April, 2012 at 03:17:23
Internet gambling revenues up 21 percent overall in February, regulator reports.

More detail is now available on the February revenue results from the Italian market (see previous report).

Full Story: Italian Online Gambling Numbers Improve »

UTAH GOVERNOR URGES FEDERAL LEADERS TO OPPOSE ONLINE GAMBLING LEGALISATION

12th April, 2012 at 03:17:23
Governor Gary Herbert says gambling law is a state prerogative

Having already outlawed any possibility of legalised online gambling in his home state of Utah (see previous reports), state governor Gary Herbert extended his opposition this week by writing to Congressional leaders, urging them to halt federal initiatives aimed at legalising the pastime.

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SPORTS INTERACTION LAUNCHES MOBILE GAMBLING FACILITY

12th April, 2012 at 03:17:23
Playtech powers new mobile casino offering

Early reports from punters using the recently launched Sports Interaction mobile casino suggest that the latest addition to its suite of internet gambling genres is going to be a crowd-puller, according to spokesman Kevin Manning.

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CYPRUS POLICE IN RAID ON INTERNET GAMBLING PREMISES

12th April, 2012 at 03:17:23
15 computer systems seized

Early reports by the Cyprus Mail indicate that local police last (Wednesday) night raided two premises suspected of facilitating online gambling.

Full Story: Cyprus Police In Raid On Internet Gambling Premises »