Gambling News 23rd May, 2012

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NEW SWISS FREE ONLINE CASINO

23rd May, 2012 at 14:40:58
Establishing an online presence in the hope of future legalisation

Despite the prohibition of operating and advertising real money online casinos in Switzerland, The Swiss Casinos Group launched a free to play online casino into the Swiss market this week, effectively laying the foundation for real-money play should legal reform come about.

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ONLINE SPORTS BETTING LAUNCHES TO U.S. CUSTOMERS

23rd May, 2012 at 14:40:58
No money wagering for points to win prizes

A free sports betting website from the Delmar, New York-based Five1Eight Internet Media LLC debuted this week.

Full Story: Online Sports Betting Launches To U.s. Customers »

MORE LICENCE AWARDS FROM SCHLESWIG-HOLSTEIN

23rd May, 2012 at 10:34:30
Seven sports betting licences awarded, another 24 applications under review

The Interior Ministry of Schleswig-Holstein awarded another four licences to private sportsbetting providers today.

Full Story: More Licence Awards From Schleswig-holstein »

NEW EXEC APPOINTMENTS AT PADDY POWER

23rd May, 2012 at 10:34:30
Appointments necessitated by increase size of group

A number of senior management appointments were announced by Paddy Power Chairman Nigel Northridge today (Wednesday).

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IGT TO PROVIDE ONLINE GAMBLING CONTENT TO ESPACEJEUX

23rd May, 2012 at 10:34:30
Four top games in first phase of agreement with Loto-Quebec

The US land and online gambling content developer, International Game Technology, has inked a games supply deal with Loto-Quebec for use on its Montreal-based online casino EspaceJeux.com.

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BRIGHT FUTURE FOR MOBILE AND SOCIAL GAMBLING

23rd May, 2012 at 10:34:30
Latest Juniper study predicts revenues at $100 billion by 2017

The respected business information firm Juniper Research says that a surge in social gambling activity, along with the introduction of intrastate casino and lottery services in the US, will help push global annual wagers via mobile handsets and tablets to $100 billion by 2017, up from just under $20 billion last year.

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BWIN SECURES FIRST SCHLESWIG-HOLSTEIN LICENCE

23rd May, 2012 at 10:34:30
One down, two to go

bwin.party Di gital Entertainment has cause for celebration with the award today of an online sports betting operator licence from the Minister of Interior in Schleswig-Holstein.

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WORLDLINK PARTOUCHE TIE UP

23rd May, 2012 at 10:34:30
Gaming platform alongside betting service

In the news again following a deal with Napdaq (see previous report), Worldlink Group has entered into a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding with Partouche Interactive that will see Partouche become the firm's gaming partner.

Full Story: Worldlink Partouche Tie Up »

DEQ TAKES EZ BACCARAT SOCIAL

23rd May, 2012 at 05:19:20
Expansion into online environment

A collaboration between the Talisman Group and table game technology provider DEQ Systems Corp. has seen the launch of DEQ's EZ Baccarat as a free-play app in the social gaming environment.

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ONLINE SPORTSBETTING RING ARRESTS IN NEW JERSEY

23rd May, 2012 at 03:25:24
13 alleged mob members face prosecution for running sports betting through a Costa Rica website

Hitting the headlines on the publication Philly.com Tuesday was the arrest of 13 alleged members of the Genovese crime family by the FBI, accused of running a multi-million sports betting enterprise through a website, Beteagle.com, in Costa Rica.

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COULD COLORADO BE ABOUT TO JOIN THE ONLINE GAMBLING GOLD RUSH?

23rd May, 2012 at 03:25:24
Land casino trade body expects to see a legalisation bill before the Legislature next year

It appears from an interview published in CardPlayer Tuesday that the trade body representing land casino interests in Colorado, the Colorado Gaming Association, has ambitions to introduce an online gambling legalisation bill to the state Legislature next year.

Full Story: Could Colorado Be About To Join The Online Gambling Gold Rush? »

ASIAN PUNTERS THE ATTRACTION FOR A RUSSIAN CASINO IN VLADIVOSTOK

23rd May, 2012 at 03:25:24
Grand plans for remote industrial city

There are ambitious plans afoot for one of the four remote areas designated by the Russian government as legalised gambling areas (see previous reports), with avid Chinese gamblers the main target for a major gambling resort complex in the largely industrial and naval city of Vladivostok, a two-hour flight from South Korea and Japan.

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PROBE ON INTERNET SPORTS BETTING SITE FAILURE CONFIRMED

23rd May, 2012 at 03:25:24
Australia Capital Territory's Ombudsman confirms investigation into gambling authority

The gambling authority of the Australian Capital Territory is under investigation over its role in the multi-million dollar collapse of online betting enterprise Sports Alive last year, says the Canberra Times.

Full Story: Probe On Internet Sports Betting Site Failure Confirmed »

ANOTHER ATTACK ON P.A.S.P.A?

23rd May, 2012 at 03:25:24
New York Senator wants legalised sports betting

If state Senator Tony Avella has his way, New York will soon join those states that seek to overturn or bypass the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992, which restricts sportsbetting to just four states and is facing possible challenges by New Jersey and other states.

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