Gambling News 01st June, 2012

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AUSSIE COURT FINDS SPORTSBET GUILTY (Update)

01st June, 2012 at 10:24:20
Found to have offered free inducements for opening betting accounts

The long running case in which the Australian State of Victoria's Commission for Gambling and Regulation brought charges against Betfair, International All Sports Limited trading as IASBet.com, Sportsbet and Betezy Limited for offering free inducements to punters for opening betting accounts has ended with Melbourne Magistrate Julian Fitz-Gerald finding Sportsbet and All Sports Limited guilty.

Full Story: Aussie Court Finds Sportsbet Guilty (update) »

LADBROKES SUSPENDS EGAMING EXEC

01st June, 2012 at 04:54:47
Betting-related probe into departmental dealings

The Daily Mail reports the suspension of Ladbrokes' Director of Trading Jon Thompson and the launch of a probe into his department's dealings.

Full Story: Ladbrokes Suspends Egaming Exec »

AYR UNITED AND BODOG EXTEND SPONSORSHIP (Update)

01st June, 2012 at 04:54:47
Win some, lose someâEURŠ

Online gambling brand Bodog has renewed its Scottish Football Club shirt-sponsorship deal with Ayr United for a second season.

Full Story: Ayr United And Bodog Extend Sponsorship (update) »

AUSSIE ANTI ONLINERS TEAM UP

01st June, 2012 at 04:54:47
Some not totally opposed to gambling but see no need for online expansion

Following the industry buzz around the Australian Government's review on its Interactive Gambling Act, the Federal Opposition has joined forces with vociferous anti-gambling Senator Nick Xenophon.

Full Story: Aussie Anti Onliners Team Up »

MAHJONG iOS APP LAUNCHED

01st June, 2012 at 02:35:11
Mahjong Time extends the reach of its Android offering

Online mahjong specialist Mahjong Time has announced the launch of its Mahjong Time Mobile iOS app for the iPhone and iPad, enabling players to connect to the game from Apple mobile devices.

Full Story: Mahjong Ios App Launched »

NEW JERSEY ONLINE GAMBLING: GOOD NEWS AND BAD (Update)

01st June, 2012 at 02:35:11
Senate approves 'on premises' mobile action, but online gambling may have to wait awhile longer

Thursday produced a mix of good and bad news in the state of New Jersey as politicians again tackled mobile and online gambling issues.

Full Story: New Jersey Online Gambling: Good News And Bad (update) »

SPANISH SURPRISE WILL HARDLY BE WELCOME

01st June, 2012 at 02:35:11
Having gathered in millions from would-be licensees, the Spanish regulator throws in a last-minute hand grenade

Major online gambling companies queuing up to obtain the June 1st operating licenses for the Spanish market probably received a nasty last minute surprise Thursday when regulator Dirección General de Ordenación del Juego 'clarified' that its regulations include the requirement that all licensees purge their Spanish player lists and start from a zero base.

Full Story: Spanish Surprise Will Hardly Be Welcome »

GROWING CONCERNS OVER BOVADA PAYMENT SLOWDOWN

01st June, 2012 at 02:35:11
Can players really be expected to wait 35 days or more for payment?

The difficulties with US payment processing notwithstanding, players across several influential internet message boards are voicing growing concerns about the increasingly long payout times at online casino, sports betting and poker operator Bovada.

Full Story: Growing Concerns Over Bovada Payment Slowdown »