Gambling News 07th June, 2012

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ZYNGA HIRES ONLINE GAMBLING LOBBYISTS

07th June, 2012 at 04:58:22
Gaming, Internet gambling, and online privacy to be pursued in Washington DC

Social gaming provider Zynga, Inc., again showed its growing interest in merging gambling and social networking this week with the disclosure of plans filed with the House and Senate in Washington DC that indicated an intention to influence policy areas like gaming, Internet gambling, and online privacy.

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FAMILY GROUPS REPEAT CALLS TO HALT ONLINE GAMBLING LEGALISATION (Update)

07th June, 2012 at 04:58:22
Groups across 13 states want UIGEA strengthened

Family representative groups across 13 states have reiterated their calls last month (see previous report) for a halt to the spread of online gambling and a strengthening of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act.

Full Story: Family Groups Repeat Calls To Halt Online Gambling Legalisation (update) »

THOMPSON DISMISSAL NOT A CRIMINAL MATTER, SAYS LADBROKES (Update)

07th June, 2012 at 04:58:22
Rumours abound on senior executive's firing

Online and land gambling group Ladbrokes told The Telegraph newspaper Wednesday that its dismissal of former Bodog and senior liabilities exec Jon Thompson (see previous reports) was an internal procedural matter and was not being pursued criminally.

Full Story: Thompson Dismissal Not A Criminal Matter, Says Ladbrokes (update) »

MANILA COUNCILLORS ON THE WARPATH AGAINST GAMBLING

07th June, 2012 at 04:58:22
PAGCOR internet operators ignore regulatory requirements, say city fathers

The city fathers of Manila, capital city of the Philippines, may soon ban all forms of gambling within the city boundaries, local media reported Thursday.

Full Story: Manila Councillors On The Warpath Against Gambling »

STRONG START FOR Q2 FROM NETPLAY TV

07th June, 2012 at 04:58:22
Mobile an important element in company plans

Addressing the Netplay TV plc agm this (Thursday) morning, chairman Clive Jones CBE said that the interactive television and mobile gambling company had maintained its strong growth in the first quarter into the second quarter despite the traditionally quiet season.

Full Story: Strong Start For Q2 From Netplay Tv »

BETFAIR JOINS THE RUSH INTO SPAIN

07th June, 2012 at 04:58:22
Major online gambling group achieves Spanish licensing

The major online gambling group Betfair announced Thursday that it has been successful in obtaining a Spanish operating licence, clearing the way for legal operations in that country.

Full Story: Betfair Joins The Rush Into Spain »

INTERNET CASINO LUCKVEGAS77 CLOSING?

07th June, 2012 at 04:58:22
Perhaps a change of platform?

Players and affiliate marketers were speculating this week over a rather terse email from the LuckyVegas77 online casino management advising:

Full Story: Internet Casino Luckvegas77 Closing? »

ITALIAN REGULATORY CHIEF LEAVING?

07th June, 2012 at 04:58:22
A lateral move?

The information and news site Jamma.it and other Italian media are currently reporting the departure of Raffaele Ferrara, the director of Italian regulator AAMS, for reasons that are not clear.

Full Story: Italian Regulatory Chief Leaving? »