Gambling News 25th June, 2012

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SWEDISH GAMING BOARD DG ELECTED AS GREF CHAIRMAN

25th June, 2012 at 14:43:04
To develop a clear agenda on European gambling regulations

The Swedish Gaming Board's Di rector General HÃ¥kan Hallstedt has been elected as Chairman of the Gaming Regulators European Forum (GREF) for the next two years.

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ARJEL UNDERTAKES STUDY ON FRENCH ONLINE GAMERS

25th June, 2012 at 14:43:04
Gambling authority strives to gain better insight into what makes online gamblers tick

The French regulatory authority ARJEL is in the process of carrying out a study on online players with a view to learning more on the sociology and behaviour of internet gamblers.

Full Story: Arjel Undertakes Study On French Online Gamers »

TIME TRAVEL IN LATEST BETSOFT ONLINE SLOT

25th June, 2012 at 10:51:30
Miles Bellhouse and his Curious Machine slot launched

Online gambling software developer BetSoft Gaming has announced the release of the latest game in its Slots3 library, branded Miles Bellhouse and his Curious Machine.

Full Story: Time Travel In Latest Betsoft Online Slot »

TRADE BODY OUTLINES ITS NEEDS FROM EUROPEAN COMMISSION

25th June, 2012 at 08:56:56
E.G.B.A. gets in early with comments for June 27 European Parliament discussion

With yet another key discussion on European online gambling regulation by the European Parliament scheduled for June 27, industry trade body the European Gaming and Betting Association issued its wish list on remote gambling Monday.

Full Story: Trade Body Outlines Its Needs From European Commission »

MORE MOLDOVAN GAMBLING LICENCES? (Update)

25th June, 2012 at 08:56:56
Move proposed to cover revenue shortfalls

According to Focus-Fen.net, the Moldovan Ministry of Finance is proposing a 60 percent increase in gambling licence awards along with a 30 percent increase in mobile gambling service awards to cover losses in revenue as a result of revisions it made to the 2012 Government budget.

Full Story: More Moldovan Gambling Licences? (update) »

STAN JAMES HEAD TO HEAD WITH UK REVENUE AND CUSTOMS?

25th June, 2012 at 08:56:56
Tax hearing relating to online Gibraltar relocation

According to This is Money, bookmaker Stan James is facing a UK Revenue & Customs ( HMRC ) tribunal relating to the move of its internet and phone betting division to Gibraltar in 2000.

Full Story: Stan James Head To Head With Uk Revenue And Customs? »

CANTOR LOOKING TO OPERATE IN MACAU

25th June, 2012 at 08:56:56
Expansion out of Nevada

Cantor Fitzgerald is reportedly looking to secure a Macau gaming licence in an expansion strategy outside of Nevada said its chief executive officer Howard Lutnick in an interview with Bloomberg.

Full Story: Cantor Looking To Operate In Macau »

OVERNIGHT VIGIL TO SECURE UK POC BILL SLOT (Update)

25th June, 2012 at 08:56:56
One of 13 slots for back-bench led legislation secured

The UK Offshore Gambling bill proposed by West Suffolk MP Matthew Hancock (see previous report) has secured a second reading in the House of Commons and will reportedly be presented to the Speaker later today (Monday).

Full Story: Overnight Vigil To Secure Uk Poc Bill Slot (update) »

UIGEA CASE PROSECUTORS GO FOR THE JUGULAR

25th June, 2012 at 02:24:32
Judge urged to lock Daniel Eremian away

The Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act 2006 will be in the headlines this Thursday when Daniel Eremian (62) stands before a Massachusetts US District Court for sentencing.

Full Story: Uigea Case Prosecutors Go For The Jugular »