Gambling News 04th July, 2012

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BETFAIR INKS GBP 40 MILLION DEAL WITH BRITISH RACING (Update)

04th July, 2012 at 09:58:25
First step to commercialising British horse racing

Shortly after reports that major rival gambling groups William Hill plc and Betfair plc are soon to clash in the UK courts in a bid to get the latter's customers to contribute to the Horse Racing Levy, Betfair has announced a five-year GBP 40 million commercial deal signed with British Racing.

Full Story: Betfair Inks Gbp 40 Million Deal With British Racing (update) »

BETFRED TAPS IN TO SOCIAL ENVIRON

04th July, 2012 at 09:58:25
Branded content deal with social football game developer

Betfred has entered into a deal with social gaming publisher We R Interactive that will see the bookmaker featured in " I AM PLAYR ", a popular social football game that will incorporate the bookmakers horse-racing and World Snooker Championship sponsorships.

Full Story: Betfred Taps In To Social Environ »

WILLIAM HILL UPS ITS GAME ON CUSTOMER CARE

04th July, 2012 at 09:58:25
New administrative software gives data on customer needs

Online and land gambling group William Hill plc has implemented an Application Performance Management solution from the UK branch of CA Technologies to guarantee improved end-user experiences for its online gamblers.

Full Story: William Hill Ups Its Game On Customer Care »

GERMAN FEDERAL LAW COMPLICATES ONLINE GAMBLING (Update)

04th July, 2012 at 04:06:41
But there may be constitutional problems with new federal gambling tax

The German federal government's imposition of a new 5 percent turnover tax on sports betting, effective July 1st, has just added another layer of confusion to a regulatory scene already bedevilled by an EU-unfriendly treaty and the uncertainties surrounding which direction breakaway state Schleswig Holstein will take regarding independent licensing and regulation (see previous reports).

Full Story: German Federal Law Complicates Online Gambling (update) »

DO WE HAVE A NEW JERSEY CHALLENGER FOR P.A.S.P.A.?

04th July, 2012 at 04:06:41
Monmouth racetrack ready to contest federal sports betting law

The state of New Jersey's inexorable progress towards a challenge to the federal Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act by allowing intrastate sports betting from Atlantic City casinos and state racetracks (see previous reports) received a boost this week from the Monmouth Park racetrack company.

Full Story: Do We Have A New Jersey Challenger For P.a.s.p.a.? »

PADDY POWER INCOMMUNICADO FOR FIVE HOURS

04th July, 2012 at 04:06:41
Popular UK online sports betting site's unexplained downtime

Top UK sports betting site Paddy Power.com appeared to suffer technical hassles Tuesday with a five hour downtime, according to widespread internet reports.

Full Story: Paddy Power Incommunicado For Five Hours »

SOLID Q2 PERFORMANCE FROM INTERACTIVE TV GAMBLING FIRM

04th July, 2012 at 04:06:41
NetplayTV pleased with trend of current key performance indicators

The interactive television gambling group NetPlayTV issued a Q2-2012 trading update Wednesday, reporting that the company had achieved a 78 percent increase in new depositing casino players to 12,958 (Q2 2011: 7,044) and 1 percent increase on Q1 2012.

Full Story: Solid Q2 Performance From Interactive Tv Gambling Firm »

CYPRUS BAN ON INTERNET GAMBLING MOVES CLOSER (Update)

04th July, 2012 at 04:06:41
Agreement on tax proposals could herald a vote this week

The long-running political fight over gambling law changes in Cyprus (see previous reports) could be nearing an end, although it carries with it a complete ban on internet gambling and betting exchanges.

Full Story: Cyprus Ban On Internet Gambling Moves Closer (update) »