Gambling News 25th July, 2012

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AGCC INSISTS ON FUND SEGREGATION IN AMENDMENT TO REGS

25th July, 2012 at 14:05:25
Commission revises licensee policies

The Alderney Gambling Control Commission has made amendments to Category 1 eGambling licensee regulations, amongst others, in a bid to rebuild its reputation following the Full Tilt debacle.

Full Story: Agcc Insists On Fund Segregation In Amendment To Regs »

PADDY POWER VS LOCOG (Update)

25th July, 2012 at 14:05:25
Organising committee backtracks

Paddy Power's cheeky advertising campaign will remain on London City station billboards after the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games (LOCOG) retracted instruction to have the controversial advertising taken down (see previous report) following threats of legal action from the Irish bookmaker.

Full Story: Paddy Power Vs Locog (update) »

PADDY POWER INITIATES LEGAL ACTION AGAINST OLYMPICS ORGANISER

25th July, 2012 at 10:51:51
Cheeky outdoor ads the centre of proceedings

Irish bookmaker Paddy Power has reportedly initiated legal action against the London Olympics organiser LOCOG following their instruction for the removal of the company's London city billboard advertising.

Full Story: Paddy Power Initiates Legal Action Against Olympics Organiser »

MALAYSIAN ANTI-ONLINE GAMBLING ACTION HEATS UP

25th July, 2012 at 10:51:51
Officials say past offenders continue to flout the law

According to Police officials from Malaysia 's third largest state Pahang, illegal online gambling activities have become a serious issue.

Full Story: Malaysian Anti-online Gambling Action Heats Up »

NEW MOBILE SLOT FROM ALCHEMYBET

25th July, 2012 at 10:51:51
Ghoulish mobile fruit machine offering

AlchemyBet's Pocket Fruity mobile brand has augmented its portfolio with the addition of a new 3-reel, 5-winline mobile fruit machine game titled " Count Ya Money ".

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POSITIVE FIRST HALF FOR SVENSKA SPEL

25th July, 2012 at 10:51:51
Profit up 2.7 percent in competitive market

Swedish state-owned gaming operator Svenska Spel has posted positive H1/2012 results attributed to an increase in retail while maintaining its web and mobile market share in a strongly competitive market.

Full Story: Positive First Half For Svenska Spel »

WORLDLINK SIGNS CLUB WEBSITE LTD

25th July, 2012 at 10:51:51
Worldlink Sport to reach 39 000 teams on Club Website

Worldlink Sport has entered into a Heads of Agreement to become the UK football club and league website provider Club Website Limited's (CWL) official betting and gaming partner commencing on August 1, 2012.

Full Story: Worldlink Signs Club Website Ltd »

SPANISH DGOJ CLAMPING DOWN ON ILLEGAL OPERATORS

25th July, 2012 at 10:51:51
Fair success in tackling non-licenced operators

The head of the Spanish General Di rectorate of the Game (DGOJ) Enrique Alejo said the body has compiled a list of sites that may be deemed illegal under Spanish law in a bid to eradicate illegal gambling.

Full Story: Spanish Dgoj Clamping Down On Illegal Operators »

MALTESE ONLINE GAMING LICENSEES GROW

25th July, 2012 at 10:51:51
Growth in licencing, employment and revenue

Tonio Fenech, the Malta Minister of Finance, Economy and Investment revealed at a Malta Remote Gaming Council meeting that according to the Lotteries and Gaming Authority (LGA) companies registered in Malta now account for 60 percent of Danish Gambling licences and around 40 percent of French, Italian and Spanish licences.

Full Story: Maltese Online Gaming Licensees Grow »

CALIFORNIA CRACKDOWN ON INTERNET CAFE GAMBLING

25th July, 2012 at 04:01:14
9 businesses served with cease and desist orders

The District Attorney's office in Bakersfield, California has instituted a major crackdown on gambling via internet cafes, serving nine local businesses with cease and desist orders this week.

Full Story: California Crackdown On Internet Cafe Gambling »

OPAP PICKS GTECHG2 FOR ONLINE GAMBLING

25th July, 2012 at 04:01:14
Lottomatica subsidiary to help OPAP expand into online betting and is well positioned become OPAP's offline IT provider

The Greece-based land and online betting group OPAP, arguably Europe's biggest overall gambling group, announced Wednesday that it has selected GTechG2, a unit of Italy's Lottomatica, as its IT provider for expanding into online betting, a business it sees as a key growth driver.

Full Story: Opap Picks Gtechg2 For Online Gambling »