Gambling News 30th July, 2012

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NEW SPANISH OPERATOR BODY ESTABLISHED

30th July, 2012 at 13:52:23
EJOA emerges to represent operators in the online environment

A new Spanish operator association " Empresarios de Juego Online Asociados " (EJOA) has been established representing the interests of land-gambling operators (covering casinos, bingo halls, and recreational gambling) who have been licenced by DGOJ to operate in the online environment in Spain.

Full Story: New Spanish Operator Body Established »

NEW ONLINE BETTING OUTFIT

30th July, 2012 at 10:59:56
On social, web and mobile

Australian firm Favourit Global Pty Ltd's new sports and entertainment social gaming network, has launched what it terms as an "unofficial" London Games social gaming campaign.

Full Story: New Online Betting Outfit »

NEW MOBILE GAMES FROM MICROGAMING

30th July, 2012 at 10:59:56
Christmas and pop music

Two new mobile games " Deck the Halls " and " Loaded " will augment All Slots Mobile Casino's portfolio.

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BETFAIR ANOTHER SNOOKER SPONSORSHIP

30th July, 2012 at 10:59:56
Tapping in to emerging markets and rising popularity of the sport

Online betting exchange Betfair is getting firmly behind Snooker with its latest sponsorship covering the World Snooker European Tour.

Full Story: Betfair Another Snooker Sponsorship »

FAIR TYCOON SLOT PAYS OUT

30th July, 2012 at 10:59:56
Windfall for British grandfather

A lucky WinADay Casino player won the casino's site-wide progressive jackpot playing the Fair Tycoon slot game this week.

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LADBROKES BETDAQ TAKEOVER BID RUMOURED

30th July, 2012 at 06:39:54
and UK bookmaker fires product director for digital ahead of financial results

Ladbrokes may be considering a takeover bid of Betdaq, the Irish online sports-betting exchange owned by Dermot Desmond, rather than the "technology deal" reported earlier this year according to an article in the Sunday Independent over the weekend.

Full Story: Ladbrokes Betdaq Takeover Bid Rumoured »

ONLINE ENTREPRENEUR LAUNCHES PRIVATE EQUITY VENTURE

30th July, 2012 at 06:39:54
Targeting pay-to-play entertainment sector

The financial sector report the launch of a GBP 100 million buyout fund titled Burlywood Capital by well-known internet gambling entrepreneur and Sportingbet founder Mark Blandford.

Full Story: Online Entrepreneur Launches Private Equity Venture »

NYRA SELECTS MOBILE BETTING TECH PROVIDER

30th July, 2012 at 06:39:54
State of the art Wi -Fi network and mobile on-track wagering system

The New York Racing Association (NYRA) in keeping with the mobile trend has appointed Ruckus Wireless to deploy its new mobile on-track wagering system at the Saratoga Race Course.

Full Story: Nyra Selects Mobile Betting Tech Provider »

KPMG REPORT URGES SWITCH TO GPT IN ITALY

30th July, 2012 at 06:39:54
New online sports betting tax regime will achieve more Government income and better consumer protection

A KPMG report commissioned by trade association The Remote Gambling Association (RGA) urges the Italian government to switch to a gross profit tax (GPT) for online sports betting in Italy.

Full Story: Kpmg Report Urges Switch To Gpt In Italy »

WILL HILL TO CHALLENGE PROPOSED NEW UK INTERNET GAMBLING LAW (Update)

30th July, 2012 at 03:03:32
Lawyers briefed to prepare a legal case against point of consumption taxation

Britain's largest bookmaking firm, William Hill plc, has briefed lawyers to prepare a challenge to the proposed new UK law that will see offshore companies accessing the British market taxed on a 'point of consumption' basis, and forced to take out secondary licensing with the Gambling Commission.

Full Story: Will Hill To Challenge Proposed New Uk Internet Gambling Law (update) »

U.S. VIDEO GAME DEVELOPERS EYE ONLINE GAMBLING POTENTIAL

30th July, 2012 at 02:42:26
Contractors in India and China assist in developing new offerings

Online gambling legalisation moves in Delaware, New Jersey, Nevada and other US states are creating interest in the US video game industry, where developers are considering the potential of a new source of business, the San Francisco Chronicle reported over the weekend.

Full Story: U.s. Video Game Developers Eye Online Gambling Potential »

HARMONY IN EUROPEAN BETTING LAWS STILL SOME WAY OFF

30th July, 2012 at 02:42:26
Former ECJ Advocate General says it may take significant time - if at all - for common EU laws on internet gambling to be agreed.

Prof. Siegbert Alber, chairman of the EU government relations firm Alber & Geiger, wrote an opinion piece in Public Affairs News this week, exploring the possibilities of harmonised European Union laws on internet gambling.

Full Story: Harmony In European Betting Laws Still Some Way Off »