Gambling News 22nd October, 2012

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NEW DIRECTOR FOR RESPONSIBLE GAMBLING TRUST

22nd October, 2012 at 14:06:12
Jonathan Parke appointed director of commissioning

The Responsible Gambling Trust has appointed the respected academic Jonathan Parke as the charity's Director of Commissioning.

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UK GOVERNMENT CONSULTING ON REGULATORY MERGE

22nd October, 2012 at 14:06:12
Cost cutting moves to be carefully planned

The UK government's plan to cut costs by reducing the number and expenses of public bodies reached the gambling industry last year with the decision to merge the Gambling Commission and the National Lottery Commission (see previous reports), and this initiative has now moved into the consultative stage.

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DOUBLEDOWN SIGNS MULTIPLE CASINOS FOR FREE PLAY SOLUTION

22nd October, 2012 at 09:05:36
October a busy month for IGT's social arm

International Game Technology's (IGT) Double DownCasino solution has been taken up by fifteen additional (but un-named) land-based casino partners, the Company announced this week.

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SINGAPORE AUTHORITY IN MOU WITH ALDERNEY AND PENNSYLVANIA

22nd October, 2012 at 09:05:36
The review and updating of regulatory effectiveness on the agenda

Singapore's second Minister for Trade and Industry S Iswaran, speaking at the opening of the International Association of Gaming Regulators 2012 (IAGR), said the Country's Casino Regulatory Authority (CRA) had entered into a co-operation agreement with the Alderney Gambling Control Commission and the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board to strengthen collaboration with an emphasis on information sharing, expertise and training.

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LADBROKES TO GO LIVE WITH EVOLUTION SOLUTION

22nd October, 2012 at 09:05:36
Increase online presence with branded live dealer offering

Live dealer gaming specialist Evolution Gaming will launch a new dedicated Live Casino area for UK bookmaker Ladbrokes.

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U.S. GAMBLING INDUSTRY A BIG SPENDER IN PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION

22nd October, 2012 at 03:31:20
American casinos may donate up to $50 million in this current electoral cycle

This election cycle in the United States could see up to $50 million in political donations flowing from the American gambling industry, the Las Vegas Sun newspaper reported over the weekend, noting that the biggest spender is probably Las Vegas Sands mogul Sheldon Adelson - increasingly known for his anti-online gambling sentiments.

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