Gambling News 26th November, 2012

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RGF APPOINTS FIFTH INDEPENDENT TRUSTEE

26th November, 2012 at 13:36:07
Partner in renowned global law firm

The Responsible Gambling Trust (RGT) has appointed Hilary Stewart-Jones as the charity's fifth independent trustee giving the RGT board an equal balance of independent and industry-related representatives.

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RGA AND EGBA PARTNER IN CALL TO EUROPEAN COMMISSION

26th November, 2012 at 08:43:08
Takes issue with non-notification of regulations regarding OPAP

The Remote Gambling Association (RGA) and the European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) have jointly filed a complaint with the European Commission regarding the non-notification of regulations that will extend OPAP's monopoly on online gambling and impose harsh enforcement measures while the compliance of the new law with European Union law remains in question.

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DANISH GAMBLING AUTHORITY UPDATES BLACK LIST

26th November, 2012 at 08:43:08
Court orders ISP to block offending websites

The Danish Gambling Authority (DGA) said it has identified a further eight operators who offer gambling on the Danish gambling market without authorisation.

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NEW DIGITAL MARKETING CHIEF FOR BODOG ASIA

26th November, 2012 at 08:43:08
Di gital strategy key to Bodog's growth in Asia

Bodog Asia has announced the appointment of Torbjorn Wallin in the newly created role of Chief Digital Marketing Officer for the Bodog brand.

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BETFAIR TO EXIT GREEK MARKET

26th November, 2012 at 02:55:49
Market currently economically unattractive

Online betting exchange Betfair said it will withdraw from the Greek market until such time as there is greater clarity on gaming regulation, according to a Reuters report.

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RUSSIAN COURT COMPELS ISPS TO BLOCK GAMBLING OR LOSE LICENCE

26th November, 2012 at 02:55:49
Draconian internet censorship expected to be applied by ISP's

A case heard in the Russian Pskov City Court recently, in which prosecutors wanted internet service provider Rostelecom to block access to online gambling sites, was dismissed by the court who ruled "while online gambling is prohibited, providing access is not".

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