Gambling News 17th December, 2012

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BRIT GAMBLING BUSINESS NOW WORTH GBP 5.8 BILLION ANNUALLY

17th December, 2012 at 10:43:00
Latest UK Gambling Commission report covers both land and remote gambling activity

The UK Gambling Commission has published industry statistics for the year covering 1 April 2011 to 31 March 2012, comparing the data with that from April 2009 to March 2012.

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ONLINE GHOSTBUSTERS SLOT RELEASED BY I.G.T.

17th December, 2012 at 10:08:17
Land casino fave now available for internet punters

International Game Technology has released one of its most popular land casino slots - Ghostbusters - to online casino licensees.

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NEW iPAD APP FROM ONLINE GAMBLING DIVISION OF WILLIAM HILL PLC

17th December, 2012 at 10:08:17
Companion for Will Hill's first iPad app, which has logged half a million downloads

Back in February this year, the online gambling division of William Hill plc launched its first iPad app, and the popularity of that release can be gauged by the half a million times it has been downloaded by betting enthusiasts.

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BET365 TURNS IN A GREAT PERFORMANCE

17th December, 2012 at 10:08:17
Over GBP 12 billion wagered by customers in 2012

British online gambling group bet365 has turned in an impressive performance through 2012, reports the publication 'This is Staffordshire', noting that the internet gambling firm saw customers wager a record GBP12 billion in bets, boosting pre-tax profits by 22 percent to GBP 116.5 million.

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AMAYA GAMING CLINCHES ANOTHER ONLINE GAMBLING DEAL

17th December, 2012 at 10:08:17
Agreement with SHFL will see the company become exclusive distributor of Amaya's online poker and gaming platforms in the US

Amaya Gaming has inked a platform deal with the US company SHFL (formerly Shuffle Master) which appoints the American company as exclusive distributor of Amaya's online poker and gaming platforms in the US in a 50-50 revenue share deal.

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IRISH ONLINE GAMBLING TAX DELAYED

17th December, 2012 at 00:18:05
More pressing matters occupy the Irish parliament, and new tax laws are unlikely to emerge until mid-2013

The Irish media are reporting that parliamentary pressures related to the overall economic situation have pushed proposed online gambling taxation proposals drafted this year to the back burner, with experts predicting that it will be the second half of 2013 before further action takes place.

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U.S. GOVERNMENT REAPS ANOTHER MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR FORFEITURE

17th December, 2012 at 00:18:05
Old World Wide Tele-Sports case under the Wire Act finally resolved

A Wire Act case dating back to 2003 and involving the seizure of online gambling funds held by a US correspondent bank was finally wrapped up this week, with the Department of Justice gathering in another $6,976,924 in forfeiture for the US government.

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