Gambling News 31st December, 2012

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CHINA'S ONLINE GAMING SECTOR IS BOOMING

31st December, 2012 at 23:36:24
Latest numbers show extent of mobile penetration

The online gaming sector in China is booming, with total revenues heading for 68.5 billion yuan ($11 billion) in 2013, according to a new study by Analysys International. And the driving power behind this very significant growth is mobile phone and tablet technology.

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CHRISTMAS DAY RECORD FOR MOBILE ACTIVATIONS

31st December, 2012 at 23:36:24
All records broken by avid app users and new mobile device owners.

Analytics specialist firm Flurry reports that Christmas Day set new records for both iOS and Android device activations during a festive season that has seen a massive surge in sales, driven by continued strong demand for tablets and smartphones.

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FIXED ODDS BETTING MACHINES UNDER ATTACK AGAIN

31st December, 2012 at 02:41:46
High profile politician accuses operators of "preying on the vulnerable."

Controversial UK politician and MP, George Galloway of the Respect Party, has accused Fixed Odds Betting Terminal (FOBT) operators of deliberately preying on the vulnerable after a study showed that almost GBP 393 million was gambled on the gaming machines in the Bradford area alone in the space of just one year.

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