Gambling News 02nd January, 2013

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ANOTHER IOWA LEADER DEFENDS STATES' RIGHTS ON INTERNET GAMBLING

02nd January, 2013 at 00:48:16
Lottery chief was among those protesting federal legalisation of online poker

The chief of the Iowa Lottery has joined other state leaders in taking a stand against the imposition of federally legalised online poker, reporting on a protest visit to Washington DC with other lottery heads to the Iowa Legislature's Government Oversight Committee.

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TICKETS, PLEASE! AS GAMBLING GOES MOBILE IN VIETNAM

02nd January, 2013 at 00:48:16
Enterprising operator disguised his moving casino as a public transport bus

An enterprising - but illegal - casino operator in Northern Vietnam is facing a slew of charges after local police became suspicious of a public transport bus parked in a residential neighbourhood, and investigated.

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MACAU GAMBLING REVENUES REACH RECORD IN DECEMBER

02nd January, 2013 at 00:48:16
December numbers drive 2012's revenues up 13.5 percent, but there are concerns for 2013

Official statistics for Macau gambling revenues in December reached a new record of 28.25 billion patacas ($3.54 billion) - up 19.6 percent and well ahead of forecasts - driving the annual 2012 revenue count to $38 billion, the Reuters news agency reports.

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