Gambling News 03rd January, 2013

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APPY CHRISTMAS

03rd January, 2013 at 22:01:03
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.

Full Story: Appy Christmas »

U.S. BILLIONAIRES INTERESTED IN ONLINE GAMBLING

03rd January, 2013 at 15:47:29
Forbes looks at powerful interests with an eye on legalised internet gambling

InfoPowa readers may recall a story last year in which major business personalities in the United States were identified as having an interest in online gambling, should it be legalised in the United States at federal or state levels.

Full Story: U.s. Billionaires Interested In Online Gambling »

KEY ONLINE GAMBLING COURT CASE WILL TAKE PLACE IN U.S. NEXT WEEK

03rd January, 2013 at 15:47:29
Can American online gambling software providers really be convicted of promoting internet gambling?

InfoPowa readers will recall the astonished reaction of the industry last year when the US Department of Justice in New York announced that it intended to prosecute a US internet gambling software developer and provider with promoting an illegal activity.

Full Story: Key Online Gambling Court Case Will Take Place In U.s. Next Week »

BETFRED LAUNCHES NEW MOBILE CASINO

03rd January, 2013 at 02:03:06
Deal with software provider Playtech comes to fruition

Online gambling software developer Playtech has announced the launch of a new mobile casino service for land and online bookie Betfred, following an agreement signed last year. AZOC reviewed the original mobile product in December (check out the mobile casinos section for details) which delivered primarily IGT games.

Full Story: Betfred Launches New Mobile Casino »

DANISH ONLINE GAMBLING OPERATORS GET FIVE YEAR LICENCE EXTENSIONS

03rd January, 2013 at 02:03:06
Five Danish and twenty foreign operators to benefit

The Danish Gambling Authority has extended its first tranche of online gambling licenses - issued a year ago - to a five year duration in a move that benefits 5 local and 20 foreign operators.

Full Story: Danish Online Gambling Operators Get Five Year Licence Extensions »

SWEDISH ONLINE GAMBLING REGULATION IN 2014?

03rd January, 2013 at 02:03:06
Following the neighbours?

A statement by the Swedish government indicates that the online gambling industry could soon see that nation emulating its Nordic neighbours in proposing legislation to regulate and licence internet gambling...perhaps as early as this year.

Full Story: Swedish Online Gambling Regulation In 2014? »

U.S. REACTS TO ANTIGUA PLAN TO RETALIATE ON GATS BREACH (Update)

03rd January, 2013 at 02:03:06
This is just authorised piracy, says US Trade Representative

The Antigua and Barbuda government's decision to use a World Trade Organisation dispute panel ruling that it can retaliate against a 2007 American breach of the General Agreement on Trade in Service regarding online gambling (see previous reports) has been met by U.S. protestations that this would be nothing less than a government-authorised act of piracy.

Full Story: U.s. Reacts To Antigua Plan To Retaliate On Gats Breach (update) »

ITV REJECTS MR. MARMITE GAMBLING AD

03rd January, 2013 at 02:03:06
William Hill's Robbie Savage ad described as 'ambush publicity'

William Hill's TV advert featuring BBC betting expert Robbie Savage (also known as Mr. Marmite due to his ability to polarise opinions) was rejected this week by BBC rival ITV Sport in its programming on the FA Cup football.

Full Story: Itv Rejects Mr. Marmite Gambling Ad »

NET ENTERTAINMENT TO FIGHT EXTRA TAX DECISION

03rd January, 2013 at 02:03:06
Online gambling software firm maintains that the Swedish Tax Agency's decision is unfounded and will appeal the decision.

The decision of the Swedish Tax Agency to impose additional taxes on internet gambling software developer Net Entertainment NE AB has prompted the company to launch an appeal against the ruling, claiming the taxman's decision is "unfounded" and announcing that it is to appeal.

Full Story: Net Entertainment To Fight Extra Tax Decision »