Gambling News 26th February, 2013

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NEW JERSEY LAWMAKERS APPROVE AMENDED ONLINE GAMBLING BILL (Update)

26th February, 2013 at 15:41:12
Bill goes back to Governor Chris Christie (now approved!)

UPDATE TO ARTICLE BELOW: Breaking news from New Jersey is that Gov. Christie wasted no time in signing the amended measure into state law Tuesday.

Full Story: New Jersey Lawmakers Approve Amended Online Gambling Bill (update) »

NEW SOFTWARE COMBATS CARD COUNTING

26th February, 2013 at 15:41:12
System analyses the cards coming out of the deck

Card counters, frowned upon by most land casino operators at the blackjack tables, face a new obstacle this week following the release of software designed to monitor tables and identify culprits.

Full Story: New Software Combats Card Counting »

UK TREASURY TAX WINDFALL IN 2015 FROM POINT OF CONSUMPTION TAX

26th February, 2013 at 15:41:12
Changes to UK gambling laws could net tax of GBP 2.74 billion by 2015

The British Treasury could collect up to GBP 386 million from a point of consumption (POC) tax on internet gambling in its first full year of operation in 2015 if the tax is set at 15 percent, according to forecasts from research firm GamblingData.

Full Story: Uk Treasury Tax Windfall In 2015 From Point Of Consumption Tax »

ANOTHER ONLINE CASINO LICENCE FROM SCHLESWIG-HOLSTEIN

26th February, 2013 at 15:41:12
Despite the repeal of the liberal internet gambling act, German state continues to issue licenses to companies in the pipeline

The German province of Schleswig Holstein was in the news again Monday with the announcement that despite its recent repeal of a liberal internet gambling act (see previous reports) it had issued yet another online casino licence - this one to the large German land operator Löwen Play GmbH.

Full Story: Another Online Casino Licence From Schleswig-holstein »

NORDIC GAMING FIRM DOING WELL

26th February, 2013 at 15:41:12
30.8 percent rise in revenues, and 105,000 more players

The Scandinavian online gambling group Nordic Leisure AB has posted a much more encouraging set of results for 2012, reporting:

Full Story: Nordic Gaming Firm Doing Well »