Gambling News 08th March, 2013

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BETFAIR INTERESTED IN BLUESQUARE?

08th March, 2013 at 11:12:27
Ailing Rank company could be worth over GBP30 million if it can be sorted out

Insider rumours circulating in London Friday are that online gambling group Betfair is negotiating a deal to acquire Blue Square Bet, a currently ailing online sportsbook subsidiary of Rank Group plc.

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SPORTECH WINS TAX CLAIM

08th March, 2013 at 01:51:46
Sum to be repaid to gambling group will be in excess of GBP 80 million i.r.o. overpaid VAT plus interest

The UK online gambling group Sportech plc reports that it has been victorious in its First-tier Tribunal Tax Chamber action against Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs Department (HMRC) seeking repayment of more than GBP 40 million in Value Added Tax, plus interest which could boost the reimbursement to over GBP 80 million.

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35 ONLINE GAMBLING ARRESTS IN MALAYSIA

08th March, 2013 at 01:32:58
11 raids break up internet gambling ring

The Malaysian police have been active again in anti-online gambling operations, raiding 11 premises in the Seberang Perai Selatan area Thursday and arresting 35 men, 12 of them business "caretakers".

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NORTH CAROLINA ON THE WARPATH AGAINST INTERNET CASINOS

08th March, 2013 at 01:32:58
Legislation against Internet gambling cafes to be more specific

Internet cafe operators who offer 'sweepstakes' style online gambling in North Carolina, especially along the US 441 corridor, will find life more difficult as the state comes up with more specific legislation against their activities.

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