Gambling News 17th March, 2013

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COPYCAT CHELTENHAM BALLOON BANISHED

17th March, 2013 at 03:59:10
Paddy PowersâEUR™ tongue-in-cheek marketing move gets a reaction from race organisers

In what appears to have been a sly send up on rival William Hill's spectacular Cheltenham Moon marketing ploy at the famous racing festival this weekend, Paddy Power released its own 60 foot high balloon, with the design reminding punters of the 'lucky pants' Y-front move the company made at the Euro 2012 football championship in collaboration with Danish football ace Nicklas ...

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CASINO ADVERTISING BAN REJECTED BY MALTA JUDGE

17th March, 2013 at 03:59:10
Laws banning adverts promoting casinos violate the right to freedom of expression, judge finds.

Malta lawmakers have a problem this week following a ruling Friday by local judge Mr Justice Gino Camilleri that the law banning advertisements promoting casinos violates the right to freedom of expression, and the relevant provisions in the Malta Gaming Act are consequently null and void.

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ONLINE GAMBLING INDUSTRY PICKING UP SPEED AGAIN

17th March, 2013 at 03:59:10
After a tough recession, global internet gambling is on the rise, researchers say.

Aruvian Research, a major gambling consultancy and research outfit based in India, has released its latest study of the global online gambling industry under the title "Michael Porter's Five Forces Analysis," reporting that the business is one of the fastest growing internet industries with a net worth of $30 billion in 2011 and a rising expansion rate of 2.5 percent following a slowdown in 2009 due to the worldwide economic recession.

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