Gambling News 21st March, 2013

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KOREAN COMEDIAN AN ONLINE HIGHROLLER

21st March, 2013 at 10:30:02
45-year-old celebrity gambled away almost $900,000 on internet sports bets, say prosecutors

South Korean prosecutors issued court summons on one of the country's top celebrities and comedians Wednesday, citing Kim Yong-man (45) for gambling at illegal sports Internet betting sites for years.

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GIBRALTAR REGS COULD BE USED TO HARMONISE ONLINE GAMBLING IN EUROPE

21st March, 2013 at 10:03:15
British MEP points to quality and experience of Gibraltar regulatory system

The South West England and Gibraltar member of the European Parliament, Ashley Fox (43), has vaulting ambitions for Gibraltar's online gambling regulations, which he says could form the basis for a harmonised European regulatory regime - an increasingly urgent need as more nations introduce individual systems.

Full Story: Gibraltar Regs Could Be Used To Harmonise Online Gambling In Europe »

NEW NATIVE APP FOR iOS FROM EVERYMATRIX

21st March, 2013 at 10:03:15
Mobile360 launched this week

Gaming software provider EveryMatrix has launched its Mobile360 native app for iOS and Android phones and tablets, in addition to its existing mobile browser solution.

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ANOTHER GOOD YEAR FOR 32RED

21st March, 2013 at 10:03:15
Indicators all pointing in the right direction...

Online gambling operator 32Red has for the third consecutive year posted a positive set of full year results to the end of December 2012.

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PLAY'N GO IN BET365 ONLINE AND MOBILE DEAL

21st March, 2013 at 10:03:15
Four games in initial delivery of content

The Swedish online games developer Play'n GO has announced a content deal with major British online gambling group bet365 which will see 4 online and mobile games in the initial package, namely Enchanted Meadows, Fortune Teller, Jewel Box and Myth.

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NEW ATTACK ON WASHINGTON STATE'S DRACONIAN ONLINE GAMBLING LAWS (Update)

21st March, 2013 at 03:37:36
Internet poker player Curtis Woodard spearheads new community initiative

The infamously draconian Washington state law and over-the-top punitive measures against online gamblers - the most aggressive in the United States - are again under attack, according to Facebook postings by local player Curtis Woodard.

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OPAP'S LATEST MONOPOLISTIC MOVE WILL NOT BE POPULAR WITH THE ONLINE GAMBLING INDUSTRY

21st March, 2013 at 03:37:36
Greek betting monopoly wants to keep the domestic market entirely to itself until 2020

The Greek gambling monopoly OPAP, in which the cash-strapped government has a significant interest and intends to privatise, was the subject of a new proposal for the European Commission's consideration by government's Gaming Monitoring Committee on Wednesday, according to a report in the online newspaper ekathimerini.com.

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PINNACLE HANDS IN ALDERNEY LICENCE

21st March, 2013 at 03:37:36
Voluntary surrender of licence believed to be rooted in Colbert case

InfoPowa readers may recall the case last year in which the then sportsbook director of Cantor Gaming, Michael Colbert, and others fell afoul of New York enforcement authorities investigating alleged online sports book gambling-related offences that named online sportsbook operator Pinnacle Sports.

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MORE RIPPLES FROM FLORIDA STATE INTERNET GAMBLING CAFE BUSTS (Update)

21st March, 2013 at 00:28:52
Bill to ban internet gambling cafe's progresses

A Florida Senate Gaming Committee has unanimously passed a bill that would effectively ban Internet gambling cafe's in the State of Florida following last week's 57 arrests in connection with the Allied Veterans of the World and the subsequent resignation of the Florida Lieutenant Governor Jennifer Carroll (see previous report). The bill is expected to be heard by a least one more committee before reaching the full Senate for a floor vote.

Full Story: More Ripples From Florida State Internet Gambling Cafe Busts (update) »

ANTI-GAMBLING STANCE SOFTENING IN NEW JERSEY POLL

21st March, 2013 at 00:28:52
Smaller percentage opposed

According to a Fairleigh Dickinson University PublicMind Poll released today (Wednesday), 46 percent of 702 registered New Jersey votes are opposed to the State's recent moves in legalising internet betting while 41 percent support the practice, seemingly a softened stance as a poll taken two years ago revealed 67 percent against the pastime.

Full Story: Anti-gambling Stance Softening In New Jersey Poll »

INTRALOT LAUNCH FREE-TO-PLAY DEEPSTACK CASINO

21st March, 2013 at 00:28:52
Interactive and social gaming content to US market

INTRALOT USA, a subsidiary of the INTRALOT Group, has announced the launch into the US market of its newly developed freeplay gaming website "DeepStack Casino" at DeepStackCasino.net.

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32RED RELEASE IN-HOUSE DEVELOPED MOBILE GAME

21st March, 2013 at 00:28:52
With more unique mobile casino games in the pipeline

32Red online casino has released "Space Blast", a new mobile bonus game developed in-house.

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