Gambling News 18th April, 2013

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AUSSIE GREEN PARTY WANTS A REGULATED GAMBLING INDUSTRY

18th April, 2013 at 11:10:16
A well-regulated gambling industry is preferable to driving the activity to dodgy offshore bookies, says Greens Party politician

The vocal Australian Green Party politician, Richard Di Natale, disclosed some interesting sports betting statistics Thursday in an op-ed article for The Age newspaper.

Full Story: Aussie Green Party Wants A Regulated Gambling Industry »

WILLIAMS INTERACTIVE LAUNCHES BELGIAN SITE FOR JACKPOT PARTY

18th April, 2013 at 11:10:16
Site offers the first accumulating online jackpot in the Belgium market

Williams Interactive, the online gambling provider subsidiary of US gambling group WMS Industries, has launched a Belgian-licensed site for the company's Jackpot Party online casino which has become one of the more popular online casinos we have featured at AZOC since it's inclusion in January 2012.

Full Story: Williams Interactive Launches Belgian Site For Jackpot Party »

BIG MONEY IN AUSSIE SPORTS BET ADVERTISING

18th April, 2013 at 11:05:33
Around A$90 million spent on marketing in 2012

Australian sports betting companies represented by trade association the Australian Wagering Council spent around A$90 million last year on marketing to the Australian public, the Council has disclosed.

Full Story: Big Money In Aussie Sports Bet Advertising »

OHIO INTERNET SWEEPSTAKES CAFES UNDER PRESSURE

18th April, 2013 at 11:05:33
Eight venues raided as the authorities clamp down on allegedly illegal internet gambling

Another US state has joined Florida, North Carolina and California (see previous reports) in clamping down hard on illegal 'sweepstakes' style gambling in Internet cafes.

Full Story: Ohio Internet Sweepstakes Cafes Under Pressure »

NEW AMERICAN GAMING ASSOCIATION CHIEF CONFIRMED (Update)

18th April, 2013 at 11:05:33
US Travel Association exec is the new AGA boss

Frank Fahrenkopf's replacement as head of the American Gaming Association, former US Travel Association exec Geoff Freeman, has been confirmed in his appointment by the board.

Full Story: New American Gaming Association Chief Confirmed (update) »

LOCUS GAMING SIGNS DEAL TO TAKE MICROGAMING QUICKFIRE CONTENT

18th April, 2013 at 11:05:33
Agreement expands Jack Gold Casino's games portfolio

One of the newest mobile casinos, Jack Gold, is to take Microgaming's Quickfire platform following a deal struck by parent company Locus Gaming, AZ Online Casinos has learned this week. The agreement, which initially sees four new slots added to the portfolio will, in time, give visitors to Jack Gold access to up to 400 of Microgaming's no-download games.

Full Story: Locus Gaming Signs Deal To Take Microgaming Quickfire Content »