Gambling News 20th May, 2013

The news service here at azonlinecasinos.com provides content from respected news sources across the gaming industry. The news is sourced from dedicated reporters responsible for gathering content across related verticals, including current news on gamblibg legislation, land-based gambling, games development, software licensing, casino, bingo and sports/bookmaker news. For specific poker news, check out the Bluffed Poker website.

The news is updated instantly on the website or in the case of third party news items, within minutes of the report being received to our dedicated Newscenter mailbox. There is also an RSS feed containing all new stories.

For more information, please contact the news editor by telephone on (UK) +44 845 833 0462 (9am - 5pm GMT) or by email to editor [a@t] azonlinecasinos .com with any queries. * Please do not use this email address for advertising requests * (see contact page).

WILL HILL EXTENDS SCOTTISH CUP SPONSORSHIP

20th May, 2013 at 14:54:57
Two-year extension as title sponsor a major boost for Scottish football

William Hill has agreed a new two-year extension as title sponsor of the Scottish Cup with the Scottish Football Association.

Full Story: Will Hill Extends Scottish Cup Sponsorship »

MICROGAMING JUNE RELEASES

20th May, 2013 at 14:54:57
Classic nursery rhyme and mad science theme newest games

Crazy Vegas Casino has given a sneak peak as to what all Microgaming casinos will be presenting by way of new game releases next month.

Full Story: Microgaming June Releases »

MEGA MOOLAH PRODUCES TWO MILLIONAIRES

20th May, 2013 at 06:57:53
First ever mobile-playing millionaire

Microgaming's Mega Moolah progressive jackpot slot proved lucky for two punters awarding Euro 3 million and NZD 1 million in two separate payouts from two separate Microgaming casinos featured in the AZOC online casino directory within a week of each other!

Full Story: Mega Moolah Produces Two Millionaires »

JACK GOLD LAUNCH LIVE DEALER SERVICES

20th May, 2013 at 06:57:53
Service an important part of the mix for any online casino says chief

An agreement inked between Jack Gold Casino parent company Locus Gaming and live dealer services provider Evolution Gaming (see previous report) culminated in the launch of Live Dealer services on the online casino today (Monday).

Full Story: Jack Gold Launch Live Dealer Services »

NEW YORK MAN SENT TO PRISON FOR SPORTS BETTING INVOLVEMENT

20th May, 2013 at 06:57:53
Revenues reached in excess of one and a half million Dollars over an 8 month period

The United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut has announced the sentencing of a New York man for his role in an illegal sports bookmaking operation that channeled bets through www.44wager.com based in Costa Rica.

Full Story: New York Man Sent To Prison For Sports Betting Involvement »

QUICKSPIN IN SUPPLY DEAL WITH BETMOTION

20th May, 2013 at 06:57:53
Expansion into Latin America

Games developer Quickspin has expanded into the Latin American market through a content supply deal with Betmotion.

Full Story: Quickspin In Supply Deal With Betmotion »

BETFAIR AWARDS GPB 15 MILLION AD ACCOUNT

20th May, 2013 at 06:57:53
Digital and Creative under one roof

London-headquartered creative agency WCRS has been awarded Betfair's GBP 15 million pan-European advertising account following a four-way pitch that included Bartle Bogle Hegarty and M&C Saatchi, Campaign Live reports.

Full Story: Betfair Awards Gpb 15 Million Ad Account »

VISA PREPARING FOR LEGAL ONLINE GAMBLING TRANSACTIONS IN THE U.S.

20th May, 2013 at 02:05:11
After years of trying to enforce the UIGEA, credit card company is having to reassess its blanket ban on internet gambling

In what seems to be an acknowledgement of the writing on the wall that legal online gambling is gathering momentum in the United States, the credit card giant Visa appears to be making moves to prepare for the revolution.

Full Story: Visa Preparing For Legal Online Gambling Transactions In The U.s. »

SPORTS BETTING GROWING 'EXPLOSIVELY' IN AUSTRALIA

20th May, 2013 at 02:05:11
Fewer punters, but sports bets have increased

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation reported over the weekend on new research which has discovered that fewer Aussies are gambling, but that betting on sports events has grown by 15 percent.

Full Story: Sports Betting Growing 'explosively' In Australia »

ADELAIDE UNIVERSITY RESEARCH WARNS ON YOUTHFUL GAMBLING

20th May, 2013 at 02:05:11
Marketing is increasingly targeted on the young, says researcher.

Dr. Daniel King, a researcher at the University of Adelaide in Australia told Australian Associated Press reporters Monday that the advent of digital and social gaming now calls for greater parental vigilance, because marketing is increasingly targeted on the young.

Full Story: Adelaide University Research Warns On Youthful Gambling »

SOUTH AUSTRALIA TO BAN GAMBLING ADS

20th May, 2013 at 02:05:11
No more live odds betting advertising on television

The South Australian government announced Monday that it will ban the advertising of live-odds betting on television and during sporting matches.

Full Story: South Australia To Ban Gambling Ads »