Gambling News 19th June, 2013

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BIG ONLINE BETTING BUST IN CALIFORNIA

19th June, 2013 at 17:34:21
machosports.com and betmacho.com named in indictment

The United States Attorney of the Southern District of California has announced the bust of an international sports gambling ring that it says was run from Panama and Peru to avoid U.S. law enforcement.

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ZYNGA ACQUIRES SPOOKY COOL LABS

19th June, 2013 at 17:34:21
In an effort to aid its transition to online gambling

Despite office closures and staff lay-off's, social gaming giant Zynga has acquired Chicago-based Spooky Cool Labs, run by a team of social and real money gaming veterans from Aristocrat, IGT and WMS Gaming, reports TechCrunch.

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EC DECISION ON FRENCH HORSE RACE BETTING LEVY A CONCERN

19th June, 2013 at 17:34:21
Industry bodies question justification for decision

A European Commission decision announced Wednesday approving the implementation of a 5.6 percent levy on online horse-betting stakes in France has the Remote Gambling Association and the European Gaming and Betting Association ( EGBA) concerned.

Full Story: Ec Decision On French Horse Race Betting Levy A Concern »

BETFRED TICKS OFF ASA

19th June, 2013 at 08:06:06
Complaint upheld

Petfre Ltd t/a Betfred has been censured by the UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) for an e-mail promoting the Betfred website.

Full Story: Betfred Ticks Off Asa »

JACKPOT CAPITAL CASINO LAUNCHES IOS MOBILE CASINO

19th June, 2013 at 08:06:06
Augments online offering with mobile options

Jackpot Capital Casino has launched an online casino app on the iOS platform giving customers access to RealTime Gaming games in free-to-play and real-money options using their iPad or iPhone device.

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DISCO FEVER SLOT GOES MOBILE

19th June, 2013 at 03:18:14
Net Entertainment adds popular slot to its Touch mobile portfolio

The popular slot game Disco Spins is the latest Net Entertainment offering to become part of the Swedish online gambling software developer's Touch mobile portfolio.

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LUCKY247 CASINO ACHIEVES ECOGRA ACCREDITATION

19th June, 2013 at 02:34:01
Independent standards and player protection body awards Safe and Fair seal

The independent player protection and standards body eCOGRA has awarded its Safe and Fair seal to To Play Central Limited's interactive gaming site, following the completion of a rigorous audit and on-site inspection process.

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REDBET TAKES ON BETSOFT GAMES

19th June, 2013 at 02:34:01
Scandinavian flavour to latest agreement

Online gambling software developer Betsoft has signed up Scandinavian internet casino operator Redbet Gaming - a member of the Bonnier Gaming group - for its full suite of 3D games.

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ALARMING SURGE IN PROBLEM GAMBLING AMONG PROFESSIONAL SPORTSMEN

19th June, 2013 at 02:34:01
Sporting Chance claims that access to online gambling and aggressive marketing is to blame

Sporting Chance founder and former England soccer star Tony Adams claimed Monday that his charity, which aids professional footballers overcome various addictions, has seen a surge of problem gambling issues, and now treats more players with betting problems than those troubled by alcohol or drugs.

Full Story: Alarming Surge In Problem Gambling Among Professional Sportsmen »