Gambling News 03rd August, 2013

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POKERSTARS FOLDS ON ATLANTIC CLUB CASINO ACQUISITION

03rd August, 2013 at 05:33:12
But land casino operator may not get away with $11 million advance payment

Pokerstars parent, The Rational Group, appears to have put the abortive attempt to acquire the Atlantic Club land casino in New Jersey (see previous reports) behind it, advising the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement this month that it is no longer pursuing the acquisition.

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FINANCE DIRECTOR BLEW GBP 750,000 ON INTERNET GAMBLING

03rd August, 2013 at 05:33:12
Tunbridge Wells man unable to stop himself

A former British army officer who went on to become a director of a financial services company in civilian life has told the BBC how he blew GBP 750,000 on unidentified online casino websites.

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LITTLE SUPPORT FOR FEDERAL ONLINE GAMBLING SOLUTION SO FAR

03rd August, 2013 at 05:33:12
As the politicians head off for the holidays, there are few co-sponsors for the King legalisation bill

Representative Peter King's proposed federal bill seeking to legalise all forms of online gambling with the exception of sports betting does not appear to be achieving much traction more than two months since its introduction.

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SOUTH AFRICA TO TIGHTEN ANTI-PROBLEM GAMBLING MEASURES

03rd August, 2013 at 05:33:12
Online gambling seen as a cause for concern

The South African government's Trade and Industry Minister, Rob Davies intends to submit proposals to tighten the laws governing the gambling industry, reports Timesonline.com.

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ONLINE GAMBLING AFFILIATES SUFFER HOSTING DOWNTIME

03rd August, 2013 at 05:33:12
Endurance International Group hosting facilities now back online

Online gambling marketing affiliates and thousands of other users were impacted by an extended server outage Friday on the HostGator, BlueHost and HostMonster companies which fall under the Endurance International Group in the United States.

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