Gambling News 25th October, 2013

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NEW ERA FOR LADBROKES ONLINE GAMBLING

25th October, 2013 at 11:44:19
Former William Hill marketing exec will run Digital division in new relationship with Playtech.

Back in May this year the UK land and online gambling group Ladbrokes announced that William Hill exec Jim Mullen would be joining the company later in the year (see previous report). That appointment comes to fruition in a few days' time when Mullen takes up his Ladbrokes responsibilities as director of digital operations, reporting to group CEO Richard Glynn.

Full Story: New Era For Ladbrokes Online Gambling »

BOOTH RETURNS TO 32RED ONLINE GAMBLING GROUP

25th October, 2013 at 11:44:19
Marketing chief will join board of directors

Gibraltar-based online gambling group 32Red has announced that marketing exec Matthew Booth is back in the company fold after a six year absence with Betfair plc as marketing director and global head of brand.

Full Story: Booth Returns To 32red Online Gambling Group »

ONLINE GAMBLING SITES STILL POPULAR WITH U.S. PUNTERS

25th October, 2013 at 11:44:19
Latest comScore stats put online gambling in the Top Ten

Despite the hostile legal and political climate still pervading the USA, Americans continued to visit online gambling sites, according to latest comScore Media Metrix statistics as reported by mGamingWatch.

Full Story: Online Gambling Sites Still Popular With U.s. Punters »

NIGERIAN SPORTS BETTING CONTENT DEAL FOR INSPIRED GAMING

25th October, 2013 at 11:44:19
UK sports betting content provider inks online and retail deal with 1960Bet.

British online sports content provider Inspired Gaming Group has announced a retail and online content agreement with Nigerian operator 1960Bet, which the UK company claims is Nigeria's largest sports betting operator with over 600 betting shops, and online and mobile betting sites at 1960bet.ng, 1960bet.ng/Mobile and Betland.com.

Full Story: Nigerian Sports Betting Content Deal For Inspired Gaming »

BRITISH P.M. TO CONSIDER F.O.B.T. GAMBLING REVIEW

25th October, 2013 at 11:44:19
Cameron under pressure during Prime Minister's Questions

The contentious subject of Fixed Odds Betting Terminals in retail betting shops was raised in Prime Minister's Questions in the UK Commons this week, with Labour MP Tom Watson suggesting that the machines were addictive and should be the subject of a review.

Full Story: British P.m. To Consider F.o.b.t. Gambling Review »

ALBANIA TO ACT AGAINST FOREIGN ONLINE GAMBLING OPERATORS

25th October, 2013 at 11:44:19
PM claims between Euro 500 - 600 million spent on offshore gambling sites each year.

Albania leftist prime minister, Edi Rama has threatened to shut down online gambling sites operating in Albania, complaining that his countrymen spend between Euro 500 - 600 million a year, money that leaves the country.

Full Story: Albania To Act Against Foreign Online Gambling Operators »

BETSOFT ADDS TO MOBILE GAMES PORTFOLIO

25th October, 2013 at 03:17:42
Release of two new ToGo games.

Mobile slot players who are fans of the BetSoft 3D range of games will be pleased with the company's announcement Friday that it is to add two more quality slots to its ToGo inventory.

Full Story: Betsoft Adds To Mobile Games Portfolio »

NEW JERSEY COULD BE AN EASTERN HUB FOR ONLINE GAMBLING

25th October, 2013 at 03:17:42
State lawmaker has proposed a law that will allow online casino equipment to be set up outside Atlantic City.

Republican State Assemblyman John Amodeo ignited considerable interest at the World Regulatory Briefing in Philadelphia this week when he revealed that he had proposed legislation that would allow internet gambling software and hardware to be located within New Jersey, but outside the boundaries of Atlantic City, creating an opportunity for the Garden State to become an eastern hub for online gambling firms.

Full Story: New Jersey Could Be An Eastern Hub For Online Gambling »

ITALIAN FOOTBALL SPONSORSHIP FOR ADMIRAL INTERACTIVE SUBSIDIARY

25th October, 2013 at 03:17:42
Latest brand SportYes teams with Serie A Italian football club Livorno.

Italian online casino, bingo, poker and sports betting operator Admiral Interactive in the Novomatic group has announced that its subsidiary SportYes has clinched a 2013-2014 season sponsorship deal with Serie A Italian football club Livorno.

Full Story: Italian Football Sponsorship For Admiral Interactive Subsidiary »

FORMER ONLINE GAMBLING MANAGERS CHARGED IN PHILIPPINES

25th October, 2013 at 03:17:42
Former Bodog m.d. Robert Gustafsson among those charged, with more to follow.

Two weeks ago the online gambling information site Calvin Ayre.com published an extraordinary attack on several former Bodog executives and managers that it claimed had been involved in criminal activity in the Philippines; this week that report was vindicated when Philippines enforcement agencies instituted criminal charges of high-value theft.

Full Story: Former Online Gambling Managers Charged In Philippines »

U.K. BOOKIES COMMIT TO GBP 18 MILLION EXTRA FOR HORSE RACING

25th October, 2013 at 03:17:42
Four year deal will see voluntary payments made by layers for first time

The major British bookmakers have signed a ground-breaking four-year funding deal with the horse racing industry that will see an additional GBP 18 million paid in voluntary tranches to the horse racing levy in a four-year deal.

Full Story: U.k. Bookies Commit To Gbp 18 Million Extra For Horse Racing »