Gambling News 01st November, 2013

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MOVE TO ONLINE AND MOBILE GAMBLING IN AUSTRALIA

01st November, 2013 at 13:07:29
Traditional bookmaking corporates face growing pressure from digital companies

Australia's traditional bookmaking giants Tabcorp and Tatts are under increasing pressure from online and mobile companies like William Hill and recently acquired Tom Waterhouse, Paddy Power's Sportsbet and Centrebet and Betfair as punters turn increasingly toward digital channels to bet on sports events, reports The Age newspaper.

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LEGENDS DEFENDANT ADMITS TO MONEY LAUNDERING

01st November, 2013 at 13:07:29
$8 million went through female employee's hands.

Michele Lasso-Barraza, a thirty-year-old employee of the shutdown online sports betting group Legends, has pleaded guilty in a New York federal court to laundering $8 million accrued by the company in illegal online betting.

Full Story: Legends Defendant Admits To Money Laundering »

MORE MOBILE ADVERTISING FROM BETFAIR

01st November, 2013 at 13:07:29
Latest ad shows the versatility of mobile betting

Betfair has released "Anywhere", the latest in a series of mobile betting promotional television ads created by the WCRS agency.

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SHERIFF GAMING - A PUZZLING SILENCE

01st November, 2013 at 13:07:29
Behind-closed-doors hearings and a continuing suspension encourages speculation.

The Dutch online gambling games developer Sheriff Gaming continues to deny any wrongdoing in its latest statement on the suspension of its licence by the Alderney Gaming Control Commission (see previous reports) and says it is "working hard" to get the suspension lifted...yet it remains remarkably silent on the reasons for the still enforced suspension despite its vehement claims of innocence.

Full Story: Sheriff Gaming - A Puzzling Silence »

WAY OPEN FOR VIRGIN ISLES TO FOCUS ON INTERNET GAMBLING

01st November, 2013 at 03:22:42
It's taken years of dithering, but the Gambling Act has been confirmed.

A Virgin Islands online gambling law that was passed 12 years ago but never really implemented (see previous reports) is set to be fully deployed following confirmation by the islands' governor and Casino Control Commission this week.

Full Story: Way Open For Virgin Isles To Focus On Internet Gambling »

THE RISE AND RISE OF MOBILE GAMBLING

01st November, 2013 at 03:22:42
New infographic illustrates the importance of mobile operations.

The website 'Pocket Winnings' has uploaded an interesting infographic on the growing importance of the mobile gambling channel.

Accessing a number of reliable statistical resources, the presentation demonstrates the rapid growth and development of the mobile gambling industry here:

The graphic includes predictions that the mobile gambling market could be worth billions by 2017, rising from today's already impressive mobile revenues that currently make up 15 percent of the ...

Full Story: The Rise And Rise Of Mobile Gambling »

ANOTHER RECORD FOR CHINA'S GAMBLING MECCA

01st November, 2013 at 03:22:42
Macau gambling revenue up 31.7 percent as Golden Week brings in the punters.

Gambling revenue in the Chinese gambling island of Macau surged 31.7 percent to a record high in October year-on-year, after a week-long national holiday brought in hordes of keen mainland punters over Golden Week.

Full Story: Another Record For China's Gambling Mecca »