Gambling News 12th January, 2014

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ADELSON ALLY SPEAKS OUT ON INTERNET GAMBLING

12th January, 2014 at 01:31:11
Former mayor warns that internet gambling will cost brick and mortar jobs...but where's the evidence?

Blithely ignoring strong empirical evidence to the contrary, most recently from a senior Borgata exec speaking about that company's online gambling experience in New Jersey, Sheldon Adelson ally and former Denver mayor Wellington Webb (72) burst into print over the weekend, claiming that legalised internet gambling will cost American jobs.

Full Story: Adelson Ally Speaks Out On Internet Gambling »

ADELSON'S LAW DRAFT PUBLISHED

12th January, 2014 at 01:31:11
Or how to fix the Wire Act and ban online gambling....

Coincidentally with former Denver mayor Wellington Webb's Denver Post op-ed on the subject, Sheldon Adelson's idea of what a revamped Wire Act might look like surfaced over the weekend, thanks to poker blogger Marco Valerio.

Full Story: Adelson's Law Draft Published »

MALTA REGULATOR REPORTS MORE ILLEGAL GAMBLING REPORTS THIS YEAR

12th January, 2014 at 01:31:11
But less evidence and fewer prosecutions?

Malta's Lotteries and Gaming Authority received an increased number of illegal gambling reports in 2013, but the lack of evidence in many of these resulted in few prosecutions, the island's minister for the economy, Chris Cardona, has revealed.

Full Story: Malta Regulator Reports More Illegal Gambling Reports This Year »

BOOKIE RESPONDS ON F.O.B.T. ISSUE (Update)

12th January, 2014 at 01:31:11
Outlines industry measures on betting shop machines

Against a backdrop of a failed parliamentary vote to restrict Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (see previous reports) and a largely negative UK media blizzard of criticism of the betting machines, a UK bookmaker has commented on the issue in a bid to allay concerns.

Full Story: Bookie Responds On F.o.b.t. Issue (update) »