Gambling News 14th January, 2014

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SPORT TOTO SECOND BULGARIAN SPORTSBETTING LICENCEE

14th January, 2014 at 13:41:17
Wheels turn slowly as second licence awarded three months after the first

The Bulgarian State Commission for Gambling has awarded state-owned operator Sport Totalizator an online sportsbetting licence.

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SUCCESSFUL GBP 2.6 M FUNDING ROUND FOR FSB TECHNOLOGY

14th January, 2014 at 08:59:19
Third successful round since 2008

Sports betting platform provider FSB Technology (UK) Ltd. has successfully completed an investment funding round to the tune of GBP 2.6 million.

Full Story: Successful Gbp 2.6 M Funding Round For Fsb Technology »

DECLINE IN ENGLISH PROBLEM GAMBLING REPORTED

14th January, 2014 at 03:24:43
Health Survey for England gives up-to-date assessment of gambling participation and problem gambling rates.

A 2012 Health Survey for England study of gambling participation just released by the UK Gambling Commission suggests an overall decline in gambling participation and a reduction in the level of problem gambling in the population, contrary to a number of recent unsubstantiated political and media claims that problem gambling has risen to alarming levels.

Full Story: Decline In English Problem Gambling Reported »

U.K. ONLINE GAMBLING TAX BILL IN THE HOUSE OF LORDS TODAY (Update)

14th January, 2014 at 03:24:43
Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Bill to be read in House of Lords.

The British government's initiative to compel online gambling operators accessing the British punter to take out secondary licensing and pay UK taxes (see previous reports) moves another step forward today (January 14) with a reading in the House of Lords.

Full Story: U.k. Online Gambling Tax Bill In The House Of Lords Today (update) »

U.K. GAMBLING COMMISSION WARNS GAMBLING SUPPLIERS

14th January, 2014 at 03:24:43
Gaming machine suppliers must be licensed, says regulator.

The UK Gambling Commission has issued another stern warning to gambling machine suppliers that the regulations require that they be licensed.

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NEVADA SHOULD GO ALL-IN ON INTERNET GAMBLING

14th January, 2014 at 03:24:43
Op-ed article says online poker may be legalised, but there are wider possibilities.

Richard N. Velotta, a respected journalist and gambling reporter with the Las Vegas Sun wrote an op-ed article for the publication Vegas Inc. over the weekend, suggesting that if Nevada intended to remain the dominant US state for Internet gambling, it's going to have to make some tough decisions on what regulators are prepared to allow in terms of variety.

Full Story: Nevada Should Go All-in On Internet Gambling »

BIRTHDAY GIFT DID NOT BREAK U.N. SANCTIONS, SAYS GAMBLING FIRM

14th January, 2014 at 03:24:43
All we did was give North Korean dictator a whiskey set, says Paddy Power.

The UK media seems to be brewing a storm in a teacup this week by reporting on Paddy Power's birthday gift to North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un.

Full Story: Birthday Gift Did Not Break U.n. Sanctions, Says Gambling Firm »

COLBERT AFFAIR EXPENSIVE FOR CANTOR GAMING (Update)

14th January, 2014 at 03:24:43
$5.5 million fine for sports betting irregularities.

In what is believed to be one of the heaviest fines yet imposed by the Nevada Gaming Control Board, CG Technology (formerly Cantor Gaming) will have to cough up $5.5 million to clear its slate on 18 gambling administrative and records irregularities it is accused of perpetrating by the regulator.

Full Story: Colbert Affair Expensive For Cantor Gaming (update) »

RESEARCH COMPANY LOOKS AT APPS

14th January, 2014 at 03:24:43
App developers may struggle to profit, but apps are useful for brand building.

Major international research firm Gartner took a look at the general world of apps this week and concluded that a bewildering surfeit of literally millions of products and stiff competition from freebies is making it increasingly difficult for developers to make a decent profit from their labours.

Full Story: Research Company Looks At Apps »

MORE MOBILE SLOTS FROM MICROGAMING

14th January, 2014 at 03:24:43
Two new HTML5 games rolled out

The Isle of Man-based online gambling software developer Microgaming has announced the launch of two new mobile slots on its HTML5 platform - Centre Court and Isis. The games will be available at mobile versions of Microgaming casinos from mid-January 2014.

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