Gambling News 16th January, 2014

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ANOTHER GOOD YEAR FOR 32 RED ONLINE CASINO OPERATOR

16th January, 2014 at 16:05:50
Fourth consecutive record in annual revenue achieved by Gibraltar-based company.

Full year 2013 results posted Thursday by the Gibraltar-based online casino operator 32Red show that for the fourth year running the group has delivered record turnover numbers.

Full Story: Another Good Year For 32 Red Online Casino Operator »

CYPRUS WOMAN ARRESTED FOR OPERATING ONLINE GAMBLING FACILITIES

16th January, 2014 at 16:05:50
Police seize eight computers in small-scale online betting enterprise.

Police in Nicosia, Cyprus have arrested a 26-year-old local woman for illegal online gambling.

Full Story: Cyprus Woman Arrested For Operating Online Gambling Facilities »

U.K. GAMBLING BILL PASSES HOUSE OF LORDS COMMITTEE STAGE (Update)

16th January, 2014 at 16:05:50
Twenty amendments suggested but not adopted.

Tuesday's House of Lords deliberations on new UK legislation requiring online operators accessing British punters to pay UK taxes and take out secondary licensing (see previous reports) saw the bill successfully pass through the committee stage after detailed examination.

Full Story: U.k. Gambling Bill Passes House Of Lords Committee Stage (update) »

BETFAIR IN NEW EXCHANGE BETTING DEAL WITH NEW JERSEY RACE COURSE

16th January, 2014 at 16:05:50
Brit betting exchange shifts focus following failure of Hollywood Park.

With the failure of the Hollywood Park enterprise (see previous reports) spurring it to shift focus, UK online gambling group Betfair now appears close to sealing a betting exchange deal with New Jersey's Monmouth Park race course, according to racing journal reports.

Full Story: Betfair In New Exchange Betting Deal With New Jersey Race Course »

POLICE INTERACT WITH DELEGATES AT LONDON GAMBLING EXPO

16th January, 2014 at 04:40:08
Metropolitan Police Gaming Unit will have a stand at I.C.E.

London's Metropolitan Police Gaming Unit has made a proactive move to more closely interact with the online and land gambling industry by taking an exhibition stand at the upcoming International Casino Expo, scheduled for the Excel Centre between February 4-6.

Full Story: Police Interact With Delegates At London Gambling Expo »

ADELSON ANTI-ONLINE GAMBLING DRIVE GATHERS MOMENTUM (Update)

16th January, 2014 at 04:40:08
Former New York governor George Pataki appears on Bloomberg TV

PR and publicity people working on land gambling magnate Sheldon Adelson's plan to crush online gambling in the United States through the newly formed and Las Vegas Sands-funded Coalition to Stop Internet Gambling (see previous reports) have been busy this week arranging for CSIG frontman and former New York governor George Pataki's appearance on Bloomberg TV.

Full Story: Adelson Anti-online Gambling Drive Gathers Momentum (update) »

888 RINGS THE NUMBERS WITH NEW MARKETING PLOY

16th January, 2014 at 04:40:08
Getting top NY Giants player to change his name for a tidy sum should grab a few headlines.

Online gambling company 888 continued its publicity assault on the US market this week with another novel initiative; the company has offered top New York Giants footballer Hakeem Nicks - who as a wide receiver wears the No. 88 jersey - a grand total of $88,800 dollars if he agrees to legally change his name to 888.

Full Story: 888 Rings The Numbers With New Marketing Ploy »

BLOOMBERG 'MARKET MAKERS' T.V. EXAMINES NEW JERSEY ONLINE GAMBLING (Update)

16th January, 2014 at 04:40:08
Ironing out credit card problems is critical, says analyst.

Bloomberg TV was one of the many business and mainsteam media publications reporting on the official stats for New Jersey's first six weeks of legalised online gambling this week (see previous reports).

Full Story: Bloomberg 'market Makers' T.v. Examines New Jersey Online Gambling (update) »

C.A.M.S. AND IDOLOGY TEAM UP FOR U.S. ONLINE GAMBLING

16th January, 2014 at 04:40:08
Teamwork will maximise the efficiency with which the partners collect and manage player information.

IDology, Inc., a provider of real-time technology solutions that verify an individual's identity and age for anyone conducting business in a customer-not-present environment, has teamed up with CAMS, a multi-tenant Software as a Service solution powered by Verifi and operating in the online lottery and gaming space.

Full Story: C.a.m.s. And Idology Team Up For U.s. Online Gambling »

MOBILE GAMBLING TECH FIRM RELEASES STUDY RESULTS

16th January, 2014 at 04:40:08
Probability probes UK mobile gambling preferences.

Probability plc, a UK listed mobile gambling technology and operating company, has concluded a private study of UK gambling preferences which shows that 87 percent of Brit players like mobile action and would recommend it to friends and colleagues.

Full Story: Mobile Gambling Tech Firm Releases Study Results »

U.S. LAUNCH PLANNED FOR FANTASY SPORTS TELEVISION NETWORK

16th January, 2014 at 04:40:08
March 4 the kick-off date for 24/7 channel

Anthem Media Group, Inc., an operator of television channels on linear, digital and mobile platforms, has announced the scheduled launch on March 4 this year of what it claims is the first ever 24-hour Fantasy Sports TV Network.

Full Story: U.s. Launch Planned For Fantasy Sports Television Network »

LADBROKES APPOINTS NEW AD. AGENCY

16th January, 2014 at 04:40:08
Digital advertising strategy will be involved in new plans.

The British online and land gambling group Ladbrokes has announced the appointment after a competitive pitch of London advertising agency BBH as the group's advertising partner.

Full Story: Ladbrokes Appoints New Ad. Agency »

STEADY LADBROKES TRADING UPDATE FOR 2013

16th January, 2014 at 04:40:08
New mobile offering has been successfully launched.

In a trading update issued Thursday, online and land gambling group Ladbrokes said that it expects group operating profit for the year ended 31 December 2013 to be around the middle of the current range of analysts' forecasts (GBP 129.8 million to GBP 151 million) and to be consistent with guidance given to the market on 14 November 2013.

Full Story: Steady Ladbrokes Trading Update For 2013 »

MOBILE BETTING CRITICAL TO THE FUTURE

16th January, 2014 at 04:40:08
William Hill plc talks about its Tech City development centre

Speaking to the publication Tech Week Europe this week, William Hill plc managers stressed the importance of mobile betting to the company's future success and discussed the opening of the group development centre in Tech City, London.

Full Story: Mobile Betting Critical To The Future »

SCORING ACHIEVEMENTS WITH QUICKFIRE

16th January, 2014 at 04:40:08
Innovative feature launched at Betat online casino

Quickfire, powered by Microgaming, has unveiled an innovative player achievements feature, with the Betat online casino the first licensee to offer the new incentive in a selection of Quickfire's achievement-structured slot games.

Full Story: Scoring Achievements With Quickfire »