Gambling News 30th January, 2014

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ONLINE CASINO AWARDS ANNOUNCED

30th January, 2014 at 04:01:00
Casinomeister's 2013 Awards cover many aspects of online gambling from a player perspective.

Casinomeister, an online gambling information site that has an active player database as one the industry pioneers, has released its fifteenth Awards list, delivering accolades and brickbats in a wide range of categories.

Full Story: Online Casino Awards Announced »

IRISH ONLINE BETTING TAX LIKELY THIS YEAR

30th January, 2014 at 04:01:00
The slow-grinding wheels of politics and bureaucracy have delayed implementation.

With opposition members of parliament become increasingly critical of the delays in its implementation, it looks as if the Irish tax on online betting may at last be activated in 2014.

Full Story: Irish Online Betting Tax Likely This Year »

GUILTY PLEAS IN 'LOOT IN THE GARDEN' CASE

30th January, 2014 at 04:01:00
Multiple guilty pleas in online gambling bust that dates back to 2010.

A 2010 federal bust for organising online gambling in New England is still creating headlines as a growing number of defendants in the case agree to a group guilty plea.

Full Story: Guilty Pleas In 'loot In The Garden' Case »

SCIENTIFIC GAMES HELPS NEW MEXICO REGULATOR KEEP AN EYE ON THINGS

30th January, 2014 at 04:01:00
US developer to provide its Central Monitoring System.

Scientific Games Corporation has signed a contract to implement and support a Central Monitoring System for the New Mexico Gaming Control Board.

Full Story: Scientific Games Helps New Mexico Regulator Keep An Eye On Things »

IRISH GAMBLING MAGNATE SELLS OFF SHARES IN PAYMENT PROCESSOR

30th January, 2014 at 04:01:00
Dermot Desmond sells 25 percent of Optimal Payments for a reported GBP 146 million

Former Betdaq owner and Irish gambling entrepreneur Dermot Desmond (63) has sold off his IIU Nominees company's 25 percent holding in online payments processor Optimal Payments for GBP 146 million, adding to his reported wealth as Ireland's seventh richest businessman of Euro 1.4 billion.

Full Story: Irish Gambling Magnate Sells Off Shares In Payment Processor »

FIXED ODDS BETTING MACHINES CRUNCH TIME (Update)

30th January, 2014 at 04:01:00
Minister meets with bookies today over FOBT criticism

Britain's Culture Minister, Helen Grant, says that bookmaking firms must release a fixed-odds betting terminal for research purposes after allegations that they have been reluctant to do so.

Full Story: Fixed Odds Betting Machines Crunch Time (update) »

ILLEGAL GAMBLING KEEPS RUSSIAN COPS BUSY

30th January, 2014 at 04:01:00
61,000 illegal operations shut down since 2009.

The Russian news agency RIA Novosti reports that since Russia banned gambling in all but four remote regions of the country in 2009, its enforcement officials have shut down 61,000 illegal operators, many in the Moscow area.

Full Story: Illegal Gambling Keeps Russian Cops Busy »

NEW ONLINE SPORTS BOOK BRAND IN SOUTH AFRICA

30th January, 2014 at 04:01:00
Playabets.com turns to BetTech Gaming for web and mobile launch.

BetTech Gaming, a South African provider of turnkey gaming solutions, has partnered with Van der Vyver Racing to launch online sportsbook Playabets.com in the local market.

Full Story: New Online Sports Book Brand In South Africa »

PLAYTECH EXPECTS FULL YEAR RESULTS WILL BE AHEAD OF ESTIMATES

30th January, 2014 at 04:01:00
Rollout of products specifically focusing on mobile and sports verticals working well.

Online gambling software developer Playtech plc has issued a post-close trading statement confirming that the company has continued to perform strongly in the fourth quarter and expects to exceed analyst expectations for the full year.

Full Story: Playtech Expects Full Year Results Will Be Ahead Of Estimates »