Gambling News 06th February, 2014

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CYPRUS POLICE BUST ONLINE GAMBLING OPERATORS

06th February, 2014 at 14:47:19
Two arrested in latest action.

Specialised officers experienced in computer-related crime from the Cyprus police have arrested two men for running an online gambling service from a betting shop in Stovolos, seizing computer equipment and other evidence.

Full Story: Cyprus Police Bust Online Gambling Operators »

CHANCES FOR A U.S. FEDERAL LAW REGULATING ONLINE GAMBLING ARE SLIM

06th February, 2014 at 03:05:11
Expert assessment of the political scene estimates ten more US states could have online gambling plans in motion.

Achieving wide coverage in mainstream and industry media over the past 24 hours, an Associated Press news agency report claims that up to ten more US states are considering the possibilities of legalised or expanded intrastate online gambling.

Full Story: Chances For A U.s. Federal Law Regulating Online Gambling Are Slim »

ADELSON'S ATTORNEY GENERAL STRATEGY FALLS FLAT (Update)

06th February, 2014 at 03:05:11
Only fifteen AGs sign letter Congress seeking a federal ban.

Las Vegas Sands owner Sheldon Adelson's attempt to influence state Attorneys General to sign a letter to Congress seeking a federal ban on internet gambling (see previous reports) appears to have fallen a little flat, according to the publication Gambling Compliance.

Full Story: Adelson's Attorney General Strategy Falls Flat (update) »

CAESARS INTERACTIVE CHIEF SPEAKS ON STATE-BY-STATE LEGALISATION

06th February, 2014 at 03:05:11
Absent a federal legalisation, state-by-state is the way to go...

The Offshore Gaming Association conducted interesting interviews with online gambling experts and businessmen this week in an article on legalisation written by Hartley Henderson.

Full Story: Caesars Interactive Chief Speaks On State-by-state Legalisation »

ITALIAN SURPRISE AS ADVERTISING RESTRICTIONS ON GAMBLING GAIN TRACTION

06th February, 2014 at 03:05:11
Italian Senate approval sends gambling bill back to the House of Representatives for a third reading

Taking many Italian industry observers by surprise this week, an amendment introducing restrictions on television and radio advertising for real-money gambling games was unanimously approved in the Italian Senate during a debate on a broader fiscal and gambling bill.

Full Story: Italian Surprise As Advertising Restrictions On Gambling Gain Traction »

ONLINE SPORTS BOOKS AGENTS ARRESTED IN INDONESIA

06th February, 2014 at 03:05:11
SBObet and IBCbet named by police.

Online sportsbooks SBObet and IBCbet have been named by Indonesian police announcing the arrest of two otherwise unidentified men with the initials IRW and DMF in Jakarta this week in connection with accepting wagers from locals eager to bet on European football games.

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TABCORP RELEASES HALF YEAR RESULTS

06th February, 2014 at 03:05:11
Subdued performance from Aussie gambling giant, but digital division does well.

The Australian gambling group Tabcorp has posted its 2014 half-year results, highlighting a solid performance from digital (online and mobile) operations, which saw a strengthening of the integration between digital and retail platforms in H1 2014.

Full Story: Tabcorp Releases Half Year Results »

YGGDRASIL INKS CONTENT DEAL WITH MR GREEN ONLINE CASINO

06th February, 2014 at 03:05:11
Agreement signed during ICE show.

The Swedish online gambling software and games developer Yggdrasil Gaming, has signed a deal that will see it provide its entire content portfolio to online casino operator Mr Green.

Full Story: Yggdrasil Inks Content Deal With Mr Green Online Casino »