Gambling News 20th June, 2014

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WILL HILL NOT SUPPORTIVE OF JUDICIAL REVIEW ON NEW GAMBLING LAW

20th June, 2014 at 11:06:08
A blow for the Gibraltar Betting and Gaming Association's plans to challenge point-of-consumption licensing and tax law in the UK.

The announcement by William Hill plc, one of the biggest online and land bookmaking firms in the business, that it will not support the Gibraltar Betting and Gaming Association's challenge to Britain's new point-of-consumption secondary licensing and taxation laws will take much of the wind out of the Association's sails.

Full Story: Will Hill Not Supportive Of Judicial Review On New Gambling Law »

MASSIVE WORLD CUP FOOTBALL GAMBLING RING BUST IN MACAU

20th June, 2014 at 11:06:08
Police shut down $645 million illegal enterprise.

In one of the biggest illegal gambling busts yet seen in World Cup football, police in Macau announced the shuttering of a HK$ 5 billion ($645 million) illegal gambling ring Friday.

Full Story: Massive World Cup Football Gambling Ring Bust In Macau »

ARE THINGS LOOKING UP FOR NEW JERSEY ONLINE GAMBLING?

20th June, 2014 at 11:06:08
Follow-on survey shows that fewer New Jersey punters are using unlicensed sites.

Commercial Intelligence, the independent research firm that recently studied New Jersey online gamblers (see previous report) has conducted a follow-on survey taking its knowledge of the industry to June 18 and canvassing the views of 520 New Jersey online gamblers.

Full Story: Are Things Looking Up For New Jersey Online Gambling? »

SPORTECH AND NYX GAMING IN SURPRISE NEW JERSEY INTERNET GAMBLING DEAL.

20th June, 2014 at 05:04:26
Agreement with Resorts Casino Hotel poses the question "what about Pokerstars?"

According to statements issued by Sportech plc and NYX Gaming the two companies, acting together in their SNG Interactive joint venture have sealed an agreement with the New Jersey land operator Resorts Casino Hotel to provide a new online gambling platform licensed under New Jersey regulations.

Full Story: Sportech And Nyx Gaming In Surprise New Jersey Internet Gambling Deal. »

MASSACHUSETTS SENATE TAKES ONLINE GAMBLING OFF THE BUDGET DEBATE

20th June, 2014 at 05:04:26
State Sen. Michael Rush's legalisation ploy fails.

Massachusetts state Sen. Michael Rush's attempt to insert an online gambling amendment into the current budgetary debate in the state Senate (see previous reports) has failed.

Full Story: Massachusetts Senate Takes Online Gambling Off The Budget Debate »

US FEDERAL COURT RULES THAT ONLINE GAMBLING ACCOUNTS MUST BE REPORTED

20th June, 2014 at 05:04:26
Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts Report required on internet gambling account holdings of over $10,000.

A US federal court has ruled that amounts of over $10,000 held by US citizens in internet banking or gambling accounts must be declared to the tax authorities.

Full Story: Us Federal Court Rules That Online Gambling Accounts Must Be Reported »

NEW GAMES FROM WILLIAMS INTERACTIVE AND PLAY N GO

20th June, 2014 at 05:04:26
Pirate fleets to enchanted crystals in latest slot themes.

New slots starting to appear on internet casinos powered by Williams Interactive and PlaynGo are sporting four new slots with themes ranging from pirate fleets to enchanted crystals.

Full Story: New Games From Williams Interactive And Play N Go »

BOVADA EXITS MORE U.S. MARKETS

20th June, 2014 at 05:04:26
North American-facing online gambling operator halts new sign-ups from Delaware and Nevada.

The North American-facing online gambling operator Bovada, which recently stopped accepting players from New Jersey (see previous report) has extended the ban to Delaware and Nevada as well, thus distancing itself from all three of the legalised online gambling state jurisdictions in the United States.

Full Story: Bovada Exits More U.s. Markets »

A.S.A. LAUNCHES INVESTIGATION INTO LADBROKES T.V. ADVERT.

20th June, 2014 at 05:04:26
"Betting Men" ad triggered over 80 complaints from the public.

The UK online and land gambling group Ladbrokes' latest television advert "The Betting Men" (see previous reports) is to be the subject of an Advertising Standards Authority enquiry following over 80 complaints from the public over its alleged glamourising of gambling as an enhancement of personal qualities.

Full Story: A.s.a. Launches Investigation Into Ladbrokes T.v. Advert. »

PORTUGUESE GOVERNMENT GREEN LIGHTS ONLINE GAMBLING LAW

20th June, 2014 at 05:04:26
Will parliament rubberstamp the legislation?

Portugal's slow but inexorable march towards nationally regulated and licensed online gambling (see previous reports) continued Thursday with the news that the government has signed off on the proposed legislation, which now goes to parliament for its imprimatur.

Full Story: Portuguese Government Green Lights Online Gambling Law »

LEANDER JOINS THE EVERYMATRIX MIX

20th June, 2014 at 05:04:26
More games diversity for the white label provider's portfolio.

Online gambling games developer Leander Games has become the latest content supplier to make its games available to white label online casino and spoortsbook provider EveryMatrix.

Full Story: Leander Joins The Everymatrix Mix »

GBP 3.9 MLLION WIN ON MICROGAMING SLOT

20th June, 2014 at 05:04:26
Microgaming's big progressive delivers another jackpot.

An unnamed Microgaming online casino has reported a major progressive jackpot win on Microgaming's Mega Moolah slot.

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