Gambling News 04th July, 2014

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HUNGARIANS BLACK LIST ONLINE GAMBLING SITES

04th July, 2014 at 10:58:54
Tax office orders temporary block by National Media and Infocommunications Authority.

The Hungarians have joined the online gambling blacklisting brigade, according to a report in the Budapest Times which records that the Hungarian Tax Office has ordered the temporary blocking of three domains used by unlicensed gambling sites.

Full Story: Hungarians Black List Online Gambling Sites »

GOOGLEGLASS TO BE USED ON GAMBLING T.V. CHANNEL

04th July, 2014 at 10:58:54
Betfair to use Google Glass on At The Races program.

UK online gambling group Betfair is show off its early adapter internet skills by becoming the first bookmaking company to use Google Glass in its television presentations.

Full Story: Googleglass To Be Used On Gambling T.v. Channel »

MORE EXPOSURE FOR BETFRED BONUS HOUR SHOW

04th July, 2014 at 10:58:54
Data provider Satellite Information Services to digitally stream the Saturday morning show to clients.

Satellite Information Services, a British sports data provider and broadcaster, is partnering with major bookmaker Betfred in a project to extend the reach of the Betfred Bonus Hour, a popular Saturday morning television feature.

Full Story: More Exposure For Betfred Bonus Hour Show »

FAREWELL TO TWO ONLINE CASINO BRANDS

04th July, 2014 at 10:58:54
Cinema and Sun Vegas have outlived their value.

The Vegas Partner Lounge online casino group is consolidating its group of online venues and has announced that it is to shutter two of its veteran brands, Cinema Casino and Sun Vegas Casino.

Full Story: Farewell To Two Online Casino Brands »

VIETNAM POLICE BREAK UP INTERNET FOOTBALL BETTING RING

04th July, 2014 at 10:58:54
Bets to the value of $47.6 million taken by Ho Chi Minh City illegal enterprise.

Vietnam police in Ho Chi Minh City report that a major online gambling ring that has facilitated over $47.6 million in bets on international football games has been broken up.

Full Story: Vietnam Police Break Up Internet Football Betting Ring »

EUROPEAN COMMISSION WANTS WARNINGS ON BETTING ADVERTS

04th July, 2014 at 10:58:54
Gambling is as dangerous to health as cigarettes?

The enforcement arm of the European Union, the European Commission, is to recommend to member states that they pass legislation requiring online gambling operators to display cigarette-style health warnings on all online gambling advertisements.

Full Story: European Commission Wants Warnings On Betting Adverts »

WILLIAM HILL APPOINTS NEW CHIEF EXECUTIVE

04th July, 2014 at 02:03:35
The rumours were true - it's Henderson for the hot seat.

Rumours last month that James Henderson would be appointed chief executive of the William Hill plc online and land gambling group (see previous reports) proved accurate Friday with the official announcement of his appointment by the company.

Full Story: William Hill Appoints New Chief Executive »

CHINESE GAMBLING DEFENDANTS SENTENCED

04th July, 2014 at 02:03:35
68 given various jail sentences.

A conclusion was reached Thursday in what has been described as one of China's biggest online gambling ring busts - and there have been a few - when a court Guangzhou, Guangdong province sentenced 68 defendants to terms of imprisonment ranging from 17 months to 9 years, depending on how deeply involved they were in the illegal enterprise.

Full Story: Chinese Gambling Defendants Sentenced »

MORE FLEXIBILITY ON PLATFORMS IN NEW JERSEY ONLINE GAMBLING

04th July, 2014 at 02:03:35
Five-site limit remains in place, but operators can have more than one software platform.

Following discussions with operators, and now that the intrastate online gambling system is firmly embedded and operational, the New Jersey regulator has allowed more flexibility regarding the number of software platforms deployed by each operator.

Full Story: More Flexibility On Platforms In New Jersey Online Gambling »

EVOLUTION PENETRATES DANISH MARKET WITH LIVE DEALER ACTION

04th July, 2014 at 02:03:35
Deal with Danske Spil comes to fruition.

The Malta studios of live dealer provider Evolution Gaming have commenced live-streaming casino action to the former Danish online gambling monopoly Danske Spil following an agreement signed earlier this year (see previous reports).

Full Story: Evolution Penetrates Danish Market With Live Dealer Action »

CHINESE TECHNOLOGY FIRMS SCORE FROM WORLD CUP BETTING

04th July, 2014 at 02:03:35
By providing their technology platforms for China's huge legal sports lotteries, some companies are creating exciting new revenues.

The massive amount of Asian - and particularly Chinese - betting on the current football World Cup has again underlined the huge potential of this deeply restricted market...and companies not directly involved in the wagering process are benefiting handsomely, reports the Agence France Presse news agency.

Full Story: Chinese Technology Firms Score From World Cup Betting »