Gambling News 21st July, 2014

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ONLINE GAMBLING OPERATOR IN SPONSORSHIP DEAL WITH MOTOR RACING

21st July, 2014 at 10:36:06
Interwetten and Lotus Formula One team up.

The German online sports betting company Interwetten will receive visual exposure on racing cars in two Grand Prixes running following its sponsorship agreement with Lotus Formula One recently.

Full Story: Online Gambling Operator In Sponsorship Deal With Motor Racing »

TURKEY TELECOMMS REGULATOR SERIOUS ABOUT BLOCKING ONLINE GAMBLING SITES

21st July, 2014 at 10:36:06
110 websites blocked over the past five years, regulator reveals.

Don't doubt the determination of Turkish regulators to block online gambling sites found to be offering unauthorised services to Turkish punters, is the message from the Turkish National Lottery and TIB, the country's telecommunications regulator.

Full Story: Turkey Telecomms Regulator Serious About Blocking Online Gambling Sites »

SOCIAL CASINO EXEC STARTS HIS OWN COMPANY

21st July, 2014 at 10:36:06
Tanuki Entertainment develops mobile and HTML5 casual games.

Aided and abetted by his wife Susie, former DoubleDown Interactive content director Matthew Gillikin has started his own company, titled Tanuki Entertainment, and has already completed four games as an independent game developer.

Full Story: Social Casino Exec Starts His Own Company »

BETCLIC TO TRANSFER ELEMENTS AWAY FROM GIBRALTAR?

21st July, 2014 at 10:36:06
Current review will decide who goes and who stays.

In an attempt to optimise its operational structure, Betclic Everest senior managers are reportedly about to review the company's Gibraltar-based online gambling elements, which focus on the company's sport trading and administrative functions.

Full Story: Betclic To Transfer Elements Away From Gibraltar? »

NEW MEMBER FOR DUTCH GAMBLING REGULATORY BOARD

21st July, 2014 at 06:19:52
Civil servant Joop Pot appointed by State Secretary of Security and Justice.

With effect from November 1st 2014 Joop Pot (64) has been appointed by the State Secretary of Security and Justice to the board of directors of the Dutch gambling regulator Kansspelautoriteit.

Full Story: New Member For Dutch Gambling Regulatory Board »

MAJOR GAMBLING COMPANIES ADDED TO HUNGARIAN BLACK LIST

21st July, 2014 at 06:19:52
Operators accused of offering unauthorised gambling to Hungarians.

Hungarian tax and customs officials have added three more major European online gambling companies to the Eastern European nation's growing black list of operators it claims are offering gambling services to Hungarians without the necessary authority.

Full Story: Major Gambling Companies Added To Hungarian Black List »

PHILIPPINES INTERNET CAFE PROVIDER SEES Q2 DIP IN PROFITS

21st July, 2014 at 02:57:00
Philweb Q2 revenues up, but profit declines.

Higher interest rate costs are blamed for a decline in operating profit at Asian internet cafe provider Philweb in Q2-2014, despite higher revenues.

Full Story: Philippines Internet Cafe Provider Sees Q2 Dip In Profits »

PREACHING TO THE CONVERTED

21st July, 2014 at 02:57:00
RGT's survey on self-exclusion at online casinos reveals little that is not already known, but still needs attention.

Britain's Responsible Gambling Trust has confirmed in its latest survey that there is wide consensus among online and land gambling operators on the priorities for self- exclusion as a harm minimisation tool.

Full Story: Preaching To The Converted »

A QUESTION OF ETHICS AND HYPOCRISY

21st July, 2014 at 02:57:00
The Guardian newspaper's venture into online gambling under the microscope.

Is it hypocritical for a national newspaper that espouses high moral values and warns on the pitfalls of gambling to allow its commercial division to become actively involved in online and mobile sports wagering?

Full Story: A Question Of Ethics And Hypocrisy »