Gambling News 15th January, 2015

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AUSTRIAN VETERAN GAMBLING EXEC TO LEAD MERKUR MARKETING

15th January, 2015 at 15:05:35
Jens Halle will head up global sales and distribution in Gauselmann Group subsidiary.

The speculation regarding Jens Halle's next career move after vacating his post as m.d. of Austrian

Full Story: Austrian Veteran Gambling Exec To Lead Merkur Marketing »

PHOENIX CITY OFFICIALS MOVE AGAINST INTERNET CAFE GAMBLING

15th January, 2015 at 15:05:35
Two i-cafes shuttered.

The Arizona Department of Gaming is involved in enforcement moves in Phoenix that have shuttered two internet cafes accused of offering illegal online gambling.

Full Story: Phoenix City Officials Move Against Internet Cafe Gambling »

BREAKDOWN OF LATEST NEW JERSEY ONLINE GAMBLING RESULTS

15th January, 2015 at 15:05:35
December stats show Borgata and PartyPoker are still leading the online gambling market.

December figures released Wednesday by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement show that online gambling revenues continue to provide a useful component in overall Atlantic City gambling numbers (see previous report) and were in fact up 22.8 percent on the same period last year at $10.7 million (December 2013: $7.4 million).

Full Story: Breakdown Of Latest New Jersey Online Gambling Results »

CLARION GAMING ACQUIRED BY P.E. GROUP

15th January, 2015 at 15:05:35
ICE and EiG organiser sold for a handsome profit.

The industry's top conference and expo organiser, Clarion Gaming has been sold to a UK private equity firm, Provindence Equity, for GBP 200 million.

Full Story: Clarion Gaming Acquired By P.e. Group »

NEW SPORTSBOOK SOFTWARE FROM FEN GAMING

15th January, 2015 at 15:05:35
Desktop and mobile both covered in new product.

The Malta-based Internet gambling software developer and provider FENgaming has launched a new version of its sportsbook software and i-gaming platform, including a new bonus management tool.

Full Story: New Sportsbook Software From Fen Gaming »

BELGIAN REGULATOR APPROVES FIRST LIVE DEALER SOFTWARE

15th January, 2015 at 15:05:35
European Gaming Studios claims it is the first to achieve full compliance with Belgian regulatory requirements.

Live dealer software provider European Gaming Studios announced Thursday that the product is the first fully compliant Live Dealer solution for the Belgian market, following its recent approval by the Belgian Gaming Commission.

Full Story: Belgian Regulator Approves First Live Dealer Software »

ONLINE GAMBLING LEGALISATION BILL FOR NEW YORK SOON?

15th January, 2015 at 15:05:35
Media reports claim that NY Assemblyman Gary Pretlow could be about to launch a bill.

2015 is off to an exciting start in terms of US gambling legalisation, with political activity reported from Washington state, California and Mississippi (see previous reports), but there may well be another initiative - this one in New York - building momentum.

Full Story: Online Gambling Legalisation Bill For New York Soon? »

BETCLIC EVEREST RELAUNCHES ONLINE MONTE CARLO CASINO

15th January, 2015 at 15:05:35
Iconic brand forms the theme for a new-look online casino.

Partnered by its part-owner, Société des Bains de Mer (SBM), the Betclic Everest online gambling group has re-launched the online version of the venerable land gambling venue Monte Carlo Casino.

Isabelle Andres, CEO of Betclic Everest, said in a media statement Thursday:

"Designing the official online counterpart to the Monte Carlo casino was always going to be a daunting challenge. We are proud of ...

Full Story: Betclic Everest Relaunches Online Monte Carlo Casino »

DAILY FANTASY SPORTS A LUCRATIVE BUSINESS

15th January, 2015 at 15:05:35
Market leader FanDuel's latest numbers show the way.

If you ever doubted the potential of the daily fantasy sports betting business, think again; the latest numbers from one of the market leaders illustrates the boom that is being experienced as US players in particular flock to d.f.s. sites and pay to predict the fortunes of their imaginary teams for fun and hopefully profit.

Full Story: Daily Fantasy Sports A Lucrative Business »

MACAU GAMBLING ADVERTISING PIQUES POLITICIANS INTEREST

15th January, 2015 at 03:28:36
Wants amendments to regulations to combat illegal gambling advertising

According to the Macau Business Daily a new wave of online gambling advertising via text, flyers and taxi advertisements at China's Zhuhai border has spurred politician Chan Meng Kam to submit an enquiry to the Chinese Government.

Full Story: Macau Gambling Advertising Piques Politicians Interest »

LOUISIANA BOOKIE SENTENCED IN ILLEGAL SPORTS GAMBLING CASE (Update)

15th January, 2015 at 03:28:36
79-year-old serial offender sentenced to prison

Federal Judge Helen G. Berrigan of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana sentenced Frank J. Frabbiele (79) Wednesday to eight months in prison for operating an illegal sports gambling business.

Full Story: Louisiana Bookie Sentenced In Illegal Sports Gambling Case (update) »

LATEST FIGURES FROM NEW JERSEY REGULATORS

15th January, 2015 at 03:28:36
Beats expectation

The New Jersey Division of Gambling Enforcement (NJDGE) reported a 4.5 percent decline in annual revenue to $2.74 billion from its combined Atlantic City and online gambling operations.

Full Story: Latest Figures From New Jersey Regulators »

WILLIAM HILL ENDS LINCOLN HANDICAP SPONSORSHIP

15th January, 2015 at 03:28:36
Blames implementation of POC Tax

Gambling giant William Hill has cut a long-running sponsorship from its marketing portfolio as a direct consequence of the recently implemented POC Tax.

Full Story: William Hill Ends Lincoln Handicap Sponsorship »