Gambling News 17th January, 2015

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SOUTH AFRICAN GOVERNMENT SPEAKS OUT ON LEGALISATION (Update)

17th January, 2015 at 03:17:10
DTI statement follows casino association warnings and proposed launch of a legalisation bill by the Opposition.

The South African government's Department of Trade and Industry has reacted to warnings on internet gambling issued earlier this week by the Casino Association of South Africa, and the news that a member of the Opposition is preparing the launch of a fresh online gambling legalisation bill (see previous reports)

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ONLINE GAMBLING A KEY MALTA INDUSTRY

17th January, 2015 at 03:17:10
The sector employs 8,000 Maltese and is the second largest contributor to GDP.

The importance of online gambling licensing and regulation to the Malta economy has been underlined in a World Folio article detailing the industry's contribution to the Mediterranean island's affairs.

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TOUGH LUCK FOR GOBETGO PUNTERS

17th January, 2015 at 03:17:10
GoBetGo Sportsbook abruptly departs the market.

After a number of slow-pay player complaints and at least one short hiatus in operations to change to a.net domain, the Curacao-licensed online sports betting site GoBetGo has finally folded, it appears from a website advisory this week.

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U.S. LAND CASINO COMPANY GEARS UP FOR ONLINE ACTION

17th January, 2015 at 03:17:10
Penn National Gaming has hired experienced online gambling exec Chris Sheffield to prepare for an entry into the online gambling sector.

If you were wondering where former Betfred m.d. Chris Sheffield went when he resigned after an almost four-year stint with the UK online bookmaker, here's the skinny.

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UK POKER PRO TO PAY A HEFTY PRICE FOR FRAUD (Update)

17th January, 2015 at 03:17:10
15 months jail-time could be boosted by six more years if Woods does not pay back GBPO 1 million.

The fraud cases against on line poker pro Darren Woods (29) has come to a conclusion in the Sheffield Crown Courts, England, with the poker pro paying a heavy price for his lack of integrity (see previous reports).

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