Gambling News 21st January, 2015

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CULTURE DEPARTMENT RESPONDS TO ALEXANDER COMPLAINT (Update)

21st January, 2015 at 15:12:57
But does not comment on accusation that it is "resistant to change" on gambling advertising policy.

Liberal Democrat politician Danny Alexander 's complaint about invasive gambling advertising and a slow review of the issue earlier today (see previous report) has met with a quick response from the British government's Department of Culture Media and Sport (DCMS).

Full Story: Culture Department Responds To Alexander Complaint (update) »

STAUNTON THE NEW TOP UNIBET MAN DOWNUNDER

21st January, 2015 at 15:12:57
Online gambling industry veteran takes over from Patrik Andersson.

Unibet has appointed online gambling industry veteran Peter Staunton to take over as General Manager of its Australian operations from Patrik Andersson.

Full Story: Staunton The New Top Unibet Man Downunder »

2014 WAS A BAD YEAR FOR LAND GAMBLING COMPANIES

21st January, 2015 at 15:12:57
$100 billion wiped off stock market valuations.

According to a report from Global Betting and Gaming Consultants, which monitors the gambling market, major industry companies around the world suffered more than $100 billion wiped off their stock market valuations between January 2014 and January 2015.

Full Story: 2014 Was A Bad Year For Land Gambling Companies »

NEW NETENT ONLINE SLOT READY TO LAUNCH

21st January, 2015 at 15:12:57
Tornado has a farming theme.

Swedish online gambling software developer Net Entertainment has released details on a new slot titled Tornado: Farm Escape which will be launched this week.

Full Story: New Netent Online Slot Ready To Launch »

NCLGS ADOPTS POLICY FRAMEWORK FOR INTERNET GAMBLING

21st January, 2015 at 15:12:57
Go to guide for U.S. States interested in internet gambling or not.

The U.S. National Council of Legislators from Gaming States (NCLGS) announced the adoption of the U.S. Policy Framework for the Regulation of Internet Gambling, a policy that has been a year in the making.

Full Story: Nclgs Adopts Policy Framework For Internet Gambling »

CORPORATE SHUFFLE AT INSPIRED GAMING GROUP

21st January, 2015 at 05:26:16
Focus on further growth in mobile and the UK

Virtual sports and SBG video lottery provider Inspired Gaming Group has undergone a corporate restructure announcing numerous changes in its senior structure as follows:

Full Story: Corporate Shuffle At Inspired Gaming Group »

CANADIAN STOCK EXCHANGE ACCOLADES FOR AMAYA GAMING

21st January, 2015 at 02:55:58
Company and chief exec both honoured.

Montreal-based online gambling group Amaya Gaming Inc. has been selected as the Toronto Stock Exchange Tech Stock of the Year, and chairman and CEO David Baazov honoured as TSX Tech Executive of the Year by Cantech Letter.

Full Story: Canadian Stock Exchange Accolades For Amaya Gaming »

U.K. POLITICAL ROW BREWING OVER GAMBLING ADVERTS

21st January, 2015 at 02:55:58
Leaked papers show dissension between members of the governing coalition.

In Britain, leaked Cabinet-level correspondence indicating a rift between governing coalition partners the Conservative Party and the Liberal Democrats on the extent of gambling advertising has been publicised by the Daily Mail newspaper.

Full Story: U.k. Political Row Brewing Over Gambling Adverts »

FIRST SENET RESPONSIBLE GAMBLING ADVERT TO SCREEN FRIDAY

21st January, 2015 at 02:55:58
Initial shot in a campaign backed by bookmakers William Hill, Ladbrokes, Coral and Paddy Power.

The first Senet Group television campaign to promote responsible gambling is all set to debut on British television screens this Friday.

Full Story: First Senet Responsible Gambling Advert To Screen Friday »

SEARCHING QUESTIONS ON U.S. ENFORCEMENT TACTICS

21st January, 2015 at 02:55:58
Some the ruses employed by federal agents push the envelope.

Questions around the tactics deployed by federal enforcement agencies in their actions against alleged criminals again surfaced this week with the news that, without admitting wrongdoing, the US Justice Department has agreed a $134,000 settlement with New York plaintiff Sondra Arquiett.

Full Story: Searching Questions On U.s. Enforcement Tactics »

BEACHFRONT PAD FOR AUSSIE GAMBLING EXEC

21st January, 2015 at 02:55:58
William Hill Australia CEO confirmed as buyer of A$13 million Sydney waterfront home.

Rumours last October that William Hill Australia CEO Tom Waterhouse had bought a sumptuous beach pad in a top Sydney suburb for A$13 million have been confirmed, according to the Property Observer, which claims that Waterhouse paid A$2 million over the asking price after the house had been on the market for just two weeks.

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