Gambling News 24th January, 2015

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RUSSIA PLANS NEW MOVE AGAINST ILLEGAL GAMBLING OPERATORS

24th January, 2015 at 02:31:36
Dedicated payment portal will exclude illegal operators.

The Russian authorities are planning a new weapon in their fight against illegal online gambling - a dedicated payment portal for online sports betting transactions that will provide player access only to authorised operators.

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ONLINE SPORTS BETTING PUNTER DENIED $100,000 WIN

24th January, 2015 at 02:31:36
Leonbets claims punter held multiple accounts in contravention of T&Cs.

In what could be a new online gambling scandal, a sports betting punter has claimed to Sportsbook Review that the Belize-registered operator Leonbets Gaming has unjustifiably disqualified $100,000 in winnings achieved over a two month period.

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GREEK GAMBLING COMPANIES EXPERIENCE ANOTHER BAD YEAR

24th January, 2015 at 02:31:36
10 percent year-on-year decline in revenues reported.

The mainly terrestrial companies in Greek's gambling industry have experienced another year of decline, reports the Greek newspaper Ekathimerini.

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CRUISE COMPANY TO OFFER MOBILE GAMBLING ON BOARD

24th January, 2015 at 02:31:36
Scientific Games clinches mobile provision contract.

The US luxury cruise liner operator Carnival Corporation has inked a deal with Scientific Games that will see SG's i-gaming mobile platform used to offer adult guests the ability to wager on their mobile devices throughout its ships while in international waters.

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ELRAY GETS MORE ASIAN MARKETING CLOUT

24th January, 2015 at 02:31:36
Online gambling group buys 25 percent share in AsiaLink.

Elray Gaming, the online gambling group founded by former RTG operator Brian Goodman, has announced the acquisition of a 25 percent share in Hong Kong customer service and marketing company AsiaLink for a consideration of an unspecified amount of Preferred Series C stock with a 24 month restriction on conversion.

Full Story: Elray Gets More Asian Marketing Clout »

MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR ONLINE GAMBLING RING BUSTED IN VIETNAM

24th January, 2015 at 02:31:36
Ten arrested in police swoop.

Tuoi Tre News in Vietnam reports that the police have dismantled an illegal online gambling ring and arrested ten individuals involved in the enterprise, including the ringleader, 33-year-old To Cong Hung, a gay magazine owner based in Ho Chi Minh City.

Full Story: Multi-million Dollar Online Gambling Ring Busted In Vietnam »