Gambling News 18th February, 2015

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SWEDISH GOVERNMENT DELAYS GAMBLING REFORM

18th February, 2015 at 13:24:20
Budget comes first, says Public Administration Minister.

Apparently undeterred by being referred to the European Court of Justice by the European Commission for having non-compliant gambling laws, the Swedish government has indicated that its gambling reform laws are on the back burner until mid-2015.

Full Story: Swedish Government Delays Gambling Reform »

HARBOUR GAMING LAUNCH LUCKYBALLS

18th February, 2015 at 13:24:20
Redesigned and offering a range of content from third party suppliers

Harbour Gaming Affiliates have launched its redesigned Lucky Balls.com flagship brand focused on the UK.

Full Story: Harbour Gaming Launch Luckyballs »

FRESH CONTENT FOR MINOTAURO MEDIA ONLINE CASINOS

18th February, 2015 at 13:24:20
Thunderkick and Aristocrat games integrated through NYX

Casino Luck and Next Casino, owned by Dublin-based Minotauro Media Ltd, have reportedly integrated content from Thunderkick AB and Aristocrat.

Full Story: Fresh Content For Minotauro Media Online Casinos »

BEDE GAMING ON RECRUITMENT DRIVE FOLLOWING RANK GROUP DEAL

18th February, 2015 at 13:24:20
Expansion in personnel to handle volume of new business

Newcastle-headquartered Bede Gaming is looking for up to 75 new staff members following its multi-million pound digital platform deal with Rank Group at the end of January 2015.

Full Story: Bede Gaming On Recruitment Drive Following Rank Group Deal »

BETAIR CHELTENHAM CAMPAIGN TAP TAP BOOM!

18th February, 2015 at 13:24:20
Horse driven rally cars in new marketing initiative

Betfair's latest campaign features horses driving rally cars in the lead up to the Cheltenham Festival.

Full Story: Betair Cheltenham Campaign Tap Tap Boom! »

BETFAIR TVG ACQUIRES HRTV HORSERACING NETWORK

18th February, 2015 at 09:33:48
Will bring leading U.S. racetracks under one TV network

Betfair Group plc subsidiary TVG has acquired the Stronach Group's HRTV horse racing television network for an initial consideration of $25 million. Based on TVG's handle a further consideration of up to $47.8 million over a seven-year period will be payable.

Full Story: Betfair Tvg Acquires Hrtv Horseracing Network »

MACAU GAMBLING TAXES DOWN

18th February, 2015 at 01:45:43
Taxman feels the pain of the gambling island's reduced business in January.

The Macau taxman felt the pain of the drop in gambling business on the island during January, reporting that tax revenues declined 27.5 percent.

Full Story: Macau Gambling Taxes Down »

FIVE HELD BY DUTCH POLICE ON GAMBLING RING CHARGES

18th February, 2015 at 01:45:43
Allegations of match-fixing associated with illegal betting enterprise.

The Dutch police have carried out a series of raids following the arrest of five men accused of running an illegal sports betting enterprise and money laundering.

Full Story: Five Held By Dutch Police On Gambling Ring Charges »

ADELSON OPPONENTS NEED BETTER SPIN, SAY EXPERTS

18th February, 2015 at 01:45:43
Well-funded Adelson lobbyists better at packaging their message.

The online gambling banning struggle between lobbyists funded generously by land casino baron Sheldon Adelson and the allegedly less well-coordinated persuaders who oppose such a ban has attracted critiques from experts in the field.

Full Story: Adelson Opponents Need Better Spin, Say Experts »

AMERICAN GANMING ASSOCIATION UNVEILS PRE-ELECTION P.R. CAMPAIGN

18th February, 2015 at 01:45:43
Making sure that presidential candidates understand the value of gambling in America.

The American Gaming Association, trade body for the nation's land gambling operators, is gearing up for a PR campaign designed to coincide with the 2016 presidential elections and ensure that candidates fully understand the importance of gambling to the US economy.

Full Story: American Ganming Association Unveils Pre-election P.r. Campaign »

DISAPPOINTING YEAR FOR R.A.Y.

18th February, 2015 at 01:45:43
Finnish gambling operator sees drop in revenues and zero growth in 2014.

It's been a tough 2014 for Finnish gambling operator RAY, which this week reported a 1.9 percent year-on-year drop in revenues to Euro 776 million due to "challenging" local market conditions.

Full Story: Disappointing Year For R.a.y. »

REVEL BUYER STILL INTERESTED

18th February, 2015 at 01:45:43
Straub contests attempts by Revel owners to terminate sale agreement and keep his deposit.

The drama over the sale of Atlantic City's bankrupt Revel building continued Tuesday, when bankruptcy court Judge Gloria Burns postponed a decision on whether to terminate a $95.4 million auction sale agreement with Florida developer Glenn Straub.

Full Story: Revel Buyer Still Interested »