Gambling News 23rd February, 2015

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GTECH EXECUTIVE APPOINTMENTS (Update)

23rd February, 2015 at 19:58:45
Following departure of president and chief executive officer

In the wake of the resignation of president and chief executive officer Jaymin Patel (see previous report), GTECH has named Michael Chambrello as chief executive officer of North America Lottery and James Hurley as senior vice president of investor relations.

Full Story: Gtech Executive Appointments (update) »

POLICE CLAMP DOWN ON ICC WORLD CUP BETTING IN INDIA

23rd February, 2015 at 19:58:45
Bookmakers arrested for accepting wagers

India's Police in the provincial capital of Punjab have reportedly arrested over 15 bookmakers in a crackdown across the city, saying action would continue against illegal bookmakers and gamblers.

Full Story: Police Clamp Down On Icc World Cup Betting In India »

WILL HILL AUSTRALIAN SPORTINGBET BUSINESS TO REBRAND

23rd February, 2015 at 19:58:45
Followed by TomWaterhouse and Centrebet

William Hill will officially re-brand its Sportingbet Australia operation as William Hill in the Australian market this week followed by Centrebet and Tom Waterhouse in the near future.

Full Story: Will Hill Australian Sportingbet Business To Rebrand »

SCIENTIFIC GAMES WINS LONG RUNNING PATENT INFRINGEMENT SUIT

23rd February, 2015 at 19:58:45
Successfully challenges validity of numerous U.S. patents

Scientific Games Corporation-owned Bally Technologies, Inc (formerly SHFL Entertainment) has won a dismissal of a patent infringement lawsuit brought against it by Table Max dating back to 2009.

Full Story: Scientific Games Wins Long Running Patent Infringement Suit »

NETENT LAUNCHES STEAM TOWER SLOT (Update)

23rd February, 2015 at 19:58:45
Victorian era, modern features

Following January 2015's preview (see previous report), Net Entertainment has released its latest 5-reel, 15-line video slot title "Steam Tower" to Net Entertainment casino operators this week.

Full Story: Netent Launches Steam Tower Slot (update) »

BIG WIN AT BETFAIR NEW JERSEY ONLINE CASINO

23rd February, 2015 at 19:58:45
Valentines Day couldn't have been better for this patron

Betfair Casino has registered a record $1,522,000 jackpot win in New Jersey, the largest single payout in the State's regulated online gaming history.

Full Story: Big Win At Betfair New Jersey Online Casino »

ONLINE GAMBLING LEGALISATION BILL TABLED IN SOUTH AFRICA

23rd February, 2015 at 07:44:38
Private member bill tabled by Opposition MP will face opposition from the ruling party.

Online gambling is again up for debate following the tabling this week of private member bill PMB3-2015 seeking to legalise the pastime, which is in general anathema to the ruling African National Congress party.

Full Story: Online Gambling Legalisation Bill Tabled In South Africa »

FANTASY SPORTS MOVES TO GET ALL U.S. STATES ON BOARD

23rd February, 2015 at 07:44:38
Five US states ban cash-play fantasy sports betting, and the Fantasy Sports Freedom campaign wants them to reconsider their position.

The booming daily fantasy sports industry's Fantasy Sports Freedom drive to achieve legal recognition is currently focused on the five US states that actively prohibit the activity as illegal gambling: Arizona, Iowa, Louisiana, Montana and Washington, and hopes to convince lawmakers that its dependence on skill rather than chance will open the way.

Full Story: Fantasy Sports Moves To Get All U.s. States On Board »