Gambling News 26th February, 2015

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NETHERLANDS AUTHORITY INCREASES RESPONSIBLE GAMBLING MEASURES

26th February, 2015 at 19:36:15
Slogan to be incorporated in all advertising and promotional material

The Netherlands gaming authority Kansspelautoriteit has introduced the slogan "Play Responsibly" giving licences and operators across the Dutch gambling sector until July 1, 2015 to integrate the slogan into all advertising and promotional activities.

Full Story: Netherlands Authority Increases Responsible Gambling Measures »

666BET IN LICENSING AGREEMENT WITH METRIC GAMING

26th February, 2015 at 19:36:15
For SuperLive and Bettor Option products

666BET will incorporate Metric Gaming's SuperLive and Bettor Option products into its sportsbook offer following a licensing agreement this week. SuperLive is Metric Gaming's flagship product which, optimised for mobile devices, deploys HTML5 and push technology for in-play betting.

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RESORTS CASINO GIVEN THE GREEN LIGHT FOR ONLINE GAMBLING

26th February, 2015 at 10:18:40
Atlantic City land operator is a potential partner for Pokerstars.

Atlantic City casino operator Resorts Casino Hotel has been given the greenlight for internet gambling operations by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement after a comprehensive five-day test period overseen by DGE inspectors.

Full Story: Resorts Casino Given The Green Light For Online Gambling »

ONLINE GAMBLING ON THE CARDS AGAIN IN PENNSYLVANIA

26th February, 2015 at 10:18:40
New bill introduced to the House by Representative John Payne.

Republican Representative John Payne has wasted no time in getting online gambling legalisation on to the agenda in this year's sitting of the Pennsylvania Legislature, introducing his bill HB 649 to the House, although the full content has yet to be seen.

Full Story: Online Gambling On The Cards Again In Pennsylvania »

CORAL ONLINE GAMING ACCUSED OF MISLEADING ADVERTISING

26th February, 2015 at 10:18:40
Questions regarding possible IT glitch in website betting offer.

The online betting operations of the Coral UK gambling group are currently under fire following player complaints that misleading bets advertised on its website had prejudiced players, but that the company had refused to approve refunds of deposits.

Full Story: Coral Online Gaming Accused Of Misleading Advertising »

SOLID ONLINE QUARTERLY FOR CHURCHILL DOWNS

26th February, 2015 at 10:18:40
Recently acquired Big Fish Games delivers an impressive performance, but interest payments weigh on profits.

Big Fish Games, a Seattle-based social gaming company acquired late last year by Churchill Downs Inc., for $13.9 million (see previous InfoPowa reports) turned in an impressive performance in the fourth quarter and FY results posted by CDI this week.

Full Story: Solid Online Quarterly For Churchill Downs »

NEW PORTUGUESE ONLINE GAMBLING LAW IMMINENT?

26th February, 2015 at 10:18:40
Speculation that implementation is just days away.

The long wait on the finalisation of Portugal's online gambling laws may be over, if speculation in local media is to be believed.

Full Story: New Portuguese Online Gambling Law Imminent? »

PLAYTECH MOMENTUM MAINTAINED IN 2014

26th February, 2015 at 10:18:40
Online gambling software developer enjoys another record year.

2014 proved to be another good year for Playtech plc, the Isle of Man-based online gambling software developer, which posted its full year audited results Thursday.

Full Story: Playtech Momentum Maintained In 2014 »

A TENUOUS CONNECTION

26th February, 2015 at 10:18:40
Why would Korean farmers demonstrate against moves to reduce risk in gambling?

A news item from South Korea intrigued many gambling observers this week, referring to a noisy demonstration by famers against moves by the government to reduce risk for problem gamblers by the introduction of e-cards.

Full Story: A Tenuous Connection »

OPERATING PROFITS SINK AT LADBROKES

26th February, 2015 at 10:18:40
More retail betting shops to close.

Richard Glynn, CEO of the UK online and land gambling group Ladbrokes plc, departs on a decidedly low note this year after a difficult five years at the helm, with the company reporting preliminary FY 2014 results that are hardly stellar.

Full Story: Operating Profits Sink At Ladbrokes »