Gambling News 27th February, 2015

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KENTUCKY TIGHTENS UP ON INTERNET CAFE ONLINE GAMBLING

27th February, 2015 at 16:49:31
New law adds internet-enabled computers to the list of defined gambling devices under certain circumstances.

With internet cafe "sweepstakes" style betting clearly in mind, the Kentucky state Senate has unanimously passed a measure adding internet-access computers to the list of proscribed gambling devices under certain circumstances.

Full Story: Kentucky Tightens Up On Internet Cafe Online Gambling »

OPPOSITION NO-SHOW FOR U.S. ONLINE GAMBLING DEBATE

27th February, 2015 at 16:49:31
PPA needles Adelson faction over failure to pitch their argument.

A no-show at an open debate on online gambling legalisation in Washington DC this week has left opponents of the concept vulnerable to jibes from the Poker Players Alliance, which spoke on behalf of the industry.

Full Story: Opposition No-show For U.s. Online Gambling Debate »

THIEVING GAMBLER JAILED FOR TWO YEARS

27th February, 2015 at 16:49:31
23-year-old claims he stole money to feed an online gambling problem.

English online gambler Joshua Walwyn (23) was sentenced by the Bradford Crown Court this week to 2 years in jail for stealing GBP 231,383 from his telecom firm employer Abzorb over a period of two years to feed his online gambling habit.

Full Story: Thieving Gambler Jailed For Two Years »

INTERNET GAMBLING ON THE AGENDA FOR U.S. TRIBAL CONFERENCE

27th February, 2015 at 16:49:31
Third annual Indian Country Congress will debate recent developments.

Online gambling will again be front-and-centre in California later this year when the third annual Indian Country Congress meets June 10 in Pala.

Full Story: Internet Gambling On The Agenda For U.s. Tribal Conference »

ARJEL TAKING ANOTHER RUN AT SHARED PLAYER POOLS

27th February, 2015 at 16:49:31
Will the politicians cooperate this time?

After failing to persuade French politicians that shared pools are essential to success in online poker last year and earlier this year (see previous reports) the French regulator ARJEL is taking another run at it, according to various online media reports.

Full Story: Arjel Taking Another Run At Shared Player Pools »

GTECH SELECTS I.G.T. AS THE PRINCIPAL BRAND GOING FORWARD

27th February, 2015 at 16:49:31
$6.4 million acquisition creates a gambling super-group.

With the completion of its $6.4 billion acquisition of International Game Technology now in sight (see previous reports), GTech has commenced a corporate restructuring dividing the new super-group into four divisions and moving into the future with IGT as the main corporate brand.

Full Story: Gtech Selects I.g.t. As The Principal Brand Going Forward »

ONLINE OPERATIONS SHINE AGAIN FOR WILLIAM HILL P.L.C.

27th February, 2015 at 16:49:31
Digital division recorded record profits in 2014 of GBP 177.7 million.

William Hill plc posted its 2014 FY results Thursday, demonstrating that its diversification strategy continues to work, and showcasing on a group basis:

Full Story: Online Operations Shine Again For William Hill P.l.c. »

FULL TILT LAUNCHES NETENT ONLINE CASINO GAMES

27th February, 2015 at 16:49:31
Deal signed almost a year ago comes to fruition.

Back in April 2014, Swedish online gambling software developer Net Entertainment signed an agreement with Full Tilt and Pokerstars parent Rational Group to deliver online casino games and services for the Full Tilt platform as the subsidiary prepared to offer casino as well as poker action (see previous reports).

Full Story: Full Tilt Launches Netent Online Casino Games »