Gambling News 23rd April, 2015

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CONMAN SPENT GBP IN ILL-GOTTEN GAINS AT ONLINE GAMBLING SITES

23rd April, 2015 at 20:20:57
57-year-old fraudster jailed for three years.

Gary Watts, the 57-year-old Bicester adviser who was entrusted to handle the finances of a 92-year-old woman and elderly man, but spent GBP 800,000 of their money on internet gambling (see previous reports) has been sentenced to three years in jail.

Full Story: Conman Spent Gbp In Ill-gotten Gains At Online Gambling Sites »

TROPICANA TO EXPAND ONLINE AND MOBILE PRESENCE

23rd April, 2015 at 20:20:57
Social gaming the next target for US land gambling group.

Tropicana, the US land gambling group that is already active online in New Jersey in partnership with Betfair, has the social gaming vertical in its sights following a partnership agreement with San Francisco-based Ruby Seven Studios.

Full Story: Tropicana To Expand Online And Mobile Presence »

PADDY POWER APPOINTS NEW CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER

23rd April, 2015 at 20:20:57
20-year marketing veteran Gavin Thompson selected for the post.

The marketing publication Drum reports that 20-year marketing professional Gav Thompson has been appointed to the Chief Marketing Officer post at land and online gambling group Paddy Power, and will take up his new responsibilities in June this year.

Full Story: Paddy Power Appoints New Chief Marketing Officer »

EVERYMATRIX PROMOTES ACCOUNT MANAGER TO C.O.O.

23rd April, 2015 at 20:20:57
Doina Stefanescu has successfully led the group's Account Management team for the last two years.

Turnkey online casino and sportsbook provider EveryMatrix has announced the promotion of Doina Stefanescu as Chief Operations Officer.

Full Story: Everymatrix Promotes Account Manager To C.o.o. »

TAIWAN POLICE ASSIST IN INTERNATIONAL ONLINE GAMBLING PROBE

23rd April, 2015 at 20:20:57
CIB helps bust illegal betting Web sites.

The Taipei Times reports that a Taiwanese man has been picked up in a joint international probe into an online gambling syndicate that has seen the arrests of 1,063 people.

Full Story: Taiwan Police Assist In International Online Gambling Probe »

PLAYSCREEN LAUNCHES BLACKJACK ON THE APPLE WATCH

23rd April, 2015 at 20:20:57
Maryland social games developer joins the pioneers of wearable gambling technology.

Baltimore, Maryland-based PlayScreen, LLC has launched its new Blackjack Anywhere game for the Apple Watch.

Full Story: Playscreen Launches Blackjack On The Apple Watch »

FOURTH ONLINE GAMBLING BILL LAUNCHED IN PENNSYLVANIA

23rd April, 2015 at 09:02:09
Legislative pressure mounts as a counter measure to legalisation bills is introduced to the House.

The already charged online gambling legalisation environment in Pennsylvania was further stimulated this week when Representative Thomas Murt introduced a fourth bill to the state House; the difference with this one is that it opposes and seeks to halt legislative attempts to legalise the genre.

Full Story: Fourth Online Gambling Bill Launched In Pennsylvania »

CALIFORNIA ONLINE GAMBLING HEARING POSTPONED (Update)

23rd April, 2015 at 09:02:09
No new date yet.

The much-anticipated California House hearing on internet gambling scheduled for Wednesday has been postponed to a date yet to be advised, according to Poker Players Alliance executive director John Pappas.

Full Story: California Online Gambling Hearing Postponed (update) »

WILL HILL REPORTS FIRST QUARTER PROFIT DECLINE

23rd April, 2015 at 09:02:09
19 percent fall in Q1-2015 operating profits following increased taxation and poor sports results.

Online and land gambling group William Hill plc reported a decline in operating profit Thursday, posting a 19 percent decline due to GBP 20 million in additional taxation and sports results that favoured the punters.

Full Story: Will Hill Reports First Quarter Profit Decline »