Gambling News 30th April, 2015

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MONOPOLY BIG EVENT SLOT LAUNCHED

30th April, 2015 at 17:36:25
Popular land casino game developed for the internet by Williams Interactive.

Scientific Games online gambling subsidiary Williams Interactive has launched an online version of the popular land casino slot Monopoly Big Event, a game based on the perennial board game favourite bearing the same name.

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GOOD GROWTH AT ONLINE GAMBLING OPERATOR

30th April, 2015 at 17:36:25
Olympic Entertainment Group does particularly well in Italy and Latvia.

Olympic Entertainment Group, an operator of online and mobile casinos, has posted a healthy Q1-2015 report showcasing solid growth and covering the following highlights:

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PORTUGUESE ONLINE GAMBLING LEGAL IN JUNE (Update)

30th April, 2015 at 17:36:25
It's taken almost a decade of lobbying and political debate, but legalisation and regulation achieved at last.

June 28 this year will be an online gambling occasion to remember in Portugal; that's the date set for the implementation of the country's online gambling regulatory and licensing regime.

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GLOBAL GAMBLING CURRENTLY WORTH $450 BILLION

30th April, 2015 at 17:36:25
GBGC estimate as at end 2014.

The respected Global Betting and Gaming Consultants' latest edition of its Global Gambling Report is now available and estimates that world gambling revenues were over $450 billion and rising at the end of 2014.

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THE INTERNET IS HERE TO STAY, SAYS M.G.M. CHIEF EXEC.

30th April, 2015 at 10:31:33
But a federal ban will not cripple his company.

In a wide-ranging press conference this week Jim Murren, chairman of the American Gaming Association and chief executive officer of Las Vegas gambling group MGM Resorts International, opined that the Internet is here to stay, but that if a Sheldon Adelson-inspired federal ban on internet gambling were to succeed, it would not cripple his company.

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LOUISIANA SET TO LEGALISE FANTASY SPORTS?

30th April, 2015 at 10:31:33
Republican lawmaker introduces new bill.

Louisiana could soon join the majority of US states that permit fantasy sports betting following the introduction of a new legalising bill by Republican state Representative Joseph Lopinto from New Orleans.

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BODY PAINT ADVERT COULD HAVE BODOG PUNTERS CONFUSED

30th April, 2015 at 10:31:33
A fetching tribute to Man United?

Arsenal football fans could be excused from scratching their heads over Bodog's latest promotional drive, which features a video showing a model, all body-painted up....but in arch rival Manchester United strip.

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LAS VEGAS TROPICANA CASINO SOLD FOR $360 MILLION

30th April, 2015 at 10:31:33
Penn National plans to spend $20 million on revamp for 58-year-old Las Vegas casino resort.

The 58-year-old Tropicana Las Vegas casino resort has been bought by Penn National for $360 million, the Associated Press news agency reports.

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ONLINE CASINO IN CHALLENGE TO AUSTRIAN TAXMAN

30th April, 2015 at 10:31:33
Mr Green gears up for litigation, and files a European Commission complaint.

Online casino operator Mr Green & Co has initiated an appeals process regarding its fiscal responsibility in Austria, and has sought recourse through the European Commission.

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OPENBET ACQUIRES GREEK DEVEOPMENT HUB

30th April, 2015 at 10:31:33
Acquisition grows group's headcount by 25 percent.

Online gambling software developer OpenBet has increased its overall headcount by 25 percent following the acquisition of its previously outsourced technical development hub in Greece, the Athens Technical Centre.

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