Gambling News 19th June, 2015

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NO GAMBLING IN PRAGUE?

19th June, 2015 at 17:03:38
Local government coalition agrees on blanket ban to be introduced in September.

Gamblers in Prague, Czech Republic will be hard put to find entertainment come September 2015 following an decision by the local government coalition to impose a blanket ban - exempting only hotel casinos - on the city.

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PADDY POWER AND LEAD CREATIVE AGENCY PART COMPANY

19th June, 2015 at 17:03:38
Lucky Generals agency replaces BMB after just three months.

Paddy Power's new chief marketing officer Gav Thompson (see previous report) has wasted no time in getting to grips with the company's marketing arrangements, replacing lead creative agency BMB just three months into its contract.

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PLAYTECH PLACING SUCCESSFUL (Update)

19th June, 2015 at 09:05:38
Company raises $227 million for financial spread betting buys.

The London market clearly liked the look of Playtech's 29.05 million share placing Thursday (see previous report); Reuters reports that GBP 227 million was raised to help fund the purchase of forex trading platforms Plus500, TradeFX and other potential deals.

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MORE OPPOSITION FOR ADELSON'S R.A.W.A. (Update)

19th June, 2015 at 09:05:38
Influential New York Assemblyman joins the fight against the Restoration of America's Wire Act.

Sheldon Adelson's Restoration of America's Wire Act attempt to federally ban online gambling in the United States has suffered another setback following an appeal to congressional representatives by influential New York Assemblyman J. Gary Pretlow.

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