Gambling News 30th June, 2015

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PLAY'N GO DELIVERS DANSKE SPIL'S VEGAS PLATFORM (Update)

30th June, 2015 at 21:01:23
Emphasis on achievements and rewards.

Play'n GO is responsible for Danske Spil's new online casino platform at vegas.dk, its first platform agreement with a state-controlled gaming operator and WLA-member.

Full Story: Play'n Go Delivers Danske Spil's Vegas Platform (update) »

AFL CLUB TURNS ITS BACK ON GAMBLING SPONSORSHIPS

30th June, 2015 at 21:01:23
But does its decision extend to club-venue pokie machines?

Australian Football League's Essendon Football Club will end all commercial partnerships with gambling firms, saying it will direct its energy to nurturing existing commercial partnerships outside of the gambling industry.

Full Story: Afl Club Turns Its Back On Gambling Sponsorships »

DOUBLEDOWN CASINO'S COLOURFUL NEW GAME

30th June, 2015 at 12:07:06
Simultaneous desktop and mobile launch for Wheel of Fortune Red, White and Blue.

International Game Technology's social gaming site DoubleDown Casino has launched the latest iteration of its Wheel of Fortune slot series, Wheel of Fortune Red, White and Blue simultaneously on desktop and mobile channels.

Full Story: Doubledown Casino's Colourful New Game »

C.S.I.G. URGES SUPPORT FOR R.A.W.A. SENATE BILL

30th June, 2015 at 12:07:06
Adelson-funded action group supports an Adelson-inspired internet gambling ban bill.

The Sheldon Adelson-funded Coalition to Stop Internet Gambling has predictably issued a statement supporting the recent Senate re-introduction of the Adelson-inspired Restoration of America's Wire Act by Senators Lindsey Graham and Mark Rubio (see previous reports).

Full Story: C.s.i.g. Urges Support For R.a.w.a. Senate Bill »

PENNSYLVANIA HORSE RACING EXEC AGAINST LEGALISED ONLINE GAMBLING

30th June, 2015 at 12:07:06
Claims that SB900 is a threat which could endanger land casinos and his industry.

In a letter to the editor of Penn Live this week, the president of the Pennsylvania Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association, Tim Shea, claims that the recent introduction of SB900, a Pennsylvania state Senate proposal to regulate and licence intrastate online gambling, constitutes a threat to his industry and the state's land casino businesses.

Full Story: Pennsylvania Horse Racing Exec Against Legalised Online Gambling »

SEQUEL TO MANILA RAIDS ON INTERNET GAMBLING SERVICE SUPPLIERS (Update)

30th June, 2015 at 12:07:06
Disgraced former online casino executive Gustafsson could be in even more trouble.

Disgraced former Bodog Asia chief executive Robert Gustafsson, who already faces legal action on criminal and possibly civil allegations, could be in more trouble following the findings of the Philippines Court of Appeals late last month.

Full Story: Sequel To Manila Raids On Internet Gambling Service Suppliers (update) »

BITCOIN'S ANONYMITY ADVANTAGE BACKFIRES ON CASINO OPERATOR

30th June, 2015 at 12:07:06
Bitcoin-denominated operator Primedice taken for a million dollar ride.

The advantages of anonymity offered by virtual currencies like Bitcoin, so often used in marketing tactics by online casinos using the cyber-currency, backfired expensively on the operator of the Primedice website last year.

Full Story: Bitcoin's Anonymity Advantage Backfires On Casino Operator »

ONLINE SPORTSBOOK HIRES 'THE ANALYST' FOR MAJOR CRICKET TOURNAMENT

30th June, 2015 at 12:07:06
Betway signs award-winning journalist, broadcaster and former cricketer Simon Hughes, aka The Analyst, to blog on this summer's Ashes.

Award-winning journalist, broadcaster and former cricketer Simon Hughes, aka The Analyst, will be providing a detailed blog for online sportsbook Betway on this summer's Ashes cricket tournament.

Full Story: Online Sportsbook Hires 'the Analyst' For Major Cricket Tournament »