Gambling News 10th July, 2015

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STAN JAMES ONLINE SOLD TO UNIBET

10th July, 2015 at 12:54:11
Consideration of $19 million paid for Gibraltar operation.

Surprise news this week is that the Gibraltar-based online operations of respected bookmaker Stan James have been sold to online gambling group Unibet for GBP 19 million. The deal includes full rights to the valuable Stan James brand.

Full Story: Stan James Online Sold To Unibet »

FOOTBALL LEGEND TO SUE PADDY POWER OVER ADVERT.

10th July, 2015 at 12:54:11
Roy Keane is suing bookmaker over a Braveheart billboard promotion.

The penchant of Paddy Power marketers to flight controversial advertisements and publicity has provoked one celebrity portrayed in a company stunt to seek relief from the courts.

Full Story: Football Legend To Sue Paddy Power Over Advert. »

NEW MARKETING CHIEF FOR FORTUNA GAMBLING GROUP

10th July, 2015 at 12:54:11
Former Paddy Power exec heads east to join Czech gambling group.

Darren Lovern, formerly the head of online sports book operations at Paddy Power, has been appointed chief marketing officer of the Czech online and land betting company Fortuna Group.

Full Story: New Marketing Chief For Fortuna Gambling Group »

888 JOINS THE EXODUS FROM PORTUGAL

10th July, 2015 at 12:54:11
Online gambling group follows William Hill and 24hBet as Portugal regulates and taxes.

Online gambling group 888 is exiting the Portuguese market this week, according to an email notification addressed to its affiliate marketers, which reads:

Full Story: 888 Joins The Exodus From Portugal »

AUSSIE REGULATOR HAS A WAIT-AND-SEE ATTITUDE TO IN-PLAY BETTING ROW (Update)

10th July, 2015 at 12:54:11
Northern Territory Racing Commission says it took legal advice before approving apps.

The Australian row over whether a computer microphone that is switched makes in-play betting via the internet legal (see previous reports) produced an interesting "wait-and-see" response this week from the Northern Territory Racing Commission, which acts as regulator for some of the companies using the ploy.

Full Story: Aussie Regulator Has A Wait-and-see Attitude To In-play Betting Row (update) »

STRONG SECOND QUARTER GROWTH FOR NETENT

10th July, 2015 at 12:54:11
Operating profit soars 63 percent.

Swedish online gambling software developer NetEnt has posted another impressive quarterly, with Q2-2015 highlights flagged as:

Full Story: Strong Second Quarter Growth For Netent »

CRYSTAL PALACE F.C. SIGNS WITH MANSION GAMBLING GROUP

10th July, 2015 at 12:54:11
Mansion is now the club's main sponsor.

Global online gaming business Mansion Group has been confirmed as the official main sponsor of Crystal Palace FC in a move that will see the company working closely with the Premier League team, across a broad spectrum of commercial activities.

Full Story: Crystal Palace F.c. Signs With Mansion Gambling Group »

QUEBEC STILL INTENT ON BLOCKING COMPETITION TO ESPACE DE JEUX (Update)

10th July, 2015 at 12:54:11
Government spokesman confirms that measures announced in the budget will be deployed.

The Canadian province of Quebec says it still plans to move forward with its promise to block internet gambling websites it considers to be illegal, and that take business away from the state-owned and exclusively licensed Loto-Quebec site Espacejeux, according to the CJAD radio station, which approached the provincial government for comment.

Full Story: Quebec Still Intent On Blocking Competition To Espace De Jeux (update) »