Gambling News 16th December, 2015

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C.O.R.E. AND S.I.S. IN GAMES DEVELOPMENT DEAL

16th December, 2015 at 15:18:19
Online gambling industry companies agree to partner in software development.

HTML5 games developer Core Gaming and internet gambling content provider SIS have announced a further tightening of their business relationship in the form of an agreement to partner up in software development.

Full Story: C.o.r.e. And S.i.s. In Games Development Deal »

SVENSKA SPEL AWARDED THREE-YEAR LICENCE EXTENSION

16th December, 2015 at 15:18:19
Licensing includes online and offline lottery, betting, casino, slots and poker.

Swedish gambling monopoly operator Svenska Spel has been awarded a three year (rather than the usual two) licence to offer lottery, betting, casino, slots and poker gambling both offline and online in Sweden.

Full Story: Svenska Spel Awarded Three-year Licence Extension »

BRIT HORSE RACING DOES A 180 ON AUTHORISED BETTING PARTNER ISSUE

16th December, 2015 at 15:18:19
Race sponsorship requirements eased.

The British Horseracing Authority, which just weeks ago threatened that online bookies who do not contribute to its levy will be excluded from racing sponsorships at associated racecourses (see previous reports) has relented in the application of its controversial new Authorised Betting Partner initiative.

Full Story: Brit Horse Racing Does A 180 On Authorised Betting Partner Issue »

PROBLEM PLAYER MONITORING COULD INFRINGE E.U. PRIVACY RULES

16th December, 2015 at 08:39:58
Swedish Data Inspection Board questions use of Svenska Spel's Playscan.

The proactive monitoring of individual gamblers through big data analytics

Full Story: Problem Player Monitoring Could Infringe E.u. Privacy Rules »

REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES CAUTIOUS ON INTERNET GAMBLING ISSUE

16th December, 2015 at 08:39:58
But on issues like RAWA, most appear to favour the protection of states' rights.

Tuesday's televised Republican Party presidential candidates debate held in major party donor Sheldon Adelson's Venetian Casino (a point noted by Democrats) mainly and predictably focused on national security and foreign policy issues...apart from attempting to take front-runner Donald Trump down a peg or two....but in individual interviews with the Las Vegas Review-Journal candidates were cautious on proposals to ban online gambling like Adelson's Restoration of the ...

Full Story: Republican Presidential Candidates Cautious On Internet Gambling Issue »

GAMBLING TAX CHANGES LIKELY IN ITALY

16th December, 2015 at 08:39:58
New Stability Law has passed its latest hurdle and is fast approaching a procedural deadline.

With a final approval deadline just weeks away at the end of December, it now appears likely that the current version of the Italian Stability Bill will be approved for implementation early next year.

Full Story: Gambling Tax Changes Likely In Italy »

JOINGO AND BIG STACK IN MOBILE E-GAMING AGREEMENT

16th December, 2015 at 08:39:58
Partnership deal with give Big Stack mobile loyalty services.

Joingo, a California-based provider of loyalty programs for the casino gaming industry, has inked a deal with e-gaming casino platform provider Big Stack Technologies that will give the latter a comprehensive mobile loyalty service

Full Story: Joingo And Big Stack In Mobile E-gaming Agreement »

MALAYSIA ONLINE GAMBLING RAIDS CONTINUE

16th December, 2015 at 08:39:58
13 arrested in latest police actions against "mini" dual platform casinos.

Malaysian police in Maraudi have successfully carried out the latest raids in the current drive against illegal gambling, this time targeting dual-purpose "mini" land casinos that also offer online gambling services.

Full Story: Malaysia Online Gambling Raids Continue »