Gambling News 08th January, 2016

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GREEK GOVERNMENT SET TO REFORM ONLINE GAMBLING LANDSCAPE (Update)

08th January, 2016 at 14:23:40
Deputy Finance Minister calls for licensing process to go ahead.

Speaking in the Greek parliament this week, the Deputy Finance Minister, Tryfon Alexiadis, said that the 3-year temporary online gambling licenses issued to 24 operators must come to an end and be replaced by a full regulatory and licensing system that puts money in the Treasury and raises appropriate levels of tax.

Full Story: Greek Government Set To Reform Online Gambling Landscape (update) »

888 PUTS THE B2B EMPHASIS ON THE CASINOFLEX BRAND

08th January, 2016 at 06:04:50
Dragonfish brand relegated to bingo and poker.

The UK online gambling group 888 Holdings has been doing some brand switching in its business to business division, giving more emphasis to the CasinoFlex brand and relegating the formerly dominant Dragonfish identity to B2B poker and bingo.

Full Story: 888 Puts The B2b Emphasis On The Casinoflex Brand »

RESPECTED HIGH STREET BETTING NAME DUE FOR CHANGE

08th January, 2016 at 06:04:50
Stan James has a year in which to re-brand its retail outlets...and it is likely to be an expensive exercise.

Last year's brand and assets sale to Unibet of the online gambling interests of Gibraltar-based bookmaker Stan James (see previous report) carried with it a grace period giving the retail operations of the previous owners a timeframe within which a new brand could be developed and implemented.

Full Story: Respected High Street Betting Name Due For Change »

PROBLEM GAMBLER ROW FACING T.A.B.

08th January, 2016 at 06:04:50
Careless trashcan disposal of problem gambler exclusions creates a stir in New Zealand.

The Australian and New Zealand gambling group Totalisator Agency Board - better known simply as TAB - is facing a growing row in New Zealand over the apparently careless discarding of a confidential company document with details of excluded problem gamblers.

Full Story: Problem Gambler Row Facing T.a.b. »