Gambling News 16th January, 2016

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AUSSIE MOBILE SPORTS VENTURE REPORTEDLY IN TROUBLE

16th January, 2016 at 08:41:48
PlayUp app was claimed as a world first in mobile-based, sport-focused social media.

After burning through a reported A$75 million in investment capital, an Australian venture hailed as a world first in mobile-based, sport-focused social media is on the brink of closure, Australian weekend media reports suggest.

Full Story: Aussie Mobile Sports Venture Reportedly In Trouble »

NEW YORK ONLINE BETTING RING MEMBERS CHARGED (Update)

16th January, 2016 at 07:41:16
Five men did not oppose extradition from Los Angeles to New York.

Five California men accused of involvement in the operation of a $32 million US online sports betting ring (see previous reports) were charged with conspiracy and illegal gambling in a New York court this week following uncontested extraditions from Los Angeles.

Full Story: New York Online Betting Ring Members Charged (update) »

ONLINE PLAYER ADVOCATE ACHIEVES A.D.R. APPROVAL

16th January, 2016 at 07:41:16
UK Gambling Commission approves ThePogg as an Alternative Dispute Resolution service.

ThePogg, an online gambling information site that has been active in helping aggrieved players achieve resolutions in online casino disputes for the past three years, has been recognised as an acceptable dispute resolution provider by the UK Gambling Commission.

Full Story: Online Player Advocate Achieves A.d.r. Approval »

RESPONSIBLE GAMBLING TRUST CHAIRMAN STEPS DOWN (Update)

16th January, 2016 at 07:41:16
Neil Goulden announces retirement following questions over a conflict of interest.

The Guardian newspaper in the UK reported Friday that Neil Goulden, chairman of the Responsible Gambling Trust, has announced his retirement from the problem gambling organisation.

Full Story: Responsible Gambling Trust Chairman Steps Down (update) »

BETFRED ONLINE PUNTER GAMBLED WITH STOLEN MONEY

16th January, 2016 at 07:41:16
Accountant blew GBP850,000 of his employer's cash.

The Yorkshire Evening Post reports that 30-year-old accountant Matthew Stevens has been jailed for three years and four months for stealing GBP 850,000 from his employer and gambling it away with online gambling provider Betfred.

Full Story: Betfred Online Punter Gambled With Stolen Money »

NEVADA GOVERNOR RECONVENES GAMBLING POLICY COMMITTEE

16th January, 2016 at 07:41:16
Issues related to daily fantasy sports, skill-based games, and the state's interactive gaming agreement to be considered.

Nevada governor Brian Sandoval announced Friday that he is reconvening the Nevada Gaming Policy Committee to look into ongoing issues in the gaming industry, including daily fantasy sports, skill-based games, the state's interactive gaming agreement and other matters.

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