Gambling News 22nd January, 2016

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NEW AUSSIE GAMBLING ROW SURFACES

22nd January, 2016 at 10:41:21
Music broadcasting station is up in arms over betting offers.

The Australian media is starting to pick up on criticism of online bookmakers by Chris Scaddan, ABC program manager for the popular music broadcasting station TripleJ, who has complained that betting firms are offering betting facilities on the Hottest 100 hits competition being run by his station.

Full Story: New Aussie Gambling Row Surfaces »

LITHUANIAN CLAMPDOWN ON ONLINE GAMBLING STARTS (Update)

22nd January, 2016 at 10:41:21
Unibet and William Hill sites reportedly blocked.

Online gambling forum sites lit up Friday as Lithuanian players reported that attempts to access the William Hill and Unibet websites were met by a page redirecting them to hxxp://blokuojama.lpt.lt/ with a message advising punters that the website they were trying to access has been blocked for "illegal remote gambling".

Full Story: Lithuanian Clampdown On Online Gambling Starts (update) »

FRENCH GAMBLING GIANT EXTENDS CYCLING SPONSORSHIP

22nd January, 2016 at 10:41:21
Francaise des Jeux will continue to back 'France World Tour' until 2018.

French online and land gambling group Francaise des Jeux has extended its sponsorship of the 'France World Tour' professional cycling team through to 2018, extending a relationship with 'Equipe FDJ' that began in 1997

Full Story: French Gambling Giant Extends Cycling Sponsorship »

CZECH GAMBLING GROUP VOTES WITH ITS WALLET OVER TAX HIKES

22nd January, 2016 at 10:41:21
Synot Tip cancels most sports sponsorship and advertising activity in protest at sudden tax increases.

The Czech government's sudden decision to raise gambling taxes by between 3 and 8 percent has prompted local gambling operator Synot Tip to announce that it is withdrawing from most of its sport sponsorship and advertising activities in protest.

Full Story: Czech Gambling Group Votes With Its Wallet Over Tax Hikes »

KAMBI TO PROVIDE MOBILE CASINO FIRM WITH SPORTSBOOK FACILITIES

22nd January, 2016 at 10:41:21
LeoVegas group diversifies into sports gambling.

Online sportsbook provider Kambi Group plc inked an agreement this week to provide a fully managed online sportsbook solution to mobile casino operator LeoVegas.

Full Story: Kambi To Provide Mobile Casino Firm With Sportsbook Facilities »