Gambling News 08th April, 2016

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AUSSIE POLITICIAN SEEKS BAN ON GAMBLING ADVERTS

08th April, 2016 at 17:09:45
Advertisements for gambling should be treated like tobacco promotions and banned, says Green Party's Richard Di Natale.

Australia's Green Party leader, Richard Di Natale said Friday that he intends to declare war on gambling advertisements, calling for the imposition of a ban similar to that on tobacco advertising.

Full Story: Aussie Politician Seeks Ban On Gambling Adverts »

APPEAL OF E-SPORTS IS GROWING

08th April, 2016 at 17:09:45
eSports generated revenues of $325 million last year, and that's just the start, say experts.

Gambling companies are increasingly eyeing the booming eSports sector as a possible source of new revenues, reports the publication CNBC, claiming that betting on computer game competitions generated global revenue of $325 million in 2015 from media rights, merchandising, ticket sales and advertising, according to market researchers Newzoo.

Full Story: Appeal Of E-sports Is Growing »

IRISH ONLINE BOOKMAKER CLOSES...FOR NOW.

08th April, 2016 at 17:09:45
Penny stock public company SeanieMac International opts out of Boyle Sports platform.

Irish penny stock public company SeanieMac International has announced that it has temporarily ceased its online gambling operations after shutting down its betting service with Boyle Sports.

Full Story: Irish Online Bookmaker Closes...for Now. »

BETSSON TO IMPROVE BUSINESS REPORTAGE

08th April, 2016 at 17:09:45
More information to be presented quarterly.

The Swedish online gambling group Betsson has announced changes in its business reportage, advising in a statement:

Full Story: Betsson To Improve Business Reportage »

HIGH SCHOOL HACKERS BUSTED IN KOREA

08th April, 2016 at 17:09:45
Young students targeted online gambling websites for a fee.

The Busan Police Agency in South Korea announced Thursday that it has shut down a high school hacking ring that targeted online gambling websites.

Full Story: High School Hackers Busted In Korea »

THAI POLICE SHUTTER TWO ONLINE GAMBLING OPERATIONS

08th April, 2016 at 17:09:45
10 South Koreans and 1 Chinese national arrested.

Thai police officers in the Bang Pakong district shut down two illegal online gambling operations Friday, arresting 10 South Koreans and 1 Chinese national.

Full Story: Thai Police Shutter Two Online Gambling Operations »

KOREAN POLICE BUST ONLINE GAMBLING OPERATOR

08th April, 2016 at 08:42:57
Online sports betting site handled bets totalling US$780,193.

Police in Ulsan, South Korea reported Friday that a 31-year-old man has been arrested on allegations of operating an illegal online sports betting site with servers in Singapore.

Full Story: Korean Police Bust Online Gambling Operator »

U.S. PROFESSIONAL GOLF GETS CLOSER TO ONLINE GAMBLING

08th April, 2016 at 08:42:57
PGA Tour asks for proposals from sports data companies.

The prestigious and influential Professional Golfers' Association Tour (PGA Tour) appears to be moving into a closer relationship with the online sports betting industry, reportedly issuing a request for proposals from sports data providers with a view to presenting real-time relevant tournament information to online sports betting companies.

Full Story: U.s. Professional Golf Gets Closer To Online Gambling »

BITCOIN OPERATOR SWITCHES TO SOFTSWISS

08th April, 2016 at 08:42:57
Change gives access to a wider range of casino, poker and sports betting facilities for registered members.

One of the larger Bitcoin online casino operations, mBit Casino, has announced that it has switched from the CoinGaming platform to a more diverse offering from SoftSwiss, becoming the latest such site to opt for the SoftSwiss solution.

Full Story: Bitcoin Operator Switches To Softswiss »

ADELSON CASINO FIRM HIT WITH ANOTHER PENALTY

08th April, 2016 at 08:42:57
Las Vegas Sands pays $9 million penalty on Asian bribery charges.

The US Securities and Exchange Commission revealed in a statement Thursday that Sheldon Adelson's Las Vegas Sands company has agreed to pay a $9 million penalty to settle allegations of Asian bribery emerging from a five-year federal investigation based on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act..

Full Story: Adelson Casino Firm Hit With Another Penalty »

U.K. MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT TAKES UP DORMANT ONLINE BETTING ACCOUNTS ISSUE (Update)

08th April, 2016 at 08:42:57
Scottish National Party's Ronnie Cowan wants to use unclaimed account balances to fund responsible gaming initiatives.

Scottish National Party MP for Inverclyde Ronnie Cowan has taken up a six-year drive started by Liberal Democrat MP Lord Foster to get the UK government interested in commandeering funds left in dormant online gambling player accounts and allocating them to responsible gambling projects (see previous reports).

Full Story: U.k. Member Of Parliament Takes Up Dormant Online Betting Accounts Issue (update) »