Gambling News 27th May, 2016

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AUSSIE BOOKIE CRITICISED FOR SUPPORTING LOCAL CLUBS

27th May, 2016 at 10:27:52
MadBookie attracts the ire of the anti-gambling establishment.

Anti-gambling groups in Australia have slammed local online bookmaker MadBookie for its partnership with a dozen local sports club in which the company pays 25 percent of its club players' losses to the clubs.

Full Story: Aussie Bookie Criticised For Supporting Local Clubs »

DUTCH MINISTER RESPONDS ON CURACAO CONCERNS (Update)

27th May, 2016 at 10:27:52
What happens on the islands stays on the islands....

The Dutch Minister for Kingdom Relations, Ronald Plasterk, appears to have been stung into a response by the national media coverage achieved this week on Curacao criticisms by two Dutch MPs (see previous reports).

Full Story: Dutch Minister Responds On Curacao Concerns (update) »

SOUTH AFRICAN PARLIAMENT REJECTS ONLINE GAMBLING LICENSING AND REGULATION (Update)

27th May, 2016 at 10:27:52
Opposition attempt to flight a bill soundly defeated in parliament.

It appears that the South African government's anti-online casino gambling stance is now firmly entrenched after over a decade of indecision and repeated enquiries and commissions.

Full Story: South African Parliament Rejects Online Gambling Licensing And Regulation (update) »

CANADIAN FIREWORKS LIKELY FOLLOWING PASSAGE OF INTERNET INTEFERENCE BILL IN QUEBEC (Update)

27th May, 2016 at 10:27:52
Legal and other experts have been warning provincial politicians for years about the consequences of ISP blocking legislation.

Apparently disregarding repeated warnings regarding interference with the internet from legal and other experts, Quebec provincial lawmakers this week voted for Bill 74, a law that obliges Internet Service Providers in the province to block gambling websites.

Full Story: Canadian Fireworks Likely Following Passage Of Internet Inteference Bill In Quebec (update) »

NETENT SECURES ROMANIAN LICENSING

27th May, 2016 at 10:27:52
Licenses cover production and distribution of specialised gaming software, along with management and hosting facilities.

Swedish online gambling software developer NetEnt has revealed in a stock exchange announcement today (Friday) that it has obtained class two licenses from the National Gambling Office in Romania.

Full Story: Netent Secures Romanian Licensing »

PARIPLAY HEADS TO GIBRALTAR

27th May, 2016 at 10:27:52
Online gambling technology firm moves from Isle of Man to the Med.

Pariplay Ltd., an online and land gaming technology company, has moved its head office and operations centre from the Isle of Man to Gibraltar after being granted a Remote Gambling licence by the latter, and motivated by the Mediterranean jurisdiction's status as a global centre for top-tier gambling operators and service providers.

Full Story: Pariplay Heads To Gibraltar »