Gambling News 20th August, 2016

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ONGPIN'S LATEST MOVE ON PHILWEB SHARES (Update)

20th August, 2016 at 07:17:20
Now wants government to accept his shares as a donation to build Philippines problem gambling centres.

Following the rejection of his offer to donate 49 percent of his majority shareholding in Philweb to Pagcor (see previous reports), former Philweb chairman Roberto Ongpin has now offered the Philippines government the shares to be used to build a nationwide network of problem gambler rehabilitation centres.

Full Story: Ongpin's Latest Move On Philweb Shares (update) »

OVERWATCH BECOMING AN E-SPORTS FAVOURITE

20th August, 2016 at 07:17:20
Launched in March this year, this game already has 15 million players.

Blizzard's first person shooter video game Overwatch is rapidly gaining favour in the eSports sector and has reportedly already attracted 15 million players since its launch in March this year.

Full Story: Overwatch Becoming An E-sports Favourite »

POKERSTARS COALITION CALLS FOR 'NO' VOTE ON CALIFORNIA ONLINE POKER LEGALISATION BILL

20th August, 2016 at 05:05:55
Last-minute amendments introducing "bad actor" clause trigger a reaction.

The last-minute addition of a "bad actor" clause that would effectively exclude Pokerstars from Californian licensing for five years (see previous reports) has prompted the coalition of Pokerstars, the Morongo Band of Mission Indians, the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, and California's three largest card clubs

Full Story: Pokerstars Coalition Calls For 'no' Vote On California Online Poker Legalisation Bill »

LIVE DEALER ACTION LAUNCHED AT LEO VEGAS

20th August, 2016 at 05:04:21
Games from NetEnt and Authentic now live on mobile.

Leo Vegas mobile casino has made two live dealer announcements this week with new mobile games from Authentic and NetEnt Live Casino.

Full Story: Live Dealer Action Launched At Leo Vegas »

AUSSIE ONLINE BETTING OPERATOR RAISES NEW CAPITAL

20th August, 2016 at 05:04:21
TopBetta has an additional A$2.6 million following funding drive.

The Australian publicly listed online betting operator TopBetta has raised A$2.6 million in a new funding drive share placement taken up by institutional investors.

Full Story: Aussie Online Betting Operator Raises New Capital »

CORAL NAMED OFFICIAL EUROPEAN BETTING PARTNER FOR WEST BROMWICH ALBION

20th August, 2016 at 05:04:21
Three-year agreement includes branding opportunities at the team's home ground.

English Premier League football club West Bromwich Albion has named the Coral betting group as it official European betting partner in a three-year agreement that gives the gambling company branding opportunities at The Hawthorns stadium, along with pitch side and interview backdrop visibility.

Full Story: Coral Named Official European Betting Partner For West Bromwich Albion »

RUSSIAN PRIME MINISTER SIGNS OFF ON NEW GAMBLING REGION

20th August, 2016 at 05:04:21
Resolution creates the Krasnaya Polyana gambling zone in the Olympic seaside town of Sochi.

Russia has a new legal gambling region in Krasnaya Polyana following the signed approval of a resolution by prime minister Dmitry Medvedev.

Full Story: Russian Prime Minister Signs Off On New Gambling Region »

TAIWAN ONLINE GAMBLING RING BUSTED

20th August, 2016 at 05:04:21
56 detained by police raiding party.

The police in Taichung, a municipality located in central-western Taiwan, report busting an online gambling ring masquerading as a high-tech cloud computing company.

Full Story: Taiwan Online Gambling Ring Busted »

BETTING INFORMATION COMPANY FORCED TO GIVE UP 'CHELTENHAM' DOMAIN

20th August, 2016 at 05:04:21
Domain watchdog rules in favour of race organiser.

A Cheltenham-themed online betting comparison and racing news company in the UK has been ordered to hand over its domain name by the official web watchdog Nominet following a complaint by Jockey Club Racecourses Ltd, the organisers of the famous Cheltenham Festival racing.

Full Story: Betting Information Company Forced To Give Up 'cheltenham' Domain »

ONLINE GAMING OPERATOR PKR LAUNCHED LIVE DEALER ACTION

20th August, 2016 at 05:04:21
Evolution Gaming powers new offering.

A decade after its launch back in 2006, online gambling operator PKR has announced an addition to its player attractions; live dealer casino gaming powered by Evolution Gaming and accessible via desktop and mobile.

Full Story: Online Gaming Operator Pkr Launched Live Dealer Action »

TWO MORE E-SPORTS OPERATORS SELECT PLAYFINITY PLATFORM

20th August, 2016 at 05:04:21
UltraPlay signs up gg.bet and esp777.com.

UltraPlay has announced that two more operators have opted to use its Playfinity platform - gg.bet and esp777.com.

Full Story: Two More E-sports Operators Select Playfinity Platform »