Gambling News 21st October, 2016

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U.K. COMPETITIONS AND MARKETING AUTHORITY TO PROBE ONLINE GAMBLING

21st October, 2016 at 11:06:18
"We've heard worrying complaints suggesting people may be lured into signing up for promotions with little chance of winning because of unfair and complex conditions," says CMA.

There is wide reportage this morning in the UK media on an upcoming probe of online gambling companies by the Competitions and Marketing Authority, triggered by complaints from punters that some operators are not being fair in the offering of promos and the application of T&Cs.

Full Story: U.k. Competitions And Marketing Authority To Probe Online Gambling »

NETENT REVENUES AND PROFITS UP IN THIRD QUARTER

21st October, 2016 at 11:06:18
New products and new markets continue to propel online gambling software and games provider forward.

The Swedish online gambling software and games provider NetEnt has issued its quarterly and January to September interim reports, again showcasing positive numbers thanks to new products, new markets and new licensees.

Full Story: Netent Revenues And Profits Up In Third Quarter »

E-SPORTS PIONEER STARCRAFT PRO LEAGUE CANNED

21st October, 2016 at 11:06:18
Korean Esports Association announces shutdown after 14 years.

South Korean eSports fans are bemoaning the demise this week of 14-year veteran eSports league Starcraft ProLeague.

Full Story: E-sports Pioneer Starcraft Pro League Canned »

NOVOMATIC GOES AFTER GAME PLAGIARISTS

21st October, 2016 at 11:06:18
Lawsuit filed against Euro Games Technology Ltd.

Online and land gambling equipment and games provider Novomatic has announced a legal action against Euro Games Technology Ltd., which it claims has unfairly created imitations of its slot games.

Full Story: Novomatic Goes After Game Plagiarists »

ARREST OF AUSSIE EXECS IN CHINA CONTINUES TO CAUSE RIPPLES . (Update)

21st October, 2016 at 11:06:18
SkyCity warns that a wider Chinese crackdown could damage high roller revenue.

Last week's arrest and continued detention of 18 Crown Resorts Chinese staff and three visiting Australian execs involved in high roller promotions (see previous reports) are still creating industry ripples as operators and investors alike try to figure out whether this is the start of a wider Chinese government crackdown on gambling.

Full Story: Arrest Of Aussie Execs In China Continues To Cause Ripples . (update) »

TWO ARRESTED IN NEW MALAYSIAN ONLINE GAMBLING BUST

21st October, 2016 at 11:06:18
43 computers and other evidence seized.

A special Malaysian police task force raided an illegal online gambling venue in Kuala Lumpur this week, arresting two individuals and seizing 43 computer sets and other evidence of illegal online gambling.

Full Story: Two Arrested In New Malaysian Online Gambling Bust »

MARKS AND SPARKS MANAGER STOLE GBP 250,000 TO FUND ONLINE GAMBLING

21st October, 2016 at 11:06:18
28-year-old store manager jailed for three years.

The Cambridge News reports that a 28-year-old manager of a Marks and Spencer store, Martin Trenor, has been jailed for three years for stealing GBP 254,538.11 in shop takings over the course of a year and spending it almost immediately at online gambling websites.

Full Story: Marks And Sparks Manager Stole Gbp 250,000 To Fund Online Gambling »