Gambling News 29th November, 2016

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NATIONAL LEGISLATORS PLAN 'GAMING 101' FOR NEW MEMBERS

29th November, 2016 at 21:13:17
With the membership of state legislations set for change following the US elections, a practical move to bring lawmakers up to speed on internet gambling.

The National Council of Legislators from Gaming States annual gathering in January will attempt to get new lawmakers up to speed on internet gambling with a " Gaming 101 " module, according to the publication South Florida Reporter.

Full Story: National Legislators Plan 'gaming 101' For New Members »

SOUTH AFRICAN GAME DESIGN STUDIO CONTRIBUTES TO LAND CASINO GAMES

29th November, 2016 at 21:13:17
Bla Blas Bla's innovative games are finding favour in the land casino environment following deal with Slot Game Lab.

A young South African game design studio is making innovative inroads into land casino gaming following a content agreement with Las Vegas-based land casino games supplier Slot Game Lab.

Full Story: South African Game Design Studio Contributes To Land Casino Games »

ONLINE CASINO OPERATOR BUYS FUTUREMARK GAMING GROUP

29th November, 2016 at 21:13:17
Play Hippo clinches SEK 25 million deal with owner New Equity Venture (Nevi)

Two Swedish-listed online gambling companies clinched a SEK 25 million deal this week when Play Hippo acquired Futuremark Gaming Group, owned by the New Equity Venture (Nevi) group.

Full Story: Online Casino Operator Buys Futuremark Gaming Group »

PHILIPPINE DOJ OFFERED PAY OFF FOR RELEASE OF CHINESE NATIONALS (Update)

29th November, 2016 at 21:13:17
Process won't be undermined by operator bribes, Justice Secretary warns.

The Philippine Department of Justice has reported receiving up to P200,000 (GBP 3216) for the release of each of the 1,316 Chinese nationals arrested last week in the Fontana Leisure Park and Casino raids (see previous reports).

Full Story: Philippine Doj Offered Pay Off For Release Of Chinese Nationals (update) »

CASINO KINGS EXPAND OFFER WITH BLUEPRINT GAMING

29th November, 2016 at 21:13:17
Seven new titles.

Online casino operator, Casino Kings, has boosted its web and mobile gaming portfolio with seven BluePrint Gaming titles including Casper's Mystery Mirror, Fortunes of Sparta, Jewel Strike and Wild Antics.

Full Story: Casino Kings Expand Offer With Blueprint Gaming »

NEW DIGITAL FOOTBALL PLATFORM

29th November, 2016 at 21:13:17
Dugout attracts top flight Football Club's.

A collaboration by leading international football clubs and footballers has led to the launch of Dugout, a new, free-to-access digital social football platform offering exclusive football content to sports fans.

Full Story: New Digital Football Platform »

PHILIPPINES GOVERNMENT SET TO DEPORT 1,318 RECENTLY ARRESTED CHINESE NATIONALS (Update)

29th November, 2016 at 12:31:41
Bureau of Immigration officials claim that arrested Chinese online gambling staff violated immigration laws.

The massive online gambling and immigration bust by Philippines authorities late last week, in which 1,318 Chinese nationals were detained (see previous report) has been followed by a government announcement from the Bureau of Immigration that it is preparing to deport those arrested to their homeland.

Full Story: Philippines Government Set To Deport 1,318 Recently Arrested Chinese Nationals (update) »

WORLD MATCH INKS CONTENT DEAL WITH R. FRANCO GROUP

29th November, 2016 at 12:31:41
Eyes Latin American market.

Online casino content provider World Match has partnered Spanish operator R. Franco Group for the distribution of online gaming content on Wanabet.es.

Full Story: World Match Inks Content Deal With R. Franco Group »

AHA WORLD TO CARRY ELK STUDIOS CONTENT

29th November, 2016 at 12:31:41
And in acquisition talks with Hispanic online sports betting operation.

Swedish gaming operator ahaWorld will integrate a new portfolio of gaming content from ELK Studios following a deal announced earlier this week.

Full Story: Aha World To Carry Elk Studios Content »

THAI ONLINE GAMBLING BUST

29th November, 2016 at 12:31:41
Twenty arrested for football betting.

Thai authorities are the latest to effect arrests on illegal online gambling following a raid in Pattaya.

Full Story: Thai Online Gambling Bust »

CYPRUS AUTHORITIES TURNING UP THE HEAT ON INTERNET GAMBLING

29th November, 2016 at 06:40:03
National Betting Authority reports that around 2,500 illegal gambling websites are currently being ISP-blocked.

The authorities in Cyprus are tightening online gambling counter measures; a parliamentary finance committee was assured this week by the National Betting Authority, which reported to lawmakers that it is in the process of ISP-blocking some 2,500 websites offering illegal online gambling to Cypriots.

Full Story: Cyprus Authorities Turning Up The Heat On Internet Gambling »

U.K.G.C. WANTS TO EDUCATE ONLINE GAMBLING MARKETERS

29th November, 2016 at 06:40:03
New Gambling Advertising eLearning module launched.

The UK Gambling Commission is addressing what is clearly a need for online gambling marketers to better understand and comply with rules and regulations around the advertising of gambling services in Britain.

Full Story: U.k.g.c. Wants To Educate Online Gambling Marketers »

E-GAMING DATA HOSTING FIRM GETS THE ALDERNEY NOD

29th November, 2016 at 06:40:03
Telecommunications firm Sure licensed to host e-gaming in the Channel Isles.

The Alderney Gambling Control Commission (AGCC) has given its approval to the e-gaming hosting facilities operated by telecommunications company Sure.

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