Gambling News 16th December, 2016

The news service here at azonlinecasinos.com provides content from respected news sources across the gaming industry. The news is sourced from dedicated reporters responsible for gathering content across related verticals, including current news on gamblibg legislation, land-based gambling, games development, software licensing, casino, bingo and sports/bookmaker news. For specific poker news, check out the Bluffed Poker website.

The news is updated instantly on the website or in the case of third party news items, within minutes of the report being received to our dedicated Newscenter mailbox. There is also an RSS feed containing all new stories.

For more information, please contact the news editor by telephone on (UK) +44 845 833 0462 (9am - 5pm GMT) or by email to editor [a@t] azonlinecasinos .com with any queries. * Please do not use this email address for advertising requests * (see contact page).

MR. GREEN APPOINTS NEW TECHNICAL CHIEF

16th December, 2016 at 16:46:23
Stefan Gustafsson replaces Niclas Enhörning.

Online casino group Mr Green has announced the appointment of Stefan Gustafsson as CEO of its Stockholm-based technical division, Mr Green & Co Technology AB, replacing former chief Niclas Enhörning, who vacates the post after two years in the hot seat in order to start his own business.

Full Story: Mr. Green Appoints New Technical Chief »

PHILIPPINES IMMIGRATION DUO RESIGN (Update)

16th December, 2016 at 16:46:23
Assistant directors Argosino and Robles maintain innocence but decide to call it a day.

Friday evening local time saw new drama in the Philippines online gambling corruption scandal (see previous reports) as the two Bureau of Immigration assistant directors at the centre of the storm advised local media that they had written to the national president tendering their resignations "to spare President Rodrigo Duterte from concerns brought about by the false allegation hurled by Wally Sombero."

Full Story: Philippines Immigration Duo Resign (update) »

ONLINE GAMBLING DODGES THE R.A.W.A. BULLET AGAIN

16th December, 2016 at 16:46:23
114th US Congress completes without a federal ban emerging in the lame duck session.

Despite strong rumours and speculation, a federal ban on internet gambling via a resurrection of the Wire Act did not emerge in the lame duck session of the 114th US Congress, which ended this week.

Full Story: Online Gambling Dodges The R.a.w.a. Bullet Again »

BALKANS DEAL FOR TAKARA GAMING GROUP

16th December, 2016 at 13:19:05
Online content specialist inks strategic partnership with operator Balkan Bet in Serbia.

Online and land gambling content provider Takara Gaming Group has announced a deal with the Serbian-based operator Balkan Bet.

Full Story: Balkans Deal For Takara Gaming Group »

13 MAFIA-ASSOCIATED MEN INDICTED ON INTERNET SPORTSBETTING CHARGES.

16th December, 2016 at 08:34:33
New York AG's office used wiretapping in extensive investigation into Costa Rica-hosted website.

The New York Attorney General's office has announced the indictment in a Brooklyn court of 13 individuals aged between 46 and 76 on charges related to the operation of an illegal and allegedly Mafia-associated online sports betting enterprise through 4Spades.org, a website hosted in Costa Rica.

Full Story: 13 Mafia-associated Men Indicted On Internet Sportsbetting Charges. »

12.5 PERCENT OF ALL KNOWN U.K. MAJOR FRAUD IS ASSOCIATED WITH GAMBLING

16th December, 2016 at 08:34:33
Fraud is on the increase in the UK - up 110 percent year-on-year in value terms at GBP 1.5 billion.

According to the latest BDO Fraudtrack fraud analysis report, 12.5 percent of UK fraud cases over GBP 50,000 in value are associated with gambling in general.

Full Story: 12.5 Percent Of All Known U.k. Major Fraud Is Associated With Gambling »

TABCORP GUILTY OF OFFERING ONLINE GAMBLING INDUCEMENTS

16th December, 2016 at 08:34:33
Three charges dating from August 2015 heard in Sydney court.

The occasionally holier-than-thou perception of Australian gambling group Tabcorp took a knock Friday when the company was found guilty on three charges of illegally luring punters to open new accounts by offering inducements.

Full Story: Tabcorp Guilty Of Offering Online Gambling Inducements »

PHILIPPINES JUSTICE DEPARTMENT ISSUES MONITORING ORDER ON OFFICIALS IMPLICATED IN BRIBERY SCANDAL (Update)

16th December, 2016 at 08:34:33
Lookout Order covers two Bureau of Immigration assistant commissioners, retired senior police officers and BI intelligence head Charles Calima.

With individuals implicated in the Philippines online gambling and immigration corruption scandal seemingly all pointing fingers at each other (see previous reports), the country's Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre has issued an Immigration Lookout Order covering many of the leading figures in the matter, which is presently under investigation by the National Investigation Bureau.

Full Story: Philippines Justice Department Issues Monitoring Order On Officials Implicated In Bribery Scandal (update) »

KAMA GAMES LAUNCHES 3D BLACKJACK ON TANGO PLATFORM

16th December, 2016 at 08:34:33
2-year relationship with TangoMe Inc mobile messaging service expanded.

Social casino games developer Kama Games has announced the addition of its 3D Blackjack game to the platform operated by mobile messaging service TangoMe Inc.

Full Story: Kama Games Launches 3d Blackjack On Tango Platform »