Gambling News 27th December, 2016

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PHILWEB LICENSE UP FOR BID

27th December, 2016 at 17:55:50
No automatic renewal, says PAGCOR chief.

Embattled e-games software provider, PhilWeb, will not have its online gaming software services contract with PAGCOR automatically renewed but will have to bid on the contract as it goes out to tender, chief executive, Andrea Domingo said this week.

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GLI FIRST ACCREDITED LAB IN CZECH REPUBLIC

27th December, 2016 at 11:49:37
Expands European footprint.

Gaming Laboratories International (GLI) has become the first accredited games testing and certification services firm to be licensed in the Czech Republic.

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ONLINE GAMBLING ISSUE KEEPS PHILIPPINE OFFICIALS BUSY OVER CHRISTMAS (Update)

27th December, 2016 at 06:57:37
Bataan governor meets with senior officials following latest Duterte outbrust.

Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte's weekend decision to appoint a national task force to investigate online gambling in the nation's freeports in Aurora, Cagayan and Bataan (see previous reports) had officials in the latter province gathering despite the Christmas holidays at the request of the governor, Abet S. Garcia.

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IRISH SPORTS MINISTER CONCERNED ABOUT PROBLEM GAMBLING AMONG PLAYERS

27th December, 2016 at 06:57:37
Singles out online gambling as a contributing cause.

Ireland's sports minister, Patrick O'Donovan, has voiced his concern over problem gambling among sports men and women, calling on the FAI, IRFU, and Olympic Council of Ireland to draw up concrete proposals to combat what he referred to as "the scourge" of online gambling.

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