Gambling News 11th January, 2017

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PLAYTECH LAUNCH LIVE CASINO STUDIO IN BUCHAREST

11th January, 2017 at 18:54:17
Promises exciting new products and variants.

Catering to "a huge demand in licensees," Playtech has opened a new live casino studio facility in Bucharest, Romania.

Full Story: Playtech Launch Live Casino Studio In Bucharest »

SPORTS BETTING BILL INTRODUCED IN NEW YORK SENATE AND SOUTH CAROLINA

11th January, 2017 at 18:54:17
All proceeds would be exclusively allocated to educational initiatives in NY State.

New York State legislators introduced a new sports betting bill into the Senate earlier this week.

Full Story: Sports Betting Bill Introduced In New York Senate And South Carolina »

NYX MAKE KEY EXECUTIVE APPOINTMENT

11th January, 2017 at 18:54:17
Chief legal officer named as Todd McTavish

Todd McTavish has been named chief legal officer for NYX Gaming Group, responsible for the groups legal and compliance functions.

Full Story: Nyx Make Key Executive Appointment »

SINGAPORE RETAIL BETTING SHOPS HIT BY SYSTEMS FAILURE

11th January, 2017 at 09:58:19
88 shops and 4 LiveWire venues impacted by 2-day hiatus in sports betting and payments.

Singapore Pools suffered an embarrassing suspension of sports betting services and winnings pay-outs over two days this past weekend as a result of technical problems with its systems.

Full Story: Singapore Retail Betting Shops Hit By Systems Failure »

PENNSYLVANIAN ONLINE GAMBLING LEGALISATION BILL ALREADY UNDER FIRE (Update)

11th January, 2017 at 09:58:19
Democratic state Senator Jay Costa's proposal criticised by Republican senator.

Pennsylvanian state Senator Jay Costa's attempt to renew an intrastate online gambling legalisation bill (see previous report) is barely a week old and has yet to be formally introduced, but it has come under fire from Republican Senator Robert "Tommy" Tomlinson, who InfoPowa readers may recall recently wrote to fellow politicians urging caution on a similar bill presented unsuccessfully last year.

Full Story: Pennsylvanian Online Gambling Legalisation Bill Already Under Fire (update) »

SWISS I.S.P. TRADE ASSOCIATION SPEAKS ON ONLINE GAMBLING BLOCKING ISSUE (Update)

11th January, 2017 at 09:58:19
Suisse Digital wants Swiss land gaming operators to fund any ISP-blocking initiative from government...and reserves the right to suspend blocking if it impairs service levels.

Suisse Digital, the trade association for the telecoms industry that includes Internet Service Providers among its members, has weighed in on the Swiss online gambling website blocking issue, suggesting that if the government proceeds with any plans to exclude competing foreign websites by ordering ISP blocks, the cost of such actions be borne by the land casino operators who the exclusions are designed to protect.

Full Story: Swiss I.s.p. Trade Association Speaks On Online Gambling Blocking Issue (update) »

TRUMP ATTORNEY GENERAL NOMINEE COULD BE A PROBLEM FOR ONLINE GAMBLING

11th January, 2017 at 09:58:19
Confirmation hearing reveals that AG nominee Jeff Sessions may be supportive of Adelson's RAWA ambitions.

The incoming Trump presidential administration in the United States has been the subject of endless speculation on how it may change the legal scene across a wide spectrum of issues in that country, with online gambling legalisation among them.

Full Story: Trump Attorney General Nominee Could Be A Problem For Online Gambling »

FORMER SKY BETTING EXEC LOOKING FOR APP FUNDING

11th January, 2017 at 09:58:19
Bruce Bale has expansion plans for Sportdec.

Bruce Bale, the former head of Sky Betting's social gaming operation, is on the hunt for venture funding, seeking Euro 3 million for its start-up Sportdec, which bridges sports content, social gaming and betting through a mobile app expansion.

Full Story: Former Sky Betting Exec Looking For App Funding »