Gambling News 14th January, 2017

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LEBANON LAND CASINO FIRM PLANS NEW ONLINE PLATFORM

14th January, 2017 at 08:31:36
Tenders are out with a January 19 deadline.

The land-based Casino du Liban, located on the coast at Maameltein, Jounieh in Lebanon around 22 km north of Beirut, is in the process of planning the launch of a new online gambling platform, according to local media reports.

Full Story: Lebanon Land Casino Firm Plans New Online Platform »

NEW JERSEY SENATOR WARNS THAT STATE WILL NOT TOLERATE A FEDERAL BAN ON ITS ONLINE GAMBLING INDUSTRY

14th January, 2017 at 08:31:36
Warning follows recent exchanges during AG Nominee Jeff Sessions confirmation hearing.

Comments at his confirmation hearing this week by the incoming Trump administration's Attorney General nominee, Jeff Sessions, that he would revisit the issue of online gambling and the Wire Act (see previous report) have triggered a swift reaction from New Jersey, which has been successfully running legal and regulated online gambling for the past several years.

Full Story: New Jersey Senator Warns That State Will Not Tolerate A Federal Ban On Its Online Gambling Industry »

PHILIPPINES CHINESE ARRESTS INVALID, SAYS DEFENCE LAWYER (Update)

14th January, 2017 at 08:31:36
Manila court weighs technical arguments over legality of arrest warrants.

Last November's mass arrests by Philippines police and immigration officials of 1,317 allegedly illegal immigrant Chinese nationals working in the online gambling industry (see previous reports) was the subject of legal arguments in a Manila court this week, when 39 of those arrested contested the legality of the warrant.

Full Story: Philippines Chinese Arrests Invalid, Says Defence Lawyer (update) »

U.K. GOVERNMENT INTRODUCES MANDATORY HORSE RACE BETTING LEVY (Update)

14th January, 2017 at 08:31:36
Land and online bookmakers will be required to pay ten percent of their gross UK horseracing wager revenues to the industry.

The UK government has moved on the long-running horse racing levy dispute between UK bookies and the British Horseracing Authority, replacing the current and perennially contentious voluntary system with a mandatory contribution of 10 percent of revenues accrued from betting by UK punters.

Full Story: U.k. Government Introduces Mandatory Horse Race Betting Levy (update) »

NEW I-GAMING PLATFORM FOR GO WILD GROUP

14th January, 2017 at 08:31:36
Online gambling firm to retain its long-established links with Microgaming.

The European online gambling group GoWild has announced the launch of its own new gaming platform, providing entertainment in addition to its Microgaming games, which will now be delivered via the Quickfire platform.

Full Story: New I-gaming Platform For Go Wild Group »

WILLIAM HILL ACCUSED OF QUESTIONABLE MARKETING TACTICS

14th January, 2017 at 08:31:36
"Stealing" punters from other bookie retail shops criticised.

British Labour member of parliament for Swansea East, Carolyn Harris, has described as "appalling" player-poaching techniques allegedly encouraged by the online and land bookmaker William Hill plc.

Full Story: William Hill Accused Of Questionable Marketing Tactics »