Gambling News 16th January, 2017

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BETWAY UPS SUPPORT FOR BRITISH RACING

16th January, 2017 at 19:41:56
Leverages ABP status.

Online bookmaker Betway has expanded its British Racing sponsorship portfolio with the addition of the Kingmaker Novices Chase at Warwick Racecourse and the Kingwell Hurdle at Wincanton Racecourse.

Full Story: Betway Ups Support For British Racing »

ROMANIAN LICENSE FOR CASINO TECHNOLOGY

16th January, 2017 at 19:41:56
Expands to supply online market in newly regulated market.

Gaming supplier Casino Technology is the latest to receive a Class II license from the Romanian National Gambling Office (ONJN) enabling the company's interactive division authorization to supply its online content portfolio to Romanian operators.

Full Story: Romanian License For Casino Technology »

KINDRED ACHIEVES EU RECOMMENDATION

16th January, 2017 at 13:13:34
On consumer protection and responsible gambling

Kindred Group (formerly Unibet) has become the first operator to successfully meet the requirements of the EU Recommendation on Consumer Protection and Responsible Gambling following an external audit.

Full Story: Kindred Achieves Eu Recommendation »

EUROTIERC

16th January, 2017 at 13:13:34
On French, Belgian and International pari mutuel horserace betting.

Pari Mutuel Urbaine (PMU) has agree a five year exclusive deal with Belgian subsidiary Eurotiercé on all PMU pari mutuel horse race betting across desktop and mobile channels.

Full Story: Eurotierc »

OEG TO EXPAND MOBILE GAMBLING

16th January, 2017 at 13:13:34
Establishes Malta-based company.

In its full-year 2016 report, Olympic Entertainment Group (OEG) has informed the establishment of a Malta-based company registered to facilitate its intended expansion into remote gambling.

Full Story: Oeg To Expand Mobile Gambling »

TAIN LAUNCH FAST BET SERVICE

16th January, 2017 at 13:13:34
Enhances sportsbook service with new betting offer.

Software and gaming solutions provider Tain has enhanced its sportsbook service with a new in play sports betting offer dubbed " Fast Bet ".

Full Story: Tain Launch Fast Bet Service »

NEW NEKTAN CFO

16th January, 2017 at 13:13:34
Successor found after former CFO stepped down in December.

B2B gaming solutions and services provider Nektan announced the appointment of Patrick Sinclair as chief financial officer Monday.

Full Story: New Nektan Cfo »

MALAYSIAN POLICE DESTROY 5,042 ONLINE GAMBLING COMPUTER SETS

16th January, 2017 at 06:55:26
Computers seized in online gambling raids crushed.

Malaysian police in Kajang have destroyed 5,042 computer sets seized in online gambling raids over the past two years, explaining that the action is designed to take the machines out of circulation.

Full Story: Malaysian Police Destroy 5,042 Online Gambling Computer Sets »

U.K. GAMBLING COMMISSION PLANS STIFFER PROBLEM GAMBLING PENALTIES

16th January, 2017 at 06:55:26
New enforcement strategy on problem gambling and AML will be published this month.

The Guardian newspaper reports that the UK Gambling Commission plans to unveil new enforcement strategies on problem gambling and money laundering prevention this month, laying down tougher penalties for operators who fail to tackle these issues.

Full Story: U.k. Gambling Commission Plans Stiffer Problem Gambling Penalties »

NEW LOBBY GROUP EMERGES IN PENNSYLVANIA

16th January, 2017 at 06:55:26
The Pennsylvania Video Gaming Association will lobby for the legalisation of an "already-present industry...but not for online gambling.

With the focus on Pennsylvania as the most likely next US state to legalise online gambling as part of a general gambling expansion measure (see previous reports), reporters noted this week the emergence of a new lobbying group in the state - the Pennsylvania Video Gaming Association.

Full Story: New Lobby Group Emerges In Pennsylvania »

CROWN CHINA DETAINEES COULD BE IN FOR A LONG STAY (Update)

16th January, 2017 at 06:55:26
After three months in detention, Crown staff remain in jail as investigations into unlawful gambling promotion continue.

If there's one lesson to be learned from the detention in October last year of 18 Crown Resort employees in China (including three visiting VIP marketing execs from the Australian headquarters of the casino company) it is that enforcement can move slowly in China, and it's best not to mess with the laws on promoting gambling.

Full Story: Crown China Detainees Could Be In For A Long Stay (update) »