Gambling News 20th January, 2017

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BETTING TECHNOLOGY PROVIDER TO SHOWCASE AWARD-WINNING PRODUCTS AT ICE TOTALLY GAMING

20th January, 2017 at 15:21:02
Spain's Optima Information Services' iShop is causing quite a stir.

Industry visitors to the recent TVC Bookmakers Trade Fair in Solihull, UK were much taken by Spanish betting technology firm Optima Information Services' iShop product, and the company went on to win the SBC Best Retail Betting Product award with it last month.

Full Story: Betting Technology Provider To Showcase Award-winning Products At Ice Totally Gaming »

MOBILE CASINO TO PARTNER WITH LEICESTER TIGERS

20th January, 2017 at 15:21:02
LeoVegas sponsors UK rugby club.

Mobile casino operator LeoVegas has announced that it is to sponsor the highly successful UK rugby club, the Leicester Tigers.

Full Story: Mobile Casino To Partner With Leicester Tigers »

$586 MILLION A.M.L. PENALTY FOR WESTERN UNION

20th January, 2017 at 09:00:27
Settlement reached on allegations of failing to comply with anti-money laundering laws.

Following a year-long multi-federal agency investigation and much argument, money services provider Western Union in Florida has reached a $596 million settlement with the local US Attorney's Office in respect of suspected online gambling and other questionable transactions using its services to move payments to several countries, including Vietnam, Panama, Costa Rica, the Philippines and Nicaragua.

Full Story: $586 Million A.m.l. Penalty For Western Union »

LAS VEGAS SANDS PENALISED AGAIN

20th January, 2017 at 09:00:27
Sheldon Adelson's company settles for a $6.96 penalty on foreign bribery allegations.

Las Vegas Sands, the land casino company owned by multi-billionaire US mogul Sheldon Adelson, has again had to cough up a stiff penalty for non-compliance with the law.

Full Story: Las Vegas Sands Penalised Again »

NEW ONLINE GAMBLING BILL LAUNCHED IN MASSACHUSETTS

20th January, 2017 at 09:00:27
Senator Bruce Tarr in third legalisation attempt.

It seems that every two years (give or take a few months) Massachusetts state Senator Bruce Tarr flights an online gambling legalisation bill in the state Senate.

Full Story: New Online Gambling Bill Launched In Massachusetts »

CAGAYAN CHIEF MOVES TO REASSURE LICENSEES

20th January, 2017 at 09:00:27
Uncertainties created by Duterte disturbances.

The recent outbursts against online gambling by Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte (see previous reports) have done much to engender a feeling of insecurity and uncertainty among online operators licensed in the region, including those regulated through the Cagayan Economic Zone Authority (CEZA).

Full Story: Cagayan Chief Moves To Reassure Licensees »