Gambling news

Gambling fool

23 Dec 2008

Reports from Redding, northern California tell of a local burglar who was not the sharpest knife in the drawer, having tried to gamble at two casinos using rare coins he had stolen in a burglary.

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Two fron Nam in hot water

23 Dec 2008

Two Vietnamese nationals, Nguyen Van Dinh and Nguyen Trieu Duc, both from Hanoi, have been arrested by officers of the Ministry of Public Security’s Criminal Police Department on allegations of organising gambling cruises between Vietnam and Cambodia.

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Accolade for "8"

23 Dec 2008

Gibraltar-based online gambling group 888.com’s monthly member’s magazine “Eight” has been awarded “Most Effective Membership” publication at the 2008 APA Effectiveness Awards.

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Accolade for “8”

23 Dec 2008

Gibraltar-based online gambling group 888.com’s monthly member’s magazine “Eight” has been awarded “Most Effective Membership” publication at the 2008 APA Effectiveness Awards.

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Netent secures Nasdaq Stockholm listing

22 Dec 2008

Another significant step in the corporate development of online gambling software provider Net Entertainment has occurred with the Stockholm Stock Exchange listing committee approving the company for listing on the NASDAQ OMX Stockholm.

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Has Germany taken a leaf from the Kentucky book?

22 Dec 2008

Mainly German reports over the weekend raise the alarming prospect that the Internet is under further assault – this time from German authorities.

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Chinese censors at work again

22 Dec 2008

The world’s largest Internet population – the Chinese – were deprived of access to the New York Times last Friday, according to the newspaper.

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Gibraltar tax challenge defeated

21 Dec 2008

The long-running European Commission’s challenge to the benevolent corporate tax regime in Gibraltar has been resolved by a European Union court in favour of the tiny Mediterranean nation.

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Hard times until 2010

21 Dec 2008

The respected Fitch Ratings agency in the United States has predicted that the gambling industry can expect a tough economic environment through to 2010, reports Business Wire.

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No Monaco for Around Pacific

20 Dec 2008

The owners of the world famous land gambling brands Casino de Monte Carlo and Casino de Monaco, La Société des Bains de Mer et du cercle des étrangers à Monaco, has won a branding case against Australian online casino company Around Pacific, resulting in an order that the domain name Casino-Monaco-Gold.com be transferred to the …

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Texas mix-up?

20 Dec 2008

In May this year Texas authorities raided a Corpus Christi amusement centre, starting a chain of events that ended with the arrest on illegal gambling charges of 14 executives employed by the Dallas-based Aces Wired Inc and the confiscation of 90 ‘gambling machines’ known as 8-liners, and some $175 000 in cash.

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London show comes of age

20 Dec 2008

The ICEi exhibition scheduled for January 27 -29th in London received a bright endorsement from player protection and standards body eCOGRA this week, when Tex Rees, the Fair Gaming Advocate at that organisation saluted the companies committed to attending as among the “…most mature, accountable and responsible gathering of e-gaming exhibitors in the industry’s brief …

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Betfair appoints new IT chief

19 Dec 2008

In May this year, online gambling group Betfair’s top IT man, Rory Devine, handed in his notice, triggering an extensive search for a replacement which ended this week with the announcement that former Vodafone manager Tony McAlister is to replace him.

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Pinnacle Sports halts US horse racing service

19 Dec 2008

American horse racing fans were disappointed this week to find the following discontinuation of service notice on the Pinnacle Sports.com website:

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Eurobet launches on DiceArena

18 Dec 2008

Jadestone’s social gaming network DiceArena added another major company to its member list this week with the launch of Eurobet on the system.

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Mogul´s plea resurrects unfair US law arguments

18 Dec 2008

This week’s $300 million “settlement” and Wire Act guilty plea by the co-founder of Party Gaming, Anurag Dikshit has resulted in a blizzard of high-visibility coverage for the industry in the world’s mainstream media, and much of it has been positive – highlighting the confusing and often discriminatory nature of US laws on Internet gambling …

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$3 million boost for "PlayAway" provider

18 Dec 2008

US-based gambling software provider GameLogic has received a cash boost through a $3 million loan from speciality financing company Velocity.

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$3 million boost for “PlayAway” provider

18 Dec 2008

US-based gambling software provider GameLogic has received a cash boost through a $3 million loan from speciality financing company Velocity.

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US online market keeps growing

17 Dec 2008

Despite the continued vigorous attempts by conservative US politicians and the Department of Justice to curtail Internet gambling, online gamblers continue to pursue their pastime of choice, with the latest MediaMetrix comScore statistics showing an 11 percent increase in US visits to online gambling sites during November 2008.

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Gambling companies challenge Swedish inquiry findings

17 Dec 2008

The Swedish recommendations released earlier this week suggested some modification to the monopolistic structure which restricts gambling to the state owned Svenska Spel, but confined this to licensing sports betting products to private operators by 2011.

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Christmas slots from Microgaming

17 Dec 2008

Online gambling software developer Microgaming has just released its December game releases, featuring three new slots to occupy players over the holiday season.

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Lotto ticket seller wins "in acceptable range"

17 Dec 2008

Canadian lottery scandals which included allegations of fraudulent behaviour by ticket sellers were in the media again this week as CBC reported that an investigation has found that Atlantic Lottery Corporation employees, lottery retailers and their families are not winning more than they should, although they are more likely to win big prizes than the …

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Lotto ticket seller wins “in acceptable range”

17 Dec 2008

Canadian lottery scandals which included allegations of fraudulent behaviour by ticket sellers were in the media again this week as CBC reported that an investigation has found that Atlantic Lottery Corporation employees, lottery retailers and their families are not winning more than they should, although they are more likely to win big prizes than the …

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Aussie sportsbet sector will grow

17 Dec 2008

Although the tough economic times ahead will discourage casino and lottery gamblers, horseracing punters are unlikely to be put off by the economic decline, a study by IBISWorld research in Auistralia has found. Reporting on the study, the Sydney Morning Herald this week revealed that revenue from horse and sports betting is expected to grow …

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