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French gambling declines

11 Jun 2009

Unless the French national economy improves by January 2010, when the liberalisation of that country’s gambling market is planned, the rewards may not be as great as anticipated.

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New Intertops software platform works for this player

11 Jun 2009

The decision by Intertops Casino management to change software on its Red operation in order to operate in the US market delivered a positive result for player ChristopherT this week, who hit a jackpot worth $200 090 playing the RealTime Gaming T-Rex slot.

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Sportingbet and Cryptologic in online games deal

11 Jun 2009

Two established majors in the online gambling industry came together this week in a deal that will see software developer Cryptologic provide at least 10 of its top online slots to Internet gambling operator Sportingbet.com.

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US violates WTO rules says EU

11 Jun 2009

The executive arm of the 27-nation European Union, the European Commission has concluded its investigation into US action against online gambling, finding that American laws prohibiting gambling over the Internet violate international trade rules.  The Commission’s report raises the possibility of the EU challenging the ban at the World Trade Organisation, reports Dow Jones news …

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Italian market continues to show resilience

10 Jun 2009

The Italian gambling market continues to show remarkable resilience despite the difficult economic climate in Europe, the state gambling regulator AAMS advised this week in presenting statistics for the month of May 2009.

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Archer departs Action Gaming

10 Jun 2009

Action Gaming Network’s chief operating officer, industry veteran Clive Archer, is leaving the online poker company following a reorganisation of its core operational activities which will entail a move to South Africa.

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Expekt back with Microgaming in online casino deal

10 Jun 2009

Online gambling operator Expekt.com has signed a deal for an online casino system equipped with both download and instant games from online gambling software provider Microgaming.

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New owners for slotpower.com?

10 Jun 2009

A press release emanating from Larnaca, Cyprus this week claims that a new online gaming company named First Gaming Partners has acquired SlotPower.com from its previous private owners for an undisclosed amount.

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Ukraine: President gambling veto under threat

10 Jun 2009

It appears that gambling has become something of a political football in the Ukraine, where President Viktor Yuschenko ruffled a few feathers by exercising his veto on a gambling ban last week.

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UK responsible gambling funding issue resolved

10 Jun 2009

Arguments over the voluntary funding by UK gambling companies of the Responsibility in Gambling Trust were resoved this week with the announcement by the minister for sport, Gerry Sutcliffe, that he has accepted a new, three-year voluntary funding arrangement with betting and gaming operators that will provide at least GBP15 million for problem gambling research, …

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Celtic online bingo and lottery launched

10 Jun 2009

New Media Lottery Services, Inc., a lottery content and systems provider, has launched a new online bingo and digital lottery game site branded ‘CelticBingo.com.’

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Italian remote gambling extended

10 Jun 2009

The Italian government has initiated a drive to further liberate the country’s remote gambling sector by framing new legislation extending licensing to online poker cash games, casino games, betting exchanges and betting on virtual events.

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Partygaming launches major marketing campaign

9 Jun 2009

Party Poker and Party Casino have launched a new markeing campaign with the strapline “Feel It”.  The strapline is motivated by the ‘rush’ that gamblers often experience in a win.

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Rank plc VAT refund implications examined

9 Jun 2009

Rank plc’s success in fighting for a VAT refund on bingo operations could have expensive financial implications for the British government, reports the BBC in a follow-up piece.

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EGBA applauds EC rejection of French draft

9 Jun 2009

The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has reacted quickly to yesterday’s announcement that the European Commission is not satisfied with the first draft of the French legislation designed to open up the market in that country.

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Lottery action for NFL team

9 Jun 2009

Our readers will recall our report on the desire of NFL teams to get involved in online betting partnerships with state lotteries despite the League’s virulent opposition to Internet gambling.

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Minnesota backs off

9 Jun 2009

The Internet freedom pressure group reports that the order to Internet service providers to enforce a “black list” of badly researched online gambling websites has been rescinded by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS).

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Nevada still battles

9 Jun 2009

With the latest disappointing land casino results in from Nevada, it’s likely that operators in the gambling state will be hoping for a boost to revenues following this (June) month’s World Series of Poker currently running in Las Vegas.

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Sisal and GameAccount come together

9 Jun 2009

The UK skill game provider GameAccount Network has launched a suite of free-to-play skill-based games for Sisal.it, an online sportsbook operator in Italy.

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Victoria the latest Aussie state to ban free betting

8 Jun 2009

The Australian province of Victoria will soon join fellow states New South Wales and South Australia in banning the offering of free bets to new gamblers, reports the Herald Sun newspaper this week. Legislation now before the State Parliament will make it illegal for bookmakers to offer inducements to new punters.

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New chairman for interactive TV firm

8 Jun 2009

The London-listed interactive media gaming company, NetplayTV plc has appointed Clive William Jones CBE (Commander of the British Empire) as its non-executive chairman with immediate effect. Martin Higginson will continue to exercise his responsibilities as Chief Executive Officer.

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New identity for GTECH´s media and sportsbetting group

8 Jun 2009

GTECH, a global provider of lottery and gaming technology worldwide, has officially launched G2, its new interactive lottery, sports betting, poker, bingo, and casino subsidiary.

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GBP 59.1 million VAT claim by Rank plc upheld

8 Jun 2009

Rank plc, the British online and land gambling group, will be celebrating this week after the High Court in the UK rejected an appeal by Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs against a VAT & Duties Tribunal ruling which had approved the company’s GBP 59.1 million VAT refund claim.

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European Commission rejects first draft of French gambling regulations

8 Jun 2009

French legal drafters will be back at the drawing board this week following the rejection of their first proposals for the liberalisation and regulation of the French gambling market by the European Commission.

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