Brian Kavanagh, Chief Executive for Horse Racing Ireland (HRI), has raised the profile of online gambling by asking the Irish government to consider taxing all offshore online and telephone betting.
Visionary i-Gaming, a relative newcomer to the live dealer technology sector headed by Martin Reiner, a former executive of VueTec, has inked a deal with new operator Black Orchid Casino.com its Live Turnkey Online Casino package.
Canadian bingo software provider Parlay Entertainment is branching out into the real world of bingo in addition to its respected virtual presence in the sector, in a partnership with Norsk Bingo AS.
Bet 365 has launched a new slot branded Lucky 7 that enables online players to enjoy the action and win prizes in the popular bingo-room chat facility Marine Mayhem.
The Latvian-based online gambling software developer CTXM has completed development of a suite of seven casino minigames, suitable for expanding an existing online casino portfolio or add an entirely new service to any website.
The Isle of Man based Internet gambling software provider Playtech plc has reported a solid set of numbers for its full year and Q4 2008 activities.
The latest online casino from the Wagerlogic-Cryptologic studios, Casinojoy owned by Gaming Media Group has launched, offering players over 200 quality games that include the popular Marvel-branded slots Spider-Man and The Hulk, along with high-value progressive jackpot games.
Gamblers in the Saskatchewan province in Canada may have to swipe a personalised card before they can play a video lottery terminal at land locations in the future, reports CBC News.
The Latvian i-gaming software provider CTXM has unveiled an extended GamingOS product compatible with most popular social network service web-sites, expanding opportunities for more gaming applications in this popular activity.
GamCare, the UK’s problem gambling support organisation, has appointed former Head of Gambling at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, Andy McLellan as its new Chief Executive Officer. McLellan commences his new role on February 1st and replaces Geoffrey Godbold, who has been CEO since February 2006.
The failed attempt by the state of Kentucky to seize and confiscate 141 international domain names looks set to stay in the headlines. Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear’s staff lodged an appeal this week against the successful iMEGA and IGC appeal which overturned a lower court’s order supporting the Governor’s unprecedented action .
Top online gambling casino 32Red.com has become the first tenant on GEM Island, a 3-D interactive leisure, gaming and betting portal founded by entrepreneur Mark Campbell.
Newly inaugurated US President Barak Obama and his team have hit the ground running following Tuesday’s festivities in Washington, with an order to all federal agencies and departments to stop any pending regulations until they can be reviewed by incoming staff, halting last-minute Bush orders in their tracks, reports the Reuters news agency.
The owner of the Betfred bookie empire, Fred Done, has shared his vision of the group’s future with the Manchester Evening News following the sale earlier this week of his Netherlands Antilles-registered online casino operation Betfred NV for GBP 27.2 million to an undisclosed buyer .
Casino Affiliate Programs.com (“CAP”), which claims to be the world’s largest and longest-running affiliate marketing directory for the online gaming industry, has announced the launch of MyCAP – the first social networking website to be dedicated exclusively to i-gaming affiliate marketers.
Changes to German law this (January) month make such a project possible, and it is believed that the combined state lotteries are looking at an October 2009 launch.
The player-influential online gambling information and social networking portal Casinomeister handed out its independent annual awards to the industry this week, naming 32Red Casino the top venue for non-US players for the sixth straight year. The UK-based Club World Group was named as best US-friendly online casino.
The UK Gambling Commission and the Independent Bookmakers Association, which represents owners of some 700 betting shops, look set to clash in a dispute over the level of licensing fees.
In a shock reprise of a Scandinavian move to tax online gamblers some time back, the Dutch taxman has reportedly been approaching poker players resident in Holland who thought they enjoyed Internet anonymity, inviting them to complete tax returns, and providing them with details of Dutch tax law.
Online gambling software provider Playtech’s live dealer online product has been so successful with Asian gamblers that it intends to target European punters with the product soon.
With the controversy over affiliate commercial relationships and no-slow payments to affiliates still swirling around both affiliate management consultants Affiliate Media Inc. and Effective Media Group, the online poker room at the centre of the controversy, CardSpike.com, issued a statement this week:
The German woman who resorted to Internet lottery tactics when she had difficulty getting a fair price for her home in Austria has announced the successful conclusion of her project and the winner.
More detail has emerged on the ruling handed down late Tuesday by the Kentucky Court of Appeals which overturned a decision by a lower court to seize and possibly confiscate 141 online gambling domains belonging to owners throughout the world .
The business section of the Isle of Man Today newspaper reported this week that Internet gambling is the fastest growing sector of the Manx economy, bucking the economic slowdown trend with the prospect of new businesses and new jobs being created on the island over the next few years.