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$47 million Mega Millions win

9 Jan 2009

A 24-year-old farmer’s insurance agent who recently relocated from New Jersey to San Diego has hit the jackpot every lottery player dreams about – the $47 million Mega Millions.

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International cricket body gets involved in Betfair ad dispute

9 Jan 2009

The furore swirling around Australian cricket commentators punting Betfair services during a recent test match took on an international flavour this week as the International Cricket Council (ICC) weighed in with some influential criticism.

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Tasmanian Tote could be worth A$ 100 million

9 Jan 2009

The news that the Tasmanian government has started a process to divest itself of the Tasmanian Tote has been followed by a story on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation network that online betting exchange Betfair, which has a joint venture with a major betting group in Australia, may be interested in bidding.

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Tough times may cause Ohio rethink on gambling

9 Jan 2009

According to reports from Associated Press, the governor of Ohio, Ted Strickland says he believes gambling is bad for the state, but he’s willing to entertain proposals to expand the pastime to bring in more revenue.

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Jenningsbet selects Wagerworks games

9 Jan 2009

The UK-based iGaming software provider WagerWorks has announced the supply of premium branded game content to the online operations of British bookmaker firm, JenningsBet.

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Cosmic Quest i-Slot released by Rival

9 Jan 2009

Cocoa Casino.com is among the first to receive Rival Software’s latest 5 reel 20 pay-line i-slot, titled COSMIC QUEST: Episode One Mission Control.

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Latest Microgaming games releases

9 Jan 2009

Online gambling software developer Microgaming adds four new games to its line-up this (January) month, including a new progressive jackpot slot, its latest video slot, and the latest development in its Level-Up video poker series.

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Bingo enhancements from Interactive Playnet

9 Jan 2009

Free Bingo Network players who enjoy the Interactive Playnet powered 90 and 75 ball action can look forward to some enhancements in the near future.

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Tasmanian government plans on Tasmanian tote

8 Jan 2009

The Tasmanian government treasurer, Michael Aird, has published plans for the disposal of the Tasmanian Tote in order to increase funding to the horse racing industry.

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Swedish sportsbook steady

8 Jan 2009

Given the prevailing tight economic conditions, news of even small gains is welcome, and Swedish sportsbook Betting Promotion delivered that during the week, reporting steady Q4 numbers that inluded gaming turnover of SEK2.6 million (GBP 218 000) and a net turnover of SEK29 million (GBP2.4 million) which delivered a gross margin of 1.12 percent, up …

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Brit spymasters could be watching you!

8 Jan 2009

The founder of WorldNet Daily, Joseph Farah, claims in his subscription G2 newsletter that staffers for Britain’s MI5 intelligence agency have been assembling a team of spies trained to track terrorists thought to be trying to use Internet gambling websites to launder money.

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AGA undecided on legalisation of US online gambling

8 Jan 2009

  The spirits of supporters of legalised and regulated online gambling in the United States were lifted at G2E last year when the chief of the American Gaming Association, Frank Fahrenkopf, revealed that his members – all high powered American land gambling companies – would be discussing the issue in detail at a December board …

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Turkish lottery privatisation delayed

8 Jan 2009

  The bidding deadline for Turkey’s national lottery will be pushed back by a month at the request of investors, Reuters has reported.

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Happy ending for lottery "winner"

8 Jan 2009

  The story of the Canadian steelworker who thought he had won $135 000 on four $3 scratchcards, but lost out due to misprints had a happier ending later in the week as Ontario lottery officials relented and paid him an undisclosed settlement.

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Happy ending for lottery “winner”

8 Jan 2009

  The story of the Canadian steelworker who thought he had won $135 000 on four $3 scratchcards, but lost out due to misprints had a happier ending later in the week as Ontario lottery officials relented and paid him an undisclosed settlement.

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4 busted for online gambling in Jakarta

8 Jan 2009

  The Jakarta Post reports that local police have busted four individuals in a raid on an Internet cafe suspected of being used to provide Internet gambling facilities. The four suspects were named as Sri Nauli Yuniar Pohan, Tony Thamrin, Kristianto and Mohamad Saleh.

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The Russians are coming

8 Jan 2009

  If nothing else, the branding on Alsart Group’s new online casino will intrigue online gamblers. Branded Ya888Ya, the operation is targeted on mainly Russian and CIS players, and is powered by Playtech, which has other business associations with Alsart through its Videobet product line.

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Good year for Gaming Media Group

7 Jan 2009

The London-based Gaming Media Group has posted solid results for year ended 31st October 2008, showing increased growth of 47 percent in online poker rake, and 57 percent in group revenues overall taking into account casino, bingo and TV advertising. Profit before tax has also grown by four times to GBP 1 million.

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Ladbrokes critical of A.S.A. ruling

7 Jan 2009

Ladbrokes and its agency, M&C Saatchi have responded with remarkable speed to the Advertising Standards Authority ban on two of its television ads after a single complaint from the public .

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Not too late for Brit gambling firms

7 Jan 2009

With the UK government’s threats to make responsible gambling contributions to the Responsibility in Gambling Trust (RIGT) compulsory making the headlines this week, the political blog at The Guardian made some pointed and valid comments on the slow voluntary payments of the past.

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Ontario lottery screw-up

7 Jan 2009

Image the scene: a young family man enduring tough times spends part of his New Year’s Eve scratching off the numbers on an Ontario Lottery scratch card to see if benevolent fortune has smiled upon him. One card reveals a win of $75 000, but there’s more to come and the excited punter finally has …

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Laddies TV ads run into A.S.A. problems

7 Jan 2009

Marketing media reports this week indicate that the UK’s Advertising Standards Authority has banned a Ladbrokes television campaign for online casino action because it links gambling with excessive risk taking.

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New live betting platform for ICE

7 Jan 2009

Among the many new products scheduled for launch at the upcoming ICE(i) show in London is Players2Players Limited’s Live Sportsbook Platform.

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Compulsory R.I.G.T. consultation document published

6 Jan 2009

UK Sports Minister Gerry Sutcliffe has published a consultation document that could be the first step in turning a voluntary contribution to problem gambling charity R.I.G.T. (Responsibility in Gambling Trust) into a mandatory donation.

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