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.
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.
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 …
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.
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 …
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 …
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.