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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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New games released by Cryptologic

6 Jan 2009

Dublin-based online gambling software provider Cryptologic sees in the new year this week with the release of three new games  featuring the legendary Marvel Super Hero, Spider-Man, a new adventure slot game called Dragon Sword, and an enhanced version of Atlantic City Blackjack, one of the company’s most popular casino games.

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Out in the cold

6 Jan 2009

It was not all sweetness and light over the festive season at online gambling software provider Cryptologic, it seems. A disagreement over corporate decisions with a shareholder and previous CEO, Javaid Aziz took place over the period, eventually leading to the company rejecting a demand from Aziz for a seat on the board of directors.

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Last blast?

6 Jan 2009

The Xinhua news agency reports that Macau gaming revenues reached record levels – mainly before the recession hit – of US$13.7 billion over the whole of 2008. The statistics indicate a year-on-year increase of 31 percent to a record 108 billion patacas (US$13.7 billion).

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Aussies believe smart cards could curtail problem gambling

6 Jan 2009

Anti-gambling activists in Australia are calling for pre-paid smart cards to be introduced into gaming venues to reduce problem gambling, reports the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Under the plan, users would nominate a monthly cap on the amount of money they would be prepared to lose.

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More government threats on contributions to R.I.G.T.

6 Jan 2009

The annual wrangle over “voluntary” contributions by major British gambling groups to the Responsibility in Gambling Trust entered a critical phase as the new year started, with Culture Secretary, Andy Burnham, reportedly losing patience with the gambling industry after the emergence of a GBP 1.2 million shortfall in donations for 2008-09.

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Electracade Ltd. and Innovative Gaming, Inc. to co-distribute new online table game

5 Jan 2009

The UK based games developer Electracade Ltd., which recently became a subsidiary of Orbis Holdings Ltd. has wasted no time building alliances, joining forces with Innovative Gaming, Inc to launch and co-distribute the online version of a new casino table game, branded Quick Seven.

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Party litigates against former Empire Online owner

5 Jan 2009

The London-listed online gambling group Party Gaming plc has launched litigation against investment company Livermore Investments Group Ltd. over the 2006 purchase of Livermore’s Internet gambling business, reports the Bloomberg business news agency.

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ICE treats in store from Wagerworks

5 Jan 2009

With the industry’s largest expo opening its doors later this (January) month, ICE(i) exhibitors have been advising the market what to expect from their participation.

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Bodog in Malta

5 Jan 2009

The Malta Independent Online newspaper published an article on the Bodog empire and its founder Calvin Ayre over the weekend, interesting not so much for its news content as for the details of a complex web of payment businesses introduced to the Mediterranean island to facilitate online gambling payments.

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Will Hill to sponsor TV show

4 Jan 2009

William Hill Bingo is to focus attention on its offering by sponsoring ITV’s popular UK daytime show “The Real Deal” in 2009. The online gaming site recently completed a similar campaign as programme sponsors for the games on Spin Star last November.

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Taking a look at the tough time ahead

4 Jan 2009

The UK publication TimesOnline published a long but fascinating look at the tough times ahead at http://women.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/women/the_way_we_live/article5439507.ece this weekend.

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Ten million dollar gift from the grave

4 Jan 2009

The weekend reportage of WFSB TV in the United States featured a tragic but at the same time uplifting story of a $10 million lottery gift from the grave.

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Macau´s bad run continues

4 Jan 2009

The tough times for Macau continue to cause executive stress in the Asian offshore gambling mecca, with the news that casino revenues fell for the third month, declining 5.8 percent from a year ago to 7.65 billion patacas.

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