February, 2009

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Casino Rewards group diversifies

Casino Rewards, the Australia-based Microgaming online casino operator that owns 18 (maybe 19 soon) Internet casinos has announced that it is to diversify its offering by getting into the online lottery sector. The group has launched RewardsRiches.com, which features a daily, weekly and monthly draw, offering new ways to win and the substa...

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$525 000 raised in share issue

Bingo.com Limited, operator of popular online gaming site Bingo.com, has raised over half a million dollars to use for future operations by placing 3.5 million shares at 15cents each. The shares were placed with non-US residents under Regulation S exemptions and will see the Anguilla-based firm pocket $525 000. Tarrnie Williams, Chief Executive Officer fo...

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Ladbrokes signs sponsorship deal

Media Week reports that the Internet betting site Ladbrokes.com has signed a six-figure deal to sponsor horse racing television ch...

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Jackpot win at Will Hill

A Bedfordshire online punter, Jim Riley, is GBP 95 771 richer this week after busting the jackpot on Will Hill's Pharoah's Treasure progressive slot at Vegas.William Hill.com The lucky online gambler opened his account when William Hill plc launche...

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90 Will Hill jobs to go overseas

The press conference following the release of William Hill plc's latest financial results revealed some interesting relocation possibilities for the UK gambling group. The Times was the first to pick up on a reference to relocation by CEO Ralph Topping that might hint at a move of the land and online gambling giant to Gibraltar, already a popular, white-listed,...

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Cambodian government cancels gambling licenses

The Cambodian gambling industry has been thrown into uncertainty by the arbitrary cancellation last week of gambling licenses as the minister of Finance, Keat Chhon, complies with an overall requirement from the country's prime minister Hun Sen to curtail the pastime for social and moral reasons. Operators protested the cancellations, saying that the licenses...

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UK gambling commission picks National Centre for next survey

The 2010 edition of the ongoing British Gambling Prevalence Survey will be carried out by the National Centre for Social Research, the UK Gambling Commission announced this week. The widely read survey will build on the two previous prevalence surveys published in 2000 and 2007 and will measure the prevalence of participation in all forms of commercial and pr...

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GBP 350 million rights issue is confirmed

UK gambling group William Hill plc has confirmed it intends to raise GBP 350 million through a rights issue and has scrapped its final dividend . The proceeds of the rights issue will be used to reduce debt, currently standing at GBP 1.2 billion, the company has disclosed. The 1 for 1 rights issue will be priced at 105 pence per...

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Gold Vegas open to US players

The relatively new kid on the Internet gambling software provider block, Top Gaming, has launched its latest online casino for an unidentified licensee under the brand Gold Vegas Casino.com. Like other Top Gaming operations...

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US research body underlines legality of internet gambling

The Washington-based Competitive Enterprise Institute has released a position paper arguing that online gambling is legal in the US despite public misconceptions, and that the Internet gaming industry has been unjustifiably black-balled by US politicians who use fear as a means for furthering anti-online gambling moves. Ironically, much of danger attributed t...

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Ruling says advert wrongly portrays gambling as a way to increase capital

Requestabet.com has become the latest online gambling advertiser to fall victim to the UK Advertising Standards Authority's stringent requirements, and has been ordered to withdraw an advertisement comparing online gambling to investments such as the stock market and banking. The ad. consisted of a poster li...

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Major supporter has a change of heart

One of Australia's most vociferous opponents of online gambling, Senator Nick Xenophon has withdrawn his support from Aussie government moves to censor the Internet and says he will oppose any legislation that seeks to do so. Xenophon's change of heart from supporter to opposition could generate more problems for the already troubled and highly controversial gove...

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Everest Gaming acquires Malta licence

The Gigamedia subsidiary Everest Gaming, which owns Everest Poker and the Everest online casino, has been successful in obtaining an online gambling licence from the...

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Fantasy Sports betting over the Internet under the Maryland microscope

Internet gambling on Fantasy Sports, one of the notorious carve-outs in national US anti-online gambling legislation, is under the microscope in Maryland, where Delegate John Olszewski Jr., D-Baltimore County, presented a bill this week to a House committee to exempt fantasy sports from state gambling prohibitions. The state politician has a taste for modern...

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Non-business Internet meanderings on certain sites to be censored

Richard Wiseman, Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer of Royal Dutch Shell has confirmed that IT staff have commenced blocking undesirable websites accessed by employees whilst at work. The censorship extends only to the Web, and does not interfere with email traffic, reports the Blogger News Network. The official notification, leaked to BNN, advises employees t...

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Weak reuslts for Rank plc

One of Britain's larger online and land gambling groups, Rank plc, has published its results for the full year to 31 December 2008, showing a bottom line loss of GBP 4.9 million (2007 FY: profit of GBP 311.75) Operational losses widened to GBP 19.9 million from 2007's GBP 5.3 million, and adjusted net earnings attributable to equity shareholders were GBP 28.4...

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Probability released the first of its new built-for-mobile slots

The UK-based mobile gambling specialist company Probability plc has released the first of its new built-for-mobile slots themed on the hit eighties movie Grease that starred Olivia Newton John and John Travolta. The game is the result of a three year licensing deal that Pronbability secured with Viacom's Paramount Mobile Entertainment last year (see previous...

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New game from Wagerworks

Since its unveiling at the last ICE(i) expo in London last month, Wagerworks' new online gambing offering, Battleship: Search and Destroy, has been eagerly anticipated on player message boards. The waiting ended this week as the game was released to Wagerworks licensees. The game delivers exciting game play by the boatload, featuring 25 pay-lines, stacks of t...

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Bingo fan hit a major jackpot

A St. Albans online bingo fan hit a major jackpot this week whilst taking a few relaxing moments out of his working day to play a little Internet bingo at Ladbrokes. Using Ladbrokes’ instant play feature, he staked GBP3 on the Chain Reaction game and was astonished to scoop a jackpot that returned him GBP 36 489 on each of his GBP 1 bets for a grand total of...

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Jadestone Networks sings with Fueps

The Swedish skill games provider Jadestone Networks has announced a long-term game service partnership with Italian online games firm Fueps, which is jointly owned by RCS and Digital Bros, the biggest Italian player in the domestic distribution of videogames and one of the leading distributors in Europe. Fueps is one of Italy’s top gaming sites with more than...

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