June, 2009

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Our last minute reminder this week is for the third edition of the high-impact Gaming Executive Summit Europe 2009, which kicks off in Madrid, Spain on July 7th and runs through July 9th. Take a look at the website for this conference at http://www.terrapinn.com/2009/gamingeu/ if you want to know who the movers and shakers in the online gambling business are...

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Positive signs on US legalisation for internet gambling

Two positive but unrelated opinions on the legalisation of online gambling in the United States were given this week, adding credibility to a growing optimism that this year will see the United States joining other progressive Western nations in permitting controlled and regulated betting over the Internet. The first opinion comes from the highly respected bu...

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Smart Live Casino added baccarat to its gaming suite

Smart Live Casino.com, which is regulated by the UK Gambling Commission and offers live dealer gambling over the Internet and interactive television via SkyTV, has added baccarat to its gaming suite. A company spokesman says the addition follows significant growth in the existing...

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EGBA rejects Belgian draft on online gambling

The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has taken an official line on the European Commission’s detailed opinion against the Belgian proposal for online gaming and betting legislation, taking particular exception to provisions which are aimed at restricting the Belgian online gaming and betting market to operators solely established in that country....

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32Red trading director departs

The trading director at Gibraltar-based online gambling group 32Red.com, 48-year-old Martin Saunders, is departing for pastures new, and as yet unidentified, in the online gambling industry. Saunders joined 32Red in late 2006...

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CryptoLogic games for VC

Online gambling software provider CryptoLogic Limited has signed a multi-year deal to provide at least 10 of its most popular online slot games to Victor Chandler Group, a major independent bookmaking and gaming group based in Gibraltar. The first set of games, both branded and non-branded, are scheduled to go live in the third quarter of 2009, with a complet...

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Russian casino ban - update

The online gambling media may have been following the story for months, but the draconian Russian ban on casinos in major cities has now caught the attention of the mainstream media in America, wit...

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WagerWorks releases new games

Online gambling games provider and distributor WagerWorks has announced the release of online ports of Barcrest Group’s leading UK branded game titles. Rainbow Riches, Ca$hin...

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More details have emerged on Betstopper

More details have emerged on Betstopper - the anti-underage gaming software developed by InternetSafety.com for the Nova Scotia Gaming Corporation . The new software apparently empowers parents to set specific days and times that their children can use the Internet via the SafeEyes element Internetsafety.com's newly developed software. As an additional precau...

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New slots from CTXM

Online gambling software developer CTXM, which provides games to many of the major companies in the industry, has released two new casual slots for the popular iPhone. Both slots are derived from proved casino slots already published by CTXM through its partners. The offerings includes FreakyFruits Slot...

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With the first half of 2009 almost history, thoughts are turning to early 2010 and the biggest gambling expo in Europe - the International Gambling Expo scheduled for Earl's Court, London between 26 and 28 January 2010. The new branding may not slide off the tongue as easily as it's former acronym 'ICE', but the industry is expected to flock once again to the...

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Credit Suisse has reservations about Ladbroke's progress in the online sector

Credit Suisse this week expressed reservations about UK land and online gambling group Ladbroke's ability to "tear customers away from online rivals", reports The Times Online. And Credit Suisse also pointed out that the gambling company would need to conserve cash since it needed to refinance GBP 410 million of debt by 2011. "Ladbrokes is using cash from its...

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PayPal for 32Red

Online casino operator 32Red.com has passed the stringent PayPal acceptance criteria and is now offering PayPal facilities as a depositing and payment option to its clients. The online casino does not accept players from the United States, where PayPal has previousy shied away from online gambling processing after a stiff $10 million settlement was levied on...

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The political row in the Ukraine is over

Following the recent backdown over the presidential veto by President Viktor Yuschenko of the Ukraine , the gambling ban has been imposed with immediate effect in the Ukraine, reports Ukra News. And the ban includes online gambling. The text of the law was published in the Holos Ukrainy (Voice of Ukraine) newspaper, on June 25,...

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Beijing losing the gambling battle ?

Stephen Wong, writing in the publication Asia Times Online this week made the interesting observation that Communist Party aparatchiks and Chinese government officials could be turning to online gambling for their entertainment and profit in a reaction to government crackdowns on corruption and misappropriation of public funds. Wong notes that Beijing's effor...

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William Hill to move its online operations out of UK ?

There has been continued speculation this week on whether one of Britain's biggest online and land gambling groups, William Hill plc, is getting set to move its online operations out of the UK. It's a frequently raised possibility triggered by rising taxes and competition . Adding weight to the rumours this week was an interview given to the Financial Times b...

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Centrebet's new business opportunities

The Australian online gambling group Centrebet could be on to a new line of fixed odds management business that has the potential to earn it solid profits, reports The Australian newspaper. The company has now successfully launched its pilot contract with the ACT TAB in Australia and is ready to extend the service to other agen...

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Betting exchange's Aussie boss lays it on the line

Andrew Twaits, boss of the Betfair online gambling group in Australia has stripped away the often deliberately misleading and confusing rumours about Betfair's preparedness to pay its way in the competitive Austr...

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Betfair set to make a killing in US Internet gambling

Betfair was the subject of a glowing article in the publication Venture Beat this week which looked at the UK betting exchange's astute move into American horse racing. The move legally exploits the "carve-outs" in the often confusing US political deal-making process and discriminatory federal laws that permit online betting in horse racing. Betfair is st...

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Slow take off for Ryanair in-flight gambling

Think back to 2005, when software providers and operators alike were intrigued by statements from the Irish budget airline Ryanair's Michael O'Leary that it planned to introduce a passenger service with a difference - in-flight gambling. Although the service never seemed to materialise, the possibility of it being implemented continued to surface from time to...

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