May, 2009

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Three new records set in Las Vegas

Fears that the 40th World Series of Poker might be adversely affected by the global economic recession have failed thus far to materialise, with organisers Harrah's Entertainment reporting that three notable new records have so far been set. The company points to the 40th Anniversary Event, where a massive buy-in of $40 000 was taken up by 201 players to gene...

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WSOP notwithstanding, Dwan and Antonius go at it again

The many observers of the million dollar, 50 000 hand Dwan Challenge inaugural clash between Patrik Antonius and Tom Dwan opined that further action on the Challenge was unlikely whilst the World Seri...

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Tabcorp gets competitive

The Herald Sun newspaper in Victoria, Australia reports that Tabcorp is gearing up to answer the growing competitive threat of corporate bookmakers. It response is to give notice of its intentions to offer fixed odds on every race in all three codes by the end of the year. Tabcorp chief executive Robert Nason said the move was the best way to compete with co...

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Bet2Go goes mobile

The online UK odds comparison firm Bet2Go.com has augmented its offering with mobile services in collaboration with Cellectivity, making it possible for punters to compare prices between major sportsbetting sites like Blue Square, BoyleSports, Ladbrokes, Paddy Power, Skybet, Sportingbet

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American quiz show hit forms basis for new Internet skill game

Skill gaming site World Winner.com and Sony Pictures Consumer Products have announced that the popular and long-established Jeopardy! cash competitions are now available online, for the first time enabling game lovers to put their knowledge to the test and play to win real cash and prizes by outscoring Internet opponents. A free flash version of Jeopardy! is...

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The legalisation of sportsbetting in Delaware successfully passed

The legalisation of sportsbetting in Delaware successfully passed through its final stages into law this week as the Delaware Supreme Court ruled that the legislation does not conflict with the state constitution, paving the way for Delaware to become the only state east o...

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Eurosport is to launch an online betting service

The giant satellite channel Eurosport is to launch an online betting service after being granted an Alderney e-gambling licence. The broadcaster has partnered with Serendipity Investment to set up Eurosportbet.co.uk under the umbrella name of Societe des Paris Sportifs (SPS) - a firm based in Paris and Guernsey - after being awarded a licence by the Alderney Gamb...

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TV producer takes the PartyPoker Women's World Open III

28-year-old Aisling Collins, a television producer in the UK scooped $50 000 and the title at the PartyPoker Women’s World Open III in London this week. Collins, whose aggressive game impressed despite the strongest table in the tournament's history. The Women’s World Open III was a Matchroom Sport organised tournament that saw 36 players from around the worl...

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Good results for OPAP

The Greek OPAP company, which has a contentious state monopoly in the country's gambling industry, has posted a positive Q1 2009, with revenues and net profits both up. Revenues in the period grew 6 percent over Q1 2008 to Euro 1.46 billion, whilst net profit year-on-year rose 3.5 perce...

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Legal expert argues that American firms could have the US market all to themselves

The blog at Reason.com provided some interesting reading on the impact of U.S. online gambling legalisation this week, airing some previously unpublished views by gambling law expert Prof. I. Nelson Rose, whom it quoted as saying: "...the federal government will end up doing nothing, except for a little unnecessary duplication of effort to make it seem like there...

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Kentucky domain case - update

The Interactive Media Entertainment & Gaming Association (iMEGA) has submitted its brief to the Kentucky State Supreme Court in good time for the June 1st deadline for submissions, in its opposition to an attempt by Gov. Steven Beshear to seize the rights to 141 Internet domain names. And in an intriguing addition, iMEGA’s attorneys have asked the court to re...

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An interesting profile of Internet gambling marketers

The affiliate marketing program Income Access has released the details of another innovative study it has conducted, this one on affiliate preferences and demographics. The study embraced a strong 475 affiliate sample in the English speaking market. The new Income Access Affiliate Survey 2008-2009 study reveals that the 'typical' online gambling affiliate mar...

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Online moves at Mangas Gaming

The French media are reporting that Mangas Gaming, which owns important European Internet gambling operations such as Betclick,...

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Asia-facing online gambling group gathering shareholder approval for move

The Asia-facing online gambling group AsianLogic plc, which was accepted on to the London AIM stock exchange at the end of 2007, plans to delist as soon as it has the approval of 75 percent of its shareholders, the company announced this week. The company has already secured irrevocable undertakings from shareholders representing 63.67 percent of the issued c...

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Conference corner

iGaming Business, which appears to have taken over the affiliate conference business formerly dominated by the disgraced Casino Affiliate Programs, has announced that it's next outing for affiliate marketers will be in Budapest, Hungary. Scheduled for 10-13 September 2009, the affiliate conference will be criticised by some as too close to the must-attend Eur...

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$2 million Powerball surprise for grandmother

A retired Australian grandmother residing in the New South Wales province had the last laugh on a doubting husband when she decided to check out a four year old Powerball ticket the couple found in a drawer during a clean-out. Despite the husband telling her it was a waste of time trying to check such an old ticket, the 73-year-old went for it anyway....and w...

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Minnesota ISPs ignore interent censorship call

According to reports in journals and information sites such as dslreports.com, Minnesota's Department of Public Safety may have bitten off rather more than it can chew in ordering 11 ISPs in the state to block an inaccurate and badly researched list of 200 online gambling websites from subscribers resident in the American state. When enforcement director John...

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More raids in Singapore

The Straits Times reports that Singapore police raided the land base of an Internet sports gambling ring as the week commenced, arresting 10 men and confiscating cash and computer-related property. The raid, which police claim has effectively disable...

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Centerbet regroups

One of Australian online sportsbetting group Centrebet's prime acquisition targets for the past few months, International All Sports, is off the list following Paddy Power's successful bid to gain a major interest in the company th...

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Nordicbet expansion

The chief executive of Nordicbet.com, Per Helberg, announced a strategic move for his company this week as it expanded beyond its usual Baltic and Scandinavian markets and moved into Poland. The vehicle for this expansion is...

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