April, 2010

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Bwin imports needed IT skills

Gambling giant faces IT skills shortage in Austria The IT publication Computer Weekly has published an interesting interview with Thomas Kiessling, chief technical officer of the Vienna-listed online gambling giant Bwin Interactive. In the interview, Kiessling reveals that the group is importing IT skills due to the shortage of skilled personnel in Austr...

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Two Australian academics call for a National Gambling Regulator

Individual states within Australian too dependent on gambling revenues, claim problem gambling researchers. Suggestions by problem gambling researchers that the federal government in Australia appoint a national gambling regulator in place of state regulators are currently achieving wide coverage in the mainstream media Downunder. Academics Linda Hancock...

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Second online gambling licence issued by Estonia

Alands Penningautomatforening (PAF) meets the requirements The Baltic state of Estonia, which legalised online gambling subject to strict conditions in January this year has issued its second licence. The successful applicant is Alands Penningautomatforening (PAF), which holds an online gambling monopoly in Finland’s semi-a...

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William Hill results lifted by online operations

NGR in online companies up 25 percent The internet operations of UK gambling group William Hill plc have once again provided a boost to group revenues against a backdrop of a 4 percent decline in land-based betting shop net revenues. The gambling group published Q1 2010 key performance indicators, showing group net revenue up a scant 1 percent and EBIT up...

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Problem gambling on the rise in New Zealand

And it’s not through internet betting! Radio New Zealand reports that the government’s Ministry of Health has posted a 25 percent rise in the number of problem gamblers using its counselling services over the period 2008 – 2009. The ministry reports that the majority of gambling problems are related to land gaming machines in pubs and clubs, of which ther...

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"The Italian Job" - new slot from Chartwell Technology

New slot developed for Bwin group The Calgary-based online gambling software developer Chartwell Technology Inc. has launched its new “The Italian Job” slot at Bwin, the largest publicly listed Internet betting group in Europe. The new slot is an eye-catching nine-line game inspired by the cult Paramount film of 1969. “The Italian Job”, and celebrates th...

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Another guilty plea in Kansas City online gambling probe

Seventh local man pleads guilty to illegal sports betting charges The Kansas City grand jury probe into illegal online sports betting produced another guilty plea Wednesday. Gerlarmo Cammisano (56), who federal prosecutors described as “master agent” of the enterprise, pleaded guilty to operati...

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Gaming Summit conference in Canada - update

Time to legalise Canadian online casino operations, says industry representative The Gaming Summit in Calgary, Canada and its preoccupation with “the elephant in the room” – online gambling – has continued to attract media reportage. The Calgary Herald reported that online gambling industry officials emphasized that they would like to see provincial gover...

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Aussie e-processor whizkid bail decision overturned (update)

Bankrupt Aussie e-processing exec to remain in custody as a flight risk Daniel Tzvetkoff, the disgraced and bankrupt former head the defunct Australian e-processing company Intabill is to remain in custody after all. The high-living 28-year-old financial whiz, who left a multi-million dollar trail of debts in his wake after his Brisbane-based company fold...

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B2B deal for Gaming Media Group

InTouch Gaming subsidiary clinches deals with London land gambling group UK players will see a familiar land casino brand in the online environment soon following the signing of a white label agreement between Gaming Media Group's b2b subsidiary InTouch Gaming an...

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Disappointing quarter two results for 888 Holdings

Disappointing numbers from a major industry player Despite signing some impressive deals with major companies like Harrah's, and a stream of contracts from b2b subsidiary Dragonfish, the Gibraltar-based internet gambling group 888 Holdings plc has admitted that its latest Q2 results are "disappointing". The group saw an 11 percent decline in share price t...

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3 millionth player signs up at Betfair

A decade of success for one of the industry's giants One of the most ethical and professional online gambling groups in the industry, Betfair, has announced a landmark sign-up this week as it celebrates ten years of successful and expanding operations - its 3 millionth player. It's a remarkable achievement, even assuming that the actual number of active,...

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Harrah's Chief Executive talks about US internet gambling

Senior executive believes that U.S. legalisation of online poker has the potential to generate billions in corporate revenues Gary Loveman, chief executive of Las Vegas land gambling giant Harrah’s Entertainment, addressed again the issue of US online gambling legalization in an interview with the Reuters news service that is being widely publicised this week...

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Canadian gaming summit discuss online gambling

Mixed views on the trend toward the internet in the Great White North The Canadian land gaming industry gathered this week at Stampede Park in Calgary for the annual Gaming Summit, and some time was devoted to discussing the provincial governments' trend toward Internet gambling, reports the Calgary Herald. 1 200 delegates and invited speakers discussed I...

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INetBet celebrates another birthday

RTG-powered online casino enters its 12th year of operations The Sevenoaks, UK-based online casino iNetBet has achieved a notable milestone for a highly competitive industry such as Internet gambling, celebrating its 11th birthday this (April) month. The casino will be offering a range of special promotions to mark the event, and management commented this...

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Partnership continues for Swedish online gambling firms

Betsson and Net Entertainment to enter 10th year together One of the most successful online casino / software provider partnerships in the industry has been extended in a new deal taking Betsson and Net Entertainment into their 10th year of working together. Betsson is a 7 year licensee of NetEnt's CasinoModule no-download product, and this week signed up...

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First quarter performance up for Betsson

Revenues rise by 17 percent, reports Swedish online gambling operator The Swedish online gambling operator Betsson AB has posted positive quarter 1/2010 results, reporting a 17 percent rise in revenues to : SEK 367.7 (Q1 2009 - SEK315.5) million. Other highlights of the company's first quarter include: * Over SEK 1 billion in gross turnover was achiev...

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European sponsorship deal for Mahjong Logic

The Dutch will be hosting this year's World Mahjong Championship Online mahjong software provider Mahjong Logic strengthened its relationship with the mahjong sector internationally this week by signing a sponsorship deal with the European Mahjong Association. The agreement is in respect of the World Mahjong Championship, which is being hosted this year b...

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"Safety Net" for gamblers

Safe Gaming System seeks to advise and protect players from the dangers of problem gambling Entering the responsible gambling sector is Safe Gaming System.com, a service that describes itself as a "safety net" to protect gamblers from harm in a popular recreational pastime where safeguards and controls are essential to avoid the problems that can result from...

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Gambling options being considered in Canada

Manitoba Indian tribes consider their options on the province's possible entry into online gambling Last week's news from Canada that the province of Manitoba is actively considering following other Canadian provinces into the online gambling business has been followed by reports that First Nation bands are also examining their options. The agenda for nex...

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