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Online Casino news from the 24th to the 28th of February 2010, articles about General Gambling News, Land Based Casino News, Casino Software, Casino Games, Gambling Law & Society News

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February, 2010

Corruption enquiry - Aussie jockey charged

Online gambling company red flagged suspicious betting patterns In Victoria, Australia a gambling corruption case originally flagged for the authorites as suspicious by the Betfair online gambling group , moved into a new phase this we...

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€3 million jackpot won at NetEnt's casino

Euro 2.50 stake brings in Euro 3 015 906,28 GeorgiosA, a 28-year-old Greek player at the Net Entertainment-powered online casino, is a happy man this week, having won Euro 3 015 906 and change for a stake of Euro 2.50 whilst playing the...

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Nevada budget crisis

But state legislators say "we're not done." Friction appears to be building between the land casino industry in Nevada and state legislators scrambling to find a solution to the state's yawning $900 million budget gap...and this time an economically struggling industry is reluctant to bail the state out. Suggestions by the Nevada State Legislature Speaker...

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New Top Game casino launched

Top Game powers latest arrival The usual paucity of upfront information on the operator that characterises Top Game-powered online casinos is in evidence at Black Lights, which launched this week and is US player-friendly. It is known that the operator also manages the Top Game-powered Yes We Can and...

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$300k jackpot at Microgamings Major Millions

Almost $300 000 goes to a player on a thrilling Thursday Thursday was a thriller of a day for an as yet unidentified online player who took down a progressive jackpot on Microgaming's Major Mil...

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Kansas City online gambling probe - another guilty plea

Fifth suspect believed to belong to crime family The Kansas City Star reports that another suspect in the Kansas City online sports betting probe being conducted by a Grand Jury has pleaded guilty in a federal court. William D. Cammisano Jr. (60), who is alleged to be associated with a local organised crime family, entered...

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Online casino bust in Bangkok

IT Ministry and police collaborate in Internet betting action Police from the Thai Crime Suppression Division (CSD) and the Ministry of Information and Communications Technology successfully partnered in a raid on an Internet gambling ring, ICT Minister Ranongruk Suwunchwee revealed this week. The raid, which took place in the Ubon Ratchathani's Muang dis...

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"Golden Lotus" launched by RTG

RTG launches Golden Lotus Latest online gambling video slot from the RealTime Gaming studios is Golden Lotus, a five-reel and 25 pay-line game with a treasure-filled enchanted oriental garden theme. This multi-jackpot game also features free spins where wins can be multiplied by 3x, 4x or 5x,...

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New Social Responsibility Chief for Betfair

Malcolm Bruce is well experienced The former chief of the UK Responsibility in Gambling Trust, Malcolm Bruce, has found a new home in the Betfair group management as Head of Sustainable Gambling. Bruce's portfolio includes ensuring that social responsibility is integral to the Betfair group's business purpose and strategy. He will be responsible for devel...

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Defeat of Hawaii Casino proposal

Public hearings show strong opposition The Hawaii legislature's Committee on Finance has sealed the fate of a proposal to introduce casino gambling on the islands , at least as far as the current sessions are concerned. The proposal estimated that up to $86 million annually could be realised in tax revenues, helping to close...

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William Hill's bright spot is online gambling

Profits down at online and land betting group William Hill Online, the Internet gambling wing of major British betting group William Hill plc, was a bright spot in an otherwise lacklustre set of results released this week that showed a 9 percent decline in the group's full year 2009 pre-tax profit to GBP 197.5 million (2008 FY GBP 216.1 million). Chief ex...

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French legislation passes first reading

Key legislation passes on first reading in the French Senate Legislation drafted to open up the French online gambling market moved forward another step this week, passing through the French Senate on a first reading with a positive vote of 181 to 140. March 30 will be the next milestone for the law, when it returns to the National Assembly for a second r...

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Full year results for Rank

Online gambling division among the underperformers Full year 2009 results from the Rank Group showed small improvements, although the online gambling division was one of those that underperformed last year. Nevertheless, investors will be pleased to hear that a small dividend is in prospect after some tough times with the UK gambling group. 2009 revenues...

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Latest results for Bwin released

EBITDA for FY 2009 will be slightly down The giant Austrian online gambling group Bwin released its latest results this week, posting a small increase in net gaming revenues of 2.3 percent year-on-year to Euro 373 million (US$ 503.7 million) in 2009. Preliminary results delivered gross gaming revenues up 6.1 percent to Euro 446.6 million. Excluding the ta...

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Internet gambling bust in Serbia

Claims that over $750 000 flowed from online sports betting venture Spokesmen for the Serbian police in Belgrade told local media Wednesday that two men are being held in custody following a major Internet gambling bust. The two suspects were not named, and the allegedly unauthorised sports betting website was not identified. Serbian media reported that t...

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Legal loophole for illegal gambling debt closed

South Dakota lawmakers close legal loophole South Dakota legislators have drafted an amendment designed to close a loophole which has complicated debt repayment obligations in the state. The change follows a court case where a local man avoided repaying a $33 000 debt on the grounds that he once lost $1 500 to the lender...

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New European Commissioner applauded by EGBA

Charlie McCreevy's successor is on the right track, says Secretary General The recently appointed head of the European Commission, Michel Barnier, appears to have hit the right note in his recent address to the European Parliament on free movement of goods and services across member nations and the need for harmonised regulation ...

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Crackdown on illegal gambling in China

New Chinese anti-gambling initiative results in many arrests for online gambling activities The latest Chinese multi-ministry crackdown on illegal gambling began early February and up to February 20th has already netted 918 suspects allegedly involved in 210 online gambling crimes, the China Daily reported this week, quoting off...

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Allied Veterans sue city over online gambling raids

Officials tried to coerce landlord into shutting down legitimate operations, says vets. Police raids last August on Internet cafe premises operated by the Allied Veterans of the World Inc. & Affiliates and offering sweepstake action are currently under judicial examination, reports the Orlando Sentinel newspaper. The raids...

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German Leisure Group in B2B deal with Devlifish Gaming

Online poker company to assist Gauselmann Group to enter the Italian poker market It seems an ever growing number of online gambling companies are entering into b2b deals in the industry, with the London-l...

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