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Another Sign Of A Softening Approach By Sports Leagues

Advertising breakthrough at major games In what is being interpreted as another sign that America's major sports leagues may be taking a softer approach to the US gambling industry, the National Football League has announced that tourist destinations that licence gambling such as Las Vegas and Reno will soon be allowed to advertise at NFL games...including th...

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Betbull Announces New Share Issue

Betting firm wants to raise a million Euros to further develop Spanish operations Betbull, which achieved control of a joint Spanish venture with the Bwin group recently has announced that it is to effect a new share issue in order to raise a million Euros to develop the Betbull Bwin Espana retail betting business in Madrid....

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French Liberalisation Unlikely Before World Cup

French politicians admit that new era for French gambling is running late The first signals appeared a month ago in the French newspaper La Tribune, but there is now growing concern that the much-anticipated liberalisation of the French gambling market is running behind schedule and is unlikely to be in place before the football World Cup next year. Onlin...

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New Uk 'Secondary Licensing' For Offshore Bookies?

Offshore betting industry awaits government moves following review, but warns against 'unnecessary measures'. Is the UK government contemplating a 'secondary licensing' scheme to regulate offshore bookies? It's a question the industry is asking following a review of the migration offshore by many UK bookies in an attempt to remain competitive in low tax juris...

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NBA Re-Think?

Online gambling's greatest foes could be reconsidering their positions The US national sports leagues have long opposed Internet gambling, but a recent Sports Illustrated interview with NBA Commissioner David Stern gave the perception that attitudes may be softening. Stern told SI writer Ian Thomsen that legalised sports betting in the United States could...

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Sportingbet Sees Q1 Growth Trend Continuing

Chairman confident of achieving a satisfactory result for the current financial year The solid results in Sportingbet's Q1 have continued, and trading across the business is in line with management expectations, investors were informed this week by chairman Peter Dicks, who told the agm that the company remains confident of achieving a satisfactory outcome fo...

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iPhone Sports Betting For Major Uk Operators

Ladbrokes and William Hill have both gone live with Mfuse's new iPhone sports betting application. Mobile gambling technology provider Mfuse has announced that the major UK online gambling groups William Hill and Ladbrokes have opted for its mobile sports betting solution, which allows customers to access the full range of betting markets, including in-play,...

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Ready For Redbet

Popular online casino group launches sportsbook A deal earlier this year with Global Betting Exchange to provide a sportsbook came to fruition this week with the launch of online casino 32Red.com's newest offering, branded 32RedBet. The successful launch is the third white label sportsbook to be ordered using GBE's iBroker s...

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Interwetten Speaks Out On Sports Corruption

Internet gambling is a good bet to defeat corruption, exec says With sports bodies, regulators and law enforcement all focusing on recent football scandals in Europe , an Internet betting company executive stepped forward this week to assure that Internet operators are one of the safest bets around. Interwetten.com executive...

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More U.S. Online Horserace Wagering

Another US company is set to take advantage of controversial US legislative carve-outs The controversial US legislative exemptions that permit online wagering on horseracing are set to generate yet another American company looking to profit from the situation. This week Global Pari-Mutuel Services announced that it hopes to increase revenues with the laun...

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Orbis - Jacky Betting To Collaborate On World Cup Football

Single punters or groups of bettors welcome Orbis, the flexible platform UK-based online gambling software provider is to collaborate with the Malta-based social betting pool company Jacky Betting Ltd on a football World Cup 2010 venture. Punters registered at participating operators will be able to bet in the global World Cup pool, either as a single pun...

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Malaysian Police Anticipating Online Action On World Cup

Nothing seems to slow down local bettors, and Internet facilities make placing easier Malaysian sports gamblers are arguably the most harrassed on earth, with police raids almost continuously a part of the betting scene as the government seeks to impose its bans on all forms of sports betting except horseracing. Yet despite this constant threat, little seems...

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Good Draw For England's World Cup Team

Festivities in Cape Town as first round draw is completed With FIFA chief Sepp Blatter, football ace David Beckham, film star Charlize Theron and a host of other celebrities in the city, Cape Town was in festive mood Friday as thousands thronged the main streets to watch the big-screen team draw ceremony on a vast and elaborate television set. Screened li...

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Interpol Task Force Will Help Fight Football Corruption

Cape Town meeting of FIFA discusses the threat of fixed matches Media reports from Cape Town, where the football World Cup team draws take place Friday, indicate that the international governing body FIFA is taking the threat of corruption seriously, enlisting the aid of Interpol to find and prosecute match-fixers. FIFA used the opportunity presented by t...

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Football Fears As Online Gambling Restrictions Loom In Poland

Political discussion on draft measures will be followed closely The imminent release of the first draft of the Polish government's proposed measures to restrict online gambling activity in the country has attracted international attention as gamblers, Internet freedom advocates and online gambling companies consider the consequences. Last week President...

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