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Pennsylvanian Bar Could Pay A Heavy Price On Internet Gambling Charges

Federal officials file forfeiture application against Patte's Sports Bar Friday was not a good day for the owner of Patte's Sports Bar in Wilkes-Barre, West Pennsylvania. Officials from the US Attorneys Office filed a forfeiture application on the premises, detailing allegations of online gambling activities made against owner Pat Patte Jnr and two employees....

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Centrebet To Shut Down Racing Subsidiary

Disappointing performance from Aussie online casino and poker operations Con Kafataris, the owner of Australian online gambling group Centrebet and a 34 year industry veteran, will be focusing more on his online interests in future following a decision this week to close racing subsidiary CK Racing. The managing director of Centrebet said he would close C...

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Kansas City Online Sportsbetting Probe Generates Another Guilty Plea

Liberty man admits to being an online bookie The Grand Jury probe into online gambling in Kansas City has generated another guilty plea from a suspect. The Kansas City Star blog reports that Charles J. Simone (24) pleaded guilty this week in federal court for his part in an online gambling operation with a website operated out of Costa Rica. Simone ga...

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Ladbrokes Opens In South Africa

Partnership with local company sees launch on online sportsbook The famous UK gambling group Ladbrokes has joined Victor Chandler in accessing the South Afrcian sports betting market. The sports section of the South African morning newspaper The Times reported Thursday that the British bookeeper has partnered with local betting company KaiRo Internation...

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Big Plans For Betfred

UK bookie has designs on the Tote and plans to open 25 branches in London The online and land bookmaker Betfred has ambitious plans for the immediate future that could see a bid to buy the Tote, and expanding further into the London betting shop sector with 25 shops employing up to 150 people. Betfred chief Fred Done told the Manchester Evening News about...

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Isildur1 Making Money Again

Mystery Swede is back on the Full Tilt nosebleeds in a big way After several desultory appearances since the beginning of this (February) month the high risk, exciting player Isildur1 was back to winning large amounts this week on the Full Tilt high stakes online poker tables. Despite taking a few knocks earlier in the mont...

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European SBG Deal For Inspired Gaming

Virtual sports offering to be provided to Fortuna Group Inspired Gaming Group has signed a five-year contract to supply European betting operator Fortuna Group with its suite of Virtual Sports products. The Server Based Gaming machine company will also provide Fortuna with a bespoke version of its Numbers Draw game. Steven Rogers, MD of Inspired's Vir...

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Bwin Drops Sponsorship Of AC Milan

Emirates airline to take over shirt sponsorship According to the Forbes magazine sportsmoney blog, online gambling group Bwin's shirt sponsorship of the top Italian Serie-A football team AC Milan has been relinquished and re-issued to the Arabian airline Emirates. The blog informs that reports from Italy disclose that AC Milan has agreed a four-year Euro...

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Uk Snooker Star Stephen Lee Arrested

Lee optimistic he will not be charged Brit snooker star Stephen Lee is the latest high profile sportsman to be investigated as the UK drive against sports betting corruption continues. The 35-year-old was arrested by West Midlands police on suspicions regarding questionable betting patterns, but was later released on bail, which could mean his next appearanc...

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188Bet Mobile Contract Goes To Mobenga

Sports betting site in good company With mobile gambling contracts with major Internet gambling groups like Paddy Power, Tote Tasmania, Unibet, Betclic and Nordicbet, the Swedish mobile gambling specialist Mobenga has been making some serious inroads into the sector recently. Mobenga's progress continues this week with a deal with Cube Limited's Asian mar...

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Paddy Power Increases Stake In Aussie Firm

UK company now owns 60.8 percent of Sportsbet Australia Irish online gambling group Paddy Power increased it's holdings in SportsBet Australia Pty Ltd by 9.8 percent this week to a total of 60.8 percent in ownership. Paddy purchased the increased stake from Nambawan Capital for Euro 8.5 Million ($11.57 million) in terms of a clause in its original May 2009 ag...

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Guilty Plea In Kansas Sports Gambling Case

Federal probe continues The Grand Jury enquiries into online gambling and arrests in Kansas last year resurfaced this week with the news that a Kansas City man has pleaded guilty to running a sports bookmaking business. The Kansas City Star reports that Michael V. Badalucco (26) admitted that he and others provided bettors with a toll-free telephone numbe...

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Now Missouri Joins The Move To Liberate Sports Betting

Another proposal to repeal the Federal Professional And Amateur Sports Promotion Act (PASPA) of 1992. Missouri politicians will soon be given the opportunity to debate yet another political proposal to repeal the Federal Professional And Amateur Sports Promotion Act (PASPA) of 1992 and legalise sportsbetting. Missouri State Representatives Jason Grill and...

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Iowa Senate Goes For Legalised Sportsbetting

But there's a long road to travel yet Moves In the state of Iowa to legalise sports betting as a means of raising tax revenues to cut budgetary gaps have made an unexpected move forward with a positive state Senate committee vote, although observers say there's still a way to go and many obstacles ahead. The measure that has passed committee would al...

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99 Percent Of Superbowl Sports Bets Are Illegal

Rep. Jim McDermott highlights the absurdity of sports betting bans in the USA In an op-ed piece that appeared in the Washington publication Roll Call, Representative Jim McDermott this week reinforced calls for a more pragmatic approach to sports betting by Congress. In his article titled 'All Bets Are Not Off on Super Bowl Sunday" McDermott highlights ho...

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Brit Gambling Review Calls For Special Unit

Government to consider findings A review into corruption in sports commissioned by the British government and carried out by a panel under the direction of football star Rick Parry has recommended the inception of a special new Sports Betting Intelligence Unit to investigate corruption in betting on sport, according to The Guardian newspaper. The prop...

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