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Chinese Football Veteran Lv Dong Gets Three Years For Internet Gambling

Former footballer who ran online sports betting operationalso fined $200 000 Former Chinese soccer star Lv Dong has been sentenced by a court in the north eastern city of Dashiqiao to three years in prison for operating an Internet sports betting ring. He was also required to pay a fine of 1.5 million yuan - about $200 000, reports the news agency Xinhua....

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Exclusive World Series Backgammon For Jadestone

Swedish network company adds Unibet group as a partner Jadestone Networks, the Scandinavian based owner and operator of multiplayer gaming networks GamArena and DiceArena, has confirmed that its backgammon network is the exclusive World Series of Backgammon (WSOB) championship qualifier network. The championship, the finale to the 2009 WSOB tour, will ta...

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Mobile Sports Book From Iforium

Ideal for iPhone use Software developer Iforium has announced that it has successfully developed an iPhone-compatible mobile sportsbook product. The product integrates directly into Iforium's Wagerflex Sports Book and Common Wallet platform, allowing operators to maintain brand integrity between their main website and mobile site. It includes all the feat...

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Interesting Online Developments At Eurosportsbet

More changes in the French sector According to reports in the French newspaper Le Monde, SPS Betting, the operator of Eurosports TV's online gambling site has been brought under the management control of parent group and industrial giant Bouygues following major management differences at company level. The Alderney-licensed online gambling enterprise curr...

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Former Chartwell Exec Joins Boyle Sports

Ireland's largest independent bookmaker hires a highly experienced industry exec Ireland's largest independent bookmaker, Boylesports, announced the appointment of Lee Richardson as CEO this week. Richardson, a highly experienced online gambling executive, was formerly chief executive of Chartwell Games International. John Boyle, the owner of Boylesports,...

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Rhode Island Legislators Attack Sportsbetting Ban

Three Rhode Island senators think it's time for a rethink on sportsbetting Make a note of Rhode Island bill S.2028, because you may be hearing more about it as the new year progresses. It's a proposal now before the Senate Constitutional & Regulatory Issues Committee that suggests it's time to lift the federal sportsbetting ban in order to boost state tax rev...

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Sportech In Indian Sportsbetting Venture

UK firm partners with Indian counterpart British football-pools operator Sportech plc is foraying into the Indian market through a joint sportsbetting venture with the Essel Group's Playwin brand. Sportech and lottery and gaming brand Playwin will invest an initial GBP 2 million each for their 50 percent stakes in the joint venture to fund start up costs, S...

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Betfair Signs Up Football Expert

Sky Sports football pundit Andy Gray will provide specialist news and views UK betting exchange giant Betfair has signed football pundit Andy Gray, as its brand ambassador according to reports in Marketing Magazine. As part of the deal, negotiated by sponsorship agency Synergy, Gray will provide supporters with weekly tips on upcoming fixtures and wil...

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Setanta Plans Online Gambling Venture With ChilliGaming

Irish media giant Setanta to cooperate with ChilliGaming The Irish and international sports broadcaster Setanta has revealed that it plans to enter the online gambling sector in collaboration with the French Internet gambling operator ChilliGaming. Serving some 600 000 households, Setanta makes for a powerful partner. It is understood that the enterprise...

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R.G.A. Report On Sportsbetting Integrity

Keenly anticipated report will be unveiled at the Betting Show this month Over the past six months the UK online gambling trade body, the Remote Gambling Association, has been engaged in a wide-ranging consultation on sports betting (including horse and greyhound racing), most notably with regard to commercial and integrity issues. This has been response...

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Sportech To Extend Pools Coverage

Deal in prospect with Trinity Mirror The UK gambling group Sportech has disclosed that it could soon be extending the reach of its football pools through a deal with the tabloid newspaper publisher Trinity Mirror, which counts the popular Daily Mirror newspaper in its stable. The deal will be centred on traditional coupons and the Spot the Ball competition....

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Forbes Reports On NBA Move To Accept Gambling

SI interview gets more exposure on Forbes videocast The impact of SI writer Ian Thomsen's interview on gambling legalisation with NBA chief David Stern was heightened this week when Forbes videocast gave the story longer legs at: http://video.forbes.com/fvn/sportsmoney/yes-sm-nba-legalizing-gambling Writer Ian Thomsen reprised his positive thoughts and c...

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Online Sportsbetting Accused Pleads Guilty

Sentencing scheduled for April 6 on New York internet operator Joseph W. LaForte, a New York resident already serving a prison term on unrelated charges, admitted mid-week that he helped run an illegal offshore sportsbetting ring that operated in several states, including New Jersey. The 39-year-old Staten Island man made the admission in the U.S. Distric...

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Betfair Engages With Marketing Information Company

CDMS is now known as Transactis The UK database marketing group CDMS has adopted the branding of Transactis, a pioneer in the marketing discipline that it acquired less than a year ago....and among its impressive clients is online gambling giant Betfair. Customer insight and database management are among the CDMS services that have been blended with the p...

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Italian Sportsbetting Giant Rejects Takeover Bid

Private equity companies offered Euro 600 million The Italian business media are reporting an unsuccessful attempt to acquire control of the major Italian online sportsbetting firm Sindacato Nazionale Agenzie Ippiche SpA (SNAI) by private equity firms Bridgepoint and Axa Private Equity, who reportedly offered Euro 600 million. The publicly listed sports a...

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Big Deal For Bookmaker.com

Costa Rican firm acquires an additional two sportsbetting brands The respected and long-established online sportsbetting firm Bookmaker.com has announced its acquisition of two well known sportsbetting brands, Las Palmas and Bet Canadian for an undisclosed consideration. Mickey Richardson, CEO of BookMaker.com said this week that the acquisition will guar...

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