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Kansas City Online Bookie Pleads Guilty

Defendant handled some $1.2 million in wagers Another Kansas City man accused by a grand jury investigation of facilitating online gambling has pleaded guilty, admitted that he was a part of an internet gambling ring that processed $3.6 million in internet bets between 2006 and 2009. James L. Dicapo (57) said in a federal court that the customers for whom...

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Good World Cup For French Bookies

French gaming revenues surged during football spectacular The French football team may not have covered themselves with glory during the World Cup in South Africa recently, but the punters certainly made French bookies happy, according to a report from the Reuters news agency. French online gaming revenues surged during the football tournament as gamblers...

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Finnish State Gambling Monopoly Renews Spanish Soccer Deal

Atletico De Madrid strip sponsorship extended by a further year The Finnish gambling monopoly Alands Penningautomatforening (PAF) has signed a one year extension to its sponsorship agreement with Spanish football club Atletico De Madrid. PAF launched Apuestasrojiblancas.com, the official online gaming site for the La Liga team, last year 'The fact t...

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Betfair IPO Rumours Persist

September date is the latest guesstimate The persistent rumours that online gambling group Betfair is to go public in the UK were given added momentum this week by a Sky News report that the IPO could come as soon as September 2010. The report named Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley as the advisers on the project, and noted that such a listing could value...

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William Hill To Lose Football Club Sponsorship?

New owner of Malaga FC says religion motivates decision to drop gambling group Religion played a role in the decision by a new club owner to replace bookmaker William Hill plc as shirt sponsor for the Malaga football club. Qatar's Sheikh Abdullah Bin Nasser Al Thani bought the Spanish First Division club in June for Euro 10.5 million and the club's Euro 3...

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David Hood Departs William Hill PLC

Director of sponsorship and corporate communications leaves 'by mutual agreement'. One of the best known corporate spokesmen in the industry, William Hill plc's David Hood, has departed the group 'by mutual agreement.' The former jockey walks away from an 18 year career with the UK gambling group during which he served as the high profile director of spon...

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Let's Have Some Legislative Clarity, Say U.S. Politicians

Too much confusion over the legality of horse racing carve-outs The notoriously complex legislative position regarding online gambling in the United States has prompted two members of the House of Representatives to launch a bill seeking to clarify the legality of online pari-mutuel horserace wagering. Clarification has assumed increasing importance since...

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New Jersey Considering Betting Exchange Model

Application targeted on horse racing industry, which has online gambling carve-out status The betting exchange peer-to-peer business model, pioneered in the UK years ago by online gambling giant Betfair, could find new application in the state of New Jersey, reports the Thoroughbred Times. The New Jersey General Assembly this week unanimously approved a b...

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Biggest Internet Gambling Bust Yet In China

'Dark Brother' oversaw 100 billion yuan in bets, police claim Police and other enforcement authorities in China have told the Reuters news agency that their concentrated drive against internet gambling on the World Cup has yielded another gigantic bust - this one arguably the largest online gambling ring yet. Headed by a mysterious underworld character du...

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Bumper World Cup Betting For Ladbrokes

Mobile internet betting 400 percent up The UK online and land gambling group Ladbrokes revealed Monday that it has already taken 4 times more bets via mobile internet on the currently running 2010 World Cup than it did during the whole of the Euro 2008 football tournament. Ciaran O'Brien, a company spokesman, said that this rapid growth has been driven b...

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More Malaysian Online Gambling Arrests

Another 65 people detained in police raids A grandmother was among the latest 65 people detained for online gambling Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Thursday, reports the Bernama news agency, quoting police spokesmen. Five premises were raided in Jalan Gombak, Setapak Thursday night, police operations chief Supt Maszely Minhad said, revealing that the raiding part...

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Jetbull Joins Cake Online Poker Network

Formula 1 racing star is the face of online poker site The European multi-channel online gaming site Jetbull.com has joined the Cake Network, bringing its high profile spokesman, Formula 1 racing champion David Coulthard, into contact with online poker fans. In addition to signing up Coulthard, Jetbull has undergone a redesign and recently upgraded its ga...

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Thailand In Major Anti-Online Gambling Drive

Over 1 100 arrested in initiative to halt World Cup betting Thailand has joined other Asian states such as China, Singapore, Indonesia and Malaysia in cracking down hard on the rising tide of internet betting as the football World Cup in South Africa reaches the final eight teams. Police spokesmen report that more than 1,100 punters in Bangkok have been a...

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Boyle Sports Introduces Mini-Games

Zukido beefs up its Boyle Sports offering Live betting specialist Zukido has upgraded licensee Boyle Sports.com with new mini-games, enhancing a b2b agreement between the two companies signed in January this year which requires Zukido to provide live odds, real-time scores, statistics and text commentary for snooker, tennis, football, cricket, darts, ice hock...

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Cricket Exposure For Sportingbet Brand

Online gambling giant in two year partnership with UK test match grounds Online gambling operator Sportingbet plc will get brand exposure at England's most hallowed cricket venues following its recent two year partnership deal with England test match grounds. Sportingbet chief executive Andrew McIver says the appointment of cricketing legend Alec Stewart...

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Two Online Betting Syndicates Taken Down In Singapore

Police blitz Monday sees 12 arrested The Asian enforcement blitz against betting on the football World Cup has spread to Singapore, where police report that two illegal football betting syndicates were crippled in a 15-hour police blitz on Monday. 12 persons were arrested including two of the syndicate leaders, a spokesman revealed without naming those i...

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