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New Arrest In NJ Internet Gambling Probe

Alleged head of Lucchese crime family's online gambling operation detained The New Jersey Attorney General's office has confirmed a key arrest in an ongoing investigation into the Lucchese crime family interests in internet sports betting. NJ.com reports that Brian R. Cohen (61), who is thought to be the head of the Lucchese family's online gambling opera...

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Bettorlogic Signs Up Online Industry Leaders

Ladbrokes, Paddy Power, Stan James and Victor Chandler all among Livelogic patrons Internet betting tool developer Bettorlogic, which is backed by Andrew Black of Betfair fame and former Sportingbet chief Nigel Payne, has announced further licence agreements with a number of top sports-books and media-owners. Ladbrokes, Paddy Power, Stan James, Victor Chandl...

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Ladbrokes To Launch Gbp 5 Mill World Cup Ad. Campaign

Stand by for a betting advert blitz.... In what has been described as its biggest single advertising push yet, British gambling group Ladbrokes is about to launch a GBP 5 million marketing campaign to capitalise on the World Cup football, which kicks off in South Africa June 11. Starting this weekend, the television and print media blitz will seek to at...

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German Gambling Monopoly Encourages Internet Action

With international football's biggest event starting in just 15 days, German punters will be looking for better action elsewhere German punters frustrated by their country's insistence on maintaining a state monopoly stranglehold on gambling, with inferior options and odds on offer, will probably be tempted to visit more competitive foreign internet gambling...

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Sportingbet Aussie Delivers A Strong Performance

30 percent rise in third quarter NGR Gilt-tinged third quarter results from its Australian operations has enabled online gambling group Sportingbet to deliver another set of strong performance numbers to its shareholders despite the economic difficulties in the Greek and Spanish economies. Results from Downunder enabled the group to post a third quarter...

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Sportsbetting Booms Downunder

IBISWorld research numbers show that sports betting has been the fastest-growing sector of the gambling industry over the past five years Research studies by IBISWorld analysts have shown that betting on sports has been the fastest-growing sector in the Australian gambling industry over the past five years, reports the Sydney Morning Herald, with Australians...

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French Regulator Promises First Licenses Before The World Cup

ARJEL says its target is first two weeks of June Online gambling operators who have been anxiously watching the progress of the new French regulator ARJEL will be relieved to hear that it is confident it will "deliver first agreements to operators in the first two weeks of June," meaning that French betting on the World Cup will be possible. RapidTV news...

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Spreadex Getting Into Sports Betting

Over ten sports covered in spread betting firm's offer The UK-based spread betting firm Spreadex has expanded into the online sports betting arena with a range of markets covering more than ten sports. The company's prices reflect predictions or 'spreads' on the outcome of numerous situations from the combined total of the goal scorers' shirt numbers in f...

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Totesports In New Tv Ad. Campaign

Argentinian football ace does some juggling The UK-based online casino operation Totesport Casino.com launched a television advertising campaign in Britain this week featuring Argentinean football ace Marcos Perez. According to the marketing publication Drum, the campaign was created for Totesport by the Birmingham agency KLM, and features 30 second TV sp...

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Germany Urged To Open Up Sports Betting

With the football World Cup on the immediate horizon, a new drive to break the monopoly The Right2Bet initiative that encourages business equity in European online gambling regulation reports in its latest circular that Germany's Olympic Sports Federation has called upon the government to legalise sports betting. The lucrative but monopolistic stranglehol...

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World Cup Internet Betting Estimated At Gbp 500 Mill

Londonmarketing company predicts a 700 percent rise in online spend Online betting on the football World Cup in South Africa starting next (June) month could reach GBP 500 million, according to the London-based marketing company Latitude Digital. The company predicts a 700 percent rise in online spend compared to the amount gambled during the previous tou...

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Online Betting Good For Czech Lottery

93.7 percent y-on-y surge reported The power and convenience of the Internet was demonstrated again this week when the Czech gambling operator Sazkapresented an operational update that showed a year-on-year increase of 93.7 percent in revenues, attributed by management to the launch of online operations. The Prague-based firm revealed a 93.7 percent year-...

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Sportingbet Extends Sponsorship Of Wolverhampton Wanderers

Internet gambling giant agrees to a further two seasons The major UK online sports book and gaming operator Sportingbet.com has announced the extension of its existing shirt sponsorship deal with English Premier League football club Wolverhampton Wanderers for a further two seasons. The deal extends an already existing two year deal signed earlier this ye...

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Malaysian Sports Betting Licence Granted

Good news for Vincent Tan's Ascot Sports Malaysian football fans will be able to bet on their favourite international teams, although not on the World Cup, following a relaxation in the country's strict anti-gambling laws this week. The Finance Ministry has granted Vincent Tan's Ascot Sports a licence to offer betting on sports such as soccer, basketball,...

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Malaysian Sports Betting Manouevres

Berjaya to acquire control of a familiar brand Remember Vincent Tan's online sports betting venture Ascot Sports? Back in 2006-2007 the brand gained prominence in the online gambling business in Europe with Ascot Sports.com and later an online casino powered by RTG and licensed in the Philippines. Tan eventually took his brands back to Malaysia, where the...

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England Soccer Coach Puts Online Ratings Site On Hold

Heard about the 'Capello Index?' Read on! Fabio Capello, the coach for England's World Cup soccer team, has temporarily shelved his venture into online gaming with a player ratings gaming branded 'The Capello Index.' Earlier this week the Italian football guru revealed that he had teamed up with an online gambling company to create the "Capello In...

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Now Tabcorp Goes iPhone

Aussie gambling group launches a tote betting app on the App Store The Australian gambling group Tabcorp has joined the rush to launch an iPhone service, announcing a tote betting app available for download from Apple's iTunes App Store, and titled TAB Sportsbet iPhone. Tabcorp boasts some 300 000 registered players, who will now be able to wager via Tabc...

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Indonesian Cops Reiterate Warning On World Cup Betting

Facebook among the sites being monitored, police chief reveals A senior Indonesian police officer has revealed that using Facebook to facilitate online gambling on the upcoming football World Cup is likely to catch the eye of special police monitors. "We will find out whether virtual poker games played in social networking sites such as Facebook involve...

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Betfair Underlines Commitment To Stop Sports Corruption

Company lawyer details Betfair's practical measures to defeat cheating "There is an awful lot of money sloshing around football, and where you have a lot of money you can have a lot of crime," Matthew Johnson, head of legal regulation at the UK Football Association told told the C5 conference on Sports Law and Business last week. Reporting on the confere...

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Betfair Leads The Way With iPhone Betting App

Betting application accepted by App Store Online gambling group Betfair is claiming something of a coup on the acceptance by the iPhone App Store of its betting exchange product. The app is among the latest to become available at App Store, which has over a hundred thousand apps in its inventory covering a huge range of interests. The betting company...

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