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William Hill launches a new Online Gambling Site in Ireland

Possible taxation increase did not prevent gambling group from continuing its Irish game The Irish online gambling market saw launching of a new website by William Hill Online despite various political speculations that taxation on internet gambling operators will be increased. A company spokesman says that William Hill plc's Gibraltar-based interactive d...

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Israeli Government Allows Bets on Foreign Horseracing

Israeli gaming market opens up for foreign operators Pari-Mutuel Urbaine (PMU) is reportedly one of the contenders to offer betting on foreign horse races after the Israeli Commission for Sports Gambling received the corresponding permit from the legislative branch of the Israeli government, the Knesset. Beside the permit, the Commission was approved to select...

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Will White Label Deal Bring Redbet in the Red?

Legal action initiated against white label provider It was reported over the week that white label provider Redbet Holding AB is facing a serious lawsuit in Sweden, filed by the owner of the now-defunct online poker site Next Poker.com, Abbantina Malta Limited. The original complaint dates back to 2008, and it was initiated after Abbantina cancelled a 'w...

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New In-Play Betting App for Stan James

Application developed by Zukido An announcement arrived this week from sports the original pioneers of in-play betting, betting giant Stan James, which reported that it has introduced a novelty in shape of media streaming. The application developed by Zukido gives Stan James punters the ability to watch and bet on major sporting events including Grand Slam Te...

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Proposed Irish Tax on Gambling May Be Problematic, Says Paddy Power Chief

Kennedy warns of downsides of such move This week, Paddy Power CEO Patrick Kennedy expressed criticism of the Irish government's plans to double the current betting tax to 2 percent in order to avert disaster in the racing industry, underlining that such a move could create job cuts and movement of operations out of the country. According to him, such tax...

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Bet365 in Aussie Action

Sportsbetting license requested It has been announced this week by Bet365.com co-CEO and founder Denise Coates that the company has decided to pursue its first offshore venture, and has therefore applied for an online gambling license in Australia. If the company obtains the license, from the Northern Territory government, it will be able start operating...

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Mexico Gets Mobile Betting

IMSC acquires Mexican Gaming License According to the latest news, Barcelona-based International Mobile Sportsbook Company S.L. (IMSC) has acquired a Federal Mexican Gaming License and launched its mobile betting product 'Bettymovil' in the Mexican market. Bettymovil is a mobile betting product that places micro-bets or alternative bids on a variety o...

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Betfred Has Serious Plans Regarding Bid for Tote

Big plans for strong commitment A major UK Bookmaker Betfred this week revealed plans for its bid for the tote, which involve a GBP 11 million return to horseracing in 2012, as well as a minimum of GBP 9 million in each of the subsequent six years if racing meets a number of commercial agreements. The bid is assessed to be worth some GBP 200 million, and...

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Media Corp Gets Rid of Another Unprofitable Domain

Sport.co.uk goes for GBP 200 000 This week, it was announced by online gaming and media group, Media Corporation PLC that it has sold another of its domains Sport.co.uk to an unidentified buyer for GBP 200 000. The acquisition of the domain consists of an upfront payment of GBP135 000 and further payment of GBP65 000 over the next 12 months. It also entai...

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Centrebet Gets Right To Organize Betting on Interest Rates

Stock exchange authorities give green light According to this week's reports, an Australian online gambling company Centrebet received a permission from the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) to restart offering odds on whether the nation's Reserve Bank will raise interest rates or not. Previously, the company saw its book on interest...

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WIll Hill Suffers Severe Blow

This week seems to be unlucky for reputable bookmaker William Hill, a third of whose investors rebelled against its remuneration report. In addition to the ones who voted against it, another 4.7 percent abstained from the vote, feeling disgruntled with Chief Executive Ralph Topping's 56 percent jump in salary to GBP 1.65 million, including bonuses, last year....

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Betsson Acquires Betsafe

Excellent opportunity for Betsson to strengthen its position in the Nordic region This week the industry learned of the latest move by Swedish gaming firm Betsson AB which has acquired Malta-based sports betting, casino and poker operator Betsafe. It is assessed that the deal's worth is some Euro 60 million, but the upfront purchase price that will be paid by...

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Horse Racing Deal for Sportech Racing

New interactive division already lucrative An announcement came this week that pool and tote the US Balmoral Racing Club and Maywood Trotting Association awarded a contract for provision of interactive products and services to betting supplier Sportech PLC's interactive division Sportech Racing (formerly Scientific Games Racing), which will from June 2011 pro...

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2011 Betting Campaign Aims at Education of 8500 Athletes

European gambling trade associations join educational efforts According to the latest reports, a number of European gambling trade associations decided to join together and link their betting education programs under a single code of conduct. This will lead to a joint, unified approach to educating athletes on appropriate behavior in regards to sports and bet...

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Fifa's Anti-Corruption Plan to Receive A Big Investment Boost

Football match fixing to be fought decidedly This week came an important announcement from the world football governing body FIFA, which is making a Euro 20 million investment for an anti-corruption initiative to be conducted in collaboration with Interpol and other interested parties, whose main aim is to put an end to match-fixing and illegal betting in foo...

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Update: Cooperation between Betsson and G.Matica Srl Cancelled

Joint venture talks terminated According to latest announcements from Swedish gambling firm Betsson, the company's talks with Italy's Alma Viva gaming division G.Matica Srl about launching a joint venture have been terminated. The problem seems to be, according to Betsson CEO Pontus Lindwall, that the two companies couldn't agree on commercial terms. It w...

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BWIN Creates Live Betting Application for Android Smartphones

Live betting for mobile phones now made easier A new live betting application for mobile smart phones was launched by the freshly merged bwin.party digital group. Modern and android-compatible application will enable and make easier betting on sports like tennis, Formula 1, American football, skiing, ice hockey and football. Even other mobile phone users are...

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Pool Betting for Bodog88

Company partners with Totepool Alderney Limited According to the Asian-facing online gambling operator Bodog88.com, which forms a part of the Bodog brand licensee portfolio, it will be the first one in the portfolio to offer pool betting on UK horseracing. This will happen thanks to an agreement it closed with Totepool Alderney Limited, a pool provider op...

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