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Update: New Jersey to Vote on Sports Betting

November 8 - D day for legalization of sports betting in the US state It's not long before New Jersey voters will go out to vote in a public ballot whether they are pro or against legalized sports betting in the state. So far, recent polls indicate that most of them will vote for the proposal, and thereby free the way for politicians like Sen. Ray Lesniak...

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Corruption in Turkish Football Still Causes Concern

Local businessman judges competition Corruption in Turkish football seems to be causing quite a stir, especially having in mind the statement issued by a Turkish businessman Emin Hitay, a chairman of an investment holding company bearing his name which has a shareholding in the legal Turkish betting site Bilyoner. Namely, this week he was quite vocal about...

Offsidegaming Appoints New CTO

Colledge joins online sports betting provider This week's novelty at sports betting technology provider Offsidegaming involves the appointment of Matthew Colledge as Chief Technology Officer. Previously, this experienced professional worked as an independent consultant in the UK and Costa Rica, and held a post with telephone and internet wagering company Yo...

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Archer Leaves Betonline

Agreement on the departure mutual This week's news involve an announcement from Panama-based online gambling group BLS International - Betonline which has been left without a chief, as its former CEO Clive Archer left his position "by mutual agreement." It has been pointed out that his responsibilities will be divided by other members of the management te...

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2011 Grand Slam of Darts to Be Sponsored by UK Bookmaker

The title sponsorship of the event for Will Hill William Hill plc has announced its title sponsorship of the 2011 Grand Slam of Darts, which will be held at the Wolverhampton Civic Hall from November 12-20. The event will be broadcasted by Sky Sports, with 32 players taking part including some of the best, such as three-time winner Phil Taylor, reigning champ...

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O' Connor Leaves Paddy Power to NYSE Technologies

Irish bookmaker to seek new CIO This week, a report arrived of a staff change at Irish bookmaker Paddy Power, whose chief information officer Kevin O'Connor decided to leave the gambling firm to join NYSE Technologies, a commercial technology division of NYSE Euronext. O'Connor is an experienced professional, who apart from Paddy Power, has other senior fin...

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Expanded Offering at Betfair

Fixed odds at famous online betting exchange This week another statement arrived from Numis Securities, commenting on the online betting exchange Betfair plc's plans to introduce a fixed odds betting facility in the second quarter of 2012. In its note, the analysts opined: 'If Betfair came to dominate fixed odds sports betting, in the same way it currentl...

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Update: Oklahoma Bookie Pleads Guilty and Gets Four Years of Prison

Sentence results from agreement on cooperation with prosecutors This week an Oklahoma County District Court sentenced David Roy Tune (62), accused of running an online sports betting website in June this year, to four years in prison and six years probation after his release. The sentence represents a result of a plea bargain, in which Tune pleaded guilty t...

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Update: New Advertising Agency for Paddy Power

GBP7 million worth ad account to be managed by Crispin Porter&Bogusky The latest news from Irish bookmaker Paddy Power involve reports that its GBP7 million worth e-gaming and sports betting creative ad account has been awarded to Crispin Porter & Bogusky. According to Paddy Power's head of brand Adam Perrin, "We were blown away by the freshness of Crispin...

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New Bet-To-View App by Will Hill

Live horseracing on the Racing UK mobile app A novelty in the UK bookmaker William Hill's offering includes live horseracing via a new bet-to-view service available on the Racing UK mobile Application, which introduces fast-loading race cards and results for all British and Irish tracks. In addition, the application features a number of useful tools for pla...

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Update: Sportingbet's Controversial Turkish Operation Goes Down

First sale now the shutdown In light of recent sale of Sportingbet plc's Turkish language website superbahis and associated offshore assets to East Pioneer Corporation B.V. supported by a services agreement with GVC Sports, a subsidiary of GVC Holdings plc, a new report came this week, informing the public that Turkish authorities shut down the site on Octobe...

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Spanish CIRSA In Deal With Icelandic Betware

Betware Gambling Software to supply CIRSA Gambling group The interactive gambling software provider Betware, based in Reykjavik, Iceland, has made a deal with Spanish gambling group CIRSA in order to provide the company with its flexible and secure gaming platform to launch and run CIRSA online operations with games from a selection of top gaming vendors....

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Crowdpark Announces Big Plans

New German social gaming developer works on new offering The latest news from Berlin-based social gaming developer Crowdpark involve reports that it will go through with its plans to develop new games and that it will use $6 million raised from German venture capital firms to fuel the development and cross-platform functionality of its popular social betting g...

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Mobile Betting App by Tote Ireland Hits the Market

Free application makes betting mobile easier A novelty at the Tote Ireland involves a new and free of charge Android and iPhone compatible betting application, 'Tote Mobile' which provides live betting to punters who'd like to bet on the Irish and UK Tote Horse Racing pools . The application also gives access to live Tote prices, and provides insight in...

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Gambling and Bribery Scandal in Czech Republic

Finance Minister and online gambling firm connected to the scandal The Czech Finance Minister Miroslev Kalousek is the subject of a criminal investigation over the award of online betting licences to online betting companies in 2008. The authorities are questioning the involvement of bribery and abuse of power. The police anti-corruption unit is investigati...

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Thirty-seven Arrested In New York

Successful undercover "Operation Flat Rate" Early Tuesday morning raids conducted by New York authorities ended up in arresting thirty-seven people linked to the Gambino family. The "Operation Flat Rate" investigation obtained evidence from a variety of sources that included wiretaps, GPS tracking, video and audio surveillance and was conducted throughout Man...

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Update: BetOnSports Heads Released from Prison

Once best known operator fades away The case of demise of once much favored operator BetOnSports seems to be getting a closure with its founder Gary Kaplan being released after serving his one year prison sentence in St. Louis. In addition, reports arrived that the company's chief executive officer, David Carruthers, was also released recently after a prolo...

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Fantasy Sports and Politics Go Together

Lobbying drive for the trade body A major representative body for fantasy sports in the United States, the Fantasy Sports Trade Association seems to be engaged on a serious lobbying drive, as it appointed a former aide to House Speaker John Boehner, Travis McCoy, to do the lobbying on its behalf, at the same time establishing a special political action committ...

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Zukido to Supply Globet with In-Play Betting

Flash based in-play front end to be integrated into Globet's proprietary backend According to a recent announcement from Globet Sport, the UK-based internet bookmaker, it has closed a deal with a reputable online gambling software developer Zukido, which will build a Flash-based in-play front end, and provide consultancy services for easier integration with th...

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10 000 Polish Subscribers for Fortuna Before Its Launch

Polish sports bettors anticipate legal online fixed-odds sports betting In just four weeks of preparation for the launch of Polish-domained efortuna website, online fixed-odds sports betting offering Fortuna zakłady bukmacherskie, a subsidiary of Fortuna Entertainment Group NV, managed to collect over 10 000 subscribers. Recent amendments to the Polish...

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