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UK’s Advertising Standards Authority upholds Ladbrokes complaint

By JT On July 31, 2014 • No comments yet

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iGaming Business – The UK’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has upheld a complaint against Ladbrokes for an online banner advert for a sales promotion. The promotion stated, ‘UP TO £500! IN FREE BETS ON LADBROKES EXCHANGE,’ with smaller, hyperlinked text stating, ‘T&Cs Apply – Click here.’ Within the terms and conditions, it was stated that, in order to obtain £500 of free bets, customers must have paid £1,925 in commission to Ladbrokes on their winning bets, which, at a commission rate of 5% meant they would have had to have won £38,500. Ladbrokes said that the promotion was designed to […]

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CMK Gaming to open First U.S. Pachinko Parlor

By JT On July 30, 2014 • No comments yet

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PRNewswire – CMK Gaming International, Inc. (OTC PINK: “CMKI”) announced that it expects to open its first U.S. pachinko parlor, which will be located in Salt Lake City, Utah.  This year, the Company purchased its Japanese wholly-owned subsidiary corporation that owns and operates three pachinko parlors in Japan. The majority of its subsidiaries’ income is derived from its three pachinko parlors located throughout Japan.  The Company believes that its gross profits will increase after the Company’s first year of operating its U.S. pachinko parlor, in 2014.  Ms. Shana Weiner, the Company’s Managing Director, said, “The Company’s first U.S. pachinko parlor should […]

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Casino game app update from Harrahs

By JT On July 30, 2014 • No comments yet

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iGaming Business – Caesars Entertainment’s Harrahs Casino has launched an updated version of its casino game software application. The HarrahsCasino.com application, which is only available in the US state of New Jersey, can be downloaded for free to Apple iPhone and iPad devices. The updated app allows players to select from a variety of free-to-play and real-money games, its latest version includes games such as Classic Blackjack, City Life slots, Casino Reels progressive slots, Freaky Fruit and Knights and Maidens. The app uses geolocation and identity confirmation software to ensure the users are legally allowed to use the service. (More)

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Churchill Downs and Saratoga Harness Racing Announce Agreement

By JT On July 30, 2014 • No comments yet

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GLOBE NEWSWIRE – Saratoga Harness Racing, Inc. (SHRI) and Churchill Downs Incorporated (CDI) (Nasdaq:CHDN) announced they have executed a binding term sheet and are close to finalizing a five-year management contract wherein CDI will manage Saratoga Casino and Raceway in Saratoga Springs, NY and Saratoga Casino Black Hawk in Black Hawk, CO. Once finalized, the management contract will become effective as soon as CDI obtains necessary licenses and approvals in New York and Colorado. Should CDI and SHRI be successful in their joint bid to build Capital View Casino & Resort, a proposed world class destination resort casino in East […]

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Philippines proposes new online gambling bill

By JT On July 30, 2014 • No comments yet

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iGaming Business – Rep. Samuel Pagdilao, a member of the Philippines Anti-Crime and Terrorism Community Involvement and Support organisation, has proposed new regulations that would impose strict fines on online gambling website operators that allow under-age visitors to gain access. Pagdilao has introduced Bill 4540 to the House of Representatives in the Philippines, which is a growing gambling market. His proposal calls for five to 10 years in jail or fines of up to $230,000 (€171,000) for licensees who knowingly allow minors to place bets online. (More)

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First Bitcoin ATM Launches on the Las Vegas Strip

By JT On July 30, 2014 • No comments yet

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PRNewswire – Gucci, Prada, Louis… and now Bitcoin! Coin Cloud opens the “Bitcoin Bodega” with the Las Vegas Strip’s first bitcoin ATM. Located inside the Viva Vegas souvenir shop that surpasses 100,000 in daily foot traffic, the Bitcoin Bodega is on the bustling intersection of Las Vegas Blvd., just south of Harmon Blvd. across from ARIA Resort & Casino and shopping mecca Crystals at City Center. The Bitcoin Bodega highlights a recent trend in bitcoin tourism, providing digital currency enthusiasts with a quick, easy and safe means to buy or sell bitcoin. No more carrying cash on planes or dealing […]

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bgo Studios releases Aladdin slot

By Lars J On July 30, 2014 • No comments yet

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bgo Studios has released another new slot, and this one is causing quite a stir. Aladdin & The Wild Genie is packed with exciting features like wild multipliers, collecting icons to trigger free games, and stacked wilds. The 5 reel video slot appears as 5×3 in the base game with 15 paylines. When free spins are triggered another reel position is added making it 5×4 and 25 new paylines are activated for some huge potential wins. Not only that, but the wild symbols that appear only on reels 2, 3, and 4 in the base game can stack to cover all five reels during the bonus […]

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Packer teams with China Firm to bid on Brisbane casino

By JT On July 29, 2014 • No comments yet

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Australian Gambling – Never let it be said that James Packer isn’t willing to share the spoils of success. The second richest man in Australia has teamed up with one of China’s most aggressive investment firms, Greenland, in an effort to win the bid for Brisbane’s multi-billion dollar casino development. Teaming up with Packer’s Crown Resorts, Greenland, which already has a number of big investments in Australia, will go head-to-head with another joint bid between Australia’s Echo Entertainment and Hong Kong billionaire Cheng Yu-tung. Under the new deal with Packer, Greenland will be a joint developer and the sole operator […]

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William Hill & Paddy Power merger?

By JT On July 29, 2014 • No comments yet

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iGaming Business – Stockbroker Numis has claimed that bookmakers William Hill and Paddy Power should consider a merger, although iGaming Business understands that such a transaction would be highly unlikely. In an investment note, Numis said that a combined operation would have annual earnings of about £622 million, and would dominate the UK and Australian online gambling market. A merger would also help both companies to offset “the negative impact of regulatory change”, Numis added. “William Hill and Paddy Power should merge,” Numis said. “We believe this would create a much more attractive investment than either company alone. (More)

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Sportsbet Australian Soccer Star Offer

By JT On July 29, 2014 • No comments yet

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Australian Gambling – Arise Sir Tim! If he’s not Australia’s greatest soccer export of all time, he’s certainly the nation’s most popular. And if you love the Socceroos’ World Cup hero Timmy Cahill and reckon he deserves to be bestowed with an Australian Knighthood, you can now put your money where your mouth is. Sportsbet.com.au is offering $6 for Cahill to get an Australian Knighthood. Tasty odds if you think the great man deserves to be one of the up to four people to become a Knight (or Dame) of the Order of Australia. In March, the Abbott Government managed to […]

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CG Technology Releases Two New Video Poker Games

By JT On July 29, 2014 • No comments yet

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PRNewswire -  CG Technology™, a preeminent technology company, announced today that it has released “Quick Draw Stud” and “Improve Your Hand,”  two new proprietary video poker games now available on its popular Mobile Casino platform.  These unique games are available at all CG Technology partner properties in the U.S. and the Bahamas. “Quick Draw Stud” is a multi-hand video poker game with five cards per hand. Each hand draws from one standard 52-card deck and features a real money payout on Two Pair or better. “Improve Your Hand” is another multi-hand video poker game with five cards per hand. Each […]

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Melco Crown Entertainment Announces Earnings Release Date

By JT On July 29, 2014 • No comments yet

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GLOBE NEWSWIRE – Melco Crown Entertainment Limited (SEHK:6883) (Nasdaq:MPEL) (“Melco Crown Entertainment” or the “Company“), a developer, owner and operator of casino gaming and entertainment resort facilities in Asia, today announces that it will file its unaudited financial results for the second quarter of 2014 on Form 6-K with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC“) on August 7, 2014, to be followed by a conference call on the same day at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time (or 8:30 p.m. Hong Kong Time). Safe Harbor Statement This release contains forward-looking statements. These statements are made under the “safe harbor” provisions of […]

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French “Ligue de Football Professionel” punishes betting breaches

By JT On July 29, 2014 • No comments yet

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iGaming Business – The Ligue de Football Professionel (LFP), which operates the French football league, has announced sanctions for dozens of players found to have breached rules on betting. A total of 87 players have been punished for breaching rules set down by the LFP and the Fédération Française de Football, following an investigation led by French gambling regulator Arjel. The investigation is continuing. The sanctions range from suspended bans to fines of between €500 ($680) and €1,500 and unpaid work to be carried out at their respective clubs. (More)

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Dictao Welcomes the European Recommendation for Online Gambling

By JT On July 29, 2014 • No comments yet

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Paris, France, July 29, 2014 – Dictao, the leading regulatory compliance solution provider for online gaming operators, welcomes the European Commission decision to recognize the control system, or SAFE, as the overall most effective solution for consumer protection.On July 14th, the European Commission published a recommendation on principles for protecting online gambling service consumers and players, and for preventing minors from gambling online. Although not legally enforceable, this recommendation should be used as a common reference by all the member states.  The Commission broke down the goal of Consumer Protection into operational objectives, and then evaluated five practical measures to […]

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Mom Just Won 90K at WinPalace

By JT On July 29, 2014 • No comments yet

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PRNewswire – Players are beaming over the ease at which they can now collect large winnings from the WinPalace Casino online thanks to the changes in management and the improvements in customer service. Recently one Mom had nothing but good things to say about the excellent service that she has been experiencing at WinPalace.im and how easy she was able to collect her large 90k payout. You can watch her full review of the WinPalace Casino here: http://vimeo.com/101932251. And she is not the only one, as other players are also raving about the new and improved service that WinPalace is […]

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