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Toronto Stock Exchange to Delist Magna
3 March 2009
As of April 1, Magna Entertainment Corporation will no longer be listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange because of continued failure to meet listing requirements, the company said in a statement today.»
The Top 10s | Poker
3 March 2009
Hitwise's Top 10 "Gambling -- Poker" sites for the week ending Feb. 29, 2009.
The No. 1 sites:
Australia: PKR
United Kingdom: PKR
United States: PokerStars.net
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Gaming Media Group Adds Former Ladbrokes Manager
3 March 2009
Gaming Media Group has appointed Mary Griffin, a former general manager of online and affiliate marketing for Ladbrokes, as its head of customer acquisition.»
Ukash Expands to France
3 March 2009
Ukash, which allows consumers to buy goods and services via prepaid vouchers, has extended its reach into France through Central Telecom Tonéo cards, the company said on Tuesday.»
The Top 10s | Betting
3 March 2009
Hitwise's Top 10 "Sport Betting" sites for the week ending Feb. 29, 2009.
The No. 1 sites:
Australia: TAB Racing
United Kingdom: Betfair
United States: Daily Racing Form
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Initial Rewards, Merge Gaming Pen Three-Year Deal
3 March 2009
Initial Rewards Ltd., the loyalty reward program supplier, has signed a three-year agreement with Merge Gaming, an online poker software provider, for its loyalty platforms.»
N.Y. Lottery Abandons Money-Saving Scheme
3 March 2009
After the New York Daily News reported that The New York Lottery wanted to dump its scholarship program to save about $1.4 million, the lottery reversed its plan, according to the Associated Press.»
Moody's, Standard & Poor's Downgrades MGM Ratings
3 March 2009
MGM Mirage received rating cuts from both Moody's Investors Service and Standard & Poor's last week.»
Nambling Notes - 3 March 2009
3 March 2009
Bettorlogic and Sportrader form a partnership, Gaming Media Group adds a former Ladbrokes manager and more.»
Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem Plans May Opening
3 March 2009
Las Vegas Sands Corporation plans to open its latest casino in Bethlehem, Pa., on May 22, the company announced on Tuesday.»
Playtech in Licensing Deal with Marvel; Crypto Not Surprised
3 March 2009
Playtech Ltd. on Tuesday announced a licensing deal with Marvel Entertainment Inc., and the company's rival and long-time Marvel licensor, CryptoLogic Ltd., told IGamingNews it was not surprised by the move.»
Making and Unmaking Laws in Court
3 March 2009
Professor I. Nelson Rose surveys a number of positive legal developments for gambling in the United States since 2009 began.»
Sportingbet Embroiled in Legal Beef with Former Spanish Marketing Partner
3 March 2009
Sportingbet has confirmed with IGamingNews that the conditions of its split with a former marketing partner in Spain are being challenged by that partner at the London Court of International Arbitration.»
NetPlay TV Appoints Brand Director
2 March 2009
NetPlay TV has hired Jonathan Rigby, a former FCB London managing director, as its brand director, the company announced on Monday.»
Scientific Games Faces Profit Decline, Extends Contract in Tenn.
2 March 2009
Scientific Games Corporation, a technology-based products supplier, announced on Friday a contract extension to supply the Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation with instant lottery tickets until 2015.»
Irish Government Looks at Regulating Club Gaming
2 March 2009
The Irish government could begin a shift in its gambling legislation, which will start with legislation that might license gambling in private members’ clubs, reports the Irish Times.»
Rank, Virtue Fusion Sign Licensing Agreement
2 March 2009
On Monday, Virtue Fusion, a bingo and networked gaming solutions provider, said it has signed its third long-term licensing agreement with Rank Group.»
Entraction Sees 2008 Revenues Up 47%
2 March 2009
Entraction Holding A.B. the software developer and poker network operator said it had a record year last week as it posted year-over-year turnover gains of 47.6 percent.»
Casinos Poland Approves Eurocoin Machine
2 March 2009
Eurocoin’s Epic 950 has been accepted into Casinos Poland, the company announced last week.»
Emerging Markets | Czech Republic
2 March 2009
The Czech gaming industry is regulated by the 1990 gaming act, which allows all types of land-based gambling but does not address online gambling. The industry is regulated by the Finance Ministry.»
Net Entertainment Inks Contract with Paf
2 March 2009
Net Entertainment A.B. has signed a four-year license agreement with Ålands Penningautomatförening or Paf, the Swedish company said on Monday.»
Nambling Notes | March 2, 2009
2 March 2009
NetPlay TV appoints a brand director, Net Entertainment inks a contract with Paf and more.»
Online in Driver's Seat at Paddy, But Concerns over Retail Remain
2 March 2009
Paddy Power's online division drove growth during 2008 fiscal year, with operating profit up 33.8 percent to 42.8 million euros.»
Tatts Group Recovers as Outbreak Subsides
2 March 2009
After an industry-crippling outbreak of equine influenza in 2007, Tatts Group, the Australian betting operator, has posted an after-tax profit growth of 8.8 percent for the first half of 2008.»
The Top 10s | Gambling
2 March 2009
Hitwise's Top 10 "Entertainment -- Gambling" sites for the week ending Feb. 28, 2009.
The No. 1 sites:
Australia: TAB Racing
Hong Kong: Hong Kong Jockey Club - Bets
Singapore: Singapore Pools
United Kingdom: The National Lottery
United States: NY Lottery
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