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Scientific Games awarded Ukrainian lottery contract
20 September 2007
Scientific Games has been awarded a contract with MSL, the largest Ukrainian Lottery, to supply instant tickets and cooperative services.»
Casino City's Casino Vendors Fall 2007 Guide released
20 September 2007
Casino City Press today announced the release of the Fall 2007 edition of the Casino Vendors Guide, a comprehensive gaming supplier guide showcasing over 1,000 products and services of more than 10,000 gaming industry manufacturers, suppliers, and vendors. »
Nambling Notes - 20 September 2007
20 September 2007
Party CEO Mitch Garber cashes out more shares, GigaMedia reports heavy I-gaming traffic and more.»
32Red in Negotiations to Offload BetDirect Brand
20 September 2007
In a note to the London Stock Exchange this morning, 32Red confirmed media speculation that negotiations are currently underway regarding the sale of its BetDirect brand.»
Incredible Technologies releases G2S tool
19 September 2007
Incredible Technologies, a Gaming Standards Association member company, has released a G2S protocol reference implementation.»
Contents of US Rep. Frank's Letter to Congress Revealed
19 September 2007
In early September, U.S. Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., authored and circulated a letter to all members of Congress seeking support for the Internet Gambling Regulation and Enforcement Act, the contents of which were released Monday by the Safe and Secure Internet Gambling Initiative (SSIGI).»
Belgian Gaming Commission, Unibet At Odds over Politcal Wager
19 September 2007
The Belgian Commission des Jeux de Hasard on Wednesday filed a complaint with the Brussels prosecutor's office alleging that Unibet is illegally offering action on when the country's French- and Flemish-speaking halves will call a political cease-fire.»
Aussie Internet Sports Book Marginbet Reports Disappointing Float
19 September 2007
Online sports betting group Marginbet Ltd. reported a disappointing floatation on the Australian Stock Exchange, closing down A$0.03, or 15 percent, on the A$0.20 initial offering at A$0.17.»
Nambling Notes - 19 September 2007
19 September 2007
French MPs, gambling operators and academics will meet in October to discuss the future of the country's gambling sector, 56 are under investigation in Italy for illegal online gambling and more.»
UKGC Breathes Sigh of Relief as Problem Gambling Prevalence Remains at 1999 Level
19 September 2007
The British Gambling Prevalence Survey 2007 was published by the U.K. Gambling Commission today, revealing to the surprise of the British media that problem gambling has not increased since 1999.»
Italy to Decide which Skill Games Fall under I-Gaming Licensing Regime
18 September 2007
Italian authorities will announce this week where skill games fit into the country's remote gambling licensing regime.»
Nambling Notes - 18 September 2007
18 September 2007
PacNet inks another Asia-facing distribution deal with Advansys, the RIGT is soliciting the U.K. government for £10 million and more.»
The Top 10s
18 September 2007
Hitwise's Top 10 "Entertainment -- Gambling" sites for the week ending September 15.
The No. 1 sites:
Hong Kong: HKJC Football Betting Limited
Singapore: Singapore Pools
United Kingdom: The National Lottery
United States: BetUS.com Sportsbook
View the complete lists.»
Public Opinion Poll Shows Israel Is Not in Favor of Regulated Gambling
18 September 2007
A recent public opinion poll found that Israelis are opposed to legalized gambling in their country.»
GSA delivers message
17 September 2007
GSA will be displaying at the upcoming South American Gaming Suppliers Expo show to bring the message of the important benefits of standards to global suppliers and operators in the region.»
Nambling Notes - 17 September 2007
17 September 2007
Unofficial problem gambling figures emerge two days ahead of the British Gambling Prevalence Study, Svenska Spel hits the tube and more.»
LazerWager.com says Yes to US
17 September 2007
On Friday, online casino LazerWager.com announced that five former I-gaming executives, including one from BetonSports, had been brought on board by its U.K.-based ownership group to help manage the start-up.»
Market Briefs - 10-14 September 2007
17 September 2007
IGN's weekly roundup of financial news in the I-gaming industry.»
Weekly Nambling Notes
15 September 2007
A roundup of news briefs from the week of Sept. 10-14, 2007.»
Nambling Notes - 14 September 2007
14 September 2007
The industry reacts to the latest ruling handed down by the European Court of Justice, France is reportedly in negotiations with Brussels to liberalize its sports betting policy and more.»
Proposed Costa Rican Tax Schemes Could Mean Heavier Burden for Operators
14 September 2007
Costa Rica may no longer be a financial haven for online gambling operators if any number of proposed tax schemes is passed.»
Nambling Notes - 13 September 2007
13 September 2007
Chartwell releases thrid-quarter results, Ethoca adds TGN to its growing list of partners and more.»
Casino Watch - October
13 September 2007
A monthly review of news from the land-based, online casino and poker industries.»
Liberalization Is Not the People's Choice
13 September 2007
During televised arguments addressing the country's monopoly on sports betting and lotteries last week, the Deutscher Lotto- und Totoblock presented a study that revealed a mere 10 percent of German residents were in favor of liberalizing the country's gambling market.»
Asian I-Gaming Growth Hopskotches Region to Region
13 September 2007
Asia may never be a fully regulated I-gaming jurisdiction, as most Asian governments seem to view Internet gambling as a social problem. But little by little, Asia is shaping up to be a budding region for hosting at least some types of online gambling.»