Online Casino and Gambling News: October 2008

UK research finds online gambling operators untrusted on data protection

Survey results reported by eCommerce-Journal that may by now have been overtaken by public perceptions of the financial sector indicate a worrying lack of trust in online gambling operators in the UK.

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Atlantic City sees biggest monthly decline in revenues since 1978

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports dismal land gambling news from Atlantic City, with revenues in September, 2008 off 15.1 percent - the gambling city's largest monthly decline in gaming revenue since the seaside resort opened its first casino in 1978.

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Wagerworks and 888 combined games deal

Three Internet gambling companies have combined to expand the range of games on offer to players. Online gambling software provider Wagerworks announced the agreement with the Internet gambling group 888.com which will see the provision of a range of games suitable for use on the GTS software platform.

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Swedish player becomes Betfair customer number two million

The internationally active online betting group Betfair has signed up customer number 2,000,000 in the form of Bo Ohrman - a 59-year-old Swedish civil servant resident in the town of Linkoping.

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Anti-online gambling action imminent in two Argentinian provinces

The news last week that Argentinian Internet gambling website Formoapuestas in Buenos Aires province had been arbitrarily shut down by local licensing authority Loteria Nacional has been followed by reports that the province of Sante Fe is also considering a ban on Internet gambling.

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Australian states lift advertising restrictions

Australian bookies are celebrating the lifting of advertising restrictions in the Victoria and New South Wales states of the country announced this week by Victoria's racing minister Rob Hull and NSW Minister for Gaming and Racing Kevin Greene.

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Mansion Group denies relocation rumours

The Gibraltar publication "Panorama" followed up on rumours this week that the online gambling group Mansion was about to pull out of the Mediterranean enclave, which hosts and licences many leading industry companies.

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Washington Post analyses Kentucky domain seizures

Washington Post staff writer Brian Krebs has published an insightful report on the attempt by the Commonwealth of Kentucky to seize international domain names belonging to overseas Internet gambling companies.

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Internet auction backfires on Indiana resident

If you're from Indiana, be careful about what you put up for auction or sale on the Internet - officialdom could be watching.

This week a 73-year-old Fort Wayne former firefighter and his 21-year-old grandson face gambling-related charges after they tried to sell off two old Cherry Master gambling machines on the Web.

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European Court of Justice ponders Swedish online gambling questions

Industry observers and legal counsellors are currently awaiting a European Court of Justice response to five key questions regarding the application of European Union principles to cross-border online gambling between member nations. A fast response is unlikely, with most legal experts predicting anything up to eighteen months before an answer is handed down.

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