Online Casino and Gambling News: November 2009

Maltese authorities investigate Eurolinx failure

Online poker players impacted by the reportedly multi-million dollar failure of Jo Remme's Eurolinx, Linx Casino, Linx Media and Bet On Bet companies will be heartened to learn that Maltese regulatory officials at the Lotteries and Gaming Authority (LGA) have involved the island's police - and presumably their international contacts - in the enquiry, suggesting that unspecified criminal charges may be pending.

0Comments Read more

New Polish laws outlaw gambling outside land casinos

The beleaguered Polish government's attempts to take the heat off politicians by passing more restrictive gambling laws moved a step further Friday as Parliament passed laws that confine gambling to licensed land casinos and phase out the slot machines currently found in many Polish cafes, clubs, shops and service stations.

0Comments Read more

Bulgarian National Assembly rejects 15% gambling tax hike

Fears that the recently proposed 10% Bulgarian gambling tax would by further boosted to 15% faded in the National Assembly Friday as the Budget Commission rejected a motion by conservative politicians to raise the tax by another 5%.

0Comments Read more

Ladbrokes closes Liverpool call centre, blames the taxman

The Bootle Times in Liverpool reports that the proposed closure of betting company Ladbrokes call centre in Aintree (about 10.5 km north of Liverpool city centre) could put up to 263 employees out of work. Aintree is one of two Ladbrokes call centres in the UK, the other being in Harrow, Middlesex.

0Comments Read more

Lucky punters refunded after 'Hand of Gaul' scandal

With the football world still in uproar over Ireland being ousted from the 2010 World Cup following a questionable French victory, UK bookies have done the right thing and refunded bets to punters. Two bookmaking chains - William Hill and Paddy Power - are refunding bets backing Ireland to qualify for the World Cup in South Africa next year.

0Comments Read more

European police swoop on football cheaters

European media are reporting on statements from German prosecutors this week that suggest widespread police actions and an unspecified number of arrests across Europe by various cooperating police forces investigating football match-fixing.

0Comments Read more

Bwin profit soars 75% over same quarter last year

The Vienna-listed online gambling group Bwin has posted an outstanding set of third quarter 2009 results, with profit rocketing 75% over the same period last year.

0Comments Read more

HR2267 gains its 63rd co-sponsor

Congressman Barney Frank's HR 2267 proposal to legalise, regulate and license online gambling in the United States has attracted its 63rd co-sponsor. On Monday New York ninth district Representative Anthony D. Weiner signed up for the bill, which has so far been on the House Financial Services Committee back-burner in deference to economic situation priorities. Nevertheless, poliical observers say there is still time for the bill to be launched, and increased activity is expected soon.

0Comments Read more

Another 888.com takeover rumour - this time its Bwin

The perennial speculation that the Gibraltar-based Internet gambling group 888.com is about to be taken over surfaced again this week, this time on the German bourse, where unconfirmed but widespread rumours hinted at a Bwin move in that direction.

0Comments Read more

Introduction of Jersey gambling commission delayed

Plans to introduce a Gambling Commission on the island of Jersey off the French coast have been postponed pending the submission of further information on costs and methods, reports the BBC.

0Comments Read more