Online Casino and Gambling News: December 2009

Internet cafe operator loses Florida court battle

The Internet cafe operator who asked a Florida judge to declare that its activities do not violate state law was disappointed this week when its arguments were rejected by a Tallahassee court.

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Gambling industry shares rise on Macau revenue news

Significant year-on-year revenue growth in November 2009 sent related gambling stocks higher this week as the Chinese gambling enclave of Macau reported a 59% rise in revenues to Patacas 12 billion (US$ 1.55 billion), hopefully signalling better prospects for December and the new year.

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Bwin wins eGaming operator of the year award

The annual eGaming Review Awards for 2009, handed out this week in London, were hotly contested by some of the most respected online gambling companies on the planet, with the top accolade - Operator of the Year - going to the Vienna-listed Bwin group despite fierce competition from the likes of Bet365, PartyGaming and Betfair.

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Right2bet Charity Challenge makes a point

Betfair's Right2Bet campaign for an even playing field in European gambling is currently promoting a Charity Challenge that has a real sting in the tail - not only does it raise money for charity; it dramatically illustrates the better returns achievable by betting with private companies rather than state monopolies.

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