Online Casino and Gambling News: October 2010

European Commission chief urges EU authorities to 'face online gambling head on'

Addressing a conference arranged by the European Union Presidency this week, European Commission chief Michele Barnier suggested that it was time that public authorities faced head on and addressed pertinent questions regarding online gambling.

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Bwin chief speaks for regulatory harmonisation across the EU

Europe will gain from harmonised EU rules governing the gaming sector; that's the message delivered by Norbert Teufelberger, co-CEO of the major Austrian internet gambling group Bwin, to a packed audience in the European Parliament at the third "Responsible Gaming Day" (RGD) this week.

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French licensed operators bemoan high taxation and low payouts

The Monaco iGaming conference in Monte Carlo is generating interesting perspectives and opinions on the recently liberalised French market, and the perceived problems of high taxation and low limits on player payouts.

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Stan James extends Chartwell contract until 2012

The respected Gibraltar-based bookmaker Stan James has renewed for the third time its software agreement with Canadian software developer Chartwell Technology, taking the business relationship through to 2012.

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Washington: Poker Players Alliance changes tactics in fight for legalisation

John Pappas, executive director of the Poker Players Alliance, has advised that the action group for the legalisation of online poker is to change its strategy in Washington state, lobbying lawmakers to change the state's draconian anti-online gambling laws rather than fight cases through the courts.

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Atlantic City: September revenues down 11.6%

Associated Press reports that the NJ Casino Control Commission's latest statistics show that Atlantic City land casinos suffered another bad month in September. All 11 of the city's gambling houses reported revenue declines, ranging from 20.9% at Resorts Atlantic City to 0.4% at Trump Taj Mahal.

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European TV producer Endemol to enter the online gambling market

The European television production giant Endemol, developer of blockbuster concepts like Big Brother and Deal or No Deal, has announced the formation of a new division that will bring new and fresh ideas and games to the online gambling space.

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Malta LGA clarifies 'unenforceable gambling debt' law

It would appear that it takes a substantial amount of publicity to wring a comment from the Malta online gambling regulator, the LGA. After widespread news coverage on a reported provision in Malta law concerning gambling debts being unenforceable, the LGA ignored requests for comment, but last week published a clarification on its website.

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Leisure and Gaming solvency hinges on Betshop sale

Beleaguered gambling group Leisure and Gaming plc has still not closed a deal in negotiations to sell off the Betshop subsidiary to Grupo Pefaco, and failure to do so could have negative consequences for the company, reports Sharecast this week.

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PokerStars enters Belgian partnership with Circus Groupe

Circus Groupe and online poker super-site PokerStars have announced a partnership which makes it possible for both companies to offer online poker under the regulation of the Belgian Gaming Commission.

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