Online Casino and Gambling News: November 2010

Taiwan internet casino run from TV studio shut down

Taiwanese media report that a three-month old illegal online gambling operation was shutdown last week. The operation involved an elaborate set-up where the unnamed "casino" was a set in a rented TV studio in Taipei, Taiwan complete with casino tables, roulette wheels, poker chips and hired models masquerading as dealers.

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Eastgate's 2008 WSOP winners bracelet earns $147,500 for Unicef

The 2008 World Series of Poker Main Event winners bracelet which Peter Eastgate put up for auction in aid of charity last week finally sold for $147,500. The top bidder from 116 offers had set the final price, raising a significant amount for Eastgate's chosen charity UNICEF.

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Nevada warns against card counting iPhone apps

A February 2009 warning that land casinos need to be on the lookout for an iPhone card counting blackjack app resurfaced this week. The Nevada Gambling Commission, prompted by the experiences of a Californian Indian land casino, cautioned casinos under their authority regarding the dangers of card counters using the app as a card counting aid.

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Mangas Gaming rebranded as BetClic Everest Group

The Paris-based online gambling group Mangas Gaming has announced that it is rebranding and will in future be known as BetClic Everest Group, the two primary brands in a group that also comprises Bet-At-Home and Expekt.

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Four residents of Utica City arraigned in sportsbetting

Another online sportsbetting prosecution surfaced in New York State this week when four residents of Utica City were arraigned before Judge Michael L.Dwyer in a County court.

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EC halts infringement proceedings against France

Following the French Government's decision to liberalise online gambling by passing a law that introduces a national licensing system allowing for the cross border provision of sports betting on a non-discriminatory basis while providing strict controls on gaming, the European Commission has decided to halt infringement proceedings.

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Sportingbet reports promising first quarter results

Respected online gambling group Sportingbet Plc reports good progress in released results (unaudited) for the first quarter of its financial year.

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Gambling addict cheats Australian aged care charity out of $1.5m

Internet gambler Dinesh Enoka Abeysuriya (29), described by his lawyer as a "lonely and depressed" Sri Lankan on an Australian work visa, has pleaded guilty to embezzling a Queensland charity out of A$1.5 million.

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Kentucky lawyers still fighting gambling domains seizure case

It's been over two years since the state of Kentucky embarked on an extraordinary attempt to seize 141 international online gambling domain names owned by entities outside the Commonwealth, but this week saw another new move by Kentucky's legal representatives.

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Mr Green ranks highest among Swedish casino websites

Mr Green, the innovative online casino founded by two Betsson pioneers has again scored high among internet gambling sites in Sweden's Internetworld awards. In Internetworld's yearly ranking all web sites with customers in Sweden compete against each other, no matter the contents of the web site.

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