Online Casino and Gambling News: January 2011

Ask Jeeves search engine opts for GTechG2 online bingo site

Online gambling software provider GTechG2 reports that it has signed an agreement with search engine AskJeeves.com to build and equip a new online bingo site, branded AskBingo.com, with a launch scheduled for early 2011.

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Reserve price of $9 million set on gambling.com domain sale

Media Corporation's intended sale of the desirable domain gambling.com is generating interest from private equity companies, according to a number of media reports kicking off interest in the sale as business gets back under way in 2011.

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Macau gambling revenues soar 58 percent to record levels

The gambling island of Macau off the Chinese coast has once again proved that it leads the global field, reporting revenues up 58% in 2010 to a new record of 188.34 billion patacas ($23.5 billion).

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Lottery winner throws away €9m winning ticket

Ignacio Gonzalez, a lucky Spaniard in the country's Basque region, had a close call this week when he had to scramble to find lottery tickets worth &€9 million that he had dumped, mistakenly believing that they were not winners.

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Bingo Queen issues her new year's message

UK online bingo marketers at the UK site JackpotJoy came up with a creative promotional version of the Queen's New Year Speech, a British institution in which honours are traditionally dispensed to the good and worthy. In the tongue-in-cheek Jackpotjoy version, its resident 'Queen of Bingo', veteran actress Barbara Windsor, appeared in a video clip, handing out special bonuses and promos instead of knighthoods and medals.

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