Online Casino and Gambling News: April 2011

Sportsbook and PlayersOnly to bar new US players

In what has to be seen as a reaction to the recent Department of Justice actions against major online gambling sites, it appears that Sportsbook.com and PlayersOnly.com are about to restrict US action on their websites.

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Sweden to dismantle online gambling monopoly?

According to a report this week in the English language Swedish newspaper TheLocal, the ruling Christian Democrat political party is actively considering a U-turn on its traditional policy of support for the country's state monopoly on internet gambling.

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Caesar's CEO joins ranks of online poker legalization protagonists

Achieving wide coverage that included major newspapers, CNN Money, Fortune magazine and Associated Press articles this week was an op-ed article written by Caesars Entertainment CEO Gary Loveman, supporting the idea of legalised online poker in the USA through the federal rather than individual state route.

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Entwinetech to team with Victor Chandler

A software licensing agreement was signed between live dealer software provider EntwineTech and gaming group Victor Chandler for the supply of Live Casino software, this week. The deal will continue a longstanding co-operation between the two firms and will target Asian online business to support Victor Chandler's global market penetration strategy.

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188bet to feature on Bolton Wanderers jersey

188BET has signed a two-year extension to its sponsorship agreement with English football club Bolton Wanderers. The new deal will see the online sportsbetting firm's logo appear on the club's shirts until 2013.

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TVG: Betting exchanges perfect for US pari-mutuel

New Christiansen study commissioned by Betfair's TVG reports back

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Fox Poker Club and PKR.com get together online and in 3D

London’s only dedicated live poker venue, the Fox Poker Club in association with PKR.com, has been transformed into a real-life 3D replica for online users of PKR.com – the first time a true live environment has been accurately mapped for the site.

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Ron Paul, online gambling protagonist, to seek Republican nomination

Being a Republican and supporting online gambling are not necessarily complementary ambitions these days, but one of internet gambling's staunchest and most consistent supporters, Congressman Ron Paul of Texas fits the bill...and he has just announced that he intends to run for US president in 2012.

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Russia sees five online casinos close their doors

Following the demand for more concerted police action against illegal gambling by Russian president Dmitry Medvedev, police in the Stavropol Territory of south-western Russia have reported the shutdown of five unidentified online casinos illegally operating in the area.

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