Online Casino and Gambling News: June 2011

Canbet Calls It Quits On Casino

Players looking to gamble on casino games on Microgaming powered Canbet are going to have to go elsewhere as of today. Players visiting the Canbet Casino web page today were directed that as of June 30th, 2011 the casino would be closed. The reason for closing the casino was to refocus on the company's base businesses of sports and horse betting.

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Scotish Based TV Provider Launches Online Casino

On July 1st, Scotish TV Provider STV launched an online casino for viewers called STV Live Casino. The casino, which will utilize VueTec technology will alllow players to play casino games from actual land based casino tables in real time.

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Betfair Boasts A Billion Pounds in Mobile Bets

Mobile gaming is becoming a big business for Betfair. In the last 12 months over 900 million bets worth over £1 Billion had been placed by the company's 168,000 customers who use their mobile device to gamble. Betfair applications for Apple's iPhone and iPad have also been downloaded over 220,000 times by customers in over 14 countries.

0Comments Read more Ongame Network For Sale announced today that it is moving ahead with plans to buy back shares of its stock and to sell its Onegame Network. The process, which is expected to be completed by the end of 2011 comes after announcing performance results that have fallen in line with company projections, except for its sports betting margins due to good fortunes for players in the month of May.'s plan to buy back shares utilizes up to £75 Million from the company's cash resources.

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Washington D.C.'s Online Gambling OK'd by District Attorney General

Residents of Washington D.C. seeking online gambling cleared a big hurdle on Wednesday as the District Attorney General for Washington D.C. said that the district is cleared to continue with plans for intrastate online gambling to begin in September.

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BetSoft Slot Takes You To Paris

Online gaming developer BetSoft plans on taking players of their new 3D animated slot on a trip to Paris. The game, which features a dubious art thief Jacques, will transport you around the City of Light looking at various art pieces as a security guard named Jerome and his dog Pierre stand ready to stop Jacques and keep the one of a kind pieces in their rightful spots.

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NetEnt Launches Spooky New Slot

Online gamblers are sure to be shaking in their boots as digital gaming system developer Net Entertainment launched a new slot game titled Frankenstein. Based on the movie by Universal, the new video slot is available to be played immediately.

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Betfair reports 24% growth in football revenues

Online betting and gaming operator Betfair released stronger than expected Full Year 2011 results this week. Regardless of challenges in regulatory environments and a series of middle management and high profile staff departures, the company has posted strong profitability and record revenue for the period.

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South African Minister Sends Online Gambling Warning

If you are an online gambler or casino operator in South Africa, consider yourself warned. The country with 40 casino licenses that have created more than 55,000 jobs will be unlikely to pass any legislation to legalize online gambling.

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Ladbrokes Blocks Polish Sports Bettors

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Online sportsbook Ladbrokes today announced that it will cease taking bets and player registrations from Polish players. The blacklisting of Polish players is because of a new Polish gambling law which is set to come into effect in July. This new legislation forces operators to offer betting under only a Poland based license, not a generalized European Union license.

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