Online Casino and Gambling News: June 2011

Betting group signs up for new games from Cayetano

Online gamblers with Paddy Power will soon have a wider selection of games to choose from following a new games supply deal between the internet gambling giant and Cayetano Technologies.

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Canadian province offers $2 million for London-based Roboreus

The Canadian provincial government of New Brunswick has cleared the way for the provincial lotteries corporation to invest Cdn$2 million in a British online gaming company, reports the local newspaper Telegraph-Journal.

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The professionals are out in force for the 2011 W.S.O.P.

The 42nd World Series of Poker continues to attract a hefty proportion of the international professional poker player community in the most recent events, producing an often dazzling display of talent and experience at the tables, along with entertaining and generally good humoured behaviour.

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West Bromwich Albion shirts to sport Bodog logo

The official licensee of online gaming brand Bodog has become the latest English Premier League Football Club sponsor. The West Bromwich Albion Football Club announced the deal as "the largest sponsorship deal in its history" and will see Bodog Europe's logo sitting on the "Baggies" shirts while also becoming the club's official betting partner.

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Rank shareholder confusion as directors to reject offer

A statement issued by Guoco Group (Guoco) giving a more detailed explanation on its intentions with regard to the Rank Group's (Rank) London Stock Exchange listing has prompted Rank's Board to change its stance and reverse its recommendation, in part, that shareholders accept the deal as the Independent Directors of Rank intended to do so just last week.

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4-day WSOP marathon ends with Jarvis triumph

Besting a talent-loaded field of 732 top players in a four day marathon of a World Series of Poker competition was always going to be a difficult proposition, but 26-year-old Matt Jarvis from Vancouver pulled it off in a heads up that spilled over into an extra day Sunday.

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WSOP: Tsinis latest bracelet winner

It's congratulations to backgammon and poker ace Arkadiy Tsinis, who is one of the newest World Series of Poker bracelet winners after taking down event 38: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em and collecting the first prize check for $540,136 Saturday.

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Russian gold at world series of poker

The latest World Series of Poker competition to conclude - event 36: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em - required four days to decide, with Russian player Mikhail Lakhitov walking away with his first bracelet and $749,610 after besting an original field of 1,734, a tough final table and the eventual heads up with second-placed Hassan Babajane.

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Pari-Mutuel Urbain to separate assets

Agence France Presse reports that former French state gambling monopoly Pari-Mutuel Urbain (PMU) is to separate its online and (land) retail customer databases. The move follows recommendations made in January this year by the French Competition Authority, which sought to avoid market "distortion."

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Joe Barton reveals content of HR2366

After weeks of publicity prepping and industry speculation, the Republican representative from Texas, Joe Barton, launched his online poker legalisation proposal Friday, achieving massive mainstream media coverage from a press conference in Washington DC. Coded HR2366, the Online Poker Act of 2011 was introduced to the House of Assembly Friday through the House Energy and Commerce Committee, as had been widely predicted.

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