Online Casino and Gambling News: June 2011

Rival leaving the US?

Unconfirmed but growing numbers of reports on internet message boards appear to indicate that the Rival internet gambling turnkey provider, which powers a number of online casinos that accept US action, may have decided to eschew US business as payment processing becomes an increasingly serious obstacle to business.

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Swedish company to leave NASDAQ

The NASDAQ listed online gambling company Entraction Holding AB is to apply for delisting from the exchange following its acquisition earlier this month by IGT subsidiary Eagle Ice AB. The board of of directors of Entraction resolved Friday to apply for delisting of the company's shares listed on NASDAQ OMX First North Premier exchange.

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GLI document a first in international interactive gaming?

The independent gambling test company Gaming Laboratories International has published what it claims is the world's first global interactive gaming standard. The standard, dubbed "GLI-19," establishes the industry's first global e-gaming regulatory guidelines, the company says in a statement this week.

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Rank Group Plc changes recommendation to shareholders

The Rank Group Plc (Rank) has changed its recommendation to its shareholders on an offer of 150p per share from Guoco Group in time for the closing of acceptances of the offer.

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Florida politician reintroduces anti-"sweepstakes" measure

Florida internet cafe owners offering "sweepstakes" style online gambling are again under threat following the reintroduction of legislation designed to outlaw the use of simulated gambling devices in Internet cafes and arcades, reports TC Palm.

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Barton bill details to be detailed today

The federal internet poker legalisation bill that everyone is talking about - Texas Republican Joe Barton's proposal - is to be unveiled later today (Friday) at a press conference in Washington DC, reports the political newspaper The Hill.

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Bid to increase the profile of women's sport in England

UK Bookmaker William Hill has challenged the English women’s football team with the promise of the award of £73,000 to the Women's Sports and Fitness Foundation charity (WSFF) if the team wins the FIFA 2011 World Cup.

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Pensioner wins 244,813 pounds on Tiki Temple jackpot

A lucky pensioner identified as Mrs. Judy W has won an impressive £244,813 playing Tiki Temple, a five-reel, 20-payline slot, at online casino Jackpotjoy.

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Genting UK has land and online gambling interests

The UK football club Aston Villa has announced that the UK land and online gambling division of the Malaysian leisure and hospitality group Genting is to be its shirt sponsor for the next two years.

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Online bingo helps group grow interactive revenues

Britain's Rank plc land and internet gambling group issued a trading update for the 25 weeks to June 19 this week, revealing that total group revenue rose by 4% and like-for-like revenue was also up 4%.

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