Online Casino and Gambling News: June 2011

UK gambling group Ladbrokes in initial approach to Sportingbet

Ladbrokes, a major listed online and land gambling group in the UK, has made a preliminary takeover approach for rival Sportingbet, sending Sportingbet's shares surging higher, reports the Reuters news agency.

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German football pressures for a more open market

Germany's beleaguered gambling monopoly challenged from a new quarter

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Frank Miller's Sin City debuts

The new online slot Frank Miller’s Sin City has been launched at Party Casino, offering 50 pay-lines across 5 reels, wild and 2 scatter symbols, free spins, and multipliers.

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EGBA exploding myths about internet gambling

The European Gambling and Betting Association, a trade body that includes most of Europe's major online gambling operators among its members, has taken a step toward exploding some of the myths surrounding online gambling that are too often used by adversaries of the international industry and uninformed politicians.

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Rhode Island leaning towards legalizing online gambling

Taking many industry observers by surprise, the smallest US state, Rhode Island, appeared to be leaning toward online gambling legalisation Tuesday night with revisions to a more general gambling bill that included the consideration of legalised online gambling subject to the federal government taking the lead by legalising the pastime first.

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AGA continues to lobby $574,988 in latest disclosures

Mandatory disclosures of political lobbying investments show that on April 13 the American Gaming Association - a trade body for land-based US operators - filed a report detailing $574,988.17 in lobbying expenses with the House of Assembly's clerk.

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Software update driven by player feedback

UK-based poker website announced the launch of its latest software update this week.

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Bulgarian online gambling law delayed

Bulgaria 's revised draft online gambling regulatory legislation presented to the European Commission for approval in May this year has again been given the thumbs down, according to early reports in the local media.

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Castle Casino opens up with Spanish language facilities

Online casino Castle Casino has expanded its live dealer offering with a new Spanish speaking version of its live roulette game, with croupiers and staff broadcasting totally in Spanish.

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Spiderman star alleged to have run 'underground' poker games

Fox News reports that Spiderman movie star Tobey Maguire is one of a dozen Hollywood icons who are being sued in connection with an illegal gambling ring that allegedly ran multi-million dollar underground poker games in the United States.

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