Online Casino and Gambling News: July 2011

US Gets New Online Gambling Advisory Group

The United States this week now has another advocate for online gambling reform, as the FairPlayUSA announced the formation of their group, which seeks to educate citizens and lawmakers about the need to reform internet gambling laws.

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Russian President Cracks Down On Gambling

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev this week took a tough stance on online gambling this week as he signed a decree criminalizing the act.

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WCOOP Gets $30 Million Investment From PokerStars

Online poker site PokerStars.com has gone all in for the 2011 World Championship of Online Poker, putting up $30 million in tournament prize money.

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Will Hill Announces Mobile Site

Online and land based gambling company William Hill plc announced that it has launched a new mobile version of its site that includes many improved features.

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Sportsbet Cancels 80k In Gambler's Debts

Australian sportsbook Sportsbet has reportedly agreed to write off A$80,000 in debt run up by a Melbourne man.

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Full Tilt Goes In Front Of AGCC

The management group behind Full Tilt Poker had its hearing in front of the Alderney Gambling Control Commission on Tuesday, albeit a half and hour later than expected.

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Bodog Leaving US Market

Online sportsbook, poker room and casino brand Bodog has announced that it is leaving the market at the end of the year, after its agreement with the Morris Mohawk Gaming Group expires.

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Betfred Releases English Premier League App

UK based sportsbook Betfred has teamed up with Fantasy iTeam to deliver a new fantasy football app for the Apple iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch.

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PokerStars Hits 65 Billion Hands

Online poker room PokerStars has dealt out more than 65 billion hands, and one lucky player was recently rewarded for winning the 65 billionth pot.

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Rival Unveils New Slot

Gaming software developer Rival Games has today announced that it launched a new slot game titled "Summer Ease".

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