Online Casino and Gambling News: August 2011

Sportingbet Finalizes Centrebet Deal

Sportingbet has completed a deal this week to acquire Australian based Centrebet, thus becoming the largest betting operator in Australia.

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European Gaming And Betting Association Submits Response To European Commission

Online gambling trade body the European Gaming and Betting Association has submitted a response to the European Commission's Green Paper Consultative Initiative.

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Bwin.Party Negotiating With US Companies

In a press conference that was held to reveal the company's financial results, Bwin.Party.Digital executive Jim Ryan revealed that his company is in late stages of negotiations with U.S. companies, with the goal of having legal online poker software.

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888 Holdings Issues First Half Results

Online gaming company 888 Holdings has released its second half numbers, with strong results being revealed. The strong numbers are a relief to a company that had a rough first half, after the company saw multiple executives resign their posts.

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U.S. Open Tennis Championship Bans Online Gambling

The United States Tennis Association has taken a big step in combating gambling at the U.S. Open Tennis Championship this week, blocking internet access to online gambling websites.

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Bodog Developing New Poker Software

Bodog Europe's Chief Executive Patrik Selin has told InsidePoker that his company plans to launch a new poker software package by the end of the year.

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Online gambling giant Digital Online Gambling Group has released its first half financial results for 2011, and the results show a strong performance by the Gibraltar based company.

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Full Tilt Poker Issues New Statement

Beleaguered online poker site Full Tilt Poker issued a statement to business magazine Forbes, citing theft by a payment processor and legal action by the U.S. Department of Justice for its recent troubles.

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Dragonfish Announces Online Casino For Italian Market

888 Holdings' Dragonfish has announced that it has launched an online casino meant for the Italian market.

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Paddy Power Gets Online And Mobile Boost

Ireland based gambling company Paddy Power plc has released its first half financial results, with the company's online and mobile based betting options are heading up solid numbers.

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