Online Casino and Gambling News: May 2012

New Media Corp Management Still Silent On Purple Lounge Failure

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More than a week has transpired since Media Corp plc Chairman Justin Drummond and CEO Sara Vincent left the company, but the firm's new management still has not contacted players to ensure that their balances are safe.

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Betfair Set To Launch Fixed Odds Website

Online betting exchange Betfair is set to launch its new fixed odds betting site that will move it into a more competitive market with other bookmakers a report in the Telegraph newspaper claimed on Sunday.

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Missouri Man Pleads Guilty To Online Sportsbetting Crime

A Joplin, Missouri man has plead guilty to a single count of transmitting wagering information over the internet after originally being charged with 16 counts of running an illegal online gambling operation earlier in the year.

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US President Issues Opinion On Internet Poker

US President Barack Obama's administration voiced its opinion on internet poker after a petition was filed on the White House's petition page eight months ago seeking to legalize and regulate the card game online.

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Religious Groups Fighting Online Gambling Legislation In US

Twelve different religious and family groups are writing to Congressional leaders to enact legislation that would stop the "...massive expansion of internet gambling enabled by Attorney General Holder's surprise reinterpretation of the Wire Act."

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Evoution Will Be Bwin's Exclusive Live Dealer Provider

Online live dealer gaming service provider Evolution has been chosen by bwin.party digital entertainment to be the operator's exclusive live casino provider for another three years.

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Paddy Power Looking For New Stunts

Irish gambling giant Paddy Power is looking for new ideas for marketing stunts that will draw attention to the company a report in PR Weekly claims.

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South African Based Springbok Casino Launches

A new RTG powered casino aimed at gamblers in South Africa has been launched; even though internet gambling is expressly prohibited within the country.

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World Match Releases Two New Video Poker Games

Online wagering software developer World Match has announced that it has released two new video poker games in Super Las Vegas and The Saloon.

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