Online Casino and Gambling News: October 2012

American Ad Agencies Wish For Online Gambling Boom

US advertising industry publication Advertising Age is reporting that legalized online poker could result in $3.5 to $4 billion being invested in the marketing of the industry over the next five years.

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Turkish Law Enforcement Continues To Close Illegal Gambling Sites

Authorities in Turkey have shut down 139 illegal gambling websites which violate the country's laws against internet betting, a report by the publication Hurriyet claims.

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Atlantic Coast Casinos Close Due To Hurricane Sandy

Several casinos on the eastern seaboard of the United States have shut their doors as a precaution against the upcoming super storm Hurricane Sandy.

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Merge Poker To Stop Player To Player Transactions

Online poker provider the Merge Poker Network has announced that it will be discontinuing player to player financial transactions effective November 1st, 2012.

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US State Governors Oppose Federal Poker Bill

The National Governor's Association addressed a letter to leaders of both the US House and Senate in which it voiced its opposition to the Reid-Kyl bill which would legalize online poker on a federal level.

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French Will Begin Getting Full Tilt Reimbursement On November 2nd

French poker players who have accounts with Full Tilt Poker will begin being able to start the reimbursement process for their positive accounts on November 2nd, the French online gambling regulator ARJEL claims.

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Betsson delivers a respectable performance

Sweden based internet gambling operator Betsson has announced its third quarter financial results, showcasing strong growth in the firm's sportsbook, but an overall decrease in net income due to acquisition expenses.

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Alderney Will Look Into Pinnacle Sports Europe

The Alderney Gambling Control Commission released a statement Friday saying that it is investigating the various charges of illegal gambling activity against people associated with Pinnacle Sports, a site which is licensed by the AGCC.

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British Professor Speaks Out Against Online Gambling

A British professor gave a speech in the United States where he was critical of online gambling, claiming that it lures underage and women gamblers to wager for real money which creates problem gamblers.

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SBTech Gets Sheriff Games

European online wagering software developer Sheriff Gaming will be providing its gaming library to sports betting software provider as part of a deal signed this week.

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