Online Casino and Gambling News: February 2015

€170,898 Cosmic Fortune Jackpot Hit

Yesterday a punter playing the Net Entertainment slot Cosmic Fortune won a large €170,898 jackpot while playing the game at Betsson.

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Betway to Sponsor West Ham United

Internet betting firm Betway has announced that it has signed a sponsorship deal with West Ham United, which will see the group's logo on the teams kits.

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Nevada Gaming Control Board Setting Up for Online

The Nevada Gaming Control board has announced that it is re-structuring itself to help account for the growth of online betting in the Silver State.

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Mr Green to Appeal Austrian Tax Ruling

Online betting site Mr Green has announced that it intends to file an appeal with the administrative and constitutional courts in Austria regarding a tax dispute between itself and the country's tax collectors.

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Singapore enforces secret blacklist to block gambling websites

Singapore

Singapore followed through on its promise to block online gambling sites from its citizens this week with locals reporting the inability to access "several hundred" online gambling sites via local ISPs. The country's Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) said that the list of sites would not be publicised but would be subject to review from time to time.

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2014 Nevada gambling revenues down 1% on 2013 numbers

Las Vegas strip

Nevada state gambling authorities have released full year figures for 2014 that show that the state's gambling industry earned over $11 billion from punters, a 1.1% decline on the numbers from 2013. It ends the trend of annual gains in each of the previous four years.

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Russia relocates Azov City gambling zone to Sochi

Russia

According to the Russian media agency TASS, casinos in Azov-City, one of the demarcated Russian gambling zones, have received a letter from Alexey Sheyan, Krasnodar Krai Minister of Strategic Development, informing them that the zone has to be "liquidated" by April 1, 2015.

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Operators wanted: Alderney halves first year licensing fees

Alderney Gambling Control Commission

Faced with increased competition from individual national regulators, the Alderney Gambling Control Commission has announced a 50% reduction in its first year fees for category 1 and 2 online gambling licenses.

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