2010 May 28 Gambling News, Events and Happenings
A Southwest Missouri man whose experience as a sign maker gave him the expertise and tools he needed to counterfeit poker chips was sentenced this week in federal court in Oklahoma to five years of probation for using those chips to steal from a casino.
German police have arrested a suspected organiser of an armed robbery of a high-stakes poker tournament at one of Berlin’s swankiest hotels - a man who played in the tournament himself.
Berlin police and prosecutors said the 31-year-old - identified only as Mohammed Abou-C. in line with German privacy laws - was arrested early Friday as he was driving through the capital.
Police have arrested a man German authorities suspect of initiating a brazen raid on a poker tournament in Berlin nearly three months ago.
They are arguing in front of the state Supreme Court against a 2006 law that makes online poker player felons, saying the law makes no sense since the game is legal in poker rooms across the state.
The Gibraltar-based online gambling group 888.com had disappointing news as the week ended, noting that it expected full-year profit to be significantly lower than market expectations.
The online betting company rationalised the drop in trading by pointing to the impending soccer World Cup, which is expected to exacerbate a situation in which the number of internet […]
The UK online media group Media Corporation plc has made a welcome return to profitability in the first half of its financial year, thanks principally to a significant 415 percent boost to revenues from its recently acquired online gambling subsidiary Purple Lounge.
The welcome was evidenced by a 30 percent rise in share price in the […]
There was bad news for Intralot investors this week as the world’s second-largest lottery systems provider reported a 31.5 percent drop in first-quarter 2010 net profit.
The Reuters news agency reported that the dip was attributable to a less lucrative than expected Turkish contract and the worsening economic situation in South Eastern Europe.
Intralot net profit fell […]
The Philippines internet group Philweb says it has plans to expand the success of its Pagcor e-Games Café online gambling product into Vietnam, Laos, Saipan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, East Timor and Nepal.
President Dennis Valdes expects the product’s performance to boost the group revenues to new heights this year, according to reports on ABS-CBN, encouraging […]