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SBOBET OPTS OUT OF BITISH MARKET
2014-09-06

Isle of Man-based but mainly Asian-facing online sportsbook SBObet has followed the Mansion group in opting out of the UK online gambling market due to the forthcoming regulatory point-of-consumption regime.

Like Mansion, SBObet has communicated with its British players, advising them it will close its virtual doors September 15.

The company made no bones about the reasons for its decision, saying it was unfortunately a direct consequence of the new gambling laws in the UK due for implementation on October 1, but assured punters that all obligations would be honoured, and that they would have until the end of September to withdraw any positive account balances in full.

Those who do not do so will be refunded anyway as the company shuts down their accounts.

Another operator, 12Bet, appears to be splitting its operations in the UK market, with the sportsbook side closing out Brit punters, but the online casino division seeking licensing and continuing to operate in the UK market.

Both SBObet and 12bet sportsbooks have sponsorship agreements with British football clubs, and the position remains unclear on how this will be accommodated, given that the new licensing requirements preclude unlicensed operators from any form of promotion or advertising in the UK market.

Even the Gambling Commission appears to be unsure on this point, opining earlier this year that only the courts can deliver a specific decision.



SOUTH AFRICAN WINS TIGER WOODS CHARITY POKER MATCH
2014-05-22

A long list of celebrities Football Live Betting Lines nfl football betting Online Bingo Bicimotos turned out for the Tiger Woods Poker Night charity event at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas this week, including the international golf star himself, Kunal Nayyar, who plays Raj on The Big Bang Theory TV show; Dallas Mavericks owner and star of ABCs Shark Tank Mark Cuban; The Bachelor host Chris Harrison; the WPTs Mike Sexton and Vince Van Patten; and poker aces Doyle Brunson, Daniel Negreanu and Antonio Esfandiari.

Phil Hellmuth was master of ceremonies at the event, which attracted 50 entries who anted up $10,000 apiece for the buy-in.

Kinesh Pather, a South African amateur player who finished the recent $100,000 buy-in Alpha8 Johannesburg competition earlier this year as runner up to Daniel "Jungleman" Cates, again displayed an impressive poker talent by winning the event and donating his prize to the Tiger Woods Foundation.

The great golfer was in attendance and played in the event, although he did not make the final table.

Tiger Poker Night was a part of Tiger Jam, which started in 1998 and has raised more than $14 million for the Tiger Woods Foundation.



AUSSIE POKIE MACHINE MAKER IS AGAINST ONLINE GAMBLING
2013-07-08

In an interview with the Australian publication Channel Nine Financial Review Sunday, pokie machine manufacturer Len Ainsworth said he is opposed to online gambling, despite it being seen by other industry execs as a major growth opportunity.
The founder and chairman of poker machine manufacturer Ainsworth Game Technology described the emergence of online gambling as dangerous in the interview.
Online gaming is a train wreck waiting to happen and I think to have a situation where people can sit at home and gamble, I think its a very dangerous situation, Ainsworth said.


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