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Gaming Industry News Weekly Recap – Stories You Might Have Missed

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weekly-news-recap-november-26Playtech share offering raises money, concerns
Playtech decided to place 46.5m discounted shares on the market, but founder Teddy Sagi’s acquisition of many of those shares has analysts questioning the move.

China overtakes USA in smartphone shipments
Further evidence of the world’s economic clout tilting eastward came from figures showing Chinese consumers’ increasing appetite for smartphone technology.

Some operators want Spain, others don’t
Rank Group and Sportingbet want to stay mainly on the Spanish plain, while Probability and 32Red, er, don’t.

Singapore lays down the law for casinos
Singapore authorities put the jurisdiction’s two casinos on notice, amending the law to require all marketing efforts to pass a sniff test or face fines of up to $100k per transgression.

Bwin.party and Belgium have difference of opinion
Bwin.party execs claim they don’t need a license to operate in Belgium. Belgian officials beg to differ.

Yes, Virginia… there is a Santa Claus… and he plays hoop
This year, Saint Nick’s bringing all good sportsbook-operating boys and girls a truncated National Basketball Association season!

EU internet service providers gain backing of top court
The European Court of Justice ruled that European ISPs can’t be tasked with blocking users from accessing so-called ‘pirate’ sites. Across the pond, it was a very different story

Paddy Power kicks some Greek ass
Paddy Power has surpassed Greek monopoly operator OPAP to become Europe’s most valuable betting outfit. It probably didn’t hurt that OPAP net profit fell 16% last quarter.

What motivates a man to want to buy Full Tilt Poker?
Jason Kirk attempts to quantify the motivations behind Bernard Tapie’s pursuit of the much-maligned carcass of Full Tilt Poker, while Tapie himself reveals the secret motivation behind hiring Franz Beckenbauer to manage Mareseille.

Poker results
APPT Macau, WPT Marrakech, Borgata Fall Poker Open Championship, International Poker Open, EPT Loutraki, IFP ‘The Table’, WPT Regional, WSOP-C Biloxi, WPT Jacksonville, WSOP-C Lake Tahoe and EMOP Riga.

VIDEO PICK
Rebecca Liggero snaps a few jockstraps at the Sport & iGaming Conference 2011, including a chat with Mr. Paddy Power himself.

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