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    Betsson announced that player acquisitions rose by 20 percent for the first quarter of 2008 with revenues rising by 54 percent to $38.21 million. 

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    US-facing online horseracing site YouBet.com has announced the appointment of Chairman of the Board Michael Brodsky as its new President and Chief Executive Officer. 

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    PartyGaming has reported that revenues for the first quarter of the year have risen by 21 percent. 

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    A study from the FBI's National White Collar Crime Center has revealed that Internet fraud cost American’s $240 million last year, up $40 million from 2006. 

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    A casino development group headed by Curtis Bashaw and Wallace Barr has announced that it wants to construct a mega-resort on the southern end of Atlantic City costing as much as two billion dollars. 

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    Officials on the Isle of Man have released a document outlining the proposed Gambling Duties Bill, which would streamline the island’s current gaming legislation. 

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    After only eight years in existence, UK online betting company Betfair has won its second Queen’s Award for Enterprise. 

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    In a landmark ruling, a Belgian court has thrown out a complaint brought by the French Tennis Federation seeking to prevent online gambling groups taking bets on the French Open and the Paris Masters 2008. 

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    Ukash has announced that customers in South Africa can now take advantage of its services, joining thousands of people across Europe. 

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    In Canada, the province of British Columbia is hiring nine ‘responsible gambling information officers’ in order to educate casino staff and patrons about problem gambling. 

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    In Denmark, the Government is investigating the possibility of ending its monopoly on gambling and allowing foreign firms to advertise and operate in the country. 

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    Unibet Group has reported a 73 percent drop in net profits for the first quarter of the year to $4.37 million due to the weakening of the British pound. 

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    Austrian online gambling group Bwin Interactive Entertainment has made history by becoming the first company to receive a licence from the UK's Financial Services Authority as an e-money provider. 

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    The Responsibility in Gambling Trust has announced that two-thirds of the nation’s gambling firms failed to contribute to a fund specifically set up to combat problem gamblers. 

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    The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board is investigating claims that the Philadelphia Park Casino and Racetrack in Bensalem allowed children to accompany adults onto the casino floor last year. 

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    The Chief Executive Officer for Sweden’s Svenska Spel, Jesper Karrbrink, has announced that he has stepped down after consultations with the firm’s Board of Directors. 

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    The French Government is still considering the implications of legalising online gambling under strict controls, according to a report from the Dow Jones news service. 

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    Oberon Media has announced that it will be changing its name to I-Play and integrating all of its Internet, mobile and interactive television gaming platforms. 

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    William Hill has announced that a public gamble on the winner of the Grand National earlier this month cost them almost $14 million, wiping out its profits for the rest of the three-day event. 

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    Las Vegas From Home Entertainment Incorporated has announced that Nuthands.com has become the latest Asian licensee to sign up its Multi-Player Software Platform. 

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