Online gaming giant bwin has strengthened its online sportsbook line-up with a new horse racing offering at, with betting available on races across Europe, Canada and the United States.

Following in the footsteps of rivals IG Markets and City Index, spread betting firm ETX Capital has announced the launch of its first trading application for the iPhone.

VistaGaming, which operates gaming sites for brands including OK! Magazine and the Daily Express newspaper, has announced that it will be launching all eight of its UK-facing online bingo sites on the Income Access affiliate marketing software solution.

Affiliate marketing software provider NetRefer has announced that JAXX’s sports betting subsidiary has launched its affiliate programme using the NetRefer affiliate marketing software.

The fifth and final event of the fourth annual World Series of Poker Europe (WSOPE) – the celebrated £10,350 buy-in championship main event – kicks off later today in London as more than three hundred poker players and aficionados from across the world are expected to battle it out over the next six days to win the celebrated gold bracelet and a top prize of some £750,000.

In a first of its kind for the company, online gaming operator Bodog has signed a one year sponsorship deal with Canadian National Hockey League (NHL) team, the Edmonton Oilers, to advertise its free-to-play brand for the upcoming 2010/11 season.

MDI Entertainment, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Scientific Games Corporation, has signed an agreement with Discovery Communications to offer instant lottery games featuring the Emmy Award-winning Discovery Channel TV series, Cash Cab.

Gibraltar-based online gaming operator Stan James has signed a five-year deal with Cheltenham Racecourse to sponsor four major two-mile horse racing events including the Cheltenham Festival’s Champion Hurdle.

The Poker Channel, Europe's largest dedicated gaming TV network, has joined forces with independent publisher Dennis Publishing to produce a thirty-minute magazine television programme called The PokerPlayer Show.

Playtech subsidiary Virtue Fusion has launched three new games on its successful online bingo network – Challenge Roulette, Fruity Burst, and Sacred 7’s – making them available to network partners including the likes of Mecca Bingo, Ladbrokes, William Hill, Bet365, Crown Bingo and Paddy Power.

As part of the company’s international expansion plans, William Hill Online (WHO) has this week announced the launch of its new dedicated online sports betting site for the Austrian market.