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Following the launch of gaming operations in Europe, having received licence approval from the Isle of Man’s Gambling Supervision Commission, Asian online gaming operator 12Bet.com has enlisted identity management specialist GB Group plc to manage its online ID verification processes.

Online payments processor Realex Payments has signed a deal with Irish independent bookmaker Boylesports, under which the company will provide payment processing for Boylesports online gaming services across a variety of channels, currencies and regions.

Having been forced to delay the launch of its online gaming site PlayNowNH.com following protests from lawmakers and other public officials, the New Hampshire Lottery Commission (NHLC) has now abandoned all plans after deciding that the launch would have provided "a poor return on investment".

Five weeks after the company was forced to shut down its online gaming site PlayNow.com following the discovery of a technical glitch which allowed twelve accounts to be viewed by other players, the British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) said Thursday that it was ready for the planned re-launch of the site last night after the completion of an independent review by Deloitte - although the site currently remains offline.

Lottomatica Group has announced that its subsidiaries, GTECH Corporation and GTECH Printing Corporation (GPC), have been provisionally awarded a new six-year contract to provide an online and instant lottery system for the Nebraska Lottery - a deal which is expected to earn the company more than $50m over the duration of the contract.

Ahead of the publication of the 2011 fixture list next month, The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has said that it will cut 150 BHA fixtures next year as a result of "the dramatic collapse" in Levy yield forecasts.

The Illinois Gaming Board has awarded Scientific Games International Inc. a six-year contract to provide a central communication system to manage every licensed video gaming terminal in the state, potentially the largest video gaming network in the country.

Continuing the relationship between the two companies, Lottomatica Group subsidiary GTECH Corporation has signed an agreement with Societe de la Loterie de la Suisse Romande (LoRo) to improve the management of several of its lottery games as well as replace the lottery's existing electronic instant lottery system.

Following the launch of the company's online gaming brand FC Betz.com last week, The Weather Lottery (TWL) said Monday that it has signed its fifth partnership deal, becoming the official gaming partner of Championship football club Middlesbrough FC.

Following a unanimous recommendation from the New York Lottery earlier this month, Governor David A Paterson, senate conference leader John Sampson and assembly speaker Sheldon Silver have all granted their approval to award Genting Malaysia Berhad's wholly-owned subsidiary, Genting New York, the right to develop and operate a video lottery facility at Aqueduct Racetrack.

In the first of a three-part gaming summit held Friday at New Jersey's Atlantic City Convention Center, legislative democratic leaders proposed alternatives to recommendations put forward last month by the Hanson Committee report, with issues such as online gambling and the expansion of gambling at the state's ailing Meadowlands racetrack discussed by panel members.

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