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Online bingo operator has completed the acquisition of the remaining domain name purchase payments which it owed to Bingo Inc., taking full control of the domain against a final payment valued at $0.9m.

Leading spread betting firm WorldSpreads Limited has entered into an agreement with Worldlink Global, owner of the imobilemarkets real-time data to mobile system, enabling users of the service to spread bet on the UK’s stock market indices, currencies, commodities and individual shares.

Online gaming software developer Playtech has integrated Mastercard prepaid cards from Intercash, allowing Playtech licensees quick and easy prepaid card payments, with no integration or setup requirements.

California has moved closer to becoming the first U.S state to legalise a Betfair-style betting exchange for horse racing after an amended bill by Senator Ron Calderon passed the state assembly and moved to the senate floor – although implementation of the bill is to be delayed until at least May 1st 2012.


Recently launched online poker room Victory Poker, which boasts numerous poker pros and celebrities as brand ambassadors, has announced that it is moving to the Cake Network.

With the Illinois Lottery set to announce the winning bidder for the lottery’s lucrative ten-year private management contract later this month, Greece’s Intralot is considering issuing a formal protest after being eliminated early from the bidding process which is down to just two final bidders – Camelot and Northstar Lottery Group.

Following on from last year’s agreement to serve as the exclusive downloadable casino software provider to Betfair, Playtech has announced that it will be providing a complementary flash-based casino product to the world’s leading online betting exchange, expected to go live at the end of this month.

PartyGaming’s World Poker Tour (WPT) has announced a multi-season broadcast and promotional agreement with News Corp’s Fox Sports Net (FSN) for the distribution of Seasons 9, 10, and 11 of the World Poker Tour television series on the FSN network.

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 has enlisted identity management specialist GB Group plc to manage its online ID verification processes.

Marking the company’s biggest partnership agreement to date, The Weather Lottery (TWL) has signed its sixth deal with a UK-based football club, becoming the online betting and lottery partner of current Scottish Premier League champions Glasgow Rangers FC.

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.