The UK Advertising Standards Authority has upheld a complaint against a television advertisement for online bingo operator Tombola.co.uk, which was considered likely to cause serious or widespread offence by presenting a negative racial stereotype.

As the company completes migration of all its European bingo sites to its improved bingo network, GTECH G2 has introduced an innovative social CRM platform which enables G2 and its clients to send targeted communications to existing players via widgets inside social networks, start pages, blogs and on the desktop.

GTECH G2 has updated the poker software on its International Poker Network (IPN), fully integrating the company's Gaming Management System (GMS) which provides its players with the convenience of one wallet across all gaming segments including poker, casino, sports and games.

With the company's mobile sportsbook offering now representing approximately 10% of overall sportsbook stakes for the business, Rank Interactive's Blue Square has launched a new mobile sportsbook web app through a partnership with mobile specialist mkodo, looking to benefit from the growing popularity of Apple's iPhone.

With plans to have a larger presence at major poker events during 2010 after being forced to cancel this year's Aruba Poker Classic earlier this week, UltimateBet has been confirmed as a major sponsor of the inaugural Four Aces Poker Pro Canada Classic next month in Montreal.

LastFan.com has launched a new remote pool betting service which allows football fans to compete head-to-head on a UK-facing online football prediction gaming site, with players predicting which team is going to win each week for a cash prize.

Cellectivity has announced the launch of a web-based version of its successful mobile sports betting service Bet2Go, allowing customers to compare prices and place bets online across a range of the UK's leading bookmakers including the likes of Ladbrokes, Sportingbet and Paddy Power.

Following the launch of its PMU.fr mobile betting site last November and its accompanying promotional and marketing campaign, French betting operator PMU has been awarded the 2010 best mobile site by Grand Prix Stratégies du Marketing Digital.

Gibraltar-based bookmaker Victor Chandler has signed a two-year extension to continue as the official sponsor of Football League Championship side Nottingham Forest FC, following a successful first season as the club's sponsor.

Virtue Fusion, the Alderney-based online bingo software provider recently acquired by Playtech Limited, has announced the launch of Deal or No Deal Classic, a new fixed-odds version of Endemol's hit TV game show where players are offered a €˜deal' by the banker at the end of each round, guaranteeing a cash prize.

Continuing to build on its position as a world-leader for CFD trading and financial spread betting, IG Markets has announced that its Smart Order Routing technology will now be extended to incorporate liquidity from BATS Europe, operator of an innovative European Multilateral Trading Facility (MTF).

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