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January 1st marks the day that a new ‘point of consumption’ tax comes into effect in Victoria, New South Wales, Western Australia and the Australian Capital Territory. It will tax online gambling losses based on where the bet is placed and not where the bookmaker has a license. In other, words, from the point of the ‘consumption’ of the gambling service. The taxes are already in operation in Queensland and South Australia.


OpenBet has revealed that it has entered into an agreement to provide its flexible SiteBuilder tool to French operator Pari Mutuel Urbain (PMU) that will see the French operator giant gaining greater flexibility over its sportsbook front-end.


The Board of Directors of internet betting group Unibet has proposed that the company change their formal business name to the Kindred Group in an endeavor to clarify the group’s “synergy, clarity and flexibility” around the Group’s multi-brand strategy. The Board feels that the new name will complement the company’s full portfolio of products.


SBTech, a leading online sports betting software provider, is pleased to announce that it has secured a full Class 4 Remote Gaming License by the Maltese Gaming Authority.


Following a five month investigation, law enforcement officials in Turkey broke up a major online gambling ring operating out of Istanbul last week that resulted in 39 people being arrested.


Internet betting group Betclic Everest is pleased to announce that they have now obtained a proper betting license through the Belgian Gambling Commission and are getting ready to re-enter the Belgian online gaming market.


Wayne and Coleen Rooney recently announced that Coleen is due to give birth to their second child in May next year and Paddy Power, the Irish land and online betting group have opened the market on the name of the new baby.


Betsson, a leading Swedish company that offers a number of online gambling products, such as casino, poker, bingo, sports betting and scratch cards is pleased to announce that it has signed an agreement that will see it acquire Losimu Strategine Grupe, the holding company of TonyBet’s Lithuanian business.


International sports book and online casino operator NetBet has revealed that it has once again begun offering its services in the Republic of Ireland after a short period away from the Emerald Isle whilst it obtained the appropriate licensing in the jurisdiction.


United Kingdom’s largest bookmaker, William Hill, and its partner GVC Holdings made a second bid last week to acquire Sportingbet but the online sportsbook has once again rejected the offer.


Leading internet betting firm Betclic, is pleased to announce that following three years of being banned from providing services to gamblers in Belgium, it has now been successfully removed from the Belgian Gaming Commission’s gaming blacklist.


The UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) recently ordered that the Bet-at-Home gambling group’s website banner advertisement that appeared on charltonathletic.mad.co.uk may not appear in its current form due to a complaint about the contents thereof.