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February 25th General news ... Bet On Sports at beton-sports.com

NETPLAY APPOINTS NEW COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR
2014-08-05

Interactive gaming firm NetPlay TV plc has announced the appointment of Bjarke Johannes Lund Larsen to the Board and role of Commercial Director.

Bjarke assumes his new role with immediate effect. He has been with NetPlay since 2007 and most currently served as chief operating officer of subsidiary NetPlayTV Group Ltd.

"Having been with the Group for seven years, Bjarke has a gained a strong understanding of both the industry, along with the commercial and strategic demands of the Group," commented Clive Jones, Chairman of NetPlay. "The appointment of Bjarke will further strengthen the Board and we look forward to working closely with him to continue driving growth for our shareholders."




NOW X.L. MEDIA EYES THE DANISH MARKET
2014-07-07

XLMedia, the Jersey-based online gambling Bicimotos firm specialising in digital marketing services, has expanded its growth strategy with the acquisition of an as yet unidentified large Scandinavian affiliate marketing company - and its player database - for a consideration of $2.3 million.
Speculation is that the acquisition is a Danish company, giving XL access to that burgeoning online gambling market.
Through some savvy partnerships XL has a growing presence in both the Nevada and New Jersey online gambling markets in the United States following its IPO on London's AIM market earlier this year (see previous InfoPowa reports).
Chief executive Ory Weihs says the company's aggressive expansion strategy will continue, with management seeking out further online gambling assets for acquisition as the group builds a high profile as a digital marketer in regulated markets.
This acquisition represents a complementary fit for our business, strengthening our reach in Scandinavia and providing entry into Denmark, a fully regulated territory, he said last week.
XLMedia was created through the merger IN 2008 of two Israeli companies: WebPals, founded by Yaron Nahari and Assaf Levy in 2007; and Traffic, founded by Ory Weihs. Former Ladbrokes CEO Chris Bell is the chairman.


CONVENIENCE STORE ASSOCIATION WIDENS ATTACK ON INTERNET WAGERING (Update)
2014-06-11

The National Association of Convenience Store Owners, which earlier this week wrote to its members urging them to support the Adelson-inspired Graham-Chaffetz legislative attempts to resurrect and strengthen the Wire Act (see previous InfoPowa reports) has widened its opposition by backing a full public affairs campaign to persuade lawmakers in the US Congress to adopt the measure.
The Association's vp for government relations, Lyle Beckwith, told the publication Politico Tuesday that his members are worried about lottery tickets being sold across state lines over the Internet.
As a member of the convenience store industry I'm most concerned with the impact that the Department of Justice decision has had on the sale of lottery products," Beckwith said.
"Lottery tickets should not be sold interstate on the Internet. Those sales risk letting kids buy them, letting people gamble in states that dont want gambling, and pulling money and sales out of some states into others.
"If Congress does not act to pass this [Graham-Chaffetz] legislation, states will open the floodgates to Internet gambling and it will become difficult or impossible to turn it back.


FIVE-WAY CHOP AND BIG BLINDS BRINGS AUSSIE MILLIONS CHALLENGE TO A SPEEDY END
2014-02-04

The $25,000 buy-in Aussie Millions Challenge event Downunder came to a fast if unspectacular end Monday as the five remaining professional players made a deal and then boosted the blinds to end the match quickly.
Max Altergott was the titular winner, having started the final table low on the chip stacks...and the five-way chop meant that he was actually the lowest paid of the last five players standing at $241,785.
The final table started out as Altergott, Dan Smith, Jason Mercier, Martin Jacobson, Scott Seiver, Dan Shak, Marvin Rettenmaier and Tobias Renkemeier - all respected names illustrating the quality of the opposition.
By the time the action had reached five-handed stage, Altergott, Dan Smith, Jason Mercier, Martin Jacobson and Scott Seiver decided to agree a five-way chop that left nothing on the table, but gave each around $240,000.
With no incentive for the ultimate winner, that left only the problem of finishing as fast as possible, a task accomplished by increasing the blinds every orbit up to an eventual 100,000/200,000/40,000, ending the game in just over 10 minutes.
Payments to the last five were:
Martin Jacobson $285,921
Dan Smith $278,414
Scott Seiver $265,538
Jason Mercier $263,342
Max Altergott $241,785
Other final tablers took home the following:
6th: Dan Shak - $100,000
7th: Marvin Rettenmaier - $70,000
8th: Tobias Renkemeier - $55,000