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GOOD NEWS FOR SPORTECH PLC (Update)
2013-05-31

There was good news for UK retail and online gambling group Sportech plc Friday....an estimated GBP 80 million-worth of it.

The company announced that the First Tier Tax Tribunal (FTT) has refused to give HM Revenue and Customs permission to appeal a decision made earlier this year in favour of Sportech.

The issue centred on the payment of Valued Added Tax (VAT) which Sportech claimed back from the government (see previous InfoPowa reports) in a case where around GBP 80 million in refunds is due to the gambling group.

"HMRC have the option of applying to the Upper Tribunal for permission to appeal against the decision of the FTT and have until 1 July 2013 to make such an application," the Sportech notification advised.




2013 March Madness Bracket
2013-02-22

$100K MARCH MADNESS BRACKET CONTEST
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Here’s a breakdown of the prizes:
1st Place $75,000
2nd Place $12,500
3rd Place $7,500
4th Place $3,500
5th Place $1,500
6th to 1,005th $5 Free Bet

Visit Sportsbook.com on March 7 for an early buy-in and march 17 (after 11PM EST) to make your picks


ONLINE POKER TRAFFIC CONTINUES TO SLIDE (Update)
2013-02-19

The independent online poker monitoring website Pokerscout reports that poker traffic declined further last week, impacting almost all operators.
Traffic decreased by 4.4 percent, with decliners outnumbering gainers 9 to 1 among the top websites, and little change in the popularity rankings.
"Overall, the market is down 10 percent from this time last year, despite the relaunch of Full Tilt Poker and the opening of the Spanish market," Pokerscout reports.
Interestingly, among the few operators offering US poker action, Bodog/Bovada took over the top spot, with an 8 percent lead on closest rival, Revolution. The latter has seen its traffic grow by 46 percent since last year.