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A lot to catch up on after my recent time away, here are some of the stories making the news:

The Australian Federal Government has promised a review of online gambling and might finally do away with the ridiculous ban on in-play betting online. But then again, they might not... Note the incorrect linking of Serie A matches with match-fixing for betting by the Australian Crime Commission.

Full Tilt Poker's licence has been suspended with immediate effect by Alderney regulators. Was it their decision or did the Yanks have a word in their ear?

Betfair are searching for a new CEO and analysts admit it is a "potential opportunity for improvement".

Financial results for Betfair show profits up but revenue down.

Punters are rallying against Betfair's decision to heftily increase the Premium Charge. Check out the Facebook group here.

Poland has signed in their draconian gambling legislation banning all firms without a local licence. As a result, some firms, including Ladbrokes, have started blocking bets from that country.

Speaking of Ladbrokes, they've been sniffing around Sportingbet for a prospective acquisition, just days after some 'expert' analyst thought Betfair might be the right suitor for SB, who have recently purchased Centrebet.

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