Online Casino Gambling Games News Archive 2000-2014
New Games from Microgaming, the Finer Reels of Life
Microgaming has a rich and a varied multi player slot gaming portfolio that is always expanding with the addition of new games.
The game has become an instant success and a players’ favorite and this is why Microgaming has decided to add it to the portfolio of multi-player games. Microgaming powers many casinos such as Jackpot City, Gaming Club and Lucky Nugget.
The game has five reels and offers players no paylines, since the game has a 243 ways to win format. The game will launch players into the extravagant lifestyle of the rich and the wealthy. The game also invites players to become one of the rich and the wealthy through the great payouts that the game pays through the 243 ways to win as well as the bonus features that the game offers.
The bonus features include the Wild Celebration bonus feature as well as a multi leveled bonus called the Finer Feature. This bonus round has 4 levels with many entries that can unlock the other levels. Each level of course comes with its own winning opportunities. The last level of the bonus round is called Champagne and Diamonds and it offers players a total of twenty-five free spins with the Rolling Reels feature.
James ford, a spokesman for the Multi-Player Gaming section of Microgaming stated that the multi-player game is going to be used in March as a part of a huge 100,000 Euros Network tournament that is going to be called the 100K March to Riches.
Garden State Atlantic City online casino keno and more
Have you heard the news? There is a brand new Garden State, Atlantic City online casino that will be opening up soon. It’s perfect for those that live near Keno, Atlantic City or the Garden State Parkway.
You heard me folks. This online casino site is going to change the way that we all view gambling. See many of us view a gaming site or gambling site as a physical entity. We view it as a place to go each day in order to play all of those fabulous games that we like to play. This is pretty much the way that New Jersey has viewed things. Other states have offered gaming sites in the past. Because of this, their customer base has soared through the roof. Doing things online has increased the traffic flow to other casinos and so many other states have taken advantage of this. In a matter of months their revenue has increased tenfold.
So now New Jersey is cashing in on the enterprise. They have taken the business they are already doing at their physical locations and they are expending. This new enterprise is going to be kicking off in matter of days. And for those that love to gamble, you are going to be in heaven.
So let’s take a closer look, shall we?
Do you enjoy playing blackjack? Do you like to stay up all hours of the night playing the game? Playing into your eyes give out and the drinks have stopped being poured. Well you can have the same experience by playing online. You can play into your eyes bleed. You can play into the wee hours of the morning, if you want. You even play until the drinks have run out in your apartment. It’s perfect. The only difference is that you won’t have to put out tons of money on gas.
Think about it for a second here. You won’t have to bust a gut trying to get off the New Jersey Parkway, in order to find the best parking spot. Once you get off the Parkway you won’t have to push and shove in order to find a parking spot. I mean it’s that simple.
You can stay at home in your comfy pajamas if you want. That’s right kids. You don’t even have to get dressed at all. The money that you don’t spend on gas can be put towards your potential earnings on the online site. Now doesn’t that sound good?
What about those who like to play the slot machines. There are all different types of slot machine games. There is 3-reel single games and 5-reel single games, plus a whole lot more. And they are all available to you at the touch of your computer keyboard.
These games are set up and designed the way they work at a regular gaming site. You can even ask questions. If you get stuck you won’t have to go very far. There are buttons that you can click on to ask advice at any point in the game. So say that you are looking for a tip on what to do during a game of virtual poker? Well just click on the button and a live person can help you out.
Oh yeah, did I forget to mention that. Yeah, the person that helps you out is a live human being. They have people employed on the site to help out those who are doing things online. They are just as knowledgeable as those guys at the Russian Roulette table, if not more so.
Plus you won’t have to get kicked out for staying too long. Have you ever noticed that some gambling sites will kicked you out if you overstay your welcome? Or if they notice that your gaming skills are a little too savvy? Have you ever noticed how they keep a watchful eye on you in certain respects? Well by going online you can avoid this.
You don’t have to feel as though the “eye is upon you when you are placing your bets. Plus you can relax a bit more. When you go to a physical site there is sometimes pressure placed on you when you are surrounded by other people. They are yelling at you to “place a bet” and “roll the dice, come on!” It’s a great deal of pressure.
By going no this New Jersey site you won’t have the undo pressure placed on you. You can gamble at your own pace. The same rules still apply, but you can gamble at your own pace.
Now that sounds good, doesn’t it!
So as soon as the site opens up, go online and check this site out. You’ll have to register of course, but you won’t be disappointed!
Another Online Slot Player Wins 3.2 Million Jackpot from Mega Fortune
Another Finnish player had a life-changing windfall amounting to 3,246,176 from Net Entertainment’s Mega Fortune. It is the second major hit this year at an Online Casino and the fifth largest progressive slot jackpot paid out by Net Entertainment. Actually, barely a year has passed since the Aland-based online casino paid out the record-breaking 17,861,813 Mega Fortune jackpot to one of its Finnish progressive slot players.
The latest winner is a 30-year old fellow from Western Finland who was initially unsure if his huge win was true and valid. His first reaction was to log out of his Online Casino account and then logged-in again, only to find the prize money carried in his account. He even called the help-desk just to make sure everything was for real, and sure enough, the online casino confirmed his winnings.
The latest Mega Fortune progressive jackpot winner seems to be heeding advice, since only his immediate family knows about the online gambling windfall. He intends to invest his money wisely, to which his immediate plans include fixing his home and nurturing his penchant for photography.
UK’s Bet365 Delivers New Online Casino Games via Odobo HTML5 Platform
Bet365, one of UK’s leading online wagering facilities, is partnering with Odobo Limited, a Gibraltar-licensed provider of turnkey solutions for Internet gaming operations. Their aim is to enhance the gaming experience of Bet365’s mobile casino customers, by delivering more of the latest play-anywhere betting games created with Odobo’s proprietary HTML5 technology “The Game Development Kit” and distributed through its platform.
Odobo is at the forefront of regulated online gambling industry as its HTML5 devoted marketplace provides online casino operators with a wide selection of interactive real money games, which they can easily add to their mobile casino offerings. After all, HTML5 is the only technology that allows the deployment of gaming contents to different types of mobile devices, without requiring customers to download and install an OS-compatible application.
Bet365’s recent integration of Odobo’s platform enabled the multi-channel Internet betting site to add two new games, namely “The Legend of Olympus” and “Baccpo”, to its portfolio of online casino game offerings. Since these games were built on the latest HTML5 technology, Bet365 customers can access the gaming contents using a PC, smartphone or tablet that runs either on Windows, iOS4 or higher, or Android4+.
Odobo’s commitment to provide fresh gaming content includes ensuring that all games developed and distributed globally to licensed gaming operators, have been pre-tested, as well as meets the regulatory requirements of the Gibraltar Gambling Commission. Moreover, all of Odobo’s game contents are available in different languages and currencies.
Four New Slot Games at Bet365 Casino
Bet365 Casino is one of the leading names in the industry; this is because it belongs to one of the biggest gambling groups, Bet365. It offers more than just casino games as it offers its players poker rooms and bingo rooms besides sports betting. The casino has kept its position on the list of top online casinos over the years since it was established by keeping its gaming content fresh with the addition of new gaming content almost every month. For November, Bet365 has four new games for its players. These games are Jolly Roger, Fortune Teller, 5X Magic and Irish Gold. These games will certainly meet the expectations of the players for an exciting and a rewarding gaming experience.
Play These Great Slot Games at Bet365 with a Bonus
The first game, 5x Magic is a 3-reeled slot machine with five paylines for the slot fans. Players will also be able to place up to 5 coins on each line. The game comes with plenty of winning combinations and with a wild symbol, which is the 5X symbol that can replace any other symbols. When that happens, players can earn 5x times the regular line payout.
The second game is Irish Gold, which is yet another three-reeled slot machine. This game invites players to go on a wild journey in search for the gold pot, which is the wild icon of the game. When this wild symbol participates in the creation of a winning combo, the regular payout is multiplied by 5x and if two wilds do that, the prize will be multiplied by 25x. If players are lucky and they get 3x wilds on a winning line, they will win the jackpot prize of the game. The game also offers players a scatter symbol, which can pay players generously when only two of them appear scattered on the reels.
The third slot machine is Fortune Teller. It is a bigger game as it has 5 spinning reels and 20 paylines that players can place up to 5 coins on. The Crystal Ball is the game’s wild symbol that can use its magical powers in order to substitute for any of the other symbols. As for the scatter symbol, it is the cat symbol while the tarot cards is the bonus symbol.
Lastly, the fourth game is another 5-reeled video slot machine, Jolly Roger. It invites players to go on a wild hunt in search for hidden pirate treasures and gold. It comes with fifteen lines that players can place their bets on and it allows players to place up to five coins on each line per spin. Like the other games, the game comes with a wild symbol, a scatter symbol and plenty of bonuses. The wild symbol is Jolly Roger while the scatter symbol is represented by the parrot. The game also has a bonus round, the Treasure Chest Bonus, which is activated when players get 3 Chest Bonus Symbols on an active payline.
Nevada Regulators Mull on Inclusion of Online Progressive Slots to Interstate Offerings
Last month, leading slot machine manufacturers, International Game Technology (IGT) and Bally Technologies submitted a joint petition to the Nevada Gaming Commission, requesting for regulatory amendments that would allow the inclusion of online progressive slots in interstate compacts.
This is in view of the fact that other jurisdictions may have a different set of rules for progressive slots gaming systems. Nevada’s laws, logistics and technological requirements for this type of online wagering system is important, since compacting states need to have a comparable basis for determining if Nevada’s “Multi-Jurisdictional Progressive Prize Systems” can interface with theirs.
The good news is that Nevada’s gaming regulators are taking positive steps toward IGT and Bally’s petition. Last September 11, the gaming control board held a workshop to hear brief public comments and receive written “statements, arguments or contentions” regarding the proposal put forward by the two Nevada-licensed slot machine companies.
In line with the petition to formulate regulatory amendments that cover the technical aspects of interstate progressive slots system in the Silver State, Nevada’s State Gaming Control Board (NGCB) Chairman AG Burnett, is also mulling on its potential, as an initial step for developing the state’s online poker across jurisdictions that allow Internet gambling. The NGCB Chairman views the proposal as a matter that will have regulators testing the waters.
Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval has had preliminary discussions with U.S. states open to the idea of having an interstate compact with Nevada. However, before the state governor can finalize talks for an agreement, the NGCB has yet to come up with regulations for Nevada’s interstate poker systems and operations.
$47 Million Laundered by Chinese Gambler in Las Vegas Casinos
Las Vegas Sands Corp. (LVS) entered into a non-prosecution agreement with the Los Angeles U.S. Attorney’s Office, in which two LVS-owned casinos have to turn over $47 million to the federal government. The amount represents money laundered by a suspected Chinese drug trafficker through his casino accounts.
The agreement came after The Venetian and The Palazzo Hotel Casinos rendered voluntary and full cooperation in disclosing their financial transactions with Zhenli Ye Gon. The U.S. federal authorities are currently preparing to extradite Gon to Mexico, where he has to face drug trafficking charges for illegally bringing in chemicals used for methamphetamine production.
The Venetian and the Palazzo Hotel Casinos violated anti-money laundering (AML) laws when they failed to notify authorities about the sums of money coming from various Mexican banks and financial exchange institutions, which Zhenli Ye Gon deposited in his casino accounts between 2005 and 2007.
One of the LVS casino personnel gave testimony that Gon preferred to transfer funds in small sums “because he did not want the government to know about these transfers.” Instead of alerting authorities over Gon’s small but numerous transactions as these meet the criteria of suspicious activities, the operators of the Venetian and Palazzo Casinos continued to accommodate the Chinese gambler’s fund transfers.
By year 2006 and 2007, Zhenli Ye Gon became Venetian and Palazzo Casino’s highest-paying VIP all-cash gambler, since he had more than enough money deposited in his account to fund his high-stakes gambling.
The full cooperation extended by LVS Corp’s casinos led to the federal government’s decision to proffer the non-prosecution agreement, instead of filing charges against the casino company.
Bust the Bank is Live at Jackpot City and Others
The most funny bank heist themed game has gone live at numerous Microgaming casinos, this game is one of the newest slot machines by Microgaming, and it is Bust the Bank. The game is a 5 reeled video slot machine that has a lot of bonus rounds and special features. For example, there is the Safe Bonus that is triggered when a safe appears on the 1st and the 5th reel. When this happens, the safe will open and coins will start to pour down from the safe giving players handsome rewards. Players can enjoy this game at Gaming Club, Jackpot City, The Lucky Nugget and other Microgaming casinos.
Bet365 Bingo Promotions this May
Bet365 Bingo is the place to play Bingo during the month of May. The online gambling operator is running a great selection of promotions and rewarding games during the month that can be quite lucrative for online bingo players. This includes the £30,000 Community Night that players can enjoy on the 12th of May. Players can also enjoy the 90 ball games until the 27th of May since it was very successful on the 6th of May.
William Hill Increases its Exposure in the US Racetrack Market
The online gambling and sports book giant, William Hill that is based in Britain has inked a new deal with the Monmouth Park racetrack that is located in NJ through its US subsidiary. This deal will result in expanding its exposure in the States. According to this new deal, William Hill is going to have the naming rights as a title sponsor for the big one-million dollar Haskell Invitation race accompanied by racetrack publicity and William Hill is also going to be the exclusive sports wagering provider for the track.
Party Poker WPT Canadian Spring Championship
The total field of 735 players during the Party Poker WPT Canadian Spring Championship was drastically reduced to 44 players only and Paul Klann Season XI player of the year is the one who is in the lead. The Canadian player dominated the L.A Poker Classic Last February and cashed in almost 1.8 million. After 3 flights in the opening day, Day 1, the players who succeeded to make it through to the next day know that only the top seventy-two players will finish in the money.
Ladbrokes Gains Approval for Gambling Shop
Finally, Ladbrokes, one of the biggest online gambling and land based gambling operators have gotten the approval to turn an empty Wisbech Horsefair shop into a Ladbrokes gambling shop. The gambling operator also gained the approval of the council in order to install a new satellite dish, an air conditioning unit and to make any needed changes to the rear side of the building and to put up 2 signs. The council stated that the new chance will have a good impact on the viability and the vitality of the location.
Last Day to Win 80 Free Spins on Pandora’s Box at Mr. Green Casino
Mr. Green, one of the leading names in online gambling, invites its new players to open the mysterious Pandora’s Box to see what lies inside of it which is guaranteed to blow their minds away. Mr. Green offers new players who make their first deposit at the casino the chance to claim the usual 100% match bonus plus eighty free spins on Pandora’s Box. This promotion started yesterday and it will end today. So if you are a new player, hurry up and claim this rewarding casino bonus.
Gambling Regulations Ban Google Glass at Caesars and Other Nevada Casinos
Caesars Palace has made it clear that they will prohibit customers from wearing the controversial Google Glass, while gambling or watching the shows inside their casinos. Google’s high tech eyewear fits perfectly the capabilities of a technological device, which gamblers cannot bring inside casino floors, since it can take pictures and record videos surreptitiously at the instance of the wearer’s voice commands.
Although Google is set to launch the powerful eyewear by 2014, many of the Las Vegas casinos have already expressed intent to ban its use in their establishment. Caesars Palace is the first to issue a statement about the ban by citing the State of Nevada’s gambling regulations. Casinos have to implement gaming regulations and security measures to ensure player protection, including rules that prevent crafty players from using computers and other forms of recording devices that will give them unfair advantage over other casino players.
Nevada casinos in general have to comply with specific technical requirements for gaming surveillance inside casinos, to ensure the safety and protection of customers and employees. Unlike the earlier generations of surveillance systems that made use of analog video cameras, VCR and videotapes, casino surveillance departments now use hard-drive supported digital video systems. The results therefore are much quicker and more efficient, as the digital system allows the security personnel to find a particular person immediately while inside the building.
In fact, Nevada’s county records show that there were casino gamblers jailed for using computers or cameras furtively, to keep track of cards dealt in blackjack games.
Three Year High for US Casino Revenues
The States report to the AGA’s annual State disclosed the casino industry’s gaming revenues rose 4.8 percent to $37.34bn for the last year. The highest level since the beginning of the recession started in 2008. There have been three years of consecutive growth for casinos. Frank Fahrenkopf, president and CEO of the AGA is reported to say that the three years of growth are positive signs for the gambling industry and it is clear that they have survived the recession. He goes on to say that there is a lot to be optimistic about when it comes to the commercial casino industry.
Benefits to the state in local communities come in the form of $8.6bn in contributions by gaming taxes along with 330,000 industry workers earning $13.2bn in benefits, wages and tips. A lot of the growth was seen by the sector resulted due to the amount of states that have been expanding their casino offerings. They have reported that 15 out of the 22 states that offered commercial casinos in 2011 have seen increasing gaming revenues in the last year.
States that built and opened new casinos are the ones that saw the most growth. Fahrenkopf has stated that gaming companies are strengthening while many other industries are still feeling the effects of the Great Recession. He goes on to say that they will continue to create jobs and tax revenues in this time of need for the economy. The casino industry is great contributor to the US economy.
William Hill Bingo May Prize Draw
William Hill Bingo invites players to play for a chance to win a trip to NYC, the big Apple. Players can do that by simply enjoying playing Bingo at William Hill Bingo. This Bingo draw is only available during the month of May. The package includes a trip for 2 plus £500 in spending money. Other prizes include iPads, Samsung Tablets and iPhone 5. In order to enter the draw, you will need to spend £10 in bingo, £100 on slots or £25 on scratch cards in order to be eligible. If you are looking for other online gambling games such as casino games or poker you will find them at William Hill as well.
Mr. Green’s Net Entertainment Previews its Newest Slot Machine “Fisticuffs”
Net Entertainment has just released a video that gave players a preview of its newest slot machine that is going to be released in June. This new game is called Fisticuffs and it is themed around the early days of the world of Boxing. This is why the symbols include boxing gloves, championship belts, the boxing ring and other symbols. This game will be released in June and it will go live at online gambling casinos that are powered by Net Ent such as Mr. Green Casino
UK Gambling Commission Survey
The Gambling Commission of the UK has released the final results of its gambling participation survey that was undertakes by ICM Research. This survey was conducted on a sample of four-thousand respondents. This survey showed that 58% of the participants took part in at least one kind of gambling or online gambling in the last 4 weeks. This is a 1% increase from the last survey that covered last year till December of 2012.
MGM Joins the Toronto Casino Battle
Toronto has been the battle ground between Canadian casino operators and their grassroots rivals. The latest rival is MGM who joined the battle and is trying to sway the opinion of the public in the favor of its proposed casino. MGM has teamed with Cadillac Fairview, a local developer and it promises billions of dollars in investments and promised that its casino will bring from 7,000 to 9,000 new job opportunities as well as a boost in the tourism revenues.
Stay tuned to Best Casinos for more news from the online gambling and land based market of Canada.
Stephen Jones to Ban Gambling Ads in Australia
Stephen Jones the Australian Government MP has drafted a legislation bill that is going to ban all kinds of online gambling promotions and odds on sports during matches and events with the exception of greyhounds racing and horse racing. The MP is intending to gather support for his bill from his Labor colleagues. This bill will not only ban ads but it will prevent commentators from mentioning or discussing the odds during the game.
Golden Riviera 25,000 Euros Tournament
Golden Riviera Casino is one of the world-class online gambling casinos. It is known for its style and excellence and for its promotions as well. The latest tournament kind of promotion that the casino is holding is starting in 3 days, on the 10th of May and it will last for 10 days until the 20th of May. The tournament has a guaranteed prize pool that is equal 25,000 Euros that will be shared among the top players. There is also 50,000 Voyage Miles for grabs.
Celtic Casino’s “WARRIOR WEDNESDAY” Starts on the 30th of May
Celtic Casino will start a brand new promotional offer on the 30th of May. This offer is going to be available for the taking from the 30th of May, which is a Wednesday and every Wednesday after that. This promotion gives players the chance to earn a re-deposit bonus of 25% every time they make a deposit on that day. Players can claim up to 100 free credits through this bonus. Players will also get double points in the live roulette tournament that the casino is running. So do not miss on the chance and start enjoying online gambling at Celtic Casino.
Interesting Online Gambling Case in the Australian Courts
According to reports, the Australian Province of Victoria is setting for a very intense legal confrontation between a local Australian punter and Sportsbet (Paddy Power’s Subsidiary). The Australian gambler has stated that his chances of winning were unilaterally decreased by the online gambling operator. He claims that he has claimed winnings over several years that amounted up to 22,500 Australian dollars. That seems to have prompted the company to decrease his gambling choices which stopped him and constrained his chances of winning more, therefore he is pressing charges.
Mega Moolah Jackpot Is over the 3 Million Euros Mark
The Mega Moolah is a Microgaming powered progressive video slot machine. In fact, it is one of the most popular and commonly played progressive slots on the internet. It has made tens of online gambling millionaires in the past and it is going to make yet another millionaire. This is because the progressive jackpot of the game has just passed its 3 million Euros mark. In order to get a chance to hit that amazing jackpot, you can start gambling on the game at Jackpot city, The Lucky Nugget and Gaming Club among other Microgaming casinos.
Party Casino’s Daily Deal Promotion Ends Tomorrow
The Daily Deal Promotion that started on the 29th of April at Party Casino is coming to an end with only one day left as it will end tomorrow, on the 6th of May at 23:59 ET. So, if you have not opted in and seized the chance to earn prizes, you have one day left, so opt in and hurry up. The promotion is quite simple, you opt in and earn points by playing on any of the selected games by the online gambling casino and you will be rewarded according to the number of points.
Prize Pursuit Promotion at Party Casino
Party Casino, one of the top online gambling casinos, is known for its great selection of promotions and bonuses that it holds throughout the month. The latest promotion offered by the casino will start on the 14th of May and it will end on the 24th of the same month. This promotion is entitled the Prize Pursuit. It is a leaderboard kind of promotion where players will opt in and start earning points by playing on the selected games that are specified by the casino so they can earn a high place on top of the board. The total prize pool for this promotion is equal 100,000 dollars.
Bet on the UEFA Champions League Final at William Hill
The final match in the UEFA Champions League of 2012 has been finally decided. For the very first time in the history of the competition, the two finalists are from the Bundesliga of Germany. The two teams succeeded in beating their Spanish rivals for a spot in the final match, they beat Real Madrid and Barcelona. The two teams are Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich. It will be a heated match. Players can find the best online gambling odds on the match at William Hill, as it is one of the top and leading sports book in all of Europe.
Mobile Gambling Awards by Microgaming During the mGaming Summit
Microgaming and Gaming Business has given out 7 excellence awards for mobile gambling operators on the 24th of April. Microgaming is one of the leading names in the online gambling industry that powers casinos like Jackpot City and Gaming Club. This event took place in London during the mGaming Summit. This shows the importance of mobile gambling as it is expected to grow from thirteen billion dollars a year in 2012 to one-hundred billion dollars by the year 2017. This is why numerous gambling operators are channeling their focus to this market such as William Hill and Bet365 among others.
The DCMS of the UK Approves Point of Consumption Tax Proposal
The DCMS Select Committee of the United Kingdom has officially approved the new tax regulation (point of consumption) for the gambling market of the UK. The proposal is going to go to the next step of the process so it can be passed into law. If the bill is accepted and passed into law, it will have a tremendous effect on online gambling operators, especially for those who operate from off shore location as they will have to pay taxes as well as apply for a secondary license to operate in the UK.
William Hill VS. Betfair Horseracing Levy Saga Ends
The saga between two of the top online gambling and sports book operators in the UK, William Hill and Betfair has finally ended. This came with an announcement by Betfair that state that it successfully defended its position regarding the treatment of the Horserace Levy Board towards its customers against the Judicial Review that was filed by William Hill. William Hill also announced that it will not appeal the decision of the high court that ruled in the favor of Betfair.
Gaming Club’s Microgaming Opens New Bingo Website
Microgaming, the online casino software developer that powers top and leading online casinos in the online gambling industry such as Gaming Club and Jackpot City has made an announcement. This announcement stated that the company has launched a second Bingo website that runs on the bingo Network of Microgaming. This new bingo website is entitled Glossy Bingo. It offers players a supermarket magazine environment and theme. It is also connected to the Progressive Jackpot Network of Microgaming.
Ladbrokes Opens New Digital Division
Ladbrokes has taken its focus on accelerating its digital businesses growth one step ahead. The UK based land based and online gambling operator has announced that it will launch a new digital division in Israel. Ladbrokes has also stated that the Chief Operating Officer of the online gambling operations of William Hill is going to lead the Tel Aviv based digital division for Ladbrokes in Israel.
UK Gambling Commission and National Lottery Commission Delayed
The government of the United Kingdom has decided to postpone the expected merger between the UK gambling commission and the National Lottery Commission. Some politicians from the UK believe that the attributes of the two commissions are very incompatible with each other. This is why the UK Culture, Media and Sport Committee decided to delay such merger to give the opponents of such merger the chance to voice their opinions. Such merger will have a tremendous effect on online gambling and land based gambling scene in the UK.
Mr. Green’s Net Entertainment Powers New Casino
Net Entertainment, the software developer that powers top-tiered online casinos has announced that it has started providing a new casino with games. On top of the list of online casinos that Net Ent powers comes Mr. Green casino. The casino that Net Ent will power also gets games from another online gambling software developer that powers Mr. Green, IGT (International Game Technology). This new casino is Casino BGO. The casino will offer more than 300 games that are provided to it by Net Ent.
50% Weekly Deposit Bonus at Ladbrokes
Ladbrokes is offering players an unbelievable promotion. From now, players will be able to claim a fifty percent match bonus every single Wednesday on their deposits until the 26th of June. Players can claim up to 100 credits from now until the promotion period ends. So hurry up and opt in so you can enjoy online gambling while multiplying your bankroll at Ladbrokes online casino.
280 Free Spins Up for Grabs at Ladbrokes Casino
Yes, you have read it right, there is a total of 280 free spins available for players who enjoy online gambling at Ladbrokes casino from now until the 30th of June. The casino is offering a number of free spins on 3 of its best games every weekend. The first game is Gold Factory, every Friday, players will get 10 spins for every 10 credits deposits. The second game is Tomb Raider 2, each Saturday, players will get 10 spins for every 10 credits. The last game, Sunday’s game, is Thunderstruck and the same deal applies. This will total to 280 free spins until the 30th of June.
Do not Miss Pokerfest III at Party Poker
Poker fans that enjoy online gambling at Party Casino will be able to enjoy the latest tournament promotion at Party Poker. This promotion is entitled Pokerfest III. It started on the 21st of April and it will end on the 5th of May, so if you have not opted in, you better hurry. Players will find four tournaments that are held every single day with buy-ins that start at $0.50 only. Players can enjoy Party Casino as well as Party Poker using the same account.
Get your WSOP Package at Party Poker
The WSOP 2013 promotion has started on the 25th of February and it will last until the 16th of June at Party Poker. This promotion will help players earn a seat at the biggest poker tournament in the world, The World Series of Poker. So do not miss the chance to experience the WSOP and everything else that Las Vegas has to offer. Start playing in order to win one of the $14,000 Main Event packages or the $5,500 Experience packages. Party Poker belongs to the online gambling group that runs Party Casino, Party Gaming.
Mr. Green – £250 Bonus and 100 Free Spins available!
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Promotion valid today and tomorrow
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- Log in to your account or register!
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Ladbrokes Casino TV Special Offers End on 7th of May
Ladbrokes, one of the leading names in online gambling in the UK and the world has started advertising a new set of offers exclusively on Casino TV. These special offers include a no deposit bonus of £5 that can be claimed by new or existing players. New players can also claim a 100% match bonus as a welcome, they can claim up to £500. Ladbrokes Casino TV Special Offers End on 7th of May, so make sure to opt in before is too late.
Ladbrokes Blames Horse Racing for Poor Performance
Ladbrokes is the second largest online gambling operator and bookmaker after William Hill. The shocking poor performance and profit report of the company during the 1st quarter was issued recently. Ladbrokes has blamed the poor performance on online gambling and horseracing. It has stated that it has paid a great number of favorite bets. As a result of this performance, the shares of the company slipped by eight percent. Although the company has fallen back behind its UK rival, William Hill, the latest upgrades and changes to the website are promising.
Hall of Gods 6.7 Million Euros Jackpot Win
A lucky Norwegian player has hit the progressive jackpot of one of the most popular Net Ent progressive slots, Hall of Gods. This amazing win only cost the 60 years old lucky player a wager of 2 Euros but this wager turned the man from a recreational player into an instant multi-millionaire. If you want to be the next winner, you can enjoy this game at Mr. Green casino, as it is one of the most accredited Net Ent powered casinos in the online gambling world.
William Hill reenters FTSE 100
William Hill has managed to make it to the FTSE 100 once again as one of the companies that have the biggest shares by market capitalization on the Stock Exchange of London. William Hill is going to replace Xstrata on the 1st of May of his year. William Hill was kicked out of the FTSE 100 to the FTSE 250 eight years ago in 2005 after the purchase of more than 600 wagering shops for 504 million pounds from Stanley Leisure. William Hill is now one of the biggest land based and online gambling operators in the UK and the world.
InterCasino gives you the Edge to Win Millions
Two of the biggest and most popular online gambling progressive slot machines at InterCasino have passed the 2 million mark. In to celebrate that, InterCasino gives players the edge by offering them free spins on the two games. These games are Captain Nemo and the Millionaire’s Club III. Players who want to opt in will have to place 25 pounds in wagers on any of the two slots from Mondays to Thursday and they will earn 25 free spins on Friday. They can also place 25 pounds from Fridays to Sundays to earn 25 spins on Monday. The promotion will keep running until the jackpot is hit.
Enjoy the “Daily Deal” for a Week at Party Casino
The Daily Deal is a promoting that just went live today, the 29th of April at Party Casino and it will last for a week as it will end on the 6th of May. During that time, every single day, players will get a guaranteed prize if they play at selected games. They will simply place wagers on the selected games to earn points and they will claim prizes through these points. So hurry up and opt in so you can start earning prizes while enjoying an amazing online gambling experience at the casino.
William Hill new TV Campaign Bonus
Online gambling enthusiasts from the United Kingdom & Northern Ireland will be able to cease the new offer by William Hill that will help them boost their balance. This offer was promoted through a new Television based campaign. Players who sign up at the casino will be able to claim £20 in bonus while players who are signing up for the live casino will be able to get £20 in bonus.
Mr. Green’s BetSoft Signs Deal with Panda Media
Online gambling software developer, BetSoft Gaming that powers numerous online casinos such as Mr. Green casino has signed a new distribution gaming deal with Panda Media. This deal will witness BetSoft’s library of games being offered on Emu Casino and videoslots.com. This deal also includes the new ToGo mobile slots product that will be available in the upcoming future. UK players who like to check the gaming content that BetSoft offers, they can do that at Mr. Green Casino.
May 50% Reload at Ladbrokes Casino
Ladbrokes, one of the best UK online gambling operators is giving players the chance to reload this May. All what players have to do is opt in before the 1st of May then make a deposit or a money transfer of a minimum of £20 and a maximum of £200. This deposit has to be made during the period of the bonus, which begins on the 3rd of May and ends on the 6th of May. Players who do that will earn a 50% match bonus that can amount up to £100.
Canadian Hits Progressive Jackpot at Party Casino
A lucky Canadian player has hit a progressive jackpot at Party Casino. The 46 years old player, who is a poker player decided to try his luck at a Party Casino slot machine that was entitled Melon Madness. He was right to make that call, as he was able to hit a progressive jackpot that paid him a little over 7.5 million dollars. Now he is a millionaire and he said that online gambling at Party Casino has changed his life and the live of his family forever.
Bridezilla- A New Flash Microgaming Game at Gaming Club This May
Microgaming has decided to approach a new theme with the approaching of the wedding season through its newest games, Bridezilla that is set to be released next month in May. This new video slot has 5 spinning reels and 243 ways to win. It invites players to enjoy a great wedding party and celebrate holy matrimony while enjoying a visually entertaining slot machine with great rewards. The symbols that appear on the reels include wedding cakes, bouquets and churches among other wedding themed symbols. This game will only be available through the Flash platform of casinos like Gaming Club, Jackpot City, River Belle, Lucky Nugget and others.
Mystic Dreams – Microgaming May Releases
Mystic Dreams is the newest five reeled video slot machine that will be added to a long list of Microgaming casinos next May. It will be available on the Flash and Quickfire platforms of Gaming Club Casino, Jackpot City casino and others. This new game has a Native American theme that features wolves, dream catchers and chiefs. The game also has a free spins round that is triggered when players get 3 or more of the scatter symbol, the totem pole symbol.
InterCasino’s Improved Live Casino Product
InterCasino has launched a new & an improved Live Casino product. This live casino section has live baccarat, blackjack and roulette. This improved product allows each player to choose the way they want to play and the dealer. Players will be allowed to choose the table they want to play at, just like land based casinos. Players can choose from more than a dozen dealers who will deal the cards for them as they interact and chat with them during the game play. This makes for one heck of an online gambling experience.
Bust the Bank – New Jackpot City Game by Microgaming This May
Microgaming has announced a series of games that will be added to its content this May. This series contains 5 new games. It will be available at Microgaming powered casinos including Jackpot City Casino. One of these games is Bust the Bank which is a 5 reeled video slot that offers players 243 ways to win. It offers players an adrenaline-filled online gambling experience as they accompany two bank robbers Bob and Larry during their missions.
Mr. Green’s Net ENT Powers New Casino
Net Entertainment, one of the biggest software developers of the industry that powers top leading online casinos including Mr. Green Casino has added one more online casino to its list of powered casinos. This new casino is Go Online Casino. Net Entertainment is going to provide the casino with a total of 300 online gambling casino games that will be added to its gaming library. These 300 games are of varied nature that covers different gambling genres.
Bet365 Race Reel Promotion Tomorrow!!
Bet365 casino is the place to be this upcoming Saturday. This is because there is a slot tournament kind of promotion taking place. This tournament is called Reel Race. Players will compete against each other by placing wagers and earning points while playing at bet365 slot machines so they can secure a high position at the leader board in order to win a share of the 10,000 dollars. The top prize is equal 1,000 dollars. So enjoy online gambling and win rewards at bet365, this Saturday.
Canada’s Sports Wagering Bill to Be Dropped by the Senate
It seems that the most recent land based sports wagering bill in Canada might not pass. This is expected after the Senate of the country has prepared to drop the bill from its schedule. Despite the fact that most countries are facing troubles legalizing online gambling and sports betting, Canada is facing trouble legalizing land based sports wagering. This bill was proposed by Joe Comartin the Canadian Representative but it seems that it will not be adopted by the country’s senate.
Ladbrokes Offering Odds on JLS Reunion
Ladbrokes among other online betting operators are offering odds concerning JLS and their reunion within 5 years. This came right after the boys stated that they broke up the boy band on the morning of the 24th of April. Bookies are already offering odds that they will reunite in the upcoming 5 years. The bookies are also offering odds on which boy will be the most successful solo singer.
UK to Implement New Online Gambling Bill
The mandatory standstill period that was implemented by the EC (European commission) regarding the new online gambling bill that was proposed by the government of the United Kingdom has expired and the EC did not voice any kind of objections. This could mean that the United Kingdom will be able to proceed and implement its new online gambling bill. This new bill is going to force offshore gambling operators to pay extra taxes in order to be able to offer gambling services to residents of the UK.
Microgaming Launches Three New Games
Microgaming has stated that it will launch three new games through is Quickfire gaming platform on the 28th of April. These three new games are Journey of the Sun, Royal Roller and Disco Night. All of these games will be available to players at the casinos that run on the Quickfire platform such as Gaming Club and Jackpot City among other Microgaming powered online gambling casinos.
William Hill CEO Responds to Australian Allegations
The CEO of William Hill Ralph Topping has responded to the allegations that were raised by numerous politicians in Australia as they try to ban in play sports betting. They claimed that the legalization of in play sports betting would encourage fraudulent activities such as match fixing. He stated that these claims are unfounded and said that in the UK, this kind of gambling has been legalized for a long time and no match fixing problems occurred.
William Hill Q1 Financial Reports
William Hill has published its interim financial report for the first quarter of 2013 and this report showed that William Hill is still the stronger and most powerful land based & online gambling operator in all of Europe. It showed an increase in the overall revenue that is equal 15%. Also, the operating profit of the venture increased with eight percent when compared to the same period of 2012.
Bwin to block its Online Gambling Services in 18 Countries
Bwin.Party’s plan to abandon all of the legally grey online gambling markets seems to be implemented which was announced in the company’s last financial report. This is because this Saturday, marketing affiliates have received an email from Bwin telling them that any new sign-ups from these countries will be blocked, starting from the 30th of April. These countries include Argentina, Latvia, Cyprus, Poland, Belarus, Armenia, Greece, Slovenia, Ukraine, Lithuania, Romania and Macedonia.
Grimes Trip to Las Vegas
Councilor Mark Grimes who just went on a trip to Las Vegas that was funded by taxpayer money has stated that the trip that he went on this last July wasn’t intended for meeting MGM & Creasers’ casino operators.
He denied these allegations, as this is what the travel records suggested. This trip lasted for 5 days and it was included in a report on council expenses that is going be sent to the executive committee of Mayor Rob Ford during the upcoming week.
This report stated that Mark Grimes has gone to Las Vegas in order to meet delegations from Caesars and MGM as they both showed their interest towards building a land based casino in Toronto.
Councilor Mark Grimes who is the Exhibition Place board’ chair, responded to this by saying that he did not go there to meet these gentlemen but he went there in order to check the Fremont Street Experience in order to be able to see if the pedestrian mall can be a good idea for Toronto.
He added that this was supposed to be listed as the trip’s purpose but it was an error by his secretary that listed it otherwise. On the other hand, he did say that a representative from Caesars worked on his introduction to Las Vegas officials and he also received a tour for ninety minutes in the Bellagio casino, which belongs to MGM.
The report that is going to go before the executive committee shows that the expenses of Councilor Grimes are less than other fellow councilors in numerous areas.
New Playtech Game Called Cash Blox
Players who enjoy gambling on any of the internet casinos that are powered by Playtech will be glad to know that as always, Playtech has released a new game that is added to its great selection of casino games. This new game is not an ordinary game as it has a retro arcade style to it, which brings players a very delightful retro experience. This game is called Cash Blox.
This new game is pretty similar to one of the beloved retro Nintendo games that we all enjoyed as children, Tetris. In this game, players will be trying to create complete lines of different blocks of different shapes in order to get rewarded. Unlike the original Game Boy game, players do not interfere in the game and it does not require any skill. In this game, all what players will do is set their desired amount they want to stake and they will start the game, the blocks will start to fall randomly and players will be paid if they get complete lines.
Players will earn payouts depending on the full lines of blocks they get. There are prizes for triple lines, double lines and a single line. The game also has a very rewarding payout for the rare quadruple lines. In this game, players can earn up to £500,000, which makes Cash Blox one of the most generous arcade casino games that are available on the market. Players who want a piece of that game will be able to do that at William Hill, Winner Casino and Bet365 Casino among others.
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Florida to Ban Internet Sweepstakes Cafes Touted as Mini-Casino Gambling Venues
Florida Senate voted 36-4 in favor of House Bill 155, which Florida House clarified and updated last month, in line with the House’s proposal to ban Internet sweepstakes cafes in the “Sunshine State”. For years, Florida law enforcers warned lawmakers about the Internet cafes flourishing in Florida’s midst, and of their illegal operations as mini-casino gambling venues where patrons gambled away money in unregulated slot machines.
Although the Florida House passed House Bill 155 last year, the House saw it fit to update the bill last month. This was after a multi-agency team of lawmakers closed in on the illegal gambling operations of Internet cafes run by Allied Veterans of the World. The update defines slot machines as games of chance that are illegal whether offered as gaming features in Internet cafes and adult arcades, including the “maquinitas’ in Miami joints. The updated definition further includes, even those slot machines that purport to require some element of skill and those linked to Internet gaming operations.
Last month’s clarifications to House Bill 155, specifically stated prohibitions imposed against charity organizations and operators of for-profit sweepstakes. Said organizations are prohibited from establishing and operating unending gambling offers that make use of casino games whether looked upon as games of skill or not. As for adult arcades, clarifications include prohibitions that disallow its operators from doling out gift cards, or giving out rewards for point-accumulations and that arcade cash prices should not exceed seventy-five cents per game.
Operators of Internet sweepstakes cafes and slot machines in the region have only a few days left, because Florida’s Governor Rick Scott aims to sign the bill on Tuesday and will take effect immediately upon signing.
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Mr. Green’s Easter Eggstravaganza
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Online Casino News: Nevada and New Jersey Open to International Interactive Gaming Compacts
At first, most of the avid online gambling enthusiasts in the U.S. thought that the selection of online casino games would be limited; choices will depend on the developers and operators allowed to operate in their respective U.S. gambling state. Interstate agreements will not make much difference either, since they expect to see the same casino operators and developers operating in all three states of Nevada, New Jersey and Delaware.
However, first impressions did not last long in the States of New Jersey and Nevada. The latest online casino news that these U.S. states will allow international online interactive gaming compacts, changed their outlook altogether.
The bill that legalizes online gambling in the State of New Jersey already includes the option of entering into agreements or compacts with foreign countries.
Thus, the increasing numbers of New Jersians who favor the legalization of online gambling are more convinced than ever that the new industry will bring in more state revenues. Land-based New Jersey casinos will have an edge over their competitors in neighboring Pennsylvania, by offering online gambling facilities to visiting casino gamers. The latter can have access to international casino gambling sites via the Internet, even in the comfort of their hotel rooms.
In Nevada, online poker players and aspiring entrants to poker tourneys are elated over the prospect of having more choices for poker tournaments and poker game variations.
In fact, the latest trend in Europe’s online poker is one in which the Internet-based poker player is hooked-up to a live casino room. Although Nevada lawmakers failed to include “international compacts” in the 2011 bill that legalizes online poker, land-based casino operators themselves are pushing for its inclusion in the state’s online gambling legalization law.
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Poker Stars Opening Land-Based Casino Card Rooms
Poker Stars Opening Land-Based Casino Card Rooms Globally, to Combine On-Site and Online Poker
Web-based poker gaming-giant Poker Stars opened its 24-hour branded card room in London’s Hippodrome Casino this month, and will soon be opening more land-based settings for online poker in other parts of the world. The slate of venues includes Atlantic City in New Jersey, if Poker Stars’ parent company The Rationale Group, succeeds in securing approval of its license to operate. Yet, uncertainty still hovers over Rational Group’s bid to buy Atlantic City Casino Hotel, as the American Gaming Association is currently in an all-out campaign to bar Poker Stars from joining NJ’s recently legalized online gambling activities.
Only last month, the world’s leading online poker company opened its live poker room at the City of Dreams Casino in Macau. Another on-site card room scheduled to open this month is Casino Gran Madrid in Spain, where Poker Stars enjoys a 70 percent market share in the country’s regulated web-based poker industry. The Madrid casino room, however, is still awaiting the completion of renovations, particularly with the lighting and seating arrangements. The aim is to give all types of players the most amazing experience by providing the best audio-visual support needed by both online and on-site poker players.
Poker Stars’ brand of Internet-based poker is to give online players the most realistic playing experience as possible, by connecting them to actual players in a virtual gaming table. Opening authentic card rooms in first-class casino venues all over the world will elevate poker-playing experience to greater heights by giving the sight and feel of real casino gambling, albeit online.
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Microgaming New Slot Games
Microgaming, the leading software developer for online casinos which is based in the Isle of Man has added yet another game to its multiplayer gaming library. This game is Avalon. This game has become available for customers through the flash and the download versions of Microgaming.
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This game was a great success, especially among the female players when it was released in 2012. Immortal Romance is also a 5-reeled video slot machine but it does not offer paylines as it offers players 243 ways to win. The tournament version of this game is only available to online players through the download version. Immortal Silence is expected to be a part of numerous multi-player tournaments in the Microgaming network. The first tournament is the Monthly Monster tournament which will begin on the 25th of February. This tournament will have a prize pool of thirty-thousand dollars.
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Marvel Games from Playtech Now Playing at William Hill
Playtech always surprises the online gambling world with its innovative and unique offerings. No one could have thought that anything innovative can be done with a game of Roulette. Playtech took that as a challenge and it provided the online gambling industry with a unique Roulette variant that it incorporated with one of its potent brands, the Marvel superheroes. This is why the game is entitled Marvel Roulette.
The roulette wheel of this game has number slots that start with one and ends with thirty-six. It also has an extra slot which is the Marvel Bonus position. Players will find all of the different bets that they can find a standard roulette table and it also offers the same payouts.
The first difference between this game and the normal roulette game is a bonus called the Marvel Bonus. Players can trigger this bonus when they place a wager that the ball will rest on the Marvel Bonus position. This bonus comes in the form of a slot machine that has three reels and it uses the same wager that the player has wagered on the Marvel Bonus Position. If players get three similar symbols, they will be able to claim a reward. The symbols that appear on the reels include 8 superheroes from the Marvel comics. The second feature is the Marvel Jackpot. This jackpot is a multi-tiered progressive jackpot that works like other progressive Marvel slots by Playtech. The biggest jackpot that players can earn is equal $100,000.
Players who are looking forward to enjoy this new game can do so at any Playtech powered casinos such as William Hill Casino. Online casinos for US have some other games available. 3D slots for instance are available at both UK and US casinos from different software providers.
William Hill Leaves Norway
William Hill Online, the UK based gambling operator that offers its services around the world has decided that it will exit the market of Norway. This has been confirmed after the operator announced that it is going to withdraw and cease all gambling operations and betting services for the residents of Norway.
William Hill has suspended all of the Norwegian accounts on the 29th of January and it has explained this issue to its users by saying that the decision was due to legal and regulatory problems that was beyond its control. The announcement also stated that the Norwegian players will not be able to access their sportsbook and gaming rooms. Of course, William Hill, being the honest operator it is, will allow Norwegian players to use their accounts in order to withdraw any funds that they may have. Users will be able to do that by clicking on My Account then clicking on Withdraw in order to make a withdrawal request from their existing balance.
The question here, will William Hill ever return to the online gambling market of Norway? It is quite possible. This is because the world of online gambling is an ever-changing one and nothing stays the same. Also, William Hill has stated that it is going to apply for a gambling license from the Norwegian authorities that will allow it operate legally in the country. So until that happens, Norwegian players can enjoy other legal gambling operators until William Hill acquires the needed licenses.
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Sweden Pushes for more Online Gambling Taxes
The Tax Agency of Sweden has decided that it is going to implement extra taxes on the online gaming developer Net Ent (Net Entertainment). This pushed the Swedish based software developer to launch an appeal against such ruling and decision. The appeal claims that there is no foundation for the decision of the Tax Agency.
This decision came after the agency carried out a tax audit on the company’s records for the fiscal years between 2007 and 2010. Resulting from that, the agency decided to implement extra taxes that amounted up to SEK 92.1 million. This amount was first announced to be SEK 88.1 million but it was raised to 92.1 million. This difference was a result of an audit memorandum error.
Net Ent is going to dispute the assessment that was carried out by the Tax Agency of Sweden as well as the numbers announced by the agency regarding the tax adjustments on income and the surcharges. Net Ent has stated that it has been following all of the taxing laws during its operations. The experts that Net Ent has consulted also agree and vouch Net Ent’s respect to the taxation laws.
Net Ent’s product strategy, market and sales alongside the hosting and the client support exist in Malta. It is licensed to operate there by the Maltese authorities. As for the development facilities, they are located in Sweden.
Net Entertainment powers numerous online casinos and provides them with software and gaming content. Players can find Net Ent content at Mr. Green Casino among other casinos.
Online Casino News December 26, 2012
Everyone knows that the acquisition of SportingBet by William Hill and GVC Holding is nearly completed. This might not be the case as Playtech, the software developer has started to make claims that can ruin the acquisition deal for William Hill. These claims were made clear through a statement that was issued by the software developer that said that Playtech will continue to conduct remote gambling operations through the joint online venture, William Hill Online, also known as WHO.
Playtech also added that the company welcomes any offers by William Hill to buyout Playtech’s share in the venture since Playtech owns 29% of the venture. It then added that as long there are no offers by William Hill, Playtech will continue its remote gambling operations through William Hill Online. The CEO of Playtech, Mor Weizer added that if the deal between SportingBet and William Hill goes forward, then William Hill is obligated to sell the remote gambling operations of Sportingbet to WHO during the first 6 months following the takeover. When this happens, Playtech will have to make a decision concerning William Hill Online’s position towards this purchase due to the 29% that Playtech owns. It also added that Playtech believes that such takeover will not add value to the joint venture. This is because this takeover would add a lot of sales synergies and costs. This is why this statement might affect the takeover of SportingBet negatively. No official statement was issued by William Hill to respond to Playtech’s allegations, so the position of the gambling operator is still not clear.
William Hill, the UK based gambling operator is known for its innovative solutions and features in casino games and sports wagering. William Hill is always the leader in the industry that offers new solutions that spreads like wildfire throughout the industry. The latest innovative feature to become available for sports gamblers is called Cash in My Bet.
Sports gamblers usually find themselves in a very awkward situation. They place their wagers on the soccer matches and suddenly, out of nowhere, all of their dreams are shattered as a result of a goal in the injury time. This brilliant feature, the Cash in My Bet feature provides William Hill sports gamblers with a safety net as it allows gamblers to cash out a value of their placed bet as soon as they have placed it. This is applicable on accumulator and single wagers. This feature is already available for football wagers. Tennis alongside other sports will be added next year.
For example, punters who place a bet of five pounds on West Ham, Mann City and Liverpool and the first two teams win as expected. Punters might have doubts and feel hesitation concerning Liverpool’s ability to grab the three points. Instead of having to wait until the third game is over to cash out the winnings, punters will be able to cash in their bet. This impressive feature can be found under the Open Bets tab. Players will then see if the Cash In feature is available, if it is then they will be able to cash in their bets by clicking on it.
IGT (International Game Technology) has entered an agreement with one of the most prestigious online gambling casinos in the United Kingdom, Ladbrokes. This makes Ladbrokes the most recent client to join IGT’s list of clients. This deal was made through the interactive subsidiary of IGT which is WagerWorks. This deal will witness the supplying of the entire gaming content of IGT to Ladbrokes casino. This content includes casino games and mobile games. They include some well-known gaming titles such as Elvis: A Little More Action, Monopoly Plus and Star Trek: Against All Odds.
The head of the e-gaming section of Ladbrokes, Richard Poole, has stated that he is certain that the clients of Ladbrokes are going to enjoy the new gaming content that will add quality to the already existing portfolio.
On the other hand, the commercial director for interactive games of IGT, Leigh Nissim has stated that this deal with Ladbrokes ties up two of the biggest names in the world of online gambling. He also added that IGT is going to add new games to Ladbrokes’ portfolio in 2013. These games are already live at other casinos that are powered by IGT such as Mr. Green Casino and Virgin Casino. IGT has always been careful to only supply its games in areas where online gambling is regulated and licensed.
Players who want to enjoy IGT powered games can do so at Ladbrokes, Mr. Green Casino and Virgin Casino among other.
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International Game Technology, also known as IGT has stated that it has transformed one of its best land slots into an online slot. It has stated that it has released an online version of Crown of Egypt.
This game has forty paylines and offers players 1,024 different ways to win. It is clear from the name of the game that it is based on the Ancient Egyptians slot machine that is a huge success in land based casinos. The game is themed around the ancient Egyptian culture and the time of the Pharaohs.
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This is why the symbols that appear on the reels include jackals, golden falcons, Pharaohs, Crocs and a pyramid. The wild symbol of this game is the logo of the game. This symbol acts as a wild card that can substitute for any other symbol in order to create a better combo. This is not everything as the wild symbol can reward players with the highest line payout of the game if they get five symbols on an activated payline.
The pyramid symbol is the game’s scatter symbol. Players who get a minimum of two pyramid symbols on any reels will be able to trigger the free spins round. Players will be able to claim from ten to twenty free spins on the game depending on the number of scatters. The best thing is that the free spin round can be re triggered and players can claim up to one-hundred and thirty free spins during the free spins round.
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Slot players who regularly play at the online casinos that are powered by Net Entertainment are in for a treat as the software developer has released a new game. This game is entitled Wild Rockets and it can be found in the various Net Entertainment powered casinos such as Mr. Green. It is pretty clear from the name of the game is themed around fireworks.
This new release is a video slot machine that offers players 720 different ways to win accompanied by an impressive bonus round. With its amazing features and stunning graphics, the game is surely going to gain the attention of millions of online players. Wild Rockets has four different coin sizes between 0.01 USD and 0.50 USD.
Players who make any bet, regardless of its size will enjoy all of the features of the game such as the free spin round, wilds and scatters. The symbols of the game are inspired by fireworks, in a very colorful fashion. This includes rockets, Catherin wheels, bottle rockets, fireworks clusters and rockets. The rest of the low paying symbols are the usual playing cards.
The wild symbol of the game is the rockets. These wild symbols can produce great payouts as they expand on the three middle reels. These wild symbols can also replace any other symbol on the reels in order to create winning combos for players. Players can also earn ten free spins when three scatter symbols appear on the reels.
New 3D Slot Games
Players who get their gambling needs satisfied at BetSoft powered casinos will be glad to know that the software developer has just launched a new slot machine. This new game is a 3D slot machine that is called Safari Sam. This game promises players an excitement filled experience that is very rewarding.
Safari Sam is a thirty payline 3D slot machine that is themed around the Safari. The game is dedicated to the low rollers as the betting range varies between 0.02 USD and 0.50 USD. Safari Sam offers players fantastic graphics and exciting 3D animations beside vivid audio effects that takes players into the Safari world.
The game offers players a handful of entertaining features and great payouts. The wild symbols of the game appear randomly and they will also cause the multiplication of the rewards for the players. The game also offers scatter symbols and bonus rounds. One of the bonus rounds takes players to a second screen.
The game also offers a free spins round that always appeals to players. Players can also choose to gamble their winnings in hopes of doubling them. The game offers great graphics and amazing & rewarding special features, this is why the game is going to be a new favorite for all BetSoft players.
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Net Entertainment is one of the top software developers for online casino games. It powers a variety of internet casinos such as Mr. Green and Betsson online casino. One of the games by Net Entertainment paid out an amazing progressive jackpot that was worth 7,300,000 million Euros. It was paid to one lucky Norwegian. This game was none other than Hall of Gods.
Hall of Gods is a video slot machine which is themed around the northern gods. The game is targeted by players who are looking for a rewarding slot machine that offers great chances of winning combined with amazing graphics and vivid sound effects. To prove that this game is regularly turning regular players into millionaires, the game gave out another multi-million progressive jackpot in 2012 beside this one.
Net Entertainment offers players a great variety of games and progressive slots. So far, there are more than twenty-nine million Euros on stake at progressive jackpots. One of the other lucrative and rewarding progressive slots is called Mega Fortune which has the Guinness Records for giving the highest jackpot reward ever awarded by an internet slot machine.
The Chief Executive of Net Entertainment congratulated the lucky winner on the behalf of the company and said that Net Entertainment is also looking forward to create other millionaires in the upcoming months.
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BetSoft Gaming has stated that two classic online casino games have become available for mobile gamers. These two games are Blackjack and Roulette. The head of product development of BetSoft Gaming, Anthony Locke has stated that the mobile variant of Blackjack and Roulette are fully compatible with the iPhone 5 and the iOS6. He also added that BetSoft promises its customers that it will update its offerings when any new software or device makes a debut. It is Betsoft’s primary concern to make sure that all of its products are compatible with new technologies and devices.
BetSoft Gaming also stated that it plans to release more mobile games. These games include 7th Heaven, Three Wishes and The Slotfather, these games are expected to be launched very soon.
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Star Trek Slot Game Against All Odds
Star Trek fans are in for one heck of a surprise, finally, a software developer of online casino games decided to make a slot game that is themed around the movie. The software developer is none other than IGT (International Game Technology). This new slot machine is called Star Trek: Against All Odds. IGN was able to strike a deal with CBS Consumer Products so it can get their game licensed.
This new game is an arcade styled game that is based on skills. There is a bonus challenge that is called Enterprise Defender. In this bonus feature, players are challenged to fend off as many Romulan missiles in forty-five seconds as they can. According to the results, players will get a rank. The available ranks are Lieutenant, Captain and Commander. Their performance in the game also determines their payouts.
The game offers players seven-hundred and twenty different ways to get paid for sixty coins. It also offers them bidirectional rewards and Wilds that can transform numerous symbols Wild. This game’s graphics are of high quality and they are accompanied by vivid and rich audio effects. The game also offers players more than one scene from the 2009 epic movie.
The Commercial Director of IGT, Leigh Nissim has stated that he believes that the fans of Star Trek will be more than pleased with the release of this game. He said that this is not only because of the theme of the game but because of its rewarding features and the arcade skill-based feature.
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Tipp24 German Online Gambling Reports
Tipp24 SE, the German internet gambling operator based in Hamburg has issued its financial repost for the 1st 6 months of this year (Q1-2012). These reports showed that the company has suffered from a 0.5% decrease in the consolidated revenues when compared to the numbers achieved in 2011 in the same time period. The total consolidated revenues reached 68.2 million Euros.
Although suffering from a decrease in the consolidated revenues but the company stated that the earnings that the company earned before taxes and interest for this period have increased by 12.4% y-o-y as it reached a total sum of 38.5 million Euros. As for the Lotto 24 AG that also belongs to the German firm, it was reported to have witnessed an increase of 6.5% y-o-y in its earnings before tax and interest as it reached a total sum of 56.5 million Euros.
A statement from the company stated that the company’s 68.7 million Euros in revenues is almost equal to the revenues of the same period of last year and the earning before tax & interest reached 26.4 million Euros. As for the total German revenues, it reached three hundred thousand Euros and the earning before tax & interest increased to 11.3 million Euros after being 3.05 million Euros last year. The company also declared that it is going to focus on its international business in the near future, especially in creating a new division that will be dedicated to offer online services for lottery firms.
Changes at Media Corp
Media Corp, the advertising and online media group based in London has stated that Clive Eplett is going to take the place of Nilesh Jagatia who has resigned from his financial role in the company. Nilesh Jagatia has been in that position for over five years until he resigned. Media Corp is the company behind the internet adverting of Purple-Lounge.com and Eyeconomy.co.uk.
A statement from Media Corp thanked Nilesh Jagatia for all of his efforts in the past 5 years during his service to the company. The company also wished him the best of luck in his future endeavors. The statement also welcomed Mark Butt into the main board and stated that he has been servicing the company as the Eyeconomy’s managing director for five years since 2007.
The company stated that Mark Butt has more than ten years of experience in the technology and digital media sections as he initiated his career as a buyer and a planner. He has worked with one of the biggest companies such as Readers Digest and UNICEF. It also stated that he managed to turn Eyeconomy from a simple sub business to one of the leaders in the market.
The statement also welcomed Clive Eplett who replaced Nilesh Jagatia as Head of Finance of Media Corp. The main objectives of Clive Eplett is to monitor and manage the outsourcing of specific aspects of the financial functionalities and to provide his help to support the board to deliver a financial strategy that is stable and guarantees positive growth.
Facebook and Zynga Real Money Online Gambling
Facebook has taken the step that has been foreseen for quite some time now as the social gaming titan has entered the world of internet gambling for real cash for the first time. For now, it is going to be available in the United Kingdom only. It is also only available for players who are eighteen years old or older.
Now, the players who are 18 years older have the chance to play internet bingo on Facebook to try and win real money prizes. In the upcoming weeks, online slots are going to be added as well.
The head of gaming of Facebook for Africa, Middle East and Europe, Julien Codorniou, has stated that gaming and internet gambling is the hottest thing online at the moment. It is very famous, popular and regulated in the United Kingdom and this is why Facebook decided to offer it in the United Kingdom for now.
It only makes sense to start with bingo because many social gamers already play bingo so it was the logical choice to offer them the chance to play it for real money on Facebook.
This new step taken by Facebook answers the questions that have been raised for some time now. These questions were speculating if social networks such as Facebook would start to embrace the concept of real money wagering products in order to increase the revenues.
This is not all as one of the biggest gaming partners of Facebook is also intending to offer real cash gambling editions of its bingo, slot machine and poker games in the upcoming year. This gaming partner is none other than Zynga.
Playtech Online Gambling Financial Report
Playtech Pc, the leading name in the world of online gambling has issued its financial reports for the second quarter of 2012 (Q2-2012). The reports indicate a very positive growth and a very strong performance for the time period. The reports included the following key performances:
- The gross income of the company increased by eighty two percent when compared to the same period of last year. It reached a total of 88.1 million Euros while the second quarter of 2011 was only 48.4 million Euros.
- The total revenues of Playtech increase by an amazing ninety nine percent from the total revenue of the same period of 2011. It scored a total of 78.6 million Euros while Q2-2011 reached 39.6 million Euros. It also represents a 5% increase from the first quarter of this year.
- The revenues from poker reached 4.4 million Euros. This represents a 12% decrease when compared to the same period of 2011 and a decrease of 18% from the first quarter of this year.
- The revenues from services increased by 4% when compared to Q2-2011 to reach a total sum of 26.8 million Euros.
- The revenues from its Bingo operations reached 4.4 million Euros which represents an increase of twenty one percent from the same period of last year and an increase of one percent from the first quarter of this year.
- The Videobet revenues increase by thirty six percent to reach 2.8 million Euros.
Betfair Online Gambling and Cyprus
Betfair, the online gambling group has made an announcement responding to the ban of online gambling and wagering exchanges in Cyprus. The statement stated that the company is planning to take legal actions against the Cypriot govt. as a result of the ban. The main reason behind such anger is the fact that the company made about 4% of its total revenue last year, which was equal to 9 million British pounds from its services in Cyprus.
The statement of Betfair stated that the company dislikes the decision that was made by the Cypriot Parliament that would implement a legislation that would result in the illegalization and restriction of products that the online operators can offer in Cyprus. This ban includes internet casinos games alongside poker. Betfair also stated that this legislation has too many flaws and in many points, it is not consistent with the EU law concerned with online gambling.
Currently, the company is working closely with advisors and experts in the business in order to understand and figure out a way to deal with the expected implications of this ban on the business of Betfair. The company is going to take all the needed measures in order to minimize the negative effects of this ban.
Nevada Internet Poker
The legalization of an intra state internet poker activity in Nevada is close to becoming a reality. It moved one step closer to that as the Gaming Policy Committee of the state of Nevada advised that there is no need for any more statutory tests before an online operator needs to go live and start offering services in the state of Nevada. This means that the state of Nevada can initiate intra-state internet poker services without having to wait for an approval for the federal govt.
Mark Lipparelli, who is the a member of the Gaming Policy Committee and the Gaming Control Board of the state of Nevada has stated that the first license for an online casino operator would be issued after two or three months and real cash internet games will soon follow. This will be after the gambling websites are tested, examined and approved by approved technology inspection laboratories.
Up to this day, the Nevada regulators have given the following gambling operators the nod that they will provide casino games in the state with the new internet poker technology; the operators included IGT (International Game Technology), Shuffle Master and Bally Technologies.
This is not all that the recommendations by the Policy Committee of Nevada, as the committee advised the enhancement of the regulators standards of the state in terms of the identity and the location of the players and protecting and securing the deposits of the players.
Online Gambling Promotions at Blackjack Ballroom
Blackjack Ballroom is known for offering promotions related to international events that people pay attention to. This is why is comes to nobody’s surprise that the latest promotion available at the Blackjack Ballroom is related to the Wimbledon tennis championship as the championship has entered its last week. The designated online slot machine for this Wimbledon promotion is Centre Court.
This promotion is all about the tennis ball. When this scatter symbol appears on the reels, it will give the players up to eighteen free spins on the game plus a multiplier that can reach up to a five times multiplier. Ten players will be drawn randomly from the people who played on the casino slot and each will be given one hundred free credits. There is also another promotion taking place at the online casino and it has Fruit Fiesta slot machine as its designated slot.
Onto other news as the online casino has revealed the list of winners for June. One of the big wins was recorded on The High Life slot machine which is very surprising as this game rarely appears on the winners list. The name behind the win is B.J who won 7,290 Euros on the 9th of June. Another win was recorded on Agent Jane Blonde slot machine where a player called C.L won an astonishing 8,630 Euros on the 6th of June. Other online slot games that made the list were Spring Break, Billion Dollar Gran and Break da Bank Again.
Fast Fold Poker or Poker Veloce to the Italian Market
Without a doubt, one of the most popular innovations in the world of online poker has to be fast fold poker or fast poker. This type of poker is going to be available for the Italian players through the dedication Italian websites. This was stated through a publication of guidelines that was issued by the regulator AAMS. Players are going to be able to join a player pool of a maximum of five thousand. Each table can hold up to ten players. The same maximum stakes of tournaments and cash games will be applied on fast poker which is one thousand Euros.
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This would obligate the users to refill their accounts after they reach their account’s limit. The time for the individual sessions is 72 hours maximum and the online gambling operators who wish to offer their players with fast fold poker will have to develop a specific application to be eligible. This kind of poker that allows the players to enter as many poker tables in the least amount of time is going to be introduced in the Italian market in the upcoming December. This new genre of poker is certainly going to gain the interest of the Italian players. Poker Veloce first introduced by FTP (Full Tilt Poker) and it was known as Rush Poker. This kind of poker was then mimicked by other companies such as Poker Stars, Microgaming and Playtech due to its success.
Online Gambling Industry Growing Faster than Ever
Nothing is growing as fast and as big as the online gambling industry. This is due to the freedom and convenience of online gambling. Anyone can place a bet here or there, whether it’s on poker games or betting on sport and this bet can be placed from anywhere, whether from a mobile phone, the home PC or possibly at work. Such reasons resulted in revenue to the online gambling websites worth of 357.2 million dollars last year. As for the year before that the revenue was an outstanding 312.40 million dollars. And back in 2009, the total revenue was 271.58 million dollars. And by doing the necessary calculations, it is obvious that the revenue increases by almost 15%.
These calculations and revenue numbers were calculated by the GBGC (The Global Betting and Gaming Consultants) in Britain. And the GBGC also stated that these numbers include the legally and licensed operations only, but the illegal and unregulated operations aren’t counted in this statistic. But if it were to be calculated, it will be around 100 million dollars in revenue from illegal online gambling casinos operators.
But this massive growth isn’t very healthy, as it has been identified that online gambling is a very emerging problem and concern. This was stated by Chan Chun Sings the Acting Minister of MCYS. His basis for saying this is that online gambling is way more addictive and easier to play that the normal gambling. Being on your computer or even holding your smart phone will make you eligible for online gambling, and that’s why the ages of online gamblers have been lowering the past few years.
Another problem of online gambling is that the user doesn’t see his money getting taken away, unlike real casinos when you see the dealer taking your chips and money. But gambling online, you are just losing credit, so it doesn’t feel real. This result in longer gambling sessions, and most people tend to gamble way more money than they initially planned. Plus online gambling casinos don’t have a staff that would notice when a gambler is being stressed and excessively gambling. And the online gambling community has its own bookies and loan sharks as well. The loan shark would lure you in by giving you a 500 dollar in credit. If you lose it and pay him that amount back, his credit offerings are going to increase, and they will keep increasing up to 15,000 dollars.
To show you the increasing numbers of online gambling addicts, the Gambling addiction support center, Silver Lining had about twenty online gambling addicts in 2011. When these numbers are compared to a few years back, the difference will be noticed. Another example is the Christian Care Services gambling support center. It used to console 1 online gambler per month and that was in 2009 but now it’s one online gambler per week, if not more.
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Reports indicate that the rapid increase of the usage of the smart phones resulted into a very noticeable growth in the online gambling industry in the Asian area. It was calculated by the GBGC to be growing at a rate of 15 % per year. These numbers were calculated considering only the regulated and legally licensed operations, while the illegal ones are left out. The GBGC also calculated the profit revenues of such legal operations, which reached a total of 357.2 million dollars in 2011, and an equally outstanding 312.49 million dollars in 2010 and finally 271.58 million dollars 2009. As for the unlicensed operations, it gained over 100 million dollars in revenues last year.
The modern day technology didn’t only affect the number of online gamblers on the online casinos by providing easy access. But it also attracted a lot of young gamblers who would have never gone to a casino, but now they can easily wage bets through their smart phones while being anywhere. Another problem with online gambling is that most if not all online gamblers don’t have any restrains. They end up betting and losing more than they initially planned to bet. And the continuous play feature of online gambling makes them play more than they planned. And the fact that they lose money via credit, they don’t feel like its real money, opposed to the casino where you see the dealer taking your money and chips face to face.
To prove that, the National Council carried out a survey that was concerned with the problems of gambling, they carried out this survey on 3,315 resident of Singapore all over the age of 18 years. This survey indicated that most, if not all online gamblers don’t have the slightest self-control. As for the numbers, more than 1/3 of the survey takers stated that they always gamble more than they planned, and they stay on the casino also more than they initially planned. When compared to the 13% that feel that way when playing at land casino’s or horse betting, the compulsiveness of online gambling is very clear. And the fact that there isn’t any type of a supporting staff to implement the social safeguarding makes it very difficult to help out stressed gamblers.
And despite that many websites such as Ladbrokes and Betfair require a credit card from the gamblers before being able to play. But a lot of other unlicensed operators and websites allow players to login and play without having a credit card. They get their money through loan sharks and bookies. They give them free credit and the code and the website to play on, and then they settle the rest face to face.
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Virgin casino has announced its most recent promotion. This promotion is called Spin and Win. This promotion started on the 9th of July and is going to last until the 12th of July so it is a relatively short period promotion.
The players who can participate in this promotion are the real money users who joined the online casino before the 5th of July. These players will have to make a deposit of a minimum amount of 10 British pounds.
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Iowa Online Gambling and Racing
There is progress occurring for the legislation that Iowa is trying to impose, this legislation would make the intra state gambling online legal. This proposal has moved a step forward and is becoming close to being a reality as it was viewed and then got approved by the Senate State Government Committee. But this step is just another step along the successful way this proposal is going. Because before a few days this legislation proposal passed the 3 member evaluation phase and the 3164 Senate Study Bill got accepted by voting, with a result of 11 to 4. And it is planned to be viewed in front of the State Senate of Iowa, which is totally controlled by Democrats. They will carry out a voting on this legislation and it is planned to end on the 17th of April. It seems that this proposal is going on the fast lane and it is expected to become a reality very soon.
As for the upcoming steps for this proposal, if it succeeds to pass the House of Representatives and the State Senate of Iowa then it would be the time for this proposal to become law after it gets signed and turned into state law by Terry Branstad Iowa’s Republican Governor. The law will let the Racing and Gaming Commission of Iowa to state the structure needed for the operators that accept to partner with any of the licensed casinos from the state of Iowa. They will supply any resident in Iowa who is over the age of 21 with the online gambling services. As for people who don’t live in Iowa, would still be eligible for playing and creating an account after paying a visit to any Iowa Casino. But they will not be eligible to play online on that casino when they leave Iowa. And according to that, the Racing and Gaming Commission of Iowa has already made studies concerning the intra state poker games operations and they did the calculations and the result showed that such law would benefit the local coffers with revenues up to 13,000,000 dollars.
But it’s not all smooth sailing for this legislation, as it didn’t succeed through the voting held by the Senate State Government Committee. And the claims of the ones who refused this legislation said that this kind of law would encourage gambling and that online gambling would be an addictive trend on every computer in Iowa.
And as for the comments on this legislation, Rick Bertrand, the Iowa state Senator said in an announcement that he sees this legislation as an expansion to one’s freedom, not to gambling only. Another state senator who commented on such law was Bill Dix. He announced that the current laws don’t protect the citizens in Iowa, and the implementing of this law will guarantee that.
Online Gambling in the US
Updates concerning the online gambling market in Utah. As the HB108 bill that was presented by the Utah representative, Stephan Sandstorm the Republican politician has finally proceeded on Tuesday and it’s on its way to the Senate after success on the House vote with 61 â€“ 9. The HB108 bill is seeking the goal of illegalizing all types of online gambling in the state of Utah, despite the existence of a federal legalization. This bill’s history dates back to the beginning of this year when it was presented by Stephan Sandstorm. Despite everyone’s beliefs that it wouldn’t proceed to senate and will not be approved, but it succeeded with ease in the House vote and it is now on its way to the Senate.
And the Republican politician used the threat made by the federal politicians that stated that any kind of a nationwide bill or legalization would have a state opt out clause. As he said that any federal related opt out clause has to be approved and applied by the state of Utah in the matter of sixty days after the federal enactment. And he added that either way, with a federal legalization or not, his bill will succeed in protecting the state of Utah versus any kind of online gambling.
The HB108 bill also states that incase of any new federal legislation that would pass that would be in the favor of legalizing online gambling nationwide. The bill requires from the governor of the state of Utah to state to Washington DC that Utah would use the right to opt out as a state, and will not be a part of such legislation as it is against the state’s constitution.
His arguments and his fight against online gambling are backed by a very simple reason. It’s because in the state of Utah, all kinds of gambling is restricted and banned by the law and the state’s constitution. And online gambling is taking advantage of the internet to break the law in Utah, that’s why his fight against online gambling is to protect the constitution and the law of Utah.
Online Gambling Software Company Hiring Workers
Online Gambling Software
It seems that the leading games testing agency, the very famous Gaming Laboratories International is going on a hiring spree. The agency stated that it is in need of one hundred employees to be added to its technical staff by the end of this year. These new employees are expected to be employed in specific places that include Colorado, Nevada and Spain. The new staff is needed in order to service the newly regulated and opened markets and to decrease the testing delays. With these one hundred new employees, the total count of employees working at GLI would be around 750 employees that spread over twenty lab locations.
And according to an announcement by GLI, it was stated that this increase would make GLI work with a capacity four times the ability of other labs. Paul Magno, the vice president of GLI announced that the company has a clear goal. This goal is to supply their over 400 operators and regulators worldwide along with the 130 regulators that depend only on GLI with all the testing they need with no delay and speedy results. This will result that their new initiatives and new technology products to be put on the market with no delays that results from the testing. He also stated the all the new staff of employees would be placed in the laboratories of GLI in Colorado and Nevada in order to supply the State of Nevada with all the private testing it might need by the end of the second quarter of this year.
And the rest of the staff will be located in Barcelona, Spain. This hiring spree came in order to increase their staff after the great demand on the services that GLI presents to its clients. As a lot of markets now depend on GLI for testing purposes, markets in Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe and the United stated of course. And this increased staff will help GLI minimize its testing time in order to supply all of its clients with quick turnaround time for their tests.
And commenting on this point, Magno stated that GLI is very proud to be the supplier of the least turnaround time in the industry. And added that it didn’t stop there, but GLI managed to reduce that time by almost 40 % from last year. And finally added that the recent hiring spree and the additional staff would give GLI the power needed to expand in new markets and the power needed to give out their best performance to the existing online gambling markets.
Software for Online Casinos and Land Based Casinos
Online Casino Software
It seems that Kenilworth Systems Corporation, the leading veteran in the software developing industry is planning to expand its business. The corporation stated that there is a new division to be created in Las Vegas. Kenilworth also stated that the sole mission of this new division is to work on various solutions of online gambling for land based casinos. Apparently the corporation is trying to take maximum advantage of the push that the legislation is getting in Las Vegas.
Las Vegas Software
According to online news, there are reports that state that the software developing veteran Kenilworth now owns a platform that will give land casinos the ability to provide their players with an interactive live betting system and online gaming. This platform is going to be developed and created by KenSysCo Gaming which is also located in Las Vegas, the gambling state. This state of the art technology is going to be released by KenSysCo for various game consoles such as the PS 3 and the Xbox 360 and it will also be applicable on smart phones such as iPhones and blackberry. As for the location of KenSysCo, the Kenilworth CEO and president Dan Snyder said it’s very logical, being in Las Vegas. That’s because its location allows it to be very close to all of its customers and potential customers from the various collections of casinos there.
Online Gambling Community
Snyder also said that the technology that Kenilworth is providing its clients will supply the consumer with the safest and most secure betting system while being friendly and easy to use, whether it’s on the mobile or the pc. And Snyder added that this technology will change the way that all online gambling lovers look at the business. He also commented on the drastic changes that happened in the online gambling community in the US, regarding regulations and laws. And he added that these changes helped Kenilworth in enhancing all of its services. And it opened the way for them to release their innovative and new technology products that allows for remote and wireless live gaming.
Online Gambling in Holland, Denmark
There is news concerning the regulation and legislation community for online gambling in Holland. As it was reported, there is a Supreme Court ruling that rules in the favor of reaching more jurisdictional authority. To go further more into the details of this ruling, the court ruled that any online gambling casino and operator, who want to work within the Dutch market, must set up specific software that would block this website’s services and products in the faces of the online gamblers from Holland. The ruling of the Supreme Court is going to achieve that by asking the blocks and the block software to be carried out by the Service providers for the internet in Holland. This will relieve the governments from any allegations of interfering or censoring the internet.
On the other hand, the authorities of Holland retained their decisions to cease and block all of the money transfers. This was retained in order to remind the Dutch banks of the risk of prosecution if these banks continue their transactions with illegal and unregulated operators. As the proper authorities has already demanded that many times before. Speaking of which, last year, the government ditched the anti-online gambling regulations’ policy that Holland was abiding by. And they started to take a more modern and enlightened approach in how to deal with online gambling. In order to do that, the government decided to allow online gambling casino operators to operate in the Dutch market after acquiring the needed licenses. And the government and the proper authorities are going to cancel some of the many restrictions that were applied on the players, because almost all of the Dutch online gamblers were already ignoring these restrictions anyway.
Online Gambling Licenses and Lottery in Denmark
The switch that happened to the political direction after the 2010 October elections, in which a coalition government was victorious did affect and was the main reason behind the sudden change of strategy when tacking the online gambling market. This government decided to take advantage of it by licensing and monitoring it. They did make an auction on lottery and online gambling licenses in order to generate a lot of revenue to the government from the legalization of online gambling operations within the Dutch market.
Bodog and Calvin Ayre
Calvin Ayre, the Bodog.com owner and founder was charged by a federal jury on counts of running an illegal sports betting website and money laundering. This was revealed when the federal indictment was unsealed. This Canadian native owns one of the leading online sports gambling websites along with online casinos games. This website has made a millionaire out of him. As for details of the indictment, it stated that Bodog.com has transferred more than 100 million dollars from bank accounts outside of the US such as England, Malta and Switzerland to gamblers in the US in Maryland. And it also stated that Bodog.com spent over 40 million dollars to market itself in America.
A little background about Calvin Ayre, he was raised in Saskatchewan with his parents who were pig farmers. But all of this changed once he became the millionaire he is through his online gambling operations. But, he has been exiled out of the US for years and has made sure he has no ties or assets in the United States in order to avoid any ceasing of his properties.
Back to the main topic, the Maryland’s US attorney, Rod J. Rosenstein said that the location of a corporation doesn’t affect its ability and eligibility to provide gambling services for residents in Maryland. And that’s because it’s illegal in the state of Maryland. And he added that the fact that they are located offshore doesn’t give them the right to break the law and constitution in Maryland.
As for the response to this, Calvin Ayre responded to these allegations on his website. He stated that this is unfair and added that online gambling is permitted under the international law. Thus they had no right to charge him with these charges about breaking the law in Maryland because he is protected under the international law that allows online gambling. And he added that this will not slow down his business worldwide.
Morris Mohawk Gaming Group
As for Bodog.com, immediately after the federal indictments were revealed, Bodog.com changed its domain in order to avoid the control of the United States Federal government. It changed to Bodog.eu, a European domain. And later, Bodog.com was moved to another website called Bolvada.lv. And Ayre also said that he has retired this brand, and has transferred it to Morris Mohawk Gaming Group in Montreal.
These charges were just waiting to happen; everybody in the online gambling industry was just waiting for it. This was stated by an online publisher named Chris Cotsigan. And he added that everybody knew that they had their eyes on Calvin Ayre for some time, and it was just a matter of time.
And as if Black Friday wasn’t enough, last May there was a Blue Monday. In this day 10 famous poker websites got closed by the federal authorities in Maryland, one of them is the very famous Beted.com. They did it by making a fake payment processing website that handled the transference of over 30 million dollars by the name of Linwood Payment Solutions. This pretty much resembles the events on Black Friday where 3 of the very famous poker websites got shut down (Truepoker, Fulltiltpoker and Absolutepoker).
VIP Casino and InterCasino
Apart from the acquisition process of Cryptologic by Amaya gaming, Cryptologic is still looking for ways to empower its place in the online gambling market. The online software provider announced its most recent acquisition; it acquired the gaming right licenses of two famous online casinos that belong to OIGE CG Ltd. These two recently acquisitioned casinos are the VIP Casino and InterCasino. The licenses of these casinos were first obtained and legalized by the Authority of Lotteries and Gaming in Malta, and then it was transferred by the regulation authority to Cryptologic after the acquisition. This was confirmed by the VIP Casino and InterCasino in their two typical statements. The two recently acquisitioned casinos announced that their gaming licenses now belong to Cryptologic Operations Ltd. And throughout the announcement, Cryptologic was referred to as a big sister entity to OIGE CG Ltd. and a member of the same team of companies.
The announcement also included a number of changes of its conditions and terms of these online casinos as a result of the change of operators from this acquisition. And it was also mentioned that all players who are worried or have any inquiries should feel free to contact the support at any time to get their questions answered as fast as possible. This acquisition will not affect the player’s setting, accounts and ECash accounts since the game will not change its platform, hence all the data that belongs to the players will remain intact.
As for the history of these two casinos, VIP Casino dates back to a few years after 1996. But as for InterCasino, there is a lot of history there. InterCasino was the first online gambling casino to ever exists, which was way back in 1996. And since then, it has been developing and updating itself while competing with all the new and slick online casinos out there.
InterCasino’s Casino Manager, Tony Hayes announced that the casino wishes all the best to all the players, and wishes them a happy new year filled with joy and happiness. And he thanked all the players for their support and said that InterCasino is nothing without the support of the loyal customers. After these wishes, he announced that InterCasino will provide its’ players with a lot of new games and surprises in 2012. And he added that 2012 will be filled with promotions, special offers and bonuses. That promise came after 2011, as it was disappointing to all the players, since it let a lot of users down when it came to games and promotions, quantity wise, not quality wise thought. Players can’t complain about the quality after having the Countdown to 2012 promotion which ended on the 2nd of January. And also before that, players won a trip package to watch the final match in the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand.
InterCasino Online Casino Promotions
With the Rio De Janeiro Carnival almost upon us, InterCasino, which is powered by Cryptologic software, is going to give one of their players the chance to actually go there for free. InterCasino announces this January that one of the players will win a trip to Rio de Janeiro’s Carnival in 2012. The lucky player will win this 4,000 dollars’ worth of package. The Package includes a two person 4 star hotel accommodation, flights & tickets to the all-time famous Sambadrome. This promotion, the Casino to Carnival one, will be accompanied by a prize pool of 8,400 dollars in casino credits.
This package trip isn’t the only attraction provided by InterCasino in its promotion. For example, there is a slot game that is based on a Carnival theme, it is called Samba Nights. As for the details of this slot game, it contains 50 lines and it is filled with sexy Brazilian Latin girls. Users will get to see these sexy Brazilians dancing around while they are wining and having fun. But in order for a user to able to play the Samba Nights slot game, one must at least have 1 ticket entrance in the main Casino to Carnival promotion, which is the 4,000 $ trip package.
The Main Casino
That is not all what Samba Nights is about. But it offers a bonus cash prize worth of 10 dollars for each 100 cash back credit players earn by wagering on the Samba Nights slot game, with a maximum roof of 100 dollars. And InterCasino also gives new players a chance to win a cash prize of 2,000 $ through a lucky draw if they register and make the deposit by January and to try the new game, the Samba Nights. And players must bet 25$ minimum in order to enter the lucky draw. And on the 1st of February, this cash prize will be distributed between two hundred players.
As for the details of the first and main promotion of the Casino to Carnival promotion, the Rio de Janeiro’s package trip, it is divided into 2 typical segments. The warm up, from the 4th of January to the 16th of January and the rehearsal which is from the 17th of January to the 29th of January. And players will earn the right to enter the 4,200 dollars prize draw by wagering 25$, each 25$ deposit is worth 1 ticket in the prize pool.
Big Casino Bonus Money
As for the 4,200 draw’s distribution, it will be distributed amongst 50 players. The winner of the 1st place will win 1,000 dollars. The second will get half to that amount, 500$. The third will win 200 dollars. From the fourth to the tenth winners, each will get 100 dollars. From the eleventh to the twelfth winner, each will win 60$. And lastly, from the 21st up till the last place, each will win 40 dollars.
Online Casino Gambling Business
It seems that there are developments concerning the offshore taxes in the online casino gambling business. As since the arrival of 2012, there have been a lot of moves and actions related to the secondary taxation that would be implied on the offshore based online casinos. This was made clear when a committee from the parliament was selected to discuss and do more research on the online gambling business. On top of these studies, came the aspect of implementing secondary taxes and the requirement of a secondary license for the online casinos in the UK.
There were a great number of former politicians who were affiliated with online gambling in the United Kingdom who spoke in front of this committee to clarify some things. Two of these political leaders were Tessa Jowell, the former Culture Secretary and Richard Caborn, the former Minister of Sport and Tourism. The political leaders stated that the whole multi land casino’s proposal was made and was focused on after the media propaganda and publicity that occurred around the general elections in 2005. And they also noted that such actions were just the price to secure the result of the Gambling act of 2005. And it is expected that even more important figures related to the online gambling community will speak in front of the parliamentary committee in the upcoming weeks.
The chairman and CEO of Rank, the gambling group, Ian burke stated that the money paid by the land based casinos is far more than the money and taxes paid by the online operators of gambling casinos. And stated that the fact that the European Parliaments’ laws are taking sides and being in favor of on the account of the other is wrong. That’s why Ian Burke suggested some guidelines about a more equal and a fair taxes system for land and online based casinos.
Online Gambling Operator William Hill
In the fight against these taxes, there was a survey that got carried out by Deloitte, a very famous and professional survey service, and was commission by the William Hill, the very famous online gambling operator. This survey’s results didn’t come as a shock to anybody. The results stated that if in fact secondary and increased taxes were to be implied on the UK online gambling market. This will force the appearance of illegal markets and casino. It will also force small operators to close and will end up out of business.
These results have already occurred in Italy and France, as after the implementing of high rates of taxes, a lot of illegal and unregulated operators and casinos appeared. And to comment on this, the chief executive of William Hill, Ralph topping stated that people who want to gamble will find a way. This will lead to users going to the illegal sites where they aren’t fully protected. He also added that he hopes that the Government gets enlightened by this, because the user’s safety should be the top priority to any legislation.
Raymond Lesniak Goes on Record about Chris Christie Gambling Stance
Raymond Lesniak has went on the record and expressed his worries that Governor Chris Christie has been blinded by his politic related dreams and that these dreams are interfering with his former position towards an online gambling legalization in his state. The governor has changed his position from being a supporter to being against online gambling due to political pressure. He has stated that this political pressure is basically a result of the tremendous opposition from one of the biggest Republican donors, Sheldon Adelson.
He also stated that in last April, he alongside Whalen sat down with Christies staff members and they talked about the final touches and amendments needed to be done in order to finalize the bill. It is then when a staff member stood up and stated that they are being pressured from people in powerful positions concerning this legislation bill. By such pressure he is surely taking about the position of Sheldon Adelson towards online gambling.
He continued saying that this whole pressure is a result of the presidential elections, as Chris Christie was one of the names that was strongly elected on behalf of the republican party before he choose not to go through with the elections. So he is rumored to get a powerful position in the administration of Mitt Romney if he wins the elections. The position of Mitt Romney is very clear when it comes to internet gambling, as he has attacked it and spoke about his opposition to internet gambling numerous times.
Online Gambling Casinos in the UK and New Law
Online Gambling Casinos in the UK
It seems that there are a lot of media pressures on the new law Britain is trying to imply. This law works in the favor of implementing more taxes on the offshore online gambling casinos, in order for them to have the license to operate within the British market. This was the topic of an article in the very famous Independent newspaper. It also stated that the offshore gambling operators cost the United Kingdom about 300,000,000 GBP per year in tax profits.
It also added that a lot of the onshore major operators will have to leave the United Kingdom if the government doesn’t set a clear law to equalize between them and the offshore based operators, in terms of taxes and licenses. One of the major operators in the UK that has supported these allegations is Gala Coral’s group. As the group stated through Carl Leavers, the group’s chief that the unfair treatment between offshore and onshore operators is causing harm to the business. And it doesn’t allow for a fair environment for competition.
Online Gambling Opportunities
Carl Leavers also stated that it’s not logical that the betting shops that is based in UK and provides working opportunities to the UK population would have to pay rent and more taxes. And shops and websites outside of the UK don’t have to pay anything, despite the fact that they don’t supply any jobs to the United Kingdom. Bet365 and Gala Coral are the two major operators that didn’t change their onshore to an offshore location with less tax systems such as Malta and Gibraltar.
And it seems that Matt Hancock, Tory MP is taking these operators’ side. He is pushing a bill that would define the amount of tax based on the exact location of the operations, and not the place of the operator or server. If such a bill is to be approved and implied, it would equalize the playing field between offshore and on shore operators that work within the UK’s online gambling market. This bill will get its second read on the 30th of March. This bill would also make the offshore operators come onshore in order to engage in the UK market. The bill would force them to pay taxes in order to accept wagers from UK players.
Taxation on Online Gambling
This bill would be accompanied by law enforcement, because any operator that wouldn’t not pay the required taxes will not have the right to accept bids from the UK. And if it doesn’t comply, it will be prosecuted and will also lead to total halt of their advertising within the UK and it would be considered illegal. So the situation now is, if the bill succeeds through its second hearing and reaches a point where the committee phase, the ministry says that it will in fact be supported and applied, after implementing some technical changes. But of course, there is another side of the story, the onshore operators that already moved offshore to avoid onshore taxes and to compete against other offshore operators.
Will the Feds be Able to Control Online Gambling?
The chief executive and chairman of the land based gambling company MGM Resorts, James Murren, has spoken about the company will to enter the world of internet gambling once it is legalized and regulated. He made such statements during his word during the Sothern Gaming Summit that took place in Mississippi. He said that his company has already started to form partnership and agreements with internet gambling groups in Europe, Bwin.Party to be exact which would help the company provide internet gambling services in the United States once it is legalized.
Speaking of which, he said that he predicts that online gambling could be legalized and regulated by the U.S sometime this year. He added that it will most likely not become legal on a federal level because the federal govt. exceeds at doing exactly nothing. So instead, he predicts that the states will have to be up in arms for themselves in this one, as it will be done on a state by state level rather than a nationwide federal level. Despite that, but Murren stated that MGM Resorts would pretty much prefer if the federal govt. is the one behind the regulation instead of the state by state concept. He added that such federal legalization would make it easy to regulate, enforce and regulate tax policies. He finished by saying that these are only hopes, as MGM Resorts know that this will most likely not happen, and that the federal govt. will not be in control of internet gambling.
New Jersey Gambling Online Very Near
It seems that online gambling in the state of New Jersey is very near, as it has seen noticeable development. This development came as a result of the Assembly panel has stated that an advanced legislation is very essential to the casinos of Atlantic City. The release of such legislation A2578 by the Assembly Regulatory means that such legislation would be sent towards the full Assembly to undergo a voting prior to the summer rest that the Legislature of the state will take this July. According to John Burzichelli, any bill in the senate that has already gone through the phase of being viewed by the committee is going to be viewed again after the September break.
He added that this move is yet another step of the way that they are undergoing in order to push and expand the wagering and betting options of online gambling in the state of New Jersey. Such expansion would result in the rejuvenation of tourism and will provide many job opportunities to the residents of the state. All of this of course would affect the economy and the revenue for the state positively.
As for the details of the legislation bill itself, it stated that the games that would be available to be played online would be the games that are available at the casinos in Atlantic City only. As a response to the veto that the bill has got from Governor Chris Christie, the bill now prevents any type of hosting of online gambling by any establishments. This includes bars, restaurant and other commercial facilities.
Live Dealer Games
Microgaming, the online casino gambling titan has announced in its latest press statement that it had updated and improved its live dealer games category and enhanced it on all of the online casinos that belong to it. Microgaming offers a lot of option to its users, beside the live dealer category; it also offers download casinos, mobile casinos and instant play casinos. This is how Microgaming stays at the top of the online casino game, be continually updating and enhancing its serves to provide the players with the most satisfactory experience online. Microgaming in its press release announced that they are released the most recent Live Dealer games, the Diamond Edition, that will help their client have the best online casino experience of their life.
As for the press release, it was announced by the live dealer spokesperson from Microgaming. He stated that the new Diamond Edition has been made and launched due to the fact that multi-player games is gaining a lot of popularity and became the people’s first choice. In order to achieve that, we supplied them with this Diamond Edition platform in order to enjoy these games and take advantage of the multi-player system that it provides, including the new multi-player roulette.
Microgaming Live Dealer Games
This Diamond Edition will have a plenty of new features. For example the usual live dealer games at Microgaming offers HD video streaming, but the Diamond edition will increase the graphics and make it even more real to give the user a feel of being in the casino even more. Another new feature, which is more gaming related, the Diamond Edition will supply the users with very detailed statistics, ever more than it already does. This will sit very well with the players who love to analyze and study the plays at hand, thus increasing the chance of winning large amounts of money. The Diamond Edition will also be equipped with a new game. It’s the one of kind multi player roulette; this allows the players to see other people and their bets on the table, in real time mode, which increases the feel of the real casino experience. This addition was made due to popular demand, as a lot of players stated numerous times that they enjoy the multi-player real time games.
And of course, all the old live dealer system’s properties and specifications already exist in the new Diamond Edition. This includes the stand alone multi window games, multiple languages that also allow real time card dealing.
Royal Vegas Casino
The Royal Vegas online casino is one of the operators that already embraced the new live dealer platform. The Royal Vegas online casino spokesperson stated that they were very eager to launch the new Diamond Edition with its new multi-player roulette game. And he added that this new platform and the new games will provide their customers with a real life experience like no other online casino.
Virgin Casino Slot Fever Promotion
Virgin Casino Bingo and Slots Promotions
Various internet casinos have the same system when it comes to running their bingo halls. Online casinos have a parallel bingo rooms to their internet casino, players can play in both rooms with the same account. Virgin Casino which is one of the biggest online casinos uses the same system for its online bingo hall. Virgin Casino has announced that it will have a promotion that would be available or its players, the promotion is named Slot Fever. This promotion would give the player free entries each day of the week in the online bingo games of Virgin Casino. This can be done by wagering and meeting the betting requirements set by Virgin Casino. Although the promotion includes a few slot games, but the best slots are included in this promotion.
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Virgin Casino stated that this promotion would last 7 days, starting from the 30th of April until the 6th of May. Each day of the 7 days would have a unique promotion. In order for a player to become eligible for such promotion, he will have to select the bonus code and wager 15 pounds in the Bingo rooms before 8:30 pm. This will earn the play a free entry in the bingo game that is worth 250 pounds which will start 30 minutes after at 9:00 pm. Every day it’s the same promotion, but there are a few requirements and terms that has to be followed. The only type of wagering permitted in this promotion is real money betting, also players will have to play on the slot games in the Bingo lobby. Hence, wagering on slot machines outside the Bingo lobby will not count in this promotion. When the play reach and follow these requirements, a pop up will appear to the players congratulating them. These free entry bingo rooms will start at 8:45 pm and the bingo games will initiate at 9:00 pm. If players don’t show up on time, it is their responsibility.
The slot games available at the Bingo lobby are familiar games, for example, Leprechaun’s Luck and Alice’s Wonderland. These two are form the favorite and classic slot games at the Bingo Lobby. There are also new games that got released by Microgaming such as Stash of the Titans and Immortal Romance. Although these games are popular and fun to play, it is expected that most players will target the Coyote Moon slot game. Coyote Moon is a slot machine brought by IGT. It has been an all-time favorite slot machine for the land based casinos. WagerWorks succeeded in transforming his popular game into an online slot machine and it is the latest addition in the slot games category at Virgin Casino. It is a 40 paylines slot machine which is filled with lucrative features and bonus games.
Internet Gambling Stance from Some Republicans
Las Vegas Sands
The Land gambling titan who happens to be a strong and a loyal Republican Party supporter Sheldon Adelson is known for his constant position towards internet gambling. He is a famous enemy of the world of online gambling. He is against the legalization and regulation of any form of internet gambling in the United States of America in any form what so ever. It could be his stance on the harmful effects of online gambling on the community, or it can be a result of his interest in land gambling and the threat that internet gambling would present to his land casino gambling business.
Sheldon Adelson, the leader of Las Vegas Sands, the leading land based gambling group has also announced that he knows that he has succeeded a lot in his Asian ventures, but he will always remain focused on the root of his business, the ventures in Las Vegas. He stated that it is because this is the root of his business and where it all began, so no matter how much success he achieves aboard, his business in Las Vegas will still be his primary concern.
When Sheldon Adelson was asked about his stance on online gambling and any legislation concerned with it, he would answer by saying that it has tremendous harmful social effects. He further explained this by saying that by legalizing internet gambling, it is basically putting a casino in every American home, no way to control it or control the age of the clients.
This could lead to a huge number of social diseases. This indicted that his opposition is based on moral objections more than anything else. This was not the only reason he stated, but he continues attacking online gambling by saying that it would hard the multimillion business of land gambling.
He explained that by saying that if any legislations is issued that would legalize and regulate online gambling, this would harm the land based casino business by taking almost 25 % of its revenue. Sheldon Adelson also stated that a very influential politician in Congress is accompanied by the Nevada Senator, Harry Reid are rumored to be cooperating together on a new online poker bill.
Neteller Named Best Payment System
The annual iGB Affiliate Awards finally announced the winner for its Best Payment System, and without any surprises, as it was predicted, the winner was Neteller. It was expected because throughout the last year, Neteller hasn’t been doing nothing but developing and improving its payment systems, and it still does. If you want to know these amazing features that won Neteller the award, then keep reading.
The first of these features is the free transfer of money. As Neteller has done what others didn’t do, it dropped the transfer money fee from 1.9% into zero. This feature would work for customers who are sending their money domestically, and the same goes for international transfers as well. This can be applied to all Neteller users who are transferring money to their recipient via email, but if he doesn’t have an electronic wallet, foreign exchange rates for the fee has to be deducted.
Now onto another great feature that Neteller provides to its customers. This one has been only out for one month; this feature is the Reward Points feature. This feature works by giving the clients points for each money transfer they make using the electronic wallet. The rate is 1 point per 1 dollar or what is equivalent. The clients are then able to choose their prize according to the number of points they accumulated, the prize list includes tablets, sporting items and televisions.
And onto the last feature, which has been announced at the end of last month, the Refer a Friend program. This is done by refereeing a friend, when he makes his electronic wallet, both of you and your friend will get some extra dollars. That’s not all, because as soon as that friend starts to use it, you will get a bonus of 20 percent from the very 1st deposit with a maximum bonus of 16 Euros, and of course, the friend also gets a bonus of 10% with a maximum of 8 Euros.
A user can take advantage of this feature by simply logging to his Neteller account, then choose Rewards and then it’s time to write down the emails of the friends you’d like to refer. The list can fit up to 5 emails at a time. Then these friends will receive an email informing them of your offer, so whenever a friend accepts your offer and signs up, you will be eligible for the above mentioned bonuses and earnings.
As for the content of the last message announced by Neteller, it announced that their VIP program has been up and running for the last five years, and so far it has over ten thousand clients. As a result of the reviews and opinions it gathered from these ten thousand VIP members, they will produce a new and a more improved VIP program that will contain four types, Diamond, Platinum, Gold and Silver.
Revenue Short for UK Gambling
According to the numbers and reports, the British government is losing a revenue over 300 million pounds per year. That’s why the government has been working hard for quite some time in order to finish a proposal that would change that. This proposal would make the off shore online casino operators acquire more licenses and will have to pay more taxes to the United Kingdom in order to operate in the UK.
Meanwhile, Matt Hancock the Tory MP is already working on preparing the bill’s draft. This bill states that this off shore taxation system would be determined upon the location of the user that it using the service of the online gambling website, and not on the location of the casino’s operator. This bill should end the fiasco concerning the off shore and on shore distinction for good. And Matt Hancock is not wasting anytime, as he already gained the approval from a South African high court decision in 2011. The bill also contains the penalties that will be applied to the operators that will not comply.
UK Online Gambling
These penalties include stopping all advertising actions in the United Kingdom and the legal pursuit of the operators if they ever enter Britain. And as for the compliance of the Department of Culture Media and sport, the main institute that is responsible for the UK online gambling rules and regulations announced that it will comply with such bill right after it gets approved by the Parliament. This is expected not to happen before 2014 due to the busy agenda of the Government.
As for the reactions of the gambling operators, it was not that good. As two of the biggest online casino operators who didn’t move offshore were Gala Carol and Bet365. The chief executive at Gala Coral said that these offshore taxes and the new license are causing nothing but harm to the business. And he also added that this doesn’t provide an equal platform for the operators, as there should be equality between the onshore and off shore taxes. And he ended his comment by saying that the decision to move off shore has been put on halt because of this disturbing news.
On the other hand, there are operators that moved offshore. Ladbrokes is one of these online casino operators. Their corporate affairs director Ciaran O’Brien has filed a case against the increasing of online gambling taxes any further due to offshore location. And his defense was backed by numbers that the online gambling operators have paid taxes worth of 1 billion pounds and only profited 600 million pounds. And he added that these numbers mean that we are working for the government rather than for their own profit. And he pointed that these high taxes accompanied by more licenses and increasing taxes will lead to the existence of websites with no license. And that’s why there should be a normal and reasonable taxes rate to prevent that from happening.
Big Win at a Progressive Jackpot Slot
The moment that was predicted to happen sooner or later happened. As the progressive jackpot slot machine powered by Playtech was finally cashed out by a lucky player. As the game known as Beach Life has been increasing far beyond the 8 million mark. But it stopped increasing on Sunday the 12th of February as the lucky user who cashed it out made the marker goes back to only 50k credit. That sure broke some hopes and dreams for a lot of online players. This happened only two days before the famous Valentine’s Day.
As for the statistics behind this event, this huge number on the Beach Life progressive jackpot has changed the average numbers of other jackpot of the same kind. As the average number of payouts over the most recent five jackpot hits have went a little bit over 2,600,000 credits. And right after the lucky user cashed in the huge jackpot after the accumulation of credits for over 281 days, almost a year. The average number of winning hits increased to over 150 days. But of course all online gamblers know that in the world of gambling, statistics isn’t something to go by, especially when it comes to jackpots and slot machines. And what shows that is that the Beach Life jackpot increased over the last 4 years, started with 200k to 4 million to the most recent hit of 8 million credits. And of course there are a lot of things all of us needs to know concerning the winner. Who is the winner for starters? Where was he gambling from? Which online casino? And what was his reaction and what was she doing when she won the 8 million credit jackpot?
Playtech Online Casinos
But before we get into that, let’s take a trip down memory lane, and view some flashbacks of the 2008 progressive Beach Life jackpot winner, the winner was an online player called Sylvia P, and she won the jackpot on August 2008, from Canada. And as for the online casino she was playing on when she won the jackpot, it was Joyland Casino which is powered by Playtech, operated and owned by Crown Solution Gaming Ltd. And what made this Jackpot win one of a kind, that the winner Sylvia P only had been a member on Joyland Casino for only 21 days. And as for the story, she was at home playing on the online casino and talking with Henry, her brother on the phone, and that’s when she discovered that she won the jackpot.
Henry didn’t quite grasp the idea about his sister just becoming a multi-millionaire. And the same goes for her kids as they still ask her if they are rich and millionaires. But not like most people, she didn’t waste money around on trips and such, but instead she bought a house in order to provide her children with what they deserve.
Intrastate Online Gambling
The whole eligibility of the intrastate online gambling was set to be legal, which was back in 2011, the 23rd of December. This happened when the United States Dept. of Justice decided to revise its decision about it, and that’s when it stated that it can be legal. Which was apprehended with joy and relief from the online gambling community, and it was expected that by 2012, at least 6 states would make some sort of regulations for their online gambling, and this includes the online lottery. But after twenty one days, experts have stated that there is a lot in between these words, and that the Dept. of Justice announcement was very simple, and it contains a lot of obstacles that has to be dealt with in time.
Jennifer Careleton, the Las Vegas gaming lawyer stated that the announcement made by the Department of Justice was a very serious and an understandable step in the way of regulating the online gambling community across the different states of the US. But she warned that there might come some reverse decisions from the DOJ itself, which might contradict its previously mentioned announcement that legalized interstate online gambling.
Intrastate Online Gambling Legalization
Another expert that stated nearly the same thing, the gaming analyst expert at the Deutsche bank named Andrew Zarnett. As he has been advising everyone to treat this announcement with caution. And he added that the interstate online gambling legalization has been rushed and that it hasn’t been studied well before release. And added that the announcement wasn’t clear to differentiate between the different forms of gambling, and didn’t specify which ones are legalized and which ones are illegal.
As for the first states to approve such regulation, it was the state of Nevada, which approved and applies the online regulation for poker on the 22nd of December to prepare for the official Federal interstate legalization. Mark Lipparelli, the Control Board Chairman of the Nevada Gaming control has stated that 10 casino operators have applied for licenses and he added that the legalization didn’t make it clear when such licenses would be issued and approved. South Point Hotel Casino and Spa was one of the operators that applied for the license, whose owner is Michael Gaughan. Starting of now, the casino runs a free to play poker online site. This site allows cash and non-cash prizes such as trips to South Point Hotel in order to participate in real poker live events.
And commenting on the announcement made by the DoJ Gaughan said that due to the small population of the state of Nevada, the interstate poker rooms will not have enough numbers of users to produce liquidity to keep the tables going. And he added that in order for any online poker to be legalized, it has to be across state, not intrastate, especially for the state of Nevada for the previously mentioned reasons.
Slot Machine Games by Microgaming
Slot Machine Games
It seems that Microgaming has its mind set to update and enhance its branded slot machines. One of the famous branded slot machines provided by the leading online casino developer, Microgaming, is the Tomb Raider slot machine, but since that one, they have been trying to choose the best next brand to go with. And it seems also that Microgaming has finally found its goal, as it has released an announcement saying that Microgaming has reached an agreement with DC Entertainment. For all who don’t know, DC Entertainment is the company that holds all rights to DC Comics, the very famous super hero comic publisher. Their most famous super hero is Batman, which happens to be in the center of the talks between Microgaming and DC Entertainment, as Microgaming want to get the licensees needed in order to make a slot machine that is based on Batman characters and movies.
As for the specific Batman movies that the agreement licensed, they were the most recent films, The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight rises. The Dark Knight which dates back to 2008, and The Dark Knight Rises is set to be released this summer, with blockbuster dreams, its estimated release date is the 20th of July. And of course it will star Christian Bale in the role of the Batman. And Microgaming is planning to integrate some scenes and events from the movies into its video slot games by using it as animation material. These branded slot games are expected to be launched during 2012, in the summer, for The Dark Knight slots, and in 2013 for The Dark Knight Rises slots.
Lord of the Rings Slots
The Chief Executive of Microgaming, Roger Raatgever, stated that the Batman movies are famous worldwide, and that they are one of the most successful movies in the history of movies. And added that the logo of the Batman is something that is known around the world, and that it’s a success that Microgaming now holds the right to make slot games based on such a great movie that is worldwide known. And the Microgaming advisory announced the whole history behind the successful franchise of the Batman. DC comics Batman started in 1939, and he became a worldwide known icon. And now the Batman has been a part of more than 15 comics monthly. And these comics are then translated into thirty other languages to be distributed in over sixty countries. And the most recent movies weren’t any difference as they grossed millions in the box office and achieved success worldwide.
And after this announcement, all of the branded slot lovers have been increasing their expectations. Because the Lord of the Rings slots has only featured the first part of the trilogy, so after this announcement the LOTR fans are hoping for a soon release of the rest of the parts.
Online Casino Software Worldwide
No rest for the big players, as the worldwide leading player in the online casinos software providing world, Cryptologic has finally confirmed the deal they are having with Espacejeux, a multiyear licensing contract. The newly found partner of Cryptologic, Espacejeux is an online gambling casino operated through the state lottery corporation, named Loto-Quebec. Espacejeux was founded back in 2010, on its way to achieve the goal of Loto-Quebeic, which is to become a main player and a leading online gambling casino in Canada through responsible marketing of services. Espaceeux is considered only the second online gambling casino of that type to be launched in Canada. It was preceded by PlayNow.com, the first online gambling casino to be providing services in Canada. This online gambling casino was operated by the British Columbia Lottery Corporation.
As for the details of the agreement between the two companies, Cryptologic has given Espacejeux all access and all the licensing rights needed so Espacejeux can use 14 games of its top famous games. This deal will be applied throughout the year, with the first set of games already passed to Espacejeux and have already been released on their website. This first set of games contained the very first game that usually gets offered upon this kind of deals, Bejeweled.
That is not the only news concerning Cryptologic, as mentioned before; there is no rest for the big players. It had been announced that there was diligence performed by Amaya Gaming, which is based in Montreal, in order to complete its total acquisition of the Cryptologic stocks that it doesn’t have. Amaya Gaming has offered to buy all of the stocks that it doesn’t already own at a price of 2.54 $ for each stock. This makes the total price for all of Cryptologic’s stocks that’s Amaya is buying equal 35.8 million dollars. Commenting on this announcement, the CEO of Amaya Gaming, David Baazov said that this agreement will be very successful as Amaya Gaming and Cryptologic hold the same business principles and values. And added that all the people at Amaya Gaming are very hopeful and excited with the deal and the partnership with Cryptologic, as it is one of the biggest names in the business.
Espacejeux and Cryptologic
Now back to the main topic, which is the deal between Espacejeux and Cryptologic. The General Manager of Espacejeux, Francois Poulin commented on the partnership and said that Espacejeux has managed to build a name for itself in a short period of time. He also said that the partnership with Cryptologic will allow the company to be more versatile and able to supply more diverse collection of games to their online gambling clients. On the other side, the Group Head of Business Development at Cryptologic, Ian Price said that the whole team at Cryptologic is welcoming this opportunity to work with their recent partner, Espacejeux.
Online Gambling Danish Gambling Authority
The oldest and the most recent regulatory institutions that deal with online gambling regulations and rules have made very big announcements, yet differing and opposite ones. These two authorities are Antigua and Barbuda and the Danish Gambling authority. Starting with the Danish Gambling authority, since the opening of the Danish online gambling casino market, which dates back to the first on January 2012. The Danish authority made sure that everybody knew that it intends to prevent any illegal online gambling casinos operating in the Danish market. And it has been known that the Danish Gambling authority encourages whistle blowing. This was made clear by an outlining that it published regarding the punishments to those who operate illegally in the Danish market. And this outlining also showed how can these operators be reported, they have even provided an e-mail address that citizens can use in order to report any illegal gambling operators that they spot operating within the Danish market.
Gambling Market in Danish Language
This outlining advisory also contained serious threats to the illegal operators who will try to invade the Danish market. As it made clear how to figure out and spot an illegal online casino operator in Denmark, the first indicator would be that the website would be in Danish language. Secondly, it will accept Danish currency. These two point will make the client sure that this online gambling operator is targeting the Danish market illegally. Then the client should use the above mentioned email to report such sites. As for the consequence of illegally operating in the Danish market, firstly it will lead to a notice of contravention to stop the illegal operation they are providing to the Danish market. Secondly, they will prevent all Danish clients’ access to the website, and will block the ability of funds transferring and the violation will be reported.
Online Gambling Regulation
As for the other regulation authority, the Government of Antigua and Barbuda, it stated that they will bring back the dispute they had with the US. This was stated by the government on the 15th of February. This old dispute that is being brought back revolves around a ruling that was in the favor of Antigua, this ruling was by the WTO. But the US refused to abide by that ruling. The minister announced that in the upcoming few weeks, the government will have serious talks with the suitable legal officials and counsels in order to figure out the best method for the people of Antigua and their online gambling operation industry. And Antigua is planning to force the US to abide the ruling, and as was stated by Lovell, when he said that Antigua has fought this legal battle with honor, and it ended being on the victorious side. But the United States government is refusing to abide by the law and is refusing to comply.
Mr. Green Online Casino
It has been confirmed that QuickFire, the independent software provider which happens to be one of the largest partnerships for Microgaming has signed a deal with Mr. Green internet casino. This deal’s terms and conditions would supply Mr. Green with the wide variety of Flash games that Microgaming provides.
This has been announced by Mr. Green online casino, and it is expected to be followed by an announcement by Microgaming as well. This deal is considered to be a win-win situation. Mr. Green is going to be supplied with all the popular and great flash games that Microgaming can offer. And having a partnership with a company with the size of Microgaming is always a plus. Microgaming is one of the leading software providers for internet casino. It has more than 600 branded and unique games. For example it’s very famous huge jackpot slots and its’ Mega Moolah. The Mega Moolah has made the biggest and largest payout in the world with a payout of a total of 6 million.
And on the other side, it would also benefit QuickFire and Microgaming a lot, as Mr. Green online casino is considered one of the fastest growing online casinos with several awards and it offers casino services to various countries that include Finland, Austria, Norway, the UK, Germany and Sweden. It was awarded the title of The Best Online Casino by Internetworld magazine from 2008 throughout 2011. Mr. Green is also a part of the 2001 EGR Power50 list for the most influential and important gaming companies in the world, which vouches for its quality, reputation and importance.
And the deal’s results have already started to show, because a lot of Microgaming’s popular games are already live and running on Mr. Green internet casino. For example, Mermaids Million, Thunderstruck and Reel Gems are already available there. And the Tomb Raider slot game is also available on the casino which presents the branded category.
Commenting on this agreement and partnership, the CEO of Mr. Green online casino, Mikael Pawlo stated that people who used the services of Mr. Green casino always expects to find only the best of games. And that Mr. Green was the first internet casino to offer different solutions of various casino vendors. And now, after this great agreement, they will now offer different games from 5 vendors. Beside the latest addition Microgaming, the other four vendors are WagerWorks, Nyx Interactive, BetSoft Gaming and Net Entertainment. And he also said that the people back at Mr. Green are very impressed with the performance and quality of QuickFire.
He didn’t stop there, but Pawlo continued and talked about how much are people at Mr. Green waiting for the release of The Dark Knight, which is the latest branded slot game to be offered by Microgaming by this summer. The Dark Knight slot game is expected to have state of the art technology which will help it provide its users with an innovative and a fun experience, as stated by Microgaming.
MicroGaming Announces Karate Pig Slot Game
It has been officially announced by Microgaming that it will introduce a new slot game. This game is called Karate Pig, and it is expected to be released in the beginning of April. It has also been stated by the software supplying titan that the game will be comic martial arts themed. As a result of this, it is expected to have a huge fan base because of its theme. And also the thing that makes it unique is that it is a multileveled bonus game. The logo of the game, The Karate Pig is the wild symbol. And this symbol is able to appear stacked on the reels. This will lead into higher payouts ability, coming with 2,000 coins as its fixed jackpot. And the lesser payout would be offered by some other character.
For more details concerning The Karate Pig slot game, it consists of forty paylines. Players can wage a maximum of 5 coins for each payline, which results in a maximum of 200 coins for each spin. As for the coins themselves, they range from coins of 0.01 credits to coins with 0.5 credits. And although that this game doesn’t provide the players with a progressive jackpot, but with all the features and bonus games it offers, no one will be missing the progressive jackpot. As for the symbols that would be used in the slot machine, Microgaming used icons from the great Japanese ancient culture. This adds to the thematic sense of the game, instead of going with the standard route of using card symbols of high value. These icons from the Japanese culture include a bonsai tree and a laughing Buddha.
And the bonus game would be triggered by the Karate Pig in his sushi chef outfit, he will trigger the bonus when the player gets 3 or more symbols scattered on the reels. Then the player will get to choose either bonus games that the game has to offer. These two bonus games are named Hammer Bonus and Pork Chop Bonus. Both of them are culinary skill related.
As for the details of the bonus game, they contain six items, and the player will get to pick one of them. And each time a player enters the bonus game, he gets a better rank on his karate belt. And when the player reaches the seventh ranked belt, which is the black karate belt, the player would then enter the big bonus game, the Final Showdown Bonus. The player will then face a huge monster and he will only have three rounds to take him out and gain a lot of rewards and prizes. And the beauty of The Karate Pig is that Microgaming did its best in order to integrate high quality level of graphics with the game in order to make this game visually entertaining and not only about points and payouts.
Nevada Gaming Commission Hearing
A lot of things have happened at the Nevada Gaming Commission hearing on Thursday. The first thing, but not the most important thing, the awarding of a gaming license to the musician Jimmy buffet. And Despite this being big news, but it was outshined by another vital event. This event was the state’s plans regarding the adopting of the first legalized online poker gaming industry. But this isn’t the first time the commission makes history. Back in December last year, the commission adopted a set of regulations concerned with online poker. And this Thursday, the commission finished what it started by taking the last step of finalizing these rules. This was made in order to provide the companies that are responsible for watching and monitoring the poker sites, with the regulations needed to achieve that.
The state of Nevada has its own methods to use the services of Independent Testing Labs, and this came from experience after having eleven drafts of this bill and regulation. As the state of Nevada has been doing its best in order to keep up with the continuous changes of the online gambling world.
And it has been confirmed that the regulators will be using independent testing labs and outsourcing the entire testing. This caused 12 people to lose their jobs from those who work in the technology division of the state. But besides the fact that they will hand all the tests and control to the independent testing labs, but the regulators will still have the responsibility to revise the results and stamp it for approval. And it has been confirmed that the first two testing labs who sake to enter the Nevada marketplace were BMM Compliance and Gaming Laboratories International.
And as for the numbers of the independent testing labs that are expected to be available in the market place, it is still unknown. And as for the acquiring of such license from Nevada, it would be very competitive, fair and opened, as was stated by Mark Lipparelli the Chairman of the Control Board. And he also stated that the number of independent testing labs and companies who will enter Nevada’s market place will only increase. This is a direct result of the state’s intention to go toward networked games, this will occur when the casinos inside of the state will be able to engage in interstate online poker, and possibly providing gambling services to other countries. And as for the rules needed to be provided to these applying companies, is expected to be announced on the 1st of May of this year.
And Lipparelli stated that this trip will not go smooth. It is expected that the state will face troubles and problems along the way, especially in the course of the first 6 months. And he said that the state and the regulators will apply very strong mechanisms in order to exclude out any labs with poor performance in order to maintain the best quality. It is basically self-policing if you think about it.
Cryptologic Leading Online Casinos
The huge leading online casinos service provider Cryptologic has focused its attention towards enlarging their client numbers after putting the issue that the company had with Amaya Gaming aside. And in order to increase the customer base it has entered an agreement, a multiyear one with the leading provider of online scratch and win cards and other instant profit games, NeoGames. This deal includes Cryptologic offering a wide variety of their award winning games over to NeoGames, and the top two of their games will be the first ones to be offered, but which two exactly it hasn’t been announced yet.
And the rest of Cryptologic’s games will be offered to NeoGames throughout the duration mentioned in the agreement. These games handed over to NeoGames will then be spread to more than thirty online gambling casinos that are backed by NeoGames. This agreement will make NeoGames only the second company to ever gain access to the instant click games platform that belongs to Cryptologic. This instant click games platform will make the deployment of the games offered by Cryptologic so much easier, with a set of more than three hundred online gambling games. This also allows online casino operators and developers to integrate the games and use them on their own online casino games base and payment settlement systems. And this merging will only require a couple of weeks because these operators and software developers will not need to simultaneously license these games from Cryptologic.
Cryptologic has announced through a press release that the company has published more data concerning the acquisition by Amaya Gaming. Amaya Gaming was willing to pay the price of 2.525 $ per share in order to buy the whole share and stock capital of Cryptologic. This offer hasn’t been officially accepted or denied, but with more than 50% acceptance, Cryptologic has given its shareholders a chance until the 28th of March this year to complete their acceptance formalities to make it official. This indicated that the acceptance of this deal officially is just a matter of time, and what is happening now is just a formality and nothing more.
Back to the integration deal that involves Cryptologic and NeoGames, the Managing Director of NeoGames, Shay Bar-Joseph has stated that this agreement that involves the integrating of a third party games provider to the NeoSphere games platform was a much needed and effective step that will bring more gain and profit to the company. And he added that he predicts that this deal will last for the long haul and it will be very beneficial for both of them.
On the other hand, the Group Head of the Business Development in Cryptologic, Ian Price stated that Cryptologic is very glad with such integration, and that the company is very glad to have such a well reputed company as big as NeoGames as their partner. He also added that he is predicting that this agreement will be very profitable and useful for both parties.
Danish Online Gambling, Microgaming and Downloadable Casino
Online Gambling in the European Market
It seems that’s the online gambling market in Europe isn’t taking any breaks. As there will always be news, not necessarily good ones, but there is always news concerning gambling networks, platforms & regulations. In this article we are going to discuss a few of the recent events and news that took place within the online gambling community in Europe. Starting with the most shocking yet dramatic news, it came from Germany, Schleswig Holstein state to be exact. It brought flashbacks to everyone, like a Deja vu, as what happened in Schleswig Holstein has happened exactly in the same way back at the United States of America at Washington DC.
In 2011, there was a private liberal online policy for gambling that has been issued by the state of Holstein itself, and it gained the approval and appreciation by everyone at the online gambling industry, and not only that, but it gained the approval of the European Commission as well. As for the transformation of this policy into regulated law turned out to be a very hard task, because it needed the votes of the majority and every single vote could matter and affect this legislation. The voting resulted in the failure of the Social Democrats, who had the goal of repelling the policy by bringing in legislation, but they lost the voting by one vote difference. As a result, the Holstein state has already started processing this application in order to issue the new policy and legislation before 6th of April, which is the date of the upcoming state general elections.
Now onto news from another spot in Europe, this one comes directly from Denmark, and it revolves around Prima Networks. Microgaming is behind the powering of the Prima Networks, and in the recent years, this network has achieved and made a place for itself amongst the networks in the regulated world of online gambling.
Danish Online Gambling
As Prima Networks holds almost quarter of the licensees that got issued through the Gambling Authority in Denmark, which translates into thirty four different brands. Speaking of the Gambling Authority, the director of the network, Loraine Schoevers stated that the rules and terms of the Danish online gambling venue works in the favor of both sides, the operators and the players. And he added that as soon as more online gambling markets open in Europe, Prima Network will surely become a main player in these markets, as Prima Networks provides its clients with the best solutions and the most innovative games. Prima Networks provides its clients with a huge variety of online gambling games, which includes QuickFire, Downloadable Casino and Flash Casino. And there has been news concerning an upcoming launch of the Flash Poker game.
The biggest concern in the online gambling world in Europe has to be Responsible Gambling. It all started with a responsible gaming approach that was developed by Svenska Spek, one of the biggest names in the Swedish online gaming community, it was called PlayScan, which was back in 2007. This solution was approved by the WLA, the World Lottery Association and approved by ISO as it meets all the specifications required by the ISO 27001:2005.
Online Casino Software, William Hill’s Stake
It seems that Playtech is up in arms concerning its plans of being a huge part of the online gambling community market; this was confirmed by the news revolving around a deal that involves Playtech and Grupo Caliente. Grupo Cliente is the biggest land based gaming supplier in Mexico with a client base that expands to more than ninety land based venues.
These venues have a wide variety of bingo halls, video lotteries and your normal casinos, these venues are present all over South and Central America and of course Mexico. This deal between Playtech and Grupo Caliente will result in Playtech being the online gambling client front of Grupo Caliente. Playtech’s role in this agreement will include Playtech providing all of its online casino products, such as slot games and tables, and of course this includes the famous Playtech slot game that is based on Marvel’s super heroes and other Hollywood great movies.
Online Casino Software
And as for the management of such online casino software, it will be run by the Information Management Solution which is a state of the art modern day platform that is used by Playtech. This will make the client able to have the best online gambling experience and guarantees his return to the online casino in the future.
And of course, since Grupo Caliente is based in Mexico, the online gambling venue will abide by the Mexican regulations concerning online gambling. These regulations are applicable not only in Mexico, but it is applicable in other parts in Latin America as well.
But apparently not all the news concerning Playtech are happy news, since it has been reported that the joint venture between Playtech and the United Kingdom gambling monster William Hill that goes by the name of WHO, which represents 40% of the profits to William Hill. The bad news is, the profits of William Hill’s normal operations are inclining, while the profits of WHO are on the increase, and Playtech is the owner of 29% of WHO. According to the agreement between Playtech and William Hill, these terms state that William Hill is eligible to buy the 29% that Playtech owns in the year 2013, which is a clause that William Hill is predicted to use to make up his loses from his normal operations. And to confirm that, the Chief executive of William hill, Ralph Topping stated that there is a lot of friendly discussions between William Hill and Playtech in order to determine what is going to happen to WHO in the upcoming year.
And now back to the partnership between Grupo Caliente and online casino software developer, Playtech, where the Chief executive of Grupo Caliente, Eduardo Hernandez expressed his joy and his hopes towards this partnership and that he is hoping that their partnership would provide the clients with the best and the most enjoyable experience of online gaming out there. On the other hand, Playtech’s CEO Mor Weizer also stated that Playtech is very glad about the deal they are making with one of the biggest gaming operators in Latin America, Grupo Caliente. And he added that he always predicted that there will be some sort of partnership between Grupo and Playtech, and that it was only a matter of time for this to happen.
Black Friday has to be the most impactful event that ever occurred that shock the online gambling community to its core in 2011. Black Friday occurred on the 14th of April, when three of the major online poker providers were shut down, and their bank accounts seized along with their domain names. This was done by the United States Department of Justice, which alleged that these online poker operators were providing false declarations to the banks when processing their users’ payments. These three poker rooms were Poker Stars, Full Tilt Poker and Absolute Poker. Although after Black Friday, Pokerstars was successful to keep its operations going offshore, outside the United States, and managed to pay their American players in full.
Online Gambling Casino
The results of Black Friday were very noticeable on the online gambling casino community in the US. For example, a major software provider to the American online casinos, Vegas Technology closed all of its brands. And many more online gambling casinos and operators either closed down, or moved their domain from dotcom to other domains, since the dotcom domains are under the control of the United States, so they switched to others to avoid that.
As for the online gambling community in Europe, there has been a lot of changes for quite some time, which makes it hard to select one impactful event that occurred that shocked it as much as Black Friday. But it seems that the hopes of getting a constant regulation mechanism are going to be let down. This was confirmed by the European Parliament whet it made it clear that it will be against such proposals. This statement affected the online gambling markets of Germany and Greece, and France as well, as it seems that its market didn’t flourish as much as it was planned to.
And now back to the effects of Black Friday on online gambling providers. For Cryptologic, the results were disastrous, as it has lost a lot of momentum and its numbers kept going down each quarter. This led to the rumor that stated that Amaya Gaming is going to buy the whole share of Cryptologic that was in April 2011. And it was confirmed by the end of 2011. It was confirmed when both companies announced that they reached a deal which is satisfactory for both parties.
On the contrary, due to the increase in brands and market shares around the world, outside of the United States. Playtech took advantage of this and was successful in making a huge number of acquisitions in the gambling markets that are recently regulated. For example, it made a ten year agreement with a major player in the online gambling operating game, Gala Coral. As a result of this deal, Gala Coral will have to move all of its brands onto the Playtech software platform. Another example is the acquisition of Mobenga, the leading mobile gambling provider. These are just a few examples of the success that occurred to Playtech following Black Friday.
Zynga Goes Online Gambling
Zynga Poker Online Gambling
Great news for all the Zynga fans out there, especially fans who always had a hard time having to log into Facebook in order to enjoy the world of Zynga. Because last Thursday, the online gaming monster Zynga made an announcement concerning the release of its most updated proprietary platform that will be available on their website, Zynga.com. This feature will allow all of the diehard fans and players to log onto and play their favorite games without having to log through Facebook, and that this platform will include all of Zynga’s games, and of course, the best one of them all, Zynga Poker. This platform is announced to be available for everyone by the end of this month.
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This separation of Zynga from Facebook will not only work in the favor of all the players, but it will be beneficial for Zynga itself, as it will give Zynga the financial freedom it always needed, which will lead the way into integrating a platform of real money gambling, which was prohibited on Facebook. That’s not a personal prediction, as it has been stated by the spokesperson of Zynga in January, that Zynga poker is discussing the move into online gambling that involves real money with various partners. Zynga has always depended on Facebook in order to attract users and players, if broken into numbers, Zynga accumulates more than 30 million player monthly, and the numbers state that 90 % of Zynga’s revenue comes directly from Facebook, which shows the important role that Facebook played in the success of Zynga, especially Zynga Poker.
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On the other hand Zynga contributed in 12% of Facebook’s profits the last year. But of course, after the move Zynga will take concerning its separation from Facebook, these numbers are expected to change.
Mark Pincus the CEO of Zynga said that Zynga is seeking the opportunity to involve real money gambling with social games in America, and of course these games will abide with the rules and regulations of the online gambling in America. He also stated that Zynga will strike a deal with a major player in the online casino world in months; this was stated by him during the Technology, Media and Telecom Conference last Wednesday.
He also posted in a blog post that he hopes that the Platform partners and anyone else in the online gambling business would reach their games, so more players would connect and play on the platform available at Zynga.com. And finally, he added that sometime this year, the Zynga Platform will become available to all the social game makers through Zynga API.
888, emerging player in Casino market
With its promotion, 888 casinos are celebrating the launch of its giant new player. On this occasion 888 casinos is offering a treat to those who get themselves registered to it. The treat includes much expensive gifts absolutely free of cost. But this special opportunity will be given to those who get themselves registered between May 4 & June 4. This isn’t enough. In money play mode, they require no deposit to start playing. Don’t miss this exclusive chance to win exciting gifts.
You can do this by taking part in Every Card Win. It’s a promotional campaign launched by the site. Radio & TV commercials are the sponsors of this promotional event that sounds like huge fun. For new real money players there is another deal. By registering themselves, they can also entitle themselves for great bonus offers.
Mission of the 888 group is to become the number one gaming company in the world, in terms of number of members and their satisfaction. Casino-On-Net or 888 casino and Pacific Poker are the two prime brands of the group mainly, with which the group plans to establish an exceptional environment for online gaming. 888 group has Millions of members registered from almost all the countries round the world proves its reliability and popularity among the internet gaming sites. In the year 2007, 888 was selected as Best gaming and Betting company, Casino of the year for three running years, best online casino(2006), GOM readers’ choice award as leading casino.
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Compliments to awardees from eCOGRA at eGaming Review Awards
In eGaming review awards which held in London, eCOGRA, body that protects the rights of players and set standards for operators complimented its four accredited and Fair and safe play seal holders for their excellent success in the year 2009. Bwin Interactive AG was the center of attraction for all for bagging the most important award of the evening, â€˜Operator of the Year’. Bwin Interactive AG is listed in Vienna as eCOGRA seal holder. This award witnessed the performance and acceptance of Bwin Interactive among players that made it won the crucial award, despite of the cut throat competition among leading online gambling sites,
Ubinet, another accredited and seal holder site of eCOGRA got â€˜European Live Gaming Operator of the Year’ & â€˜European Sports Operator of the Year’. 888 and Party Gaming got ‘Casino Operator of the Year’ and ‘Poker Operator of the Year’ respectively. 888 and Party Gaming are associated with eCOGRA. Chief Executive Officer of eCOGRA Andrew Beveridge was very happy and felt proud complimenting the success of associated sites. According to Beveridge sincere efforts with professionalism can consistently bring one thing to businesses and industry, which is Success!
Based in London, eCOGRA is a non-profit organization that regulates all Online Gambling Operations, set guidelines and enforces standard operating procedures in order to emphasize and enforce safe play and fair practice. The seal granted by eCOGRA has become a brand symbol, for sites which maintain high standards and fair play.
eCOGRA has granted its seal to 145 online gaming sites after monitoring and verification and working on several others on a continuous basis.
Positive Aspects of Online Gambling Industry
Positive Aspects of Online Gambling Industry and Sports Betting
It seem like gambling industry is becoming strong for a comeback for the year 2008 with an emerging igambling market after the period of around an year of unpleasant news for the online gaming industry. A large number of big poker and casino site operators are considering about a come back to the US market. The intuition unveiled in the initial days of October at Casino Affiliate Program i.e. CAP Euro conference in Barcelona. We are mainly emphasizing their logical point. As compared to the past, the legal liability for online poker, casino and bingo operators is lesser currently. Arrests took place due to the sports betting and enforcement of that lengthy standing wire act despite of UIGEA. The withdrawal of online gaming operators from US market was just a reflex reaction which cost them loss of millions of dollars.
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The bottom lines grew aggressively for poker games operators who risked it all by remaining in the US market and made them suffered maximum loss. Not required to mention, they are just giving a final touch to their strategies and craving to compensate their losses. Around 4 poker rooms and several other online casinos accept players from US. As a matter of fact; Playtech & Cryptologic are the online gaming software providers that abandon all US gamblers. Despite other accept players from other states or select them on the basis of casino. The main part of problem for US players is the reduced number of payment options and expensive financial deals. World trade organization has come up with one more news to relax a bit by taking off concessions up to 100 billion dollars in trade because of illegitimate foundation of trade by UIGEA. This appears to be the great opportunity to accelerate the cancellation of restrictions on US online gaming. It is unfair to continue with the law which saves interest of minorities on the cost of billions of dollars from the US taxpayers.
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All it roused from the victory of Antigua in the starting of year when WTO declared that US has ignored the mutual consent agreement of world’s trade by abandoning gaming operators of Antigua & allowing its domestic operators to continue offering online gaming. Consequently, all members of WTO are thinking of asking for compensation which stands for about 100billion dollars, that is the value of the complete US online gaming industry. And Barney Frank Bill are also getting us support. iMEGA president Edward J. Leyden said lot many things about the chilling effect and the unconstitutional, effects of online Internet Gambling i.e. UIGEA in the District Court of U.S. Various voices has been raised to defend the civil rights of common people. Barney Frank Bill also believes that these changes could create a milestone in the industry of online gaming.
Las Vegas Poker Pro Annie Duke Takes 2nd in Celebrity Apprentice
The season finale of the popular reality TV show The Apprentice ended their 9th season this past weekend. World known professional poker player Annie Duke walked away with 2nd place in a gracious loss to 76 year old Joan Rivers.
Annie made all poker players across Las Vegas and throughout the world very proud as she raised the most money in Apprentice history for her charity and other charities as well. Poker players from far and wide made a great effort to donate and make sure to support Annie in her fight against Joan and sidekick Melissa Rivers to the end.
Joan made several attempts to knock Annie off of her winning streak but failed and most truly believe that the only reason that she won was because of her age and the respect that Donald Trump felt he owed to her.
Melissa Rivers was a complete embarrassment to watch as she ran around and through worthless fits throughout the entire season. Everyone else was also quite entertaining, the b-c class stars included, Dennis Rodman, Clint Black, Jesse James and Tom Green.
The next season of Apprentice will likely lack the celebrity edge but will promise to be quite entertaining as teams and individuals fight with everything they have to become Donald Trump’s next apprentice.
New Games launch at InterCasino
Opportunity to Win a Trip to Egypt with New Games launch at InterCasino
On the occasion of release of four new exciting games, InterCasino has provided an opportunity to live a Royal life for all its players in Cairo such as Cleo Queen of Egypt, Street Fighter, Savanna Surprise and Area 21. Once you play any one of these games, you will find yourself closer with the possibility of this exclusive prize of lifetime.
Similarly, on the release occasion of another new exciting game on July 30, from software Cryptologic, InterCasino has provided another opportunity to win a 5 star trip to the capital of Egypt, Cairo. Winning player would be going on a five night trip to Egypt. Visit to ancient pyramids and desert safari is included in it. InterCasino keeps its customer entertaining by offering prizes and other gifts which keep the enthusiasm live.
Street Fighter IV is much better and developed than before. The chance of winning cash prizes is maximum here. With the Cleo Queen of Egypt, there is a chance to win a Jackpot. Attractive Cash prizes are there with Area 21 as well.
An Initiative to make Gambling, better and safe with survey
Global Online Gambler Survey will be conducted by ecommerce and Online Gambling Regulation and Assurance or eCOGRA, authority that protects the right of players and set standards for online gambling. Millions of Casino and Poker players throughout the world will take part in this survey and present their opinion. This survey is reported as the biggest initiative which never took place before, about the attitudes and behavior of online Gamblers.
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This survey will record the opinions of players over the areas of player protection, Casino, Poker, and Responsible Gambling. This survey is exceptionally supported by top software providers, portals & Operators and the own contact records of eCOGRA, to promote it. The results of this survey are supposed to ascertain better knowledge and understanding of the needs and issues, most players are concerned about. This provides an opportunity to the Operators to know directly from the players how they would feel online gambling as the most delightful safe experience. Major software providers whose software simultaneously handle chunk of online gambling operations are supporting this survey. It includes Microgaming& On game & 888. Many operators to whom eCOGRA has granted a Play it Safe seal are also in support of the cause. This survey will be promoted through hyperlinks by more than 30 online portals.
CEO of eCOGRA, Andrew Beveridge, aims to maximize the supporting entities in this survey. This survey is one of the largest surveys, conducted in any field. Only a handful of players on the reputable sites will not be informed about this survey in upcoming days, else everyone is requested to complete it. The results of this survey will give players and organizations a clear picture of the rapid expansion of the industry and to its possible future.
The idea of this giant survey project has been formulated by the top gambling research team from Nottingham Trent University and University of Nevada which is situated in Las Vegas, support it. The in-depth information required in whichever vertical of the project will be taken up from surveys in Japan, US, UK, Germany, Canada and Sweden by the qualitative groups.
Results would be revealed to public in January 2007.
New Games releases- Bomber girls & Faberge Eggs
Microgaming casino games portfolio this month deserve to be called not less than Marvelous. These games are based on real themes and incidents like Revolutionists of Russia, skies dominated by Bomber girls, right down to flying eagles, hole-in-ones & birdies. Extremely thrilling experience is served by Belly online casino. Belly online casino is the first of MG casinos to offer this experience. The unique onion domes of St. Basil’s, precious Faberge eggs, double-headed eagle seals of imperial Russia & starred aristocrats provide you the newest video slot experience.
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To BOUNTY rewards; birdies, eagles & hole-in-ones comes to second place. Fast and easy to play & ample of funny experience with free spins and exciting bonus games are there. I have played them all and none of them lags behind of its contemporary. 5 reels are offered by the Bomber Girls game, 20 pay line fast actions covered with the most captivating theme and bombers at high flight, power of women in factories and prettiest flighty babes, to divert attention of the most focused flight crew for sure!
All explosive games fill this slot that will surely create a mirage of games in real, on players. Get your air seats reserved right now, if you want an action and surprise because the Belle Rock Entertainment Online Casinos are offering Bomber girls currently. Play yourself and find out why these games are so popular.
Try those and you won’t repent your decision. Enjoy!
Macau, New destination of Casinos
Strictness in norms made by the US government for travelers coming from different parts of the world and Europe has caused a jump in revenue generation of various other tourists’ destinations. In Macau, casino industry has braked all former records of business specially casino in the area which is in control of Chinese administration. As revealed by the Gambling coordination and inspection bureau, Gambling market made 7.41 billion dollars in first half of the year 2008 which is just a 2/3 of all money made by Nevada State during 2007.
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Current scenario of gambling industry indicates that Macau could overtake the biggest US Casino market first time ever. If Macau keeps on generating revenues with same pace, then it will snatch the complete revenue of previous year within a period of first quarter of the year which is about 10.5 billion dollars. Several casinos have US owners out of total 30 casinos operating in Macau with MGM Mirage, Wynn Macau and Sands Macau coming under the group. As per various Casinos in Macau, these casino hubs are prettier croupiers, fancier hotels and glitzier casinos. This same was appreciated as per Sunday Times, UK. Paper gave preference to Macau than Las Vegas for Gambling in another article. Regular players are well acquainted about the fact that Macau is the world’s largest terminal in terms of revenue, which encourages the major Casino operators in the market.
If maximum revenue in Las Vegas earned by Slot Machines, then Baccarat does same in Macau. Macau Casinos witnessed Baccarat to be the most popular Casino games with near about three-fourth revenue generated from James Bond’s preferred Gambling pastime.
Best Casino, InterCasino, made it a complete winner
Ryan Hartley- Manager of the Best Casino, InterCasino, made it a complete winner
Reputation of any casino depends on its managers & management over a period of time. Ryan Hartley, the manager of InterCasino is better known as the Godfather of online casino gaming. InterCasino is the most trusted and the oldest online casino of the world. Since its establishment in 1996, Mr. Hartley continues to be the manager of the club. IL Padrino, as people called him lovingly in the gaming industry is using bounty of experience and knowledge to bring huge gains to his casino, InterCasino.
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InterCasino was took pleasure in receiving the award as â€˜Top Casino’ at the ceremony of Gambling Online Magazine (GOM). Mr. Hartley received the award on behalf of Casino. The name of InterCasino was announced with the attributes of innovative, fair play and excellent service in addition to the award. InterCasino has installed the top award-winning software of the gaming industry. Cryptologic online gaming platform is one of those. But top casino award only, doesn’t go equal with the praise it is getting. So to clear the doubts, let me tell you that InterCasino has won this prestigious award consecutively SEVENTH time. It is surprising that this happens when winners of Gambling Online Magazine are not selected by a panel of a dozen of people but by the votes of more than 50,000 readers. Even Oscar ceremonies seem a bit fade when compared to these with the presence of top list Elites presenting the esteemed award.
No matter, the most updated and progressive technology, excellence in service and generosity towards players bring as much fame and popularity with respect, Mr. Hartley prefer using the same personal online avatar in the InterCasino Gaming software. He became humorous while explaining a reason for doing so and thinks that his virtual avatar brings him the memories of youth which he never want to forget. Combination of real-time chat, three-dimensional graphics and realistic digital sound makes it a unique delightful experience in the environment of InterCasino, exactly like a real casino experience. InterCasino offers more than 200 online games from different jackpot game.
eCOGRA will offer its third training program with GamCare
eCOGRA that is (e-commerce and Online Gaming, Regulation and Assurance) is going to host the upcoming training course in London, starting this year in March. All those companies which are accredited by eCOGRA and all other enterprises are in reviewing process round the world. These organizations have agreed to send the managers to attend the training on their price. Bill Galston, former Chief Inspector of the UK Gaming Board and senior independent director of eCOGRA will address the audience to commence the course which lasts for two days. After the address, expert professional speakers from GamCare will present an elaborated practical tuition session on underage Gambling & social and clinical aspects issue. This training program is formulated to make gambling a simple and hassle free operation by creating awareness about legitimate gambling and implementation of strong measures which could find out gamblers creating problem and then excluding them from the game.
This program put stress on the safety of players, breaking of communication barriers and passing of all information they will require. The managers who are attending the program will be educated about how to make sure that the staff is properly trained and have sufficient knowledge about the how to deal with responsible gambling. One of the main sessions will be there to know about interaction and intervention: how to handle corrupt gamblers and the small difference between interaction and intervention. The concept of interaction would be deeply studied for the operators involved with gambling and a standard procedure would be recommended on how to meet it with the responsibility limit of operator. As a matter of fact, eCOGRA and its associated partners have put a lot of efforts to make gambling hassle free and legitimate by conducting research on responsible gambling professionally, by training and education of staff and by minimizing the probability of minor or problem gambling.
The player protection organization has joined hands with top notch international responsible gambling communities to facilitate operational managers with two days specific training course so that they can filter gambling from all fraudulent activities at their place by training & development education of staff members. These courses are warmly received by as important guidance to eliminate problem and underage gambling. Next course will be undertaken by professional experts of GamCare councilors & leading Online Gaming Operators to provide a blend of knowledge containing Standard operating procedures of clean gambling and their practical implementation to churn maximum benefit from the program
eCOGRA sets guidelines and gives a global framework to online gambling to save the interests of both players and operators which is made possible by uninterrupted monitoring, reviews and surprise inspection. All those companies which are successful in making all these requirements will receive an accreditation from e COGRA and its seal of Fair & Safe. Continuous monitoring and high standard of operations gives players a sense of security of their interest. Independent directors of eCOGRA solely identify which operators deserve to get their seal. These directors include Bill Henbrey, former head of gaming services at BDO, a top accounting firm internationally, Bill Galston, OBE, Chief Inspector for the Board of Gaming of UK(retired now); Frank Catania, Ex- Asst. Attorney General & Director of New Jersey â€“ Gaming Division and Enforcement; Michael Hirst, OBE, former Chairman and CEO of Hilton International.
InterCasino- Online Gambling service, Excellence rewarded
Among all online casinos, InterCasino has won maximum awards over the past few years. And when it comes to â€˜High Roller Awards’ by Gambling.com magazine, InterCasino grabbed another one at the function and become one of the most trusted & oldest online casinos. Over ten thousand votes were casted in the Platinum Members arena of Gambling.com to decide the winner. In Favorite Casino category, InterCasino was voted most for its customer support service & large range of games. 888. com & Golden Palace were selected as favorite runner ups.
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Customers of InterCasino casino are loyal. With encompassing range of over two hundred online casino games, monthly bonuses, huge jackpots and excellent customer service attracts customers back to it. Another point of difference between InterCasino & other casinos is the time period of payout of winning prize. Unlike other casinos, InterCasino makes payments faster to its players. The consistent winning of InterCasino is the evidence of loyalty to its customers which made it won consequently 5th time, top annual Gambling Online magazine readers’ award. InterCasino also won the Best Online Casino in 2005 award organized by Casino Player, Best of Gaming.
Being awarded is like a sweet dish of hard efforts, my staff make, to make my casino better then former, says Ryan Hartley Manager of InterCasino.
Winners of Gambling.com awards also included Favorite poker room top award winning site â€˜Everest poker’. Runner ups of the Favorite poker room award were Party Poker & Mansion Poker, Its major competitor sites. President of Gambling.com, Mr. Tim Rosenberg was extremely delighted to announce those prestigious awards.
InterCasino, Again on Top in Online Gambling
Awards in online gambling bagged by InterCasino, the oldest online casino in the online gambling industry, are maximum in number. No other online casino has won so many awards during the period of last decade. The trust of players on InterCasino has brought it another award this week. This award was presented by Gambling.com magazine in the category of High Roller Awards. More than 10000 votes were casted in the poll. Because of its appreciable service and broad gaming range, InterCasino was selected as the Favorite Casino. 888. com and Golden Palace occupied Most Preferred runner ups position.
Players of InterCasino are well impressed by the unmatched customer service, huge jackpots & bonuses and a large range of games crossing the number 200, which compel them to make recurring visits to the casino. InterCasino doesn’t delay the winning amount to be given to the customers unlike other casinos which makes it beloved and preferable to the customers. Every single year, most esteemed awards are snatched by InterCasino. Gambling Online Magazine awards have taken up by InterCasino 5th time in a row. InterCasino also won the Best Online Casino award in 2005.
Ryan Hartley, the manager of InterCasino, thinks these awards as sweet dish as a result of hard efforts made by his staff. However, he intends to thanks his staff members individually.
In the category of favorite poker room, first prize was given to Everest Poker casino. Party poker and Mansion poker gave quite tough competition to the winner.
Gear Up For the Upcoming World Poker Tour Enterprises
Fifth anniversary of The World Poker Tour- Celebrity Invitational is going to be sensational as WPT enterprise; Inc has joined hands with â€˜The Creative Coalition’ for the very first time. Hollywood’s most popular & hottest celebrates and top poker champions are invited selectively in this tournament which longs for next three days in order to get maximum cash for grabbing rights and charity. $10000 would be entitled for the last celebrity standing, which they will render to charity while victor of the tournament will be presented $100,000 and a seat worth $25000 in the WPT world championship which is going to be held in April, 2007 in Las Vegas.
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Established in 1989, The Creative Coalition 501(c) (3) is a non-profit organization of entertainment & art communities which promotes impartial public and social advocacy. The prime objective of The Creative Coalition (TCC) is to create awareness among its members, specifically on the issues that are important to public like arts and public education advocacy. With branch offices in Washington DC, Los Angeles and San Francisco, headquarter of The Creative Coalition is located in New York. This Partnership is seen as a significant step for the function on its fifth anniversary by founder CEO of WPTE.
WPT enterprise is an organization which diversifies in two different product lines: consumer durable products and entertainment. Production, manufacturing and marketing of gaming based programmers are its business related operations. WPT is recognized as WPTE at NASDAQ. Being the creator of World Poker Tour (A TV program) which is marketed through 150 different channels all around the world, another program series is launched by WPTE, which revolve around the playing strategies of Poker celebrities.
UIGEA’s strictness towards InterCasino & PartnerLogic
Partnerlogic Marketing head, Marc Waxman made that regretful announcement that they are going to close all gaming accounts of US players from 11am Eastern Standard Time on October 3,2006. Regarding the unclear bonuses and deposits, he said that those will be returned back to players within upcoming month. Outside the United States, all brands of PartnerLogic will continue operating in all its markets. In the previous couple of years, share of PartnerLogic in these markets has stupendous growth and now they are focusing on these markets for further progressive development.
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However, the US is expected to grant permission to InterCasino to continue operations and regulation of online gaming, being the oldest & reputed online casino of the world. Simultaneously, on Nov. 23, 2006, InterCasino is going to celebrate and launch some exciting games including Thunder from Down Under & Mystique which are new range adult games on the occasion of celebration of its 10th anniversary with loyal partners and millions of players round the globe.
Until their webmasters don’t earn revenue from referring players who are the residential of US, offering services related to online gaming is expected to be allowed. But there is a condition for doing so even, that webmasters can’t wager from their account. In other words, webmasters are not permitted to play at VIP Casino, Poker Player, Inter Bingo and InterCasino. If they violate the condition, they would be penalized and their account would be closed immediately.
By October 6, 2006 all accounts of Partner Logic’s US players will be closed down. In case, if they are allowed to operate in US, accounts of all players will be reopened in the same status as they were at the time of closing the account.
InterCasino launched online Guide for beginners
Online Gambling is becoming popular among people. Hundreds of new games are offered by these Online Casinos. For the beginners, InterCasino has set up a new website. This website is advisory in nature and it gives them a quick idea of playing those online games. It also suggests tricks and tips to play smartly. This Gambling Guide is set up with an objective to provide necessary information to the new players.
This Gambling Guide is assembled with the assistance of regular players, to show both good and not so good, sides of online gambling to the beginners. CEO of Net Addictions, John Straw addressed the media after guide launch. Important tips and hints are given in the Gambling guide website for new players
Players at InterCasino don’t need to get confused about nature of the game. An elaborated explanation about these is there on the website of InterCasino which let players get acquainted and try all their favorite games for free. InterCasino presents most popular slots including Marvel Heroes Slot and Millionaire’s club.
Free Bonus for Prospective Online Gambling Players
When a new player joins an online casino and makes initial deposit to casino, a large range of first deposit bonus is offered by most online casinos while few of them offer cash bonus absolutely free without any condition of initial deposit to its players. Presence of stiff competition made online casinos to explore new possibilities of free bonus to attract prospective customers. Many of these offers either complete or a pre-defined proportion the initial deposit made by the new player. Depending on the kind of bonus, online casinos attempt to offer maximum possible bonus to retain their new customers.
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Some of these online casinos offer free cash bonus to the players with no obligation of initial deposit to receive welcome bonus. These online casinos let the player feel the heat of play where money is on bet, before they agree to pay for it. It also includes the exploration of new casino software and games by the players. New better and exciting bonus offers are available for new players now a days. One of those offers is unbelievable! It gives free cash points to the player to continue playing and winning. Player can win up to a confined amount of cash with this offer. In case, if any player earns a big win like with a progressive jackpot slots, it can continue the game by making a deposit at the casino.
Good care needs to be exercised while selecting any bonus offer. In fact, starred terms and conditions in minute text are required to be read and understood with great care. Free cash bonus and no joining deposit offers are the strategies to lure customers. This may go as it sounds with the complete involvement and it is of no meaning out of context. Imagine if all casinos start giving free cash bonuses, where do they get these from? They aren’t going to allocate money from their own pocket as they are also businesses and present in the market to earn.
Real Excitement with Real Virtual Casino Racing!
Real Excitement with Real Racing!
Virtual races are fun to spend the day! A new exciting game has been launched by party casino, Virtual racing. Just as similar to the real one you can bet on exciting simulated horse and dog races. No…No…This isn’t enough!! Casino is providing you five dollar’s worth purchase from stalls their absolutely free of cost! Go through the form properly and get started. Everyone who has registered has a profile mentioning their sex, age & name with additional to a short personality description and a bold avatar. You can get the complete statistics of how they played, how much they betted and consequent result of last five races, if you want to try your luck and play.
Just point out the unusual in one of the three available modules: like U.K. style with odds displayed in fractions, e.g., 5/1; U.S. style, e.g., +500; and international style, with decimal odds, e.g., 6.00.
You have choice among three different types of bets you can make:
U.K.bets: Win or place Forecast Tricast
U.S. bets: Win or place Exacta Trifecta
International bets: Win or place Exacta Trifecta
It is your choice if you want to bet on scheduled races that are conducted at a pre-defined time or instant races, which starts frequently once your wager is low
Once you are in the virtual racing corridor, options of betting on both; dogs & horses will be presented to you. You can choose to go with ‘instant races’ or with ‘scheduled races’
By clicking on the horse button on the top of corridor, a screen will provide you information of previous runners. From the 3 different types of bets, when your bet is confirmed you can click on â€˜Start Race’ to play.
You can opt to any one of the options to start â€˜waiting’, ‘completed’, ‘playing’. Put your bet before ten seconds of race.
InterCasino- with numerous awards
The award for the best online casino was awarded to the safest place to play. This award was granted to them for the 5th time. This survey was conducted by Gambling Online Magazine. The voting for this award was undertaken among various online players. This company has gained many positive comments and not even a single negative one. Various polls were undertaken and the results proclaimed them as the best every online gambling. They have secured many awards and tributes. There were 30 different categories and they were awarded within the top five places.
The company was selected for this award based on the voting casted by 50000 voters. InterCasino was selected as the best place for online gambling. The company has been continually working on the negative comments given by their customers. The online gambling strategy is a new and rapidly advancing business over the internet. The feedback of the players are important for the company to react up on and create a successful online gambling spot. The InterCasino also achieved the Silver Award for best reputation and Interpoker. The company was granted with this award for the best software which was implemented on the poker games. PartnerLogic was selected as the best affiliation program.
The award for top bingo site was given to InterBingo. There are numerous players who are addicted to the game called Bingo and the company is striving hard to adapt the game to the tastes of the players. It is difficult task to be selected as the best online gaming site. This company has been striving hard to gain this award. There were many awards which were acquired by InterCasino in the year 2005. These awards were granted to them based on the result of the various polls conducted by various magazines.
Women- the future of casino
Recent studies conclude that, about 70% of the entire women population in the world was found to be online in the year 2006. Nowadays, most of the women are online when compared to the men. Out of those women who are online, 67% of them make purchases too. There are chances that this percentage of women making online purchases is bound to grow by the year of 2010. As a result of the above statistics, we can conclude that the number of women who make purchases online will rise up to 85 million women.
Recent studies performed by popular companies stated that around 40 women spend their time in the internet, playing online games or simply surfing. They also make online purchase of holiday packages online. Women were found to be online most of the time. They spend more time online when compared to performing other tasks like cooking, relaxing etc. when compared to any other media activities, the time spend on the internet is found to be more.
Any decision in regard to purchasing any item depends on the female gender. They make all kinds of decisions which govern the online or offline purchases. If the production companies produce various items concentrating on the ideologies of the women, they can get good income. The number of purchases committed by the women all over the world is continually on the increase. Recent studies on the people’s commitment towards casinos show that there are 53% of female slot players and 47% of male slot players. Out of the above statistics, 35 to 55 % of the women play these games from home.
Online Casino Halloween Themes
There was a new theme released to attract many players with the Halloween season arriving so soon. There is a game which has been released. This game which is named as â€˜Witches Wealth’ has been a successful one. The game is highly entertaining and rewarding too. Many varieties of symbols are being employed in the making of this game. The game enables the player to gain reward in numerous ways. This game consists of 5 reel and 9 play line. The players are allowed to stake about 20 coins for every line. If you are able to place the maximum number of bets and use your luck a bit, you will be able to gather $32,250 at a stretch. The story behind the game revolves around the characters named Serena and Mr. Twinkles. Serena is a witch and Twinkles is her pet cat. There are numerous bonus features available which includes, rescuing the cat from many evil traps which can help you gather many coins of reward. The main concept of the game is to spin the magic wand where you are granted with six chances of winning huge amount of money or your way to the bonus round.
The artwork and sound system employed in the making of this game is excellent. The artwork used in this game consists of magical things such as spell book, owls and wands. There are unique features in this game which includes the mystical â€˜bats’ which when acquired can provide you with the ability to multiply your bet. Another one such game is the ‘50 Play Power Poker’. This game is added with many bonus features which can attract any video poker players. The most recent version of the game which includes â€˜Double Joker’ offers many bonus features to its players. This game can be played with 54 cards deck. This game is generous when it flexibility is considered. You can bet up to 5 coins at a maximum which is an advantage to the players. You get the chance to win up to $100,000. The game moves very fast which can increase the excitement stored in the player’s heart.
Spell Bound is another such game which has been released lately. It has colorful graphics which can create an impact in the player’s mind. There is a character which is an Enchantress which can help you find a path towards riches. This game consists of a video slot with 3 reels, 3 paylines. You can win up to $30,000. Halloweenies is another such game which has 5 reels and 20 lines. It is a video slot game. The sound effects can thrill you to the core. The game is full of candies and magical creatures. The entire game is colorful and attractive. The amount of money which can be won ranges up to $97,500. The game is designed in Australian-American style. This game includes features like free spins, bonuses, and wilds and scatters. You are granted with a chance to triple your win by spinning the 13x giant spin. If you are lucky enough to move to the patch, you will be granted with many pumpkins which have many hidden booties.
Jennifer Tilly- winner of WPT ladies night III
There was a tournament called WPT ladies night III which was held in the month of July in 2005. There were no traces of luck which enabled Jennifer Tilly win the tournament. She had employed all of her intellectual abilities to make this victory. This tournament was held in Bicycle Casino which was located in California. The victory stated above was achieved by a woman who had merely one year of experience, playing poker. She was also given with a $25000 worth of buy-in for the next tournament to be held in Bellagio. This tournament was scheduled on the next April. In addition to the above mentioned memento she was also provided with a poker set with the company’s logo. There was a special feature of her win mentioned above. The company which conducted the tournament decided to donate $10000 for breast cancer research on behalf of Tilly and all other members who participated in the finals.
Tilly was also nominated for Academy award. Her win in the tournament was another sweet surprise to her. Even though she doubted her victory as she was playing amidst various skilled and experienced players. Millions of women wish to win this tournament, every year. Each and every woman in the world wants to win the world poker tour and it was Tilly who succeeded. Nobody requires gender, age or economic status to win the poker tournament. All that one requires is to study the game, analyze and implement it. Tilly was an actress with an experience of just 12 months. She was able to win the tournament without any prior experience. Tilly began to play the poker game in the WPT Hollywood Home Game series. She also played against professional players in the WPT invitational event. This event was targeted to make the celebrities play against the professional poker players. At this special occasion, she met Laak who was an expert in poker games. Later, under the guidance of Laak, she was able to win the tournament.
Laak was overwhelmed at Tilly’s win in the tournament. Laak used to advice Tilly to read books related to poker and he would grant her one advice per week. He also made sure to make her watch various videos on the game played in WPT. He would stop the video in the middle and question her about her own opinion. He would ask her what she would have done at that situation. She gained confidence after beating Laak in various poker games which they played against each other at leisure. Laak advised Tilly to play on her own and do what she thinks. She was asked to believe her intuition. She was provided with various books on poker games. There were many participants with unique style. Tilly had never played with them before. She knew their methodologies, how they would react to various situations. She did not want to be the first one to lose. She began the game with a blind mindset, constantly believing on her intuition.
More about Online Gambling
The services which were granted in respect to online gambling were withdrawn for a short while in order to undertake an educational seminar. This seminar lasted for a week and the meeting was held in Cape Town. This meeting was undertaken by the ecommerce and Online Gambling Regulation and Assurance. There was a change in the gaming requirements which was filed by the board.
This gaming requirement was set up as a safety precaution. This program was started targeting few groups of online casinos only. There were many training programs which were held with respect to the above mentioned meeting. This training was held as a preparation for this safety precaution which is to be launched shortly. This change in the gaming requirements created a great impact on the online players. Many authorities gathered for the meeting which included support, audit, and other marketing experts. Various branches of casinos which are categorized under the seal attended the meeting. The meeting was held as per the schedule.
There was a coaching given to the staffs on the preliminary measures which are to be undertaken to prevent underage gambling. They were also given training on the safety precautions to be followed when obsessive gamblers were identified. They were also advised on various ways in which such players can be identified. This course was undertaken by various psychologists from Sweden. These precautions were undertaken after the Global Gambling Guidance Group was consulted. They were primarily issued in order to eliminate problem gambling. They were also trained to spread the cause of these precautions on gamblers.
No Deposit Bonuses with Bonus Points
A large number of online casinos generally offer some kind of bonus for new players, by providing them a hand out of $50 – $100 when the players make a first casino deposit. It is interesting to note that there are a few casinos which do not require a player to make a deposit in order to get the free cash bonus. Today competition among online casinos is a lot higher and as a result all online casinos are trying to attract new players by offering them attractive sign up bonuses. A majority of these online casinos require a player to place a minimum deposit which they will either match or offer a definite percentage of the amount. Example: 50% match bonus means that for every $100 deposited, you’ll get $50 added free to your online casino account. Generally there are maximum amounts that an online casino will pay out, but these hinge on the type of bonuses being offered.
Nevertheless there are a few online casinos that do not require a player to make a deposit in order to receive the free welcome cash bonus. Online casinos that do not expect a player to make a deposit are simply allowing the player to experience the true playing nature of the games by playing for money, before making a monetary commitment or permitting players to try new games and casino software. It is the same way casino software lets a player play games in free mode.
Today one can find even better bonus offers for new players such as free spins or free minutes. The thing about this is that players are given some free cash to play the games and keep their winnings! Yes, you read it right, the players can play for free and win real cash. However one must understand that generally there is a cap on the actual amount of winnings one can take home. Nonetheless, if you win big, especially on a progressive jackpot slots, you can make a deposit and continue playing at the online casino. One can avail of such interesting offers by doing an online search, such offers are time sensitive (limited period offers); these bonuses are exclusive and not offered for regular visitors.
It is extremely important to read the fine print very carefully while selecting a bonus scheme – with a deposit or without a deposit. Online casinos want you to join the ranks of their satisfied players, but there is NO such thing as free money. Online casinos need to make money too and this will not happen if they have to hand out $50 to every new player that comes along.
Rule of the thumb is that: The higher the bonus, larger is the deposit that should be made, and hence the lower the percentage. You can find a 300% bonus of $100 free (200% match) but in order to receive $1000 free cash, you need to deposit some $3000-$5000 (20-30% match). Before playing at an online casino check out the various bonuses offered, if you find anything that suits your needs then go ahead and play
InterCasino- updated with best gaming experience
The strictly slots magazine conducted a voting competition on the best online casino game and InterCasino was selected received the highest number of votes. There were other categories of awards conducted for the companies which provide fast payout and best gaming reward.
The InterCasino was also selected as the best choice amongst the various casino games by the readers of the strictly slots magazine. A new variety of software has been implemented by the InterCasino which includes the version 5. This version of gaming consists of additional features such as the â€˜rapid fire’ and there are new varieties of games being implemented.
Six new games have been updated recently and these games have increased the probability of the players to take over the jackpot. There are additional features included for various games. The blackjack game is updated with â€˜turbo’ feature which enhances the speed. The number of players who make use of the InterCasino has crossed 300,000.
Thunderstruck slot- new gaming experience
There are numerous games which are created each and every month of the year 2004. Among these games, Thunderstruck slot has been selected as the best game ever. It has been placed within the top three games. Thunderstruck slot is the most sought game among the various casino games which are chosen by the players of CasinoRewards.
The main characteristics which support these games are good graphics and quality sound. They consist of 5 reels and 9 paylines. This is implemented with solid statistics and multiplier and it also has gambling feature as an additional entertainment. Any skilled players can make use of these games and the jackpot value ranges up to 10,000 coins.
The samples of these games are provided in advance. These samples are enough to attract any fun loving players. There is wide range of options provided to the players which enhances the users playing capacity. Even though many games are being developed, the thunderstruck slot has secured a special place in its player’s heart. One sample of the game is all that is required to attract any player.
InterCasino more games and attractions
There is a competition which is to be held in July at InterCasino. Around 50 players are selected and granted with $ 100 each. These players are selected on the basis of most wagers received through the multi-line slot machine. There are many games which are applicable for the competition is cool bananas, the oracle, Cash caper, Free kick, Kanga Cash and Nothin’ but net.
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The above mentioned games include new themes and new rounds which offers the players with bonus chances of acquiring money easily. Each and every game targets players who are specialized in various outdoor games. If you are specialized in basketball, then the game named â€˜Nothin’ but net â€˜will suit you the best. In case your favorite sport is football then you can select the game named â€˜free kick’. There is a 3 line slot game called the cash caper where you get to own the amount of money which you can see on the reel. You are also granted with an opportunity to win the amount which is shown in the reel when two halves join perfectly.
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There is a game which implies Chinese theme and can grant you with a chance of winning $6000. There is setup available which you must install on the screen and when this icon is double clicked, the assistant will make sure that you get the game of your choice. All the above mentioned services are available at InterCasino and the users are granted with the chances of gaining $100 of bonus money each month. The InterCasino is available online in the internet and was started around 1996.
Vegas Palms The latest strategy – Viper Platform
A new concept called the ‘viper’ platform is made use of by the Vegas towers, Vegas Palms and Vegas Villa. This place consists of games such as Flash casino which are being upgraded. The games are upgraded and additional features such as navigation, strategy guides are being implemented. The games are being upgraded in three fundamental ways.
The first process includes hyperlinks which are placed in areas like Cashcheck, Playcheck and casino news. After those games are upgraded, the casino will be easily modifiable and new games can be added to the casino at ease. They make use of software which is implemented by Microgaming. This platform is included by the group of companies called the Fortune Lounge.
The games which are added newly are created with good graphics. The success of the Viper software depends on the new games which are being added at a faster rate. Around 100 games are being added at a regular basis. There are new concepts included which has Expert mode and excellent graphics which increases the chances of winning. The above mentioned features are not included in any other casinos.
Pricewaterhouse Coopers with the eCOGRA
The most awaited e-Commerce and Online Gaming Regulation and Assurance seal was given to the Trident Entertainment Group. They provide the best casino gaming service throughout the world. The award’s eligibility has been verified by various teams which have performed various tests. The tests are performed in terms of the financial and professional services provided by the company. The team of group conducted various test under the direct guidance of Pricewaterhouse coopers. The Pricewaterhouse coopers is one amongst the various companies listed in the international standards organizations. The inspection took place in their premises and it was a long process.
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There were numerous tests undertaken based on the decency and financial conditions in regard to the company. These tests were undertaken on the staffs who were employed in the company. The equipment which has been used in the company were also experimented. The testing process seemed to be a tough one but at the end of the tests, the results were found to be in favor of the company. eCOGRA has been continually supporting the tests which have been conducted by the teams. eCOGRA has confirmed that these tests are useful in checking whether the casino applicant has been strictly following the guidelines mentioned in the association.
The guidelines which are mentioned above were implied by various experts of evaluation and compliance in order to make sure that the players are protected by various policies and other anti-money laundering policies. eCOGRA wished the recipient of the award, Trident Entertainment Group as they have been successful in implementing honest gambling measures. This seal has been successful in identifying the active online gambling and online casino participants who are reputable and honest towards maintain a perfect gambling experience throughout the world. The first goal of this seal is to make sure that players are protected by making sure that fair game is played. This can be ensured by selecting the operators who comply with the terms and regulations. Such operators are tested and verified and are honored with the award. Some common factors include, responsibility of the operator, and timely payment made to the winners of the games and treating all players with due respect.
The main theme of this award is to make sure that the consumers are aware of such genuine gambling operators. Nowadays the consumers and players are requested to verify the online gambling services providers and check whether they are awarded with an award such as the eGOGRA. This award is useful in helping the consumers to decide whether the platform they have decided to gamble is safer or not. This helps the consumers gain a successful gaming experience. eCOGRA is a non-profitable organization. They also have staffs who are well qualified and experienced professionals from London. They make sure that there are finite numbers of online casinos available which are safe and secure. This has resulted in the protection of the player’s rights and gaming experience in the online casino. The Trident Entertainment Group maintains a virtual gambling in various premises. They make use of Microgaming software which is useful in maintaining good relationship between the players and the operators. They are also operated directly under the regulations of the commission.
The Valentine’s Day fever has reached the casinos. This was made clear when the InterCasino announced its latest promotion; the Love is in the Air promotion. In this promotion everyone will have a chance to win a romantic city break in different spots, but only four will win this prize, while the rest of the contestants who didn’t win this grand prize, will have the chance to win of the consolation gifts. As for how will this promotion go, it will be held by lucky draws on the course of four weeks? To enter this promotion, the player has to wager at InterCasino, and then you will be eligible to be a part of this lucky draw.
In order to qualify, the player has to enter the bonus code that he will get after depositing 25 dollar minimum. And he will keep earning more entries in this lucky draw each time he does a 25 dollar deposit, without any roof for the number of entries. And of course, at the end of each week, all of these entries will be put into the lucky draw and one winner will be chosen. As for the consolation prizes, twenty contestants will win casino credit of 50 dollars.
Promotions from InterCasino
And that’s not all, as there is another side of the Love is in the air promotion that InterCasino is holding. This promotion states that the players who are going to bet on any of the specified Cryptologic slots will win a bonus of 10 dollars each time they win 100 cash back points, with a maximum roof of 100 dollars per week. These specified Cryptologic slot machines include Doctor Love, Horns and Halos, Love bugs and Naughty Crosses.
Back to the first side of the promotion, we mentioned that winners will go to romantic city breaks. As for the specifications of these packages, they are worth 2000 dollars each and it includes the flight expenses. It includes a 3 night accommodation in a 4 star hotel, and also includes transfers for two persons. And the winner will have a choice to cash in this prize to 70% of its value. And this amount of cash has to be wagered one time before it is eligible to be cashed out from the casino.
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These city breaks are divided into 4 difference spots. The first one is going to be in Venice, one of the top romantic cities worldwide with its very famous gondola rides in its waters. The second city break will be in Istanbul. Istanbul lies between Asia and Europe, which makes it able to combine the beauty of the two continents together. The third week’s winner will go to Spain, south of Spain to be exact in a city called Seville. It is famous for its vibrant and amazing nightlife. And lastly, the fourth winner will be sent to Marrakech, where acrobats and circus people are all over the streets.
Cyrprus Online Gambling
In this article we are going to discuss the book that was written and released by the former minister of finance of the Cyprus government, Charilaos Stavrakis. He wrote this book in order to explain the details of the secret political and lobby action that helped in derailing his tries to make online gambling illegal in Cyprus. It also shows the maneuvering carried out by such lobbies in order to make his proposal fail or at least postponed.
He said that MPs tried their best by using false arguments, economic and legal, in order to derail his proposal, and in order to make it postponed and not to be approved by the ministry and Cabinet of finance. And Stavrakis also said that the quality of the discussions in the parliament was very mediocre. And that it made it very clear that all they wanted is to stop him from reaching his goal.
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Charilaos Stavrakis also says in his book that by the time the ministry was doing its research to study the available options, the Parliament as well, on its own started to look and examine the problem of illegal gambling. And he added that the thing that didn’t help his bill project was the fact that online gambling supporters were advertising the idea of regulating the online gambling market. They were supporting this idea because they said it would bring in millions in the form of tax money. But he commented on these numbers by saying that the numbers were mere estimations, and exaggerated ones at that. He also added that even in that case, the social and ethical problems that online gambling produces is far more dangerous and isn’t worth the millions of taxes.
Then Charilaos Stavrakis started to talk about the bill that his ministry prepared. This bill banned all types of online gambling and illegalized it. And it creates one independent authority that would have the right to regulate all kinds of gambling and betting in Cyprus, whether land based or online. He was then approached by a lot of representatives of both Cypriot and foreign companies who listed their ideas and they needs. One of them, without mentioning his name, was a former Cypriot minister.
Although the fierce resistance made by a lot of businessmen in the online gambling market that would lose a lot of money as a result of this ban. But he said he stood his grounds and supported his bill and proposal and he submitted it to the Parliament because he believes in what he is doing.
He finished it by saying that he was very hopeful that the bill would be accepted. This hope came from the fact that it was approved by the Cabinet and ministry and was heavily discussed. But that’s wasn’t the case at all, with the fierce resistance and disagreement. The bill I still being discussed and there isn’t any signs that indicates when will it be approved, or if it is going to be approved.
Arcade Game Free Slots
There are new additions to the arcade game section of Playtech. Although these games’ ideas are not that new, but the visual effects and the way of its presentation is very novel and interesting. These two games are the Wheel of Light and Medusa’s Gaze. Both of these games are already on a lot of online casinos operated by Playtech, such as Casino Tropez.
Starting with the Wheel of Light, it has some resembles in its concept to another Playtech game called Spin A Win. As for its details, it has a large wheel which consists of 31 numbers, starting from 0 to 30. With a large variety of wagers, as for the exact number of the wager, it gets placed on a number of the 31 numbers on the wheel. With having the high bet covering from sixteen to thirty and the low bets veering from one to fifteen. As for the number zero, a player can only win if he puts his wager exactly on it. And as for the color wager, it is placed on a color from four different colors. And of course, like any other wheel game, the Even bets include all the even numbers and Odd bets are the opposite.
The second game being introduced in the arcade game section of Playtech, is Medusa’s Gaze. It is based on Medusa from the Greek mythology, where it’s believed that looking upon her gaze would turn any human being to a statue made of stone. While it’s not the first time Medusa has been used in online slots, but it’s the first time for her to be introduced in the middle of an arcade game.
As for the details of the game itself, it presents Medusa in the middle of a circle and having four different circular sections circulating around her with 8 radial divisions which results in twelve paylines. The player will have the ability to set his wager with a minimum of 0.2 credits up to 500 credits. And it contains different tile colors; each color has its own value. For example the red tiles range from 0.1 up till 150, and they exists at the bottom. As for the higher value tiles, they exist at the top and they range from 4 up to 10,000. And there is a wild tile, which is the white colored one; this one can be substituted with any tile.
And to add to the theatrical effect of Medusa, each winning tile vanishes after being turned into stone, this occurs after every payout. The rest of the tiles starts falling into the middle of the circle and takes the place of the recently disappeared tiles. After each payout, the stakes are multiplied and increased by the amount of one, while the user doesn’t get charged for any extra fees or stakes. The player will only get charged for more stakes when the user wants to play again after a spin that didn’t get him any successful combinations.
Find Best Casino in Las Vegas
For those who like to have a flutter at the casino Las Vegas is always a tempting destination due to its reputation for grandeur, luxury, excess and indulgence. Once you have decided you want to visit Las Vegas it is hard to know where to start with picking a hotel to stay at. Many casinos also have hotel rooms so that you can easily combine your desire to gamble with your desire to stay in a top class hotel. The best places offer all kinds of services to their guests, including free shuttle services to and from the airport, complimentary drinks, and amazingly attentive customer service which still isn’t intrusive.
Most visitors to Las Vegas want to take a walk along the Strip to experience the hustle and bustle of the area, along with seeing the lights and displays that are such a feature of this area. Many casinos in Las Vegas have particular themes so that you feel wrapped in the atmosphere of whichever theme you choose. You can take your pick from the likes of The Luxor, with its Egyptian theme, The Excalibur, with a medieval theme, Circus Circus, which unsurprisingly has a circus theme, or for a really romantic getaway you could choose The Bellagio, which has gondolas surrounding the hotel and provides exquisite dining options to go with its Italian theme.
Once you have finalised your choice of hotel and casino you will then become lost in the array of games available to play at each and every casino. Almost all casinos offer everything from video slots and video poker, to blackjack, poker, roulette, keno, craps and many, many others.
Another great advantage to holidaying in Las Vegas is that there is plenty to do in the surrounding area if you want a break from the glitz and glamour of the casinos. You really only need to travel the distance of a stone’s throw to find yourself in great parkland offering numerous walking trails and mountain biking opportunities. There is so much to see and do in the area you’ll soon find you are planning your next trip to give you time to fit in all the things you missed the first time!
Las Vegas Sands Showing Signs of Bounce Back
The Owner and CEO of LVS Group Las Vegas Sands has announced earlier this week that he has set out a very good possibility for a financing plan to recommence hotel and casino projects in both the US and Macau.
There were several projects on the go before the financial crisis began last year. There was a project in that was started in Pennsylvania, another in Las Vegas, and 2 major projects in Macau. All 4 were put on complete hold when the stock began to drop drastically and the economy overall was facing a recession.
All of the projects coming to a complete halt resulted in over 10,000 job loses throughout the US and Macau.
CEO- Sheldon Adelson says that he is confident that all the planned projects will come back to life, resume, complete and be successful ventures all in the very near future.
Adelson himself has been largely affected by the downfall of his company and his wealth. He was previously the 3rd richest man in 2007 with a net worth of 28 Billion US Dollars, he is now considered to be worth 3.4 Billion Dollars, which isn’t bad but doesn’t scale in comparison to two years prior.
It is not clear exactly what will be done to get the financial help that is needed to re-start the projects and get them moving again. But analysts are thinking that the LVS Corp will likely have to sell off some part of the project in Macau or some of the retail land there.
The Las Vegas Top 50
Those that thought they were getting a review of the best restaurants or places to visit in Las Vegas are largely mistaken. The most recent Vegas top 50 list is nowhere close to a list on where to go, in fact this newest list is privy only to law enforcement and holds the names of Las Vegas’ most prolific hookers that walk and work the Las Vegas strip.
So much for making prostitution legal in the city of lights, entertainment and action, Las Vegas police have developed a list of the 50 most popular and wanted hookers that they are trying to catch and imprison as part of a new street cleanup effort entitled VETO which stands for Vice Enforcement Top Offenders .
Most of the women on the list are under 30 years of age and have been previously arrested for random crimes such as loitering; stealing, and trespassing and some already have previous charges of prostitution. The unfortunate problem with this is that the issue is a huge problem with Las Vegas as a whole not only the area concentrated on by this program which is the strip of famous hotels and entertainment.
These 50 females have been banned from all hotels on the strip and have a warrant out for their arrest. Las Vegas is attempting to clean up their city one step at a time and many are agreeing that strip is a good place to start in order to spread the message to those aspiring to end up there.
Wynn Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas
The Wynn hotel and Casino in Las Vegas maybe the next backdrop for a new sports series called Survive and Advance which will be hosted by former basketball coach Bob Knight and cohosted by sports analyst Billy Packer.
The funny thing about all the hype is that while this show is being recorded at one of the swankiest hotels in Las Vegas there will no gambling focus whatsoever involved with these programs. The show will air five separate one hour episodes and will not be taped in any area of the casino that shows any type of gambling nor will it take place in any location that sports gambling and betting occurs in.
While this show will center on the NCAA the promise remains that gambling will not at all have any light in relation to any discussion on the sport and the Wynn will simply be there to stage a beautiful backdrop.
It seems that the NCAA has had issues with gambling in the past and it is not a good idea to have a show like this even if it would just tempt young college students and athletes to place a bet. There seems to be an inconsistency with the zero gambling rules that the association holds and the idea of having a show like this run out of the Wynn in Las Vegas.
This show will run during March Madness which falls in line with Spring break for college students throughout the US. The students often head to Las Vegas for the break and many place a wager on their favourite team at the time!
New Years in Las Vegas
If you plan to be in the Vegas area within the next week you may wanting to consider staying in Vegas the night of New Year’s Eve as the evening promises to be filled with excitement and many wonderful and entertaining events for almost anyone to choose from.
Las Vegas usually attracts about 200 to 300 thousand visitors to the city to bring in the New Year and watch the ball drop. This year is likely to be a smaller number than recent years as travel and tourism have been heavily hit industries with the withering economy. However if you are coming to sin city, here are a few things you may find fun the night of New Year.
If you are looking to party on the streets there will be a strip long fireworks display and party. The street will be dressed up and all are invited to party along with music and entertainment as fireworks rain from the sky.
Another option will be heading out to enjoy the Liberace concert that will only cost you under $20 per ticket. Come ready to enjoy the wonderful sounds of the conductor and the musicians. For a concert that is sure to satisfy even the most elite taste.
For those that enjoy only the A-list nightlife the newest addition to the Vegas scene is XS in the Encore which is the new Wynn hotel at the north end of the strip. The party is sure to be filled with all the world’s biggest socialites and tickets start at 100 dollars a pop.
If these events don’t sound too appealing, don’t worry. There will more than handful of celebrities in the city throwing several parties throughout different locations. And make your restaurant reservations early because most hot spots are sure to be filling up!
Garden of the Gods Bears Generous Promotions
Caesar’s Palace is one of the most famous hotel and resorts that the city of Las Vegas has to offer. It was previously an exclusive location, where only the most affluent individuals stayed, but now Caesar’s Palace is opening itself up to the regular folks across America with brand new, affordable vacation packages.
The focus of the hotel’s packages is Caesar’s gorgeous Garden of the Gods pool. This beautiful location consists of waterfalls and towering pillars, making for one of the most refreshing experiences you’ll find in the City of Las Vegas. The Garden of the Gods has recently been expanded to 5 acres, and is one of the most gorgeous poolside locales around.
Packages start at just $110. They include Classic accommodations, which unfortunately do not come with all of the bells and whistles of hotel suites – but who needs that when you’re spending all of your time by the pool?
These incredible packages also include pool credits, which can be used to food, drinks and cabanas. So, you can leave your wallets in the hotel room, as your package fees promise to take care of all your expenses for you!
Available dates are going quickly, so be sure to book your Garden of the Gods package soon. The new expansion is a landmark in the history of Caesar’s palace and you don’t want to miss the summer-long celebration for its opening.
PayPal Taps the Gambling Market
Unlike credit cards, PayPal only charges the consumer around three percent per transaction conducted online. For the online gambler, that gives the player more value for their money as many credit cards will take an eight percent share. PayPal isn’t just for Ebay anymore, as around fifteen percent of their business now comes from online gambling transactions around the world.
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Nevada finally passed their state legislature for gambling online and licensing of online gambling web companies. There is still a lot of red tape to get through, but Nevada is getting very close to finalizing everything with online gambling in their state.
Online gambling is all over the internet net but some of it isn’t for real money. In fact, there are a lot of games such as Yahoo’s online blackjack, which sees big numbers daily as people flock around to play one of their favorite casino card games.
Internet Gambling Approved by the Virgin Islands
The US Virgin Islands are geared up and ready to bring internet gambling into their region. The territory is slated to gain approval or to bolster support making a great opportunity for investors. The bill is sponsored by Almando Liburd along with other senators. This is the perfect solution as the US Virgin Islands are hurting for money right now. The government of the territory has accumulated nearly one billion dollars in debt to the United States. With the new online gambling laws, the Virgin Islands will be able to get 10% for the government each year.
Plans are in place to also contribute a portion of the proceeds to education in the territory. This comes on the heels of Nevada having its online gambling laws pass which puts an equal tax on online casinos and Nevada land based casinos.
The Virgin Islands is also looking to take the lead in offshore online gambling for the US as the press ahead for this potentially lucrative legislation.
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Dania Jai Alai has been seeing some very interesting growth in popularity. Obviously the owners of the Jai Alai Frontons were expecting some excellent results. So far the jai alai frontons in Orlando, Ocala and Dania Beach are finding terrific response with the combination of poker, pari-mutuel betting and now with news of the sport being closed because of illegal gambling in the Philippines, many of that country’s top players are now migrating to Florida to participate as league players.
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Online Gambling News from the UK. Several of the British groups associated with online gambling are moving their businesses to locations based offshore. The online gambling companies have found that the UK has no plans for putting regulations into place until possibly as late as next year. Currently, the review body in charge of regulations for gambling in the UK are being pressured into taking a good look at the regulations and possibly changing the very outdated rules.
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