August, 2010

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$4.1 million jackpot won

Microgaming licensee reports major jackpot hit on Mega Moolah Summertime progressive slot. The Casino Rewards online casino group reports that during the last 48 hours one of its players hit the Mega Moolah Summertime progressive slot for $4 170 128 a...

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Alberta gambling revenues comparable to energy revenues

Gambling revenues are fuelling Alberta’s government, with income comparable to both oil and gas. Residents in the Alberta province of Canada like to gamble, and to a lesser extent enjoy throwing back the odd alcoholic beverage, it appears from recent survey results published by the National Post newspaper this week. So much so, that revenues from gambling (...

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Online gambling in South Africa: Is it legal? (update)

Not until our appeal has been heard, says Piggs Peak owners The Gauteng Gambling Board's claim that online gambling is illegal in South Africa following a judgment in the North Gauteng High Court last week continues to generate discussion and argument in the country. The Business Day newspaper reported Friday that contrary to...

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Canadian online gambling - Prince Edward Island interested (update)

Prince Edward Island mulls involvement to raise revenues The finance minister for the Prince Edward Island region in Canada says the government is considering joining the Atlantic Lottery Corporation's initiative to bring online gambling to its residents. Finance Minister Wes Sheridan told the CBC that a market estimated at around $50 million was available...

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Greeks plan to regulate online gambling

Government has started consultative process Predictions earlier this year by OPAP chief exec Ioannis Spanoudakis that the Greek government would regulate online gambling appear to have been right on the money, according to a MarketWatch report this week. The publication reports that the Greek government started public consulta...

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Tax break for Betfair passed (update)

Tasmanian opposition party supports government's deal with online gambling giant. Despite opposition from the Green Party , a Tasmanian government proposal to give online betting giant Betfair a A$6 million tax break has been passed in the Lower House, thanks to support from the official Opposition Liberal Party. ABC reports t...

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US Online gambling tax bill still stuck in Committee

But Representative McDermott is pushing to get his tax bill marked up A Congressional bill that could raise billions of dollars in state and federal revenues through the taxation of a legalised online gambling environment in the United States remains stuck in committee, but author Representative Jim McDermott is pushing hard to get it marked up in time to get...

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Real money action on the iPhone from Supercasino

Casino ties into live roulette show on UK interactive television Online and interactive television gambling group NetPlayTV has announced the launch of its new Supercasino app for iPhone, which is now available from the Apple App Store. The app permits both play-for-free and real money action, and was designed by NetPlay in collaboration with specialist firm M...

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Insurance fraud indictment for online gambler

Accused faces nine counts of fraud with $1.9 million involved A former insurance agent in New Jersey has been indicted for allegedly defrauding nine clients out of more than $1.9 million to feed his online gambling habit, reports the IFA Web News Daniel J. Trolaro (34) of Oakland was a licensed insurance producer, securities dealer and certified financial p...

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New Rival Slot Doo-Wop-Daddy-O

Doo-Wop-Daddy-O is based on American 1950's culture Rival Gaming’s latest online slot is appearing on licensee sites this week, titled Doo-Wop-Daddy-O. The 5 reel 20 pay-line i-slot is based on American pop culture of the ‘fifties and has more than a tou...

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ISP bans monitored by Digital Rights Group

Requiring ISPs to ban online gambling operators appears to be the weapon of choice for enforcers. The growing use of pressure on Internet Service Providers to block online gambling sites in Europe has been noted by the European Digital Rights group in an article at: http://www.edri.org/edrigram/number8.16/gambling-websites-blocked-isp-europe. The group comm...

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What's Harry Reid's position on US internet gambling?

More speculation on which way the influential Nevada politician will jump The Reno Gazette created a ripple of headlines across the media this week with an article on the internet gambling position of influential Nevada politician and US Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. The article quoted a number of land gambling executives perturbed at what they see as...

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Strong first half results for Playtech

Performance enhanced by launch of new networks and recent licensee wins, and a move to the main list anticipated. Online gambling software provider Playtech plc has announced strong first half 2010 results for the six months ended 30 June 2010. Financial highlights include: * Gross income* up 31 percent to Euro 87.9 million (2009: Euro 66.9 million) *...

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Playtech flash software launch for Betfair

August date for new casino software implementation The Betfair online casino software deal with Playtech (see previous InfoPowa reports will come to fruition at the end of August with the launch of the latter’s new Flash-based product, the two companies announced this week. Playtech has provided Betfair's internet casino software in download format since No...

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Inspired Gaming meets all Italian requirements

Inspired Gaming meets all AAMS requirements Server Based Gaming specialist Inspired Gaming has announced that it has met all Italian market VLT requirements set by regulator L’Amministrazione autonoma dei monopoli di Stato (AAMS). The firm claims that it is only the third company to achieve this standard, which enables it to deploy its Open VLT platform in the...

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Online gambling decision in South Africa to be appealed (update)

Piggs Peak operator will challenge the 'where internet gambling takes place' finding The operator of the Piggs Peak online casino in Swaziland, Casino Enterprises, has reacted to yesterday's judicial ruling that in the online environment gambling takes place at the physical interaction point The ruling, by Judge N.B. Tuchten i...

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Top affiliate dies

CAP founder Lou Fabiano was controversial but played a significant role in the affiliate marketing sector The founder of Casino Affiliate Programs and a top affiliate marketer, Lou Fabiano (47) has died in a Florida Intensive Care Unit only days before his birthday. Fabiano, who had a heart condition, succumbed to pneumonia, it is understood, leaving his wi...

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A leopard never changes it's spots!

'Heroes' something of a misnomer for this outfit? InfoPowa readers will recall the trials and tribulations of a Casinomeister player with a little-known online casino bearing the unlikely title of 'Heroes Casino.' In a long running fight last year over a $3...

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Swedish responsible gambling tool to be used by Finns

PlayScan important as RAY moves into online gambling sector Raha-Automaattiyhdistys (RAY), the Finnish state-owned gambling monopoly which will be moving into the online gambling sector this year is to use the Svenska Spel-developed responsible gambling tool PlayScan, says the company's gaming operations executive Janne Perakyla...

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Backgammon players get more rewards

Play65 launches new VIP package Online backgammon fans playing on the Play65 site now have their own incentives-based VIP Club, claimed by the management as the first to be offered in the backgammon sector. Introduced after consultations with Hybrid Interaction, the VIP Club rewards member with points based on their game activity, with the points redeemable...

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