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Online Casino news from the 27th to the 31st of May 2010, articles about General Gambling News, Casino Games, Gambling Law & Society News

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May, 2010

June offerings from Microgaming include World Cup game

Two new video slots and an addition to the prestigious Gold Series in latest offerings Online gambling software provider Microgaming marks the start of the football World Cup championship in South Africa this (June) month with a new 5 reel, 30 pay-line video slot with a big game theme t...

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A noteable date in online gambling

Three reasons why June 1st is significant for internet gambling Norwegian online players at UK gambling group Ladbrokes recently received a notification that government restrictions on internet gambling through the financial system was imminent, and that credit cards from Norway could not be accepted for online gambling by Norwegian banks. The move in this...

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A worrying number of stolen gaming accounts

Taking more care on the internet is essential, says Symantec The internet protection provider Symantec has revealed that it has uncovered a staggering 44 million stolen gaming accounts, all validated by a Trojan called Trojan.Loginck that was being distributed to infected computers. According to Symantec’s blog, the server that housed these stolen accoun...

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Online gambling in Australia under the spotlight

Wide reportage across the mainstream media on Productivity Commission conclusions The weekend has seen a surge in mainstream reportage on internet gambling in newspapers across Australia; most of it related to the conclusions reached by the government's Productivity Commission . The report has broadly suggested that the reg...

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Estonia issues third gambling licence

Triogames gets the nod. The Baltic state of Estonia, which recently commenced regulating and licensing online gambling operators has named its third licensee. Triogames has been given the Estonian Tax and Customs Board's nod of approval to operate online casino games and an online lottery unde...

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Target reached for UK problem gaming fund

$5 million donated by gambling companies The GREaT Foundation problem gambling charity in Britain, which is funded by voluntary contributions from the gambling industry, has announced that its 2010 target of GBP 5 million has been achieved. The target was set by the government’s Responsible Gambling Strategy Board amid hints that failure to contribute co...

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Expansion plans for Philweb

Philippines company wants to more widely capitalize on its successful e-Games Café product The Philippines internet group Philweb says it has plans to expand the success of its Pagcor e-Games Café online gambling product into Vietnam, Laos, Saipan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, East Timor and Nepal. President Dennis Valdes expects the product’s performance to...

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American Gaming Association still lobbying hard

US land casino trade association invested almost $430 000 in Q1/2010 According to mandatory filings regarding its quarterly lobbying expenditure, the American Gaming Association, a trade group representing the interests of US land casino operators, invested a further $430 000 in government lobbying in the first quarter of 2010. Reporting on the expenditur...

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EU urge for legal harmony - fast response from Brussels (update)

EU Ministers agree on definition of ‘illegal gambling’. The call by the Spanish EU Presidency earlier this week for member nations to come together and frame a common definition for ‘illegal gambling’ has been answered with unusual speed by Brussels politicians. According to the publication EuroActiv, ministers have already...

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Concern over internet ID fraud

Latest Verisign study finds 11 percent of UK users have been victims of fraudsters If you’re using the Internet you need to take sensible precautions and be constantly on the alert for phishing and fraudsters, warns online infrastructure services provider VeriSign, which this week released the results of its latest internet safety study. The US company’s...

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Conference time

The early bird…. It may only be taking place between October 19-21 this year, but the organizers of the 2010 EiG expo and onference report a brisk trade in registrations as delegates exploit a Super Early Bird rate that can save up to Euro 330 for this must-attend European industry event in charming Copenhagen. Last year EiG was attended by over 140 CEOs...

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Illegal gambling operation busted in the Phillipines

Live gambling over the internet activity alleged as 7 arrests made Police in Manila, Philippines have busted an illegal online gambling operation in which live dealers interacted with Internet players of casino games. Seven arrests – three Filipino women croupiers and four Koreans - were reported by the police, who raided a Manila video streaming apartmen...

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Virgin Casino launch "Noah's Ark"

New Wagerworks game is based on a popular land slot Virgin Casino launched the Wagerworks-developed online slot Noah's Ark as the week closed. Based on a highly succe...

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$1.8 million jackpot won at Party Casino

Horseman collects $1.8 million jackpot, and another player gets a Maserati Online gambler ‘Arkry222’ is probably still celebrating his good fortune after hitting a $1.8 million slots jackpot win at Party Casino.com earlier this month. The 48-year-old player, who works on a horse ranch, w...

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Total ban on promotion of online gambling

Swaziland PM reminds state-owned media that gambling advertising is a no-no. Managers at government-owned media companies were rebuffed when they tried to lift a blanket ban on promoting or reporting on activities such as gambling, smoking or alcohol this week. The ban, which affects the state lottery, broadcasting and television activities and governme...

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Playtech have a good year

Chairman addresses AGM Addressing the company's annual general meeting in London today (Thursday), Playtech plc chairman, Roger Withers, said he was delighted to report another year of growth and progress by the company. "In 2009 the company saw gross income rise by 23 percent to Euro 137.3 million and revenues by 3 percent to Euro 114.8 million," Withers...

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French online gambling license application from Microgaming

Major internet gambling software provider teamed with 888 in two of its applications Veteran online gambling software provider Microgaming has announced the submission of three significant operator applications to the National Regulatory Authority of the French online gambling market the ARJEL, two of which are in collaboration...

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Klub8 Casino to close it's doors

Klub8 Casino to close its virtual doors end June After an operational life of around 2 years, the management at Klub8, a Playtech-powered online casino and poker room, has advised players that it is to close at the end of June this (2010) year. The notification did not provide any reasons for the closure, but it is known that the enterprise involved Cura...

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iStore quest for William Hill

UK gambling group the latest to go for a mobile app. The latest major online gambling group to seek an Apple iStore presence is UK gambling giant William Hill, which has submitted an application to Apple to make available a downloadable predictor app. in time for the football World Cup in South Africa next (June) month. The app. will allow customers to ma...

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Legal compensation claim by Stanleybet

Gambling company claiming Euro 1.5 billion in compensation from Italian government Fed up with what it calls continuous challenges by the Italian government to its market access in that country, the retail fixed-odds betting company Stanleybet International has launched a legal compensation claim for Euro 1.5 billion against the government of Italy. The c...

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